Tim Leposa (CEO)
Cert IV PT, Cert IV CH, Cert IV WM
Tim is the CEO of Fit For Living, having started the revolutionary business with his wife, Amy, in 2006. Spurred by a passion to create holistic, total health and well being centres that offer complete transformational solutions to people – mental, physical and spiritual – Fit For Living has grown to become the leading Personal Training business in Geelong.
A business mind, Tim is a VIP at NPE Fitness Business Coaching and develops Fit For Living around trusted, credentialed and renowned business principles. Adding to his own credentials as a fitness business leader, Tim has completed Certificate IV Personal Training, Certificate IV Community Health Presenter, Certificate IV Weight Management and continues to study under world-leading Precision Nutrition coaches.
“I’m dedicated to spending my life to the cause of holistic health development, and to impact as many people as possible through setting up these social enterprises worldwide, with Fit For Living Geelong being the first!”
Vernon Van Schalkwyk
After completing his Bachelor of Applied Science (Exercise Science) through Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University (RMIT) in 2013, Vernon became lead Strength & Conditioning Coach at AFL TAC Cup representative team, the Geelong Falcons that same year. Concurrently, Vernon was the Senior Exercise Scientist at Kieser Physiotherapy & Strength in Newtown, Geelong (2013-2015).
Alongside his academic and work experience credentials, Vernon is a high performing athlete, having competed at State, National and International level as a Strongman. He has been highly ranked in the country across 2015-2017, and most recently was runner up at the Australia’s Strongest Man competition in 2017.
Vernon joined Fit For Living in 2015 and has led many clients to very impressive and life-changing health, fitness and performance outcomes.
Vernon specialises in Strength & Conditioning, Functional Strength, Athletic Performance, and Injury Rehabilitation. He combines a diverse knowledge of training methodologies, an expertise in strength development, and well developed motivational techniques formed through years of experience successfully working with a vast range of different clientele.
“I have a desire to help my clients further themselves and gain confidence in their abilities. I feel I have a unique way of communicating with clients and educating them on how to achieve their goals. I live to show my clients that they are capable of more than they realise. Through training and education they can achieve anything they want.”
Kerryn Siems, Cert IV PT
Cert IV PT
Kerryn is no stranger to the fitness industry, and is the longest standing trainer at Fit For Living, where she began in 2011. Her credentials as a strength development practitioner are well established, and she has brought an expertise to this field that has seen her clients consistently make rapid physical changes.
Alongside this, Kerryn is currently ranked Australia’s Strongest Woman U65kg, and holds four national and state records, clearly demonstrating her understanding of functional strength development and advanced training methodologies.
Kerryn concurrently runs her own Personal Training business (KSS Personal Training), highlighting her drive to affect the lives of as many people as possible within this field, and her interest in the welfare of her clients is evident.
Kerryn specialises in Strength & Conditioning, and Functional Strength development.
“I’m particularly passionate about helping women find their true identity through health and fitness.”
Nat has over 15 years experience in training, teaching and studying within the exercise physiology and physical education fields.
Having completed a Bachelor of Applied Science – Human Movement (2001) a Graduate Diploma in Education (2005), and currently studying another Bachelor of Science (2016-), Nat has developed a thorough knowledge of exercise physiology and communication methods.
Spending over a decade as the Head of Physical Education and Director of Sport at Covenant College, Nat has an extensive teaching background, and his effectiveness to instruct and teach drives much of his Personal Training. Accommodating experience as a competitive bodybuilder as well as a Sport Nutrition Specialist completes a comprehensive knowledge base.
Nat joined Fit For Living in 2017 and has been able to quickly impact the training outcomes of dozens of clients. Specialising in Strength & Conditioning and Body Composition, Nat applies unique and advanced training and coaching methodologies to achieve results with his clients.
“The capacity to dramatically alter one’s physiology – neurologically, biochemically and compositionally – and to come to understand its design and its purpose, are adaptations and learning worth pursuing with genuine intent. But to concurrently develop work ethic, self-sacrifice, and resilience whilst having humility tested, support networks grown, friendships formed and character forged, is an even higher path to walk.”
BHlthSci DipRM DFit
At just 23 years of age, George has completed a Bachelor of Secondary Health, Physical and Biology Science Education (Deakin University), a Diploma of Remedial Massage (RMIT), a Diploma of Fitness (VFA), and is currently completing an Advanced Diploma of Myotherapy (RMIT). His theoretical knowledge base is extensive his ability provide precise, accurate and constructive feedback to his clients is noteworthy.
George has an athletic background as extensive as his academic. George played football for the Geelong Falcons as a Junior Footballer (2010-2011) and was selected to the Vic Country State Squad. He is also a track athlete, sprinting for the Chilwell Athletics Club, but also pushed himself to run distance, and completed his first marathon at the Great Ocean Road Marathon in 2016.
George has a genuine and honest passion for health and fitness, and an equal desire and ability to communicate and transfer this passion to his clients. George specialises in Injury Rehabilitation, Remedial Massage, Strength & Conditioning and Athletic Development.
“Health and Fitness aren’t just my chosen areas of study; I truly believe each day can be influenced in an extremely positive manner through physical training. Desirable and positive outcomes are not always in our control, but our reaction and our response to our stimuli’s are always within our power. Engaging in physical activity will always result in a small victory…even on the toughest of days.”
Cert IV PT, Strength & Conditioning Certified Coach
Completing her Certificate IV Personal Training and Strength & Conditioning certification through the Australian Institute of Personal Training in 2017, Sophie is concurrently completing her Bachelor of Exercise & Sport Science at Deakin University, where she majors in Applied Sport Science.
With three years experience in the fitness industry, Sophie is a relatively fresh face on the Geelong fitness industry, but when she joined Fit For Living in 2017 she made immediate positive impacts on her clientele, and their results indicated this. Sophie demonstrates a knowledge and skill beyond her years.
Accommodating her academic credentials are her athletic achievements, as Sophie won the 2016 GPC Novice Powerlifting Competition and was invited to compete at the GPC Melbourne Cup Classic in the same year.
Sophie specialises in Strength & Conditioning, and adjoins this with her understanding of the psychology and emotional connections tied with health and fitness pursuits.
“Every day is another chance to get stronger, to eat better, to live healthier, and to be the best version of you.”
MClinExP BSpSc DipHSc
Mandy is Fit For Living’s resident Exercise Physiologist and Rehabilitation specialist. Having completed a Masters of Clinic Exercise Physiology (2016) through Australian Catholic University, and a Bachelor of Sports Science and Exercise (2013) through Deakin University, Mandy is well credentialed in her field.
Before joining Fit For Living in 2016, Mandy accrued extensive experience working as an exercise physiologist at Royal Talbot Rehabilitation Centre, Monash Health Rehabilitation Centre, PACE Health Management, and Spinal Cord Injury Australia.
Mandy applies her broad and advanced skill set to a diverse demographic of people with special needs, chronic injury, and disability. No challenge is too difficult or Mandy, and the success stories that have come directly from her treatment are growing exponentially. Anyone who knows Mandy knows her caring, friendly and empathetic heart. She entered this field with the purpose of being a source of help to others, and she has done exactly that.
Mandy specialises in Rehabilitation, Injury Prevention, Stability Training, Reduction of Falls Risk, and Managing Disability.
“Life is what you make of it, and with the right support you can be anything you dream of.”