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Local Chick – Bec Waugh from Coogee

By James Hutton on October 11, 2016 in People

Photo: Grant Brooks

Photo: Grant Brooks

Backyard famer and fitness trainer Bec Waugh is a born and bred Maroubra girl, but now calls Coogee home. She shares her local favourites with The Beast…

How long have you lived here?
I’m a born and bred Maroubra girl. My dad, Kevin, moved my sister and I across to Coogee Surf Life Saving Club to complete our surf lifesaving certificate when I was 13 as at the time Maroubra didn’t allow women to join the surf club. I fell in love with Coogee and have never wanted to leave. I met a bloke from the bush and did a big circle before landing back in Coogee where we now have a farm complete with nine chooks, a veggie garden, a frilled-neck lizard, a beehive, two kookaburras, four mad boys and a Jack Russell.

What’s your favourite beach?
Coogee. Forever the best place to live, train, drink coffee and hang out.

What’s your favourite eatery? ? I love to get a rump cap from A&S Meats in Mascot cut into steaks and fired up on our barbie at home, complete with a salad of rocket from our garden and a glass on NZ Pinot.

Where do you like to have a drink?
Upstairs at the Pavilion. Friday afternoons out on the balcony, you can’t get anywhere better in the world.

Do you have a favourite sporting team?
Randwick Rugby. I have green blood. My husband, brother, father, brother-in-law, and grandfather all played for the Wicks. I also love the Sydney Swifts, the Waratahs and the Rabbitohs.

What music are you into at the moment? Spotify – acoustic covers and great evening chill.

Who is your favourite person?
My favourite people are Warwick, Callum, Xavier and Will Waugh.

What do you get up to on the weekends? An early morning Saturday run from Coogee, kids sport, a cappuccino at Gusto, and swim a couple of laps of the bay in the late arvo, before hanging out in our yard with the chooks, kookaburras, lizards and kids having that barbecue and Pinot. Repeat on Sunday!

What do you do for work? I run a fitness training business, Bec Waugh Fitness. I also do education work for the Royal Hospital for Women and College of Sport and Fitness.

What’s your favourite thing about work? I am passionate about women’s health. Every day I do my best to inspire and educate women to be the best version of themselves.

Do you have a favourite quote? “Anything is possible.”

Any other words of wisdom for readers of The Beast? Consistency is the key. Fitness and wellbeing is not a six-week boot camp. Each day we are on a journey to our better self – “It’s not about the destination, it’s about the journey.”