Real people, real results

The primary focus of Personal Best Fitness is to encourage clients to commit to a long-term lifestyle pattern of independent healthy living , and promote exercise as an integral part of our everyday lives. Personal Best Fitness is conveniently located at 67 Letitia Street, North Hobart, offering outstanding service and facilities for your total wellbeing. Open seven days a week, Personal Best’s purpose-designed facility is committed to helping you achieve your health and fitness goals. Our personal trainers are also available to travel to your business or home.


Meet the Team

At Personal Best, we pride ourselves on providing you with a professional, dynamic and highly skilled team of health and exercise specialists who have the common goal of helping you make sustainable changes to your health and fitness, and educating you about the benefits of choosing to lead a healthy lifestyle. All our personal trainers and lifestyle coaches are Certified Level 4 and registered with Fitness Australia. All of them have invested in further enhancing their skills in specialist areas such as weight loss, pain free movement and exercise and the use of kettlebells & Vipr. We encourage our personal trainers to develop two or three specialist areas – for example, if your goal is weight loss you would work best with Fran, Shiela, Marc or Urszula. Our personal trainers also participate in weekly education workshops to improve their skills. We can say with confidence that we have the best team of personal trainers in Australia.

Eidolan Erin

Master Personal Trainer & Activation Practitioner

Being a passionate believer in the power of the human body, and a dedication to excellence is what makes Eidolan Erin one of the most sought after personal trainers in the Tasmanian fitness industry. Eidolan specialises in kettlebell training, strength.

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Marc Hand

Master Personal Trainer & Wellness Coach

I’ve been working in the industry for over 12 years. I love what I do, I’m passionate about finding solutions for my clients and helping them to make lifelong changes that improve their quality of life.

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Shiela Askey

Master Personal Trainer & Activation Practitioner

In 2011 I became a Certified Level 4 personal trainer, my qualifications also extend to the following areas: older Adults, childhood, kettlebell and TRX suspension training. As a personal trainer I am proud to have helped clients achieve goals in the areas of weight loss, toning, strength and movement. These goals have been achieved through trust, motivation, a commitment to change, hard work and fun! I feel very privileged to have been able to share in so many life-changing journeys, both mine and others.

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Fran Sullivan

Master Personal Trainer

Since a career change in 2007, I have worked in all aspects of the business at Personal Best Fitness. I have specialised in personal training for 12 years and have had great success in helping clients lose weight and returning them to good health, be it from illness or injury.

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Sofia Tsamassiros

Senior Personal Trainer, Be Activated Practitioner & Front Desk

I have a particular interest in helping clients move and function more efficiently and allow them to break free from pain, as well as exercise as a form of preventative medicine, in both the physical and mental realm.

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Gabby Steele

Personal Trainer

I am passionate about many things, well as long as it generally involves a pair of trainers and gym gear! I’ve always had a love of physical activity and after the birth of my second child I knew it was time to improve my general fitness.

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Urszula Stanny

Personal Trainer

Urszula has been a personal training client and member at Personal Best for over five years. Being a mother of two active boys she faced the challenge of scheduling exercise into her busy life and of regaining her former fitness and body shape.

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Sean Nicholson

Personal Trainer

My interest in sports coaching and martial arts, was my ‘driver’ to become a Personal Trainer in 2010. I enjoy the challenge of a diverse range of clients and the skills and knowledge required to assist them.

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Alia Knight

Group Exercise Instructor

An accredited group exercise instructor and personal trainer, Alia teaches a variety of classes at Personal Best including: Spin, Tabata, Boxing, Fitbar, 3 Peaks and BAAM. She has a particular passion for BAAM (body weight and animal moves). Alia strongly believes classes should always be fun and challenging – t is where success and better health lies.

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Ruby Greig-Hurtig

Yoga Teacher

I travelled to India to complete my 200-hour yoga teacher training. During the course, which felt like a heart opening, soul expanding and beautifully nourishing experience for my entire being, I knew I had to share this gift. I teach to share and to create a beautiful, loving community.

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Larnie King

Group Exercise Instructor

Most group exercise regulars would have done a class with me, having been at Personal Best since 2014. I have been teaching group exercise for some 30 years after completing what was known as the Fitness Leaders course in 1989, as a 17 year old at the University of Lismore.

