Meet The Team

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 including Lagree Level 1 and 2. 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 and is studying Bachelor of Psychology majoring in Criminology.

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 Level 1 and 2. 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

Catherine Tran

Catherine found Lagree in 2019 after years of enduring chronic injury. Through the Lagree method, she was able to heal her injury and is now an avid advocate of sharing this low-impact and highly effective method of functional strength training.

Teaching style: Catherine’s background as a yoga teacher brings about a sense of fluidity, alignment and body awareness to her classes.

Fave Lagree move: Catfish, Twister, Standing Inner Thighs… and her love/hate relationship with Bungee deserves a mention!

Fun fact:  If she’s not on a yoga mat or the megaformer, you’ll find Catherine at a live music gig.

Carly Forlino

Carly fell in love with the Lagree Method in Hong Kong as a client turned studio and project manager. After opening a Lagree studio in Hong Kong and since returning to Australia, Carly wanted to challenge herself to teach as well.  This led her to become a fully certified group fitness instructor and Personal Trainer.

Teaching style: Looking for that full-body burn? Carly hits all the muscles groups and works the whole body in every class! Bringing high energy, she will push you to give your best, leaving you feeling happier and stronger for it!

Fave Lagree move: Single Leg Squat and Single Leg Deadlift

Fun fact: Carly was the youngest member of the Jump Rope Team sponsored by the American Heart Association.

Alison Grenadier

Alison has a background in dance, beginning as a child in Jazz & Tap and later studying the street styles of Dance at Broadway Dance Center in New York City. She became obsessed with Lagree as a client because of its high intensity, yet low impact workout style.

Teaching style: Alison’s passion to see results and help people live their best life in health and confidence will keep you motivated and coming back for more!

Fave Lagree move: Standing Inner Thigh and Reverse Giant Teaser

Fun fact: Alison teaches adult dance classes and has a huge love for R&B music, so watch out for some funky tunes sneaking their way onto her playlist!

Tim Dover