Where Dreams Come True

About Me

Sometimes you meet someone who exudes passion, determination and a zest for life that just knocks you off your feet – that is Carly Grossek. With boundless energy and a love for health and fitness from an early age, Carly represented her state in cross country running and netball, and has sought inspiration from extensive travels around the globe.

Originally from Melbourne, Carly settled in Cairns for its incredible weather which enables her to indulge in the outdoor activities that she enjoys so much.  After working in a number of different fields, Carly’s passion for health and fitness saw her undergo extensive study and training to not only acquire her certifications in fitness, but also massage therapy, counselling, meditation and nutrition. Carly recognises how powerful it is to be able to work with someone as they strive to change their life, so she is determined to be able to provide the type of assistance and support they need to be successful at every stage of their health and fitness journey. This is why she founded Cinderella Stories Health and Fitness. 

Carly is an International Author with her ‘Healthy Eating for a Healthy You Cookbook’. Carly believes that all recipes can be adapted and changed to suit whatever lifestyle you are chasing. Having sold internationally within a few days of sales, her books are now far and wide and stocked in stores within Cairns. 

With something for everyone from Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Dessert, Snacks & Drinks it’s sure to tantalise your taste buds and get you cooking in the kitchen. The twist comes in the form of fitness, wellness and health tips throughout so you can lead a healthy life both inside and out.

Carly is an established Public Speaker and is readily booked throughout Australia. Carly can be seen presenting motivational and educational talks to schools, businesses, entrepreneurs and sporting clubs to name a few. 

A certified member of both Fitness Australia and Massage and Myotherapy Australia, Carly’s qualifications include:

  • Certificate III in Fitness (Gym Instructor)
  • Certificate IV in Fitness (Personal Trainer)
  • Certificate IV in Massage Therapy
  • Certificate IV in Small Business Management
  • Diploma in Counselling and Psychology
  • Certificate of Optimal Sports Nutrition
  • Certificate in Post Pregnancy Exercise
  • Royal Lifesaving Australia Pool Lifeguard 
  • AUSTSWIM Swim Instructor
  • AUSTSWIM Babies & Toddler Swim Instructor 
  • Accredited Cardio Tennis Coach
  • Accredited Community Coach
  • Diploma of Meditation Instructor
  • Diploma in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Language) 
  • Certificate IV in Workplace Health & Safety
  • Rehabilitation & Return to Work Accrediation

Carly continues to grow in the Health & Fitness Industry with her continued passion and understanding to continually learn and enhance her clients experiences. At present Carly is currently undertaking an accredited AUSTSWIM Aqua Aerobics course.

Carly is also studying a Certificate IV in Training & Assessment in order to strengthen her existing knowledge in training and assessing and continue to enhance her business in the process.

In recognition of her dedication to her clients and the great results she has assisted them to achieve, Carly was a finalist in the 2018 Cairns Regional Council Woman Of the Year Awards.

In addition, Carly has been a finalist in the Cairns Business Women’s Club’s Sole Entrepreneur Woman of the Year category in the Business Woman of the Year awards in both 2016 and 2017.

Furthermore, Carly was as a finalist in the 2017 Inaugural Cairns Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards in the category of People Management And Institute Of Managers and Leaders (IML) Leadership Excellence Awards 2017.