Miss King (Jodi)
“Choose a job you love and you’ll never work a day in your life” – Confucius
“The harder I work the luckier I get” – Unknown
- Black Belt – Wilkes Martial Arts
- Senior first aid certificate
- Certificate 4 in Fitness – Personal Trainer SIS30313
- Certificate 3 in Fitness – Gym Instructor SIS30313
- Working with Children check
- Martial Arts Instructor course – Level 1
Instruct exercise to young people aged 13-17 years SISFFIT013
Registration number 112305 – Fitness Australia
- Older Adults Training
- Bootcamp / Group PT
- Functional Training
- Strength and Conditioning
Instruct Personal Training Programs SISFFIT021
Training highlights Training with Mrs Brook for her third degree black belt grading
I first started martial arts in 2013 after looking for something to challenge me in fitness and keep me interested. I didn’t want to just go to the gym and work out by myself doing the same exercises and routine each time. I needed something to keep me motivated and keep me coming back. I had done boxing and personal training for years which I loved so I wanted to find something to combine both of these and more.
I booked an introductory class but had to cancel it about 3 or 4 times due to work or other things (including crashing my car…) and it was only with the persistence from Mr Wilkes that I decided I had better not cancel again and let him down!
I can honestly say that from day one I knew that this was going to be life changing for me.
Until recently, I managed to train 4 times a week in MMA plus 3 fitness classes, PT twice a week, private syllabus 3 times a week and 2 BJJ classes for about 18 months. I was the fittest I had been in my life. And it wasn’t a chore – I loved every minute and looked forward to each session. I have only recently had to reduce my training times due to work commitments and a fractured rib but I will be back into it again soon, focusing on my black belt in March 2017.
My children also share my passion now and train 3 times a week in their own classes. When I ask them what they would like to do for the day on the weekend it’s often “Can we go to the gym?” They have met some great friends there and it’s so lovely to see all the kids – either of parents training or siblings of those on the mat all play together on the side. Its one big family and everyone is looked after and cared about.
I also consider myself extremely fortunate enough to do what I love as a job. I work at the Melville Animal Hospital with a team of amazing people and some of them also train at Wilkes which is fantastic. I also now get to work at Wilkes behind the counter. I know how I felt when I first started Martial Arts so it’s exciting for me to see each person start their journey and develop the passion as I did.