Michaela Skuthorpe is a Ngemba woman from Brewarrina who has been involved in many exercise programs throughout the years, including colour runs and aqua aerobics. She is an Aboriginal Health Practitioner, who believes in rewarding an individual’s commitment with incentives such as organised trips to community fitness events. Michaela deals with patients suffering from chronic disease on a daily basis, and knows that preventative measures are the best way to address health issues in the future. This philosophy influences both her work and home life, and she’s looking forward to showing others in her community that she can take on the challenge of the New York City Marathon… and inspire others to push themselves.