I am number two of what is these days considered a large family; I have four siblings and we are all sports fanatics, whether it is rugby, netball, tennis or basketball, we all love to hover round the television watching our teams compete and are not afraid to bring the house down when we win or question the ref when he or she is without a doubt wrong! Both my parents played representative netball and rugby respectively and we have all inherited their competitive instincts and love for sport.
I was educated at Carmel College on the North Shore but spent my final year of school at Baradene College. During that year I played in the Senior Team 1 of both Netball and Volleyball and was also involved in Stage Challenge.
At school I was always drawn towards the sciences, in particular chemistry, but was still unsure of what career path I wanted to follow. Due to my father and Andy McGregor being involved together with St Peter’s College 1st XV, I had the opportunity to spend a day with Andy to help decide if Physiotherapy was what I wanted to study. There was no doubt once 5pm rolled round that this is what I wanted to do and to this day I’m glad I made the decision and thankful that I have been given the opportunity to learn so much from all those at MedStrength.
Recently I completed the Whangarei Half Marathon and will be competing in the Auckland Half Marathon. Hopefully, body willing, I will attempt the Auckland Full Marathon in 2013. I achieved quite a respectable time for my half and felt this is due partly to working at MedStrength and using my knowledge of high intensity strength training to give me great preparation for the run.
With the Auckland Marathon nearing, I’d love to help MedStrength members become more motivated and ready for the challenge that lies ahead.
“The body achieves what the mind believes.”