About Us

Define Fitness is about you. Helping you become your fittest and healthiest yet. All our programs are uniquely tailored and led by our expert team of personal trainers. We design workouts to suit your needs. Exercise that gets you results. We offer personal training sessions, partner sessions, bootcamps and corporate programs. Let’s get your body back, the real you back.”

 

 

Move – Get ready to move. It’s time. We kick start your body into a routine that you will love. Have fun. Start moving and taking action.

Feel – Breathe in the great outdoors. We take exercise outdoors, in the fresh air. Inspired by nature and all its’ glorious natural beauty. Your body will thank you for it. Get motivated and feel exhilarated.

Achieve – Results is what we deliver, what you experience. Victory and accomplishment. There is no better feeling. Let’s make it happen.

Nathan Hitchcock – Founder/Director of Define Fitness

aboutHi, I’m Nathan, Personal Trainer, Teacher and Founder of Define Fitness. My passion is to teach and train you to better health, fitness and well-being. I strive for results with all my clients so that you achieve a fit and healthy mind and body.

Exercise has always been a way of life for me. It’s in everything I do. I used to run to and from school in an aim to get fit and healthy but seriously; I was trying to avoid being swooped by magpies….. I have never looked back! When I exercise I get a natural rush of accomplishment. I am happy when I exercise. I feel wholesome. I have achieved something and I’m on the way to life long health and well-being. I believe that exercise should be fun and part of your everyday life.

But, I get it. Sometimes life just gets in the way. We get busy juggling work, family and kids and often exercising is just simply hard to fit in. Sometimes, you just don’t have the energy, willpower or motivation. This where Define Fitness helps. We are about you. We encourage, guide and motivate you. Show up and you’re half way there. Together we get results.  At Define Fitness we have a team of qualified and experienced trainers who are ready to get you in shape.

Qualifications Include: Bachelor of Education, Certificate 3 & 4 in Personal Training, Certificate 4 in Training & Assessment, Crossfit Level 1 Coach, Level 1 Strength & Conditioning Coach, Level 2 Rugby League Coach and Punchfit Boxing Instructor.

“Life begins at the end of your comfort zone” Neale Donald Walsch

“I could not be happier with Nathan and Define Fitness. Nathan makes working out easy and enjoyable (yes even burpees) and the results are showing with 15kg dropping off me. I would recommend Define Fitness to anyone young or old.” Jeremy, Group Client

Maddi Carne – Assistant Manager

personal trainerMaddi believes that fitness should be fun. You only get out what you put in and if you work hard enough you can achieve anything. Maddi loves variety so a session with her will never be the same twice. Having recovered from multiple surgeries in recent years she has a special interest in rehabilitation from injury/surgery.

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Specialisations include: Weight loss, circuit training, resistance training, cardiovascular training and women’s fitness. Personal Trainer Canberra.

Qualifications Include: Certificate 3 & 4 in Personal Training, First Aid and CPR Certificate, studying a Bachelor of Nutrition at University of Canberra.

“Turn a setback into a comeback”

“The team at Define Fitness have helped me push myself to a point I never though I could get to. I am now leaner, happier and extremely motivated. You should all make a booking ASAP.” Daniel, Tough Enough Client.

Ajay Joshi – Group Fitness Manager / Personal Trainer

bootcampHi, I’m Ajay, I’m a BIG believer in achieving anything, whatever size, gender or age you are! I will be increasing your confidence and enhancing your mental capacity to help you to reach your goals, not only this, I want to show the world what you’re made of, how amazing you are! I love being creative and enjoy especially training endurance, high intensity interval training, Circuit training and team-based training.

I grew up in Sydney loving my sport and played club cricket and moved to Canberra when I was 17 in 2011 to study a design course at University of Canberra. This was the start of another stage of my journey. In 2011, started my first job as a casual employee at the AIS Shop, and still working there; this is where my confidence has been developed from, and nowadays I see what’s developing in the industry. Through out these years, I was lucky enough to live at the Australian Institute of Sport for 4 years. This has enhanced my knowledge in nutrition and of an elite athlete’s lifestyle.

2012, was the biggest year for me mentally, I was the driver of a rolled car trying to escape to the coast for the weekend with my mate on board. This was the worst I had ever felt in my life. Throughout the time I had been living in Canberra before the car crash, I had unhealthily gained 12 Kg  within 16 months, I had never walked foot into a gym or outdoor fitness session in my life and also didn’t play a sport throughout this time.  From here, I had a hard look in the mirror and made a goal. This was to play AFL for a local club in 2013, thus I finally stepped foot into a gym and group classes. I was at 82kg and hit 70Kg in 6 months, and thought of trying a new sport instead (hockey), which I successfully did and finally started playing club AFL in 2015 and still am.

