MEET OUR FITNESS
We're really proud of our team of compassionate, dedicated fitness professionals. Between us all, we offer a range of experience, skillsets and areas of expertise. Meet the team!
Personal Trainer / Strength Coach
Barbara is a personal trainer, Exercise Physiology student and strength training fan!
She is also a former pianist and piano teacher who’s been suffering with persistent pain for a few years now. As such, she is no longer able to continue being a pianist and music teacher, but through her recovery process, Barbara fell in love with fitness and weight training - finding the same joy she had teaching piano, in helping people feel strong, healthy and enjoy movement.
"I believe that heavy lifting should be accessible to everyone and that women can lift heavy and feel great!
I love deadlifting, singing and listening to people. I want my clients to feel good in their bodies, to feel strong and healthy and I want to help them achieve their goals."
Supporting clients living with chronic illnesses, persistent pain or long-term injuries and helping them find a joyful way to move and stay active;
And strength coaching!
Kailah has spent the past 11 years touring the globe as a performing artist/athlete specialising in physical theatre, which lead to studying in group fitness and personal training in 2018.
On her journey to body respect and self compassion, Kailah found the compassionate and evidence-based approach of HAES and non-diet and discovered the wonderful community of HAES, connecting with Anna and Haven along the way
Since then Kailah has never turned back. She has also established support groups for women which focus on respect and compassion towards eating and being kind to yourself. "I feel very passionately about helping women create a loving and respectful approach towards exercise and loving themselves - because everyone deserves to feel free and happy."
Group Exercise & Pilates Instructor, Dance Teacher &
Daniela is a breath of fresh air and her bubbly, uplifting energy is infectious!
Dani's fitness career of 10 years started with her love for dancing from an early age, leading her to pursue group fitness and aerobics professionally, initially in her home country of Portugal. She fell in love with seeing people happy and enjoying movement and continued onto Personal Training and teaching Zumba, establishing a strong reputation with her fun, soulful and inclusive dance classes. Dani has recently added Pilates to her repertoire and is a strong advocate for the HAES and non-diet approach to movement, learning about it and enjoying putting into practice at Haven.
Outside of work Dani is a sucker for a good brunch and loves brunching with friends exploring fabulous Inner West cafes!
Haven Dance Teacher
Jo's career in fitness industry started fresh out of school back but took a detour through corporate telco and IT before building her own creative and digital agency. But dancing kept calling her back and she tossed out her keyboard and threw on her dancing shoes in 2019 and hasn't looked back since!
Jo keeps the choreography simple and easy to follow, so that as you improve you can add intensity and your own style to the moves and classes are suitable for beginners right through to those who may have been doing dance based workouts for years.
You'll hear music from all parts of the world, as well as popular songs that you will know and love – you’re welcome to sing along! Expect to have a LOT of fun in Jo's classes.