My life as a Physie girl/lady in 5 words is ….. Friendships, Belonging, Strength, Resilience, Support, Love (Sorry that is 6)
My earliest Physie memory is… “Deportment commence” and a cute black and pink leotard. I also remember my mum doing my hair and make up – when blush was called rouge.
The best piece of advice I ever received was …… To believe in myself and don’t try to be anyone else… and to be kind.
My favourite quote is… Just do it!
My favourite Physie moment was when …. If you asked me last year it would have been performing in the Opening Ceremony of the Sydney Olympics in 2000 as a Sturt Desert Pea. It was an amazing opportunity for so many Physie girls and one that I will never forget. If you ask me today, it would be winning the Over 40s section in 2021, which was completely unexpected. That trophy brought an abundance of happiness to many people. In many ways it was a message for all Physie girls to never give up and I was very happy to have inspired so many people.
I’ll never give up Physie because …. Of the friendships and support I have found. Physie really gives you so much more than you realise – health, wellness, resilience, determination and true friends for life. Physie is also great for the body. As we get older, we need to move it or lose it.
When I’m not doing Physie I’m ….. Usually eating, enjoying pilates, spending time with family and friends. I love being outdoors and love a spot of fishing with my dad.
I’ll always be grateful for …. Physie, family and friends.
If I could have any superhero power it would be…. To make everyone happy (and win the powerball!)
My favourite routine is…. I love all the routines, but the swing and advanced allow me to show expression and individuality. Each year I am enjoying the exercises more as I realise how much stronger I become and how difficult moves become easier as the year goes on.
To prepare for Physie competitions I… Try to stay relaxed, eat well, listen to feedback, learn from it and practice a lot.
My favourite thing about performing is…. Sharing the day with my friends and enjoying the moment.
I’m looking forward to…… Inspiring others and helping teach our girls and ladies.
My Physie teacher always says….. Jo Walsh says many things to me, mostly repeated every week! This mostly involves “get your head up and don’t lean back”. She also says not to worry what everyone else is doing, just be me!
To aspiring champions of the future I would say …. Make sure you keep coming back, improve yourself a little bit more every year, stay strong, stay friendly and have fun!