About Me

IMG_8267My name is Simone, I am 29 years old and although I am currently living in Columbus, Ohio- I was born and raised in Perth, Australia.

I was inspired to create this website due to the number of friends, family and colleagues who often asked for my advice and tips in regards to eating right, training hard and living positively and enthusiastically. I have a serious passion and slight addiction (some would say) for living a healthy and well balanced lifestyle.

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Until the beginning of 2015, I hadn’t studied anything other than my Bachelor of Education and worked as a classroom teacher and sports co-ordinator at a Primary School. However, over the past few years I have been busy pursuing my passion for fitness, nutrition and wellbeing by studying and networking with professionals in the fitness field to broaden my knowledge. I have now completed my certificate in Nutrition and Weight Management through The Fitness Training Company. I have also completed my Wellness and Lifestyle Coaching certificate through Universal Class Inc. And as of November 2015, I also completed my certificates in PT and am now a certified Personal Trainer through ACE, the American Council of Exercise.

I am currently taking online clients in the form of 3 different comprehensive programs/packages; Training, Nutrition or a Wellness Package which is an ongoing support network for those with specific goals. I create Training Plans, Training Guides and Custom Meal Plans suited to individuals needs based on calories, macros, energy expenditure and so much more. A comprehensive questionnaire is to be filled out by my clients before I create their plan, which is usually returned to them via email within 72 hours.

IMG_7807I am not claiming to be an expert as I endeavour to be a lifelong learner to continue to improve myself, my knowledge and skills. I cannot give you a magic recipe that will make you drop weight overnight. I cannot reach through this screen, drag you off your butt to train either. I cannot make you be positive, enthusiastic or energetic. But in saying this, I have done a lot of reading through my online studies and of books that interest me with food theories and exercise tips which I can share with you. I can tell you what I eat, how I train and what works for me. I can share with you my own success stories and the success stories of my clients. I can give my own personal point of view of what may work for you or challenges you can try. I can and will do my best to motivate and inspire you to eat well, train hard and to live your life with energy and positivity.

gym junkie -37I am dedicated to making healthy food choices and share my love of food through the pages “Recipes” and “Restaurant Reviews.”
Recipes is the go-to page if you are searching for some home cooking inspiration. I upload my homemade creations and recipes that are mostly simple, satisfyingly delicious and always healthy! Feel free to recreate these at home.

I do love eating out, especially breakfast, so I also provide links to cafes and restaurants in Restaurant Reviews if I think they pass the healthy and delicious test! I usually choose restaurants based on my own terms, not announcing my appearance to the restaurant and also paying for myself. Therefore all my posts are my own opinion which may include both positive and negative details.
However, I do accept invitations to visit restaurants and if I do so, any social media or post mentions will disclose such invitations. For all invitations to dine, attend an event, festival, menu/ restaurant launch, media launch etc please contact me by email on simone.mckenna@icloud.com

I have created a life that I have always wanted and I am a firm believer in creating your own happiness. Yes, a lot of my happiness can be credited to the beautiful and inspiring people that I am surrounded by, including my amazingly supportive and encouraging husband, but I try my hardest everyday to view all of life’s challenges and curve balls with positivity, optimism and enthusiasm.

I hope this website acts as a refreshing read that inspires you to think, act and become the best version of yourself.

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13 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Riley White says:

    Oh Simone,
    I love your blog, so inspirational! I am trying my best of efforts to get fit and your blog is a big help!! Please keep up this amazing work!

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    • Simone McKenna says:

      I love hearing this! Congratulations on making the commitment to your health, what an exciting journey you are taking! Thanks for letting me be a part of it and let me know if I can be of any help x

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  2. Melissa Hanson says:

    You’re a positive wonderful role model to the young & the not so young. So very glad to have had you teach our most precious munchkins, the kids all love & respect your inner beauty, your positive attitude & your passion for bringing out the best in yourself and everyone around you, as do the parents. Never stop being an inspirational & joyful person. We could all do with even a sprinkling of your zest for life.

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  3. Jacinta Matrenza says:

    Dear Simone, I just wanted you to know how much I have enjoyed following you on Facebook. It has been a pleasure to teach with you, as well as watch you develop your skills and talent as a personal trainer.
    You are a remarkable woman. You live your life to the full, embracing every day with an attitude of gratitude. People who are fortunate to know you are all the better for it.
    Your website / blog is fantastic; and I’m looking forward to trying out more of your great recipes😀

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    • Simone McKenna says:

      Oh Tabitha. You are the sweetest- I am so glad we met! I always look forward to your positivity and vibe in the gym… not to mention your groovy dance moves too!! Haha thanks for checking out my site! Let me know if you try any recipes too x

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