OUR STAFF & COACHES

Kelly Dennis (Owner)

My name is Kelly and I am the owner of The FIT Station Caroline Springs.

My passion for fitness started many years ago when I started attending the local gym participating in their group fitness classes. My first love was BodyPump which inspired me to then complete my Certficates 3 & 4 in Fitness and Certificate 3 in Nutrition. After successfully completing these I then completed my BodyPump module and began teaching and have never looked back.

After having two children of my own, I saw the need for mums to have a space to train in where they could bring along their children in a safe environment and get their training done. I originally set up my own studio in my garage and began teaching group fitness and personal training from there for just over two years. The business grew and grew, requiring us to seek a bigger space to where we have now set up The FIT Station Caroline Springs. Our space is family friendly with it’s own children’s area and we train everyone (male & female) from beginners to seasoned athletes.

I absolutely LOVE what I do and seeing our members reach their goals is the most amazing feeling. Health & Fitness is absolutely our way of life. We live it and breathe it every day. It’s our lifestyle and we hope we can encourage everyone to take that next step towards a healthier and fitter lifestyle.

All of our trainers are fully qualified in their programs and are here to help you.

Danielle Ilijoski

I have been involved in sports my whole life. I participated in everything athletics, swimming, volleyball, netball, soccer, basketball (everything!). Although from the age of 13 I had to decide to specialise, so my love for athletics stole the rest of my teenage years. I competed until I was 21 years old at both a state and national level in long and triple jump.

After finishing year 12 I went straight to university and completed a Bachelor in Exercise Science and Human Movement, followed by a Masters in Clinical Exercise Physiology. Since graduating I have worked in many private and public hospitals/ clinics specialising in cardiopulmonary and metabolic rehabilitation. In 2017, my passion for diabetes took me back to university to complete a Graduate Certificate in Diabetes Education.

I love being a trainer and I also love being an exercise physiologist and diabetes educator as I find they both provide me with a healthy balance in my career. In both aspects of my role I love seeing people set goals and finding their individualised way of achieving them. I hope that I can continue to motivate every person who crosses my path and provide them with some insight or purpose to their healthy lifestyle change.

Marina Najdovski

I have always been active and into sports ever since I was a little girl and I have played womens league soccer up until the age of 21.

Ever since finishing high school I started hitting the gym followed by attending group fitness classes. Being physically active, going to the gym and eating well became a part of my everyday routine and was something that I did not see as a chore but a hobby.

I met Kelly at the gym where she was an instructor. When she opened up her original Physi-Kel Personal Training business I joined along. Kelly then encouraged me to get my Certificates 3 & 4 in Fitness and jump onboard with her.

This is exactly what I did, completing them both successfully and then going on to become a Fatburn Extreme Instructor. Getting my Cert 3 & 4 in Fitness is one of the best things I have ever done. It is not a job. It is a way of life!

Jodie D’Amato

I am a married mum with 3 children aged 15, 8 and 4.

I started working at Australia Post doing night shift 17 years ago as I was home for the children when the time came. I wouldn’t say it was easy juggling family and work commitments, but I just get in there and do what I have to do.
I love to help, motivate people in any way I can.

I love going shopping, out for lunch with the girls, training, running, spending time with family and friends, taking the dog for walks and drinking coffee.

My passion is fitness. I have been training at different locations over the years, however when our previous trainer left I got in contact with Kelly and she said come and try training with her. This was the best thing ever. Kel saw my passion for fitness and approached me to do my certificates. I was a bit hesitant at the beginning thinking, “How am I going to do it with kids, work, etc.” But I found it in me to push through to get it done! I must admit it took me longer than expected but it was the best thing I have done. The accomplishment was amazing!! Now I’m working with like-minded people doing what I love. Seeing members do things they never thought they would do is such a great

Bianca Battye

My passion for fitness started when I was 21. My best friend dragged me along to a boxing class and at first I struggled and wondered what I’d gotten myself into but I also fell in love with it.

I later studied my cert 3 and 4 in fitness and straight away did my first module with Les Mills to teach RPM. My passion for group fitness continued to grow and I loved being able to interact with hundreds of people each week making a positive impact on their lives.

I have gone on to teach Body Pump, Boxing, Metafit, Metapwr, Metapro & Hiit Step.

I am also a Chek holistic lifestyle coach and qualified pre / post natal coach.

Sarah Nugara

I’ve always been involved in sports from a young age, tennis, netball and swimming. My obsession for Fitness was due to my hatred for traffic and my impatience. I would leave the house extra early and get in a boxing/ weights session and a long shower, breakfast, read the paper and then wander off to work with a fresh mind for the day.

After my first child I joined the local gym and met some amazing people (including Kel).  At that time there were some challenges in my life in which group fitness was my saviour in my own mental health. I wanted to give back in the same way that my mentors gave me, so I trained in Body Combat and then Body Pump. Since then, I’ve mentored and pushed others to become Group Fitness Instructors and enrich the lives of others as well.

I have a passion for exercise and mental health, especially as a Mother.  You’re never alone in group fitness and that’s what I love about this role. I love meeting new people and sharing their experiences.

I also teach Metapwr, Metafit, Boxing, Bircuit, HIIT Step and Core classes.

KATHRYN BORDON

With a constant desire to learn and a passion for health and fitness, I found myself on plane to the USA just to become a qualified INSANITY Live instructor! My first fitness qualification and by far my favourite.

When I’m not in the front of the class pushing you to MAX OUT with burpee tuck jumps or plyo lunges, I’ll be somewhere in the crowd getting my daily dose of adrenaline before heading off to work or spending the day with my little man, Aston.

I have worked in various roles in the education industry for over 10 years and have experience in over 30 schools across Victoria. I’m currently a part time Secondary teacher in the West and still enjoy being in the class room. I love working with young people and ensuring that they become purposeful, motivated leaders of the 21st century.

My sport of choice is netball. For as long as I can remember, I’ve been on the court at least once a week. I can even recall a time in my late teens when I would play up to three nights a week for three different teams. My primary position is C but I have been known to sneak into GD just to utilise my grasshopper like jump.

In the future I look forward to becoming qualified in additional types of fitness classes and working with clients to become the best version of themselves.