Hi my name is Marika Magriplis, I am a fully qualified personal trainer with Schembri PT. I have been weight training for 7 years now and have been personal training clients face to face and online for the past 3 years. I have a real passion for keeping as fit and healthy as possible and I truly do live and breath what I preach, there is nothing I enjoy more than the feeling after a good workout or challenging myself with a new Nutritional plan I have set for myself to reach my desired goals.
As a Mother of a young son myself, I realise that life has many challenges and obstacles that can at times prevent us all from living an active and healthy lifestyle and I can relate to this myself without a doubt. Life can throw us all curveballs however it is at these times I have found my training to really help me to de-stress and helps me to cope with my ever changing lifestyle.
In 2013 my training cumulated into success in the IFBB Bikini division where I won the QLD All Female Classic and the highlight of my career so far where I won the IFBB Australasian Bikini Short division.
In 2014 I became pregnant and chose to remain as fit and active as possible and I really enjoyed my training during this period. Sure there was many different exercises I was not able to do and I had to also decrease my training intensity for the health and well being of myself and my son but it was a great feeling staying fit while pregnant and it was a beautiful time in my life.
In 2015 after giving birth I found my return to an active lifestyle very challenging as being a Mother my priorities had changed but when the time was right and with the support of my family I was able to very slowly progress back into some weight training and also make changes to my diet to help get back into the shape I wanted to be in. This was not easy and it was a physical and emotional rollercoaster with many ups and downs but in the end I was able to achieve a degree of success in which I got into shape 7 months after giving birth and had a photo shoot in LA with the world famous photographer Alex Ardenti.
As a trainer here at Schembri PT I sit in with Luke on all programs that are designed and implemented and I am the first point of contact for many of our clients through our website.
I love especially helping women achieve their health and fitness goals and being a Mother myself I know of the many challenges that we as women face and I just want to say that if you have a dream and are prepared to commit to a lifestyle change then I would love to help you achieve that dream and I look forward to meeting many more of you through Schembri PT both online and as I travel with Luke around Australia when we run our Muscle Camps.
My fitness motto is simple “……. You only live once so why not live happy and healthily.