I am Neel, a Personal Trainer by profession as well as passion. I have been in the Fitness industry since 2013 with a track record of many happy clients.
I have completed Certificate 3 and 4 in Fitness, Level 1 in Boxing, Level 1 and 2 in Kettlebell, Level 1 in Mindset, Level 1 in Mobility, Level 1 and 2 Trx Speciality: Mobility and Posture correction, Special need clients with Chronic Disease, Pre and Post Partum, Training Marathons, Weight Loss Nutritional advice.
I am a mum of a 9 year old boy who suffers from global developmental delay. I came to Australia in 2009 with my husband, when my son who was just 7 months old. I wasn’t always a Fitness freak and an advocate for healthy lifestyle. In fact, I used to work full time in the banking industry and had a very hectic life back in India. I didn’t know anything about healthy lifestyle and even my pregnancy was quite unhealthy, I gained 25kgs!
Soon after I gave birth to my son, my life changed completely. We moved to a new country with no friends or family and when my son turned 1, he got diagnosed with a very very rare metabolic disorder. That’s when my depression started and by the time he turned 2, he got diagnosed with global developmental delay. That was it, I couldn’t take it and I was severely depressed. There were days when I went without food and sleep for weeks and I got so sick that I became incapable of taking care of myself, let alone manage a family.
My parents had to come from India to support me and then one day, my mum said to me, “you have two choices, you live like this forever or you stand up and face it strong”. That was all the push, the pep talk, the motivation I needed to start my journey towards a new & improved life, for myself as well as my family.
So, I joined a local gym! I was so unfit that I couldn’t even walk for 5 minutes on treadmill and the group classes used to kill me. But, the positive thing that came out of that experience was that I started feeling happy after the sessions. I also felt more hungry, which improved my diet and helped me sleep better. I felt more positive, more energetic and I could finally sit and smile with my family. With this new outlook towards life, I could take my son to all the therapist’s with a positive mind.
Through this journey, I realised my passion for Fitness & Healthy Lifestyle and decided to make it my life’s purpose. In 2 years time I finished my course, hoping to help as many people achieve a healthy & happy life as I possibly can because there are many people like me who just need someone to steer them in the right direction.