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MEET Char

Char is our sports mad benchwarmer, filling in for Lisa if needed. Char works in partnerships for Plunket, New Zealand’s largest provider of support services for the development, health and wellbeing of children under 5. 

I’m Lisa’s youngest sister and twin sister to Jess (younger by 6 minutes!). My earliest memories involve sport, whether it was trying to beat Jess in cross country, bouncing a tennis ball on the way to school or learning how to spin a basketball on my finger. I was obsessed with sport and naively thought I’d make it to the Olympics! Alas, it obviously wasn’t meant to be, but I’ve always purposely lead an active lifestyle so I can continue to reap the reward.  

In my opinion, the number one benefit of keeping active is the flow on effect to our headspace. I’ve always been eager to take on physical challenges (Sydney Marathon, Cairns Half Ironman, cycling from Sydney to Melbourne) because I find motivation in goal setting. I genuinely believe I’ve achieved these physical milestones by building a strong mind through exercise.

After years of gym memberships, I’ve gone cold turkey. My only membership is with Move it Mama. I do 4 or 5 MIM sessions every week and combine this with the odd run or box in my garage, purely because I’m a sucker for the endorphins. It gives me so much joy to be so addicted to everything Move it Mama has to offer.

Whenever I get the opportunity to come off the bench and fill in for Leece, I jump at the chance! Despite the early starts and elbow grazes from too many commandoes, it gives me great joy to be able to help fellow MIM members to find and keep, their sparkle.

I hope to work out with you soon!