Meet the Team

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Saari
Frochot-Chauhan

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Executive-Director

Instructor in: Circus, Dance, Fitness, Pole, Wellbeing, KidZ and TeenZ

 

• Bachelor of Education 

• Certificate III Fitness

• Circus Training Australia Teachers Course – Aerial Fundamentals & Australia Teachers Course – Aerial Hoop Level 1-7 

• Compass Leadership Program

• Bunzee Dance Certified Instructor & Bunzee Fitness Certified Instructor

• Pound Pro Training

• Zumba Basic 1 & Basic 2, Zumba Gold, Zumba Pro Skills, Sentao, Toning, Zumbatomic

• First Aid - Level 2 & CPR

• Working with Children Check

Saari is the Director of Z Fit Studios, a multi-award-winning studio that offers classes in Circus, Dance, Fitness Pole and Wellbeing. She left her career as a teacher to follow her passion and build Z Fit Studios into a thriving diverse and inclusive community that enhances an individual’s fitness and enriches their creativity.

 

She was the inaugural winner of the Regional Business Women’s Award 2018 for her efforts with Z Fit Studios. Saari has been dancing for over 30 years. Her favourite style is Burlesque and a highlight performance in her career was in 2014 when she performed in Paris at La Manufacture as an international guest artist. She was thrilled to be selected as an aerial performer for the Poppet head project in 2018. And in 2019 loved the task of co-directing Smoke & Mirrors, a play that included 80 Z Fit Studios performers.

 

Above all Saari loves seeing the benefits that Z Fit Studios can provide, both physical and psychological and chatting to her clients to hear how Z Fit Studios has changed their life. She along with her amazing team, invite you to let it change yours.

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Maddy
Walter

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Senior Instructor in: Dance

 

• Bachelor of Business Management & Marketing

• First Aid - Level 2 & CPR

• Working with Children Check

 

In 2020 Maddy celebrated 22 years of dance, the last seven of which she has spent with her Z Fit family. With a background predominantly in Ballet and Jazz, Maddy has used her time at Z Fit Studios to develop her own style reflective of her training mixed with her love for Commercial and High Heels. 

 

With over 10 years teaching experience, Maddy’s passion for teaching continues to grow as she finds new ways to encourage students to embrace their individuality, while growing and nurturing their own unique styles and dance capabilities. 

 

During the day Maddy can often be found working behind a desk but maintains that her favourite time of day is when she is in the studio.

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Di
Chumrus

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Senior Instructor in: Pole

 

• Z Fit Studios Beginner Pole Instructor Training

• Bachelor of Business Management

 

After giving birth to her child, Di wanted to regain her confidence and fitness so she joined Z Fit Studios at the end of 2016 as a beginner student. Walking into her first class not knowing what to expect, she left feeling empowered and exhilarated.

 

Di fell in love with Pole fitness as it is not only great for cardio, it also has helped her to become stronger mentally and physically. Di also fell in love with her pole family and community. 

 

Di loves to see all students grow and achieve their goals, she is always encouraging and is ready to help anyone where she can.

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Bec

O'Brien

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Senior Instructor in: Fitness

Instructor in: Fitness, Wellbeing and Incluzfit

• Masters degree in Mental Health

• Bachelor of Social Work

• Certified Kangatrainer in Postnatal fitness

• Zumba Basic 1

• Paediatric first aid

• First Aid - Level 2 & CPR

• Working with Children Check

 

Bec has a passion for creating new programs for diverse groups within our community and supporting community capacity building in our wider community. 

 

Bec is a trained mental health practitioner with 15 years experience and has been attending Z Fit Studios for 9 years, teaching for the last 6 of these. 

 

Bec started her teaching journey with Zumba and then branched out to create and run IncluZfit, a dance class for ALL abilities. 

 

Bec became a mum at 40 and introduced Kangatraining to Z Fit Studios, after completing extensive training in postnatal safe fitness and safe babywearing. She continues to support local mums in making meaningful connections and educating and promoting babywearing and postnatal mental health.

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Liza McNamara

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Administration Manager

• First Aid - Level 2 & CPR

• Working with Children Check

Liza joined Z Fit Studios as one of the students and when the opportunity arrived, she joined the administration team. As of today, Liza is one of the longest-standing team members at Z Fit Studios.

Since then, Liza has continued to grow and she now leads the administration department. She is responsible for back-end systems, accounts and office administrations.

 

Liza provides essential business support to all the other departments, along with principal customer support to all the studio members.

Liza's knowledge of highly sophisticated systems deployed at Z Fit Studios is vast. These tools allow Z Fit Studios to provide the best customer experience to all our members. 

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AJ
Marek

Instructor in: Dance

 

• First aid certificate - level 2 & CPR
•Trained in Tap, Jazz, Musical theatre and Ballet

Having over 10 years’ experience in dance, AJ joined the Zfit community in 2021, beginning their teaching career. Studying VCE music and VCE Drama, AJ is well versed in the creative industry, and is working towards a professional career in performing arts.

Having trained with Adam Przewlocki, Lesley Cox, and several performing arts teachers in the past, AJ hopes to help people improve their skills in dance and performing. As well as creating an inclusive space for all people to embrace their creativity and gain confidence.

