Simone Read’s drive to motivate and inspire penetrates every aspect of her life. With a 24 year military career, Simone is also a mountaineer, a teacher, owner of Summit Fitness Studio, Founding Member of the Non-for-profit Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Australia and New Zealand “FearLess” and a Mother of three, one with special needs.

As an elite personal trainer, Simone coaches a diverse range of clients, helping them to build a vision, to realise goals, and watch them achieve what they thought was impossible. Simone prides herself on her community-focused fitness platform, using passion and experience to deliver a unique personal Pilates Fitness based program that is changing lives.

As a Director of Kid’s Triathlon, Simone is developing our future athletes, and whether they are 6 or 60 years, it’s the smile on their face that motivates her. Having been named as a Finalist for the 2015 and 2016 Local Business Person Award, named within the 2013 Top 10 in the world for personal training and winning the 2015 and 2016 IWIB Outstanding Commitment to the Community Award, Simone is honoured to service her community with pride and is focused on empowering change today for a better tomorrow.

Simone is no stranger of the cause and effect of PTSD on individuals, family and organisations. After a sexual assault, Simone was diagnosed with PTSD, then watch her Father (Vietnam Veteran) and other close family members experience the same symptoms. As Simone watched her Mother experience many crisis moments as carer of her father, and also living in this volatile environment, she knows too well the impact of PTSD on carers and family members.