FOUNDER, OWNER &
Alyssa has always had an interest in living a healthy lifestyle and carved out her early career as a professional dancer.
After a stint working overseas, Alyssa moved back to Sydney in 2012 to pursue her goal of becoming a personal trainer. She landed a job at the YMCA and was given the opportunity to work with many diverse groups including mums, older adults and children She also managed a program to support people with mental health disorders through physical exercise.
A move to the Illawarra in 2015 enabled Alyssa to follow her passion and open Fit for Change Personal Training in Russell Vale to help busy parents find time to stay fit and healthy. In 2017, Alyssa took the opportunity to expand the business and Fit for Change now offers group fitness classes and personal training along the beautiful Thirroul Beach Reserve in Thirroul, NSW.
Alyssa's qualifications include - Certificate III, IV and Diploma in Fitness, Boxing Level 1 and 2, Older Adults Trainer Qualified, Child Trainer Qualified, Strength and Conditioning, Advanced Kettlebells Level 1 and 2, Pelvic Floor Level 1 & 2.
Alyssa runs the following classes each week:
Circuit at 9.20am on Fridays and 6pm Mondays
HIIT at 9.20am Thursdays
Muscle Up at 6pm Wednesdays and 9.20am Tuesdays
Xfit at 9.20am Mondays and 6am Tuesdays
Glutes and Core at 9.20am Wednesdays
20:20:20 at 7am Saturday (every second week)
After the birth of her second child 15 years ago and while training with friends, Kerry's passion for fitness and helping others evolved.
She started training and working with amateur boxers and instructing martial arts (Toshido) but after injuring her knee sparring, she then decided to study to become a Personal Trainer and Fitness Instructor.
Kerry's favourite place to train has always been outdoors and she is passionate about using her own fitness goals to help motivate others to achieve their own. Kerry loves her running in particular trail running and is booked to participate in the Coastal Classic in early September, 2019.
Kerry's qualifications include - Certificate III & IV in Fitness, Thump Boxing Level 1, 2 & Advanced, Kettlebells Level 1, 84 Day Challenge Certified, Metafit Coach, Level 1 Sports Coach.
Kerry runs the following classes each week:
Circuit 6am Thursdays
HIIT 6am Fridays
20:20:20 7am Saturday (every second week)
LEISA MARIE HICKS
Leisa has always lived a balanced lifestyle around her physical, mental and spiritual well-being. She is a PDHPE and Dance teacher and has always been into movement and flexibility.
As a younger person Leisa loved dance and team sports then in the last 6 years has found her love in Yoga. Yoga gives Leisa a balanced session around strength, meditation and the use of breath to re-energise.
Leisa completed her 200HR yoga teacher training with Power Living in 2017. This has given her a new holistic approach to life and wellness professionally and personally. Leisa loves a class mixed with strong holds and balances to release emotions and regain energy.
Leisa takes our Vinyasa Yoga class on Sunday mornings at 7am at Thirroul Beach Reserve.