ATHLETES ARE EVERY DAY PEOPLE WITH EXTRAORDINARY FOCUS. SAME BARRIERS. SAME EMOTIONS. BE INSPIRED. 

THE MOMENT THAT DEFINES A CAREER...

A career defining moment was my first Heptathlon season in 2017 / 18 when I achieved 23 Personal Bests in one season. I applied myself to hard work and had a no excuse attitude that payed dividends. I thought out of the box for training and learnt I was capable of a great deal with the right mindset and training program. This experience got me addicted to the process of self improvement. Personal bests are an amazing feeling.

- Tori West (Heptathlete)

COMING BACK TO RACING AFTER 7 YEARS AWAY

I honestly would have to say that the most defining moment in my career so far is actually coming back to the sport. After 7yrs away from competing and focusing on all aspects of my fitness it feels so right to be back. Has it been easy? Absolutely NOT! I’m still learning about the sport and about myself. It’s so easy to be caught up in the goals you want to achieve. It can be so overwhelming but you have to think you are exactly where you are meant be. Taking everything one day, week, month at a time. Right now I feel so much more confident in myself and my journey compared to when I was a youngster. I’m so lucky to have an incredible coach, friends and family that believe in me just as much as I believe in myself. Moment I want nothing more to me the best athlete I can possibly be and be a positive role model to the young boys and girls from every walk of life.

- Eleyna Benzenati (Race Walker)

THE ROLE OF NUTRITION FOR TORI WEST

Nutrition has been important for fuelling obviously. But the biggest factor has been learning to consume the right types of fuel. This is a very individual process. I have done a lot of experimentation and like that there is no one size fits all. The gut is a rather remarkable aspect of our being and when optimised is a game changer for athletic performance.

- Tori West (Heptathlete)

CHANGING A MINDSET

All bodies services has helped me change my mindset that has been so heavily imbedded in me from a young age. Skinny = fit ...... not necessarily. Food = fuel, you need it to get through not just your workouts but your daily life. I’m not only an athlete but a paediatric speech pathologist. I need energy to keep up with my little clients and also complete my training before and after the working day. I would be so lost without the guidance of the girls at All Bodies Services.

- Eleyna Benzenati (Race Walker)

BALANCING LIFE & SPORT

Finding a balance between athletic ambition and life. Sport can become an all consuming bubble of nothing. At the end of the day success is actually measured by the impact you have on people along the way. Not medals or performance. I have been grateful to learn my value is bigger than my athletic performance and thus I truly just enjoy competing and see it as a privilege to do what I do.

- Tori West (Heptathlete)

KEEP WORKING UNTIL THE END

It’s not over until the finish line. A lot can happen over the duration of a race. Mechanicals, accidents or just poor performance. So, if you keep working until the end, you’ll give yourself the best chance.

- Baily Devantier-Thomas (Trail bike riding)

FOCUSSING ON NUTRITION HAS CHANGED MYSELF AS AN ATHLETE

Focusing on nutrition and working with All Bodies has completely changed myself as an athlete. I have improved my body composition which has allowed me to be competitive with other athletes at a national level. Going from an age group athlete at ~95kg to 80kg and competing for national championships.

- Baily Devantier-Thomas (Trail bike riding)

KEY LESSON FOR BAILY

It’s not over until the finish line. A lot can happen over the duration of a race. Mechanicals, accidents or just poor performance. So, if you keep working until the end, you’ll give yourself the best chance.

- Baily Devantier-Thomas (Trail bike riding)

STARTING FROM ZERO

Breaking my collarbone at the end of 2019 knowing that I had the biggest race in the world in March of 2020. I essentially had to start from square one in terms of fitness. Having just had surgery I had to start at the base with the goal of making it to the highest possible level. Through a lot of planning, big days and hard training sessions, I got to the best possible position I could. Only to have the race cancelled two days before the start!

- Baily Devantier-Thomas (Trail bike riding)

FOCUSSING ON WHAT MATTERS

The most challenging part for me has been zoning out the negative comments and other people’s opinions. I’ve learnt that people’s opinions of you are none of your business. Focus on the love and support from those close to you and the love you find in yourself.

- Benzenati (Race Walker)

ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE

When I got to play my first W-League game, it was a defining moment for me as it was the start of my professional career. It allowed me to believe that anything was possible and if I keep working hard, more rewards like these will come.

- Chelsea Blissett (Football)

CHALLENGES ARE PART OF THE GAME

One of the most challenging moments would have to be when I did my ACL in December 2020 as ended up missing the 2020/2021 w-league season and now being out for 12 months. I have never been through an injury this sever where it has put me out of football for such a significant period. I’m starting the rehab process now and being surrounded by a good support system is helping me get through it. 

- Chelsea Blissett (Football)

THE VALUE OF NUTRITION

Nutrition has allowed me to get stronger and fitter while I was playing, not only did I feel better physically I felt better mentally and was able to learn about what it means to fuel your body as an athlete.

 

When it comes to being an athlete I think the most important thing to focus on is nutrition there is so much pressure for athletes to perform or look a certain way it can affect the way we eat and see ourselves so understanding the way our bodies need fuel and that is something Hannah helped me understand. 

- Chelsea Blissett (Football)

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