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Nez | Owner

A little bit about me and how I came to be in the fitness industry

I never saw myself as personal trainer, a business owner or even anyone that could accomplish anything much in life. It was one step at a time, following my heart and doing the things I was passionate about that led me to this point. Surrounding myself with inspired, positive and helpful people was key too! Starting this business was the scariest leap I’ve ever taken! It has by far been the most rewarding journey. I am a coach, a leader, a mentor, a manager, a fitness instructor, an event planner, a fellow athlete, a confidant and a friend. My only hope in life is to build a legacy that will outlive me. I honestly believe I’m doing that each and every single day here at Lissome. I’ve found my niche in this world.

A quote I like to live by

“A good Coach can change a game. A great Coach can change a life” John Wooden 

Why I love being a coach at Lissome

When you experience what it’s like to be here, to feel the energy of these women and this style of training, you’ll quickly understand why I love running this place so much. I had always envisioned Lissome to be a place where motivated, positive and encouraging women would work together to achieve incredible things. But the actuality of these women and what they have created far exceeds that. My heart is so full and happy here. 

 
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Ashlee | Head Coach

A little bit about me and how I came to be in the fitness industry

I live for summer and love a great coffee and book. I’m also super passionate about all things health! My background is teaching, and I’ve been lucky enough to combine this with my passion for fitness in a full-time capacity as Head Coach at Lissome. I’ve trained at gyms for years and in this environment quickly developed a strong interest in the role that exercise and nutrition play in feeling vital. 

A quote I like to live by

“One’s life shrinks and expands in proportion to one’s courage” 

Why I love being a coach at Lissome

I love seeing women do things they could never have imagined they could do, and the community is second to none! Honestly, I learn so much every single day from coaching and training alongside these women.  

 
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Chris | Coach

A little bit about me and how I came to be in the fitness industry

I’m a dad, which basically means I wear speedos at any opportunity. My day job involves health and medical research to understand what causes chronic pain, how to prevent it and how to reduce the long-term impact from pain and injuries. I started in the fitness industry in 1999 studying a Diploma of Fitness, before gaining a sports scholarship at Sydney Uni where I also completed a degree in Exercise and Sport Science. Since then and throughout further study in physiotherapy and a PhD I’ve continued my involvement in the fitness industry. This is because I believe exercise is truly our best medicine, even when it hurts, so I try to bring together things that happen in the gym, and things from my clinical and research work (and vice versa).

A quote I like to live by

“Our knowledge is finite while our ignorance is infinite.” Karl Popper

Why I love being a coach at Lissome

The community of people that is Lissome make coaching and training there some of the most satisfying things I have done.

 
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Lizzy | Coach

A little bit about me and how I came to be in the fitness industry

I’m a country girl who loves a good laugh and company! I came to Lissome and in to the fitness industry after completing a Maxine challenge and going on my own health journey. Losing weight motivated me to want to help and inspire others to lead a happier and healthier life. I moved to Newcastle to complete my fitness training and my next-door neighbour turned out to be Nez! She talked me in to trying out the gym and I fell in love and have been lucky enough to coach there since.

A quote I like to live by  

“Dream, Believe and Achieve”

Why I love being a coach at Lissome

I love being surrounded by the positive and amazing woman who inspire me each and every day. The community within the gym is like no other, the women aren't just my friends, they are my family.

 
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Shaye | Coach

A little bit about me and how I came to be in the fitness industry

I would consider myself to be a happy and energetic person who likes to see others happy and most importantly happy in their own skin. My passion for fitness and wellbeing developed at a young age. As a dancer, body awareness was extremely important as was staying conditioned and healthy. With this interest I went on to complete my Certificate III and IV in Fitness and now to be a coach at this amazing facility.

A quote I like to live by

“There are so many reasons to be Happy”

Why I love being a coach at Lissome

My list is long! Lissome is not just a place for fitness and wellbeing, it is also a lifestyle with great support, positive influences and encouragement. I love watching the physical and emotional journey of the members as well as the strong friendships and connections that they make.

 
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Marni | Coach

A little bit about me and how I came to be in the fitness industry

My interest in the fitness industry started with my own fitness journey. I became so passionate about it, I wanted to learn more and be able to educate others!

A quote I like to live by

"For changes to be of any true value, they have got to be lasting and consistent"

Why I love being a coach at Lissome

I love helping women achieve their health and fitness goals and live a healthier lifestyle, all whilst being supported by a strong community of women who empower and motivate each other.