Healthy Tradies & Happy Employers

Here’s what Tradies and their employers have to say about the Healthy Tradie Project.

The Healthy Tradie Project is a wonderful concept which entices workers to think about their health and wellbeing and is bound to make waves in the construction industry.

Josh Bloomfield

Foreman, PBS

With 60 staff Guideline recognises the importance of a work life balance. Your wheel of balance succinctly represented the balance in all of our lives, in a simple and visual way. We can all understand how small adjustments or imbalances can make big differences. The group, representing the broad spectrum of civil construction, was captivated and enjoyed the session including the physical movement and mindfulness.

Nick Zardo

Managing Director, Guideline ACT

I have been attending Pip’s Tradie Power Yoga sessions twice a week. I have felt real gains in my mental and physical health. Pip’s subtle introduction to meditation and mindfulness throughout the sessions has exposed me to a new and positive mindset. The down to earth nature of the classes creates a very comfortable environment and means we have a diverse group of people coming to the sessions.

Overall I have thoroughly enjoyed participating in the Healthy Tradie Project and have seen benefits in my mental and physical health whilst also strengthening my relationships with co-workers who are also involved in the project.

Oliver Baker

Cabinet Maker, Capital Veneering

During my first class with Pip, I wasn’t able to touch my toes, never mind do a back bend. But with Pip’s support, I didn’t give up. I noticed a gradual loosening and eventually, seemingly impossible poses became possible. Improved flexibility is one of the first and most obvious benefits of Tradie Power Yoga and I have also noticed that aches and pains have started to disappear.

Peter Przybylak

Cabinet Maker, Capital Veneering

I enjoyed the session and can see the benefit in taking a bit of time out every day just to clear your mind.

Daniel Carey

Project Engineer, PBS

The Healthy Tradie Project is precisely tailored to suit the needs of the Canberra construction industry because it is relevant, tactile and focussed on trades people offering more than a website, helpline, brochure or poster.  It is through the movement, personal context and direct engagement delivered by the Healthy Tradie Project that increased awareness of overall health and wellbeing is being revolutionised in the industry.

Carmen O'Keefe

Director, Riga Precast

Philippa is one of those truly grounded individuals who realises that if something needs to be done you may as well do it yourself and lead by example.

Philippa’s personal drive and commitment to the needs of others continues to grow and this new initiative to encourage all tradies to live a healthy lifestyle both physically and emotionally comes right from her personal experiences and her working with tradies each and every day.

I wish her and the project well and expect great things even if it is one day and one tradie at a time.

Mike Zissler

CEO Australian Property Institute, Former CEO Lifeline Canberra

Philippa, as long as I have known her, has been passionate about health and fitness. Since 2011, we have spent many hours together chasing our individual and shared goals.

Our friendship began when Philippa asked me to help her train for, and then accompany her on, an amazing bike ride from Canberra to Brisbane as a fundraising and awareness campaign for suicide prevention in memory of her brother Dale. I saw during those two weeks Philippa’s compassion and empathy for others.

When Philippa makes a decision she will stick it through to the end. I have seen her accomplish everything she sets out to do, from the charity ride to Brisbane to completing her first Ironman triathlon and qualifying and competing in the Xterra Off-Road Triathlon World Championship. I have seen her push through physical and mental pain to finish what she started and to do so in style. That is why I know she will succeed with this project.

I have no doubt that many people will benefit greatly from her coaching and advice, and some will undergo life-changing moments. Philippa is offering that human gift of paying it forward. I encourage anyone that wants to change their life for the better to get on board.”

Gary Lilley

Canberra ACT

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