Aaron Lapira – Director of Body Revival

| Director | Personal Trainer | Boot Camp Instructor | CrossFit Coach | Boxing Instructor | Body Tone Instructor | Fitness and Nutritional Consultant | Strength & Conditioning Coach | Bachelor of Business / Sports Administration |

I have always loved fitness and the fitness industry, so the idea of becoming a personal trainer at a young age was super exciting to me as I really wanted to make fitness my lifestyle and my career. I worked at various fitness locations around Melbourne teaching group fitness and personal training clients, whilst putting myself through my bachelor’s degree in business and sports administration. After university I realised that I loved what I was doing with fitness and I wanted more, so I started running my very own personal training studio from my parents’ house and also started up outdoor bootcamps, and so Body Revival was born.
Over the past few years I have dedicated my life to working with anyone who wants to get fit, healthy and happy through fitness. Training clients and members isn’t a “job” for me, it’s my greatest hobby and I love it! I love motivating the unmotivated, challenging the fit and encouraging large groups of people to work as a team with fitness and fun.

In 2014 I set myself a new challenge and this was to work with the team at Body Revival and open up our biggest Body Revival Fitness Centre yet. Body Revival Health and Fitness opened up our Epping location and has been an outstanding success. We love what we do here and every member that trains with us loves it too.
I enjoy weights and resistance training, cycling, crossfit, bootcamp workouts and overall strength training. Training for me is all about getting outside of your comfort zone and I use this analogy with all aspects of life. If you stay inside your comfort zone you will never change, never develop and never improve. Getting out there and trying new things and different exercises will not only improve your physical fitness but improve your mental fitness and help you become a stronger individual in fitness and in life. Take on all challenges in life with a smile and the will to succeed. Train with the team at Body Revival Health and Fitness, we will encourage you to train this way and we will guarantee you will get some amazing results.

Can’t wait to meet you and help change your life.

Qualifications:
Certificate III in Fitness
Certificate IV in Fitness (Personal Trainer)
Punch Fit Boxing
CrossFit Level 1
Advanced First Aid and CPR

Stacey Lapira – Director

|  Director  | Personal Trainer  |  Boot Camp Instructor  |  Boxing Instructor  |  Body Tone Instructor  | HIIT Instructor |  Fitness and Nutritional Consultant | Transformation Specialist |

Nothing feels better then feeling healthy and fit! My aim as a Personal Trainer is to instil this belief into everyone that walks through our doors. Yes I love training others, but more than that, I love changing lives and allowing them to see what they are capable of.  Being a trainer is being an educator and teaching people how to live a healthy life that they can sustain long term.

I live and breathe health and fitness and like to lead by example. I am in the gym every day, pushing myself, pushing my own limitations, this way I know what our members are going through.
Nutrition is what I am passionate about. I love learning about clean and healthy eating and further educating myself about new approaches that evolve within healthy eating. Healthy eating is what makes you feel AMAZING and if I can help educate others to change their eating habits, I am one satisfied trainer/educator.
Ever since I was a child, I was always active. I danced for 22 years of my life, and then started getting into weight training. I have tested my body and completed a fitness model shoot and since then, my training is continuously evolving. My passion is in the weights room. I love the way it makes you feel and I love the feeling of getting stronger after each session.
In my spare time I love to get out and do different things, whether it is trampolining, ice skating, hiking, bike riding- I love to keep myself busy and get out and enjoy the fresh air. I am not happy, unless I am moving about.

Qualifications:

  • Certificate III in Fitness
  • Certificate IV in Fitness (Personal Trainer)
  • Advanced First Aid and CPR

Kieran Brookes

| Personal Trainer | HIIT Instructor | Boot Camp Instructor | Strength & Conditioning Coach | Boxing Instructor | CrossFit Coach | 

I spent my teenage years extremely overweight, unfit and unhealthy, my passion for all thing health and fitness derived from my own personal struggle. During the process of changing my life for the better, I realised what an impact health and fitness had on my mental outlook and overall attitude. I got involved in the industry to help people become healthier and happier versions of themselves. Regardless of goal (weight loss/strength/functionality) I take great pride in helping people achieve.

I live by the principle of you need to consistently put in the effort to see results. Eat well, train hard and enjoy life, we can’t be perfect all the time and we can’t change all of our bad habits in the blink of eye. Enjoy the journey, the ups and downs! When it comes to training, I personally enjoy all types of training, I like to ensure I train a variety of exercises in a variety of ways, but I always like to keep it high intensity. I like to work on my strength as well as on my metabolic conditioning and functionality.

My industry professional goals are to reach as many people as possible and using my skills and experience to improve new trainers and the industry as a whole.

