Local Mum Deborah Ellaway
Where and how long have you lived in Sydney’s east:
I have lived in the East since I moved to Australia, from Ireland, 16 years ago. The first place I landed was Bondi (of course!). It was a huge change from where I lived back home and I absolutely loved it!
I then moved to Randwick after I met my husband and lived there for 8 years. We recently moved to Mascot and we love it! Such a great sense of community and we have the best neighbours.
How many children:
We have 2 boys Finn (4) and Bodhi (2). The journey to motherhood is tough however I am extremely lucky to have my boys. They are the sweetest, loudest, craziest kids and definitely keep us on our toes.
It would have to be Centennial Park or as I like to call it “the office”. It’s where I hold my Group Training sessions Tuesday - Friday. I also meet some of my Personal Training clients there so I’m there almost every day. Before I start my classes, I often do a jogging lap to prepare myself for the day….not before a coffee of course.
Since moving to Mascot, we go to Maroubra beach a lot. I love the south end because it doesn’t feel like you’re even in Sydney there is so much space. The boys are happy playing in the sand and splashing in the water for hours. Mac Mahon pool is also great for the kids to swim.
Favourite kid friendly cafe:
The Shed Cafe in Randwick has a little play area which was perfect when my boys were smaller. My days of sitting in cafes relaxing with a coffee are well and truly over! It’s now a take away coffee on the way to the park.
Favourite Coffee Spot:
I have tried most of my local coffee shops and Fresh @1 in Mascot is my favourite. The coffee is amazing and the owner Lana is a dietician so the food is super healthy and amazing! Lana and her daughter Olga are always welcoming and super friendly.
Favourite date night place:
We try and have date night at least once a month. We are happy to go anywhere with good red wine and a lively atmosphere…so we can stay awake! We love Italian food so Capannos in Botany is definitely on our date night list. Amazing food and BYO wine so it’s definitely a winner.
Favourite Local Day Out Activity:
Heffron bike track in Maroubra is a great local activity for the boys. They both got new bikes for Christmas so it’s a great place for them to practice.
Favourite wet weather location:
The Supa Centre at Moore Park has a great play centre for kids and it’s free….although we usually end up buying something for the house so it’s not exactly free. Otherwise, Little Dynamos in Alexandria is a wonderful place to let the boys climb and have fun.
Describe an ideal day in Sydney’s eastern suburbs for you?
Breakfast at Trio in Bondi followed by a swim, a walk around Centennial Park and afternoon drinks at Coogee Pavilion rooftop.
What area of the east have you yet to explore much but would like to?
We are still exploring Mascot and surrounds at the moment. We still have lots of places we want eat at in Rosebery and Alexandria. Botany also has some fabulous parks and cafes that we need to explore.
Work or SAHM:
I am the owner/head trainer at Mums Fitness co.
I specialise in safe and effective training throughout pregnancy, after birth and any stage of motherhood. I offer mobile Personal Training at home or at a local park. My clients don’t have to worry about finding a babysitter or waking their baby to feed, we work around their schedule and train at the hour that works best for their routine!
I also offer Group Training at Centennial park. Mums can surround themselves with like minded mums while getting fitter and healthier! Mums Fitness Co. Group Training sessions are suitable from 12 weeks postpartum and include a mixture of HIIT, Boxing, strength and cardio,
Pregnancy and postnatal wellness is something I am incredibly passionate about, helping women enjoy safe and appropriate exercise so they can feel their physical and emotional best during and after pregnancy. I have helped hundreds of women transform through fitness and healthy lifestyle changes. I am all about increasing confidence, I believe that confidence in all parts of life stems from within. If you feel good about yourself, that feeling carry’s on to the others around you.
I help my clients with their health fitness goals ranging from weight loss, toning or just feeling fitter and stronger. Fundamentally though, I absolutely love my job and watching people achieve their goals is the best part!
Our services include Mobile Personal Training at your home or local Park, Group Training at Centennial Park, Small Group training and Private Mothers Group Training.
Motherly advice :
Try and live a healthy life and look after YOU! We all make excuses for not taking care of ourselves. We don’t have time or the money, we are too tired, or possibly the worst – we don’t need it.
Exercising, even if it’s just 30 minutes a day, can have many benefits. Exercise increases energy, decreases stress levels, improves mood, increases self-esteem and promotes better sleep (just to name a few). Do yoga, go for a walk, take a run, lift weights, or play sports. When I exercise, I have more energy, more patience, and more love for me AND my family.
Special offer for ESM:
The Mums Fitness Co "New Year Better Body" 6 week Challenge starts on 29th January 2019 and I am offering all ESM followers a very special discount!!
Group training available 5 days per week - you decide how many days you want to come-6 week training block
Centennial Park location with plenty of parking, playgrounds and cafes.-Casual sessions available-All equipment provided-Programmes adapted for all fitness levels from beginner to advanced
We provide a safe, supportive and fun environment-Budget friendly sessions -Child friendly sessions with onsite nanny-Private VIP facebook group with weekly challenges to keep you motivated
1 session per week $110 for 6 weeks (normally $140)
2sessions per week $180 for 6 weeks (normally $260)
3 sessions per week $270 for 6 weeks (normally $375)
Limited spots available at this price!! BOOK NOW
Or phone Deb on 0420 979 180 or email email@example.com