A Holistic Approach

Our exceptional personal health practitioners will guide, encourage and support you on your individual journey towards health and wellbeing.

At the Brighton Baths Health Club our team of highly skilled health practitioners work closely together to provide you with a truly personalized and integrated approach to your health and wellbeing. 

We offer a broad range of private services including personal training, nutrition, massage, rehabilitation, corrective exercise, and sports-specific training. Any of these services can be booked as individual sessions, or combined with any other services in one of our unique health packages.

Our team are highly qualified, industry leading professionals who each bring a unique perspective to their craft. Browse our practitioner profiles to find out more about the background and philosophy of each of our team, and consult us directly if we can assist you in finding a practitioner best suited to your needs.

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Ash Bedford

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Ash Bedford

Senior Coach | Mindful Exercise

Ash encourages a balanced approach to exercise and one that includes listening to your body and being intuitive. The focus is longevity. Ash’s approach includes learning about the benefits of proper breathing mechanics, good alignment/posture, midline strength (core), and improved flexibility/mobility. It is never too late to start taking care of your body and improving the way that you look, feel and move on a daily basis. Ash’s strong knowledge of anatomy will help you develop a clear understanding of your body (in simple terms) and teach you how to manage it yourself intuitively and with ease.

Qualifications: 

  • Cert III and IV Fitness
  • Qualified Yoga Teacher
  • Level 1 – Nutrition Coach (Precision Nutrition)
  • Cert IV Allied Health

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Jack Hancock

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Senior Coach | Fitness | Health | Wellbeing

Jack graduated from Victoria University with a Bachelor of Exercise Science and Human Movement. This has equiped Jack with a comprehensive understanding of human anatomy and physiology. Additionally, Jack has over 3 years of industry experience and has helped a broad demographic of clients to achieve a variety of health and wellbeing goals. Jack excels in the areas of weight loss and strength and conditioning, whilst encouraging his clients to feel healthy and happy. He takes the time to assess the unique needs of each one of his clients adn tailors his coaching methods appropriately. Jack is a passionate coach that is always willing to learn and apply his ever-expanding knowledge. 

Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor of Exercise Science and Human Movement
  • Fitness Australia
  • Senior First Aid | CPR

 

     

     

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Michael Trevaskis

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Exercise Physiologist | Health & Fitness Senior Coach

Accredited Exercise Physiology (EP) with Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA) / Fitness and Health Trainer. An Accredited Exercise Physiologist is a health professional who specialises in the benefits of exercise to help patients gain fitness for optimal health, or to treat patients with a medical condition through exercise. Michael specialises in Exercise Rehabilitation for Cardiopulmonary, Metabolic, Musculoskeletal and Neuromuscular conditions/injuries, Golf Specific Training/Conditioning, Sporting Injuries and Postural Problems. 

Qualifications: 

  • Masters in Clinical Exercise Physiology
  • ESSA Accredited 
  • Bachelor of Exercise Sport Science with ESSA
  • Cert III and IV in Fitness

 

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Holly Brown

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Senior Coach | Group Instructor 

Holly has her Certificate in Personal Training, Diet and Nutrition, and Punch Fit Training (Boxing). Holly believes that life is better when you feel fit and healthy, and she loves helping people of all ages, shapes and sizes achieve that goal.

Fitness and health is not only about maintaining weight but having a strong heart, body and mind and feeling confident and energetic. She believes in reaching these goals by finding a balance between great nutrition, training hard and having fun along the way.

“My training sessions focus around increasing fitness and strength and reducing body fat using high intensity interval training”

Qualifications: 

  • Cert IV in Fitness (Personal Training) 
  • Cert III in Fitness (Gym Instructor) 
  • Cert in Diet and Nutrition 
  • Punch Fit Training (Boxing) 
  • Senior First Aid | CPR

Mandee Everitt

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Pilates Instructor

Mandee has her diploma of Clinical Pilates and Certification in Fitness. As an ex-dancer, she loves to incorporate classical pilates into her routines. "I love the way the body moves and its potential to impress." 

The practise of Pilates provides the balance of strength and flexibility our bodies need, not only to create fluid movements but for injury prevention and pain-free living. She loves the holistic approach to Pilates, incorporating the mind-body connection, whilst also creating strength and length within the body.

Mandee brings a vivacious energy to each one of her classes, motivating her students to find their edge in a safe, fun, and balanced way.

Qualifications: 

  • Cert IV in Pilates
  • Cert III and IV in Fitness
  • Diploma of Clinical Pilates
  • Level 1 APMA Pilates Instructor
  • Senior First Aid | CPR

 

Simon Murray

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Tai Chi Instructor

Simon is an experienced instructor in Yang Style Long Form Tai Chi. Having taught a wide variety of people in and around Melbourne, he has proven that Tai Chi can be good for balance, co-ordination, reflexes, calmness, mind-body integration and personal development.

Simon is also skilled in using Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine, Cupping, Gua Sha, Moxibustion and Tui Na massage to treat common (and not-so-common) health problems. He has a Bachelor of Health Sciences from Southern School of Natural Therapies.

Simon's classes are small, friendly, and cater to all levels of experience.

Qualifications: 

  • Traditional Master | Disciple Tai Chi under Les Stacpoole since 2003
  • QiGong under Chunjie Liu since 2005
  • Working with Children
  • Senior First Aid | CPR

Sophia Fighera

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Circuit, Body Blast, Legs Bums Tums

As an elite athlete, Fia knows the value of hard work and a focused discipline to achieve results at the highest level. Winning various national championships in sprinting, both state and national representation, Fia draws experience from her own rigorous training regime. She is passionate about applying this knowledge to help other people achieve their health and wellness goals in a variety of areas including strength and conditioning, core strength, and aerobic and anaerobic training.

