Head Kick Boxing Instructor at Kick N’ Box
“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, Cross Core Instructor and Co owner of Kick N’ Box
“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 and co owner of 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”
Manager of Kick N’ Box
“My vision for Kick N’ Box is a down to earth gym, providing a community environment that everyone of all fitness levels, shapes and sizes can feel comfortable in and achieve their health and fitness goals.”
Since finishing a degree in management in 2009 I have worked with different organisations, primarily in a management role. Most recently I worked in the corporate division of the Adelaide Entertainment Centre. Its the customer service skills I learnt in these positions that I will take with me to Kick N’ Box.
I grew up around the Norwood area and just love this community. Its this community spirit at Kick N’ Box that I will strive to champion in my role here. Since pairing up with Josh, we both have been drawn to the opportunity to do what we are passionate about together at Kick N’ Box.
My role here is to be a point of contact for our fantastic members. With so many different trainers here at all times of the day it can be hard to pin them down. If you have any questions about Kick N’ Box administration or your health and fitness needs don’t be backward in coming forward. I can assist you, or at the very least, have the right person contact you with the answers you want.
My goal here is to make your experience at Kick N’ Box the best it can be.
“You don’t have to be great to start but you have to start to be great”
Cross Core Instructor, Kick Boxing Instructor and Head of the Ladies Only Strength Program
“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!”
Cross Core Instructor and Kick Boxing Instructor
“My vision for Kick N Box is to give every one who walks through the door a personal experience with a trainer who is there to push them out of their comfort zone, build confidence and perform everyday movement with better form. I like to practise what I preach. When I train, I am driven by strength, control and form and that is what I incorporate in each of my classes.”
Amalia joined the Kick N’ Box family in 2015, bringing with her a vast range of knowledge and experience. Amalia’s classes quickly became very popular due to the energy and meticulous planning she puts into every session. She now has a huge following for both Kick Boxing and Cross Core.
“The KnB members give me the buzz that I thrive on at each class I take. They make the choice to make time to train so I need to give them 110% to make them sweat! I am so passionate about helping people, debunking all those fad diets and myths, realise that each persons goals are different and that each class will always cater for different levels of fitness, strengths and abilities.”
“I won’t listen to any excuses! I am a strong believer in the only way to do great work is to love what you do and I-LOVE-IT!”
“The secret of change is to focus all your energy on not fighting the old but on building the new” – Socrates
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.”
Personal Trainer and Kick Boxing Instructor at Kick N’ Box
“My vision is to be apart of a team that helps people achieve their goals and have everybody leave my sessions with nothing left in the tank but still smiling.”
Joe’s Kick Boxing classes begin with a circuit warm up followed by a hard hitting 45 minutes of intermediate to advanced level kick boxing combinations, the music is pumping and the vibe is impossible to describe in words. His morning classes are the best way to start your day and his extensive experience and qualifications will ensure you a training the right way.
“I love the energy of big classes! It gets me going!”
Joe specialises in cardio Kick Boxing, boot camp style workouts, interval and endurance training. More recently, he has focused on strength and weight training, which his private Personal Training clients have been the beneficiary of. Joe trains private clients and small groups, using Kick N’ Box Fitness Studio as his base.
“My goal in classes is to push people beyond what they thought they could achieve and keep pushing to achieve the highest level of fitness and health that they can.”
“Strive to be who YOU want to be”
Pilates and Cross Core Instructor at Kick N’ Box and in house physiotherapist.
“My vision for Kick N’ Box is to provide an environment that address’s the health & fitness goals of members in a holistic fashion. Creating a space where personal training, physiotherapy & nutrition come together to meet each individual’s goals. “
Veronica holds a strong passion for health, fitness and wellbeing. She is particularly excited to help clients achieve their goals in order to live happier, healthier & positive lifestyles!
She has been able to combine her passions to create her career. Veronica completed her Bachelor of Physiotherapy at the University of South Australia in 2014. Since then, she has had extensive experience with sporting clubs, and is now the in house Physiotherapist at Kick N’ Box. She also works in a private musculoskeletal clinic, whom specialize in hydrotherapy, Pilates and spinal management. With a strong passion in the sport and health industry, she completed her CERT IV in personal training & linked arms with a Wellness Company offering nutritional/wellness coaching to her clients, enabling a holistic approach to their health & fitness goals.
Aside from offering in house Physiotherapy & wellness coaching at Kick N’ Box, Veronica specializes in Pilates, but with a twist; focusing on conditioning, flexibility and core strength to aid members in their kick boxing performance.
I truly believe the human body is amazing & want everyone in my class to “Enjoy their body, to use it every way they can and not to be afraid of it or what other people think of it. Because it’s the greatest instrument we’ll ever own.”
I love pushing myself to physical & mental limits – I believe that this is the space that we grow in- the moments of pain, sweat & tears are the moments where we truly meet our strongest selves. This moment of achievement is incredible & I want everyone to be pushed to experience this.
“Your body can withstand almost anything. It is your mind you have to convince.”
Kick Boxing Instructor at Kick N’ Box
“My vision for Kick N’ Box is to provide a gym where members can grow in every session, learning movements and self defence techniques that will improve their self confidence and everyday life.”
Nick joined Kick N’ Box as a 16 year old lad some time ago, he developed a love and passion for Kick Boxing from that young age. He was days away from making a professional appearance at Knees of Fury when, unfortunately, his opponent succumbed to injury. Shortly after Nick’s professional career was ended by injury as well. Nick then became an instructor at Kick N’ Box and has been with us for a number of years now making that Wednesday 6am time slot his own.
“My goal in classes is to push you all to the limit and have people walking away satisfied and ready to face their day!”
Nick’s classes consist of intermediate to advanced level boxing and kick boxing combinations with a strict focus on correct form. Kick Boxing specific strength and conditioning exercises are also a staple of his class.
Nick’s high intensity sessions also focus on building core strength with his famous, “6 minute abs”!
“Champions aren’t made in gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them—a desire, a dream, a vision. They have to have last-minute stamina, they have to be a little faster, they have to have the skill and the will. But the will must be stronger than the skill.”
Personal Trainer, 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!!”