Breaking Barriers and Women’s Health Advocacy with Clare Hozack

Purpose Driven Movement

02-07-2023 • 41 mins

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Do you train women, or have you faced challenges as a woman in a male-dominated field yourself? Join Vanessa in this powerful episode as she interviews Clare Hozack, a competitive sailor, women's health advocate and education provider for personal trainers. Despite facing challenges as a woman in a male-dominated field, Clare's passion for learning and personal growth drove her to achieve remarkable success. She recounts stories of overcoming societal expectations and fighting for the opportunity to learn and improve. Clare discusses the unique training requirements for sailing, both on the water and in the gym, revealing the complexities of the sport. She also highlights the importance of tailoring training to account for women's unique biology, a significant yet often overlooked aspect. Prepare to be inspired by Clare's determination, resilience, and pursuit of excellence in facing adversity. Don't miss this engaging episode packed with insightful stories and valuable lessons from a remarkable athlete.

Our favourite quotable moments:

"I actually wasn't a great sailor. I just worked hard and went out and enjoyed the learning." - Clare Hozack

“Monitoring my clients and athletes’ menstrual cycles is a major component of ensuring that they're healthy." - Clare Hozack

“It's really that recovery point that I think we forget. Like, people take steroids not because they build muscles; they take them so they can recover quicker so they can go back to the gym and build muscles." - Clare Hozack

"There's that limit between health and performance that you've got to push." - Clare Hozack


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About Clare:

Clare began as an athlete in the Australian Sailing Team, where almost every one of her teammates in the team had a back injury. Together with the team’s physio, Clare developed a program for the Youth Squad, screening and correcting muscle imbalances to help prevent injury. Since then she has become a Strength and Conditioning coach, first working with athletes but then moving quickly to apply this knowledge to training mums. Now, Clare delivers internationally accredited courses to Personal Trainers. Clare has presented internationally on the subject of training women and mums.

About Your Host:

Vanessa is a seasoned Movement Therapist with a vast array of skills and experiences in the industry. Her goal is to help as many people find betterment in their lives. She is known as a hybrid trainer, attaining high levels of education, and delivering a quality presenting experience in both group fitness and personal training streams. Attaining betterment drives her knowledge and pursuit for further education for herself and everyone she encounters. Vanessa continues training clients and trainers all over the country and presenting at the International Fitness Conference. Vanessa’s ethos is doing things BETTER.

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