The RPP FM studios in Mornington was pulsating with the presence of two elegant, stunning local girls who joined presenters Bob Phillips and Judy Banks-Phillips on their radio program Sugar & Spice this week.
First behind the microphone in Studio 2 was born and bred Peninsula talent, model and TV presenter of Postcards, Brodie Harper followed by TV presenter and Bollywood actress who is a health educationalist and Pilates instructor and now author of her book titled Trim & Tone with Tania, non other than Peninsula girl Tania Zaetta.
Brodie entertained Bob & Judy and their listening audience by sharing her passion, life and a TV presenter on Channel 9’s TV program Postcards. Her career started when she was spotted by a Channel 9 producer on a TV ad which catapulted her to the world of television. She has worked with Postcards for the past 8 years and “I believe by working hard and keeping an open mind, opportunities will come,” she said.
“Postcards is tough with long days filming on location, sometimes starting very early in the morning but it’s the best job in the world,” says Brodie who looks like she’s just walked off a movie set.
Fondly enough, Brodie attended Judy Banks School of Television 15 years ago and says she still draws on Judy’s teachings and expertise to help her remain focused.
Travelling around country Victoria filming Postcards amazes Brodie with the number of ‘3 star’ restaurants and top chefs in small towns. “They all have a country feel and because the produce is close to the ‘plate’ from the paddock, it’s beautiful and fresh.”
Postcards film frequently on the Mornington Peninsula and coming up this Sunday 5 July, Picknics Café, Rye will feature. You will see Brodie cave in and eat some of their yummy hot chips!
Brodie said, “She loves living on the Mornington Peninsula because of its open spaces, trees and we are close to beaches and the ocean. It’s an amazing place and I really don’t have a reason to leave.”
She is a proud Ambassador of the Shane Warne Foundation, an umbrella organization that helps other charities. She revealed that it’s great to be able to help sick and underprivileged kids and be part of such an amazing team.
Describing herself as a ‘sunbunny’ who loves the warmth will travel to the Gold Coast soon to watch her husband compete in the Australian Standup Paddleboard Titles.
Brodie shares her passion with Tanya Zaetta as a lover of good living and too is a qualified Personal Trainer. She said she is a little busy at the moment with 2 ½ years old daughter Jessica but will get back to fitness training soon.
Tania then moved to the ‘hot seat’ for her interview on Sugar & Spice with Judy cheekily describing her as sultry, sexy and smooth!
Tania’s TV career started on 7’s ‘Who Dares Wins program, acting in Baywatch then grabbing the opportunity to act in Bollywood movies in India.
Her journey led her to settling on the Peninsula with partner Chris Rogers where she has started up a small empire helping people to happiness through healthy eating and exercise. Check out her online Tania Zaetta program and Pilates classes http://taniazaettaprogram.com.au
Trim & Tone with Tania is already a ‘hit’ and attributes the book to her mum for teaching the family good eating habits “Mum, who is a Naturopath cut sugar out of the families diet when I was very young which has led us on the path of a lifetime of healthy living.”
Her book holds 20 years of experience which she wrote the bulk of the book in one month laughing, “Chris wouldn’t let me out of the room until I was finished!”
She added, “My book is about balance in your life, not extremes when it comes to clean eating, healthy alternatives and exercising.”
Tania was a trained Natural Beauty Therapist before she entered television.
The Trim & Tone with Tania book teaches women to get back to basics, educates about food including tips, and the ‘Switch List’ which offers great healthy alternatives to help people lose weight, increase energy and look trim and tone.
It’s a great read and a fantastic reference and guide book to live a healthy and fulfilled life.
You can purchase Trim & Tone with Tania from http://taniazaettaprogram.com.au,Target stores and good bookshops.
Bob & Judy thanked their special guests and invited them back soon.
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Words Debra Mar
Photography Rab Siddhi
Pictured: TV presenter of Postcards Brodie Harper, RPP FM presenter of Sugar & Spice Judy Banks-Phillips and RPP FM presenter and feature writer Debra Mar. Fitness educator and author of her new book 'Trim & Tone with Tania' is Tania Zaetta