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Member of the Month: February

Rachael Archer - Tuesday, March 07, 2017

A huge congratulations to our Member of the Month for February, Fiona! 

Let's get to know Fiona...

Q1: Please tell us a little about yourself (work/study/etc)

I have worked in human services for the past 20 years, working in the areas of child protection, youth justice, alcohol and drug counselling and detox and State Government program development. I have a Bachelor of Social Science, Graduate Diploma in Counselling and Masters in Social Work. 

I have trained in yoga and yoga therapy, where I gained a lot of insight into yoga and trauma and I now use this approach in my private practice. It helps me to work with people who have experienced trauma and complex trauma. I am very inspired by people's resilience and ability to survive through very difficult experiences, and the trauma yoga offers a whole new approach in helping facilitate change and offering choice to someone's life. 

Q2: Was there a particular "snap point" for you that made you want to start training?

In 2016 I hurt my back and was in a great deal of pain for several months. I also had very limited mobility and as a result, I put on weight and was very unhappy. My family is also going through a great deal of stress and I just needed to find something for myself to improve my health and wellbeing. 

Q3: What's been the biggest thing you've learnt from training at MP?

I have learnt so many things. If I commit to myself, I know that Luke and the group will be right beside me - they're not giving up on me. I guess what I'm saying is, accountability! If I'm prepared to be accountable to myself, I will succeed. 

Q4: What's your favourite exercise to do and why?

Not sure if I have a favourite, but I do like butterfly sit ups. It's probably the one I'm good at! 

Q5: What's your advice for anyone thinking about starting an exercise or nutrition program? 

Be clear about your goals. What is it that you really want out of it and why? When you make that very specific, it's amazing the things that will surface. I am in my first Transformation Challenge and it has been great. My ability to stay in sessions has increased. When I started with Luke, I was doing 2-3 sessions a week and now I am confident doing 5 sessions and can maintain my level throughout the session. I am feeling more focused and motivated. 

Q6: What do you enjoy most about training at MP?

The group environment. It really does feel like you have created a family or community of people and we all support and encourage each other. It feels great.

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We are so incredibly proud of Fiona and all of the effort she brings to her training. 

She is a ray of sunshine and always so supportive of her team mates. 

As mentioned, Fiona is currently doing our ICE Program and the Transformation ChallengeShe has implemented the steps of Metabolic Precision really well and has made some amazing lifestyle changes - and the results are showing!  

Well done, Fiona, and congratulations for being our Member of the Month!

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