"Travel. I want to get a passport and travel literally anywhere that my bank account will allow me to go!"
9. What is your favourite thing about your job?
"Inspiring rural women to move their bodies, not just to look good and get strong, but to FEEL good. One of the most fulfilling things is seeing clients faces after they have done a pilates session with me - they look like a weight has been lifted off their shoulders. That is the 20 minutes or 1hr a day where they get to do something for themselves. Plus, seeing them feel capable and strong is so amazing."
10. What are the biggest challenges to living rurally (if any)?
"There are soooo many challenges to living rurally. One of hardest things is most definitely accessibility. We can't just pop down the road and jump in on a pilates class. We have to load the car for the day, pack spare bags in case you have to stay in town due to a power outage, a flat tyre, or car damage. Most of us have to plan a day trip into town and make sure we complete jobs A, B and C to make the trip worth it. Nothing is easy in the bush. You have so many factors and other stressors on your wellbeing, whether it be looking after the kids, worrying about the yearly harvest, worrying about drought, worrying about flooding, the list goes on. Rural women are so adaptable and strong it continues to amaze me how incredibly independent so many of my clients are. However, there is absolutely nowhere I would rather live."
11. Sun or snow?
"Sun 1000000%. I am bush girl brought up in 45 degree heat and am nowhere near able to handle the snow quite like the kiwis!"