Marietta Mehanni

Embracing Worthiness

Embracing Worthiness Marietta Mehanni

Written by Marietta

November 16, 2023

Acknowledging Success: A Journey of Worthiness

I’m honoured to share my recent induction into the AUSactive Roll of Honour. While this recognition holds immense significance, I must admit that acknowledging what this award truly means to me has been a challenging but worthwhile process. In light of this, I thought it would be valuable to share some tips on overcoming and understanding your merits.

Reflect on Your Journey

Take a moment to reflect on your own journey. Recognise the challenges, victories, and growth. Acknowledge the path that has led you to your current success. 

Celebrate Personal and Professional Growth

Three decades in the fitness industry have shaped me. From international recognition to co-founding ventures, it’s been a diverse and fulfilling ride. Acknowledge your growth, both personally and professionally. Each milestone, whether big or small, is a testament to your dedication and resilience.

Find Motivation in Personal Struggles

Motivation is deeply personal. My struggles fueled a passion for helping others. Find what drives you, what makes your heart beat faster! Use those challenges as fuel to propel you forward. It’s in overcoming obstacles that we often find the most profound motivation.

Embrace Adaptability and Learn from Setbacks

Success often comes from being adaptable. Embrace change, innovate, and be open to new possibilities. Your ability to adapt is a strength that can lead to continued success. Collaborating with others broadens your skill set but also introduces fresh approaches, making you more flexible to the ever-changing landscape of the fitness industry. 

Adaptability involves learning from setbacks. Every challenge is an opportunity for growth. Instead of viewing obstacles as roadblocks, see them as stepping stones to improvement. Reflect on what went wrong, adjust your approach, and return stronger.

Build Inclusive Communities

Community is the heartbeat of fitness. As I’ve shifted to virtual classes, I’ve witnessed the power of a global fitness community. Build communities where everyone feels safe and empowered. Acknowledge the impact you have on creating space for everyone. Success is even more meaningful when shared with a diverse and supportive community.

As you embrace your passion and navigate the evolving fitness landscape, remember. Adapt, build communities, and never stop learning. Your journey is a story of privilege, passion, and dedication. It takes hard work, resilience, and a willingness to recognise your worthiness.

Thank you for joining me on this reflective journey.

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  1. Marietta, CONGRATS!!

    You are so deserving and an inspiration to all of us.

    I’ve learned so much from you and continue to learn through your classes and I look forward each week for the Aqua tips, which I LOVE.

    Thank you for all you do and for sharing your knowledge.

  2. Hi Marietta,
    Congratulations on your recent AUSactive Roll of Honor.
    Until now I can still remember your encouragement for me to take up aqua fitness and for this I have never looked back.
    Thank you for all your generous time in producing those aqua tips video which add on to my library and hence making class delivery more interesting and challenging with lots of variations . And my participants love them. You also thought us the technique of delivery which I am very grateful. We all love you for your generous heart and your professionalism .

    Kind regards

  3. Thank you for sharing this incredible achievement. It is well deserved and I agree that it is worth acknowledging. I am so grateful to you for everything you have generously offered. You got me and many others through the long periods of lockdown by providing a huge variety of online classes. I really appreciate the community you have created and I love being a part of it.

  4. Thank you Marietta for sharing your experience. It is a very emotional journey to understand who you are, your beliefs and forging ahead. I agree the communities surrounding your journey are so important and a valuable resource. Life is full of wonderful surprises.

  5. Thank you for prompting me to think back on my journey over the last 25 years. You and so many other amazing instructors have shown me ways to grow and improve my classes. It’s a never ending process of growth and creativity driven by a desire to see others be stronger so that they can get more out of life.


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