17 May 2019

For you guys who don’t know me by name, I am the ‘pommie chick’ (direct quote) who you will usually find at our Moonee Club or making regular appearances on the floor at Toormina. So next time you see me, come and say Hi.

I am setting out to provide regular content relating to fitness, food and all things Coffs Coast Health Club. So keep an eye out for upcoming posts.I have now been with the club for just over a year and I thought I’d let you know about 10 things you might not know about me…

  1. Although I talk with a pommie accent I was actually born in Auckland New Zealand and I spoke with a kiwi accent until I was eight years old.
  2. Before I was a personal trainer, I was a lecturer in Photography at Plymouth College of Art. Photography is my other passion.
  3. I made Coffs Harbour my home early last year. However, I have been coming to Coffs since I was very young. I have always had family here.
  4. When I was growing up I wanted to be a dancer. For any of you who know me, or have had the pleasure of my aerobics warm up’s, you will know why this didn’t take off!
  5. Previously I did not understand the appeal of a gym. I was a long distance runner who hadn’t realised the benefits and advantages gym training could provide me. With experience and education I found the gym was a great place to work on myself, both for physical and mental health reasons.
  6. I’m terrified of heights, spiders and masks (I hate clowns)
  7. My favourite food is…(now this is a hard one as you will struggle to find a food I don’t like) but I’ll go with Pizza or Hot Thai Curry
  8. Oh I also love Ice Cream and I will often drive to Bellingen just to visit The Bellingen Gelato Bar. The Dark Chocolate Sorbet is to die for.
  9. My second love after my cat, Sydney ;P is my husband Dan. He’s a chef at Treeo in Sawtell. We joke that he makes people fatter and I make people thinner!
  10. My favourite flower is a Sunflower (just in case you’re feeling generous)

My tip this week:
Food plays a huge part in our health and recovery. Dust off your slow cooker from the back of the cupboard and embrace this colder weather by making a healthy stew packed with protein and veggies. Make enough for several days and take the pressure off meals times this week. Here’s a great recipe to get you started:https://www.taste.com.au/recipes/simple-slow-cooker-beef-stew/29e5e30a-2d0e-4b07-8e0c-6718bd0c6249A lot of my clients have many external factors that affect them on a daily basis. This can have a massive impact on their motivation to keep up with their training and adhering to a healthy diet. If you are one of those people I will leave you today with this quote…“It’s not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters.” — Epictetus

If you want to catch up, please feel free to DM me jenloufitness@gmail.com or follow my Facebook Jen Lou Fitness at Coffs Coast Health Club or Instagram @jenloufit

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