Our Personal Trainers



Matt Hopkins










Contact Matt:

Personal Trainer/Group Training Instructor

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

Elyshia Pepper










Contact Elyshia:

Personal Trainer/ Group Training Instructor

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/CPR

Evan Apolony










Contact Evan:

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

Georgia Natoli










Contact Georgia:

Personal Trainer – Group training Instructor

It was a combination of my active childhood spent dancing, my love for learning and desire to help others that lead me down the path of becoming a personal trainer! My studies in both sport/exercise science and physiotherapy have inspired me to continue developing my knowledge and skills so that I can have a positive effect on others.

I feel the gym should be an enjoyable outlet for everybody to improve both their physical and mental health, where we all strive to become our best possible self.

Exercise helps to build confidence, mental clarity and resilience – additional to improving fitness and achieving physical goals, which are all benefits that I endeavour to share with those around me. I am enthusiastic about helping others and find joy in watching them achieve results whilst developing a love for exercise.

I hope to inspire my clients by providing them with personalised programs, education and motivation to become fit, healthy, mobile and confident in every aspect of life.

  • Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science – UTS
  • Bachelor of Applied Science (Physiotherapy) – USYD
  • Certificate III in Fitness
  • Certificate IV in Fitness
  • First Aid/CPR

Shannon Scutts










Contact Shannon:

Personal Trainer/ Group Training Instructor

From a young age I was inspired by my parents’ sporting achievements which lead to my involvement in various sporting teams. I played at representative level in Oztag and rugby league where I developed my passion not only for the sports but also for health and fitness generally. Here I formed a strong interest in fitness and the benefits of training for performance, and general health and wellbeing. Helping clients to realise their potential and achieve their fitness goals motivates me as a personal trainer. I’m passionate about motivating my clients and helping them to feel good within themselves, and increasing their quality of life through a better lifestyle and fitness outcomes.

  • Certificate lll Fitness
  • Certificate lV Fitness
  • First Aid/CPR

Dean Simpson










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Personal Trainer/Group Training Instructor

I grew up around Sport and Fitness, competing in many sports in particular Surf Life Saving events. I not only loved the sport itself, but I loved the training and fitness aspect and the benefits it provided me, and I knew on completion of high school that I wanted to turn this passion into a career. As such I completed my qualifications in fitness and Personal Training, and I now enjoy the challenge of helping others reach their health and fitness goals whatever those goals may be. During my sporting life I learnt the importance of individualisation of a training plan, and I bring this experience to my work as a personal training knowing that there is no single approach that is perfect for everybody. I look forward to working with clients with different needs and helping them to their ultimate goal.

  • Diploma in fitness
  • Cert IV in fitness
  • Cert III in fitness
  • Senior First Aid/CPR

Alana Tokic










Contact Alana:

Personal Trainer // Group Training Instructor

My passion for empowering others to lead a healthy lifestyle is what drove me to become a personal trainer here at Elite. This, in combination with my background in Physiotherapy and Sport and Exercise Science has allowed me to expand my knowledge and skills to make a difference in people’s lives for the better.

Regular exercise obviously has numerous physical benefits; however, it also promotes self-efficacy, perseverance, and fosters positive mental health. Helping facilitate this improvement in people’s health and wellbeing is something I feel very strongly about.

Elite offers an inclusive, results-driven, community based environment, with these values underpinning my approach to training clients. Providing constant support throughout your journey and working in collaboration with you as a team is invaluable in helping you achieve your goals, and I am excited to work together to strive for them with you

  •  Master of Physiotherapy (University of Sydney)
  • Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science (University of Technology, Sydney) 
  • Certificate lll in Fitness (TAFE NSW)
  • Certificate lV in Fitness (TAFE NSW)
  • First Aid & CPR

Nathan Jay










Contact Nathan:

Personal Trainer // Group Training Instructor

I have been involved in sports from a young age including athletics, rugby league, rugby union, and oztag, but once I found the Surf club and Ironman, this is where I found my passion for fitness and training. Winning several state and national medals, I developed a solid interest in fitness and the benefits of training for performance and for general life. I want to share my passion for fitness and help others reach their fitness goals, and help my clients lead a healthier lifestyle no matter what age or starting fitness level. I believe health and fitness has the ability to increase quality of life for anybody, it just needs to be individualised to fit with one’s life commitments.

  • Certificate 3 in fitness
  • Certificate 4 in fitness
  • Certified swim instructor
  • Senior first aid