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Are you doing a good parenting job?

Michael Grose

At the end of two recent parenting evenings I was approached by two mothers asking the same question – ‘How do I know I’m doing a good job as a parent?’
Top question, and one I’d never really addressed directly before.You don’t get a lot of feedback as a mum or a dad to know if you are on track.

Without becoming too technical here’s a rough guide to help you assess if you are doing a good job as a parent.  Ask yourself these questions (by the way, I’m assuming you are meeting kids’ physical needs of food, sleep and the like):


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    Dorothy lost 17kg in 12 weeks!

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    David lost 19 kg in 12 weeks


  • Steve is AMAZING! I had a personal trainer previous to MIKE for four years and then i met Steve and he has me challenged and ready to push myself more than i have ever done before! his training sessions are varied and you never quite know what he has planned next! the feeling after a "Steve" session is euphoric and you are always looking forward to the next one!

    Jess, Client

  • "Steve is personable and has a lot of integrity. Having worked with other personal trainers, I can say that Steve is one of the best."

    Sky, Client

  • "I've been working with Steve for 3 months and have seen amazing results in that time. I have never felt stronger or healthier. Steve is passionate about fitness and it shows through the energy and enthusiasm he brings to every session. His easy going, friendly personality creates a relaxed, comfortable atmosphere. He makes each workout challenging, creative and most importantly, fun! he also places a high value on correct form with each exercise. he motivates me to push past my perceived limits to get results. I have incredible energy, my balance and flexibility have improved immensely and I've got great new muscles. If you are serious about changing your life for the better, Steve will lead you every step of the way.

    Thank you Steve, you are the best!"

    Jenny, Client

  • Steve has been a ongoing support system for me. He has taught me the importance of setting a goal and believing in it. EVERY session is new and exciting; between weightlifting, boxing and metafit my body is always thanking me. He pushes me to lengths that I didn't know I was capable of.

    Sheldon , Client

About me

Having been a soccer player, I learnt very young the importance of training, discipline, nutrition and enjoying what you do in order to get a result.

Before becoming a personal trainer, I studied for four years and completed a Bachelor of Education in health and physical education. This is something I believe pointed me in the direction of personal training.

I was lucky enough to grow up around and train with some amazing world class athletes. They have taught me that nothing is handed to you on a platter! If you have a goal, you need a plan, you need to execute the plan, but most importantly… YOU need to WANT the goal.

Having worked in Australia and overseas as a personal trainer, I have enjoyed watching many achieve their goals. This is a very rewarding job that I absolutely love doing!