About ENHANCE PT

Miranda Pardon

Miranda Pardon

Owner, Personal Trainer & Group Fitness Instructor

Unlike other colleagues in the fitness industry, I have no background in sports or fitness. I have always been very active but I have learned that active does not mean you are fit, strong or healthy.

A back injury in my early 40s was the catalyst for my own personal journey into health and fitness. To the surprise of many I have often stated that stepping off a ladder while still half a metre above ground onto a concrete floor was the best thing that could have happened to me. Although it may sound odd, this injury forced me to get my health and fitness into order which occurred over a period of years. It was during this journey that I found my passion to want to help guide people into a stronger, fitter and healthier version of themselves.

I’m 53 and I’ve never felt happier, healthier or stronger. Fitness is not a one size fits all equation and you don’t have to work out like a crazy person to achieve results. I don’t gyms and I certainly don’t respond well to anyone yelling or screaming at me while I am exercising, let alone pushing me until I either collapse or vomit. While I recognise that some people do like to go to boot camps and be pushed beyond their natural limits, that’s not a service that we offer at Enhance PT.

Being fit and healthy isn’t just about exercise. It’s a whole-of-life approach which needs to be balanced between what we eat, how the body works, how we think, as well as how we move and how often.

My special interest groups are:

Seniors aged 65+ focusing on mobility, strength and flexibility improvement. I have been witness to remarkable changes in people’s abilities through incorporating simple and regular guided exercise into their lives. I am passionate about keeping our older population moving freely, living independently and living stronger (through injury prevention) for as long as possible.

Favourite quote: Life is not a mystery to be solved – it’s an experience to live
Favourite Food: Anything home cooked
Favourite Exercise: Games during circuits (I love to play)

Qualifications & Education
Cert 3 & 4 Fitness
Certified Boxing Instructor
Diploma of Project Management
Senior First Aid & CPR
SRE Accreditation – Safe Return to Exercise, pre & post natal
Training Older Adults Level 1 & 2

Helene Duncan

Helene Duncan

Personal Trainer & Group Fitness Instructor

My path to a career in fitness began as a child. I was always in to sport and fitness my whole childhood and then into adulthood. I experimented with athletics, basketball, netball, water polo, surfing, rowing and rock climbing, but I really fell in love with swimming. I was swimming competitively from about 10 years old til I was 17. Dry training for swimming in a gym environment is where I discovered a entirely different interest in fitness and training.

I gained my Cert III in fitness through TAFE QLD in 2018 to help further my knowledge for my own fitness but ended up being very intrigued and passionate about the industry. I am excited to continue on this path furthering my qualifications and myself, as well as training and helping others continue their own fitness journeys and acheive their desired results!

In my own time I love to camp and go adventuring with my close friends. I also love spending weekends at the beach or with my adorable dogs.

Favourite quote: Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light
Favourite food:
Fruit
Favourite exercise: Swimming

Qualifications and Education
Certificate 3 & 4 Fitness
Senior First Aid & CPR
Certified Boxing Instructor
Accredited Pre & Post Natal Trainer
Training Older Adults Level 1 & 2

Stephanine (Steph) Graham

Stephanine (Steph) Graham

Personal Trainer & Group Fitness Instructor

My passion for health and fitness started in between my 2 pregnancies when I wasn’t happy with how my body was feeling post partum. It developed even further when I was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis (IBD) during my 2nd pregnancy and I became fascinated by just what I could do to help my body for both the short and long term to avoid/minimise any damage caused by strong medications. I started looking for a trainer that could help me with my IBD prevention but didn’t want to take my 6month old to a gym. I wanted her in a close, safe environment to me in case she needed me. Being a defence spouse I had to figure out a way to do this without relying on my husband being home regularly. Trying to find either a knowledgeable and relatable PT or a class that I could bring my baby too seemed impossible. Through discussions with other friends and mums I discovered that this unicorn didn’t exist where I was living at the time. My dream is to be that person for someone – to pass on knowledge, experience and be relatable to others who have health obstacles of their own.

 Nutrition plays a big role in my life due to having IBD & IBS and this is an area I want to expand my knowledge. I love to meal prep and come up with nutritious snack and meal ideas for the family (so I know how to put my knowledge into practice).

 I enjoy strength and resistance training the most. After having a hysterectomy 12 months ago I have been keeping things light while allowing my body to heal properly but I’m excited to continue with my own training and fitness goals.

 I love spending time with my family going camping, 4wding and spending days at the beach. When I get spare time I love to sew, mainly clothes for my 2 girls.

Favourite quote: She looks too pure to be pink
Favourite food: Spaghetti
Favourite exercise: Anything with weights

Qualifications and Education
Certificate 3 & 4 Fitness
Senior First Aid & CPR
SRE Accreditation – Safe Return to Exercise, pre & post natal
Certified Boxing Instructor
Training Older Adults Level 1 & 2
Nutrition Coach

 

Kylie Lewis

Kylie Lewis

Team Support Specialist

I met Miranda when a group of mum friends and I decided we needed to get fit after the first big lockdown in 2020. My wedding was postponed to 2021, so I knew I needed to keep on top of my health & fitness if I wanted to still fit into my wedding dress a year later! When we first started coming to classes it was just my friends & I (and occasionally our little people!) however word spread and the classes grew to more eager mums & bubs looking to get fit. Becoming a mum has certainly changed a lot of things for me – my time and my body as I’m sure most mums would agree! For me, training with a group of like minded women is the best motivation to keep me on my toes… chasing after my two little cubs can be pretty draining, but being able to come along to a class where the other clients totally “get” what you’re going through makes it so much easier; we laugh and definitely cry together! And one of the BEST things I enjoy about coming to Enhance PT is how friendly and welcoming all of the trainers are. They are all dedicated to each & every person in the class and they never yell at you to “train harder!” like some gyms and fitness programs do – I hate that!

 After a casual conversation with Miranda a year ago when I told her I was starting my own business as a Virtual Assistant, we had a chat about how I could help her in her business and a beautiful & productive friendship was born!

 I take care of all of the admin and behind the scenes tasks, help Miranda bring her ideas to fruition and generally cheer on from the sidelines being proud to be part of this awesome community! 

My business has grown however Miranda will always be my first & favourite client as well as a friend 😊
When I’m not working I’m usually at the park or the pool with my kidlets and the hubster.  We love going camping and just spending time with family and making memories while they’re still little enough to want to hang out with me!

 Favourite quote: “You keep using that word – I don’t think it means what you think it means!”
Favourite food: Nachos!
Favourite exercise: Boxing

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At Enhance PT we are committed to providing you with the best service and the best industry standards.
We require all of our trainers to be current members of Fitness Australia, which means that we are committed to industry standards and ongoing professional development.

To maintain membership at Fitness Australia we are obliged to continue our professional development by completing a minimum of twenty (20) Continuing Education Credits (CECs) every two years.

Your health and fitness is our responsibility and we are committed to updating and improving our knowledge base and skill sets.

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