Qualifications:

Diploma in Personal Training
Certificate in Fitness Instruction(Gym)
Instructing Outdoor Fitness
Diploma in Exercise Referral
Business Skills of the Fitness Professional
Sports Conditioning
Suspension Fitness
Padwork for PTs
Kettlebells
Group Indoor Cycling

Tristan Simmons

| Assistant Manager | Sales Specialist | Mental Health Speaker & Advocate |

I’ve been in this industry now for nearly 12 years. Why do I love this industry so much – because I get to help people develop and changes their lives forever. I’ve changed 1000’s of people’s lives along my journey thus far and I’m excited about how many more I can change.

When it comes to our health, I believe in a holistic approach which incorporates 3 main elements – Exercise, Nutrition and most importantly mindset. This has led me to becoming a certified wellness coach, mental health advocate, psychology student and a member of the Beyondblue Speakers Bureau.

A big part of my approach involves family and at home I have been married to my beautiful wife Sharon for 5 years and we have 2 amazing children Emerson and Asher.

Qualifications:

CERT III IN FITNESS
CERT IV IN PERSONAL TRAINING
CERTIFIED WELLNESS COACH
STRENGTH & CONDITIONING COACH
ALL STARS BOXING INSTRUCTOR
CYCLE EXCEL INSTRUCTOR
BACHELOR OF PSYCHOLOGICAL SCIENCE

Jessica Tirpkos

| Strength & Conditioning Head Coach | HIIT Instructor | Personal Trainer |

From a young age I have always played sport, basketball and swimming in particular. It wasn’t until I was 20 when I tore my ACL that I decided to dabble in strength training. “Dabbling” turned into competitive powerlifting years later, a couple of gold medals and going from squatting 40kg to 130kg.. Over double bodyweight. Finding a training style or sport that you genuinely look forward to participating in each session is the key to consistency and continual progression – I found this in strength training.

My passion for lifting is more than just about competing and chasing PB’s – The barbell has taught me so many lessons in life. It has taught me to appreciate my body for all that it is, and all that it can do. It has encouraged me to nourish my body to ensure I am able to feel and perform my best. On top of the confidence it has helped me gain – strength training has also shown me the importance of persistence, patience and trusting the process. All of these I take pride in passing on to each and every person I have the privilege to coach.

I’ve been a Personal Trainer for years now and each day I am still grateful that it is my career to have a positive impact on, and change the lives of so many people.

 

Qualifications:
Certificate III in Fitness
Certificate IV in Fitness (Personal Trainer)
Advanced First Aid and CPR

Michael Keon

| CrossFit Coach | Boxing Instructor | MindSet Coach |

My athleticism started in high school sports. I played rugby full time and also dabbled in basketball and cricket. When I hit the age of 16 I decided to test myself in martial arts. Muay Thai kickboxing was my choice of fighting art. In just over a month I was training 5 days a week at the dojo. Kickboxing became an addiction.

After 3 months of traveling and soul searching I arrived back in Australia at the age of 18 and decided to become a personal trainer. Stepping into the fitness industry was the best thing I could’ve ever done in my life. My carrier led me to a 7 year stint with fitness first. Within that period I started practising Crossfit, mainly on my own. But I really never experienced Crossfit until I went to my first box and trained in a class.

Since 2013, Crossfit has been my main training practise. It has radically changed the way I see health and fitness and it has taken my physical capacity to a whole new level. I see myself Crossfiting for the rest of my life!

Qualifications:
Cert 3-4 in Fitness
Crossfit Level 2 instructor
F.M.A Level 2 Strength & conditioning
Rehab Trainer Level 2
C.H.E.K Holistic lifestyle coach

Mima (Mims) Bernardo

|  Personal Trainer  |  Ladies Only Trainer |  Group Fitness Instructor  |  Fitness and Nutritional Consultant  |

In  March 2012  I decided that I needed to make a change, I was overweight and miserable. Fortunately, I picked up the phone, spoke to Aaron (Director Body Revival) and the rest is history. In a nutshell,  I have changed my life around. From never exercing or stepping foot into a gym in my life and always on a “diet” to becoming fit and healthy andeating well. It is true that nothing tastes as good as the feeling of feeling good.

My passion for being fit and healthy just naturally drove me to become qualified, in March 2014,  and now help others achieve their fitness goals. It is very rewarding to see people taking that step to get started. It can be done…there are no excuses!

 

Qualifications:

  • Certificate 3 Fitness (Fitness Instructor)
  • Certificate 4 Fitness (Personal Trainer)
  • Level 2 Certificate of Senior First Aid

Bart Kubiczek

| Sales & Marketing Specialist | IT Specialist | Personal Trainer |

Over 12 years ago I could barely reach shoelaces over my own belly and couldn’t communicate with others, yet the events made me go from there to become a personal trainer, gym manager and now sales & marketing guy for Body Revival.

