Hi there, I’m Monique.
Muma to my beautiful little girl Gracie Ella, partner to my incredible and crazy boyfriend Dylan, and on a quest to find out what really makes us healthy and happy.
I work with women to make confident, beautiful empowering life change, I do 28 day self experimentations to cut through the noise and get to the bottom of the latest health and wellness trends and philosophies.
For me, being healthy isn’t only about eating broccoli or getting in your 3 X 20mins / week, it’s about so much more. It’s about connecting with your inner voice, moving with ease, feeling fit, being present, addressing cravings, sleeping better, laughing, playing, having fun, being creative and ultimately connecting to our higher purpose. That might sound overwhelming, but it’s not about perfection, it’s about growth. It’s about picking up your higher self from the rock it’s climbed under, dressing it up in some heels and lippy and taking it down town even when all you want to do is wallow in your own grumpiness. It’s about constantly showing up and being open to growth and possibilities and then when we do fuck up, as we sometimes do, it’s about learning and loving and moving on. It’s about having fun, connecting with the beautiful people in our lives and loving with a big warm open heart.
My life has always been focused on performance and utilising health, fitness and nutrition to be the best I can be. Past and present ‘hats’ include professional ballet dancer, fully qualified pilates instructor, executive at an advertising agency, health coach, writer and most importantly Muma to a cheeky little monkey. These roles have meant I need to be extremely disciplined, focused and keep healthy to ensure I’m on top of my game.
In 2014 I was starting to struggle with what my definition of “healthy” was. I was pushing my body to the limit thinking that more exercise would make me feel better; I was eating foods that I thought were good for me; I was crushing it at work at the detriment of my health and all I knew was how crap I was feeling, and how lost I was. So, I started doing my own self experimentation – 28 days at a time – to see if diet or lifestyle changes made me feel, think or move differently. And ultimately to see what made me happier.
Now I’m applying all my knowledge and experience to coach women to feel stronger, be happier and find their own definition of healthy.
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