• Outstanding new world class facilities are now available including a huge new health club, warm water pool, spa and steam area , change rooms and more.
  • New Allied Health Services including Physiotherapy, Dietetics and Remedial Massage now available, see reception for details.

Instructor Profiles

Our group exercise classes are led by a professional team of energetic and inspiring instructor's committed to helping members get real results.

 Experienced and knowledgeable, our team has some of the most popular instructors in the industry, ensuring each class is motivating, inspiring and fun.

With over 60 classes per week from Yoga to Body Step our qualified team of instructors works hard to provide great music and great choreography with lots of guidance and support.

Instructor profiles

Brian

Brian has achieved great success as a mentor/trainer/developer in both the fitness industry and in financial services industry that has spanned more than 20 years. He is a qualified Master Indoor Cycling Instructor and runs his own cycling instructor academy. As a sportsman he excelled across a wide range of endeavours. He is a 6 time Ironman Triathlete (incl. Hawaii 2005)/regular podium finisher and state champion in the sport of Triathlon from Sprint distance to Long Course & Half Ironman. Brian is also a member of the Spartans Club (10 + Melbourne Marathons), a former Professional Football Player/Coach, Accredited Level 1 Triathlon Coach and Level 1 Cycling Coach. He is also a regular guest on SEN Radio"

Penny

Penny has been instructing group fitness classes for 15 years as a certified Group Fitness instructor and has spent a large part of that time as a team member at Aquarena.  She teaches a vast range of classes such as Les Mills BodyPump, BodyStep and BodyBalance as well as Pilates and Precision Cycling. Penny hopes that the people in her classes will gain motivation, an understanding of exercise technique and execution as well as that magic element of fun. She encourages everyone to work hard to achieve maximum results however, understands that it is important to also make gains in a safe and appropriate way. Penny is a dedicated athlete, having completed a number of half marathons. She also regularly participates in road racing having placed 1st to 3rd in women's grade criteriums as well as completing the 250km Around the Bay ride which she relishes. Her other interests outside fitness are fashion, cooking and playing with her adorable nephew.

Vesna

Vesna is responsible for the development and promotion of all group exercise programs at Aquarena. She recruits, evaluates and schedules a staff of over 30 instructors.
In addition to managing the area, Vesna is a Fitness Australia accredited group fitness and gym instructor. She has been teaching group exercise classes in some of Melbourne's leading health clubs since 1995 and is a certified Les Mills  BodyPump, BodyStep, BodyJam, Bodybalance,Precision Cycling and Pilates instructor. Her passion for fitness has evolved from her background in dance which has seen her conduct dance/funk masterclasses at various health clubs. In addition to her fitness qualifications, Vesna  has also received her Bachelor of Business (Marketing) from RMIT.

Vrinda

Vrinda immigrated to Australia from the UK as an IT skilled migrant in 2001. Retrained, as she loves fitness and helping people achieve more. Trained in and started teaching Les Mills programs such as BodyBalance and BodyStep in various health clubs around Melbourne and then expanded her qualifications to include Pilates. Vrinda's motto in life is to be happy and make others happy by motivating them with a smile. Vrinda continues to work in IT part time, and she is a mum with 2 beautiful kids.


Morena

Morena has been in the fitness industry since 1998. She holds qualifications as a group fitness instructor, gym instructor, Certificate IV in personal training, spinning instructor, Les Mills BodyPump instructor and boxing trainer. She also holds the role of Group Fitness Coordinator at another health club. Her love of fitness has evolved from overcoming her own health and weight issues years ago, and understanding the plight of others. Through exercise, good nutrition and sheer determination, she has never looked back. Her motto in life and one she loves to share with her participant's, is that "whenever you encounter a challenge in your life, use the experience to learn and grow, rise above all limitations and think of all the work you do as a work in progress. Enjoy the process and love life"

Lorretta

Loretta has been a group fitness instructor for over 10 years and a long term team member at Aquarena. She regularly teaches freestyle classes, step, Les Mills BodyPump, BodyBalance and pilates classes throughout Melbourne, having trained in many of those programs for over 8 years. Loretta also specialises in corporate fitness as well as older adult programs seeing the benefits gained and their application for these groups. Her passion for the industry is evident with her busy schedule of not only teaching classes, conducting personal training and also helping to run the family small business. She aims to help her classes and patrons build confidence and self esteem, enjoy the process and achieve a fun workout.

Diane

Di has been teaching group fitness for over 15 years since the days of freestyle aerobics. She currently instructs Les Mills BodyPump, BodyStep and BodyAttack classes regularly around Melbourne. Di has held numerous positions in the fitness industry including Group Fitness Coordinator, but is actively pursuing her Certificate IV in Personal Training as she furthers her fitness career. Di believes that it is her responsibility to get the best out of all participants; she is a great motivator and enjoys the challenge of instructing and connecting with people.

Howard

Howard has been instructing group fitness classes since 1998. He is a certified Group Fitness instructor and a Les Mills BodyPump, BodyStep and BodyAttack instructor. He is an experienced instructor having taught many of the Les Mills programs and other freestyle classes (such as hilo, step, cycling) at various health clubs in Melbourne, including YMCA's.  Howard loves to motivate participants in his classes to improve their fitness and aims to make all his classes achievable and enjoyable. In his other life and work, Howard has held high profile positions and still holds title of General Manager at a large not for profit organization. He also is a keen sportsman involved in snow skiing and water skiing.

Mary

Mary has been involved in the fitness industry since 1996. A qualified VicFit group fitness and gym instructor and certified BodyPump instructor, she has a passionate pursuit to deliver a memorable experience to all who participate in her classes.  "I love Group Fitness because I like to try and get the best out of the people that come into my classes". She has had extensive industry experience in numerous high profile centres throughout Melbourne. Mary enjoys spending time with her family and friends, travelling and living life to the fullest.

Dimi

Dimi began her career in the Health and Fitness Industry through a love of dance and movement over 20 years ago. Performing, teaching and spreading the health and fitness word is a definite passion. Dimi has not only been a Flamenco/Latin and contemporary dancer/performer but also a choreographer which led to teaching many dance/freestyle classes over the years. The last ten years in particular Dimi has become a certified Les Mills Instructor and teaches BodyPump, BodyBalance and BodyJam, as well as great energy inducing freestyle classes and Pilates. Teaching at 5 different clubs around Melbourne keeps Dimi on her toes, but she loves working with people and inspiring them to keep fit and to look forward to coming back to classes. A qualified Personal Trainer Dimi specializes in Pilates and core stability. Dimi's work schedule keeps her incredibly busy but she loves to chill out and enjoys pursuing her love of the creative arts. As well as the mainstream fitness industry Dimi has worked extensively with people of all abilities and set up the Able-Ex program which caters to children and adults with moderate to high support needs. 

Celine

Celine has been involved in the fitness industry for 20 years as an Aerobic Instructor & Personal Trainer & Sports Massage therapist. Pilates is now her favorite program. She has been competing in triathlon at an elite level for 10 years and gained various titles such as: World Duathlon Champion in 30-35, 1998 Selected in the National  World Duathlon team, Finishing top 5 in various International Ironman with a 9hr 45min best time. Gold Medal at the World Master game for the half marathon in 1hr 20min. Now retired & mother of a 17 years son & 8 years old twin girls she is passionate about getting people fit & healthy in focusing in body awareness. She has opened her own pilates & personal training studio. She is also the Gymstick Pilates Master Trainer for Australia after been trained by Michael King in Finland in 2006.