Meet our Instructors

Amanda Pittard

PROGRAMS INSTRUCTED
Hatha Yoga, Hot Flow Yoga & Yin Yoga

YEARS OF EXPERIENCE
4.5

YEARS AT SOUTH PACIFIC
Since Chadstone Club opened

YOUR OTHER JOB
Full time yoga teacher

FUN FACT
I used to play netball for Victoria

QUOTE FROM ONE OF OUR MEMBERS
“Every time I go to Amanda's Yin class it's like getting a big hug and a massage all in one”

Ben Allamby

PROGRAMS INSTRUCTED
Body Combat, RPM, grit Strength, Boxing, Cycle, HIIT, Circuit, ABS

YEARS OF EXPERIENCE
10+

YEARS AT SOUTH PACIFIC
3

YOUR OTHER JOB
Group Fitness Manager at South Pacific Health Clubs Nunawading/Chadstone

FUN FACT
I used to wear my hair in a ponytail

QUOTE FROM ONE OF OUR MEMBERS
“Awesome boxing class really pushes me hard.”

Christelle Schang

PROGRAMS INSTRUCTED
BODYCOMBAT, BODYPUMP, BODYJAM

YEARS OF EXPERIENCE
5

YEARS AT SOUTH PACIFIC
2.5

YOUR OTHER JOB
Research Assistant for Monash University (Civil Engineering, Environmental Microbiology)

FUN FACT
Even though I grew up in France I have travelled more outside of Europe than in Europe itself. I cannot resist Nutella (or not for very long). I recently started training for a triathlon.

QUOTE FROM ONE OF OUR MEMBERS
“Cristelle is on fire in every class. I can highly recommend her classes. They’re awesome!”

Elissa Sasa

PROGRAMS INSTRUCTED
BODYCOMBAT & BODYPUMP

YEARS OF EXPERIENCE
2.5

YEARS AT SOUTH PACIFIC
1

YOUR OTHER JOB
University student (dietetics)

FUN FACT
I was born without a doctor

QUOTE FROM ONE OF OUR MEMBERS
“She’s a superstar on stage and I’ve learnt so much from her classes”

Heather Joel

PROGRAMS INSTRUCTED
YOGA – Foundation; Slow Flow; Vinyasa Flow; Hot Flow; Power Flow; Restore and Yin

YEARS OF EXPERIENCE
10+

YEARS AT SOUTH PACIFIC
1+

YOUR OTHER JOB
Television Producer / Writer, Nine Network Australia

FUN FACT
No matter where I am or what I’m doing, I’ll find a way to work a Yoga pose into the mix - in the kitchen, bathroom, bedroom; the only limit is the imagination! Stay tuned for the book.

QUOTE FROM ONE OF OUR MEMBERS
"Heather is simply AWESOME & ENLIGHTENING!! the first time I attended her class I instantly felt a warm positive vibe. Her classes are both invigorating and relaxing and Heather also provides philosophical knowledge to inspire us to be better people. I love her Restore classes as they really help eliminate the stresses of work." (George)

Lisa-Marie Gleeson

PROGRAMS INSTRUCTED
Body Pump, Body Step, Body Attack, Cycle

YEARS OF EXPERIENCE
8

YEARS AT SOUTH PACIFIC
1

YOUR OTHER JOB
Being a mum!

FUN FACT
Before Group Fitness, I was a Dancer and Interior Designer

QUOTE FROM ONE OF OUR MEMBERS
Great class! pushed me to up my weights and “go deeper” in my squats – (Ben)

Penny Palman

PROGRAMS INSTRUCTED
Sh’bam, BodyJam & BodyBalance

YEARS OF EXPERIENCE
20+

YEARS AT SOUTH PACIFIC
2

YOUR OTHER JOB
Group Fitness Manager Williamstown SPHC, Demo Team and Event Host Les Mills/Reebok, Les Mills Approved Assessor

FUN FACT
My weakness is Nachos! I eat really good food 9 times out of 10 but if I see Nachos on the menu I’m in strife!

QUOTE FROM ONE OF OUR MEMBERS
“Penny is world class. Her energy, enthusiasm and passion for what she believes in is delivered in every class.” - Amanda

Rachel Okun

PROGRAMS INSTRUCTED
Reformer Pilates, Matwork Pilates

YEARS OF EXPERIENCE
5

YEARS AT SOUTH PACIFIC
1

YOUR OTHER JOB
Clinical Pilates Instructor

FUN FACT
I am obsessed with disney movies and hanging off monkey bars

QUOTE FROM ONE OF OUR MEMBERS
"Rachael's classes have an energy and vibrance that is unmatched! She really cares for each and every one of her clients and this comes across in every class......and she will make your muscles burn"-Emma Jordan.

Shalini Ranganathan

PROGRAMS INSTRUCTED
Mat, Reformer, Barre, PT

YEARS OF EXPERIENCE
2.5

YEARS AT SOUTH PACIFIC
10 Months

YOUR OTHER JOB
Teaching at a few different studios

FUN FACT
Went bungee jumping in Queenstown NZ, was terrified but loved it!

QUOTE FROM ONE OF OUR MEMBERS
“Your classes work the whole body and make us sweat!”