Our Personal Trainers

Cameron Hoban


Contact Cameron:

Elite PT Director

I was always involved in and had a passion for sport as a youth and therefore it was natural for me to look to continue this passion by working somewhere in the health, fitness or elite sport industry.

My passion for training and fitness grew as a result of my experiences during my time at university. I was able to train alongside other passionate individuals along with elite sportsmen and women and I really started to enjoy the physical and psychological benefits that regular exercise and a better focus on good nutrition gave me throughout the latter part of tertiary education.

Towards the end of my university studies a friend who had started working as a personal trainer convinced me to take on some work as a trainer and I instantly loved the feeling of passing on my knowledge and practical experience with training and nutrition to help others gain the benefits that I was gaining from my own focus on a healthy lifestyle.

As I have progressed through the industry over the past 20 years I have continued to try to build a business model which can help a wide variety of people from different backgrounds gain the benefits of a healthy lifestyle, and greater happiness in their life through fitness and health, along with a great social outlet and warm and friendly environment.

Getting the science right is the easiest part; creating the right environment for a wide variety of individuals is equally important to promoting adherence and motivation. These are central to my philosophy in creating Elite PT.

  • Bachelor of Ed. (Physical and Health Education – University of W’gong)
  • Grad Dip of Exercise Science
  • Level 1 Strength & Conditioning Coach
  • Certificate IV in Fitness
  • Sports First Aider (Sports Medicine Aust)
  • Level 1 Sports Trainer (SMA)

Marty Symmons


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Personal Trainer/Group Trainer
beachFIT Program Manager

During my University degree I did field placement at a personal training studio in Melbourne. I knew pretty much straight away that was the career I wanted to pursue.

Assisting, educating and empowering clients to optimise their quality of life and ideally those around them is something that resonated with me then and is why I continue to do what I do.

  • Bachelor of Health Science (Human Movement)
  • Certificate IV in Fitness (Personal Trainer)
  • Diploma in Sports Coaching
  • Certification of Kettlebell Instructor ‘EKI-Kettlebell Instructor’
  • Certification of Advanced Strength Training for Personal Trainers (Advanced Strength Training and Olympic Style Lifts)
  • Athletics Australia Level 2 Intermediate Recreational Running Coach
  • Level 2 First Aid with CPR

Matt Rise


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Personal Trainer/Group Trainer
Group Training Manager

Like many, I first developed an appreciation for fitness from a young age, playing every sport imaginable. My focus quickly turned to basketball however and it was through my desire to compete at the highest level that I pursued the knowledge to be fitter and healthier.

Making the transition into the fitness industry was therefore a natural one for me. The satisfaction I get now from helping others achieve their health and fitness goals is certainly different to the buzz of personal sporting achievements but is incredibly more rewarding.

For 10 years now I’ve been helping people change their lives for the better and it is an honour that keeps me motivated to continue as a personal trainer.

  • Cert IV Fitness
  • MMA Instructor
  • TRX Qualified
  • Senior First Aid

Locky Gowland


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Personal Trainer/Group Trainer
Boot Camp Program Manager

Being brought up in family of sport and competition, a career in the fitness industry was a natural progression. My love of health and fitness began in Queensland where I grew up playing anything and everything and it was there I continued to complete my fitness certifications.

The move to Sydney was next to pursue a rugby league career, which ended a few years after due to injury, but really pushed me closer to my real passion of inspiring people to be a part of what I love – fitness and health.

  • Cert IV in Fitness
  • Cert III in Fitness
  • PunchFit Boxing Instructor
  • Bootcamp Australia Certified
  • Freestyle Group Certified
  • Specific Populations Accredited
  • Senior First Aid

Matt Hopkins


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Personal Trainer/Group Trainer

My interest in health and fitness came from my sporting background, which has given me the desire to work in an industry where you can help people change their lifestyle and fitness for the better. I am thrilled every day I get to help clients achieve their personal goals.

I am passionate about educating clients for better health and fitness through good nutrition and training structures.

I currently play First Grade cricket for the Penrith Panthers, with and against professional domestic and international cricketers.

  • Cert IV Fitness
  • Punchfit Boxing instructor
  • Senior First Aid

Ryan La Motte


Contact Ryan:

Personal Trainer/Group Trainer

With more than 10 years’ experience working as a remedial massage therapist within a specialist health care practice, I have developed skills and understanding specific for the professional athlete. 

Treating Olympic sportsmen and some of our elite rugby league teams has developed my understanding of health care and sports physiology.

