I have been involved in the health and Fitness Industry for over 30 years both as an elite athlete and Personal Trainer. I have also mentored other high profile successful athletes and Trainers.
I provide “mindful” personal training for all my clients. I get to know my clients, so I can provide the best possible service to suit each person’s individual needs. Whether you are training for an event, weight loss, or just to feel better about yourself, let me train you in a more interesting and diverse way to get the results you want.
Everyone is different. Some people may want a tough and challenging workout; some people may be struggling through injuries and need specific rehabilitation training.
People trying to loose weight require specialized training depending on their present health, injuries and capabilities.
Others may not have trained for several years and need help getting back to some basic conditioning.
So what ever your age or what ever your specific needs may be, with my 30 years of personal training expertise I will help you become the person you have always wanted to be.
Sessions start at $80.00.
Find out more or call me on 0415 392 009
“I’m a 34 year old mum of 2 very active boys aged 9 and 7 and I’ve been training with Helen since January 2015. Here’s a little piece of my story.
To be completely honest, I have struggled with a love/hate relationship with food and body image issues for around 16 years. During which time, I’ve also had an obsessive approach to diet and exercise. I’ve absolutely flogged myself in the gym and most of the time I was doing this day in, day out, 7 days a week.
January 2015 rolled around and being mentally and emotionally exhausted, I conceded that I needed help or guidance of some sort. Enter Helen Owen. This amazing human has unquestionably changed the way I look at not only diet and exercise but also life in general.
Upon first meeting Helen and hearing part of her own story, (and all I can say is WOW) something just clicked and I knew I would love training with her. My first ‘’trial session” was challenging yet amazing and I remember leaving the gym and calling my husband exhilarated and excited about my new adventure.
I’ve arrived for some training sessions and upon hearing what Helen has lined up for me, I’ve stood there with a smile on face yet nervously thinking ‘’how on earth am I going to do this?’’ Helen has undoubtedly pushed my limits beyond anything I could achieve on my own in the gym and taken me to places I’ve never been mentally or physically! Every one of our training sessions has been unique and the amount of knowledge Helen has passed on (intentionally and unintentionally) during these sessions is completely mind blowing. Her wealth of information and experience is invaluable to me and I can honestly say, 8 months on and I have not had a workout I’ve been disappointed with.
I love that there is no such thing as a “one size fits all” training program. Helen adjusts your individual program to maximize your own results based on how you turn up to each and every session. If I’ve turned up to the gym after a bad day, unwell or not quite feeling myself, I haven’t even had to say anything. Helen is all over it as soon as you step foot in the gym and has adjusted my session accordingly on numerous occasions. “Train Smart” as Helen will say.
I remember starting out with Helen and not being able to complete 1 quality rep of certain exercises. However, I’ve recently had numerous ‘light bulb moments’ where I’ve excitedly announced to Helen that I’ve just completed multiple sets of numerous reps of an exercise I previously couldn’t do. To which Helen will smile and nod and without having to say as much, I know she knew I would get there along – even if I’d doubted myself.
Finally, having been obsessed for many years with being skinny rather than fit and healthy, I can honestly say I’m now feeling the healthiest, fittest and most emotionally stable that I’ve ever felt. I turn up to every session looking forward to it and leave feeling completely satisfied knowing I gave everything I had to that workout, on that day. Helen is without a doubt an absolute asset to anyone looking at taking they’re training to the next level and pushing their own limits.
And as an added bonus, Helen has some amazing stories of her own accomplishments and achievements you really need to hear about!”
“I have been training with Helen Owen for over 18 months now.
I have always been the type of person that would go flat out at something for a few weeks then totally give up and stop. I would get a sense of desperation to loose weight and get fit so I would seek out fad diets, or on line exercise programs, boot camps or anything that I thought would give me a quick result, only to find that I quickly lost motivation and felt worse off than when I started. I was in a rut and didn’t know how to get out of this vicious circle.
