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 Personal Training now offers personal training and group fitness classes in both Thirroul and Russell Vale.
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 at Thirroul Beach
Hard 'Core' at 9.20am Wednesdays at Thirroul Beach and 6:30pm Thursdays at Thirroul Public School
HIIT at 6:30pm Mondays at Thirroul Public School
Muscle Up at 6.30pm Wednesdays at Thirroul Public School and 9.20am Tuesdays at the Thirroul Beach
Xfit at 9.20am on Mondays and 6am Tuesdays at Thirroul Beach
Running at 6am Wednesdays at Thirroul Beach
20:20:20 at 7am Saturdays at Thirroul Beach
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.
Boxing 6am Thursdays at Thirroul Beach.
HIIT45 9.20am Thursdays and 6am Fridays at Thirroul Beach.
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 7.30am along Thirroul Beach Reserve.