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The Z FIT team!

Saari I left my career as a teacher to build Z Fit Studios into a thriving Dance Fitness Studio that makes people enjoy fitness and feel better about themselves; and I can honestly say I love my job!! But that is thanks to the community we have created. I love to dance and I have been dancing for 28 years. I am a qualified primary & secondary school teacher and started teaching dance at a young age so I have plenty of experience teaching. My favourite dance style is Burlesque and in 2014 I performed in Paris at La Manufacture. Being an international guest artist for the evening was certainly a highlight in my dance career. Above all I love seeing the benefits that dance fitness and Z Fit Studios can provide. The benefits are both physical and psychological – I love chatting to my clients to hear how dance fitness has changed their life. Come and let it change yours.

Jenny My Mum took me to my first dance class at the age of 3 after watching me from the moment I could walk dance around to the music on the television, I was always dancing, creating plays and singing.  I love my dancing and I love teaching!!  I was the other half of Bendigo’s Loveshack duo for 12 years and ran my own dance school for 15 years in Bendigo.  I am also an aerobics and fitness instructor and love to keep fit.  I have been teaching dance since I was 18 years old and will continue teaching for many years yet; it’s a wonderful part of my life.  My favourite genre would definitely be funky jazz, but love classical ballet and tap as well.  The newer additions to my portfolio are pole and aerial dance. They are both so much fun, extremely physical and definitely challenging.  I’m loving teaching here at Saari’s fantastically equipped Z Fit Studios.

Chooneng (Choo) I am an instructor for Zumba - Monkey kids - Pole - Tyre Express and now AussieTwerk. I find it very rewarding seeing people happy, getting fitter and stronger, losing weight, gaining confidence and having fun!! Love my job and my Z Fit family. xo

Robbie graduated The Victorian College of the Arts in 2011 and has been involved in dance since 1992. Originally from Castlemaine he trained and performed in Melbourne until 2014. Moving to Bendigo for teaching commitments he still travels to Melbourne and Sydney to rehearse and perform. Robbie has been working on a second development of "Hypnogogia" with Amanda Lever and is co-choreographing Liquid Skin’s new Film work as co-rehearsal director of Liquid Skin with Rochelle Carmichael. He is trained in multiple styles with a focus on Contemporary including self-developed cardio and dance based strength and flexibility training.


Liana I'm a mother of two and also a part time teacher. I never really had a dancing background but I have loved dancing to the music since I was little. I started doing ZUMBA in August 2012 after my friend invited and introduced me to Z Fit Studios and this was 4 months after I had my second child. I loved doing ZUMBA and without noticing it I lost 4kg in a month. In March 2013 I became a ZUMBA instructor at Z Fit Studios and have taught ZUMBA since then. I teach Zumba Fitness and Zumba Mix (Zumba Toning & Zumba Step). Since I joined the studio, I've learnt different styles of dance including Burlesque and Pole dancing. It has helped me build my confidence and kept me active. I'm happy that I am a part of Z Fit Studios family and meet beautiful friends here. Oh, before I forget I make noises and am silly when I run my classes so don't be surprised if I pull funny faces during the class. ;) Would love to see you guys come and party with me!

Maddy Having been a dancer for the last sixteen years it has been a big part of my life. 
I love to dance and even more so I love to see the excitement and joy it can bring to other people. 
I have experience in classical ballet, jazz, hip hop, ballroom, contemporary, tap, burlesque, commercial and street styles. My love for dancing is ever growing especially as I learn new genres. Being an instructor at Z Fit studios means I can say that I honestly love my job and the people I get to work with. Being part of such a fun and exciting community only enhances the joy that dance fitness has bought to my life.


Bec I am Zumba instructor here at Z Fit. I'm new to instructing but a long-time lover of all things Zumba. Zumba is the hobby that is good for my soul! I work full time as a mental health clinician and am a greater believer in the benefits of exercise to improve your emotional wellbeing while improving your overall fitness. I have been coming to Z Fit for 3 years now and love the feeling of community the studio offers. So strap on your high tops, slap on your brightest colours and come and join the Zumba party!


Jess I am one of the current pound instructors after falling in love with the class earlier this year. I love teaching the class and the way it makes fitness fun. I also attend a number of other classes at Z Fit after first joining to try the Aerial FUNFit class. Since then the studio has become a second home providing various classes to keep me fit in a fun and supportive environment.

Johnny I'm a Zumba instructor here at Z Fit. Love everything fitness and working out. Started Zumba with my partner (Chooneng) and as you do, got addicted. If you’re looking for some fun and to get a good sweat up. Come on in...


