Georgina (Georgie) Mollison has been a Coastrek Ambassador since the inaugural event on the Fleurieu Peninsula in 2018, and she has trekked every event since with fellow Ambassador – and bestie - Millie Walker.
Georgie’s loved being in nature for as long as she can remember. When she was a little girl, she loved climbing trees and exploring national parks around her home town of Adelaide. Georgie has turned her love for nature, and her passion for the outdoors, into a career as a wildlife ecologist so she gets to connect with the environment every day.
Georgie is also a qualified personal trainer, so exercise is a huge part of her everyday life. But she’s not just about burpess and pushups - she’s a hardcore hiker and loves exploring the wilderness.
“I’m so passionate about being out in nature and what it does for our minds and our body – and that’s part of the magic of Coastrek.
I like to think of Coastrek as a fitness journey. The training you undertake, and the fitness challenge of event day is truly remarkable. Plus, not only are you out and about in nature with your friends – you make so many new friends along the way!”
As a mum of two young kids with special needs, Georgie knows how hard it can be to prioritise exercise and her own health and wellbeing. But she knows it’s a must to keep herself on track.
“I think as women, we’re very good at looking after everyone else first. And I had to learn the hard way that if I’m not looking after myself, my body and my mental health, I can’t look after anyone else.
“Sometimes it’s the small, opportunistic things that make all the difference. The quick walk around the block because you’ve got a gap between meetings, or the extra set of stairs. Often when I’m really busy, they’re the things I get the most joy from.”
WATCH Georgie and fellow Ambassador, Millie Walker, share their love of Coastrek on Hello SA TV show: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-yXlVpGKUI4&t=10s
Walking in nature has done wonders for Georgie’s mental wellbeing. She shares her personal story here