Hi – my name is Jo. I’d like to introduce myself and share with you the journey that led to my starting BodyFlexion Personal Training.
I really enjoy exercise – it gives me confidence and energy.
It keeps me feeling strong, both physically and mentally. During stressful and busy times exercise gives me balance and focus in my life.
I started BodyFlexion Personal Training because I wanted others to feel that confidence, strength, energy and stress release that comes from physical exercise. So I stepped away from the corporate world after 25 years to become a Personal Trainer and Pilates Instructor, and have been training for over 13 years.
In my early teens I found out I had soft cartilages in my knees, I was advised that this would limit what I was able to do – for many years I believed I couldn’t do any activities that involved my legs, and lived my life according to that belief.
Eventually, I sought out and found an amazing personal trainer. Through his training, I realised that I had taken the easy way out, instead of finding exercises that I could actually do, instead of seeking out and learning correct technique, I had decided to sit in my chair and watch telly – much easier!
Exercising is hard work, it requires persistence, practice and patience. And yet exercising is rewarding in so many ways beyond fitness.
I am highly motivated to work with people who are ready to make positive changes to their physical and therefore mental health.
With over 13 years of training and instructing experience, I had had the opportunity to work with a wonderfully varied group of clients – from students, to a corporate woman who gained both strength and confidence along with losing 15 kilos, to a person who was training regularly but needed improvements to his technique to lift stronger. With my passion, personal experience and professional accreditation in rehabilitation I have also been able to train a man with a disc bulge, a woman in a wheelchair who can now walk with the aid of a frame, a 73 year old man who can now sit and stand without any assistance as well as a number of people who work on computers and end up with tight necks, shoulders and backs.
When I left my corporate job, I felt like I had walked, very tentatively to the edge of a cliff and jumped off.
Yes, it was scary. Deciding to leave the safety net was scary, deciding to make the change was even scarier, the actual ‘doing’ of the change was scarier still.
Yet it worked. It took a lot of effort, and still does.
I have succeeded in making the change. I have found an area of work that I love doing – working with clients who want to succeed in making positive changes to their life.
I look forward to hearing from you, and working with you to achieve your goals.
The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitudes.
|Cert III & IV in Personal Training||Training for People with Stable Chronic Conditions|
|Level 2 Pilates Instructor||Pelvic Floor Safe Exercises|
|Working With Children Check||Kinetic Link Training|
|Corrective Exercise Specialist, The Biomechanics Method||MSwing|
Local Business Information including Website Links:
BodyFlexion Personal Training work alongside and support small and local businesses in the East Bentleigh and surrounding suburbs – call or email for further details.
|Physiotherapy||Ormond Physio 481 North Rd. www.ormondphysiotherapy.com.au||9578 6588|
|Dietitian||Jenny Davidson www.refreshdietetics.com.au||Refer website|
|Chiro||About Back Care David Proctor (Brighton) www.aboutbackcare.com.au||0417 160 912|
|Health Food & Nutritionist||HealthWatch Nutrition www.healthwatchnutrition.com.au||Penny 8782 4843|
|Boxing||Brighton Boxing www.brightonboxing.com.au||Johnny 0413 244 614|
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