Just four short years ago, Tia-Clair Toomey made a life changing decision to defer University and uproot her life as she knew it, for LOVE! Little did she know, the move would give birth to two new loves - CrossFit and Weightlifting.
Tia career achievements in her three short years, are nothing short of astonishing, she truly has taken the world by storm. Tia followed her dreams and made them a reality - being crowned the '2nd Fittest Woman on Earth' for two years running and being selected as the only Australian Female Weightlifter to represent her country at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games in the < 58Kg weight category.
Born and bred on a sugarcane farm on the Maroochy River of Queensland's Sunshine Coast, Tia always had a passion for all sports, in particular Cross Country and Athletics. When Tia relocated to Gladstone (Central Queensland), it was her now fiancee and coach, Shane Orr, who encouraged her to try CrossFit to improve her fitness for her athletics. Although she didn't love it at first, her competitive nature quickly took hold and she soon became determined to improve. She now is the proud owner of CrossFit Gladstone with her partner Shane where they give others the same opportunity she had to encourage and motivate others to live a healthy and active lifestyle.