There are some very good psychological reasons, along with the obvious health benefits, to challenge yourself through daily physical exercise. Learning to stay focused and push through while your body screams at you to stop is pretty much all mental even though the activity is physical, and it will make the various mental and emotional challenges we face in our day to day seem way more doable.
If you are looking for self improvement in any area of your life, you will find so much confidence and empowerment in becoming familiar with your physical and mental thresholds. We are all very capable of do incredible things. Its unfortunate that for many of us these days it takes some kind of crazy, life threatening crisis for us to go beyond our limits.
At The Shake UP we are regularly asking our members to test their mental and physical boundaries for 25 minutes of their day. What we notice is that through these regular challenges, our members continually develop not only physically but in all areas of their lives.
Jacqui Lowien is one of our Palm Beach Shakers and is someone who is very familiar with the dark depths of physical and mental toughness! This amazing girl has been kicking physical, personal, professional and academic goals her entire life. It’s no secret that Jacqui understands the value of regular physical Challenges.
We recently caught up with our Shaker of the month to chat about surfing, travelling, married life and just all round kicking ass!
G’day Jac, tell us a little bit about yourself?
Well, I am 27 years old. I live in Palm Beach and love the beach lifestyle.
I recently got married to my husband Rhett and am enjoying married life.
I work at Palm Beach Currumbin High School as the finance manager.
Travel is a big part of my life, Rhett and I lived in England for 12 months and we travelled a lot over there.
Rhett and I met in Uni where I was studying a Bachelor of business in finance. That was 8 years ago and life has been cruising along nicely ever since.
What else….Um I love to keep active, I ride my bike everywhere.. I love to surf, I love to SUP. I just love the ocean!
How long have you been training at the Shake UP?
Since February, so close to 12 months.
Why do you train Jac?
I like to feel good! It’s all about feeling good on the inside for me. When I am training, I always eat well and I find as soon as I stop training, everything goes downhill.
I like routine. That is probably the key for me, staying consistent and maintaining a great routine around training.
What do you love about the Shake UP Jac?
I love that it’s short and sweet. I love that everyone here is just so happy and friendly. This certainly isn’t the typical fitness crazed kind of group. Everyone is here for the right reasons.
What do you think about when you train Jac?
I think that if the person next to me is doing well, then I should be doing well. I am pretty competitive with myself so I like to have people around me to push me and I will always do what I can to keep up.
What’s your least favorite thing to do here Jac?
Probably the Big 4 workout with Thrusters. Or any workout where i can’t run. Running is one of my strengths so the more metabolic workouts a tough for me.
The Shake UP culture is all about courage and camaraderie and it’s people like Jacqui who lift us all the our best, week in week out! For all of her hard work Jacqui has scored herself a treatment with Anchor Health Clinic at Palm Beach. Alex Yates is an expert in women’s well-being and has very kindly supported the Shake UP and its hard working women! Alex, we have no doubt you will take great care of Jac.
Phone: (07) 5534 5005