Shreen El Masry, HEALTH AT EVERY SIZE & BODY POSITIVE Personal Trainer in Coogee
Hi, I’m Shreen El Masry,a Health at Every Size and Body Positive Personal Trainer
BODY POSITIVE approach
Be You Be Free is a body positive space. We are a supportive and non-judgmental community for all women of all shapes and sizes. We do not focus on weight loss, transformations, or diets. We focus on fun and sustainable health and well-being behaviours such as self-care, body respect, fun exercise, work-life balance and mindfulness amongst others
Through our wellbeing and fitness programs, workshops and retreats, I help women have fun with exercise, find food freedom, build confidence and respect in themselves, and create a fun, practical and balanced approach to their health and happiness in a supportive, comfortable and non-judgemental community.
My personal training sessions provide individual support to help women achieve their health and well-being goals . Click here to learn more.
My outdoor fitness groups are all about having fun with exercise; as well as meeting like-minded women and having a laugh. My outdoor fitness groups are not just about fitness, but about being part of a supportive and comfortable and non-judgemental community of like-minded women. Because of this, I include social get-together’s and events as part of the program Click here to learn more.
My Complete health & Wellbeing Approach
I share my health and wellbeing knowledge and experience; focusing on health and wellbeing practices including self-care, breathing, positive thinking,mindfulness, intuitive eating, emotional well-being and work-life balance among others.
I also help women find food freedom and body peace through my Intuitive Eating program Click here to learn more.
If you would like to work with me, then I’d love to hear from you. You can contact me on 0433 915 423 or click here.
Let’s get started!
Seven years ago, I was diagnosed with depression, anxiety and an eating disorder. I never thought it would happen to me, but it did. Looking back now, I realise it was the turning point in my life and I’ve come out the other side feeling better than ever.
I want to share my experience and journey with you as I believe I went through this for a reason; and that reason is to help other women who may be struggling with diets, restriction, confidence and unhappiness to help them live a happy, free and healthy life.
It started ten years ago when I was asked to be a bridesmaid for one of my friends. I was unhappy with my body and I had already spent years on ‘diets’ that didn’t work. I dreaded having to wear a bridesmaid dress, and broke down in tears in the changing room after being measured. I couldn’t go on feeling that way anymore and I decided to go on one more diet, but this time I was determined not to "fail".
I found a calorie counting app and started eating a dangerous amount of low calories each day as well as overexercising. After 9 months, I had reached my ‘goal weight’, but it didn’t stop there. I just kept going and going. It was never enough. I can’t even find the right words to explain the pain, the loneliness and fear. I was consumed by thoughts of food, exercise and weight. Nothing else mattered.
And then it started - the restricting, the over-exercising, the binge eating, the guilt and the shame. I knew I needed help.
"I KNEW I NEEDED HELP"
I started a very long and difficult path to recovery. It is undoubtedly one of the hardest things I have been through and I was nearly hospitalised during the process. I discovered natural therapies and educated myself on health and well-being in order to recover.
For the first time in my life, I started to listen to my body and I stopped dieting and over-exercising. I learnt to accept myself and be myself. And here I am today – happy, healthy and living a fun life.
I now see the experience as a positive journey, as I wouldn’t be the person I am today if I hadn’t gone through it. All I want now is to help others who may be going through a similar journey so they can feel as good as I do today.
My experience and passion to help others inspired me to set up Be You Be Free and train as a Personal Trainer and Wellness Coach and obtain a Graduate Certificate in Wellness.
My mission is life is to help all women create a happy, healthy and fun life so they can lives their lives the way they are meant to.