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This month another Wonder Woman has graced our front page. She is a true embodiment of strength, discipline and optimal health.

She has been sharing these passions with many people for many years now and is truly one sought out role model. Let’s hear it from THE Manal Garcia

"I'm a 47 year old mother of 2 older teen boys (almost men really) ages 16 & 19.  I run a Personal Training / Outdoor Training business in Sydney's Inner West and have around 60 clients that I service weekly. 

My sessions include running (as I'm a certified run coach), boxing , weight training, HIIT workouts  - pretty much using the outdoors as motivation for interesting sessions.

Having run this business for 17 years I can proudly say no 2 sessions are ever the same.  My clients are mums, dads, Corporate clients (such as law firms , doctor/nurse/ medical groups).

I also believe in an active, fit life.  I believe the fountain of youth stems from nutrition and exercise. I have been racing (running) for over 15 years with The Sydney Striders. I have completed 2 team Ultra Marathons, 1 Triathlon, 2 full Marathons, over 50 Half Marathons and hundreds of 10 & 5km races. 

I just paced 2 hours for the Blackmores Half Marathon (official pacer), race 3 more 10Km's this year, quite a few more 5km races, compete in the Central Coast Half Marathon in November and in between all this travel to Egypt for a 4 week family holiday.  2019 is busy!!  

2020 will consist of The Sydney Striders 10km series (10 races throughout the year), and most likely SMH Half in May, Gold Coast Half in July, Blackmores and Central Coast Halves as bare minimums.  I'm yet to sort out other races.

I'm working on chipping away at current race times to get back to 20 minutes for a 5k, 41for a 10 and mid 90's for Half.  Consistent training mixed with swimming and strength training are helping me get closer to my goals." 

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