Passionate at what we do

Meet our COACHES

Caroline Zammit

I am an event planner by profession but have been involved in different sports for quite a number of years.

Starting through a passion for swimming and triathlon I quickly realized that core training and muscle strengthening is an absolute must, not only to avoid injuries and achieve better sporting results but also to improve general fitness and well being.

As a qualified gym instructor I started working part time at a gym in Cospicua and quickly expanded to include giving training sessions at Inspire including swimming lessons and spinning (indoor bike classes). For the past five years I have been giving indoor HIIT sessions and Spin Bike sessions at Gymnasia in Paola. Through the multisport club Agones sFC  (of which I am committee member) I have also given outdoor training sessions set to improve core training and sporting prowess.

Apart from ultra running, long distance triathlons, open sea swims and other sporting achievements I am mostly proud of participating in the ALIVE Challenge, an annual cycling challenge to raise funds for cancer research for the past three years.

For us women exercise can sometimes be marketed as something to do to become slimmer, more toned, sexier. My belief is that exercise must be a celebration of what our bodies can do and not a punishment for what we eat. We train to become stronger, to cope with life’s demands better, to be better at lifting ….be it weights, spirits and indeed smiles 😊

I do realise that  many people simply do not have as much time to dedicate to training as they would like. Our HIIT sessions will help you reach your optimum fitness level without having to spend hours every day at the gym. Effective training together with our stretching sessions will be the way to may you fitter, stronger and healthier.

Emmanuel
Mangion

Manuel is an experienced professional in sports, fitness and physical education.  His success in fitness was hard earned as he was initially an out of shape 105kg 18 year old. He discovered sports and fitness at University and since then this has become part of his identity and daily way of life.

Manuel graduated with a Bachelor in Education with first class Honours in Physical Education. He practised as a P.E. teacher in various schools for 12 years. Alongside this post, Manuel expanded his skillset and undertook further endeavours in various areas in the sports realm. He was a Coach with the Malta Sports Council, he’s a certified Belay High Ropes Master Instructor and has also worked in creative team-building events. Manuel has an in-depth experience of fitness and training, having been in the field for over 20 years. This included working in various Gyms and Fitness Centres, his most recent post being that of Chief Fitness Consultant at a local high-end gym.

His journey in sports included training in canoe-racing, squash, rugby, scuba diving, judo, kickboxing, obstacle course races, endurance cycling, cycling challenges and weight-training. Manuel’s personal creed is that for one to be completely fit, s/he needs to be an all-rounder, hence performing in all the components of fitness.

As a fitness instructor, Manuel specialises in strength-training, circuit and high intensity training as a comprehensive physical training regime. Over the course of 19 years, he has developed his own signature style of hard core fitness classes that work as an all-inclusive, intense body workout. Manuel’s classes are focused to maximising time-on-task and he is also known to have a great tenacity at pushing clients during sessions but also delivering the motivation needed.

Manuel’s philosophy is grounded in a holistic approach; combining a healthy lifestyle and organic nutrition with the physical and psychological benefits of exercise. This is the road to ‘a healthy mind in a healthy body’. Manuel enjoys working with people in a creative and individualised approach to motivate them to initiate, pursue and advance their optimum physical fitness. He strongly believes that exercise and discipline go hand-in-hand and thus drives people to get out of their comfort zone and take up physical fitness with a good measure of perseverance. 

When he’s not cycling, swimming, training or giving fitness classes, Manuel enjoys spending time with his wife Pauline, twin boys Bengi & Leli and his ‘sufijja’ Luna. His definition of unwinding is, enjoying a good cappuccino with friends or planning a good overland trip on his bike.

Stephanie
Palmier

Stephanie is a Doctor of Medicine and Surgery, a Specialist in Family Medicine and currently works at Primary Health Care as a GP in Malta. She believes that preventive medicine is key to promote a healthy life, as this minimises physical and mental illness.

Stephanie is a medical doctor by profession and a holistic health and fitness enthusiast.

Her fitness journey began at the tender age of three, when she started training in classical dance with the Royal Academy of Dance (UK). She has been successful in all graded examinations and completed her training at the vocational level of Advanced Foundation. Over the years, she has attended numerous Pilates, yoga and HIIT gym classes. She has found a passion for weight training, obstacle course races and long-distance running in road races. She has successfully completed a Pilates teaching Diploma and is a certified Diet and Nutrition coach. Apart from that she’s also a qualified fitness instructor and circuit training course with the internationally recognised European Personal Training Institute.

Maintaining a good work-life balance is a struggle for everyone. However, reducing life’s daily stresses by taking care of our bodies through healthy eating and an active lifestyle is essential. Moreover, she strongly believes that taking care of our bodies also means taking the time to rest and recover from repeat stress injuries, by focusing on strengthening target muscle groups. In addition to this, she has found that the psychological benefits and self-confidence reaped from physical exercise and a balanced diet are remarkable.

It is often daunting to embark on a fitness journey, reach a fitness goal and even more so, to remain motivated. Stephanie is committed to help others find their reason to exercise, persevere and learn how to maximise their potential in all aspects of life. She is committed to include individuals of all fitness levels in her classes. Lastly, she believes that good sportsmanship builds solid values of resilience, teamwork, character, respect, discipline, and kindness towards others.

When Stephanie is not at work or training, she enjoys spending time with her husband, family and friends, playing the piano, and reading. She is an animal lover and has two cats who mean the world to her.

Antonella Biancho

Antonella is a certified personal trainer since 2017, however her passion for training started in 2001 at the age of eleven, where she started training with an athletics team. She continued expanding her love for fitness with gymnastics and followed by strength training back in 2014.


