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), boxing training and group fitness classes, and I also provide various online 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.
I’m 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.
I chose the goddess Athena, for my business name and image, because she represents qualities I see as important. These include strength, wisdom, compassion, inspiration, courage, and empowerment – things we all need on our life journey.
As someone who has faced extreme personal challenges myself, and who has been overweight and had to deal with long-term health problems, you name it I’ve probably been there! So I understand the barriers we can face when trying to achieve our goals.
My coaching follows a holistic approach, and is completely personalised to you as an individual, because we are all different – we are all living different lives, and some bodies respond better to certain types of exercise and meals, and how each of us can implement changes also varies too.
Firstly I establish a thorough understanding of your objectives, your present and past fitness and health, and any barriers you have been experiencing. Then I tailor your program specifically to your needs, and work alongside you while you achieve your goals. I provide effective training methods, while assisting you to make food and lifestyle modifications gradually so you will not feel overwhelmed. Most importantly though, you will be able to manage these changes forever.
I will not scream at you to “drop and give me 100!”, or stand on your back while you do a push up (unless you want me to?!). I will give you encouragement though, plus motivation and support, and I will make exercising enjoyable and interesting. I realise taking the first step can be difficult, and also that none of us are perfect…or at least not 100% of the time anyway!
My areas of specialisation include toning and fat-loss, boxing, strength, lean muscle gain, plant-based nutrition (and diets such as gluten-free), flexibility, core conditioning, women’s health and fitness (in particular, hormonal imbalance), recovery from health conditions, and effective management of long-term health issues – for improved quality of life.
With my guidance you are guaranteed to get results with fun and varied exercise sessions, together with nutrition and lifestyle guidance that is manageable. With me as your personal trainer you will feel motivated and supported, and will gain the knowledge you need to be able to achieve and maintain your goals – for life!
I am based at Bokarina on the Sunshine Coast, and also provide a local mobile personal trainer and nutrition coaching service (for individuals/pairs or groups), boxing training and group fitness classes, as well as online/distance programs and packages. Simply get in touch with me, and we’ll have a chat to work out which option will best suit your needs and lifestyle.
So to start living your life fitter, healthier, and happier today, please Contact Us.
Bye for now,
Qualifications & Credentials:
- Personal Trainer (Cert IV Fitness)
- Fitness Instructor (Cert III Fitness)
- Registered General Nurse
- Boxing & Cardio Kick Instructor
- Group Fitness Instructor
- Senior First Aid & CPR Certified
- Older Adult Programming Certified
- Weight Management Certified
- Small Business Management (Cert IV)
- Fully Insured.