One Body For Life
In celebrating the launch of Logan City Guide, ‘Jimboomba Edition’ we met and chatted to one of Jimboomba’s most stylish mum & business owner Marianna Campbell. She dishes on life with her three children, business and living in Jimboomba.
Can you tell us a little about yourself?
I am a mother of 3 young kids – 2 ,4 and 6. My favourite place to spend time away is camping by the beach. I love musicals, live music, and the beer garden.
When did you start the business and what was the motivation behind it?
In March 2019, I started my business from home while I was 20 weeks
pregnant with my third child.
I worked for myself, within other establishments and decided I needed to go out on my own.
This allowed me the opportunity to deliver the service and style where I could have the biggest impact on the community.
As I couldn’t find a commercial location (and because I was pregnant), I set up from home. I am an exercise physiologist with a passion for woman’s health and chronic disease management.
I was motived to open my business after the lack of facilities and support around return to exercise post children and to provide education to those recently diagnosed with a chronic condition.
Movement is medicine and regardless of a person’s socio-economic status, everyone should have the right to improve their health literature.
I hated going to the gym with lots of people either in the gym or in the group classes, so our studio only offers a max of 5 per class.
We are exercise physiology based and our philosophy is to empower fearless movement.
How long have you lived in Jimboomba?
I grew up in the Logan area my whole life, before moving to Ballarat, Vic for Uni. I lived there for 7 years. During this time, I got married, bought a house and had 2 kids.
At the end of 2018, we moved out to Jimboomba to be closer to family.
How was last 12 month of running a local small business?
Fun, stressful, exciting, overwhelming, fun!!
It has been an incredible ride. We have been so fortunate to have moved to the studio we are in now, and as essential health workers be able to continue to trade through lockdowns etc.
Running a small local business is wonderful. I run into my clients at school drop off/pick up, the local supermarket and sometimes at the pub where we go for dinner and I love that. We go for coffee with clients after sessions once a month at our local cafe and we just have a damn good time. We have local GP’s on board who refer patients to us under care plans, which is incredible.
What do you promise to your clients?
Fun, therapeutic exercise sessions that are open to everyone; delivered in a non-intimidating and friendly environment leaving them feeling invigorated.
Where is your favourite coffee spot?
My favourite coffee spot is Cafe on Cusack, because its right down stairs from our studio – a cafe in walking distance is great thing.
What do you do to relax?
Relax? I’m a mum of 3 kids and a business owner. Even when I’m relaxing, I’m not relaxed. Lol.
The beach is what I always come back to. It’s one of the nicest places on earth for me, the moment my feet hit the sand – relaxation kicks in.
Besides running your business, what is favourite thing to do?
Weekends away camping with the family and friends.
One Body For Life
Address: 689-695 Cusack Ln, Jimboomba
Phone: 0450 409 428