A Ray of Fitness was opened in 2008 by Raylee Mahony.
Raylee has worked in the industry for over 20 years. She discovered fitness after a life changing illness days following the birth of her son, at the tender age of 20. Three days after Jayden’s birth, Raylee was rushed back to hospital with life threatening blood clots. Doctors discovered a blood clot the size of a banana blocking her main vein. The doctors initially believed that due to the size, positioning and damage caused, that a positive recovery for Raylee was not likely. Miracles happened and her clever body created it’s own bypass by bursting into a surface vein transporting life saving blood flow to her vital organs.
“After 11 weeks in hospital, I had to learn to walk on my painful legs again. Day one I could walk to my door. Day two, up the hall and within a month, I could walk to the car park of a local gym. I was told that the only way to save my incompetent leg was to get fit and build muscle. However, gyms scared me! After walking to the car park of the local gym for a month, the cranky owner yelled out, “Are you coming in one day or not!”
Ray finally had the courage to walk in the door and explain her story about how she could not afford to join. He immediately offered Ray a position behind the counter selling memberships.
I felt excited talking with people daily. It didn’t take long to see that I had found my calling. The cranky man caught me watching his wife teaching a class and yelled at me to stop. When he approached with steam pouring from his ears, his asked, “Is that what you want?”. I immediately answered YES. He then offered to pay for my training and garnish my wages.
The rest is history. Ray worked in many large commercial gyms in Newcastle. Ray realised that people enjoyed it for a while but they didn’t stay. She knew that she could create a place like home, where people felt safe to be themselves without judgement. Ray found an old Montessori School where she could raise my children and run her business from home. All her dreams had come true. In the past 10 years her humble studio has created this amazing community of people. Friendships were formed, tears were shared, goals were achieved, support was given and “coming home” was created.
After starting as a freestyle instructor and then becoming a qualified Les Mills, Spin, Boxing and Crossfit Trainer, I have found a sample of all my years of experience has created my unique style. There are no crazy moves, just functional movements that will assist in your day to day life.
In the last 5 years completed my Yoga teachers training with Yoga Loft Newcastle, Yin Yoga with Master Jo Phee, Master Life Coaching, Master Hypnosis, M-Braining with MBIT, Master NLP, EDISC and much more.
I understand that we have all arrive at this place in life for a reason. The reason may have been from past trauma’s. It may have been the reason we have over-eaten, been stuck in thought loops or even in destructive relationships with ourselves and others. The past is over. The past is a memory. The only thing we have is the thoughts and the meanings we give to the past. This is great news. This means we now have the power to take back our lives by bringing awareness to our thoughts which creates our feelings and drive our behaviours.
SO WHY do I do what I do? Because I am passionate to help facilitate others to mental freedom.
I believe all of us have the power and the right to be free from the past. Together we start working from the INSIDE out. Together we discover past behaviours, we find the thought loops and create a clear path forward. It’s time to unload this baggage you have been carrying. Stop trying to fix your life with diet and exercise alone. Yes you need both, but you will quit if you don’t find the love inside yourself to want to truly change inside out.
I understand some days it will be tough to get out of bed and sometimes you will want to quit. You won’t. Do know why I know this? Because I have successfully transformed 100’s of people lives. Yes they wanted to quit but they didn’t. Trust in me, I promise it will be worth it.
I’m not just a Weight Loss and Health Coach. ISC programs is for all people who are in a rut, feeling stuck or just needing help in their relationships with themselves and others.
Remember, NOTHING CHANGES IF NOTHING CHANGES. I am passionate about delivering you the support and tools required to finish any task you take on. It does not matter where you train or who your trainer is or if you don’t train at all. It doesn’t matter where you start or what you are wanting to work on.
With the right head-space, you will succeed in becoming the best version of yourself.
I’m ready. Are you.
Yours in health and happiness