Coach Courtney McArthur
Favourite thing about SMA
I instantly felt connected with the gym when I first came and visited SMA. The vibe that the gym has is so positive and inspiring. The community that has been created is something a lot of people would only wish for. It doesn’t feel like work for me, it feels like my second home and no matter how I am feeling I always walk out feeling accomplished and driven to help others and make a difference to the world.
One of the biggest moments in my life was when I fractured my back at 14 years old. After that, I was given the ultimatum to give up my dreams and aspirations of being a professional gymnast, or to never walk again. Prior to that, I was always a very active kid growing up, trying different sports; dancing, netball, cheerleading, calisthenics. My number one priority in my life growing up was my gymnastics career which started when I was 4. Sadly, it finished at 14.
After giving up gymnastics it taught me how important your health and fitness is and what impact it can have on you mentally and physically if you’re not looking after yourself. I found a passion for self care and self growth when I started going to the gym at 16, all I wanted was to simply feel good and just be happy. Four years later, as I reflect on my journey I know I made the right decision to follow my heart into health and fitness. My passion and enthusiasm for it only grows stronger by the day!
After graduating from school, I became a teacher’s assistant for special needs and it taught me a lot about people and it gave me a better understanding on how to accept people for who they are and for what they value. After a year of working at schools, I felt so ready to pursue my dream job as a personal trainer. I know I was put on this earth to help others whether that is in self development and/or health and fitness. I want to share my passion with the world, change people’s lives and become better together.
Cert IV Education Assistant
Cert III & Cert IV in Fitness
Women’s health and fitness
Group training classes