Our Family

Matt

Matt

What do you do at CFC: I run POWER, CIRCUIT, a couple of HIIT classes and a KiMax class. You can throw in some Personal Training, socialising, and enjoying everyone’s company in general, and a little cleaning. I have met so many amazing people, with amazing stories, goals and achievements. Some I have had a personal hand in helping these come to fruition.
We have such a fantastic community/family here at Cooloola made up of amazing staff and members.

How long have you been doing this: This is my 5th year of owning Cooloola Fitness.

What is your favourite hobby: Spending time with my girls and teaching them as much about life as I can so they hit the ground as prepared as I can make them to take anything head on.

What is your most proud life achievement: Being a father to 2 amazing young ladies is first and foremost. Racing motorbikes for Australia and competing in 2 ISDE (International Six Day Enduro) events is second.  I can now comfortably say I’m a ‘has been’!

What is your biggest daily challenge: Making sure I am on top of everything that goes on within the gym, and to make sure every ones experience is as amazing as we can make it.
Ensuring that Cooloola Fitness offers the most supportive and professional service to our members, bar none.

Who inspires you: Anyone!! I get inspired by hard work and high effort/intensity. I am inspired by all of our members, particularly those people who PT with me.
Their dedication and commitment, grit and achievements always make me want to try harder to give them the best I can give.

It doesn’t matter how big, small, unfit, fit, strong, weak someone is, if I can see they are trying their hardest to improve – that inspires me !!
I think generally I get more excited by their efforts and achievements than they do

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Ashleigh

What do you do at CFC ? I help out and work the reception during afternoons and school holidays.
How long have you been doing this ? Casual for 4 years
What is your favourite hobby ? Driving and exploring, learning about historical and scientific things, spending time with and learning from my Dad. I love playing the piano and participating in sporting events such as netball. Working out in the gym with all the awesome members.
What is your most proud life achievement ? Being 1 of the 4 House Captains at St Patrick’s College. Being selected for a role in the La Boheme opera.
What is your biggest daily challenge ? School work, putting in my best effort to get awesome grades to set myself up for the rest of my life.
Who inspires you ? My Dad

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Phoebe

What do you do at CFC ? I help out at the gym and work the reception during afternoons and school holidays.
How long have you been doing this ? Casual for 4 years
What is your favourite hobby ? Reading and story writing.
What is your most proud life achievement ? Going to the State selection for cross country running.
What is your biggest daily challenge ? Getting enough exercise, and keeping on top of eating healthily.
Who inspires you ? My Dad

Our People

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Kylie

What do you Instruct ? RPM and Attack
What inspired you to become an Instructor ? Watching other instructors inspired me to become an instructor
What do you love about Instructing ? I LOVE MOTIVATING PEOPLE

How long have you Instructing ? 5 years and LOVE IT !!
What is your favourite hobby ? Baking and sewing are things I enjoy doing.
What is your most proud life achievement ? My most proud achievement is running and completing a marathon.
What is your biggest daily challenge ? Food and Alcohol. I have had a bad relationship with food since a teenager. I have a bad cycle of binge eating, to extreme restriction. I’m slowly learning how to eat properly and be consistent.
Who inspires you ? Everyone, My Husband, Donna, Matt, My Green Team, My class participants trying their best, Sports Women. Anyone who pushes themselves and puts everything into it. People who don’t give up and make excuses. These types of people inspire me.

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Sandy

What do you Instruct ? Body Pump
What inspired you to become an Instructor ? Other instructors – how much they inspired me.
What do you love about Instructing ? I love inspiring people to be fit and healthy and to push themselves to be better.

How long have you Instructing ? 7 years.
What is your favourite hobby ? Fitness !! Staying fit and healthy.
What is your most proud life achievement ? My 3 amazing daughters
What is your biggest daily challenge ? Fitting everything I need and want to do in the day.
Who inspires you ? My 3 daughters are amazing, beautiful and talented and they inspire me every day.

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Rebecca

What do you Instruct ? HIIT.
What inspired you to become an Instructor ? I want to help people enjoy Group Fitness as much as I do.
What do you love about Instructing ? Seeing Peoples progress. They walk in worried about everyday things and walk out smiling and confident.
How long have you Instructing ? I have been working at CFC for 3yrs, and instructing for 1yr.
What is your favourite hobby ? Work – I’m a work-a-holic. Luckily my husband and I have a business that incorporates the things we love, Mustering, Cattle, Horses, Dogs & NO Tech !!.
What is your most proud life achievement ? So many to choose from, but of course it’s my children. I’m extremely proud of them and their achievements.
It makes me feel like I’ve achieved at life, family = Life
What is your biggest daily challenge ? I suffer from an auto-immune disease. My body doesn’t convert food into energy efficiently, therefore I’m constantly fatigued. This also means my recovery time is longer and slower than normal.
Who inspires you ? My Dad !! The most amazing man ever !! 70yrs old and still works 12hrs a day, 7 days a week, with more enthusiasm than men half his age. He taught me patience understanding and handwork always win.

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Lisa

What do you Instruct ? KiMax
What inspired you to become an Instructor ? Being that KiMax is one of my favourite all time classes, I decided why not become an Instructor and share it with others
What do you love about Instructing ? It is very rewarding to see people kicking and punching the bags and doing a different form of exercise
How long have you Instructing ? I have been instructing KiMax for just over 2.5 years and LOVE IT !!
What is your favourite hobby ? In my down time I love to travel and explore new places along with camping with my husband and 2 children.
What is your most proud life achievement ? Apart from having my 2 beautiful children and being a mum, I guess one of my most proud moments was setting myself a personal health and fitness goal 6 years ago and achieving it above and beyond my expectations.
What is your biggest daily challenge ? I find my daily challenges are just to be organised with daily activities, snacks, water intake and meal preparation. Having a plan and sticking to it helps.
Who inspires you ? My children inspire me to be the best version of myself each and every day. We only have one life so get out there and achieve great things.