B. Teaching/Science, Fitness Professional
Personal Trainer/Group Fitness Instructor/ Body Weight Training Specialist
Executive Assistant/Business Manager, Running Divas
Lydia is a fitness professional whose passion for empowering women to be the best they can be has led her to becoming part of the Running Divas team. She ran her second marathon six months after her second child, so knows what it takes to prepare both physically and mentally for a running event. With over 15 years’ experience in the teaching industry, specialist in body weight training and experience with working closely with women (at many fitness levels), as they reach their running and fitness goals, Lydia brings you some specialised and in-depth strength programs that will take your running to the next level from beginners to ultra-runners.
What does being fit and healthy mean for me?
To me, being fit and healthy is an essential part of my life. If I maintain a healthy lifestyle, all aspects of my life seem to fall into place and when it doesn’t my ability to keep going and push through comes down to not only being healthy physically, but mentally. I am a better, wife, mother, colleague, trainer and teacher when I make sure I make time to maintain my healthy lifestyle, which includes, running, time for relaxation, good nutrition and mindset coaching.
What inspires me?
I gain inspiration from several things, without sounding cliché, I gain most of inspiration from my family, my mother’s strong determination, my husband’s unconditional support to pursue my dreams, the unconditional love from my children and the daily conversations from my close friend, training partner and mentor. But I am also inspired by the everyday stories I have the privilege to hear and read about in the Running Divas community. I am inspired by strong women with big dreams.
What are my passions?
My passions are simple but give me my purpose, these include my children, husband, my love for running and my work with so many amazing women, from my personal training clients to my work with the Running Divas community. These are the things that make me wake each morning feeling excited about what the day will bring. It is an amazing experience to be able to mix your passion with your everyday work. It is just fabulous!