Meet The Team


Management Team

LagreeFIT is owned and managed by Mosman locals, Karen Robbins and Leesa Melchert. Teaching and practicing Lagree has played an integral part in enhancing their own health, athletic performance and general wellbeing, and it has also introduced them to an amazing network of connections and friendships. Karen and Leesa are both passionate, not just about delivering a unique and super effective workout that members love and will help them to achieve their goals, but also in building a fabulous Lagree-loving community for years to come.

Leesa Melchert

Leesa has been in the health and fitness industry since 2004 and is certified in a multitude of training modalities. After 20 years of lifting weights, high impact training, and a chronic knee injury, Leesa needed something kinder on her joints but still had a functional strength and conditioning component. The Lagree Method ticks all the boxes.

Teaching style: Leesa’s light hearted humour coupled with her expert knowledge and attention to form, allows members to feel confident and at ease from their very first class.

Fave Lagree move: Mega Pike and Scrambled Egg

Fun fact: Leesa was once a contestant of the Ricki Lake show in NYC.

Danielle Duchesne

Dani is Lagree certified and has taught in London, Hong Kong, Melbourne and Sydney. She is passionate about the Lagree method for its slow controlled time under tension and multi plane full bodied movements.

Teaching style: Dani’s classes are challenging with a strong attention to form. She enjoys putting together creative sequences that flow, and doesn’t mind a chat and good tunes with a beat!

Fave Lagree move: Skater for that heavy push and Reverse Floor Lunge for that all over butt burn.

Fun Fact: Dani also moonlights as a DJ

Fiona Collard

Fiona has been in the fitness industry since the 90’s as a PE Teacher and Personal Trainer. She has been practicing Lagree since 2014 and started teaching in 2018. She still finds each workout challenging, which is why she loves and stands by the method.

Teaching style: Fiona’s classes are strong and constantly challenging, but also fun and nurturing at the same time.

Fave Lagree move: Skater, Standing Inner Thighs, Pike – just to name a few!

Fun Fact: Fiona is the proud mum of four beautiful children.

Maddie Dempsey

Maddie was introduced to Lagree in 2017 as a client. She quickly became hooked due to the total body conditioning method that strengthens the body and promotes lean muscle without bulking up. She loves that she can get an intense workout that was still therapeutic and fun!

Teaching Style: Maddie’s new fresh teaching style focuses on correct body positioning and alignment. Her big personality will bring energy to the room and make a workout fly by!

Fave Lagree move: Spider Lunge

Fun Fact: Maddie is studying Mining Engineering at uni

Amy Jennings

After training as a professional dancer in Liverpool, Amy moved to Australia and became a fully certified PT, Pilates instructor and Lagree Instructor. Amy was drawn to Lagree because it’s intense full body movements, which are easy on the joints, combine resistance training with cardio and are suitable for all fitness levels.

Teaching style: You can always count on Amy for a cracking playlist and an infectious energy that will make you fall in love with Lagree in no time!

Fave Lagree move: Back lunge – all the shakes happen with the back lunge…It’s a burner!

Fun Fact: If she is not in studio, you will find Amy watching Christmas movies all year round

Erin Holloway