My Passion For Collaboration Over Competition

When I started my business in 2015, my mission, which remains my mission today, was to build a supportive community of mums, who are energized, strong and healthy, inside and out, and have found a balance between being a mum and being the fittest, the healthiest and the most confident woman she can be.

Through my work I wanted to ensure that women were being supported during their entire journey of becoming and being a mum through quality and safe, yet effective, movement and exercise. That they were educated and empowered so that they could thrive physically, mentally and emotionally as the women they were and the mothers they had become.

However, although this mission started to be realized, as a sole trader working alone in just one area of Perth, I realized that I could only reach and support so many women. In all honesty, it was tough and lonely at times, as being in business by yourself can be.

When the opportunity to collaborate with Jen Dugard and her business, “Body Beyond Baby”, presented itself in 2017, it was just what I was searching for. The chance to become an affiliate partner with a growing group of like-minded fitness professionals opened the door to the combined skills, knowledge and experience of qualified and passionate coaches and trainers across Australia and New Zealand to reach so many more women than I ever could alone.

This partnership has provided me with a team, a place to belong, without having to sacrifice my own brand or all the work that I have poured into my own business. Additionally, it has provided me with the opportunity to contribute to a team that is committed to collectively raising the standard of the fitness industry when it comes to women’s health.

With respect to my clients, it has provided them with access to the knowledge and work of a range of mum-focused fitness professionals whom they know they can trust in relation to education, resources and information. They have become part of a larger community of women who are all committed to their health, fitness and wellbeing. Moreover, through the “Body Beyond Baby” affiliate programs, they get to connect with women across Australia and New Zealand.

I’m part of a group of like-minded fitness professionals
who are just as passionate as me about supporting mums

However, I am so passionate about collaboration over competition that this goal now spans across my entire business.

Our partnership with Women’s Health Physiotherapists in Perth

These professional relationships has meant that we can provide our clients with the professional care and support that is often so badly needed for women who are on their mum journey. Together we support our clients with the physical support they need, the education to empower them and programs that will assist them in rebuilding from the inside out and dealing with all of those ‘mum’ issues that really are not spoken about but are more common than many realise.

Inspiring Health Living Through Whole Food Nutrition

Moreover, although my first passion is movement and exercise, the fact that movement and nutrition go hand in hand cannot be ignored.

So, like my philosophy for a woman’s physical health, which is working from the inside out to ensure that the body functions optimally, this is the same with my nutritional philosophy. It is so important that we load our bodies with nourishing, energising and healthy foods to fuel our amazing, though often tired and depleted bodies, from the inside out.

It was a connection with another Western Australian mum-focused fitness professional that I now collaborate with some amazing health professionals, from Fertility Specialists to INN Health Coaches, Allied Health Professionals to Mental Health Advocates, as well as women and men from all backgrounds who just wish to inspire healthy living, to continue to focus on my mission.   

My mantra for 2019 has been ‘Strong Women Lift Each Other Up’, and it is through the focus of collaborating with individuals who are also passionate about making the lives of women around them the very best they can be through education, support and a whole lot of love that I can continue to realise my mission and really make a difference in the world.

‘Each one of us can make a difference. Together we make change’

– Barbara Mikulski

OnGuard – The Oil of Protection

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A combination of wild orange, clove, cinnamon, eucalyptus and rosemary, this essential oil blend provides a natural alternative for immune support.

With the cold and flu season hitting us with a great force this year, I have turned to this beautiful blend to support my family in getting well and getting back to enjoying life!

This essential oil blend is so versatile, and as a result is one of the most popular of the doTERRA essential oils.

Here are some of the ways I use OnGuard with my family and in my fitness studio:

Sniffle Season Relief

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When the cold and flu season hits we always diffuse the OnGuard Protective Blend. I love it because it smells like Christmas to me! And a friend of mine said it reminded him of a Moroccan spices market, which brought back beautiful memories for him.

I also blend the Protective Blend with other doTERRA essential oils, such as Lemon, Tea Tree, Easy Air and Oregano to provide immune and respiratory support for the whole family.

Finally, I also like to apply OnGuard Protective Blend diluted with a carrier oil, such as fractionated coconut oil, to the bottom of my feet or the kids feet when we just need an boost of immunity support!

