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!
Haven Personal Trainer
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!
Haven Intermediate Personal Trainer
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."
Haven Advanced Personal Trainer
Ellen is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist and Personal Trainer with over 7 years experience in the fitness industry.
Ellen's goal is to teach you how to nourish your body with movement while improving your long term health outcomes! Ellen has a warm and bubbly personality, and is passionate about helping her client's enjoy a rewarding relationship with exercise. She'll work with you collaboratively to create a movement plan that factors in what drives you, your health concerns, your history with gyms/trainers/movement and your relationship with exercise, providing you with the tools and skills you need to move intuitively!
Additionally Ellen's training in motivational interviewing, CBT, ACT and science-informed pain management supports her person-centred and weight-neutral approach to health management in practice.
- chronic pain management
- chronic disease management
- eating disorders
- dysfunctional exercise habits
Meet Ellen and hear about exercise physiology here!
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 o have a LOT of fun in Jo's classes.
Haven Advanced Personal Trainer
We're very lucky and proud to have Sania's fun, bubbly energy at Haven! She brings a wealth of training expertise and 11+ years experience to studio. You will have fun, feel warmly motivated and uplifted working with Sania!
"Health does not depend on body size or shape, any human being is capable of enjoying movement. Empowering women is my big drive and I see a beautiful humans in all my clients...I empower them, encourage them, help them enjoy their strength and see themselves for who they are".
Programming for unique or complicated needs such as injury rehab or specific training goals.
Quote of the moment
"The thing that is really hard and really amazing is giving up on being “perfect” and beginning the work of becoming yourself.”
Favourite way to self-care
Meditation, massage, reiki, yoga, magnesium baths.
Outside of the studio
Sania is a true water baby! You'll catch her sailing a yacht, cruising on a kayak or spending quality time with her young adult children and loved ones.