Get stronger, recover from pain and improve your mental health with
a complete health + wellness solution for all Australians
A passionate wellness educator and coach with more than 25 years’ experience in Research, Training, Assessment and Facilitation in the fields of Business, Communication, Hospitality, Customer Service, Fitness and Health and Well-being. Committed to improving the health and wellness of all Australians through an integrated Tai-Chi approach, Leanne delivers comprehensive wellness programs that exercise both body and mind for individuals and organisations, through her wellness platform Balance Minder.
Sound knowledge of the market principles and trends with the ability to formulate strategies, make decisions, plan with confidence and execute, having a quick grasp of the cutting edge technologies.
Specialises in mentoring Team Leaders to activate their workplace wellbeing plan using her 5 links to Lead Well. Takes a strength based approach to coaching her Mentees, with a your pace ethic.
…wellness is a complete body and mind solution
Moving the body is only half the job. We believe in training the mind as well for optimal wellbeing. It is about improving strength and flexibility, also helping to reduce stress, depression and anxiety, leaving you with more energy and stamina.
We respect our bodies by only performing exercises that feel right. We respect our minds by offering it that chance to feel “balanced”. We respect each other by supporting one another on our journeys to better health, no matter where the starting line is.
…in making health + wellness accessible for all
Feeling fit and healthy is for every body. All should have the chance to improve the health and wellness of their body and mind. That’s why we offer solutions to improve your wellness; no matter what your fitness level, health or injury condition, or time available.
To do this we need to have a useful mindset. How often do we start something and forget the "why"?
Shifting the goal posts continuely can be make it real hard to score. This is why we have Tribe coaching plus online training to help you Value YOU!
Its time to create a healthy community.
By helping yourself, you also help others.
Make the change to being the best YOU!
Time Out Tai Chi was a national finalist in the Australia Fitness 2020 Community Activation Awards
The Heart behind Balance Minder
Leanne’s Tai Chi Story
I would have been around 30 when I received a diagnosis of Fibromyalgia that finally explained many of the chronic pain symptoms I’d been experiencing throughout my life. As a teen, I had chronic neck pain and ongoing pain throughout my entire body after having my first child. It got to the point that I was unable to play with my children, housework became near impossible and doctors continued to tell me to go home and just deal with the pain. It wasn’t until I fell down in the street one day, and a number of people walked past me and laughed, that I realised I needed to find some answers and take my health into my own hands.
I made a plan to not let my pain hold me back and attended a networking event where I sat beside a lady who handed me a flyer on Tai Chi. I took it home and stuck it to the fridge where it stayed for 6 months. It wasn’t until my daughter began experiencing anxiety that I noticed the flyer and decided we should give it a go together. From the first class I noticed not only physical changes, but also changes in my mental wellbeing. From then, Tai Chi became a regular part of my routine and even my daughter mentioned how much calmer I was as a mother.
These days, I’ve been practicing and teaching Tai Chi for 12 years and have grown a successful business as a Fitness Educator and Tai Chi instructor. I focus on supporting people with chronic pain and other ailments to relax their mind, calm their body and stop their pain from holding them back from living a fulfilling life. I’ve seen clients who have struggled to walk long distances, balance themselves, neurological issues, mental health concerns and more…turn their life around and have amazing results like travelling interstate, go bushwalking again, leave the house and do tasks with ease that previously caused anxiety. I was recently a finalist for the Australia Fitness 2020 Community Activation Awards for my contribution to sharing Tai Chi throughout Australia. When I’m not practicing Tai Chi, you’ll find me out with my family, fishing, 4wd driving, camping and out in the vegie garden living a life that I truly enjoy.
I’m so passionate about supporting people to not accept their pain as the standard or as something holding them back from doing things they really care about. That’s why I’ve created my Time Out Tai Chi program and coaching services, to support my clients to be more than just their pain and to find joy in living and achieving their best life.
The Balance Minder Way…
Inclusiveness: Every body has the right to exercise and as a community we need to support this
Education: Our college takes a full-circle approach to health and wellness
Collaboration: specialising in linking organisations and community groups for better outcomes
Tribes: Let’s do it together
Resilience: Strengthening ourselves to build strong communities
Usness: recognising the wellness link to social networks
Accessibility: 15 minutes at a time, easy to access, suits all fitness levels, no special equipment, seated or standing…Any time, any place, any where.
Our programs can be customised for the needs of your community organisation or business. We would love to supply you with our Capability Statement.