Fia believes that champions are made, not born and with the right discipline anything can be accomplished! Setting goals will help you with your journey on the road to success, and for most people setting the goal is the hardest part. Having been down this road myself, I look forward to instilling confidence in each one of my clients and seeing them reach their potential.

Qualifications: 

  • Level III and IV Personal Training
  • Level 1 Little Athletics Coaching
  • Level 1 Athletics Coaching
  • Level 1 & 2 Anti-Doping
  • Life Saving Cadets & Bronze 
  • CPR | First Aid

 

     

     

Sary Davis

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Yoga Instructor

Sary Davis is a qualified Hatha Yoga teacher, with a focus on pranayama, vinyasa flows and meditation. Yoga has been a part of her life for the last 3 years. Her yoga practice has helped her to grow stronger, more flexible and fearless, both on and off the mat. Yoga inspires Sary to live each moment more mindfully. She completed 500 hour Hatha yoga teacher training and continues to attend Yoga workshops to deepen her knowledge.

Sary will always be a student of the practice and she is deeply grateful for the loving wisdom her teachers have shared with her. In Sary’s yoga classes she hopes to combine a spirit of playfulness, vinyasa flows and a dose of inspiration to help deepen your practice - body, mind & spirit.

Qualifications: 

  • Qualified Yoga Instructor 500 hr
  • Senior First Aid | CPR

 

     

     

Stephanie Jackowski

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Yoga Instructor

Stephanie graduated from Moksha Yoga in Melbourne in July 2017 with her Advanced 500 hr YTT Certification.

She has been practicing yoga for over fifteen years and can personally attest to the profound effects that yoga has on both the mind and body. She believes that yoga uplifts and revitalises us, allowing us to develop a deeper connection with ourselves and surroundings.

“I enjoy cultivating a supportive and encouraging environment for my classes and sharing my love of yoga with people in a way that resonates for them.”

Qualifications: 

  • Qualified Yoga Instructor 500 hr
  • Intelligent Adjustments Advanced YTT
  • Senior First Aid | CPR

 

     

     

Deena Zraicat

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Pilates Instructor

Deena is truly a fanatical Pilates fan. She began taking classes 10 years ago and instantly fell in love with the principles of Pilates. In 2014 Deena decided to take her passion further, by gaining her certification to teach.

Having worked in the corporate world, Deena understands how this environment affects the body - primarily neck, shoulder, back pain and stiffness. She understands people's concerns and issues and can guide them towards their goals. Deena believes that it is so important to master each exercise so that the maximum benefits are achieved.

Deena's motto is that challenge and fun go hand in hand.

Qualifications: 

  • Cert I and II Pilates
  • Cert II Reformer
  • First Aid | CPR

 

Sally Murchie

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Meditation Instructor

Sally lives and breathes her motto “smile and the world will smile back at you”. A dedicated mother of two children, passionate meditation teacher & kids yoga instructor (in training) and lover of all things nature, Sally, guides a supported and curious meditation to encourage participants to do less and be more both on the mat and in their daily lives. 

Qualifications: 

  • 60 hr Melbourne Meditation Centre Teaching Training
  • Rainbow Yoga Kids Teacher Training 
  • Advanced First Aid | CPR
  • Meditation Association of Australia 30 hr Mentorship Program 

 

Sarah Rudd

Meditation Instructor

Sarah has a background as a Continence & Obstetric Physiotherapist , Childbirth Educator & Pilates Instructor. After participation in an intensive evidence based MBSR (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction) course several years ago, she began to integrate the tools learnt into her own life& professional practise. Very much inspired, Sarah has since participated in overseas retreats, trained as a teacher & now facilitates weekly meditation classes at Sri Yoga School in Brighton. Having experienced the astoundingly transformational effects of meditation, Sarah believes the practise is at the heart of sound mental and physical health. Being present to fellow meditators finding their own inner wisdom& creating a stronger sense of connection with themselves & others joyfully, continues to be an honour & privilege. 

Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor and Masters Degree of Physiotherapy
  • Australian Yoga Academy Meditation Teacher Training Certification 
  • International Association of Infant Massage Teacher Training Certification 
  • Very Special Kids Volunteer Training; Grief and Bereavement Counseling 
  • Senior First Aid | CPR

 

Katrina Leavitt

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Yoga Instructor

Katrina lives for yoga, traveling, health and wellbeing, and sharing her enthusiasm for life. For 11 years yoga has been a transformative vehicle of change on her beautiful and imperfect journey towards physical and mental wellbeing. ‘Kat’ is formally trained in Vinyasa, with an emphasis on safety and alignment, and teaches from Patanjali’s holistic view of yoga as lifestyle through the lens of Bhakti, the yoga of love.

In September of 2016 Kat founded Rhea Sunshine. She believes that yoga is a vehicle to tap into our innate ability to heal, connect, and find inner peace. By living authentically and fostering a culture of community and creativity, she hopes to inspire and ignite “A-Ha” moments, shift perspectives, and lead yogis, truth-seekers, and every day people alike to live in their truth with confidence.  

Qualifications: 

  • Qualified Yoga Instructor 200 hr
  • Laughter Yoga
  • Senior First Aid | CPR
  • Certified Life Saver