Hi, I’m Marie King, a personal trainer and registered nurse, and the owner of Athena Fitness and Health. If you are looking to improve your fitness and body, as well as your well-being and quality of life, I can help.

I offer many options to assist you with your fitness, nutrition, and lifestyle goals.  I am available for face-to-face sessions on the Sunshine Coast (for individuals, pairs, and groups), including boxing training and group fitness classes, and I also provide various online/distance coaching programs and packages.

My service is professional, convenient, affordable, and friendly. Whatever your age and fitness level, I can assist you in achieving your goals, so you can live a fitter, healthier, and happier life.

Why did I Become A Personal Trainer?

I am originally from England and came to Australia in 1997, and soon it became home. From a young age I always loved fitness, but despite this, I often battled with my weight and eating habits. This came to a head several years ago and I gained MANY kilos. I was very unhappy and realised I was no longer ‘Me’ (and maybe never really had been!), so I decided to take action! I started exercising gradually and made changes to my diet. Soon the weight came off and I felt stronger, healthier, and happier. It was then that I finally decided to follow my dream of becoming a personal trainer, as I wanted to help others to also lead a better life.  So I gained my fitness qualifications, and started my own fitness and health business.

Live Fitter. Healthier. Happier

Personal Training

My Personal Training will ensure you achieve your fitness and health goals safely, effectively and efficiently.  I will also provide you with the tools you need to maintain your goals – for life!  My sessions are always different and enjoyable too – so you won’t feel overwhelmed, but will feel motivated! So whether you are seeking a complete transformation of your body and lifestyle, or are simply unsure how to improve your health and well-being, I will assist you on your journey, and guarantee you get where you want to be.


Our bodies need healthy nutrition for us to function at our best, and so we look good! The right fuel is so important, and usually just a few simple adjustments to our food can bring incredible results!! As your personal nutrition coach, I will ensure you gain the information needed to make putting delicious and affordable meals together easy, and so you develop optimal eating habits, and feed yourself well.  Very soon you will notice amazing improvements to your physique and energy, and will be ensuring you maintain excellent life-long health.

Group Fitness

My Sunshine Coast group fitness and boxing classes are friendly, affordable, and effective. They are held at various locations, and women’s only classes are available. My workouts are specifically designed for fat-loss, toning, lean-muscle gain, building strength, increasing endurance, reducing stress, boosting energy, improving exercise motivation, and enhancing well-being. Safe exercise technique is always ensured, equipment is provided, and you are GUARANTEED to get results….and have FUN!

A few words from my clients: 

Focused and flexible training is what Marie offers. She has shown me to eat more healthy and understand what my body and mind are actually capable of. Thank you for everything Marie, you’ve been the inspiration I’ve needed!


I love how Marie ensures that each session is different and makes them enjoyable. I started with Marie 4 months after giving birth, I had no strength, baby weight, and hated looking at myself in the mirror, now I feel much stronger, healthier and happy. She has provided me with the tools to eat better and lead a better lifestyle.