Sheri I come from a diverse dance background ranging from ballet all the way to burlesque and pole dancing. I completed certificate 2 in dance in 2007. I took a 5 year break from dance up until I first stepped into a Zumba class in September 2014. I instantly fell in love with it. Its good for the heart, great for the soul and fantastic for the waistline! I love being able to share my experiences with the class, and enjoy listening about their experiences. Watching the class have an absolute blast during class makes my day. Z Fit studios has reignited my passion for dance, and given me the confidence to do things I never would have done before!

Bek I’m so glad that I found Zumba. I started at Z Fit studio’s in 2012 as a participant in Zumba classes and the love grew from there. I have been teaching Zumba since 2013 and love the community that we have at Z Fit, its friendly, fun and very welcoming. I’m a firm believer that Zumba is for anyone, no matter your age, gender or size, it’s a great way to get fit and have some fun. When I’m not participating in or teaching Zumba classes I work full time as a property manager and I’m kept very busy on weekends with my two young sons Austin and Parker and husband Brad. I’m very excited and grateful to be part of such a wonderful team at Z Fit studio’s and look forward to seeing our great clients in classes every week.


Liza I started at Z Fit as a Zumba student 5yrs ago. It was a fun and friendly atmosphere that kept me returning. When the opportunity came for me to be involved with Z Fit in a different capacity I was excited. I now work at the studio as office admin. It gives me great pleasure getting to know the clients and their families and seeing the enjoyment they get from being a part of Z Fit Studios.



Trudi I am a Mum of 4, I joined Z Fit Studios 3 years ago because it was time for me to do something for myself. I wanted to gain strength and confidence in my overall appearance and attitude. I started with a class in pole and soon moved on to other classes with in the studio. Through my love of pole Saari asked me to come on board to manage DanZFit Supplies which involves looking after all grip aids required for pole such as Mighty Grip, Dry Hands, Titegrip and Itac, we are distributors for X Pole, and have sponsored Australian Pole Dancers Magazine, Miss Pole Dance Victorian Heat and Pandemonium. We also sell Pleaser Shoes (I have a love of shoes and own several pairs). I also look after the merchandise for the Studio. Through the studio I have been introduced to experiences such as classes with Cleo the Hurricane and Jamilla Deville. I work in the Pole Fitness Industry and Love It. I encourage all those interested to come give it a try. 

Bron is a qualified Nurse, Naturopath, Homeopath, Masseur and Reiki master. She has worked in many healthcare settings from ED, ICU, community health and management, food manufacturing, TV and now in rehab. She always wanted to dance as a child but her Dad said she was too fat... she loves proving her 92-year-old dad wrong!! She is now into motivating people to be the very best version of themselves, teaching the world to love itself, and look positively at every situation. Bron assists with the 9 week challengers and says she learns just as much from them as they do from her.

   Carolyn is a Vitality (hatha style) certified yoga teacher, with an interest in breath awareness, mindfulness, stretching and body-mind-soul balance. :) Initially training as a Clinical Myotherapist, with a fascination for body-mind medicine, creating a practice based around injury rehabilitation, postural awareness and stretch education, and soon after, moving into a career in Day spas, focussed on management, therapy and holistic skincare. 
Carolyn's life has taken her through the east coast of Australia, exploring the health retreats, meditation and yoga centres, national parks and beaches therein! 
Our studio now sees Carolyn teaching both floor-based yoga and aerial yoga, plus other aerial classes.

Kirsten I have always loved dancing since I very young age. After having a few years off from jazz ballet I decided to give pole dancing a go. I started 4 years ago and instantly fell in love! I got to get back into my dancing and found a great source of fitness! I'm lucky enough to be teaching the spin classes. It's so much fun! Love continually finding and learning new moves/combinations. If I've been you-tubing you know we're in for an interesting class!!

Beth I have always loved to dance. When I moved to Bendigo in 2013 and saw Z Fit studios, I couldn’t wait to get dancing again! I first fell in love with aerial arts 4 years ago when I began pole dancing, and have since tried almost every type of dance or aerial at the studio. I especially love jazz, aerial hoop, and aerial silks. My favourite time of the year is Easter when Z Fit take part in the Easter parade and I can hoop on the truck! I am loving teaching the beginner and performance aerial silks classes, and seeing my students achieve amazing drops, poses and splits in the air. I love anything circus and dream of one day running away to join them!

Jessica W began Aerial hammock Classes 2 years ago at Z Fit Studios, Jessica began in the Aerial yoga classes and Pole dancing before trying Aerial dance. Jessica loves the freedom and the emotional expression Aerial dance allows her. Jessica also enjoys duo performances and the fun acrobatic side that can be performed in the Hammocks.