Name: Janine Smith
How long have you been teaching for? 12 years – started with Tafe Port Macquarie, teaching Cookery. Then moved to Townsville and taught in remote locations teaching Cookery to apprentices, eventually moving to Fitness Institute in 2015.
Qualified in: Personal Training, Chef, Business Owner
PT Business experience: HUB Fitness – started in 2014 which runs regular 6, 8 and 12 week challenges. Also runs ladies only bootcamps, teenager bootcamps. Along with HUB Fitness, Janine has HUB Nutrition which is a weekly meal planning service, providing ready to eat meals to her clients.
First restaurant: at age 8, opened own home business from her backyard – selling her brother’s lunch after school. Has since owned 2 very successful restaurants in Port Macquarie.
Interesting fact: Lived in Bermuda and used to dive the Bermuda Triangle every Thursday!
Greatest Achievement: having my children
Passionate about: Nutrition, food, family and fitness
If you could have dinner with anyone in the world, who would you chose? Jamie Oliver
Why did you choose to complete your Cert III/IV in Fitness with Fitness Institute? The owner of Strand Fitness – Dean Bodle – inspired me to get into Fitness, and he just showed his passion for the industry. I could see there was a gap for women’s only in Townsville.
Little known fact: I hold the Charter Towers burn out 4 cylinder skid championship 2016!
Where would you like to travel, that you haven’t been to yet? Italy
What do you enjoy most about Teaching? I enjoy imparting my knowledge to the students, and to see them succeed! I love seeing them develop through the Industry, from learning how to be a Personal Trainer, to training their own clients.
What do you enjoy about the Fitness Industry? Seeing clients meet their goals, smashing their goals and seeing them realise they can achieve things they never thought possible.
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