I started with Living Beauty Fitness in 2012 and became Ambassador for Living Beauty in 2015. 2 years ago I came on board as a coach and help women all over Australia and World wide with competition preparation, posing and stage coaching, and lifestyle health and fitness goals.
I have worked in the Fitness Industry since 2007 as a Fitness Professional including personal training and group fitness instruction in gyms. For 11 years I operated a business coaching and choreographing routines for Sports Aerobics athletes at a girls high school, where my teams achieved an Australian National title, placings in the National championships and many first placings in State competitions.
I am passionate about supporting people with their health and fitness goals and love watching them grow physically and mentally, and seeing this translate to all areas of their lives.
Future plans are to once day achieve my Pro Card and to continue to further my study in nutrition and health.
I have always had a love of fitness and health and competed in Sports Aerobics from the age of 13 achieving a National Australian Title and many state titles.
Since training with Living Beauty I have competed and placed in 14 competitions, holding 6 titles across the INBA, ANB, FBME and WBFF.
WBFF – 1st Place 2017/2018
ANB – 1st Place 2016, Overall Bikini 2017
FBME – Overall 2015
INBA – Overall Bikini Model 2013
Master Trainer since 2007
Group Fitness Instructor
Accredited Rehabilitation Consultant
Diploma Nutrition Advisor
Current registration with Fitness Australia
Gemma started with Living Beauty in 2010 and since then has coached and mentored clients around Australia to success. Gemma has a high level of commitment to our clients and also runs face to face workshops with Amelia twice yearly.
What’s an exercise you are working on perfecting right now?
This week I got a PB Clean & Jerk 77.5kg and I was able to get triple unders (where a skipping rope does 3 resolutions per jumps x 65 reps, not consecutive). I also just got PB Squat, Clean & Snatch last week, plus my gymnastics is improved. This shows I am not looking to specialise in any one thing, I like to be well rounded so I feel like any challenge I can give it a go! City to Bay is coming up and it will be my 11th year, so may have to get the runners out for a test run!
Chance is your gorgeous dog you rescued and we love the photos you post of her. How old is Chance now and what is her breed?
Chance is too cute for her own good. Definitely spoilt, very smart and very special. Considering her start in life was something I just can’t even believe could happen and then she had two massive knee surgeries she deserves all the love and she gives it back unconditionally.
Chance turned 4 this year, is a Staffy x Ridgeback and was one of the Lucky 5 from Moorook Animal Shelter.
You also manage a corporate job that sometimes has interstate travel, how do you stay healthy, what training and food do you adopt when traveling?
My work are awesome and made sure we weren’t put out when needing to help nationally. It really wasn’t massive to manage, I loved it!
I found a really awesome grocer that had everything I wanted, and new things to try, but also could just shopped on a break from work and tried to stay in an apartment for cooking. That wasn’t possible all the time so you just try to keep to what you normally do so you don’t feel gross, get sick or run down.
I walked to see places outside of work to make the most of my visits. Like Bonte to Bondi walk which was beautiful.
My gym and other city CBD gyms of its kind all let us passport membership so we don’t need to pay drop in fee’s that can be costly but found because I travelled in warmer weather it was nicer to be outside. I find calling ahead to let them know you are visiting is something that gyms really appreciate and you can get the admin out the way normally so when you turn up you can just train.
Competed in 18 Fitness and Bikini Model Competitions with WNBF, INBA, ANB, NABBA/WFF and IFBB as a Natural Athlete‚ 9 of these competitions being National Level and 9 top 4 placings.
My favourite was my first comp, coming 1st in front of family and friends, having support backstage and really just stepping out of comfort zone and achieving what I set out to do.
So many opportunities have come from competing! And now I can help others achieve goals from a post baby shape up to a competition or their ultimate bride body.