February 2020 Newsletter


February saw the club up the ante & revitalize after the seasonal excesses of the Christmas break. The club launched back into the full GX Zone schedule whilst simultaneously introducing a number of new GFI team members, all warmly welcomed into the Healthy Life Fitness family.

Wonderful news to welcome back the gentle, wandering Canadian Jason Pachol who has been instructing his Hatha Yoga in the founding land of Yoga itself, India.

Jason has kindly stepped into take on the Monday evening 1900hrs Yoga class as well as be the first man standing to cover the Saturday 1030am Hatha which is now led by the experienced Kelly Burton.

Kelly instructs Classical Hatha Yoga whilst Jason delivers what he terms a Hatha-Flow Yoga. Both very much open to beginners & advanced participants alike. Kelly has been instructing Yoga for over 15 years on the Eastern Seaboard & now returns to Perth WA where she has slotted into our 1030am Saturday morning Yoga class.

Also new to the team is Emma Butler who teaches an array of high impact, high energy group fitness class across a number of Perth health clubs. Great to welcome Emma onto our GFI team with all her new energy. We are also thrilled to welcome back the dynamic Kat Dennis, fresh back from her brief stint on the Gold Coast. Grateful to have such a strong & vital GFI back with us in the main group fitness zone.  Sonja Greenslade also join’s Vanessa’s team of GFI’s, more on Sonja later.

Long term Healthy Life GFI & Yogi team member Mel Watkins is offering some holistic, healing, Yoga retreat active & so practical seminars & classes. Anyone interested in participating should contact Mel directly on 0414 806 331 for further details.

Charlotte led the Valentine’s group fitness zones classes with a heart – filled cycle zone & plenty of unique motivational images & signs about the place. Great effort Charlotte & thanks for the enthusiasm.

Charlotte also takes over the long established ABT (Abs Butts & Thighs Mondays & Wednesdays & will evolve those popular slots into ABT-TABATA bringing a tad more dynamism to both classes. The traditional Monday morning Body Step by Di Tindall will now be taken onto the next level & become a Freestyle Step-TABATA session.

This new class will be launched by the equally experienced Sonja Greenslade who currently instructs at a number of Perth gyms. Welcome onboard Sonja.

That is it for February, short, sweet & all about your increasingly busy Group Fitness Zone.

On a sad note we are very sorry to lose the vivacious, ever thoughtful & long-time member Yvette Guy who sadly passed away on Thursday 13th February 2020 after bravely battling cancer for 6 long years. Condolences to her children, family, Imerio & her many close friends.

Stay cool, hydrated & fit in the summer heat.

Daniel