Jane Fonda aerobic workouts, and competitive body building in the late eighties, sparked my health and fitness path in Melbourne Victoria.
In 1990 I moved to the Gold Coast, Surfers Paradise, where I worked in gyms and gained experience writing and teaching members their training programs. As the Health and Fitness industry boomed in Australia, a new exciting job tile and career path was created. This led me to become a qualified personal fitness trainer.
My first career highlight happened in 1991, when I trained the movie star Christopher Lambert. He came out to the Gold Coast to star in a movie called Fortress. Christopher was famous for his roles in such movies as Greystroke the legend of Tarzan and Highlander.
To further my career in 1996 I moved to Double Bay in Sydney for a year, and trained high profile clients such as Fashion Designer Alex Perry, and the late Princess Diana, when she stayed at the Ritz Carlton. Having gained a successful reputation in Sydney as a ‘trainer to the rich and famous’ I returned home Main Beach on the Gold Coast, where I specialized in client home workout programs.
In 1997 created a small business called Breath Is Life Productions. Together with my mother we produced 2 successful Australian Yoga Video’s. Yoga Breath is Life and the Intermediate Yoga Breath is Life 11. ‘Yoga Breath Is Life was Australia’s Best Selling Yoga Video in 1998.’ I cannot remember the reason, but I needed to take a break from personal fitness training. In this time I married, divorced, and dabbled in Art.
In 2013 my fascination with ageing, and the amazing benefits that I received from using Bio-identical hormones lead me to re-invent myself as a ‘women’s only personal fitness trainer.’ I also qualified as Meno –Fitness Coach so that I could give professional advice about the importance of maintaining healthy balanced hormones as they age.
2013 was also the year that my Keep Life Simple blog was born, after overwhelming feedback that I received from my article in the Brisbane Sunday Courier Mail. I had women emailing from all Australia wanting to know how I stayed in such great shape at 40+. So, I created this platform to advice women how they also can age with a toned body, vitality and sexiness. I also published a book called Keep Life Simple.
Today I continue to Keep Life Simple (KEEP making LIFE changes that are SIMPLE) and life is amazing.
“These are not my declining years’; they are my positive restorative years,
my Keep Life Simple years” – Annette 53