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

Khai Nor

| General Manager | Personal Trainer | Boot Camp Instructor | Boxing Instructor | HIIT Instructor | Functional Fitness Instructor | METCON Coach |

My interest in exercise and fitness started when I moved to start my new life and career in Hong Kong way back in 2001. Living a hectic career life in Hong Kong, ones must find a way to keep the sanity intact, and mine was training and going to the gym. I began to take more interest beyond the vanity side of things and started to explore more about the science behind training, how the body works and so on. This fascination leads me to learn more about fitness, training and essentially health and fitness.

When I moved to Australia, I started to go back to study to learn and explore more about fitness and training, and essentially brought me into this industry that I love. Being a people person, I love working closely with others to help deliver results. It is such an empowering thing to do when you are able to change someone’s life for better and make them realise that they have the tools to make it work all along.

To me professionally, the scope of health and fitness is vast; you need to be able to find what works for you and how to make it works in the long run. From Personal Training to Group coaching, business development to customer engagement, marketing to finance, it is endless. Find what your strengths are, nurture them and watch them grow.

The possibilities are endless.

Qualifications:
CERT III IN FITNESS
CERT IV IN PERSONAL TRAINING
CYCLE EXCEL INSTRUCTOR
LES MILLS QUALIFIED INSTRUCTOR
BUSINESS LEADERSHIP QUALIFICATION

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
CURRENTLY STUDYING BACHELOR OF PSYCHOLOGICAL SCIENCE

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

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

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

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

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

Mark Brackley

I  CrossFit Coach   I  Strength & Conditioning Coach  I  Functional Fitness Instructor  I 

Growing up in the UK I spent most of my early years being obsessed with football (translate: soccer) but tried my hands at almost all sports from tennis to rugby to basketball. I have a huge passion for boxing and even fought for my professional boxing licence in Korea while working as a teacher there. I always saw sport as just for fun or making sure I looked good and never really thought much about my overall health and fitness.

After arriving in Australia, my corporate career took center stage and my health deteriorated. I drank, smoked, worked and partied too hard and put on a ton of weight. That’s when 2 things happened that would turn everything around; I met my wife and I found Crossfit. Being fit and healthy into old age suddenly became a high priority. I wanted to start a family and by dedicating my training to improving all areas of fitness, I could maximise the chance of staying out of the care home and running around after my future grandchildren in to my later years. I’d never had such a long-term view of my health and fitness but by having a clear goal and applying consistent dedication, I lost loads of body fat, looked better than I had 10 years before and had a load of fun learning loads of cool new skills.

I have since quit my corporate job, retrained in fitness and am dedicating the rest of my life to helping others become fitter and healthier for the rest of their lives. I truly believe that too many people in our society are sick, and the solution is not only simple, it’s really fun. Eat good food, exercise with friends and teach your body to do amazing things.

Qualifications:

Bachelor of Science Degree- Business Management (2:1)
CELTA Post-grad ESL Teaching Qualification
Certificate III in Fitness
CrossFit Level 1
CrossFit Moreland CrossFit Coaching Internship
Certificate IV in Fitness

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

Sherif Abdrabou

| Personal Trainer | Boot Camp Instructor | Body Tone Instructor | HIIT Instructor | Strength & Conditioning Coach |

My name is Sherif and I was born in Egypt, at the age of 5 my family and I moved to Christchurch New Zealand. I have always had a passion for fitness and health, whether it would be playing sports all day long or spending hours at the gym with friends.

In 206 I successfully gained a Bachelor of applied science specialising in sport and exercise science as well as a certificate in Personal Training. I have a range of specialisation whether it would be weight loss, functional movements, nutrition and strength and conditioning.

I enjoy giving guidance and support to help people achieve their goals and I have a passion for sharing my knowledge on nutrition to anyone who will listen as it is a crucial step in anyone’s workout and target goal. Nothing makes me more excited than seeing members achieve their goals. Trust me, I’ll be just as excited as you will be!!

Everyone deserves to be feeling fantastic and confident in their own body. Not only do I care about your fitness journey and goals, but I also look forward to getting to know you as a person! I hope to one day own a gym of my own and continue to change peoples lives!

Qualifications:
Bachelor of Applied Science (Sport and Exercise)
Level 5 Certificate in Fitness
First Aid at Work certification

Meg Taylor

| Personal Trainer | Strength & Conditioning Coach |

My active lifestyle began at a young age when I fell in love with all things sport. Netball is my number one sporting priority these days. I play competitively during the week and on weekends. I am a very competitive person and thrive on the team sports atmosphere. My love for helping people, being self-motivated and being a team player are just some of the many traits that led this ambition to be a Personal Trainer.

I strongly believe in practicing what you preach. Every day you will find me in the gym practicing what I preach and chasing my own health and fitness related goals. I thrive on the body transformations and accompanying confidence that training provides clients and myself. Over the years I have tried out many different training styles and am always open to trying out new things. However, my go to training style is Strength & Conditioning. With over 4 years as a qualified trainer I have up-to-date knowledge and have always ensured I am continuing educating myself in this field by attending workshops, reading articles, listening to podcasts and actively listening to my mentors.

Working as a Personal Trainer is such a rewarding career and has given me the confidence I needed in life. Helping clients achieve their health and fitness goals is the best feeling. I am extremely passionate about all things health and fitness and I look forward to working with you to achieve and exceed your goals and expectations!

Qualifications

Certificate 3 & 4 in Fitness
Level 2 First Aid
FMA Certified Strength Coach
Diploma in Business
Bachelor of Nursing/Bachelor of Midwifery (Current)