If you read my blog regularly and have participated in #ActiveApril you would have heard about Strong Healthy Women under the direction of Peta Gillian. Today, I’m introducing three lovely ladies who are ‘Wellness Warriors’. I asked each of them what being a ‘Wellness Warrior’ meant to them and you can read their responses below.
I love that these ladies have come to Fitness and Healthy lifestyles during Midlife and are great ambassadors for showing that it is never too late to start.
When I attended the SHW class I felt immediately comfortable and everyone was so welcoming. Julie Anne was my ‘buddy’ and looked after me during the session. I love the idea of a ‘buddy’ system because it can be daunting walking into a new group and not really knowing how it all works.
Wellness Warriors make Strong Healthy Women
What does being a Wellness Warrior mean to you?
To live the healthiest and best life I can through exercise, healthy eating and healthy mind. To be a positive role model for family and others. To be part of a very supportive community and embrace all that life has to offer.
Being a Wellness Warrior means that I am living the best life I can by continuing with my healthy journey. That means I make the right choices for myself regarding my eating and exercise habits. Not only supporting myself, family and friends but our wonderful community of like minded ladies. I enjoy sharing my story with new SHW members to encourage them to make changes to their lives also.
Being a warrior is someone who is prepared to train, practice and fight for what they believe in , protect and enable others to be free and safe. As a Wellness Warrior I am training to be the best version of me through exercise , lifestyle change healthy food choices and association of like minded people. I have to fight against negativity of others and my own self to become better . As a warrior is not about self but about protecting /defending others: I want my journey to be an example of possibilities, to enable and strengthening others, to walk alongside others to encourage
Why I love the Strong Healthy Women program
Firstly, although I love to promote SHW, I am not affiliated with them or receive any payment for my opinion.
When I met Peta and her SHW program, I knew I had found someone who was living my dream and who had the same philosophies and passion, as I do, about the importance of keeping fit and active Over 50.
In another life I was a ballet teacher and worked with not only young but mature ladies who wanted to keep fit through tap dancing classes. When I was introduced to the world of fitness again at 50, I would have loved to have been a personal trainer or group fitness instructor and that is what I mean when I say Peta is ‘living my dream’.
I live too far to attend SHW classes however that doesn’t stop me having access to the SHW program. I subscribe monthly and receive weekly Video Workouts plus additional newsletters and access to a private Facebook Group. Peta is always there motivating us even if we don’t attend in person and certainly keeps us accountable.
Strong Healthy Women was a recent finalist in the 2019 Australian Fitness Awards and Peta’s philosophy is not just about getting active but also connecting with others and building a community. Each quarter she holds FREE Ageless Confidence Sessions where you can:
- Discover “Your True Self” and boost your confidence
- Learn quick and easy self-care practices
- Turn your negatives into positives
The next one is scheduled for May 11, so if you are in Brisbane you can find details of the Event HERE
If you would like to know more about becoming a Strong Healthy Woman click on the link and find out how you can Get Active & Healthy