Healthy Katie finds perfect balance on way to dream career
KATIE Middleton has found the perfect balance between work and study.
The 21-year-old CQUniversity student runs a personal training business while studying a Bachelor of Health Promotion.
She is one of many students choosing to combine work with study, and utilises CQU's STEPS program to do so.
Ms Middleton said her work and study were the perfect combination to build her dream career - delivering health and fitness education to schools.
"It's really upsetting to see kids who don't even like exercise, knowing it's just they haven't been given the opportunity to get involved and excited about it," she said.
"I was overweight as a child, but I got really fit when I got into sailing.
"I've been into fitness ever since.
"Having great coaches, and great support, really made the difference.
"I want to be able to give that to kids."
For Ms Middleton, a desire to help people is a huge motivation.
"I've always wanted to start my own business, since the age of 14," she said.
"I really like helping people. When I help people, it makes me feel better."
She strives to create a fun environment and finds her work very personally rewarding.
"A lot of people these days don't like exercise - like people who have busy, stressful jobs or who are unhappy," she said.
"I try to convince them that exercise is the best medicine."