Women can have it all, just not at the same time: Linda

Meet Linda Morrison, a mother of two, personal trainer and wellness coach from Melbourne. She’s also working on a new book and regularly contributes to health blogs. To say she’s busy is an understatement. Linda kindly took time out of her hectic schedule to chat with us about her life, job and passions.


Linda with her children at the Color Run in Melbourne earlier this year.

Linda with her children at the Color Run in Melbourne earlier this year.

Amica: Tell us a bit about yourself. How did you get to where you are now in your career and life?

Linda: I have been a career trainer and lover of healthy living for most of my life. I am passionate about women’s health and navigating the modern family and individuals into a more inspired, happy life. I have always taught people to move. I was 14 when I started teaching children swimming, then teaching aerobics, circuit classes, corporate fitness and personal training by 18. I put myself through university by earning money in the fitness industry and I worked in just about every job associated with gyms for years. In my late 20’s I had two beautiful children, a girl Mackenzie, who is almost 14 , and a boy, Edison, who’s almost 12. While busy with them, I have always worked coaching clients to better their health status and most recently empowerment coaching specifically for women. I love writing books and ebooks about how women can bring it all together and have success, massive productivity and energy within daily life.

Amica: What does a typical day involve for you?

Linda: A typical day for me is to rise by 5.30am to train myself and 2-3 clients Then I organise my children for their day. Once they are off to school, I spend a few hours communicating to my tribe of wellness and health lovers across the globe. I Skype coach a couple of clients then head to after school activities with my children – dance, lacrosse, football , umpire training and the like. I spend one morning a week planning and making yummy food. I generally do a big bake-up so we have good food to eat during the week.  Here’s a little taste.

Amica: As a busy mum with your own business, what advice do you have for women trying to ‘have it all’?

Linda: I think it is very important to have a passion or work or contribution outside your own children that will pull you and hold you across your life. It is extremely easy to get caught up and overwhelmed by the immediacy of family life with children. Mothers and women are specifically hardwired to be helpers and carers and we can forget about our own needs. You can have it all, just not at the same time.

Amica: What is the best thing women can do to improve their health and wellbeing?

Linda: Find a physical activity or exercise that uplifts you and makes you feel good about your body now. Not when you have lost weight or when you get fitter. An activity (and there are loads to chose from) that gives you a super lift.

Amica: What do the next 10 years hold for you?

Linda: In short, loving and caring for my children, uplifting my family and guiding them towards more, public speaking, educating and coaching great health across the world via http://www.lindamorrison.com.au/

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