MEET THE TRIBE

Kajsa Humphreys

KAJSA HUMPHREYS

Personal Training

Kajsa is a Swaussie, a Swedish Aussie, a certified health and fitness coach, a mum of two, a lover of food, life, exercise and sunshine. She believes in finding a balance in body, mind and life. Training for her is a lifestyle that provides essential energy and happiness. She believes that when we feel strong, flexible and energetic it gives us a feeling of freedom, a feeling she’s passionate about sharing with others. She skips trendy diets and quick fixes and instead focuses on the complete lifestyle; where exercise and nutrition are an essential part but not everything.

Her personal training style focuses on you, the individual client, to make sure that you are not just sweating but also having fun while achieving your personal goals whether they be weight loss, strength based or just to increase energy. She provides a training style based on functional fitness that will push you to get fitter, more toned and stronger than you have in years. The workouts are varied with no two sessions ever the same, covering both strength and conditioning, high intensity, fun and results driven. She pushers you to achieve your health and fitness goals in an encouraging, inspiring manner in order for you to be and feel the best that you can.

Qualifications

  • Certificate III in Fitness
  • Certificate IV in Fitness
  • Holistic IIN Health Coach
  • Master in Kids Yoga
  • Punchfit Boxing Level 1

Specialties

  • Holistic Wellness
  • Women’s Health
  • Weight Loss
  • Increased Energy
  • Functional Training
  • Boxing
  • Strength and toning
  • Improved Overall Fitness
JJ Coutts

JJ COUTTS

Personal Training

JJ is a results driven coach which helps his clients to achieve the most amazing, lifelong transformational results. With worldwide experience, JJ has positively changed many people lives and bodies for them to become a happier, healthier and more confident version of themselves. If you’re ready to achieve lifelong results, contact JJ today and find out about his game-changing tailored transformation coaching.

Qualifications

  • Certificate III in Fitness
  • Certificate IV in Fitness
  • Level 1 Strength and Conditioning Coach
  • Level 1 Biosignature Practitioner
  • Precision Nutrition Coach
  • Optimal Training Methods
  • Certified Online Trainer
  • ACE certified boxing fitness trainer

Specialties

  • Complete body transformations
  • Training for business professionals
  • Tailored Exercise and Nutritional Coaching
  • Older adult training
Jayson Lincoln

JAYSON LINCOLN

Personal Training

Staying in shape and showing others how to do the same has become a passion of mine since starting in the Health and Fitness Industry way back in 1994. During my career, I’ve helped hundreds, perhaps thousands, of people accomplish their health and fitness goals, improve their quality of life, shed excess kilos, gain quality muscle and improve their athletic performance,

I have been featured in several magazines over the years for my athletic performance and expert advice on health and fitness such as OK Magazine, Good Health Magazine and regularly in our community newspaper, The Southern Courier.

Aside from running a successful personal training business for over 20 years, I also run a sports development program where I teach personal trainers, coaches and athletes the skills needed to improve their speed, agility and quickness for a variety of sports and activities.

Qualifications

  • Registered Personal Trainer since 1994
  • Certificate IV Personal Trainer
  • Certificate IV Training and Assessment (with All Australian Training)
  • Accredited Athletic Coach Level 2 Intermediate, Recreational Running Coach (Athletics Australia)
  • Registered Athletic Coach with Athletics Australia
  • Integrated Speed, Agility and Quickness Trainer (National Academy of Sports Medicine)
  • Integrated Correctional Exercise Trainer Level 1 (Australian Graduate of Health and Sports Science)
  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Instructor
  • Certified Pilates Teacher Level 1
  • TRX Suspension Training Instructor
  • Kick and Punch Trainer (Black Belt Pro)
  • Kettlebells Level 1-2 instructor

Specialties

  • Strength training
  • Mobility, flexibility, core and coordination
  • Sports performance training (speed and agility)
  • Running coach (specifically in sprinting)

AMIE SWEETING

Personal Training  

Amie is an experienced personal trainer with a strong knowledge and understanding in the need for education and guidance. She believes in a balanced and healthy lifestyle, and being able to enjoy all the good things in life whilst attaining the body shape you desire.

Amie invests into her clients goals as if they are her own. Specialising in short and long term health and fitness success through SMART goal setting, Amie’s focus on healthy eating habits and exercise transforms her clients lives. Offering  emotional and nutrition support, 1on1 PT,  small group PT and group exercise classes Amie is here to take you to the next level.