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Laine Withers

Instructor in: Dance

• First Aid - Level 2 & CPR

• Working with Children Check

 

Laine is a qualified Life Coach, Psychology student and Youth Worker. Teaching dance was her first job, and now, as a Youth Worker she teaches dance at a high school in Bendigo. Laine has over 10 year experience as a student, with ballet and jazz being the focus, she performed at competition level throughout Melbourne. She studied dance in VCE and then went on to attend casual ballet classes throughout her adulthood. She loves teaching and empowering people to reach, discover and embrace their potential.

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Sam Campbell

Instructor in: Circus


• First Aid Level 2 & CPR  

Sam is a passionate and enthusiastic person that has a growing love for Aerial Circus.

 

She has 7 years experience in circus and 3 years as an aerialist. She started at Z Fit Studios in 2019 and has enjoyed every moment of it.

 

Sam completed the Teen Mentor Program beginning in 2019 and became an instructor in 2021. During the Mentor Program she was lucky enough to mentor “Fly for all” a class for people with special needs which is where she found the career she wants to peruse.

 

In the future Sam plans to continue her studies, and move towards her goal of working in rehab and disability services, while still continuing to teach classes at the studio.


Sam loves being a part of the Z Fit community because she gets to meet so many unique and
amazing people. It’s a place where friendships are made that will last a lifetime.

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Liana

Elias

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Senior Instructor in: Fitness

 

• Bachelor of Education 

• Zumba Basic 1

• Zumba ProSkills

• Zumba Toning

• Zumba Step

• Strong by Zumba

• Zumba Mentor

• Z Fit Studios - Life Blood Organiser

• 2016 Winner Red25 Co-Ordinator of the Year

• Anaphylaxis certificate

• First Aid - Level 2 & CPR

• Working with Children Check

 

Liana originally comes from Indonesia and has been living in Bendigo since 2005. She is a mother of two children. 

 

Liana joined Z Fit Studios in 2012, a few months after giving birth to her second child. She participated in a Zumba Class and fell in love with it on the spot, her love of fitness has continued to grow since then.

 

Liana took Zumba Basic 1 training in 2013 and then  started to teach Zumba classes at Z Fit Studios. 

 

Liana graduated from La Trobe University, Bendigo as a primary teacher and has been teaching Indonesian for nearly 6 years now, currently teaching Indonesian for 3 different schools. 

 

Liana is also passionate in organising group blood donations and plasma donations and has been organising Z Fit Studios group donations since 2016.

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Caetlyn
Bull

Instructor in: Circus

 

Bachelor of Education (Special Education)

• Gymnastics for All Intermediate Coach Accreditation
• Women's Artistic Gymnastics Intermediate Coach Accreditation
• First Aid Level 2 and CPR

Catelyn is a local school teacher during the day. She spends most of her time at Z Fit Studios as a student - you're most likely to see her in the Circus Hub in Silks and Hammocks classes, or the Dance Hub doing Bunzee and Tap. Catelyn teaches Tumbling at the studio and enjoys using her gymnastics background to support students in building a strong foundation for progressing their skills. Catelyn also teaches Bunzee Dance and you might see her pop into the Circus Hub to teach aerial classes when needed.

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Noah Muscolino

Instructor in: IncluZFit

 

• First aid certificate - level 2 & CPR
•Working with Children's Check

• Certificate I in Work Education

• Certificate II in Security Operations

Noah started doing work experience at Z Fit Studios in 2019 by learning to teach incluZfit class and he kept all the studios clean. Then a year later Noah became a member of Z Fit staff team. 


 

Noah came to Z Fit Studios because of his love of drama, dance and like-minded people. Noah is also responsible for fixing up all of the studio's small or big problems.


 

Noah loves teaching IncluZFit because it's a way to get everyone to have fun and just forget about their problems. 

 

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Noilani
Beck

Instructor in: Circus, Dance & Fitness

• First Aid - Level 2 & CPR

• Working with Children Check

• Bachelor of Circus Arts (NICA)

Noilani (Noi) started her professional training with a full time scholarship at The Australian Institute of Sport. From there she went on to train for the Barcelona Olympics.

 

Initially Noi's main focus was power tumbling but at a later age she joined the world of Circus, completing a bachelor in Circus Arts from the National Institute of Circus Arts.

 

Noi has also worked as a fitness trainer with a focus on core stability, strength & Pilates.

 

She is no stranger to the dance world either with experience in ballet, modern, burlesque, hip hop, contemporary and freestyle.

 

Rather than competing and performing Noi's passion now lies in teaching, sharing and imparting her knowledge on to the next generations. Above all she wants to see her students learn new skills, have fun and achieve their goals. 

 

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Ella McNamara

Instructor in: Pole


• First Aid Level 2 & CPR

• Working with Children Check 
 

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Lizzie Wallace

Instructor in: Fitness & Pole

 

• First Aid - Level 2 & CPR

• Working with Children Check

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Maddi Capuano

Instructor in: Dance


• First Aid Level 2 and CPR