My parents decided to start me up playing Rugby League when I was 6. I still remember my first training session like it was yesterday, we were asked to run a lap of the oval for a warm up so I sprinted like I was racing Usain Bolt or back in those days Michael Johnson. I finished playing footy at the age of 34 only missing 2 seasons out of 28 since staring out. I owe this to my passion to staying fit. My parents bought me a gym set from Kmart when was 14, I remember some nights on the back veranda doing weights at all hours of the night and the oldies telling me to go to bed, waking up the next morning and dragging old car tires up the hill in the back paddock and before long I had a gym membership. To this day have never stopped going to the gym and exercising.
My own passion for fitness has become something I wanted to share with as many people as possible so over 10 years ago I decided to complete my trainers certificates. I started out working in a gym at Grafton soon becoming a fully qualified Personal Trainer.
Moving around playing footy led me to other careers along the way, though personal training was always there for me as a part time job and never left my side. I moved to the Sutherland Shire around 7 years ago, a place I now call home. I decided to refresh my knowledge with more study and received my Masters Trainer’s certificates to add to my qualifications. For the past 3 years I have gone from working as an outdoor freelance trainer to establishing myself with my own fitness facility in the Shire. I have also been lucky enough to have a roll as a Strength & Conditioning Coach for The Cronulla Sharks and the Sydney Roosters, being involved with elite players.
I have found my passion for CrossFit over the past three years and worked to wards completing my Level 1 CrossFit Trainer certificate and now being an owner and coach at my very own Box.
I would love the opportunity to help you with your fitness journey and show you what we do at CFI
My interest and passion for CrossFit developed just over 4 years ago and still, every day, it gets stronger and stronger
To me that feeling of having a goal set and reaching it is something everyone should experience. With CrossFit you can and will.
Growing up I’ve always been involved in team sports such as netball and touch football, transitioning into CrossFit and lifting weights was nerve racking to begin with but throughout my journey learning and seeing what my body was actually capable of, I very quickly overcame those nerves.
This is where my passion for CrossFit and general health and fitness started. I became a Personal Trainer and completed my Level 1 CrossFit Trainer Certificate.
I want to help you reach your goals and share my passion, knowledge and experiences with you through coaching.
Amber Raco is our in house Accredited Practising Dieititan with 10 years experience in the field.
Amber has worked in a range of clinical areas and conditions such as Type 2 diabetes and insulin resistance, cardiovascular disease, oncology, respiratory disorders, aged care and weight management.
Amber has a special interest and passion in sports nutrition, food allergies and intolerances, and gastro-intestinal diseases.
Amber is an Accredited Anthropometrist (Level 1 ISAK) in body composition measurements e.g. skin folds and has also lectured students for University of Wollongong Bachelor and Masters of Nutrition and Dietetics and Sydney University Bachelor of Nursing.
Individuals will have different reasons in seeing a Dietitian such as:
To contact Amber PH: 0415 158 334
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