HELLO, MY NAME IS BREE AND I LOVE TO GET PHYSICAL
No, I don’t mean in the Olivia Newton-John fluro leotard and sweatband kinda way, but in the salty, sweaty outdoor adventure kinda way.
Fitness, health and nutrition is something that I’ve always been passionate about. I spent my youth playing netball, waterpolo and waterskiing, my twenties racing triathlon and lifting weights at CrossFit, and my thirties running ultra-marathon distances and committing to a powerful yoga and Pilates practice.
MOVEMENT AND ME? WE’RE IN A COMMITTED RELATIONSHIP
But like all relationships, we’ve had our ups and downs. I’ve won races and also suffered injuries. There’s been smiles and cheers, but also quite a few tears.
Like many fitness enthusiasts trying to be their best, my strategy used to be to go as hard and as fast as I could. Cardio was my best friend and I strived for longer runs, heavier lifts and lots of sweat.
It wasn’t long until my body started to protest. Sprained ankles, a broken wrist, herniated disks, and extreme fatigue started to impact my performance. They were proof that my training was off balance and I needed a new approach.
RESTORATIVE FITNESS & NUTRITION
Cue restorative fitness and nutrition! Instead of running my body to the ground, I started to focus on improving my movement patterns and joint mobility, building core strength, boosting my nutrition and gut health, and introducing meditation. Within a few weeks I was moving better, breathing easier and my lower back pain had disappeared. It’s the reason I can run 100km with a smile on my face!
Today, I’m a qualified yoga, Pilates and fitness instructor and studying to be a nutritionist. I hope to educate, inspire and enhance the health and fitness of others.
My coaching is designed to give athletes that competitive edge through a unique five-module approach:
MY FIVE-MODULE COACHING METHOD
FLEXIBILITY & MOBILITY
Flexibility and mobility are often neglected by athletes. I’ll teach you how to safely stretch muscles, rehydrate fascia and improve joint mobility so you move better, avoid aches and pains and stay in the game for longer.
STRENGTH & STABILITY
Building a strong core and stable joints are two of the most effective ways to improve your form and prevent injury! I’ll also focus on firing up your powerhouse muscles and improving overall muscle tone and definition.
BREATHING & MEDITATION
Champion athletes like surfer Mick Fanning, basketballer LeBron James, and Tour de France winner Cadel Evans all claim that harnessing the power of the mind and controlling the breath are crucial for top performance – I’ll teach you some easy techniques and best practices.
Nutrition is one of the most important parts of training and recovery. I’ll show you how and what to eat to get your body moving better and recovering quicker. My recipes are designed to reduce inflammation, improve gut health, boost vitamin and mineral intake, optimise energy and enhance the function of key body systems.
SLEEP & SELF-CARE
Experts and elite athletes claim that sleep is the most important part of their daily training regime… I totally agree! I’ve got loads of tips, tricks, and advice on how to maximise the quality and quantity of your snooze time so your body functions at its best.
I’ve trained hundreds of athletes in more than 1500 group classes, workshops and personal training sessions, and have seen incredible improvements in each one of them. But don’t take my word for it, take a look at what they have to say.
I wanted to say a big thank you to Bree for a fantastic restorative yoga session at the SLSA National Leadership College. It was the perfect opportunity for our participants to achieve physical, mental and emotional relaxation after an exhausting week at the College. Bree is knowledgeable and passionate about her craft, with an excellent teaching style and personality. I would recommend Bree’s yoga to anyone wishing to improve overall health and wellbeing. Looking forward to our next session with Bree.
SURF LIFE SAVING AUSTRALIA
→ Certificate III in Fitness – FIA Fitnation
→ 200hr registered yoga teacher – Arhanta Yoga Ashram
→ 70hr advanced vinyasa yoga training – Power Living Australia
→ 70hr yin yoga training – Power Living Australia
→ Certified BLACKROLL® myofascial trainer
→ Certified Pilates mat and reformer instructor – Elixr School of Pilates
→ Certified to administer the Functional Movement Screen
→ Bachelor of Food and Nutrition – La Trobe University (In progress)
→ Certified health and lifestyle coach – Institute of Integrative Nutrition
→ First aid and CPR qualified
→ BA in Communications and International Studies – University of Technology
• Ultra Trail Australia (100km x 2, 50km & 22km races)
• Jabulani 22km trail run
• Glenbrook 34km trail run
• Narrowneck 20km night trail run
• Melbourne half marathon
• Blackmores Sydney half marathon
• Glow Worm Tunnel half marathon
• Multiple sprint triathlons
• Hiked to Annapurna Base Camp, Nepal (4130m)
• Summited Volcano Cotopaxi, Ecuador (5897m)
• Hiked the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, Peru (43km and 4200m)