"I would like to help spread the word about the importance of keeping healthy and fit for long-term brain health. Until quite recently I didn't realise that a person's twenties and thirties are a vital time for reducing their risk of dementia. My grandfather suffered with dementia for many years. His loss of memory and independence was heartbreaking for my family and revealed to me the cruelty and sadness which surrounds this illness. CHeBA is fighting against this disease, through preventative education and ground-breaking research and I am excited at the prospect of joining this fight by being part of their team of Fitness Ambassadors."
What does "Healthy Brains. Positive Ageing" mean to me?
My grandma was riding her bicycle and going ballroom dancing regularly in her seventies. My sister and I even taught her some of the words to the hit 'Baby Got Back' when it was popular in the 1990s and she picked it up very quickly and sang it with such spirit and energy. I am inspired by her and many other 'mature-minded' people to keep my brain healthy with an active lifestyle, whilst encouraging others to do so too.
Ella leads a busy life and finds exercise and healthy eating essential to keeping her happy and energetic. She enjoys variety in her fitness program and uses exercises as a way to hang out with her friends and meet new people. She started aerial yoga for both flexibility and mindfulness, and says it is lots of fun! She has played basketball for over ten years and is a keen runner and swimmer on the Gold Coast beaches. Before living on the Gold Coast Ella ran a personal training business for five years that was based in Brisbane and claims it was a blast helping people actively improve their health. We are thrilled to welcome Ella as a Fitness Ambassador for CHeBA!
The CHeBA Champions are Fitness Ambassadors for the Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing. These fitness professionals and enthusiasts in their 20s and 30s are championing healthy brain ageing through healthy lifestyles from a young age.