Pauline - Owner & Master Functional Trainer
I have been involved in sport since I could walk. Ball sports were my passion, mainly being basketball and netball, but I also competed in tennis, calisthenics, athletics, cross country and swimming, just to name a few.
From 2005 -2016 I not only had the privilege of representing my state but also my country in indoor netball. During this period, I captained the 2014 Open Ladies World Cup side to 2 Gold Medals in South Africa. I continue to play at club representative level within the QLD circuit.
One of my other great passions is obstacle course racing. Something about running miles on end, whilst climbing walls, swimming in creeks, crawling under barb wire and dredging through mud, makes me smile.
In 2018 I was proud to have been on the podium several times for my age category Nationally, as well as finishing 2nd overall in the Spartan National Series. I also won Bronze at the APAC Championships in Malaysia representing my country. As well as completing in the Spartan World Championships in the US. Winning bronze at the 24hour Enduro World Championships will always be a highlight in this sport in both 2018 and 2019.
I was also captain of my 3 person team in the 2018 inaugural AUSTRALIAN SPARTAN Series on Channel 7,missing out on the finals by 1 place.
It was prior to my first selection in a national indoor netball team that made me change my attitude to health and fitness. I knew that if I wanted something badly enough, I would have to work hard for it. So I took the approach not only dedicating my time to getting fit, but understanding everything there was to know about the why, how and what with regard to food and exercise. I figured that if I knew why I do a particular exercise or how it benefits me, I would then want to do it more, and it worked. I also applied the same learning in understanding what food to eat and, just as importantly, when to eat.
So I now want to help everyone be better than yesterday with their own health and fitness through education, support, motivation and training. And have some fun along the way.
Ask me how active I am, I will tell you. But want to know how much energy I have, well that you have to see for yourself, as I have enough energy for you and me for every day of the week. Just come and see ...
Cert III Fitness
Cert IV Fitness
Diploma Master Trainer Level 1
Senior First Aid - including CPR and Defib
KettleBell Levels 1 & 2
Punchfit Trainer Level 1
Power Bag Fundamentals
Battle Rope Fundamentals
Amanda - Konga Instructor
Group fitness has always been a passion of mine. I have always loved giving new classes a go – you never know what you might be missing out on otherwise!
My fundamental belief in relation to fitness is that if it is something you enjoy and it makes you feel good, you will be more likely to make it a part of your routine and stick to it.
I am a mum to two primary school age boys and when it was time for me to renter the workforce, I decided to follow my passion and pursue a career in the fitness industry. When I tried a Konga class for the first time, I was stunned. It was unlike any other group class I had ever done. It is a simple to follow fusion of dance, boxing, cardio and sculpting to a wide variety of great music.
I was enjoying participating in the KONGA classes so much that I decided to gain my own qualifications a couple of years ago so I could enjoy delivering the amazing format to people and I still absolutely love doing it today.
While my fitness career has started with Konga, this is not where it ends. I have also attained my Certificate 3 in Fitness which enables me to instruct a variety of other classes also.
I hope to meet you soon at Conquer soon!
Aggie Karakula - Yin Yoga Instructor
Growing up in Canada, I enjoyed and continue to engage in an active and adventurous lifestyle. I have always been drawn to learning about movement the human body and natural health.
My passion for yoga began over 10 years ago during my university studies. Since then, I was on and off the mat working on my career as a sonographer. Itching to learn more about this beautiful ancient practice, I took an opportunity to complete Level 1 yoga teaching training 2 years ago, and then further advanced in Yin Yoga in 2019 through My Health Yoga on the Gold Coast. Teaching was not my intention when I began the course, however, the more I read and practiced, the more I felt the urge to share everything I know and hope that others can transform parts of their lives like I have. I am currenlty progressing in Level 2 teacher training.
Yoga to me is about the mind-body connection and self-study. It is about paying attention, a profound way of healing, to become present, and live a joyful, peaceful life with ourselves and others. I believe we can use asana to express ourselves, strengthen and mobilise the mind and body. I enjoy teacking general Hatha, Vinyasa and Yin styles of yoga. I create a safe, relaxed environment, blending anatomy and physiology with traditional philosophy to open the body and to encourage self-awareness, connection and presence.
Hope to see you in class!