Matt Sutherland

Owner / Personal Trainer

Formerly a Financial Advisor with the task of helping clients achieve their financial goals my current mission is to motivate, educate and inspire clients to achieve their health & fitness goals and improve their quality of life.

Over the past nine years I have provided personal and group training services to a wide range of clients ranging from teens to around age 70, with varying fitness levels, exercise backgrounds and fitness objectives. I develop highly tailored individual and group training programs including strength and conditioning, high intensity interval training, boxing, core strength, running and flexibility.

My passion includes educating clients about healthy lifestyle choices and helping make fitness an important part of their lives. I also have experience in remedial & corrective exercise to assist in addressing postural issues, body imbalances, injury rehabilitation & prevention.


  • Certificate III & IV in Fitness
  • Mat Pilates Level 1
  • Advanced Thump Boxing Instructor (Level 1 & 2)
  • Kinetic Link Training Level 1 – Functional Strength & Fitness
  • FMA Strength Training Level 1 – The Mechanics of Lifting
  • Kettlebell Training Level 1
  • Level 2 First Aid
  • Graduate Diploma in Financial Planning (FINSIA)
  • Bachelor of Business (Accounting) Monash University

Rod Leonard

Personal Trainer

After relocating to Melbourne, I joined Push It Fitness and Health, where I trained for five and a half years before joining Core Principles.   This business was subsequently purchased by Great Shape Bayside.  I bring more than 10 years experience in Personal Training, health and fitness.

As a Sydney-sider, I played Rugby Union at the highest level in Sydney's Premier Competition for 13 years and am passionate about boxing as a training discipline, sport and an excellent form of fitness. I have competed in and won two amateur bouts myself.

I am passionate about helping people push their personal limits to achieve their health and fitness goals.


  • Boxing Fitness & Tuition for all Ages
  • Sport Specific Strength & Conditioning
  • Kids Fitness
  • Small Group Training


  • Bachelor of Human Movement Studies - Australian Catholic University, Sydney
  • Certificate 3 & 4 in Fitness
  • Level 1 Boxing Coach
  • Level 1 Rugby Union Coach
  • Level 2 First Aid

Riccardo (Rick) Spano


Riccardo (Rick) is a friendly, high energy fitness coach who specialises in dynamic athletic training. He is very experienced in dynamic movement training that makes use of natural body movements to work the entire body. Rick works one on one with clients as well as groups. He also works with youth in elite level sport such as soccer, tennis and AFL.

Rick will encourage you to strive for your best, making you believe nothing is impossible. His workouts are both challenging and enjoyable and he always knows how to motivate you to work hard, whilst keeping things fun with a joke or a smile.

Rick’s achievements are many and varied and include playing Soccer in the Victorian Premier League, playing for Victoria in the youth championships and being contracted for Athletico Tornio in Italy. He has also represented Victoria in elite level athletics.



  • Certificate III and IV in Fitness
  • Diploma in Sports Management
  • Certificate 1 and 2 in Sports & Recreation
  • Level 2 First Aid



Diana Henning


I’ve always loved sports all my life, spending days outdoors practicing natural rock climbing, surfing and scuba diving.  I’m a dentist so I’ve been involved with the health and wellbeing of the human body for many years.  It was only after my second pregnancy that I discovered I’m good at inspiring people to free their minds, train their hearts and bodies.

I’ve worked with Group Training combining strength, conditioning and cardio. One of my biggest strengths is that I’m a Latin-American Zumba Instructor, I love music and helping people discover the joy and health benefits of moving your body to music.


  • Certificate III and IV in fitness
  • Pre and post pregnancy exercise Instructor
  • Zumba Zin Instructor
  • Aqua Zumba Zin Instructor
  • Pro Skills Zumba
  • TRX and Kettlebell Training Level 1
  • First Aid and CPR
  • General Dentist