The seed was planted in 2006
Like most young, just married women my life revolved around my job and my family for the first 14 years of my marriage. I had always been very conscious about my weight; however I love to cook and love to eat, so short term diets where a regular event. In my twenties I used to compete in Latin and Ballroom Dancing, worked out in a gym, swam and visited the sauna on a regular basis, but after moving to Australia and being a wife and mother my exercise regime reduced to walking the dog.
Jumping on the scales after a Christmas Holiday in Germany with my parents, I knew I had to change something. Like so many, my family committed to joining a gym in 2001. Fast forward five years of working out 2 to 3 times a week following the program that I was given by the gym every three months, I was reasonably fit, but still wasn't happy with my shape. In those days I believed that this was the best I could do, due to the genetic restrictions.
This opinion changed rapidly in 2006 when I decided to join a 12 week challenge and start a new lifestyle! The biggest thing I learnt from the challenge was, that there are not many genetic restriction, there are just a lot of stories you tell yourself about what you can and can't do. In these 12 weeks I learnt that:
Making the right food choices still allowed me to eat delicious food
There is a difference between working out to make a change and working out to maintain your fitness level
Our body is an amazing operating system and the only one I know that can repair itself, if given the correct treatment
If you really want it you can achieve it!
Winning the challenge in the over 35 year old division at the age of 50 gave me a real boost in confidence in other areas of my life! Working with a Personal Trainer for the 12 weeks had really kindled my interest in this profession, but for many different reasons, it had to be a long term plan.
The following year I left the company I had been working for 11 years to develop and advance my career as a work place trainer. So my focus and priority changed back to work.
In 2011 Bikram Yoga found me at a time where I was pretty much burnt out. Long hours at work and not being able to control my busy 'monkey brain' which was worrying about things that were out of my control. The regular practice of yoga improved my mental health within four months so much, that I was able to cope with the biggest challenge of my life so far, losing my Mum in her battle with dementia and being there for my Dad along the way.
The positive impact regular exercise has had on my life made me strive for a qualification in Personal Training and Yoga, so I could share my experience and knowledge with others. After extensive training I started off with introducing my work colleagues to yoga through lunch time sessions. In 2016 I founded Moves for a Better YOU.
In 2018 I decided to leave the safety net of full time employment and committed to helping others to understand the importance of:
listening to your body,
understanding that we need to take a holistic approach to our health,
accepting that there is no one size fits all or best exercise/diet
knowing that you can improve at any age and from any condition
being aware that healthy aging takes effort and
taking control of your life through exercise and nutrition.
Who Am I?
I am Rose Pitman, a certified Cancer Exercise and Functional Aging Specialist, Brain Health Trainer, Yoga and Pilates Instructor, mother, wife, friend, dog lover, the CEO of my life and founder of Moves for a Better YOU.
I am passionate about helping people to
manage their health challenges
change their mindset,
believe in their ability to be in control of their life
improve physical and cognitive function
strive instead of survive
Due to my own experiences I am able to empathise with the challenges my clients face, e.g. anxiety, depression, insecurity, monkey mind, and help them overcome these.
You are in the process of making a commitment
You want to make a change. Of course it is difficult to know what to do.....You are out of your comfort zone, because there are so many opinions and options available that promise results for everybody. Your body and your needs are unique and I cater for your unique body with all its unique challenges.
" Rose is a motivating trainer!
My wife and I were fortunate to attend multiple group training sessions with Rose over the last two months with great results.These sessions were varied, creative and fun!
One memorable highlight for my wife was when Rose was able to impart the encouragement and the confidence needed when dealing with her balance. Balance has long been a challenge, and Rose broke down that barrier, past the fear resulting in jumping on the bosu ball multiple times! Very happy!! Thanks Rose! " - Daxttar Sarn
I understand your struggles
You want to make a change, but you are not sure if you can. You don't know if you should join a group, work out by yourself, start with yoga, pilates, or even how often you should work out. Can you be totally committed? What happens if you fail?
I can answer all these questions and guide you in the right direction. All you need to do is book a free personalised planning session.