Hailing from New Zealand, Shakaila has made a new home in Mackay. She’s followed her passion for health and fitness, all the way from high school to CQUniversity, where she is currently studying a Certificate III in Fitness. She hopes to use the experience she has acquired while assisting patrons of the new gym to start her own health business in the future.
What is your first memory?
My first Halloween. When I lived in New Zealand at a beach house, mum forgot it was Halloween and these kids turned up with ghost masks on. My cousin and I were absolutely horrified, even more so when they took their ‘faces’ off!
What are you studying?
A Certificate III in Fitness. I want to continue my studies and go on to study either Nutrition Diatetics, or Business Management. I’d like to own a gym one day and help people with their nutrition choices.
What was the moment that made you choose your career?
When I was in Year 10 I started getting into health and fitness and really enjoyed seeing the progress I made. I thought I’d love to help others feel good about their progress, like I did.
What is a motto or phrase that you live by?
“If it’s meant to be it will be.”
Describe the greatest moment of your life (so far)?
Moving to Australia. So many opportunities to study and find a job.
Jamie Oliver is coming to dinner – what do you make for him?
Creamy chicken and bacon carbonara – my favourite.