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PT, group fitness instructor and mum Keri Ropati is a well-known member of the Kiwi fitness community, and a role model to women of all ages and walks of like. Read about what makes this energetic fortysomething tick, and how she stays strong, brimming with health and positive all in one hit.
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Katie Robinson is one of the more energetic and enthusiastic people you’ll ever meet – and that applies to her fitness pursuits as well as the gusto with which she proceeds in her writing. Katie kicked off her colourful career by studying to become a scientist at Otago and Auckland University and added the cherry on top by completing a PhD in chemistry from the University of London.
Katie also worked in investment banking and management consulting before qualifying and practising as a patent attorney in New Zealand for eight years, specialising in nanotechnology. Today, she works part-time for a wellness company, Vitality Works, that helps improve the health and lives of people on all levels.
Apart from being decidedly brainy, Katie also displays an impressive set of physical capabilities, and is known to challenge these to the max at every given opportunity. An ardent runner, she has completed (and written about), a number of races, from traditional marathons and endurance events like the Coast to Coast.
Siboney (aka Sib) has more than 15 years’ experience as a qualified fitness instructor and personal trainer. She also has degrees in psychology and sociology, has worked as a counsellor and health educator, and has written for a range of health and fitness publications including Fitness Life, Australian Women’s Fitness and Health, and Revive, amongst others. Her aim with her articles is always to demystify, inform, and inspire. “I want people to feel invigorated about their health, not overwhelmed by it,” she says.
With a busy family life and a hectic workload, Sib understands the tendency to put health and fitness at the end of a long list of other commitments. “But it’s a false economy,” she argues. Instead, she makes a point of participating in regular yoga and Pilates classes, and walks every day. “The nearby Byron Bay lighthouse walk is my favourite – I get to watch sea eagles soar and dolphins swim while I exercise!”
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