About Sarah F
I’m an expat Kiwi who has called Melbourne home for almost 8 years. I currently work as a personal trainer with my own business and am undertaking a Diploma of Counselling to expand my current skill set and work with people’s heads as well as their bodies. I’m an Olympic weightlifter with big competitive goals and a lot of love for this sport and my training, but am equally happy binge watching a good series with my burmese cat Graham. I’m a closet introvert who thrives on alone time, feels insanely awkward in social situations and am happiest when knowing exactly what is going to happen and when.
Whilst I may seem to have my shit together now, that’s definitely a very recent development, and it’s taken years and many not-so-great experiences to become someone with confidence in who I am and what I stand for. Over the last decade I’ve discovered that building and developing mental strength and resilience have been a game changer in improving my self-esteem, relationships and the trajectory of my life. Whilst on a mission to get physically strong, I discovered that the key was inside my head, and I became subsequently fascinated by uncovering what makes people tick and how to motivate them to succeed – both in physical training and in other areas of their life. Basically I’m all about being better in all facets of life that matter to me – as a trainer, partner, athlete, friend, and as Graham’s mum.
About Sarah R
I am a former Psychology student currently undertaking a Masters of Counselling. Whilst at uni, I juggle work in retail on the side. Before deciding to return to study, I spent some time in self-discovery mode after experiencing what we may call an identity crisis. Plenty of questions surfaced: Who am I? What am I doing with my life? What even is the meaning of life? As a former chronic people-pleaser, I made the choice to begin living life on my terms. Consequently, many things changed for me. In fact, my life did a complete 180. My former life was gone, my once certain future was now completely unknown, and my current self? Unrecognisable. But one thing remained the same – my desire to help others.
I identify as an introvert and am the appointed ‘Mum’ of my friendship group. I feel best when I am in nature, I spend my spare time recharging at the beach, or on a long walk. Yes – I’m one of those people who likes long walks on the beach. I thrive off deep conversations. I am an advocate for mental health and self-development. But I am also a (slightly) anxious ruminator. If we have ever spoken, I probably still remember that awkward thing I said five years ago. I’m also the one to spill the water at a restaurant. However, more than anything, I feel I was tasked by the universe to help others. So here I am, trying to do just that.