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Meet Lucy

Director of Operations

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Like our vision, we all deserve to be Better Than Ever and live abundantly in all areas of our life.
 
We all have stories. These stories create who we are to a certain extent, but it's how we chose to deal with it, which is the key. It's how you live through challenging times and come out with integrity at the other end. Our stories  and conversations can inspire anyone. You never know who might be listening to your story and the positive effect it can have on them.
 

So, what's my story? There's a few who influence my WHY, but, 2017 will always be a difficult year for me for a number of reasons. The loss of my mother-in-law to cancer and all the emotions associated with that, and my unexpected heart attack in April will be events that I'll never forget and that have made me a stronger person today.

I experienced my sudden heart attack while running on my own.

In the prime of my life and fitness, I had just completed the New York Marathon in November 2016 and a half marathon the week prior to the heart attack. WOW! Well, before you ask... No, it wasn't a traditional heart attack. Far from it.

S.C.A.D. (Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection) is not so common. The cause is a burst artery and it predominantly affects women. To cut a long story short, I was told my running days were over. For those who know me, you guessed it, I'm not the type of person who will give up so quickly and easily. Instead, armed with research, a phenomenal heart specialist, and reference to a research study by the Victor Chang Institute and worldwide trial on S.C.A.D,  I  slowly worked my way back to running.

My determination was a calculated one, not a pie in the sky idea. Now, keep in mind, that my comeback was under supervision. I weighed up the risks, taking the required medication and understanding my body which led me back to completing two further marathons - Melbourne 2018 and Adelaide 2019.

Look... I don't break records when I do these events. The running inspires me. Crossing the finish line is exhilarating, and achieving that, together with the mindset I have, strongly reflects how I live me life.

My heart attack showed me how calm I can be when it counts (surprise to all) and my ability to think and act under pressure while all alone, highlighted the strength I have within. I believe I can take that strength and inspire others to achieve their goals. We are all here to serve. We may not know when, how, or why, but it's in all of us.
I believe that it is important to "pay it forward". Helping our members to be inspired and achieve their goals is humbling. I believe that if a person can create a better lifestyle for themselves then they become an instrument in helping others.

Qualifications
Diploma of Remedial Massage
Certificate in Hot Stones