Since I have been training with Helen she has made me realize that there is no quick fix, it is bout being consistent and learning how to just turn up to training with out making excuses. As a shift worker it is easy to make excuses for poor eating habits and being too tired to train, but Helen’s philosophy is just turn up and she modifies our training sessions depending on where I am mentally and physically on the day.
This is the first time that I have stayed consistent with my training and gained so much understanding about my eating habits without going on any strict diet. I feel so much better about myself and my lifestyle now thanks to Helen’s help.”
Emma Catherine Croskill
Registered Nurse at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital
“For the past six (6) months, I have been training under Helen Owen and much to my surprise, I have thoroughly enjoyed the challenge! Reason being is Helen is much more than a “Personal Trainer”. She has not only coached me physically but challenged me on many other levels but has guided me as a teacher would. Her instruction, passion, drive and excitement for me to be a better person is highly motivating! She has come alongside me at my level and worked with me in building me up, from the inside out. I have learnt how my body works and responds through training under Helen’s thorough knowledge and experience, which in turn, gives me better performance and growing achievements at the gym, personal and work life. If you’re looking to change your life from the inside out…. Helen’s positive and nurturing spirit will help you achieve that on all levels.”
“I have been an active person my whole life, however, recently I decided my overall strength and fitness levels needed to be pulled up a notch or two. After my first training session with Helen I knew she would be truly instrumental in helping me achieve my new goals. The sessions are not only challenging, but I’m also having fun working out as Helen is very clever at mixing things up and creating new and different ways to sweat it out and stay strong!! My fiancé Ross also trains with Helen and their teamwork has resulted in him enjoying zero back pain for the first time in years. I would highly recommend Helen as a personal trainer to the average Joe Schmoe like me, to the elite athlete, and everyone in between.”
“After my fathers passing of cancer and watching what he went through it dawned on me that even though I enjoyed playing a lot of competitive sports, I wasn’t ever really conscious of my actual health and wellbeing. And just to add to the mix I was also a really heavy smoker. My father’s death had a huge impact on me. I didn’t want to go down that same path.
I decided then that I would seek professional help and was recommended by a friend to see Helen Owen as I was told she was more than just a personal trainer, she was trained in understanding grief and how it impacts on you both mentally and physically. I was fit but just didn’t know how to take it to the next level, and I wasn’t getting any younger so I couldn’t do what I use to do afew years ago.
I have been training with Helen now for nearly two years and in that time I have given up smoking with a few lapses, but Helen always finds a way to get me back on track.
Since training with Helen I can honestly say I have never been fitter in my life. She comes up with new ideas and ways of training to keep me motivated and I am always looking forward to our next session. I have had shoulder issues, back problems, neck pain etc. but Helen always finds ways of training to strengthen weaknesses, whilst still having a grueling workout always taking into consideration where my mind and body is at the time. She always says “just don’t think about it…..just turn up, that’s all you have to do, let me work out the rest.”
I couldn’t recommend Helen highly enough to anybody. She has a wealth of experience, not only because of her own training and competing in various sports at elite levels, but also training people from all walks of life. “
Professional reference for Helen Owen:
“I was diagnosed in May this year (2014) with a viral throat cancer, shortly after this I underwent 2 major surgeries to remove the primary cancer and the tumor. As a result of the surgery I was left with advanced weakness in my shoulder region due to the manipulating and stretching of the nerve during surgery.
As part of my recovery, rehabilitation and to regain my strength I engaged the personal training services of Helen Owen. Helens approach and sound knowledge of my condition has been second to none. Helen has tailored our training sessions to target the weak areas in my upper and core body with fantastic results.
Helen has continually developed effective training plans that have been both challenging and setting a good foundation towards my fitness and future lifestyle goals.
Helen’s professional and extensive fitness knowledge has all contributed to my own personal fitness success and rehabilitation.
Her suggestions and professional advice on additional training, nutrition and tips for pre/post training have all helped me to achieve my personal fitness goals at an accelerated pace.
I have no hesitation in recommending Helen Owen and would encourage anyone to take advantage of the benefits of her Personal Training sessions.”
Throat cancer and tumor survivor