Allison Priolo

PROGRAMS INSTRUCTED
Body Attack, Body Pump, Body Combat, Reformer & Mat Pilates, CX Worx,
Body Balance, HIIT, Kettlebells & Freestyle

YEARS OF EXPERIENCE
22

YEARS AT SOUTH PACIFIC
1st year

YOUR OTHER JOB
Fitness Industry Professional & PT

FUN FACT
At 6:50pm religiously weekdays you'll find me on a beanbag snuggled up with my 6 yr old watching Shaun the Sheep. I genuinely find it hilarious! ABC for kids - channel 22, check it out

QUOTE FROM ONE OF OUR MEMBERS
“Allie must rank as one of the best trainers I have had the privilege to work with. Her training is clear and concise with always good explanations as to where and how the exercise is working. I love her motivational style that comes with a good dose of humour. Allie’s classes are enjoyable and I always gain benefits on many levels.” – Sandie Lovell

Dawn Mckiernan

PROGRAMS INSTRUCTED
HOT VINYASA, YIN & VINYASA and occasional Meditation

YEARS OF EXPERIENCE
2.5 years teaching and 20 years practice

YEARS AT SOUTH PACIFIC
1

YOUR OTHER JOB
Marketing Manager

FUN FACT
We really love the beach and surfing but I’m so hopeless at it, as practice is the key, I keep trying. it’s so much fun and I always laugh when I wipe-out!!

QUOTE FROM ONE OF OUR MEMBERS
“I love your classes, your voice is soft and relaxing but you make me work hard and I learn a lot so I look forward to your classes every week.” - Deb

Elka Pettifer

PROGRAMS INSTRUCTED
GRIT Strength, Reformer & Mat Pilates, Body Tone, Abs and Body Attack

YEARS OF EXPERIENCE
15

YEARS AT SOUTH PACIFIC
8

YOUR OTHER JOB
Group Fitness Manager and mum

FUN FACT
Attended my first dance class at the tender age of 27, accepted into a Performing Arts college and then had a professional dance career until I was 36. I got to travel the world, fun times and life just gets better and better.

QUOTE FROM ONE OF OUR MEMBERS
“Elka has taught me it’s not just one’s physical ability it’s one’s mental ability! It doesn’t matter if your first time to GRIT Strength or a regular, you will get that beautiful high once the hard work is over.” – Chris Janz

Amanda Lenny

PROGRAMS INSTRUCTED
Spin, GRIT, Reformer Pilates, HIIT, Body Combat & Boxing

YEARS OF EXPERIENCE
9

YEARS AT SOUTH PACIFIC
9

YOUR OTHER JOB
Marketing Manager & Regional Group Fitness Manager at South Pacific Health Clubs

FUN FACT
Completed the 100km Oxfam walk in 2011

QUOTE FROM ONE OF OUR MEMBERS
“Her attitude and energy keep me motivated. “Resistance” and “use your core” are her favourite phrases. She will make sure you work hard not for anybody else's gain but for yourself. Every time she reminds me these things I just know I can't give up. Thank you Amanda, you are amazing!” – Maria

Annemaree Rowley

PROGRAMS INSTRUCTED
Classical Hatha Yoga

YEARS OF EXPERIENCE
35

YEARS AT SOUTH PACIFIC
10.5

YOUR OTHER JOB
I teach yoga (Hatha, Restorative & Yin) and mindfulness/meditation practices,
and run international 5-star yoga tours. My work is full-time

FUN FACT
Haigh’s is my favourite shop in the world

QUOTE FROM ONE OF OUR MEMBERS
“Annemaree has given me the encouragement to begin and continue a confident, healthy yoga practice. Classes that engage mind and body, restorative, transforming and calming.” - Sarah

Arnel Llanillo

PROGRAMS INSTRUCTED
Reformer, Mat Pilates & animal flow

YEARS OF EXPERIENCE
13

YEARS AT SOUTH PACIFIC
8

FUN FACT
I love Japanese fiendish pocket puzzles and Sudoku. It’s a stress reliever for me and keeps my mind sharp!

QUOTE FROM ONE OF OUR MEMBERS
“Arnel has a wealth of knowledge regarding movement related physiology. His Classical Pilates classes are extremely well structured and designed to enhance the body’s natural movement patterns thus creating a strong base that safeguards against injury.” - Dagmar

Deb Bowden

PROGRAMS INSTRUCTED
Vinyasa

YEARS OF EXPERIENCE
1

YEARS AT SOUTH PACIFIC
15

YOUR OTHER JOB
Membership Consultant

FUN FACT
Loves to travel and adores her Dachshund “Chad”

QUOTE FROM ONE OF OUR MEMBERS
“Deb’s classes are fantastic. I’ve noticed an increase in my flexibility and my muscles feel stronger. I like how she walks around the room and adjusts my body into the correct position.” – Melisa Leith

Kelvin Wong

PROGRAMS INSTRUCTED
Yoga

YEARS OF EXPERIENCE
7

YEARS AT SOUTH PACIFIC
1

YOUR OTHER JOB
Full time yoga teacher

FUN FACT
I am terrified of airplanes and I don’t take myself too seriously

QUOTE FROM ONE OF OUR MEMBERS
“I love Kelvin’s classes because he cares so much about his students. His passion for yoga shines through his perfectly balanced teaching style, leaving you feeling strong yet inwardly calm after each class. I have learnt so much from him.” - Deb Cleaver

Lucy Stanbridge

PROGRAMS INSTRUCTED
BODYPUMP, BODYATTACK & Spin

YEARS OF EXPERIENCE
1

YEARS AT SOUTH PACIFIC
6 months

YOUR OTHER JOB
I’m a full time group fitness instructor

FUN FACT
Before I took up group fitness classes I used to be 20kg heavier!

QUOTE FROM ONE OF OUR MEMBERS
“I never miss Lucy's class because I know how great I will feel after it. She always pushes me to do my best, even when I want to give up. Her enthusiasm for fitness is contagious and her encouragement is appreciated by all participants! Evidence of her commitment can be found in every smile and drop of sweat.” - Sarah Clair

Nick Sharp

PROGRAMS INSTRUCTED
Boxing

YEARS OF EXPERIENCE
17

YEARS AT SOUTH PACIFIC
1

YOUR OTHER JOB
Fitness Professional

FUN FACT
I am a world-wide qualified chef, PT, Dive Master, Real Estate Agent & soon to be firefighter.

QUOTE FROM ONE OF OUR MEMBERS
“Nick is a dedicated, passionate and inspiring trainer. He demonstrates an enormous amount of care, attention and commitment - I value the wealth of knowledge and experience that Nick brings to class. Nick's enthusiasm, energy and all-round friendly nature always makes for a positive and enriching experience. I cannot recommend Nick Sharp highly enough!” – Mia Grant

Zara Berman

PROGRAMS INSTRUCTED
Reformer & Mat Pilates

YEARS OF EXPERIENCE
9

YEARS AT SOUTH PACIFIC
3

FUN FACT
I am so scared of sharks, spiders, and poisonous things, I have no idea how I ended up living in Australia!
Ask me if it’s actually true

QUOTE FROM ONE OF OUR MEMBERS
“I love Zara’s classes because she cares about every little detail. She keeps her eye on everyone, always manages to give personalised feedback to everyone, and knows what to say to motivate you.” - Helen