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Our Trainers

Simone Arndt

Simone Arndt

Exercise to Music, Strength & Balance, Strength, Gym, Personal Training

Originally from Germany, Simone decided to embrace her love for sports and fitness when she moved to Australia in the early 2000s. She has a Certificate 3 and 4 in fitness and a diploma of fitness, and has worked at numerous local gyms as a group instructor and personal trainer. Simone’s classes are filled with a variety of exercises and she is passionate about good posture, range of motion and balance. Her aim is to keep Balwyn Evergreen Centre members independent, strong, fit and active.

Tom Scott

Strength Exercise

Tom is a passionate teacher of mature aged citizens. He holds a Certificate 3 and 4 in fitness and training and has been training groups and individuals in general fitness and strength since 2012. His classes focus on being mobile, in particular through building leg strength. Plus, each class is served up with plenty of humour and discussion of topical issues.

Tom Scott

Elizabeth Mackenzie


Elizabeth is a qualified and experienced yoga and meditation teacher who takes joy in sharing her experience and practice with out community. She is qualified through the Australian College of Classical Yoga and is a Dance Movement Therapy Association Professional Member. Elizabeth is a graduate of the Hakomi Method of Mindfulness based Psychotherapy (International Hakomi Institute) and also works as Activities Coordinator at St Vincent’s Prague House in Melbourne.

Jon North

Men’s Exercise Group, Strength

Jon is a qualified fitness instructor with specialisation in injury management. Jon is an energetic and dedicated teacher who takes a personalised approach to each Balwyn Evergreen Centre member during his classes. Throughout the class, he provides gentle tips and strength recommendations and ongoing encouragement.

Jon North
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Edward Wakeham

Seated Strength Exercise

Ed is a passionate fitness trainer who has 17 years experience in the Fitness Industry at the YMCA and would love to help you improve your fitness. With a focus on gradual progression and making sure the movements help to build strength and mobility in all ranges of motion for everyday tasks and improving lifestyle - Ed will cater to everyone in the class and create a fun and energetic environment. All ages and abilities welcome - he looks forward to see you soon!

Lilei Enright

Tai Chi


“My patients have been thrilled at their involvement in this program. Some have made new friends and most feel more confident with their mobility.”
Dr Mohr – local GP


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