The best step I had ever made in my life was to join a gym/ group fitness sessions and would love someone who has never stepped foot to do the same and experience the feeling what fitness goers are feeling and what it’s about.

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Specialisations include: Bodyweight exercises, strength and conditioning, resistance training, functional exercise, weight loss, sports specific training, Boxing for fitness, TRX suspension training, muscle hypertrophy, strongman, powerlifting and crossfit. Personal Trainer Canberra.

Qualifications Include: Certificate 3 & 4 in Personal Training, First Aid and CPR Certificate, Bachelor in Design (University Canberra)

 ”The harder you work, the luckier you get” (Gary Player)

“I would wholeheartedly recommend the team at define fitness to anyone. I took part in the 10 week transformation challenge because I was at the heaviest weight I had ever been. Nathan and the team at define fitness created a great platform for me start my weight loss journey. ” Jack, Online Client.

Chris McPhail –  Personal Trainer / S&C Coach

personal trainerChris wants to teach you the best methods for fitness training, whether it’s for general fitness or specific strength and condition. Maintaining fitness and well-being requires a gradual build increasing the chance for adherence to a fitness plan. Chris has played Ice Hockey for 12+ years, and has always been interested in all sports, hence choosing to complete a Bachelor’s in Sport and Exercise Science. Not wanting to stop there, he is now undertaking a Masters of High Performance Sport, which help him get the best out of you. Chris is a big believer in sleep being the best recovery.

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Specialisations include: Resistance training, power & strength development, functional movement patterns, Bodyweight exercises, strength and conditioning, weight loss, sports specific training, and circuit training. Personal Trainer Canberra.

Qualifications Include: Certificate 3 & 4 in Personal Training, First Aid and CPR Certificate, Bachelor of Sports and Exercise Science, Level 1 Skinfold Measurement Accreditation (ISAK).

 ”What fits your busy schedule better, exercising one hour a day or being dead 24 hours a day?” Randy Glasbergen.

“I would wholeheartedly recommend the team at Define Fitness to anyone. I took part in the 10 week transformation challenge because I was at the heaviest weight I had ever been. Nathan and the team at define fitness created a great platform for me start my weight loss journey. ” Jack, Online Client.

Shiree Yap – Personal Trainer / Group Class Instructor / Admin

Personal trainerShiree has been a group fitness instructor for the past 2 years and a runner for 5. Her background is predominantly in Physiotherapy as a qualified Physiotherapist, practising locally here in Canberra during the 1990s.  After deciding she longed for more than Physiotherapy, Shiree moved into the fitness industry and found her passion for motivating and inspiring people to achieve their best. Shiree is also a super mum of 4 children and believes that good health and fitness are vital to both physical and mental well-being. Shiree is super excited to be working at Define Fitness.

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Specialisations include: Bodyweight exercises, functional anatomy and biomechanics, exercise science, weight loss, resistance training, cardiovascular training, strength training, supplementation, wellness and women’s fitness. Personal Trainer Canberra.

Qualifications Include: Bachelor of Physiotherapy, Certificate 3 & 4 in Personal Training, First Aid and CPR Certificate, Older Adults, Boxing, Les Mills Instructor.

 ”The best project you’ll ever work on is YOU!”

“But the winner here is ME. I am now a happier, stronger, fitter 50 something, and weigh in at 61.5kg. Define Fitness has played a massive part in this adventure and I’m ready for the next challenge. Bring it on!” Karen, Personal Training Client.

Glenn Johnston – Personal Trainer / Group Class Instructor

glennGlenn believes that there is a stronger version inside all of us. He has his own weight loss achievements and journey to share. At approximately 130kgs Glenn had an epiphany, he needed to change his lifestyle and get healthy like he was when a teenager. Glenn enlisted a coach and changed his life. Glenn lost 30 kg in a short time, through hard work, sweat and tears.

With the tools and experience Glenn has to offer, you will be happy to enlist him as the trainer to share your weight loss journey with. Glenn has experience working in a Health Food Store and is trained in the use of supplementation and wellness. Glenn believes in a holistic approach to fitness.

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Specialisations include: Weight loss, resistance training, cardiovascular training, strength training, supplementation, wellness and women’s fitness. Personal Trainer Canberra.

Qualifications Include: Certificate 3 & 4 in Personal Training, First Aid and CPR Certificate, competitor in Powerlifting and Crossfit competitions.

 ”If it doesn’t challenge you, it doesn’t change you!”

“The variety of the training keeps you curious at what is next and you feel like you can’t miss out on a session because you don’t want to miss what happens.” Ann, Personal Training Client.

