Vivesco is latin and means
“to come back to life”
When I was thinking of a name for my personal training and wellness business, it instantly felt like the perfect fit.
All my services are geared towards helping you look after yourself and taking care of your one precious body. My believe is, that self care is a necessity in life. A good mix of movement and fitness, eating well, and relaxation can help you get the most out of every day.
I take the term Personal Trainer literally.
As my client, you and your body will be the determining factor on what we will do in each and every session. Your hour with me is all about you, how you feel at that point in time and what you feel you’re capable of doing. It’s my job to guide you, encourage you, motivate you, and make you feel safe and supported, and allow you to blossom as the beautiful human being (in body, mind and spirit) that you are!
Here is one of my clients sharing her feedback.
- Cert. III + IV Fitness February 2012
- BHSc Complementary Medicine June 2011
- Adv. Dip. Naturopathy April 2011
- Adv. Dip. Western Herbal Medicine April 2011
- Outstanding Herbal Medicine Graduant 2011
Ongoing Education and Up-skilling
- Effective Movement Training
- Introduction To The Core
- Lymphascial Reset Practitioner
- Tai Chill: ChiFlow Instructor
- Functional Ageing & Exercise Trainer
- Tai Chill: ZenFit Instructor
- WAFIC Attendee
- Barefoot Training Specialist Level 1
- ViPR Trainer
- Movement Coach Institute Of Motion Mentorship Level 1
- Anatomy Trains in Motion: Myofascial Meridinas for the Movement Therapist
- AromaTouch Technique, Aroma Therapy Massage
- OD On Movement Intensive Workshop
Motion, Tissue, Emotion, Injury, Recovery (Fundamentals in Anatomy Trains)
- Sandbell Trainer
- Fascia: Optimizing Movement Performance (based on Anatomy Trains)
- Psychology of Nutrition
- Outdoor Group Fitness / Bootcamp Instructor
- Pad Work Cardio (Fit Boxing)
- Dark Field Live Blood Analysis
- Health and Wellness Massage Therapy
- Flower Essences
- Colour Therapy
- Aroma Therapy
- Intuitive Healing
- First Aid (always up to date)
My Personal Story to Fitness & Wellness
And here is a little bit more about myself and my story about my why for doing the work I do:
I was born and raised in Germany. Since 2008 though Perth is my home.
Some of my believes are ….
Only when you start moving can you find out what works for you and what is fun for you!
Staying physically fit all your life is a key aspect of staying healthy: You rest, you rust!
Life is not something that happens to you, but something you create. It is up to you what you make of whatever it is that crosses your path.
Fitness can be anything that involves moving, whether it’s weight training, walking, jogging, skipping, boxing, yoga, martial arts, swimming, dancing, or team sports. The most important thing is that it’s fun!
How it all began
My story to becoming a personal trainer evolved from a time when I was barely able to move. I’d spent my childhood bouncing from gymnastics to dancing to karate but as a teenager my body literally gave up on me. My knees became weaker and hurt so much that I could hardly walk. My back was in constant pain, too. At the age of 14, I had to stop all activity for several months . There was no explanation for it. The doctors couldn’t find a diagnosis and simply advised me to rest. This led to depression and a few rather unhappy years.
Weight, started to pile on, which affected my self esteem and confidence a great deal. Despite feeling down, I asked my mum to let me go with her to the gym, thinking that maybe doing some exercise on machines would be manageable and safe.
Thankfully, my body responded well and I got into a regular routine of simple exercises. My muscles became stronger and started to build, but I wasn’t losing the fat as I’d hoped and became bigger and bigger. Not the most desirable situation as a 14 year old girl. For years to come the weight just wouldn’t shift.
How I Learned To Listen To My Body
After High School a gap year took me to Australia. I felt a freedom like never before. I was happy, ate less, and lost some weight. And neither my back nor my knees were giving me any grief… That year in particular taught me that our emotions and our physical well-being are very much so intertwined.
The idea to make Australia home one day started and deepened throughout this year also. However, I had made commitments before leaving, so I had to go back to Germany first.
Once back there, I was determined to keep the weight off. Signing up at gym again was on the top of my ‘To Do’ list. It was then that a friend asked me if I’d join her for a jog. I reluctantly agreed, as I was still afraid that the impact from running on a hard surface would not be good for my knees. Running intervals and listening to my body very carefully was the plan. Amazingly, my knees were fine. No pain. No problems at all!
From that day on my workouts consisted mainly of improving my ability to run, mixed in with some weight training. I paid lots of attention to how my body felt after certain movements. Also how to move it differently to make it feel different! Obviously the knees weren’t a hundred percent. I did have set backs as well, but never as bad as when it first became a problem.
Following My Heart To Do What I Wanted And Needed For My Own Happiness
Whilst studying animal naturopathy in Germany I started looking into how I could possibly immigrate to Australia. Luckily, alternative medicines, was a possibility to do so. The Australian Institute of Holistic Medicine in Perth offered an Advanced Diploma Course in human Naturopathy for international students. I applied and at the age of 23 I waved goodbye to Germany and headed to Australia to start a 3 year full time studies. After receiving my Diploma, I studied for another year to earn my Bachelor of Health Science in Complementary Medicine with the Charles Sturt University of NSW.
My studies gave me a huge amount of knowledge as well as being part of my own journey of self discovery, personal development, health and wellness. Above everything, the feeling that I have had for a long time, that we have to look at ourselves as an interconnected whole being, rather than separate parts and systems, was deepened immensely during this time.
Following my path not knowing where it was really going
After graduating, I started to take on clients as a certified Naturopath. With every person I would talk about lifestyle changes, as well as nutrition and herbs to help with the physical and mental well-being. Exercise was always a recommendation, but I hadn’t studied enough about movement to be specific. I wanted to take this side of my offering further, and be able to give people a better idea of how to exercise and where to get started. So I embarked on more training – and got my Cert III and IV in Personal Training in 2012.
During that stage of my studies, I realized that being physically active suited me much better than sitting in a clinic all day long. Also, the idea that supplements are the key to health didn’t sit with me very well. They are just tools to help. The real key to health and well-being is within ourselves. I felt that through movement and working with people physically helped them a lot more.
All of that has led to this
I now work with people from all walks of life, helping them to find movement and freedom in their bodies, while meeting personal goals like weight loss, toning, being pain free, and most importantly all round wellbeing and positivity. Much of my work is informed by a theory called Anatomy Trains, which is based on the principle that our bodies are designed to flow, and are connected from head to toe. This theory brings so much of my previous studies together, which enables me to offer a a fully integrated service that can truly change lives. Exciting stuff!