Natural Antiseptic Floor Cleaner

I simply add 5-10 drops to a bucket of warm water and it cleans all of my hard floor surfaces. I love the way my floors both shine and smell after a clean with OnGuard.

Cleaning Studio Equipment

Adding 10-15 drops of OnGuard essential oil in a spray bottle of water provides me with a natural cleaner for my equipment, which I love given the number of young children and babies that come to my studio.

Protection On-The-Go

Going out with children means always being prepared to clean dirty hands. I love to use a small spray bottle filled with 10 drops of OnGuard essential oil and water or fractionated coconut oil.

Healthy Immune Boosting Snack

For a healthy snack to boost our immune system, I soak some sliced apples in water and a few drops of OnGuard. The kids really love the taste, and I feel great that they are having a healthy snack that will assist in keeping them well.

I also love using the other doTERRA OnGuard Products, including:

Foaming Hand Wash: My kids love the scent of this hand wash, and the way it provides so much foam makes hand washing so much more fun!

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Cleaner Concentrate: As with the OnGuard essential oil, I love washing my floors with this natural cleaner, both over my tiles, my hard floors and in my studio.

Protecting Throat Drops: A favourite with my husband to soothe a sore or scratchy throat. They can also used to boost immunity when travelling.

Natural Cleansing Toothpaste: I love the taste of this toothpaste, and the clove in the OnGuard essential oil this toothpaste contains is fabulous for oral health.

 For more information on OnGuard click here

 

Emotionally, OnGuard is the oil of protection. This blend of essential oils extend beyond the physical level by aiding an individual in standing up for themselves and warding off domineering personalities and other negative influences, which enables them to live in integrity with their true self.

Would you like to know more about doTERRA® essential oils and products…..

If you’d like to learn more about doTERRA® therapeutic essential oils and how you can use essential oils to support you and your family’s health and wellbeing, contact me to have a chat or go to my doTERRA®website to find out more about doTERRA®.

Disclaimer: All information provided are recommendations & advice only. All individuals should discuss the suitability of their health and exercise requirements with their doctor, exercise professional, physiotherapist, midwife or health professional.
For further advice about your individual health, wellness and fitness needs, speak to a health professional, women’s health physiotherapist and/or pregnancy and post-natal exercise professional.

 

 

 

Naomi Judge, Naturopath & Nutritionist

naomi-judgeAs part of the health journey I’ve been on this year, I have been working with an amazing Sydney-based Nutritionist & Naturopath, Naomi Judge, and a passionate Health Coach, Brenda Janschek. Both of these women are incredibly knowledgeable, experienced, and extremely generous with their time.

I started working with them after watching a series of 3 webinars called “6 Simple Steps To Reset Your Hormones and Shed Stubborn Weight”. I was really intrigued, particularly as I work with so many women who have experienced issues with their hormones, whether it be early onset of menopause, struggling to fall pregnant or just feeling like they’re on a never-ending rollercoaster of emotions. However, after the first webinar, I realised that I needed to know more and I joined their amazing 28-Day Break Through Program this past June.

I am still working with this amazing lady through the follow-on BreakThrough Plus program. I have learnt so much about how we can use nutrition to nourish our bodies, reset our hormones and not only shed weight, but feel more invigorated and energised! I notice that when I stray from the recommendations made, I do start to feel sluggish, more stressed and more rundown.

Naomi’s YouTube Video “How Stress Impacts Your Hormones” is one of the many interesting videos she’s done to help women understand their bodies and empower them to make the changes that will help them and their families live healthier, happier lives.

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Jody is a pregnancy and post-natal specialist, with tertiary qualifications in exercise science and registered as a Level 3 Exercise Professional with Fitness Australia.
Jody is also a mum of two small children under 5, and therefore understands the demands and challenges of being a mum.
Jody is passionate about educating, energising and empowering pregnant and post-natal women through the provision of safe but effective exercise programs and fitness sessions.
Contact me today to see how I can help you with your fitness and health!
Disclaimer: This article is advice only. All individuals should discuss the suitability of their health and exercise program with their doctor, exercise professional, physiotherapist or midwife.
For further advice about your individual fitness needs, speak to a pregnancy and post-natal exercise professional, women’s health physiotherapist or health professional.
Further, I receive no financial incentive or remuneration for promoting Naomi Judge or her associated products and services.