I HELP REAL PEOPLE LOSE WEIGHT, TRANSFORM THEIR BODIES AND GET HEALTHY & FIT….FOREVER!
A LITTLE BIT ABOUT ME!
I have always loved agile Team sports and I have always moved in and out of the gym - yep over the last 35 years, I've Grape-vined, Pumped, Reeboked, Zumba-ed, OCR'ed, Trailed, Yoga-ed, Netballed, Softballed, Basketballed...you name it, I've done it!
I am an absolute FOODIE and I spent the first 25 years of my working life owning and running restaurants and cafes around Australia - fine dining, through to raw vegan....and everything in between! I've studied Nutrition & Cookery - 2 of the passions that light my fire - and I'm more than a dab hand in the kitchen.
At University I studied Economics and Business, so I've dabbled in Finance and along the way I embraced an exciting career adjunct in Corporate Sustainability - I created programs and initiatives that not only changed the health of workplaces, but I also helped people just like you, make small changes in their daily lives that led to seriously big, long-term personal health gains.
I have been "blessed" with a list of auto-immune conditions as long as your arm, diagnosed in 2010 with both Coeliac Disease and Hashimoto's and most recently with Pyrrole Disorder and Leaky Gut.
I'm nearing 50, so I know first-hand the importance of fueling my body correctly during mid-life, keep my gut super healthy and eating for longevity - trust me, that doesn't mean no flavour...I am all about the party in my mouth when it comes to food!
My compromised immune system is a work in progress and I have spent years experimenting, researching, connecting with Integrated Practitioners and testing everything I can to ensure that I can keep on doing what I love - guiding people just like you to long-term health & fitness!
MY LIFE-CHANGING EVENT
In 2011, a workplace accident saw me layed up in hospital for 3 months with a super-bug infection, thanks to a Registrar with unwashed hands - yep, I learnt the importance of hand-washing thoroughly, the hard way!
After 8 reconstructive surgeries, I was told that I would never regain full use of my left hand and arm. At 41, I was not going to accept that diagnosis, so I embraced a long and painful rehab, every second day with OT's or physios and working at home by myself for up to 5 hours each day to re-mobilise the left side of my body and regain use and range of motion.
After 9 months of hard work, I was released from rehab care, with almost 100% use of my upper left side - my Doctor and her Team were thrilled with the result, but trust me, going from planned amputation to "functioning", took unwavering commitment and a super positive mindset.
My accident changed my life - what I valued, how I worked, what I said yes to, but mostly it made me even more determined to influence as many people as I could, to dig down deep and make the life changes they needed to - I am living proof that if you take daily action, incredibly amazing results on all levels, will come your way!
MY DAILY LIFE
My days are devoted to my partner David and to my beautiful, determined 15 year old daughter, to researching, studying and mentoring with the World Leaders in the Health & Fitness Industry, to the designing of our life farm, to living a more minimalist life and embracing traditional home-steading skills, to supporting local and wider community endeavours & enterprises and of course, to creating & testing new recipe ideas and movement & health practices to share with my family of "jonesers"!
WHY JACK JONES?
I founded Jack Jones in 2008 because after years of "gym-ing" it, I felt there was a gap in the market in Brisbane - I wanted to create a very personal training space that was functionally-based, completely inclusive and to be honest, focused on healthy aging, client-specific fitness and happiness, rather than on looks, competition and instant gratification.
WHY I CAN HELP YOU?
Given my stage in life, I completely understand the pressures each and every one of you face on a daily basis - the long hours at work, the mortgage and rent payments hanging over your heads, the endless school & family commitments, the struggle to cook meals at home, the difficulty to squeeze in some "YOU" time and make exercise happen. I get this, because this is the fast-paced, crazy, over-full life that we all live and I know how stressful it is!
After a decade of Coaching hundreds and hundreds of clients, all living with "buckets" full of stress, I know how to make change happen - I am a habit change specialist and I get results. How? Because I get to know you - from our very first conversation, I want to understand what makes you tick, what lights your fire and why you want change. No matter how small, big or CRAZY your goals, we will work together to make a plan that is manageable, do-able and gets you where you want to be.
I can help you live the life you deserve - please call me today and let's MAKE CHANGE HAPPEN!