Our Personal Trainers

Matt Rise

matt-rise

Contact Matt:
matt@eliteptsc.com

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.

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

Locky Gowland

locky-gowland

Contact Locky:
lachlan@eliteptsc.com

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.

Qualifications
  • 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

matt-hopkins

Contact Matt:
matth@eliteptsc.com

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.

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

Tracy Bunney

tracy-bunny

Contact Tracy:
tracy@eliteptsc.com

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.

Qualifications
  • 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

Contact Elyshia:
elyshia@eliteptsc.com

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.

Qualifications
  • 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

Evan Apolony

Contact Evan:
evan@eliteptsc.com

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

 

Kassandra Mowll

Contact Kassie:
kassie@eliteptsc.com

Personal Trainer/Group Training Instructor

Health and fitness has always been a big part of my life. Growing up, I use to walk to school everyday, played many sports, competed in running and swimming events, and spent most weekends riding my bike.

Being active was always a very normal part of my day to day life, however, ‘healthy eating’ was never as important or known to me. After high school, I studied a Diploma of Nutrition, and it’s become a topic that I have a true passion for. I love to cook and experiment with foods to help, along side exercise, reach various goals.

In 2015, I competed in an ASN Bikini Competition. Training leading up to this, I learnt a lot about myself, how my body works, what foods work best for my goals and what exercises help change my body. I then began to use this knowledge to help my clients achieve their goals in a realistic and maintainable way, and from there, my passion grew.

I love guiding and teaching my clients how to live a healthy lifestyle through personalized exercise programs and nutrition advice, while making sure their having fun and reaching their goals.

  • Diploma in nutrition
  • Certificate III in Group Training
  • Certificate IV in Personal Training
  • Pre and Post Natal Exercise Certification
  • ACE Boxing Fitness Certification
  • Senior First Aid and CPR