Hey there! I am so happy you’re here 😁 My name is Penny Barnshaw (a.k.a Garage Fitness Girl). I am a certified Personal Trainer with 20 years experience working with clients in the gym. I live in Queensland, Australia with my long time partner Nick and our two sausage dogs, Teddy and Daphne. I currently work full time as a Fitness YouTuber making follow along workouts for my 120,000+ subscribers all over the world.
I was fortunate to grow up with a mum who was very health conscious. We didn’t have a lot of money when I was a kid, so we rarely ate out or got to eat chips and other snacks in our school lunches, which I use to hate when I was a kid, but now realize was a blessing in disguise. My mum got into Body Building when I was a teenager, so all our meals were healthy and home cooked. Because it was the early 90’s, kids where able to go the gym and train so I started working out with a trainer when I was only 14. Because of these things, I have been lucky enough to establish healthy habits and mindset around eating and exercise which have stayed with me all my life.
In my late teens, I lost my way and fell out of love with exercise. It wasn’t until after having my daughter at 19, feeling alone and isolated that I enrolled in a community college program to become a Personal Trainer.
The rest is history. I instantly fell in love with training and becoming fitter and stronger. I loved the mental challenge of pushing through a tough workout. It made me a better person. When Crossfit came to Australia, I fell even more in love and went on to train and compete using Crossfit for 10 years.
Over the years I have helped hundreds of women get fitter, faster and stronger using various training methods which I am excited to share with you inside this app. So get ready to get to work and get in the best shape of your life.