My name is Natasha and I am not your average personal trainer. I have been on diets, yo-yoed in my weight, kept clothes for years on end and said "I will fit into it one day" only to have those clothes torture me for years on end making me feel like a failure. Although I still have some body image issues and some days I don’t feel so confident, I realised it was better for my mental, emotional and physical health to embrace the body I have now and simply treat it well. I no longer exercise to punish myself, I exercise for fun and joy, because it makes me feel good, confident and re-energised.
I decided to become a personal trainer because I needed to be my own inspiration and trainer as in the past I had little success in finding people who understood my struggles and insecurities. I started my business, Diverse Personal training, with the goal to help people find peace with exercise and their bodies whilst helping them to improve their health and well-being outcomes.
It has been exhilarating to watch the business grow and then transform to what it is now. It has been equally enjoyable to watch my clients grow in their confidence. There are no words to describe the pride I feel when I see my clients stop fearing a form of exercise, and start requesting it in our sessions instead.
I love training in the outdoors. I moved to Monbulk in Woiwurrung country in the Dandenong Ranges to be surrounded by lush green rain forests and nature. I love taking my classes outside so we can also experience the benefits of green exercise/shinrin yoku.
I passionately undertake ongoing education to ensure my clients receive the safest and best practice services. I have completed the following modules, summits and courses below, which help inform the services I offer:
Bachelor of Orthotics and Prosthetics (2011)
Certificate 4 in Fitness (2017)
Instruct Movement Programs to Children Aged 5 – 12 Years (2017)
Instruct Movement Programs to Children Aged 13 – 17 Years (2017)
Bootcamp Basics (2017)
Masters in Public Health (2018)
Pre and Post Natal Exercise (2018)
Thriving as a Body Positive Fitness Professional (2018)
Current CPR and First Aid (2020)
Online Training Essentials (2020)
Women's Health Summit (2020)