Vicky is the proud owner of Shape Up Mum’s. For the past 5 years she has been a passionate, enthusiastic instructor for SUM, helping hundreds of women develop strong pelvic floor and core control post birth, and jumped at the chance to take over ownership of the business in 2017.
Vicky has always been passionate about health and fitness, but it was her desire to move away from her IT career led to her to retrain as a personal trainer. Returning to exercise after having her own children, the SUM’s philosophy appealed to Vicky as she could attend sessions which were not only safe after child birth, but could assist in recovery after birth, such as helping abdominal separation and also allowed her to bring her children along to the session.
Growing up in chilly England, Vicky loves exercising outdoors with the Shape Up Mums group exercise sessions. She also keeps fit through regular resistance training at the gym, swimming, and running and has been a Yoga devotee for 20 years.
Vicky has 2 beautiful children, Levi (8 yrs) and Mya (6 yrs) and understands firsthand the importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle to keep up with energetic kids.
Vicky is committed to professional development and regularly updates her knowledge and skills. She has recently completed her Matwork Pilates Instructor course and learnt even more the importance of developing and maintaining a strong pelvic floor and core. She aims to end most sessions with some of this Pilates knowledge.
After years of juggling a corporate job with a young family, Min finally decided to pursue a career that she was passionate about but allowed for flexibility.
Min has always loved health and fitness and her goal to work with clients who she could relate to led her to join Shape Up Mums.
Min understands that every mum has different fitness goals and she’s keen to train her clients in a safe but effective manner. “I want my clients to leave class feeling like they’ve had a great workout but not be too sore the next day to pick up their kids”. Her programs combine both cardio and strength training suitable for all levels of fitness.
To stay healthy, Min enjoys morning runs and strength training in her garage. One of Min’s greatest joys is being outdoors with her boys. Whether it’s chasing her kids on scooters or kicking a ball at the park, she sees great benefits in exercising with her kids.
Min has found great satisfaction in working with other mums. “Shape up Mums is unique in that it is tailored purely to the needs of mums. Whether it’s sleep deprivation or an aching body from breastfeeding, we are in the company of others who just understand!”
Linda has always enjoyed doing outdoor activities as she grew up in the farm where lots of running, cycling and all sorts of sports were played. Even after moving to Australia in her early childhood ages she continued her passion of staying active by participating and representing her school in athletics.
Linda ended up in accounting and finance industry which she also has a passion for but after years of juggling a corporate job and raising a small young family she found she missed the active side of life. This is when she became serious about taking on another career choice in fitness.
Linda is aware that a balanced family/work lifestyle is important and staying fit and healthy will help achieve that balance – especially running after those little ones! She is motivated and enthusiastic to share and coach others to achieve their fitness goals
Sam is a devoted wife and mum who is passionate about health and fitness – especially for mums!
Her daughter’s chronic reflux until 4 months lead to everyone being sleep deprived and Sam feeling exhausted. Sleep school techniques got her daughter to sleep, however a strict sleep schedule coincided with Mothers Group timing, so she rarely got to interact socially with other Mums which made her feel quite isolated.
Sam understands how important it is both mentally and physically for Mum’s to take time out of their day to do something for themselves, keep active and get out of the house.
6 years ago Sam decided to get fit and lose the few kilos she was carrying post pregnancy and found exercise was therapy not only for her body but for her mind. As a Personal Trainer, Sam wants to help other mums get out of the house, be active and feel great!
As a child Deanna loved athletics particularly sprinting. In her early 20’s she started group fitness and fell in love with the fitness world, ever since starting that first class, she has made fitness a priority. Deanna now enjoys a mixture of cardio and strength training.
Feeling unfulfilled in her job after having her two daughters she decided it was time for a change and finally work towards something she loves. Deanna enjoys bringing her daughters to outdoor sessions where they can be involved and inspired.
She wants to help mothers achieve their goals in a fun, non judgmental and safe environment.
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