Our history

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.

After a year of planning this health and fitness club was a unique concept in Tasmania.


Shiela & Tunna 2 As a result of business growth, in early 2006      Personal Best Fitness opened a health and fitness     club in North Hobart offering memberships as well as personal training.

We aim to bring our clients, the highest level of professionalism, expertise and knowledge in helping them to achieve their health and fitness goals.

We achieve this by building and maintaining relationships, with our customers that is why we are not ‘just a gym’. Our belief is that every client is different and has a right to a membership and exercise program that suits their needs and goals.

The club offers its members a range of equipment to improve aerobic fitness and strength together with personal training, group fitness classes, Pilates, boxing and yoga.

We help people change their lives.

We provide our clients with life changing experiences, by regular structured staff education and training programs resulting in our customers feeling valued by ALL our team.