She discovered her love for bodybuilding and the art of sculpting and shaping a body with specific exercises and by proper nutrition. Competed in bikini fitness in 2016 where she placed 2nd overall, successfully completed her bodybuilding judging training after becoming a committee member at the Malta federation of bodybuilding and fitness in 2018. Travelled all over the world representing Malta as a delegate and judge.
She started personal training in 2017 and teaching fitness classes in 2018 to share her passion and energy to anyone who was willing to change their life, by introducing a healthier lifestyle mentality other than strict dieting and forced training.
Antonella is a construction and finishes project manager by profession; working with one of the largest construction companies in Malta also the first ever female licenced builder on the island.
In her personal life Antonella loves spending time with her family and friends, reading, snorkeling, hiking and climbing.

Neville Mercieca

Since the tender age of 8 sports and fitness have been part of my life with waterpolo and basketball as my main sporting disciplines. After graduating in B.commerce (Hons) in Management in 2002 I continued developing my fitness skills obtaining qualifications as a fitness instructor and personal trainer in 2010. I have been helping people with their health goals ever since. I continue to be actively involved in waterpolo as one of Malta’s international waterpolo referees.
“I enjoy working out and staying active because it makes me feel alive. I compare our bodies to any machine – use it and care for it and it will keep on running for years. Leave it sitting on the side and it will rust away. Take care of your engine – your body – with exercise, good nutrition, good rest and a smile on your face!”

Louise Bondin

I’m Louise, born and raised in Sydney Australia. I arrived in Malta at the end of 2013. I took my first yoga class when I was about 18 or 19, taking classes here and there but absolutely loving the way it made me feel. I felt more in balance, in tune and grounded each time after a class. I then started to take classes more regularly but it wasn’t until 2018 that I decided to take my practice to the next level and learn how to teach and share the beauty of yoga with others. Yoga is a journey of going within, discovering deeper layers of yourself and finding that authentic connection with yourself, the divine and with nature. My yoga classes are Vinyasa style which is flowing from one posture to the next, connecting it with the breath. There will be a mixture of dynamic movements to build heat in the body as well as static holds to build strength and of course stretching to improve flexibility. Always ending with a calming relaxation at the end to integrate the body and mind. I will also be giving mobility classes, focusing more on joint mobility and stretching especially for those who do a lot of weight and physical training and tend to get quite stiff in the joints and muscles, this class is designed to give your body the “TLC” it’s screaming for! Classes will be catered to all levels no matter if you are a beginner or more experienced in yoga nor the level of your flexibility, there will be something for everyone.

Kyle Mizzi

Kyle Mizzi graduated in Sports, Coaching & Nutrition, having already 6 years of teaching practice in personal training and fitness classes.

 

 

A soldier in the Armed Forces of Malta by profession, competitive and a positive character allows him to deliver a unique & satisfying session for all clients, which involves a mixture of all sport exercises particularly targeting – Circuit/HIIT/Military style boot camp/full body combination and functional training. 

Health and fitness play a major role in his life both mentally and physically. He believes that with the right mindset you can achieve any obstacle that comes in your path… Now let’s cut the ‘talking’ and let’s start sculpting that bodies ‘soldiers’!..

Olena Sammut

Olena Sammut is a certified group fitness and gym instructor. With 15+ years of teaching experience in fitness industry she has taught various fitness classes, including full body strength sessions, circuit training, dance fitness classes, interval training programmes such as Piloxing and Piloxing knockout. She also provides personalized gym training sessions that address specific clients goals, preferences and limitations into account.

 

Mom of 3 active boys, and a full time lecturer at Mcast, she believes that dedicating time to fitness is essential for a happy and healthy life, and believes that fitness should be fun and accessible to everyone, everywhere. 

She strives to help everyone feel welcome and, more importantly, look forward to each workout. Her goal is to help people get fit, become more confident in their own body and stay motivated on their fitness journey.

Marcelle Gatt

Marcelle is a fitness coach and wellness enthusiast. From a young age, she showed a keen interest in sports and a passion for leading an active lifestyle. She pursued her education in Sports and Active Lifestyles at the University of Malta, where she earned her bachelor’s
degree.

After completing her education, Marcelle embarked on a journey to combine her love for fitness with her desire to help others achieve their fitness goals. She obtained certifications in exercise and fitness, personal training, spinning, Zumba, Yoga, and Pilates instruction to develop a holistic approach to wellness.


Marcelle’s career in the fitness industry took off 23 years ago, where her dynamic and
training sessions were appreciated for her expertise and for her motivational and for her supportive coaching style. Marcelle believes in tailoring fitness routines to individual needs, promoting both physical and mental well-being. Recognizing the interconnectedness of physical and mental well-being, Marcelle pursued a Master’s Degree in Human Resources and Training, University of Leicester, UK to be able to
empower individuals to achieve their fitness goals while fostering a positive and vibrant work environment.


In her personal life, Marcelle continues to challenge herself with new fitness goals, whether it is participating in running, fitness races, or exploring different forms of physical activity. Through her work, she strives to create an encouraging and inclusive fitness culture that inspires people of all backgrounds and fitness levels to embark on their own transformative journeys.

Conrad Laus

My journey into traditional martial arts began in 2005 with Chen style Taijiquan under the guidance of Yu Fei, a young master. After three years of foundational training, I ventured to Italy for a deeper immersion, spending five years with the International Taijiquan Kungfu Association. In 2016, seeking to broaden my horizons, I traveled to China to train Xingyiquan with the renowned Master Di Guoyong. This ignited a passion that led me back to China six more times for further instruction.

With the onset of Covid restrictions in 2020, my physical journeys to China were paused, but the pursuit continued. Fortunately, I found Byron Jacobs, Master Di’s most accomplished student, who established Mushin Martial Culture. Through personal training sessions with Byron, I’ve been able to continue my exploration of Xingyiquan and expand into the art of Baguazhang.