I had already been well aware of the benefits of the Gym but, after a period of illness (shingles/shoulder op) I hadn’t been to Gym for some months and was exhausted just by driving to the bay and gearing-up for a dive. i.e. unusually tired prior to dive!
I realised I was very unfit and needed to return to regular Gym sessions asap
Under the care and guidance of Matt and Deb I soon had a suitable programme and regular sessions booked in.
My wife tells me that whilst I might drag my feet when leaving, I always return home happy and energised.
Targeted Fitness have created a friendly welcoming atmosphere in a professional and safe environment.
Trevor J Cotterill

“Going great, cannot believe how lucky I am. Doc said doing weights and gym most def made a difference with injury recovery. All that strength stuff and resistance training”. K


June 2018 – Being part of the Targeted Fitness family has been transforming…

As a younger bloke, I’d participated in plenty of fitness events – running a few ½ marathons and the Canberra marathon, some local triathlons, and a few long-distance bike rides. My wife and I would also do those crazy Step Classes and Aerobic Classes that were popular back in the day.

At 53, I thought I was reasonably fit and healthy, but for my wife…She gently but persistently encouraged me to book in for a Fitness Assessment at Targeted, as she was concerned about my physical wellbeing. I had probably let a few things slide over a period of 20+ years – kids, life, commitments, that sort of thing.

That was about 12 months ago.

The Assessment highlighted a few areas that needed work; areas that were starting to affect my everyday movements. My posture was shot, abdominal strength not optimal and I had very tight leg muscles which affected my flexibility. I’d never been able to touch my toes, but during the Assessment I could barely reach my knees.

Participating in the Strongman events also highlighted a weakness that I’ve endured for over 20 years – a sharp painful elbow issue that presented itself mainly when lifting weights. Because I’m a “go hard or go home” type of bloke, I endured the pain for a few decades, but finally listened to the Trainers advice (and my wife’s) and sought help with a local physio. Surprise, surprise – after a few physio sessions, and doing the “at home” prescribed exercises, I am now pretty much pain free.

An exercise program was developed that helped me increase flexibility, strength and cardio fitness. Flexibility has been the most challenging aspect of training, but I can now touch my toes!

I’m so thankful for the hard work and dedication of Deb and Matt at Targeted Fitness, and it shows. I would also say that I’m the strongest that I’ve ever been. Not bad for a Grandad.

Going to the gym is one of the highlights of my week. My wife’s happy with the changes too, which makes me happy. You know what they say, “happy wife…”


Well here goes!

I often wished that I had invested in my fitness when I was much younger but now, at 61, I believe I am fitter and lighter than I was in my early 30s. While I had always been aware of the need for exercise I lacked time and drive to do anything.  Good excuses!

I bought some gym toys but they went by the wayside. I knew a gym full of equipment would never suit me so I went to a ladies gym but a lack of mental stimulation saw me make excuses why I couldn’t attend. In my early 50s I found a great little local gym and for the first time started to learn about my body’s needs and discovered a love for Pilates . But when it closed I was devastated, thinking I would never find a place that I would feel comfortable to work in.

Thank you the Targeted Fitness family!!! When I found my way to your place it surpassed my expectations. Over the last few years my physical stamina has improved. The personal programs, encouragement and necessary “tough love” if I whinge or groan has allowed me to break the self-imposed limitations that I had placed on my physical abilities. It is very satisfying when I lift a heavier weight, plank that extra few seconds or manage to get those little legs up in hundreds.

While my journey has not been without difficulties – a torn meniscus while bush walking and a knee op to follow – it could have been easy to say too hard – just rest up  – but the team has worked with the injuries, aches and pains to bring about great results for me.  I was able to do the 110 km of the Great Ocean Walk and I was well chuffed! I want my 60s to continue to be a time to invest in my health and who knows what I’ll achieve?


In 2013 a visit to the Doctor revealed I had high blood pressure, knees that didn’t work, back and hip pain and weighed 111kg. The doctor suggested I go to the gym and get moving. So off I went.  It was very scary, I did Heart Moves(low to moderate exercise) for the first 6 months. Over time my confidence grew  and I decided to join the group sessions on Tuesday & Friday. I still couldn’t get down onto the floor, or do much of the program given to me, nevertheless I continued on, going 3 days a week. However I wasn’t losing any weight.

In 2017 I realised things had to change and with the support of my Doctor, Matt and friends, I started on my journey.  I gave up coke, junk food and ate more healthy food, something I continue to this day. I have now lost 20kg and am a lot fitter.

I have been attending the gym 5 days per week and do a total of 6 classes.  When people say “can you do something for me”, I say “sorry I can’t I have go to the gym”.  Throughout my journey at the gym my confidence has soared. I’ve new friends and I now appreciate what my body can do. I can now lift weights and do the floor work that I couldn’t do before. With the encouraging words from friends, and my trainers I’m sure I can reach my goal weight of 80kg (a little less would be a bonus).

Once again thank you Targeted Fitness. You’re the best.




I had a total hip replacement at 59yrs of age and after my recovery time felt I needed to get my cardio and fitness levels up.

Never having ever set foot in a gym, I was somewhat intimidated by the prospect!

However I am very glad I did and chose Targeted Fitness based on it being small and private. The wonderful team have been very thorough and professional from the start.

A fitness assessment is undertaken along with expectations and goals which was very thorough and an individual program is then set.

I like that one is not aggressively pushed to work hard but there is more than enough encouragement and support to achieve your goals and actually improve your fitness levels.

I can’t speak more highly of this facility and of all the dedicated staff that work hard to make it happen.


We love sharing the stories of our clients. They’re encouraging for us (Deb & Matt), and hopefully encouraging for you.

Every client that joins the Targeted Fitness family is unique. Everyone has a history of exercise experience (or not), injury or movement limitations. We work with our clients, and their Allied Health Professionals, to prescribe and deliver individual programs, for individual circumstances.

Contact us here, if you’d like to know more.