Jodie Wilson – Personal Trainer / Group Class Instructor

2016-10-06-12-00-16_resizedHey, I’m Jodie, Personal Trainer and probably one of the few people in the world who actually enjoys doing burpees… (please don’t let that scare you off)!

I started my fitness journey around 4 years ago because I didn’t like the way I felt, looked, and how tired I would get in sport. So, it was then that I took the plunge and joined a gym. After about a year I realised that going to the gym was actually some of the best hours in my day so it was then that I decided to become certified as a PT.

I’ve been a PT for just over 2 years now and it’s honestly the best job, in fact most of the time I don’t even feel like it’s work. Having the opportunity to help change someone’s life through exercise is so gratifying to me. The old “it’s great leaving a session smashed and exusted” is something I don’t entirely agree with. After doing my rehab course, I realised that results don’t just come through those types of sessions. I wholeheartedly believe that mobiliy is so important and most of the time we don’t even realise how tight our muscles are which is proboby why we aren’t getting the results we want. My main focus is generally mobility because it’s amazing how many of us do an exercise and don’t actually feel it in the muscle that we’re suppose to feel it. As well as that I do love a good boxing or kickboxing session for myself and my clients. What a fab stress release after a long day!

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Specialisations include: Bodyweight exercises, weight loss, resistance training, cardiovascular training, strength training, wellness and women’s fitness, and mobility

Qualifications Include: Certificate 3 & 4 in Personal Training, First Aid and CPR Certificate, Older Adults, Rehabilitation Trainer, Punchfit Level 1 & 2 and Kickboxing Coach.

“If it doesn’t challenge you, it doesn’t change you!”

“The trainer’s at Define Fitness are enthusiastic, dedicated and passionate,  with a great sense of humour. Plus, it’s always nice to know  that when my friends and family get sick of me talking about how much weight I lost this week or how far I ran, there is still someone who is just as excited as I am. ”  Ali, Bootcamp / Group Client”

Christina McPhail – Flex & Stretch Instructor / Personal Trainer

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Christina’s fitness philosophy is simple: sleep, eat, move and reduce stress. More than just a fitness philosophy it’s a total health and well being one. Christina believes that the best way to achieve this is through awareness, alignment and appreciation; which is her training focus. With a background in gymnastics and 15 years of yoga Christina emphasises postural gymnastic exercises for moving, mindfulness techniques for stress reduction, and because she can’t monitor you 24/7 the sleeping and eating is up to you.
If you’re interested in feeling better on and off the exercise mat, come try a Flex & Stretch class with Christina.

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Specialisations include: Bodyweight exercises, isometric gymnastic and postural yoga exercises, functional anatomy and biomechanics, exercise science, tree hugging, life loving and zombie slaying. Personal Trainer Canberra.

Qualifications Include: Certificate 3 & 4 in Personal Training, First Aid and CPR Certificate, Older Adults, Boxing, Body Attack, strategic marketing and a 15 year Gymnastics and Yoga background.

 ”Fitness is not about being better than someone else, it is about being better than you used to be!”

“If you’re new to this whole personal training thing, let me tell you— the “Define Fitness” level of personal interaction is not exactly standard practice—but it’s a really refreshing approach” Ashleigh, Her Canberra Journalist.

Belinda Tilyard – Personal Trainer / Group Class Instructor

personal trainerHi there, I’m Belinda. Ever since I was a child I loved to run especially when it came to Cross Country and Athletics. Upon completion of year 12, I tried my hand at different sports including Thai boxing where I achieved a grade of level 4. Many group classes and recently I completed a term of salsa dancing. I enjoy variety when it comes to my personal fitness.

After having my son Riley in 2011, I realised how much I enjoy exercising and decided to study in the fitness industry. I completed my Diploma of Fitness in 2014. I believe that exercise should be a fun, supportive, motivational and happy experience each and every time you train. I also believe that consistency with exercise and variety will help everyone achieve their goals and improve their confidence.

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Specialisations include: Bodyweight exercises, Weight loss, resistance training, cardiovascular training, strength training, supplementation, wellness and women’s fitness. Personal Trainer Canberra.

Qualifications Include: Certificate 3 & 4 in Personal Training, First Aid and CPR Certificate, Older Adults.

“Do it for the after photo!”

“The team at Define Fitness cater for your personal goals while ensuring the sessions are fun and diverse. The training sessions I have attended contain a great range of friendly people who all work together and make it enjoyable and social. Training occurs across all parts of Canberra throughout the week and on weekends to ensure that you can attend a wide range of sessions. ”Tom, Bootcamp / Group Client”

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