Amie is always happy to share her health & fitness journey so dont hesitate to ask- you may find she is more understanding than you think as she has experienced quite a journey herself.

Sinead Holland

SINEAD HOLLAND

Personal Training

My core belief is to empower people to be the best version of themselves. I love to help clients build a lifestyle that they can sustain for life and fit into their world. I want each person to love the body they have and create skills to be happy and understand their potential.

My areas of strength are helping clients build a program to lose fat, build lean muscle mass and strength. I provide programs that are unique to your results you want.

I understand that for results to be long term my clients need to have the right balance to achieve their results through mindset, nutrition and exercise. I provide high quality training to get the outcome you want.

I am with you every step of the way to push and challenge you to look good, feel good and reach your full potential.

Qualifications

  • Certificate III in Fitness
  • Certificate IV in Personal Training
  • First Aid and CPR
  • Master Strength and Conditioning Certificate with Amy Fox

Specialties

  • Weight Loss and Fat Loss
  • Building Strength and Conditioning
  • Lean Muscle Gain
  • Cardiovascular Conditioning
  • Functional Movement and Training Techniques
  • Strength and Hypertrophy for the Female Body
  • Bootcamp, Coporate Bootcamp and HIIT style training
RichardThomas

RICHARD THOMAS

Personal Training

I have always been an energetic person with a passion for health, fitness and maximising physical output. “Don’t let the day get old” is my own motto. I wake up early, get moving and get a head start on my day. 

I have worked with sporting groups of varying levels. From junior sporting teams, nippers squads to the Waratahs under 20 rugby squad. I have genuine commitment to helping others improve and get the most out of their lives.

With a good balance of life experience in and out of the fitness industry, I understand the ups and downs of life and how to prioritise health and fitness amidst other commitments.

Whatever your current fitness level is and what your goals are, I can tailor an approach that suits your lifestyle and keeps you motivated along the way. I tend to keep my exercise and nutrition programs as easy to follow as possible yet still delivering awesome results.

Qualifications

  • Certificate III in Fitness
  • Certificate IV in Personal Training
  • CrossFit Level 2 Trainer
  • CrossFit Kids Trainer
  • CrossFit Olympic Weightlifting Trainer
  • ASCA Level 1 Strength & Conditioning Coach
  • AWF Level 1 Olympic Weightlifting/Sports Power Coach

Specialties

  • Strength training
  • Practical application of Olympic weightlifting into general fitness and sport specific training
  • Mindset and lifestyle overhaul
  • Mobility and body preparation prior to / following training (Prehab)
Mitch Gibson

MITCH GIBSON

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Mitch (Michelle) has been teaching Yoga since 2002, following a high profile career in the fitness industry, which started way back in the Jane Fonda days of the 80’s. Even though most of her time is now spent running her busy Yoga studio, YOGABOWL in Lane Cove, teaching will always be her first love, and her therapy.

Mitch’s philosophy around Yoga continues to evolve. While maintaining utmost respect for the original Yogic teachings, her 34 years experience teaching humans AND her sense of logic strongly supports the necessity to modify poses and teaching styles for many individuals in order for the practice to remain accessible, functional and safe. As a generation, our lifestyle and postural issues are quite different to what they were all those years ago in India.

Specialising in teaching people how to do LESS, Mitch leans toward teaching gentle, therapeutic-style Yoga. Restorative Yoga has become her greatest Yoga love, her specialty, and her personal practice.

Lou Sheppheard

LOU SHEPPHEARD

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Lou is an advocate and pioneer of the Pilates Method and fitness for health and wellbeing.  She is a world-class, accomplished teacher, educator and trainer with over 25 years experience.

Renown for her expertise, well-honed teaching skills, enduring enthusiasm and deep understanding of the art and science of the Method, Lou draws on extensive experience and an expansive knowledge of exercise science and human movement to create innovative, inspiring and unique experiences.

Lou’s positive, upbeat and contemporary approach to teaching has motivated and empowered a dedicated following  of corporate clients, sports enthusiasts, injured athletes and everyday people to achieve and maintain optimal fitness for health and wellbeing.

