Hi, Terri Batsakis here, Founder of Terrific Fitness.
I opened Terrific Fitness in July 2010. I believe everyone deserves to look and feel amazing and be confident. I struggled so much with my own weight and health before becoming a Personal Trainer, that I made it my mission to be able to help others suffering in the same way. As a teenager I was anorexic, going on to gain over 40kg after having my first child. I spent most of my life battling with my weight, which also effected my mental health.
Despite my weight issues I have always been into exercise and loved working out. However, I struggled fitting into gyms, self-conscious about my body image, I was uncoordinated and felt invisible and unsupported.
I battled a number of health issues including Poly Cystic Ovaries, Endometriosis, cancer cells on my cervix, tumors on my ovaries and serious spinal damage resulting in a fusion in my neck, forcing me to have to re-learn to walk again, and re-learn how to use my right hand again.
At the age of 36 I became a Personal Trainer to save my own life. It was at this point I realised I wanted to help others that felt the way I felt all these years. I started Terrific Fitness, and walked away from my corporate job.
I vowed my studio would be a family business, a place where people feel welcome, valued and included. A place where there is no judgement, 24/7 support, a home away from home. Somewhere you feel you fit right in and don’t have to be someone you’re not. And that is exactly what I created. The Terrific Fitness studio is your home away from home.
I look forward to meeting you and working with you towards your goals. My staff are the most incredible people; I am so blessed to have them on my team. You will absolutely love them. They are just as passionate as I am about helping people and will make you feel so very welcome.