Meet our Trainer of the Month Jemmalee from PCYC Ashmore
When did you join the PCYC Ashmore team?
Hi, my name is Jemmalee. I joined the PCYC Ashmore in 2007 and fell in love with the spirit and community of the club. I was so inspired and loved it so much that in 2009 I started working here as a trainer and found my true passion and calling in life. I’ve been lucky enough to work in a number of industries over the years from retail and real estate sales to marketing and management and have worked hard to gain the qualifications necessary to fulfil those roles. I am excited and honoured to have become the Gym+Fitness Manager of the wonderful PCYC Ashmore club in 2020 and to play a larger part in our community of gyms and clubs across Queensland and Australia.
Why did you become a trainer?
Sports, exercise and fitness have always been a big part of my life. I’ve always loved being physical and pushing my body to the limit to try to be the best version of myself that I can be. I was Sports Captain at Trinity throughout my high school years and have loved every minute of my training career. From Spartan to CrossFit and everything in between as well as the fun crazy things like Tough Mudder or doing burpees for charity I’ve loved it all. It’s my passion.
I’ve always appreciated health and fitness for all the positive benefits it can bring and my knowledge for all aspects of health, fitness and exercise has only grown over the years.
Working as a trainer has allowed me to help share that passion with others.
My partner Dean’s long battle with cancer really helped solidify in me the importance of health in all it’s forms. It is the greatest asset we all have. Good nutrition, exercise and a healthy mindset are so important and go hand in hand. My own training and being a trainer has helped me through some exceedingly difficult times. Exercise gives us all so much, each of us differently. For some it is rehabilitation, others weight loss, for others it’s the community and mental health benefits, for others specific fitness goals. I want to help everyone get these benefits whatever their age or level of fitness or ability. Now in my role as the Gym+Fitness Manager I’m working to maintain that same level of passion to all aspects of PCYC Ashmore by continuing the great traditions of the club and expanding on them with my experience and training in Marketing and Management.
What is the most rewarding moment in your career as a trainer?
As corny as it sounds my favourite moments are those times when I see someone achieve something they didn’t think they could. Whether it’s seeing someone reach a new personal best, or build up fitness, or just make it to class each week with a busy schedule it brings me great happiness. When I see someone achieve something they had thought was impossible or out of reach it is so wonderful. Every moment with a client is my favourite. Whether it be one on one or in a group setting being a part of someone’s health and fitness journey is my greatest joy. I love helping people and I feel that this is one way I can make the greatest benefit.
What is one word that describes you?
Passionate. I love life.