TARGETED Fitness is located in Waterloo Avenue, Thornton – we have two fully-equipped training rooms for private and personal training sessions in a quiet and relaxed atmosphere. We also provide a dedicated Pilates studio.

All trainers are registered professionals with Fitness Australia.

Michelle Davis is the Owner and Manager of Targeted Fitness. Michelle oversees the running of the business and has an active role as a Personal Trainer on a daily basis. Michelle started at the gym as a client herself, later becoming a valued member of the team and finally taking over the business in 2009. She has been involved in fitness since the early 1990’s.

Qualifications include Certificate lll and IV in Fitness, and Diploma in Fitness. Specializing in the registered categories of Personal Trainer, Gym Instructor, Group Exercise, Freestyle Instructor, Children’s Trainer and Older Adults Trainer. Michelle is licensed and qualified to deliver Senior Exercise VitalMoves – which is a gentle physical activity program. Michelle is also certified/qualified to deliver Studio Pilates Mat classes. Senior First Aid Qualified.

Michelle also specialises in weight loss results and is a qualified Weight Loss Consultant accredited through the College of weight loss consultants.  Michelle has a strong understanding of the ups and downs faced by those who wish to lead a healthier, fitter and happier lifestyle and is passionate about helping others achieve their fitness and lifestyle goals.

Other acknowledgments include Maitland Woman of the Year 2014, Steel Magnolia Newcastle 2014, and Rotary’s Paul Harris Fellow for “recognition of exceptional service”.

Deborah Layton is the front desk receptionist at TF. Deborah brings extensive administrative experience to the Receptionist role, having previously worked within diverse public, private sector and charitable sectors. Deb loves being part of the client focused team at Targeted Fitness and is inspired by the clients and their personal fitness journeys, from the initial assessment, and following  through to where they are today.

You may see Deb in the training rooms as she participates in Group sessions and Pilates. She is passionate about her health and fitness, is a qualified Cert III Gym Instructor, Senior First Aid qualified, and is also working towards a Cert IV in Fitness. In her spare time, Deborah is a final year Bachelor of Design (Visual Communication) student. “It’s fantastic being able to use those skills to provide high level website and graphic design support to a number of not-for-profit organizations that I’m passionate about.”

Matthew Honeysett is a fully qualified personal trainer having completed Certificate III and IV in Fitness and Personal Training. Specialising in small group training, boxing classes, bootcamp and strength training.

Matthew is very passionate about training for fitness and health and currently competes in strongman competitions and powerlifting. Matthew enjoys the outdoors and riding his motorbike, he  is also an avid small aircraft pilot.

Gary Freeland has 10 years experience as a personal trainer. His specialty areas are older populations and professional people who are often time poor. Gary has had a wealth of experience outside of the training industry where he has developed superior communication skills. With his training, he listens to what you want and mixes this with a healthy dose of what you need. Your goals are his goals.

Gary fully understands the pressures generated by the workplace and life in general. He understands that exercise is an important way to deal with life’s stresses. A strong working knowledge of nutrition coupled with fitness and exercise awareness has helped clients achieve weight loss aims.

Todd Davis is an on call casual Personal Trainer. He is qualified in Certificate III and IV and is Senior First Aid qualified.

Todd facilitates Super circuits, various small group sessions and the Targeted Fitness running club at Walka Water Works Parkrun on Saturday mornings.

Todd enjoys all things fitness, and is an avid golfer and scuba diver.