Personal Trainer and owner of Kick N’ Box
“My vision as owner of Kick N’ Box is to continue to grow and foster a community of support and motivation; a place where people can leave their stresses at the door and take some time to put themselves first.”
I am passionate about fitness and assisting to improve lives of others through fitness, which I know from personal experience not only helps the body, but also the mind. I have been in the fitness industry for over 10 years and will use the experience and knowledge I have gained in that time to continue to grow Kick N’ Box whilst maintaining the unique experience and our members best interest.
Providing the members with the best quality trainers and a place where they have all health professions on hand is a top priority of mine. Over the last decade I have been on many life changing health and fitness journeys with clients with some amazing results. Whilst my job is to motivate and push my clients it gives me much joy and inspiration seeing them push themselves outside there comfort zones and is the reason why I love my job.
I couldn’t be more excited to be sharing the next part of my journey with the Kick N’ Box community and I’m looking forward to what it has to bring.
“Sometimes you don’t realise your own strength until you come face to face with your greatest weakness.”
Head Kick Boxing Instructor
“My vision for Kick N’ Box is for this gym to be a place where everyone can come and learn how to move freely and effectively and have fun at the same time.”
Tak has been a Cardio Kick Boxing Instructor at Kick N’ Box for 15 years, he is our head instructor and mentor. Tak was the pioneer of this form of exercise in Adelaide and has been publicly recognised for his excellence in the industry. In the 20 years before coming to Adelaide, Tak trained and studied Kung Fu in London.
Tak’s classes are cardio intensive with attention to correct technique and flow of movement. His classes will change you and challenge you. An absolute must for any kick boxing enthusiast of any level of ability.
“My goal for people who do my classes is for them to feel their body’s natural flow of movement, learn to harness their power and use it effectively, I also want people to leave my classes with a smile on their face.”
Tak also trains and mentors clients privately from Kick N’ Box. He specialises in providing coaching in Kick Boxing and self defence techniques.
“If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.”
Kick Boxing Instructor
“My vision for Kick N’ Box is to create a cutting edge, motivational yet down to earth experience for all its members.”
Top quality service and attention to your health and fitness needs is right at the top of my priorities as a trainer at Kick N’ Box.
I have been involved in the fitness industry since 2005 and will continue to work hard to foster the growth of Kick N’ Box whilst still maintaining the unique fitness experience that it is today.
I get a real buzz from taking group fitness classes. My Kick Boxing classes consist of basic level Boxing and Kick Boxing combinations mixed in with functional body weight exercises specific to the requirements of Kick Boxing.
In Cross Core classes I focus on working all major muscle groups as well as giving attention to attendees cardio vascular health through functional exercises. My Cross Core Classes are a high intensity, virtually non stop 45 minute workout.
All my classes are aimed at any level of fitness and ability. I am always happy to chat about your health and fitness questions and suggestions you might have to improve the Kick N’ Box experience.
“You are the only person on earth that can use your ability”
Cross Core Instructor
“My vision for Kick N’ Box is a fitness Studio that provides members with life changing experiences every time they walk through the door, I will do everything in my power to make that happen”
Mary is currently a Doctor in Research in the disciplines of psychology and child protection at the Australian Centre for Child Protection at the University of South Australia. Her current role involves evaluating the child protection system in Western Australia and building the evidence base of what works in child protection and supporting families.
Mary applies the same principles to her approach in exercise, nutrition and training instruction, where she draws on the best available evidence of what works and implements these to her clients.
Mary has a strong passion for fitness and advocates for the psychological benefits (especially a strong mental fortitude) that a healthy lifestyle can bring to people. Mary specialises in strength and muscular training, cardio kick boxing, boot camp style workouts and high intensity interval training.
Mary’s goal during her sessions is to push clients to their mental limits!
“Where the mind goes, the body will follow!”
In House Massage Therapist, Personal Trainer, Cross Core Instructor
My vision for Kick n’ Box is to provide a fitness studio that not only offers the highest quality fitness classes, but features excellent instructors who deliver a fun and unique experience for all members.
A community environment where members feel comfortable irrespective of their abilities. A place where members can gain more than just a workout, including exercise knowledge and body awareness but also friendship and social connection.
I am passionate about educating and sharing my knowledge in the fitness field. I focus on the body’s function, posture and how to be efficient and effective when aiming to achieve fitness goals.
I have a strong focus on Recovery and Functional Body Movement. I am the in house Remedial Massage Therapist, tailoring treatments to each individual and their needs, with a deep tissue massage and trigger point therapy approach.
My motivation and thrill within Kick n’ Box comes from when members personally accomplish things greater than they thought they could, and perform a skill they thought was impossible. I enjoy the smile from members that shines through the grimace of smashing a tough workout!
I endeavour to embody all of this through my role at Kick N’ Box as a Remedial Massage Therapist, Cross Core Instructor and Personal Trainer.
“Do something today that your future self will thank you for”
Personal Trainer and Kick Boxing Instructor at Kick N’ Box
“My vision for Kick N’ Box is to create an environment where people feel comfortable in their own skin and to be able to achieve their goals through personal training and classes at Kick N’ Box, with no judgments made.”
Tamara joined the Kick N’ Box family in 2015, bringing with her a vast range of knowledge from her time at other gyms, since then she has grown and developed into a Kick Boxing instructor and Personal Trainer that embodies all the values that we pride our selves on at Kick N’ Box. Passion, Skill and Energy are a few words that come to mind when describing Tamara’s classes and Personal Training sessions.