Long story short, I was so frustrated with where I was and worried about my health that the challenge of hard exercises became insignificant. I joined with a Muay Thai Gym in a back alley to get people to kick me into shape and started working on my diet.

I have met a lot of great people in there and found my passion for fitness and martial arts (sneaked in a few fights and BJJ comps when I had more time). After years of personal journey I wanted to share my knowledge and help people find their happiness, by taking care of their body and mind.

As you can guess I specialise in weight loss and toning and I firmly believe that functional exercises, as well as HIT exercises are the most beneficial for overall health, or I’m biased, as they are my favorite.

In the next few years I would like to help develop Body Revival, expand to more locations and buy in, while changing lives around the world through my online coaching business.

 

Qualifications:
-Certificate III in Fitness
-Certificate IV in Fitness (Personal Trainer)
-Certificate I in MMA for Fitness
-Certificate II in MMA for Fitness (Advanced)
-Advanced First Aid and CPR
-Risk Management in Fitness Industry

Sam Steel

| Personal Trainer | Strength & Conditioning Coach | CrossFit Coach | Olympic Lifting and Power Lifting Coach | Power Lifting Competitor | 

When I was younger, I loved athletics, and basketball. I would grab any opportunity I could to run as fast as I could, or go down to the stadium to play basketball with my mates. I believe this was a big influence leading to me following a career in the health and fitness industry. This evolved to me regularly participating in sports and exercise throughout school years, all the way to year 12 when we had to start thinking about what we wanted to do after school had finished.

The natural pathway for me was to continue to do something that I already loved, so I signed up for my Diploma of Fitness as a gateway to my Exercise Science Degree. I became a PT so I could start working in the industry while I was at uni, and fell in love with helping people with their health and fitness goals. Once I finished my degree I knew that this was the career for me and have worked on becoming the best coach I can be ever since.
I go by a simple saying when it comes to training, coaching, or any other endeavour I’ve encountered, that is: Work Hard, and Have Fun!

I believe this attitude is what sets us up for the best possible chance at succeeding, especially at the gym, and I always do my best to help others create an environment in which they can have the best chance to succeed.
Personal goals of mine include representing Australia in Olympic Weightlifting, and becoming one of the best weightlifting and strength and Conditioning Coaches going around!

Qualifications:

Bachelor of Exercise Science
Diploma of Fitness
Cert 3+4 Fitness
Level 1 AWF Weightlifting Coach
Level 1 Crossfit Coach

Julia Watkin

| Personal Trainer | Strength & Conditioning Coach |

In my younger years consisted me avoiding every sport session we had in school, however when I was 15 I joined a gym for the first time. By surprise, I really enjoyed it and stuck at it for many years. Despite having no idea what I was doing I just loved the feeling of getting stronger and the impact it had on my mental health. I grew a soft spot for strength training because of the discipline and mental resilience it taught me.

As passionate as I became about health and fitness, it wasn’t why I got into the industry. What pushed me to become qualified was that I was disappointed with the quality of coaches that I saw in the gym around me. My goal is to always strive to be the coach I wish I had when I was starting out in my health and fitness journey.

I want to show everyone that strength training has an important place in their routines and in achieving their goals.

Qualifications

Certificate III in Fitness
Certificate IV in Fitness
Level 2 First Aid

Alexandra Brown

| Personal Trainer | Weight Loss Coach | HIIT Coach | 2019 Miss Bikini Model | 

Growing up, I was never really interested in fitness. After graduating high school, I realised it was time to put my health first. I started participating in group fitness classes and this was where I found my passion for health and fitness. I was amazed by how quickly my mindset and physique changed with regular training and proper nutrition.

At 19, I began my career as a group fitness trainer. My desire to learn more pushed me to complete my Cert IV in Fitness, graduating with the Master Trainer Level 1 certification.

My passion and purpose as a coach is to empower and encourage others to realise their full potential and to create a safe and supportive environment. Nothing makes me happier than seeing members achieving their goals and feeling like they are part of a community.

My personal fitness journey has led me to some amazing people and opportunities. My proudest achievement was being crowned Miss Fit Bikini Model Melbourne 2019 and Miss Fit Bikini Model 2019 (National Winner).

In 2020, I will be completing the final year of my Bachelor of Health Science/Bachelor of Applied Science (Osteopathy). I hope to combine my love of coaching with Osteopathy to help others to live healthy and active lives!

