Beauty & Wellbeing Routine: Amanda, Owner & Head Trainer at She's A Knockout.

First up, briefly tell us a little bit about yourself!

I loved sports growing up and was into everything including netball, tennis, soccer, karate and even trampolining. Although sporty, my weight was a problem. After a decision not to leave my teens unhappy with my weight, I took control of my health and dropped 20kg to become the fit, strong and confident person I wanted to be.

Passionate and determined to share the benefits of health and fitness with others I started up She’s a Knockout, a mobile personal training company specialising in personal training for women!

It’s so rewarding helping women achieve their goals, transforming their lives and themselves along the way. Through Personal Training, Corporate Training, Bootycamp and Boxing classes, She’s a Knockout now brings health and wellness to women all over Perth… and we’re loving it!

Tell us about your daily beauty routine.

I spend a lot of time outdoors so my skin is constantly thirsty. A massage therapist gave me a great tip once to add oil to my usual moisturiser – it works wonders! I mix Nivea Body Firming Lotion with Bio Oil.

Confession: I may or may not have cleaned Strawberrynet out of Clinique products. The daily routine comprises Take the Day Off Makeup Remover (you’ll never have racoon eyes again I swear!), Clarifying Lotion, Dramatically Different Moisturiser and Superbalanced Makeup. They also have a great moisturizing lip colour balm that comes in loads of colours –just ignore the weird name – Chubby Stick?!


What's the one beauty treatment you can't live without? And your favourite place to have it done?

I haven’t had the chance in Perth, but on a recent trip to Vietnam I tried my first Traditional Thai Massage. Amazing!

Who do you trust with your hair in Perth, and why?

It took me a year to find her, and I’m not sure I want to let the secret out, but Victoria at Renos on St Quentin in Claremont is my hair guru.

Favourite budget / at home beauty treatment?

A friend of mine gave me a product to try once called Baby Foot. You pop your feet in these indivdual moisturising bags and let them do their magic! After a couple of days avoiding strapless shoes (peeling!), lovely soft baby feet emerge.

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Your three, absolutely cannot live without, favourite products?

♥ Nivea Firming Body Lotion
♥ Nivea Chapstick
♥ Vaalia Probiotic Natural Yoghurt

Do you have any secret tips you use to keep looking / feeling great?

I believe feeling and looking great all starts in your mind. If you think ‘I am a fit, healthy person’, you will talk that way and you will act that way. The result: you will be that way! (Ed: check out our article on Positive Affirmations for more on this!)

For me it’s drinking lots of water, exercising regularly with purpose, eating natural non-processed foods and surrounding myself with positive people.


What beauty treatment/ wellbeing activity would you love to try but haven't yet?

If the opportunity ever arose I’d love to give aerial acrobatics a go!

Describe a typical day of eating for you.

Although I can’t cook to save myself, I’m definitely a foodie. So the key for me is moderation. I try to stay away from packaged foods – I know I feel good when I eat clean, so a typical day goes like this:

Breakfast: wholegrain toast, banana and cinnamon
Snack: almonds, cottage cheese
Lunch: fresh spring rolls (these are so easy to make – herbs with chicken or salmon, baby spinach, mint, carrot & cucumber in rice paper rolls)
Snack: seasonal fruit, reduced fat cheese
Dinner: salmon steak with quinoa, baby spinach, balsamic vinegar and toasted sunflower & pumpkin seeds
Dessert: natural yoghurt, berries & honey

Describe your fitness routine.

Ooo my favourite bit! ☺

Fitness should be fun, so I mix things up with my exercise routine to keep my brain and body from getting bored.

Outdoor training is the best, so most of my training takes place in parks or at the beach. Each week I’ll do a combination of boxing, playing netball, weighted circuit training, running, interval training and hill sprints.

Relaxation and recovery is also important, so I do a few stretch/relaxation classes a week to stay loose and avoid injuries.

Do you take part in any alternative therapies or take supplements? If so, discuss.

In addition to a nutritious diet I take a women’s multivitamin, vitamin c and fish oil daily.

How do you like to relax? What are your favourite ways to de-stress?

Cathcing up with girlfriends, smashing it out in a boxing session or going for a run in the sunshine are all top of my de-stress hit-list ☺

Thanks to Amanda for taking the time to share her routine with us! Check out the website if you're interested in finding out more about She's A Knockout.

If you have any questions or comments please leave them below! 🙂

Be well,



What is a Positive Affirmation?

What exactly is a positive affirmation? An affirmation is a positive statement used to bring about a desired situation.

Let’s not over complicate it, that’s all it is. It’s something that we say to ourselves to create what we want. “But I’d feel silly talking to myself” I hear you say. Have you noticed that voice in your head though that does talk to you? Usually in a negative way?

So, if you’re going to talk to yourself anyway, why not say good things, nurturing things, things that will change your life for the better?!

There is a cafe in San Francisco that has made affirmations a major part of their theme, the menu at The Gratitude Cafe is in the form of affirmations such as:


Caesar salad with romaine lettuce, avocado, Caesar dressing, capers and Brazil nut Parmesan


Mediterranean plate with almond hummus, olive tapenade, live falafels, cucumber tzatziki salad and a live cracker 



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How awesome is that! Fabulous food and the opportunity to set up your day in a powerful, positive manner.

There are countless stories of people who've healed themselves and changed their lives through affirmations, from Louise Hay who cured herself of cancer to Australian Denise Duffield-Thomas who created her dream job through affirmations and visualisation, as well as using the Law of Attraction.

Add to that the fact that they're an inexpensive (can't get better than free) thing to add to your routine – why not give them a try yourself?

The best affirmations are simple and easy to remember and repeat, “Every day in every way I'm getting better and better” is an oldie but a goodie, and if it's good enough for Tony Robbins who am I to argue.

Make sure to say them in the positive, present tense for example, “I am the perfect weight for me” rather than, “I will lose weight” which implies at some time in the future you will lose some weight.

Affirmations can be used for any area of life you can think of, and Tony Robbins (yes again) even talks about a couple who used affirmations to win the lottery.

What will you use affirmations for?

On a side note I've found these amazing people who also add your own personal affirmations to meditation music to make them even more powerful, these are awesome if you want to take it to the next level.

I'd love for you to choose just one affirmation and use it in as many ways as possible, say it out loud, say it to yourself while looking in the mirror, write it down ten times a day.

In the comment box below I'd love to hear about your results!

Bubbles of Love from me to you!

Written by Chizelle, leading The Ultimate Self-love Revolution, writer, speaker and hostess of Chizelle TV

Be well,