Our coaches are all highly trained and certified professionals with a life-long dedication to wellness, health, fitness and livin’ BIG. Experienced at managing groups, as well as working with individuals in a one-on-one setting, our staff will teach, motivate and inspire you to get (and stay) in shape.
Nicola – Owner/Manager/Cardio Queen – Nic has always had a passion for fitness. She loves both ends of the spectrum, running AND weightlifting! Nic has been involved with team sports like netball and soccer (indoor and out) from a young age before discovering weight training. After discovering the joy of getting stronger, she completed her Certificate 4 in Fitness in 2002 and has been in the industry ever since. In 2006, Nic and partner Raf opened Get Fit – a boutique personal training studio in Wanneroo that has won a number of awards. In fact, many of our current members first began training at Get Fit! Nic loves the reward of showing people what they are capable of, and helping members challenge themselves.
When she’s not running the gym like a well oiled machine, Nic loves her running and enjoys triathlons and other endurance events (her favourite is the Blackwood River Marathon). Crossfit is her new passion and she loves the intensity and way it makes you do movements that you should be doing all the time. And makes you huffy puffy. A highlight of Nic’s training career was training with both Ido Portal and Dmitry Klokov.
Rafael – Owner/Head Trainer/WOD Programmer – Raf is the technique drill sergeant and movement specialist at Inner City. Raf loves to learn and to pass his knowledge onto others. He is very thorough in his methods, and has a background in exercise rehabilitation. Raf has been in the fitness industry since 2005, and before this was involved in state-level basketball, state-level running, amateur boxing and enjoyed weight training. Raf discovered CrossFit in 2008, and immediately began the Level 1 Certificate. Raf currently lectures for WAFA, facilitates Kettlebell workshops, and is studying Exercise Physiology.
Shannon – has a power lifting and group exercise background and takes our CrossFit Beginners, Personal Training, CrossFit and Gritt classes.
- Certificate 3 in Fitness (Gym Instructor) and Certificate 4 in Fitness (Personal Trainer) – Includes Older Adults Trainer, Disabled Persons Trainer, Children’s Trainer qualifications
- Training: AWF Level 2 Weightlifting Coach, CrossFit Level 1 Coach, CrossFit Strongman specialty course, Specialty Weightlifting courses with elite level coach Bob Takano and elite level athlete Dmitry Klokov
Leanne – Leanne developed an interest in fitness whilst training with Nic and Raf at Get Fit Wanneroo. However, Leanne’s true passion is working alongside your children to support their gross motor development and foster a life-long positive attitude towards physical movement. Leanne runs the kids’ classes at Get Fit Central and enjoys every minute, ensuring a fun and supportive environment for all. In addition to working at the gym, Leanne is an Early Childhood Teacher, who specialises in working with children with Autism. Personally, Leanne enjoys any endurance based sessions and keeping her training varied. Her favourite WOD is Annie.
Working with Children
Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood)
Michael – Mich’s passion for training started while playing Rugby, and Rowing in School, and seeing the results from carefully planned weightlifting sessions and endurance programs. Since 2007 Mich has completed the certificate III & IV in Fitness, Level 1 ASCA Strength & Conditioning Coach and has been working as a full time professional in the fitness industry.
Mich is passionate about working with his clients to reach their fitness goals. He understands that everybody is different and creates workouts around their specific needs. Having lost a significant amount of weight himself, Mich can relate to the struggles faced with starting your fitness journey as well as maintaining your goals.
Kimee – takes our CrossFit classes and helps with the competing athletes. She has an extensive knowledge of Crossfit and has competed in a team at Regionals.
Kathy – Kathy has been studying and practicing Iyengar Yoga since 1998. She was introduced to yoga after participating in a meditation course. At the time it felt too large of a leap from having no kind of ‘practice’, to sitting and ‘watching the mind’. As a bridging mechanism, a friend suggested she tried yoga. A bio-product of the practice was healing and rehabilitation following a full knee reconstruction. The practice played an important role in regaining the strength and full range of movement in the knee. Kathy is a dedicated student and teacher of Iyengar tradition. She has been teaching since 2000, gaining certification in the Iyengar Method in 2003, under John Leebold. When in Perth, along with teaching Yoga she works as a Massage Therapist and as a Social Trainer, working with people with disabilities.
