Hello you! Before we jump into the nitty gritty of personal training, online coaching or nutritional support, I’m keen to ask… how do these statements sit with you?
You’ve never experienced personal training or online coaching before. You know you don’t want to go to a gym but you’re just not sure what to do for your fitness and health now.
You don’t feel at home or comfortable in your body anymore and it affects your confidence, across all areas of your life.
Feeling stuck in a rut but don’t know how to break the cycle?
You crave guidance and coaching from someone that is invested in you, and that’s ALL of you, not just the fitness bunny in you.
Looking for a fun and affordable way to get fit, strong and healthy and like the idea of small group training with like minded women?
You’re looking for personal training and coaching from someone who provides a thorough assessment of you and your body.
Who also considers your lifestyle and makes recommendations based on your reality, so that you can become healthier and happier.
So… how many of those hit home?
If you’re like 95% of my clients, then most of them did. And that’s perfect. Because it means you’re in the right place. Welcome.
I’m Sonya, a passionate (and at times fierce!) advocate for women’s health, equality, rights, health at every size and for always leading with kindness.
And yes, I love men too, being a Wife and Mum of two young men, I get just as passionate about men’s health… but my business, she’s all about women.
You see, I accidently created a space for women to work on themselves and their fitness, in my Garage Gym, when I returned to Personal Training following a Breast Cancer diagnosis and treatment. It wasn’t a conscious decision, but it quickly became obvious that it was a bloody good decision!
In my Garage Gym there are no mirrors and no taboo topics.
There are heavy AF bars, dumbbells and kettlebells and there are also light handheld weights, they all get used regularly without judgement. What I have done intentionally is create a space, and a business, that embraces a weight neutral philosophy. I do not run or endorse ‘weight loss challenges or quick fixes’. Instead, I educate my clients on how to stop moralising food, because food is not good or bad, clean or unclean. It’s just food.
We also talk about our body in terms of what it can do and the amazing instrument that it is. Not how it looks. I encourage all women to get curious about their relationship with their body, to recognise and dismantle self-objectification and to work on creating a healthy relationship with their body.
And I’ve done all of this work myself, so I do know it’s not easy!
At 50+ and with over 12 years experience in the fitness industry, I’ve been at the peak of fitness and strength but hated my body because I believed it didn’t look fit enough or strong enough. I was always striving to look ‘better‘ but all I got was more shame and self-loathing. And then I was hit by the Cancer bus. Diagnosed with Breast Cancer at 47, who brought her good friend Menopause along for the ride too.
Today I’m living in the biggest body I have ever had, with scars I thought I would never have. But I am just as strong as I have ever been, physically, mentally & emotionally. And I am proud of, and love and appreciate my body. Grateful for everything it does for me, every single day and because I know that without this body, I would not have this incredible business that allows me to connect with so many women and support them on their health and fitness journey – in person and online.
I contacted Sonya after reading a piece on her blog; her piece was a revelation to me and lead to a re-evaluation of my expectations and goals. Sonya is the real deal – she is knowledgeable, supportive and FUN! Sonya provides more of a holistic experience which encourages the best from me, and I have never felt like a number with her. Sessions have been tailored to accommodate for existing injuries, and Sonya goes above and beyond by offering to communicate with other health professionals.
Personally, there have been countless gym memberships and personal training sessions that haven’t lasted, at last I feel like I’m in the right place. Training with Sonya has been the best decision I’ve made in years! Natasha Miller – Allambie Heights