Combined with my own personal goals in marathon running and more than eight years working as a personal trainer contributes to a unique and safe approach to personal training.

  • Diploma Remedial Massage
  • Certificate IV in Fitness
  • Certificate III in Fitness
  • Punchfit Certificate (Boxing Instructor)

Tracy Bunney


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Personal Trainer/Group Trainer

I have been involved in the fitness industry for almost 30 years. I feel truly blessed to share in our clients’ journeys, guiding them in developing sustainable positive changes for them to live a more balanced and joyful lifestyle.

I work hard to understand our clients’ lifestyles so I can use the knowledge I have gained from strength and functional training to intimately outline opportunities for our clients to live a longer and stronger life.

My Wellness Coaching helps me to break down the barriers of motivation and, together with the client, define clear accountable goals.

I am passionate about instructing spin classes and to be witness to a client’s fitness change is why I love this industry so much.

My career extends to nutrition coaching, rehabilitation and active recovery. In my sessions, I offer a high level of professionalism with lots of laughter.

  • Certificate IV in Fitness – Personal Trainer
  • Certificate IV in Fitness – Older Adults Trainer
  • Certificate IV in Fitness – Children’s Trainer
  • Certifivate IV in Fitness – Performance in Nutrition
  • Level 1 Wellness Coaching for Fitness Professionals
  • Level 1 and 2 Strength and Conditioning Coach
  • Les Mills Body Training Systems – RPM and Bodypump Instructor
  • FIA Boxing for Fitness; Exercise and Pregnancy
  • Senior First Aid

Elyshia Pepper

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Personal Trainer

My passion for fitness started when I was very young growing up in Cronulla, getting involved in many sports and becoming a lifeguard. From early on I knew I wanted to pursue a career in the fitness industry. I get great satisfaction in helping others to achieve their fitness goals and develop a love for fitness, as much as I do. I am motivated to work with my clients in developing tailored programs to fit in with their everyday demands, making sure they are enjoying their program and feeling good about themselves whilst achieving their goals.

  • Diploma of Fitness
  • Cert IV Fitness
  • Cert III Fitness
  • Punchfit Boxing instructor
  • Pre & Post Natal Exercise course with limitless health and fitness
  • Senior First Aid with CPR

Alison Christie

Contact Renee:

Personal Trainer/Group Training Instructor

Sport and physical activity has always been a massive part of my life. Growing up, I was going through the ranks of swimming, representative netball and touch football.

I took having a fit healthy body for granted. Having 3 children under 5 and a severe break in my foot saw the weight creep on and suddenly, for the first time in my life, I had a weight problem. Carrying excess body fat had both a physical and mental effect on my health. I no longer felt like me, and couldn’t do the things I once took for granted.

Through sheer strength of will, I made the changes necessary in my life, trained hard, ate well, and surrounded myself with positive people. 17kg later, I haven’t looked back. I am now fitter and stronger than I was in my early 20’s, and my head is clear.

As a Personal Trainer, it is always my intention to work with my clients with empathy and integrity. I am passionate about training for mental health and fat loss. I also have a huge interest in using fitness as a positive body image tool for teens.

Educating my clients on technique and injury prevention as well as nutrition is of great importance to me.

My personal passions include daily training for wellbeing. If I’m not at the gym you may find me hitting the slopes on my snowboard, wake boarding, spending some time at the beach and supporting my 3 children in their sporting goals.

  • Cert 3 Group Trainer (Aust Institute Fitness)
  • Cert 4 Master Trainer (Aust Institute Fitness)
  • Level 1 Kettlebell l Instructor
  • Level 1 Battle Rope Instructor
  • Level 1 Punch Fit
  • St John’s First Aid



Evan Apolony

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Personal Trainer/Group Training Instructor

Similar to many Aussie kids, my childhood was sport, sport, sport. Encouraged at a young age to pursue my dreams, I learnt fast that getting there would require a lot of hard work.

Around the same time, my father, who was severely overweight, decided a lifestyle change was much needed and thus his health and fitness journey begun.

Seeing him turn his life around and losing well over 40kgs, along with pushing myself in order to achieve my sport and fitness goals, I grew a strong passion for health and fitness and realised the impact I could have on other people and their lifestyle.

From that point on, it became my desire to learn, grow, and improve my knowledge, both to improve my own self, but also to share with as many people as I can reach in order to help better themselves.

  • Diploma in fitness
  • Cert IV in fitness
  • Cert III in fitness
  • PunchFit Boxing Instructor
  • Certified Basketball Coach