Hello! I'm Georgia - Exercise Scientist, Black Belt, Athlete, Podcaster and Trauma Informed Kickboxing Facilitator.
I hate running, I suck at ball sports, but I LOVE martial arts and how powerful it makes me feel. So I started karate when I was 12. I earned my black belt when I was 20. When I was 22 I started Muay Thai - Thai Kickboxing and I've had 5 professional fights.
My love of combat sports lead me to complete a bachelors degree in exercise science. I've been working in the fitness industry for the past 7 years and I have 4 years experience as a clinical exercise scientist at Kieser.
For years I walked around with a secret. I hated my body.
I had already started practicing process focused instead of outcome focused kickboxing when I met psychologist Liam Harkins. He suggested to me that I could help women with PTSD by teaching them kickboxing. I discovered a pile of research proving that Martial Arts facilitate healing.
Drawing upon this research, my experience and collaborating with psychologists, I developed The Fight Back Project. After reconnecting to my body I am passionate about teaching other women to connect to their bodies. I believe that every woman should learn to fight - especially those that are afraid of their bodies and the world.
I have a love/hate relationship with outdoor rock climbing which I do to push me to the edge of my Window of Tolerance - personal growth happens when you're super scared - right?!
I love walking my dog out in nature, exploring Australia and the World, playing the saxophone and baking. Hit me up for healthy dessert recipes - I have a major sweet tooth but I know my mind and body work best when they're well nourished.