Tamara has brought with her a large following of loyal clients and members that make her classes fun filled with an exciting and team building vibe that has to be experienced for your self. Her Kick Boxing classes consist of introductory level combinations with various plyometric functional exercises between each set. Her high intensity classes will get your blood pumping and energy levels sky high!
Tamara specializes in her Personal Training services, where she rarely has vacancies so be sure to get in quick if you are thinking of getting some extra training which we cant recommend highly enough.
“My goal is to provide the best workout possible. I want members leaving my sessions, drenched in sweat, satisfied and one step closer to achieving their personal goals.”
“If you truly want and love something, anything is possible!”
Cross Core Instructor at Kick N’ Box
Wendy is the newest member of the Kick N’ Box Team! Well sort of. Wendy has been in the fitness industry for over a decade, teaching fitness classes when Lycra was a thing.
Wendy has personally trained the likes of Claudia Schaffer, Madonna and the late Eartha Kitt She has met and worked with some of the worlds top instructors. Suffice to say that Kick N’ Box is blessed to be working along side and learning from Wendy.
Wendy’s Cross Core classes will challenge the fittest of athletes while still being suitable for beginners who wish to go at their own pace. Either way Wendy will ensure you are doing exercises the right way with her fierce focus on form.
For more of Wendy’s awesome work you can check out her Facebook blog “Body Design By Wendy” or Her Website for amazing recipes, workout plans and dietary advice.
“Why do I do this? Its not for the financial gain, I am doing something I really truly believe in, helping you believe as well that you can do it …I promise.”
Wendy is the Managing Director of a successful Natural Superfood company – Optimal Essentials. She travels regularly for work and pleasure (photography expeditions in remote places)
“I workout every day. I love life, care deeply about the planet and truly believe that you must have no regrets.”
“Reach for the stars, be fearless, love life, help others and laugh.”
Cross Core and Kick Boxing Instructor at Kick N’ Box
“My vision for Kick N Box is creating a fun workout environment where people feel welcome. I make an effort getting to know everyone that takes my classes because I think that customer service and building relationships are extremely important. Plus the people are Knb are awesome!”
Abbey has an energy that brings Kick N’ Box to life every time she steps foot in side the Fitness Studio. Abbey was born into a boxing family meaning ever since she was old enough to hold focus mitts she was holding them for her dad. These years of experience shines through with her vast range of boxing combinations that have members feeling strong and empowered after finishing her classes.
“ I actually get goose bumps sometimes when I look around and everybody is working their butts off and going hard, especially if it is to one of my favourite songs.”
Abbey specialises in cardio Kick Boxing, Functional Circuit style workouts, interval and endurance training. Abbey achieves amazing results with her individual clients that they are able to maintain. Abbey has developed a strong following at Kick N’ Box so her classes are always packed full of people with smiles on their faces. There’s always room for a few more though!
“My goal when training people is getting them to hate me a little bit whilst having fun at the same time. I would hate for people to walk away thinking that could have worked harder but in saying that I don’t want them to feel like it’s a chore.”
“You’re allowed 5 emotional minutes in a day then you gotta be gangsta!!”
Kick Boxing and Cross Core Instructor
My vision for Kick n Box, is to create a friendly and community based space where everyone feels welcome, no matter their size, age or fitness level. I want everyone to be able to get a sweat on, work hard, and still be having fun.
Being new to the fitness industry, the atmosphere here at Kick n Box is what drew me in to join up two years ago. Having signed up as a member before becoming a trainer, I know how the classes are run and what members want to achieve and experience from both the Kick Boxing and the Cross Core classes.
I love the energy a good class brings to everyone involved and it really motivates me to create exciting sessions that will be hard and make you push yourself, but leave you feeling great afterwards.
“Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear. And fear is nothing but a state of mind”
Kick Boxing and Cross Core Instructor
“My vision for Kick N Box is to create an inclusive gym environment where every member can strive to chase their goals, no matter their fitness ability. My classes are designed so that every member feels encouraged to push their fitness boundaries, to enjoy the challenge and to feel proud after each and every session.
I joined Kick N Box as a member over 4 years ago and I am proud that Kick N Box has become my extended family.
My passion for health and fitness developed from my love of playing sport as a child. I started Taekwondo at the age of 6 and progressed to a red belt with two black tips. I was also a competitive swimmer for many years, competing at a state and national level, particularly in the 5km Open Water event.”
“The greatest view comes after the toughest climb”
Kickboxing and Cross Core Instructor
My vision for Kick N Box is to help people discover the power and beauty of training and movement through martial arts.
I aim to foster a community with the highest quality of instruction where every member can get an awesome workout, learn new techniques and achieve their goals.
I am passionate about martial arts and am a professional kickboxing fighter. My biggest achievements are: two-time WAKO (World Association Kickboxing Organisations) Italian champion and gold medallist at the WTKA World Championship.
I am a graduate in Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science and have been a kickboxing instructor for 10 years and personal trainer for 5 years. I am also a strength and conditioning coach, and injury specialist. My classes are focused on the quality of exercise and technique with a combination of boxing, muay thai and kickboxing from basic to advanced as well as free functional body weight exercises for all levels.
“Always be yourself, express yourself and have faith in yourself. Do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it.”