Originally from South Africa, Susan started her journey with human movement as she delved into her Celtic roots discovering Highland Dancing and then adding Irish dancing to fill the few remaining hours after school. Competing in dance at a high level through most of her childhood into early adulthood, the importance of strength, muscular balance, core strength and stability, along with flexibility and mobility, became a priority to keep common overuse injuries at bay. She qualified as a personal trainer and placed a natural emphasis on core stability, functional training and mobility when training her clients. Working in the gym she was exposed to Group Fitness and fell in love with the camaraderie akin to the dance community. Susan upskilled and before she knew it was instructing. With ongoing education she began adding HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) methodologies to one-on-one and group training sessions.
With 15-years experience in the fitness Industry, Susan’s most recent 3-years have been predominantly facility management.
Susan found a new spark while gaining interest in Olympic style weightlifting and CrossFit training. Just over a year later as a member of CrossFit Auckland, Susan is pursuing a new career passing on her passion for community based training to others.