"Don’t let fear stop you from stepping out of your comfort zone"
After arriving in Australia from South Africa in 1992, Kirsty was introduced to mountain bike riding by friends. This began a lifelong passion which helped see her through some great personal challenges.
After suffering serious illness and losing her ability to ride, Kirsty was determined to overcome her health challenges and get back on the bike. It was this drive and the want to connect with other like-minded women when she moved to Melbourne that led her to start up free, introduction to mountain biking sessions for women at Lysterfield Lake.
She is passionate about offering women the opportunity to get out there and give it a go, to experience something they may not otherwise do and to make friends along the way.
Kirsty, who also runs her own Pilates studio, said being active isn’t just about the physical aspect or being the best.
“It offers so many benefits to a woman’s health and wellbeing, mental and emotional, friendship, joy, happiness and who knows … maybe even the discovery of new passions and places.”
Her advice, “Don’t let fear stop you from stepping out of your comfort zone and trying something new and maybe a little scary. You might be pleasantly surprised at just how great it is, how strong you are and how much you actually love it!”