Sophie Hawken was born with the competitive juices required of a professional athlete (with two older brothers she didn’t really have a choice!) An active and athletic childhood, Sophie competed in countless junior athletics, swimming and triathlon events – a passion that would later become a career. Sophie commenced her formal career in fitness upon joining the Australian Army in 2000. Her talent was quickly identified and she was promoted through the physical training instructor course. During her time in the military Sophie trained squads of up to 80 personnel.