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Fitness and wellness warrior Brie is also mummy to one with another wee baby on the way. She’s candid, yet gentle and is busy inspiring people of all ages to keep fit physically, mentally and spiritually. 

Brie recently transitioned from a lifestyle spending endless time in the gym, to one that requires balancing a new young family and husband.  Being realistic and remaining positive means Brie radiates a sunny outlook on life. She’s irresistible. She’s energetic. She’s an authentic badass LABONICS muse.

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What’s your favorite way to spend a weekend?

I love adventures and filling our weekends with stuff to do. That means early mornings and late nights. If it’s sunny, Hubby, son and I love to get outdoors with our pups or if its rainy we equally love snuggling on the couch and relaxing. Long lunches and dinners with beautiful wine is also top of the list :P. I just like to be busy!!

What was the best vacation you ever took and why?

This is hard as I have travelled a fair bit. But probably my recent trip to Fiji. I got married, took my son on his first overseas trip and started a tradition that my family started with me when I was his age (1).  Hubby and I also did a mini-honeymoon in the Yasawa Islands after the wedding and it was 6 star luxury! ABSOLUTELY DIVINE. 🙂 I’ve always loved Fiji, the people and the culture. Just beautiful <3

Was the last thing you read digitally or in print?

I am a big book reader. However, I tend to use a Kindle as my way of reading as its so much easier than turning pages of a book. Last thing I read was some crazy book called “Trafficked” – pretty intense if your into weird/disturbing real life reads. 

Would you say you’re more of an extrovert or an introvert?

Definitely an extrovert. Always have been. Loud and open and always up for a good time. 😛

What was the last show you binge-watched?

Oooooo Game of Thrones season 8.

If you are into podcasts, do you have any immediate recommendations and why?

I am just getting into podcasts now and actually want to create one myself!!!!! However, don’t really follow anyone consistent yet or ones that have kept my interest for long enough. I’m on the hunt!!!!

How do you deal with work (or home) stress?

Good question. I think I am still working on this. I tend to over commit sometimes which creates a lot of stress for me.  I am a planner and if things don’t work out how I have organised it throws me a bit. I’m trying to be a bit more relaxed about things that don’t go to plan and just work out a different solution or way forward without getting “crazy” in between haha! Big deep breaths, working on one thing at a time and not rushing from one thing to the next.

What is your definition of success?

Another good, but broad question :). I used to think success meant having a good looking bank account. But I now realise success is so much more than the money you have. Being successful in my opinion is living your truth. Living a life that you’ve imagined. Whether that be in your career, your relationships your hobbies etc. Just experiencing life and all it has to offer. Like travelling, having kids, falling in love. Working hard towards your goals and rewarding yourself afterwards. 

Protecting what is important to you and being the best version of yourself is what I would call “success”.

If you could do anything, besides what you're doing now, what would you do?

Haha, be a news anchor or TV Host! I WOULD LOVE THAT! 🙂

What makes (inspires) you to get up in the morning?

My family. Sounds cheesy but it’s true. My husband is the hardest working man I know and I love watching and being apart of his grind. My son and my little one on the way – I want them to have a big wonderful life with everything they need and want (sometimes and within reason of course hah). And I’m motivated to be the best version of myself. I have goals and dreams that I want to achieve and I’m not going anywhere if I’m in bed.

What do you think can be the main hindrances to women succeeding in the workplace?

I think many women suffer from insecurities and confidence issues. I believe, so many women are held back from their full potential because they might be scared to speak up or take risks. 

Being complacent or just not believing that they “can”. I’m not sure if this stems from history, or their relationships at home or wherever. But I truly believe whatever gender we are, we have the power to do and be who we want to be. We are in a time where woman’s rights is a huge topic of conversation and we all should be supporting equality. I could talk about this topic forever though – I am very passionate about it. 

What things do you do to look after your mental or physical well being (or both)?

I work in the health and fitness industry. So eating good nutritious foods and lots of physical activity is a very important part of my lifestyle. I also work in this industry to spread the message of how health and fitness can change your life physically/,mentally/spiritually etc. Looking after yourself creates a positive domino effect in all aspects of your life.

How do you find balance in work, family, rest, play?

Work hard, play hard is our little motto. Rest is important of course but so is grinding and hustling to get to where you want to be. I make sure I have full days planned out so there is time for it all. It’s all about prioritising and I’m lucky that I have such supportive people around me to help me achieve everything I set out to. Some days it can be hard but that’s just life isnt it?

What advice would you give to either your younger or teen self?

That it’s okay not to have EVERYTHING planned out and to not give into pressure of doing something just because the next person is doing it. If that means taking a gap year to travel, amazing life experience is essential! If that means university – incredible, “knowledge is power” or if that means starting a job, awesome making money and getting your foot in the career door. There is no right or wrong way to do things. Just live your truth. 🙂 

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