Amanda Bisk Shares her Spectacular Transformation Story in a Candid Interview with Namita Nayyar, President Women Fitness.
Ms. Namita Nayyar: You have been interested in fitness and sports from an early age. You began practicing pole-vaulting sport in 2005. You were Australian Pole Vaulter at World University Games 2009 and Commonwealth Games 2010. You were also a high jumper and a gymnast. Later you were encouraged & motivated to take professionally fitness as your career. You reached the pinnacle of success on being a leading Exercise Physiologist, Elite Athletics Coach, Qualified Yoga Instructor and Fitness Expert. Tell us about your journey that took you to the world of fitness?
Ms. Amanda Bisk: My journey in sport and fitness all started when my dad took me to my first gymnastics class when I was 3 years old. Ever since that first class, I fell in love with moving my body and just being active.
Over the years I have jumped and changed from so many different sports and professions in the fitness industry. The one thing that it has taught me is that there is not just one way to be active and fit. Exercise should be something we enjoy and it is up to us to be creative and explore ways to move our body. It is important to change up our exercise routine to keep it exciting, something we WANT to do everyday. It’s ok to love the gym one month, then move to running, or soccer, or yoga, or hiking, hiit, or a combination of a lot of different things. Life changes constantly and so should our fitness!
Ms. Namita Nayyar: How has your educational background of Graduate Diploma in Exercise Rehabilitation – University of Western Australia and Bachelor of Science (Exercise and Sport Science) – Edith Cowan University been a catalyst in your present profession of being a fitness expert and fitness trainer?
Ms. Amanda Bisk: Education has always been so important to me. Ever since I was a little girl my dad always reminded me how important it was to learn as much as I could from the world around me and to do my best in school.
My degrees were a huge achievement for me because I knew I wanted to be a well-educated professional in my field. Working in health and fitness means you are dealing with people, and especially dealing with individuals. Every person is different, their situation is unique, and of course the human body is hugely complex. It is so important to have a good understanding of how and why things happen in the body, especially when you are prescribing exercise and health techniques to others. I want to make sure I can pass on the most sound, well researched practices and advice that I can; so I’m forever striving to know my field and I keep learning every day.
Ms. Namita Nayyar: What is your motivation to take a multi-faceted personality of a exercise physiologist, elite athletics coach, qualified yoga instructor, fitness model, fitness trainer, fitness writer, nutritional expert and an online fitness trainer?
Ms. Amanda Bisk: Health is multi-faceted, so I want to be able to approach it in that way. I think that is why I have never stuck to just one fitness job for a long period of time. When I started teaching people, I started to notice that to have control of your health and well-being it wasn’t just about one aspect, like exercising everyday. It was about how you approach your lifestyle from every angle. Exercising with correct technique, eating well, recovering, being mentally healthy, dealing with stress, being motivated, understanding exercise routine, building a supportive environment…everything!