OCCUPATION: Runs her own personal training and pilates business
ABOUT: Tracey and her husband Russell train every day together at the gym and spend as much time as possible with each other, ‘we’re best friends and love each other’s company. We have a very passionate sex life and it’s a big part of our relationship.’
In the Jackson household, Tracey and Russell’s relationship is placed first and their children come second, ‘it’s important that we enjoy our time and nurture our relationship because one day the kids will be gone and it will just be us.’
‘I think that our relationship is great and we are madly in love with each other. We share the family decisions and discuss everything.’
Routine and organisation are very important to the Jacksons. Tracey feels you have to be organised to fit everything into the day, she does all the cooking in the house and most of the cleaning.
The Jacksons eat at the dinner table every night to spend quality time as a family. They make time for family trips and like to go rock climbing, camping, bush walking and sometimes they go to the movies.
WIFE: Tracey (45) works out at the gym seven times a week, and recently competed in her first body building/sculpting contest. Fitness is a priority for her and eating the right food is very important to Tracey, she has an extremely strict diet and counts her calorie intake.
Tracey admits that sometimes she can be selfish; scheduling ‘me time’ into the day is a key factor in her life. Looking good is important to Tracey, every fortnight both her and Russell will get a spray tan and then they go for a walk and spend quality time together.
HUSBAND: Russell (49) is a self-employed builder working on everything from home improvement projects to building homes from scratch.
Russell wears the pants in the relationship. He calls the shots but Tracey controls a lot of things and likes to be the authority figure when it comes to parenting the children, she thinks there’s a fine line between being their parent and being friends with their kids, parenting comes first.
CHILDREN: Both of their daughters are fairly independent, Sarah (19) goes to the gym three - four times a week and Aijha (12) plays rugby league. ‘We don’t believe in our kids just sitting around playing video games, this just makes them lazy and unfit.’
PETS: Two dogs, Lou Lou is a Maltese shiatsu cross that sleeps in Aijha’s bed and they have Oscar, a border collie.