A qualified exercise professional, Lou’s Pilates education includes study in the dynamic, rhythmic and athletic forms of Pilates (known to many as Classical Pilates), therapeutic and rehabilitative Pilates, and fitness Pilates, a contemporary approach to the Method that integrates functional training, movement and human mechanics. Lou will convince you that Pilates is for every body, including yours.

Dani Laught

DANI LAUGHT

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Daniela’s Yoga journey began several years ago when she found herself attending a fully packed Yoga class. Feeling confused, overwhelmed, unable to breathe properly and sore, she afterwards decided that Yoga was not meant for her.  Focussing instead on keeping her physical body active, she dived into various indoor and outdoor activities and completed thorough training in the area of fitness and well-being. After developing an early onset of arthritis and becoming increasingly restless and unhappy, Yoga slowly found its way back into Daniela’s life.

Experiencing the powerful and transforming benefits of Yoga for herself, Daniela’s curiosity for this ancient philosophy steadily grew and she eventually decided to complete her first teacher training. To deepen her knowledge further, she went on to study with Michael de Manincor and Lisa Grauaug  from The Yoga Institute, authentically trained in the tradition of T.Krishnamacharya.

Daniela is dedicated to continuously study the true nature of Yoga teachings.  She is fascinated by the therapeutic benefits of Yoga and is therefore currently studying Yoga Therapy with The Yoga Institute. With her kindness, her compassion, her own personal story and her colourful enthusiasm for life, Daniela makes Yoga real, authentic and accessible to everyone. She believes in a holistic approach to health and well-being and provides a non-judgemental, caring, supportive, fun and inspiring space for people’s unique differences and individual journeys.

Mandi Jackson

MANDI JACKSON

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Hi, I’m Mandi Jackson and I love sharing the profound joy and transformation Yoga has brought into my life. I believe everyone should be able to enjoy its benefits through skilled instruction.

I began my Yoga journey at 16 years old as I struggled with anxiety and depression; Yoga offered a gentle and disciplined practice that allowed me to experience an integration of mind and body that I did not know was possible. This miraculous healing stoked a fire and passion which I had to share and I began teaching my earliest classes for free for anyone interested. I began my formal 500-hour Teacher Training at YogaWorks, a renowned training provider where top Yoga teachers in North America go to learn and teach.

I’ve been a full-time Yoga instructor for over 7 years and I teach across all ages, levels and methods. I pride myself on providing safe client-centred instruction that is sensitive to individual needs, giving particular emphasis to breath awareness and alignment. I love seeing students leave my class feeling strong, calm and vibrant.

I love travel and I recently moved to Sydney; if you see me please say hello!

KRISTEN MARCONI

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An accomplished Flexologist, and a Personal Trainer for 10 years with 15 years Muay Thai experience – Kristen has recently combined her love of dance and dance music in with her fitness work studying Barre Attack under Renee Scott in 2017.

A lover of classes especially Yoga, Dance and Pilates – Barre is a perfect fit for Kristen. Expect great music in her Barre classes – as she also runs her own label Let The People Dance. She loves anything that involves being around people, music, working out and dancing.

Tory Lane

TORY LANE

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Tory is a certified Yoga & Yogalates teacher. With a penchant for many of life’s guilty pleasures, Yoga is her trusty equilibrium. While she loves the dance like flow of linking breath with movement and flowing through her Yoga poses, she was drawn to the discipline of Yogalates following the discovery of many imbalances in her physical body – which inevitably enhanced Tory’s teaching style.

Tory understands the meaning of mind body connection. She practices with awareness and consciousness; exploring, enquiring and feeling all the time. When she’s not teaching Yoga in Sydney, she runs international Yoga retreats in Italy and other exciting places.

Theresia Hall

THERESIA HALL

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Theresia is a certified Yoga instructor (500 hours Yoga Teacher Trainer) and Pregnancy/ Kids Yoga Teacher Qualified.  Her diverse practice and Yoga study experience has included the Bikram method, Shiva Rea, Maty Ezraty and Simon Park, though she is drawn to the Vinyasa style. Having practised Yoga for about 10 years Theresia has taught Yoga since 2014 – she has been dancing and teaching ballet since 2014.

From a dance/ ballet background, Theresia is a qualified ballet teacher with the Royal Academy of Dance, and has completed certification in Fitness and Barre Attack and is now the ballet instructor for Ballet courses as well as a Barre attack instructor in various places in Sydney.

