Hear From Our Clients


I have been a client of Coastal Bodies for the last three years. In that time I have achieved substantial weight loss (and kept it off) and a massive increase in my overall fitness. I am now fitter than I was in my twenties (I am 67 years old). It is only the personal attention of the Coastal Bodies trainers that has allowed me to achieve these significant health gains. There have been a number of surprises on the journey. The first, is that as your fitness improves — the whole exercise regime gets easier! When I first started I…

Robert Gemmell

We had been with personal trainers previous to Coastal Bodies and felt we weren’t making any progress with our personal goals and there was no long-term ‘plan’ to meet our personal goals and objectives. We then started with Coastal Bodies two years ago and immediately noted the difference in the professionalism and dedication of the Coastal Bodies team. Our goals and objectives were discussed and a long-term holistic plan of action was put in place — Coastal Bodies has changed our lives! We enjoy the personal training sessions as well as group sessions and are now constantly evolving our personal goals as…

Brad & Rosie Fensom

I have been a client of Coastal Bodies on and off for over five years, on occasion being posted absent as a result of location or business travel but always gravitating back for two simple reasons: the quality of the trainers and the Coastal Bodies community. Fitness in my mind comes down to commitment and discipline, and with  top quality trainers and a community which is always welcoming and strives to get the best out of each and every member it becomes second nature to remain committed and disciplined. Of course you still need to turn up and ‘go for…

Colin Roberts

At 56 years old and many failed dieting plans and get fit ideas I knew I was running out of time to get the best out of my life in health and happiness. That’s when I decided that taking up Coastal Bodies 8 week challenge could be my last attempt to redeem myself. The professional staff with their friendly advice put me back on track. They formulated my dieting and training around my personal needs, and in the eight weeks I was impressed with my 6.4kg weight loss and my 7.5 cm waste reduction. Lets face it, Coastal Bodies are…

John Andrew

When I decided that I wanted to start the 8 Week Challenge, I wasn’t exactly sure of what to expect. I hadn’t trained for twelve months and was quiet nervous to start. From the very beginning the staff at Coastal Bodies were fabulous! After the orientation and introduction to the Challenge, I was very excited to start, and be part of it. The thorough explanation of food that can be eaten, to the training options were great, and I could choose exactly how I wanted to train and when. After 1 month into the Challenge, I was already seeing results.…

Margaret Markham

I started at Coastal Bodies with the 8 week Challenge. I saw great results in that period and it inspired me to continue my fitness journey at the studio. The team and community in this gym is fantastic. I really enjoyed the small group classes. Unfortunately I now have to leave Australia and wish I could take this gym and team back to Ireland with me. Thanks so much to Dave, Eva, Callum and Lisa.

Shane Power

I first started training with Katy and the Coastal Body crew when recovering from shoulder reconstruction surgery. She created a bespoke training plan to bring strength and full movement back to my shoulder as well as regain some fitness lost during the initial inactive recovery period. Thanks to their careful management and motivation I quickly made a full recovery and was enjoying the environment and training so much I wanted to stay on anyway. Having been an on and off gym goer previously I was always skeptical about the real value of personal training but Coastal Bodies and Katy changed my mind…

Matt Bown

I have been training at Coastal Bodies for more than six years. The sessions have always been fun and this keeps me motivated. Katy is a pleasure to train with and our sessions have never been boring. Keep up the good work!

Susanna Yui

Katy is an exceptional trainer — clearly passionate about promoting fitness and bringing out your personal best in each session. Katy’s tougher than the guys! She proactively manages and tailors your training programme from session to session, helping you achieve amazing results quickly. Katy has helped me improve my body tone and fitness level significantly after only a couple of months. I’ve also discovered muscles I had forgotten I have. Katy’s cheerful and warm demeanour provide the perfect cover for how hard she is making you work. Determined to ensure you achieve your goals, she listens and drives you (with…

Kathy

I consider myself a passionate supporter of Coastal Bodies. It has supported me through the up cycles as well as the down cycles, and it has been about maintaining fitness whatever the weight.