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Melissa Molloy

Operations Manager

Melissa enjoyed her Personal Best experience so much she went on to become a personal trainer and group exercise instructor, and now seven years after joining the Personal Best Fitness team, she has become the Operations Manager.

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Shana Hall

Front Desk Team

Hi, I am the person you see at the front desk three days each week. I manage the accounts, memberships and KPIs for Personal Best Fitness and I enjoy that aspect of my role, I’m a ‘numbers’ person.

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Laura McShane

Front Desk Team

I started working at Personal Best Fitness as a part of the Front Desk Team in 2018. In this role I have the opportunity to connect with each person as they walk in. Every day I look forward to hearing about our members’ life, work and family. The friendly environment from both staff and members is something I value greatly.

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Lisa Crowther

Front Desk Team

My name is Lisa and I’m part of the Front Desk Team. I hope I can make your visit to Personal Best Fitness a positive and motivating experience. I look forward to seeing you soon!

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Neesha King

Front Desk Team

Hello, I am one of the faces that you see at the front desk. I started at Personal Best in 2020. I am so fortunate in my role to be able to connect with the members and clients that I see on my shift and also the new members that join our amazing gym.

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Colin Millington

Director & Senior Personal Trainer

Colin has more than 35 years of experience in the health and fitness industry having worked in many health clubs in Tasmania and also established a Fitness Centre in the Australian Taxation Office where he was employed until 2001.

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Amanda Coombe

Founder & Master Personal Trainer

Amanda is considered a national expert in lifestyle coaching and personal training, having been a finalist in the Australian Personal Trainer of the Year Award four times. She has five times been the Tasmanian Exercise Professional of the Year and has twice been awarded the Star Performer of the Australian Club Owners Round Table.

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“I now have the discipline to keep active even when I am travelling.”

Noel Mundy

Real people, real results

Change happens when you ‘run’ out of excuses.

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Testimonials

Leigh Millington

“At 60 I am the fittest both physically and mentally I have been since my 30’s.”

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Maureen Coombe

“To be pain free and feeling and functioning well at 70 is fabulous.”

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Pauline Rowan

“I wanted to work with someone who understood my needs.”

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Noel Mundy

“I now have the discipline to keep active even when I am travelling.”

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Paul Yonna, 56

“I have been in gyms, but none like Personal Best Fitness.”

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Lesley Green

“The rehabilitation program was so successful that I returned to work.”

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Marilyn Martyn

“They provided me with motivation that I had never previously been able to achieve. ”

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Dr Luke Galligan

“It’s been great to get my knee right & see positive things happening to the ‘post 40s body’”

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Dr John Banks M.B.B.E

“We have a family fully accepting of the importance of regular physical activity.”

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Where it all started

Having worked for seven years as a teacher of physical education and on the gym floor, Amanda Coombe was often frustrated with dealing with large groups of children for small amounts of time and prescribing first workout programs and never seeing the client again. Moving into the field of personal training successfully addressed this.

Amanda worked in the fitness industry on a casual basis since 1986 and founded Personal Best Fitness Training in February 1998 after working as a teacher for seven years.

Until December 2005, Personal Best Fitness was a personal training consultancy working out of another health club. The initial client base was derived from writing to the parents of the children that Amanda taught and word of mouth.

It then became a dream to provide the clients of Personal Best Fitness with a facility that had a warm and friendly atmosphere and that inspires its members and clients.

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Our Charity Support

Royal Guide Dogs Tasmania

Royal Guide Dogs Tasmania assists people who are blind or have a vision impairment gain the freedom and independence to move safely and confidently around the community and to fulfil their potential. They don’t receive any government funding for the breeding, training and provision of Guide Dogs, which are provided completely free of charge to their clients. They rely heavily on the support of business and the community to help them deliver these.

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Neonatal Intensive Care Unit – Royal Hobart Hospital

We think of ourselves as part of the NICU family and want to give something back to this wonderful group of people and help them help other families like us.

For many years at Personal Best Fitness we have a member night and a member challenge that raises money for the NICU.

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We are Tasmania’s most awarded Fitness Business and the second most awarded Fitness Business in Australia.