Qualifications:

Certificate III in Fitness
Certificate IV in Fitness
Level 2 First Aid

Alan Gomez

| Personal Trainer | CrossFit Coach | Strength & Conditioning Coach | Tennis Coach | Les Mills Instructor |

My involvement with exercise took a start at the age of 10 when my parents introduced me to the sport of tennis. From then on I discovered that discipline and dedication were my biggest attributes and used them to develop as an athlete and progress through the ranks of the sport all the way to Professional level. Just like many things in life, turns and decisions happen which led me to start exercising in gyms in my last 2 years of professional tennis. This triggered a different interest in me which led me to invest more time and explore the branches of Fitness at the time (Aerobics and Bodybuilding). The professional tennis player went on pause and the Fitness Professional started from teaching Group Exercise Classes such as Step, Cardio Aerobics, Funk Arobics and so forth. Never looked back on that decision and it was probably the best one I had ever taken.

Studied Physical Education and went onto progressing more in the industry becoming a PT and Crossfit Coach.

Had the opportunity of managing a Leisure Centre for 15 years and work alongside many amazing professionals. IN the international networking field, managed to present workshops for the Les Mills Organization and also presented at the FILEX convention and Netowrk Conventions.

My passion lies in the outcome I see when people find wellness and helth through my assistance with exercise and movement.

I enjoy training as much as the person next door, but due to my life experience I also realize that we need to listen to our bodies and adopt a smarter way of training in order to stay health for a longer time.

“Movement is my life”

Qualifications

Physical Education Degree (Paraguay)
Crossfit L1 Trainer
Crossfit Masters Population Trainer
Personal Trainer (Cert IV Australia)
Group Exercise Instructor Freestyle, Les Mills (Australia)
Tennis Coach

Maja Samardzioska

| CrossFit Coach | Boxing Coach |

Growing up I was known as the skinny petite girl that can run fast. Being part of the athletics team through my school days has been my stepping foot in sports. However, things changed greatly during uni. Morning “fasted training” meant 2 giant coffees with half a pack of smokes, followed by 10h of my dream job a.k.a being tied down to a chair staring at the computer screen. Not to mention my eating habits were all over the place with night trips to the bakery across the road from my apartment to get freshly baked pastries at 2am… It wasn’t long until all of it had its toll on my body.

From lower back pain to not being able to climb two flights of stairs without losing breath. I remember being on the bus one morning with back pain so bad it felt like knives were going through my waist. I was only 26, it was 7am in the morning with the entire day ahead to live with that pain!

The alarm bell for change went off after facing a few more serious health issues. First step was quitting smoking, then going back to running and slowly changing the way I viewed food and the effects it had on my overall well-being. With my two older brothers being involved in competitive martial arts, and to their insisting, 6 years ago I had a taste of kickboxing and fell in love with it.

After moving to Melbourne, signing up with Body Revival has been the turning point in my fitness journey. Not being intimidated to play around with a barbell on some days and dance around the ring with humans twice my size on other days is my new way of life with focus on well balanced nutrition. Being skinny does not necessarily mean being healthy. I have been skinny all my life, but never fit, strong or healthy.

Living in a healthy body that moves freely and that has a happy relationship with food is the number one principle I live by today. If I could make a change in my life everyone can!

With that in mind being a motivation and inspiration to as many people around me, helping them in achieving their goals and being a better version of themselves is another thing that makes my heart warm.

Qualifications:

Certificate III in Fitness
First Aid and CPR

Joey Torcaso

| Personal Trainer | Strength & Conditioning Coach |

I have always been passionate for health and fitness, having a very sporty background as a kid. I fell in love the health and fitness industry from a very young age. I had great interest in AFL football and basketball. Playing AFL for 15 years it was always a life long dream to get drafted. The lifestyle and structure of a professional athlete always has appealed to me. Deep into my playing career I suffered a severe ankle injury to which shattered my dreams of perusing my dream of becoming a professional athlete.

This set back was almost a blessing in disguise, it then made me turn my attention to the health and fitness industry, experiencing this set back was something completely new for me, and it wasn’t until a rehab session I had awaken into what I wanted to do in life. Having the thought of being able to help people in challenging and confronting times, is something that would give me great satisfaction, being able to understand on a relatable level what challenges hurdles is faced, being able to impact people’s life inspired me to complete my Certificate IV in Fitness.

My principles on life have always revolved around the professional athlete lifestyle I live by clean eating and trying to obtain optimal health to the best of my ability. I also am a strong believer exercise is should be involved in everyone’s life in some way, shape or form, as I love to show people the big benefits of a fit and healthy lifestyle. My favourite type of training style is weight lifting/ strength and conditioning training. Abiding by these methods goes hand in hand with how I believe optimal results are best achieved. Being a Body composition/ transformation coach I love specialising in transforming peoples lives around and showing all newcomers around the weights room. I also have a strong passion in cardiovascular performance and love working with athletes and everyday clients in improving everyday fitness levels.

Qualifications

Certificate III in Fitness
Certificate IV in Fitness
First Aid