I started physi in 1993 - at the ripe age of 2! I don't remember much from then, but as I grew up I made good friends with the girls in my group; Jess, Louise, Emily, Bec and Lauren Perry.
Physi is a family sport to me. My grandma did it, and sewed all of my leotards. She helps me now as I sew for others. My mum, Louise, and Aunty Suzanne have been by my side consistently as we grow and work together. My cousin, Bethany has been a growing strength. It has been my honour to watch and help her become the physi girl she is today. We get to compete together for the first time, and I am so excited to be next to her!
The best part of the year for me is finishing a Team competition. That final pose after the dance gives me great satisfaction, as we have combined 6 very different girls and made one unit. Whether we place or not, I know every one on the stage (including Louise) has done their best work to help our Team and Club achieve success.
Physi is always a new challenge. The work always finds new ways to stretch and improve my technique. I even had the opportunity to choreograph some of the Senior work this year, which was amazing! The mind will give up 10 times before the body does - I am reminded of this often... especially in Lunge Group!!
Who are your Physi role models?
My family are my role models. Louise has stuck by me, making sure that I was achieving the best I can, even when I didn't want to. Aunty Suzanne has always been honest and compassionate, helping me find alternative solutions to problems I had given up on. Bethany makes me laugh, and reminds me that it is just Physi at the end of the day, and that I am achieving greatness just by finishing the work. All three of these women are amazing Physi workers in their own work, and I admire them.
Join us! Haha, we are a family first, and look after each other as best we can. Physi is a support system first, and a sport second.
Each month - we want to draw attention to one of our fantastic members! We love our Tuggerah Family and want you to love them too!