Macquarie Links fitness operator wins start-up of the year

Elated: Corinne Blight accepts her award from sponsor Debbie Burgess.

Elated: Corinne Blight accepts her award from sponsor Debbie Burgess.

While most of us spent the coronavirus lockdown earlier this year bingeing on Netflix or getting into baking, Corinne Blight had a different idea.

The Macquarie Links woman decided to start her own fitness business - Limitless Fitness and Nutrition.

Now, Ms Blight has won the Start-Up of the Year gong at the Western Sydney Women awards.

The 26-year-old said she was overwhelmed to win the award.

"It was very exciting," she said.

"I was a mix of emotions - grateful, excited, proud. I've only been running classes for six or so months, so to be recognised so early on in my business journey is amazing."

Before the pandemic, Ms Blight had done some corporate workshops under her Limitless Nutrition banner, but she took the opportunity while everyone was stuck at home to expand her business a little further.

"I branched into online fitness group classes and online workshops, which really started to grow throughout Covid," she said.

"With everyone being at home and needing something to do, they could take a look at their fitness and do something about it."

The online community grew from zero to about 160 people in a few months, with 30 regulars attending classes and others taking part in workshops and fitness challenges.

Ms Blight said she wanted to bring the fun back to fitness.

"A big part of what I do is to make fitness and nutrition fun and accessible to as many people as possible," she said.

"I've been in the industry for about seven or eight years, and I've found that it can be really serious - very 'train, train, train'.

"So I try to make it fun and energising for people, with music, fun challenges, dress-up days and more. I think that's a little bit of what the industry was lacking."

Ms Blight said she was proud to be reaching more and more people in the region and "knowing their lives are being improved".

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