zshepherd

About me

I'm a new trainer, but don't let my lack of training experience deter you from my services, I have been active and exercising my whole life, learning about fitness and health for years, I just finally decided to pursue it as a career and got my qualification in 2014.

I have been through ups and downs in my own fitness pursuits, when I was 17 I had begun playing Australian rules football, it was a sport I picked up very quickly and had natural ability for, it quickly became my favourite sport and I was extremely passionate about it. But unfortunately injrury struck me and I tore my ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) in my right knee, one of the most important ligaments in the body for sport and exercise. I was out of action for 18 months, being a young person I didn't do very much rehab, I though it would all come back if I just let it heal over time, what a mistake that was... I returned to my footy clubs pre-season and completed it all until the first practice match when I re-injured my right ACL again, I'm now 21 years old and just over 12 months post surgery from the second tear. These injuries have stopped me from playing sport, running around with my friends, and doing my leg exercise for the past 3 and a half years... It has been extremely tough for myself, sport has always been one of the biggest joys I found in life and it has been taken away from me. But amongst it I found out how important exercise is to health, I became unfit in my recovery, became underweight and unhappy with myself physically because of lack of exercise. Now I exercise at least 4 days a week, and look forward to it every time, it has changed my life for the better, I feel better about myself, I'm more confident in every aspect of life because of the benefits of exercise. Health & strength wise. And these are the benefits I wish to share with everybody else!

Services

Expertise

  • Body Transformation
  • Fat Loss
  • Fitness
  • Interval Training
  • Sport Specific Training
  • Strength and Conditioning

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Swap ability praise for effort praise

Michael Grose

In the last few decades, parents in many parts of the world have enthusiastically followed the positive parenting path, constantly showering kids with praise.
But for some, giving praise for a job well done has become a sort of nervous tic:

“You’ve finished your meal. What a guy!”

“That’s the best work I’ve ever seen.”

“You’re such a clever swimming girl.”

Most parents are aware of the importance of praise, but are we going too far? Perhaps, it’s best to consider what kids prefer.

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