You learn a lot about a person when you see them at 5.45am 3 to 4 times a week. Through the freezing winter mornings and the sweaty summers starts. Commitment is one of the most fundamental principles of success and our members who truly commit to positive change know what it feels like to enjoy the vitality and confidence that come from consistent hard work.
Susie Gore is our June Shaker of the month. An amazing lady who knows what it feels like to commit and enjoy the success that comes with all of the hard work. Since late 2014, Susie has been a regular Shaker, training 3-4 times a week, year round and most importantly, always doing so with a smile on her face. Our members enjoying training at the Shake UP because of great people like Susie, who consistently add to the positive energy culture.
We recently caught up with Susie to chat about balancing being a working professional and an awesome mum.
So Susie, tell us a bit about yourself?
Well…I am 32 years old. I have been married to my husband Mitch for 4 years. Mitch is a sonographer at John Flynn hospital. We have 2 kids, Leo (3) and Elspeth (1). I am an environmental scientist and have been working part time since having the kids. I love work, I am working with Gold Coast Water and spend most of my time focusing on the sewerage side of things as that is where the biggest environmental impact is going to be in – recycled water use, where we release our water and that kind of thing.
I enjoying the balance of being a mum and a working part time. Being a mum is certainly one of the most challenging things I have ever done! Coming here to The Shake UP helps me deal with the parenting stress and gives me time to myself, I love it!
How do you manage being a working mum of 2 and still find time to train?
Ha…As a parent you really struggle to fit anything in! Mitch and I both have a lot of hobbies so becoming a parent has meant that some sacrifices need to be made for both of us. Coming here to train is time for me that I have just allocated for myself. It’s tough but it certainly is do-able if you really want to continue exercising.
How long have you been training here for?
Um, it must be close to 2 years now I think
What keeps you coming back to the Shake UP?
Probably the workouts! I love that it’s short and intense. I feel like I am always pushed to my absolute best in every workout. I think that comes down to how well designed the workouts are. It’s a great environment and as I said before, it’s great to have this time to challenge myself physically and mentally.
What’s the worst exercise for you?
Burpees for sure! I am getting better though!
It’s always super inspiring to see the working mums making time for themselves and staying in control of their physical and mental health! Susie is a real legend and a very deserved winner of our Shaker of the Month. An hour long remedial massage from Peter Griffin at Palm Beach Chiropractic is coming Susie’s way. A huge thanks to Pete for his continued support to the Shake UP community.