Jason – takes our Olympic Lifting classes and offers one on one coaching and programming for Olympic lifting. He is also in charge of our competing weightlifters
- Bachelor of exercise and health Science
- Masters in Strength and Conditioning
- Level 2 Strength and Conditioning
- Level 2 Weightlifting Coach
Fran – Fran regularly competes and represents Inner City at CrossFit Masters Competitions. She loves to work with her clients, improving their movement. Fran recently completed a 6 month mentorship with Complete Body Approach, and this training has taken her Coaching to a whole new level. Fran also works as a carer for the elderly. Fran’s goals are to complete further study in nutrition and life coaching, to enable her to provide ongoing support, sound knowledge and motivation to her CrossFit community.
Level 1 CrossFit
Daniele – is our on site Massage therapist and CrossFit coach. Dan has competed in many competitions in Crossfit in Italy and Perth and recently finished third at Battle of the SouthWest in the intermediate category.
Dan – Dan’s passion for fitness started when he was a teenager. At 17 Dan began training and eventually competing in MMA at a semi pro level, winning three fights until a knee injury forced him to stop. His injury enabled him to seek other ways to keep fit, and this led to an interest in strength and bodybuilding. This gave him an opportunity to strengthen and rebuild his injured knee. Eventually Dan decided to pass his love and knowledge of fitness on to others and obtained his Cert 3&4 in Fitness at WAFA in 2013, where he met Raf. After a year working as a PT at Jetts Fitness Dan came to Inner City, discovered CrossFit and was instantly hooked. His passion grows with his knowledge day by day, lift by lift, and training others remains close to his heart. He is eagerly awaiting beginning a competitive year in CrossFit along with returning to his MMA roots. Dan’s favorite WOD is Linda
Level 1 and 2 Kettlebell Coach
Level 1 Muay Thai Boxing Instructor
KADE – started gymnastics in 2011 and then started Olympic lifting and that introduced him to CrossFit, he has competed in CrossFit and is our skills and gymnastics coach.
Lucia – Physiotherapist and Founder Formotion Physio
Lucia graduated from Curtin University with a Bachelor of Science (Physiotherapy) and has since worked in the private practice and sports setting. She has spent the past two years working within a gym environment, more specifically with CrossFit or similar athletes. She has previously worked for Claremont Football Club, Hamersely-Carine Football club, as well as a sports massage therapist in Canada in 2014.
Her personal interests are mostly in CrossFit, Olympic lifting and track running, she also loves Yoga and Pilates and has played volleyball, hockey, tennis and squash in the past.
Lucia started Formotion Physio as she wanted to be able to work independently within a sports and gym environment which allows her to spend longer one-on-one time with her clients and allow her the freedom to develop a more exercise based method of injury and pain management.
Areas of clinical interest:
- Sports injury rehabilitation
- CrossFit and Olympic lifting: Rehabilitation and mechanics screenings
- Running technique
- Dry Needling
- Pain – Neck, back, headaches, chronic issues
- Athletic pelvic floor issues
Ian – Physiotherapist
Ian recently moved over to Perth from Sydney and joined Formotion Physio in 2017.
He graduated from UWS (Sydney) with a degree in Exercise Science, he later went on to complete a Masters in Physiotherapy at the University of Sydney, before working in a busy private practice south of Sydney.
He has a particular interest in back pain, musculoskeletal conditions, sporting injuries and TMJ disorder.
He has also worked alongside some of the countries best athletes in track and field, tennis, rugby union, surfing and basketball.
He has represented Australia at the 2014 Commonwealth Games, is the current Australian champion over 400m hurdles, and continues to pursue his sporting goals while maintaining his love of Physiotherapy.
Areas of clinical interest:
- TMJ (Jaw and facial issues)
- Running mechanics
- Lower Limb Injuries
- Cervicogenic (neck related) headaches
- Surgical rehabilitation