Apart from Yoga and Ballet, her other passion is with Aikido – (a Japanese martial art) at UNSW  (www.unsw-aikido.org) and she is a Senior  IT Consultant for a large consulting company.

Rachel Weiner

RACHEL WEINER

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As an accredited fitness instructor, Rachel’s quintessential philosophy is to bring out the very best in each and every one of her clients.

Trained in Classical Ballet, National Character Dance and Contemporary Dance, Rachel’s vast experiences extend to performing in the Sydney Opera House, Carriageworks, the Australian Theatre for Young People, the Seymour Centre, and the Belvoir St Theatre in Sydney. She is also Principal of the Club PERÓ Rhythmic Gymnastics club, where she is Head Coach and Judge at three private girls’ schools.

Having attained her Barre teaching accreditation, Rachel is excited to share her love of movement and fitness through her passion and dedication to Barre.

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STEFANIE GLASENAPP

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Steph has been involved in creative movement all her life: with a childhood spent vaulting and partner dancing, her interest in moving the body playfully has only increased over the years.

From initially being a way to balance her body and find stillness, yoga has completely transformed her approach to life and movement. Over the past 12 years, she has been blessed to experience and learn from a variety of fantastic teachers and styles.

Today, teaching movement and connection to our own bodies is Steph’s passion. 

She is a certified Vinyasa and Yin Yoga Teacher & Coach, AcroYoga and AntiGravityYoga teacher. She teaches Pre- and Postnatal, as well as Kids’ and Teenager Yoga. 

As one of the most senior AcroYoga teachers in the region, Steph teaches series, retreats and 5-day AcroYoga immersions in Austral-Asia. 

Her yoga classes blend Vinyasa yoga with creative sequencing, inspired by holistic movement patterns. With 25 years of movement teaching experience and a passion for soft directive touch, she creates an experience that aims to speak to everyone. 

Off the mat, Steph works as a Business Coach and Bodyworker.

Lindsey Bailie

LINDSEY BAILIE

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“If you can breathe, you can do Yoga” – Krishnamacharya

Lindsey fell in love with Yoga over 20 years ago and began her teaching journey in 2013. In that time, she has studied and gained qualifications in Trauma Aware Yoga, iRest Yoga Nidra, and Tweens Yoga – as part of her training and teaching experience. Her teaching style is inspired by Krishnamacharya, the father of modern Yoga, and she’s passionate about finding a way to make Yoga poses accessible to every body.

Lindsey offers a grounded class with freedom to explore your own breath and connect it with dynamic Yoga sequences, taking what you need each class. Expect some quiet time and a journey inwards ending with a guided savasana.

It’s Lindsey’s belief that Yoga is for the mind, and a smooth calm breath leads to a smooth calm mind. The Yoga poses are just the fun icing on the cake. In class, you will be guided to experience the present moment, sense the body and notice the breath and mind connections.

When not practicing or teaching Yoga Lindsey is being a Yoga nerd reading all things Yoga related especially on how beneficial Yoga is for your mental health and wellbeing.

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Ellie Paddon

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Ellie began dancing aged 3 in her hometown of Portsmouth in the UK, studying most forms of dance including ballet, tap, modern, jazz and competitive disco and rock n roll. Having appeared in numerous stage and TV productions both in the UK and Europe, Ellie hung up her dancing shoes in 1999 to travel the world with her husband.

After settling in Sydney in 2006, Ellie soon discovered and fell in love with Pilates and Barre, gaining her Matwork Pilates and Barre certifications in 2012 and completing her Pilates diploma in early 2017. She enjoys sharing her passion and enthusiasm for these incredible workouts and endeavors to make each and every class challenging, safe and fun.

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Hollie Driscoll

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Hollie has practiced Yoga since 1999, completing her first teacher training in 2002 with Mark Breadner and Karen Schafer. Soon after, Hollie completed her Ashtanga Yoga apprenticeship with Eileen Hall and studied Tibetan Buddhist Philosophy and Meditation with Khenpo Ngawang Dhamchoe.

Having been lucky enough to study with some of Sydney’s best teachers, Hollie has honed her skills and brought her knowledge and love of Yoga to her teaching that is based in traditional Hatha Yoga, combining flowing vinyasa, focus on alignment and breath, and the stillness of meditation. 

Hollie has taught in Sydney since 2002 – most recently running her own studio: Randwick Yoga Space, for the past 4 years. We’re thrilled to have her join the team at GYM 115.