Kathy Tucker

Having just celebrated my 45th birthday, and feeling very overweight and unfit it was time to tackle the dreaded “middle age spread”. Having tried and failed miserably over the past few years I decided to embark on a different approach this time round. I contacted Dan at Coastal Bodies, who encouraged me to come in for a free consultation. What first struck me was the lack of pretentious clients and trainers, instead what greeted me was a friendly, non-judgemental environment. Yes the first Session with Brian was hard, and yes I was sore afterwards the difference being this time I…

Deb Tolmar

I started training at Coastal Bodies in March 2012 to ‘get fit’. Not only am I now in the best shape of my life – I have gained control over my emotions, my health and my life. Being able to run 20km non stop is amazing – however for me, learning that I can control how I feel by training has literally changed my life. I have gained a lifelong friend in my trainer and eternally grateful for the support and dedication he has shown to support me in smashing each goal we set. I am strong, healthy and feel…

Tenar Roberts

I had tried all the diets under the sun, you name it i’d done it, shake, juice, cabbage, Atkins, cereal to mention a few. When returning home from work I noted a sign outside the Coastal Bodies studio mentioning an 8 week weight loss challenge. I checked out the website and within minutes had signed up for the face to face “Coogee 8 Week Challenge”. On arrival I was greeted by friendly staff members and introduced to all the participating members. The trainers were professional and in control at all times giving me the confidence that I was in a…

Dean Bowman

Dan and his Coastal Bodies team have helped me completely transform not only my body shape but also my attitude to exercise, eating and a healthy lifestyle. A great training environment along with the knowledge and professionalism of the trainers ensure I get the best results and constant motivation. The energy I have now keeps me feeling younger, fitter and healthier than ever

Kevin Frazier

I always wanted to lose weight but was not really finding the right way to go about it and when I realized that it is more than a diet it really is a change in habits and lifestyle only then was I able to start setting up a good support network for myself as I wanted to be in an environment where I didn’t feel I was being judged. I found that with Coastal bodies. I needed to lose a lot of weight and change my bad eating habits and I knew it wasn’t just exercising that was going to…

Debbie Dworkin

I am a 25 year old professional who has been training with Coastal Bodies for 12 months. Before I started training I led a relatively inactive lifestyle, thought getting fit was all too hard and was generally unhealthy. I started training with Coastal Bodies because training one-on-one meant I could automatically conquer my two biggest hurdles to getting fit; commitment and embarrassment. Having a trainer waiting for you means you can’t skip a session and they develop programs which are achievable so you don’t look like a fool doing things which are so difficult that you just give up. I…

Cain Beckett

I was hesitant to start a personal training program because I was always one of those people who falsely believed that personal trainers were only for the rich and somewhat a waste of time – boy was I wrong! My first session was truly horrible – in the best way possible. You worked my body so hard that I’m sure it went into overload. The exercises you had me perform awoke so many muscles and nerves in my body that have been asleep for years. I hadn’t sweated or breathed so heavily in years. After walking away from that session…

Tania Miriam

When I made the transition from uni to full-time work in an office job, I gained 9kg that I just couldn’t lose. I had no time to exercise and my weight was getting out of control. Every week I noticed my clothes getting tighter and tighter and I had to buy a new suit every six months, progressively going up a size each time. The thought of getting a personal trainer never appealed to me because I thought they were reserved for gym junkies and I didn’t even like exercising at the gym! My previous fitness commitment took the form…

Carl Xu

I have been training with Coastal Bodies since July 2012. My whole life has changed. I have lost 18 kilos and 20 cm off my waist. I can grab a size 12 off the rack and I’m not done yet. My trainer knows just how hard to push me and has helped me become a new person. I’ve never been a fan of exercise and would use any excuse to get out of it. When you know someone is waiting for you it’s a great motivator and once the weight starts coming off, you want to keep going. I loved…

Cindy Keller-Saad