Owner and Head Trainer at Immortal Fitness
A lucky guy...
Byron Koester is one of those lucky people who has been able to make a living doing something he loves - keeping fit. “Fitness is my life! I love doing it, helping and watching others do it, studying it and talking about it. Sure, rest is also really important but I just don’t feel right unless I have done something each day. The energy and self-confidence and the way I feel now is mostly due to exercise but also the idea of prolonging my life is a key motivator... hence the name Immortal Fitness”.
How does it work?
Take a look inside the studio and what it's like to train at Immortal Fitness
Enjoy tailored one-on-one sessions or get involved in group classes
1 HOUR GROUP PT SESSIONS FROM $30
NUTRITION CONSULTING WITH FREYA BEATON
We always strive for your best.
What do you need from your personal trainer?
What do you need to look for when searching for a personal trainer? It is an investment in yourself and is not cheap so you want to make sure that your money is well spent and you are getting everything you can out of your sessions. Does the idea of someone yelling at you like an episode of The Biggest Loser make you want to run and hide under your bed? Read on to see what 5 things you should be looking for in a personal trainer.
A personal trainer will have many different clients and there is not a one glove fits all approach. He or she must try and learn what motivates you and you should be forthcoming with what you think you will be motivated by. He or she should be patient with you and have the right kindness vs toughness balance and be able to push you to your limits. If you are aiming for long term goals it is important that you and your trainer understand it is not going to happen overnight and it is an investment of time from both of you.
It is important that your trainer be honest with you in order for you to improve. You may have an assessment to begin with and set goals for yourself with your PT. It is important that these goals are revisited. A trainer who sets these with you and is never mentioned again is neglecting your need for improvement. You want to be able to make progress, you want to be able to voice your concerns with your current eating plan and how to improve it. Communication is key particularly with letting your trainer know how you feel today, that you are not up for a gruelling session off the back of a 5 day cold. You should feel comfortable asking for a modified session.
You do not want to be hammered with the sale and sign up for 10 – 20 sessions – sale ends tomorrow. A pushy trainer may have a full week but how many of those are long-term clients? Your trainer should have their own philosophy, not just that of the workplace, what motivates them? Why did they choose this industry? A trainer who sets you a program to complete then has a 20 minute chat with a colleague or buddy is NOT PROFESSIONAL!
Has your trainer completed some sort of formal training or are they a self professed trainer? Ask them about their credentials and years in the industry. What specialities do they have? Are you looking for a particular speciality yourself? 5 km run, pregnancy or post partum? To build up muscle? To loose body fat? To tone? As per communication make sure you explain your goals but ask how are we going to get you there?
A PT should pay attention to detail with your set exercises to ensure that you are doing the movement correctly and teaching you and correcting you. The last thing you want is to be injured by not performing an exercise in the right way. Your trainer should also set you exercises or a routine for home so that you can aim to change your lifestyle inside and outside of the studio or gym.
Like a GP, Psychologist or your boss, you will need to develop a relationship with your PT. Are you compatible? Is he or she capable of motivating you? Whilst it might just be that you don’t click with this person, don’t stay with them just because you feel awkward “breaking up” with them. Explain that their technique and personality doesn’t suit yours and can they recommend someone else, if they are professional they should understand the need for compatibility.
SOME OF OUR TRAINERS:
(Strength Conditioning Coach)
I grew up always leading an active lifestyle through swimming, cross country running and professional
dancing competing nationally.
This then led me to becoming a Personal Trainer with now over 6 Years’ experience in the Fitness Industry. In the process I found a passion and love for heavy weight lifting seeing how it strengthened and sculpted my body to a whole new level lead me to want to compete in the IFBB Pro League Australia as a Bikini Athlete. In 2018 I entered The Victorian State Championships and won multiple titles, leading to take out a second win in The Australian National Championships.
I have gained extensive knowledge over the years working with some of the best coaches in Australia, Including Arnold Schwarzenegger and Commando Steve.
I take a holistic approach to nutrition and training with a strong emphasis on developing a positive mindset and making sustainable lifestyle changes.
Offering coaching for clients of all experience levels and goals, including fat loss, body sculpting, pre and postnatal, powerlifting, muscle building and competition preparation,
Weight training is the core focus of my programming.
Are you ready to be Empowered and become the best version of yourself?
Lets do this!
Jess Daly joins the Immortal team this year and brings with her a wide range of teaching capabilities; from traditional strength training and functional fitness through to primal movement & mobility.
Jess holds a passion for teaching beginners and alternative folks who might not usually be comfortable in a traditional gym space; an LGBTQI ally, she often coaches musicians, artists, drag queens and performers, creating an enjoyable space for her clients to improve their health and fitness, set achievable goals and get the results they want.
Before becoming a PT, Jess was a globetrotting professional dancer, touring internationally with Canadian artist Peaches. Her love of functional training led her to Immortal Fitness- where she honed her ninja skills and was selected to compete on Channel 9’s Australian Ninja Warrior Season 4.
Whether she’s coaching weightlifters, Jui-Jitsu competitors, circus performers, or novice first time gym-goers; her goal as a coach is always the same. Empowering a client to feel confident, supported, motivated, and above all to enjoy the process while achieving their health and fitness goals.
Hi, I'm Freya. I'm a Personal Trainer, Kickboxing Instructor and Functional Nutritionist. My background is in martial arts (I got my first black belt at 11) as well as long-distance running and triathlon, rock climbing and functional strength… with some yoga thrown in. When you work with me, I look at the whole you, taking a personalised approach which connects training, nutrition, sleep, stress and environment to help you achieve your goals. I’ve worked with clients of all levels, but find it particularly rewarding to work with women and newbies, building confidence and empowering you with an enjoyable, sustainable approach to training that leaves you feeling fit, strong, happy and healthy.
As a trainer, my client's fitness is only one aspect of our focus. Whether it's increasing muscle mass, weight loss &/or all round fitness. Fitness is so much more, establishing mental strength & a positive connection between mind & body to build long term sustainable behavior & the understanding of effective changes. Exploring various fitness styles such as Weight training, Functional training & HIIT, each client's needs are met based on strong communication & trust.
I have been a personal trainer for over 15 years with experience in training clients throughout all stages of pregnancy. I am dedicated to ensuring exercise is fun and safe, especially for clients returning after injury or pregnancy. I am a mother of two children and understand the importance of parents maintaining a healthy lifestyle, both physically and mentally and being positive role models for their children.
What I like about working at Immortal Fitness, is the social interactions, friendships and bonds that form within its own community. The friendly and welcoming atmosphere make it an amazing place to be.
Hi my name is Ryan
I love immortal as the atmosphere and values that are displayed fall in line with my own personal values.
Training for me is a passion and the thrill of beating my log book every workout is what I have found that helps me hold myself accountable to be a better version of myself everyday.
hi, Im andrew and I have worked in the fitness industry for over 20 years. For me, nothing is more important or satisfying, than seeing my clients transform and reach their goals.
Our Training Fees
Pre-purchase a block of 1 hour one-on-one sessions for yourself or a group.
Pre-existing group PT sessions
10 sessions $300
(enquire for times)