Meet the BARC Team ‘A Place For Everyone’ BARC LEADERSHIP TEAM Lou Team Leader Aquatics & Administration What is your main passion in the Acquatic Industry? I love being able to have a positive impact on kids lives, teaching them vital life saving skills. Working with children has always been a passion of mine, seeing them grow and learn in a fun way! Teresa Team Leader Health & Wellbeing What is your main passion in the Fitness Industry? HEALTH AND WELLBEING TEAM Cheryl What is your main passion in the Fitness Industry? I love to be able to motivate and help others in their journey for leading a healthy and full lifestyle. It has always been my passion to treat all as equals and I truly believe we can all achieve, no matter our age or limitations. Claire What is your main passion in the Fitness Industry? I believe everyone is different and that everyone can benefit in some way from exercise. This is regardless of whether someone is an athlete or completely new to exercise(or anything in between!) I am particularly passionate about the role that personal training can play in providing specific and individualised exercise programming and coaching that can help people achieve the changes they want in how they look, feel, move and perform. Georgia What is your main passion in the Fitness Industry? I love group fitness because the vibe is fantastic, and I really enjoy challenging the group and seeing them work together as it doesn't matter who's there we are all one big gang of friends. Iain What is your main passion in the Fitness Industry? I am passionate about improving peoples health and wellbeing, through personal training and group fitness Jo What is your main passion in the Fitness Industry? I am passionate about knowing that I've made a positive impact on someone's life. I currently have got 16 years of experience in the fitness industry under my belt, including 10 years of running successful boot camp programs and 4 years of small group fitness challenges. I also cherish the long lasting relationship's with all members and guests. Kristal What is your main passion in the Fitness Industry? I am passionate about helping others achieve their fitness goals, through group fitness and personal training. I enjoy strength and endurance training as my tools, however, I also love to help women postnatally, have being in that position twice myself. I also enjoy the positive relationships I get to build with members and clients. Linda What is your main passion in the Fitness Industry? I would have to say both PT and group fitness. I love to keep it different, achievable & challenging and to see that the members can make a difference, achieve their goals and feel great about themselves, while having some fun along the way. Meg What is your main passion in the Fitness Industry? I am a local girl currently pursuing a Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science at Latrobe in Melbourne. I have a strong passion for fitness, as evidenced by my attainment of Certificate III & IV in Fitness while studying at university. Recently, I have also received my swim teacher qualifications. Nat What is your main passion in the Fitness Industry? My main passion in the fitness industry is helping those find their love for exercise, through group fitness classes. As a psychology student, I really value the benefits that exercise and movement provide for overall mental wellbeing. I love watching individual's physical and mental wellbeing flourish, all whilst enjoying the process. Alongside this, you'll see me around reception and even occasionally in the creche, looking after the cutest little children, which always puts a smile on my face! Sarah What is your main passion in the Fitness Industry? I am a big advocate for strength training and taking time to learn technique for best execution. Furthermore, I really enjoy breaking the misconceptions of females training to be strong and not having to spend endless hours on cardio machines. This comes back to educating clients about creating a purpose for their training and allowing them to take the time to sit down and understand how and why goal setting is so important. I and very passionate about strength and technique and allowing clients to be exposed to progressive and regressive moves. This understanding allows range within the clientele we see and where they are on their fitness journey. Tae What is your main passion in the Fitness Industry? My main passion about working in the Fitness Industry is assisting individuals in being able to achieve their goals. There is nothing more special than to watch the evolution of individuals and how they progress on their fitness journey; nothing will ever top being an instructor. I am the Boxing Class Instructor and I am so honoured to watch individuals strength and technique evolve every week. I work regularly in the Creche as well, which is a highlight for me. Children are such special little humans and I love taking care of them, engaging in activities and watching them grow up. AQUATICS TEAM Deb What do you love the most about being a Swim Teacher? I love being able to teach children to have a skill for life. Hazel What do you love the most about being a Swim Teacher? I always have loved the water, as a teenager I did a lot of competitive swimming and its set me up well throughout my life. I felt like it was time to give back some of what has been instilled in me. Sandy What do you love the most about being a Swim Teacher? Spending time in and around water is something I have always enjoyed. As a teacher of LTS and Water Safety, I love that I am teaching skills that will set the children I teach up to enjoy and respect water for years to come. I enjoy watching children develop new skills at their own pace. As a Group Fitness Instructor, I love the relationships you create with your participants. I love being a part of each participants journey towards building and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Tash What do you love the most about being a Swim Teacher? I love seeing the joy a child gets when they master a new skill!! I also enjoy watching the little babies I teach progress through to become confident independent swimmers. Tash S What do you love the most about being a Swim Teacher? I love seeing the kids have fun whilst learning to swim safely in the water! ADMIN RECEPTION TEAM Jordan What is your favourite thing about working in the Recreation and Fitness Industry? As a reception worker here at Barooga ARC, I enjoy meeting new clients and helping them get started with their own fitness journey. Michelle What is your favourite thing about working in the Recreation and Fitness Industry? I really enjoy seeing the different range of people coming through to use our facility. Everyone comes for a variety of reasons and it's great to be a part of their journey. Zarli What is your favourite thing about working in the Recreation and Fitness Industry? I love greeting our members with a happy face and an enthusiastic attitude, to provide good vibes before they go in to smash out a workout CRÈCHE Nadine What do you love the most about working with young children? I love watching my little cherubs in the crèche grow and gain confidence in our crèche surroundings and their peers. I also enjoy helping the parents/caregivers in having some "me time"