Our Team

Jamie Almond

Owner, Professional Trainer, Massage Therapist

Motivation is Temporary, Commitment is Permanent.” We can all train and eat well when our motivation levels are high and we are feeling good about life. It is when we are not feeling great that our motivation dips and it can become hard to stay focused on our goals. This is when our commitment to a lifestyle of health and fitness is tested. If we are fully committed we need to find a way to stay on track.Your body and your mental health are your most important assets so do whatever it takes to look after them.Find an activity that you enjoy and stick with it. This may be running, walking, swimming, bike riding, lifting weights, boxing, tennis, cricket, hockey, yoga, golf or lawn bowls. Do it regularly and get out and enjoy life.

Hayden Filliponi

Personal Trainer

‘Just Keep Moving’ are simple three words I find myself thinking when I am pushing my body to the limit. This phrase can be used by anybody to get the 100% out of themselves; whether it be in the context of running to fatigue or whether you’re about to sit on the couch rather than exercise.

We all have particular activities we enjoy doing. I have a love for competition and strive to be the best at what I’m doing or endeavor to better myself. My role as a personal trainer is to find what you love doing and harness this passion and motivation to fast-track and control your performance to ultimately complete your fitness goals.

Whether you’re taking that first step towards becoming a better you or pushing your body to the limit, remember those three words; ‘Just keep Moving’





Briony Willett

Professional Trainer, Group Class Fitness Instructor

We are given 1440 minutes each day – these minutes cannot be saved like money nor rolled into the next day.  Once that moment or day has passed we cannot get it back.

“Time is what we want most but what we use worst”.

We all want to look and feel great, but this only comes from constant work and dedication, it comes from choices. The choice to make time for yourself, to eat to fuel your body, to push outside your boundaries and comfort zones. Your body is a reflection of your choices.

My role as a trainer, which I love, is to challenge people to strengthen their body and mind and help achieve their goals. Whether they are small goals like running 5km non-stop or pushing the limits like riding your bike from Adelaide to Melbourne in 7 days!

Time is precious, waste it wisely………


Personal Trainer

Hello Health culture members & visitors! I moved to Corowa from Albury in 2018 with my family. I am a mother, a partner and an absolute gym junkie with a massive passion for what I do! While I love helping all kinds of people reach their individual goals, the thing I am most passionate about is empowering women through strength training. I feel it is an absolute privilege to be part of a journey that can be a very vulnerable time for most. Health & fitness to me is a journey with no destination. Not only reshaping your body but also reshaping your mindset, building your confidence, discovering your self-worth and showing you what YOU are really capable of physically and mentally. So, here’s to strong women! (And men) May we know them; may we be them & may we raise them! I look forward to meeting you all in the gym!

healthy body healthy mind

Joel Costarella

Personal Trainer


Hello health culture members.

Some of you may know my family and our business, Federation Tyre Centre. I moved to Wodonga back in 2016 to start my career in the health and fitness industry at World Gym Albury and was there for a couple years. I then moved back and help my family as an apprentice mechanic at our business, but now I’m back to where I’ve always wanted to be, and that’s helping people reach there fitness and well-being goals! I’m young, energetic and love a chat.

I’ve always got a smile on my face so don’t hesitate to stop and say G’day !!

I’m excited to help you smash your goals!

Hope to see you all soon.

Karen Sawyer

Les Mills Body Pump Instructor

Since I was a little kid I have always done something that involved movement to music…… dancing, gymnastics, cartwheels and handstands.   Many years ago I started teaching Freestyle Aerobics and Step classes… Les Mills was hardly heard of back then.

A few years ago I discovered Body Pump, fell in love with the program and quickly became a Les Mills Body Pump Instructor.  I love this program for its great music and moves and the atmosphere it creates and most of all, seeing the results it brings to people.  Light weights, high reps and a clean balanced diet…. Resistance training should be a part of everyone’s training program, and best of all…. it suits all age groups.

Heather Tesar

Yoga Instructor

Heather is a Graduate and full teaching member of the International Yoga Teacher’s Association.

I aim to make Yoga accessible to everyone, regardless of body type, strength or flexibility, or prior knowledge.

My Yoga journey began in 2000 when I first attended a class to improve joint mobility, as I have a strong family history of Osteo Arthritis. Yoga soon became incorporated into my week, with the benefits extending beyond class and into daily life. As a means of expanding my own knowledge of Yoga I completed a Diploma in Yoga Teaching with the International Yoga Teacher’s Association in 2014, and from there commenced teaching.

The style of Hatha Yoga I teach is based on postural alignment, building both strength and flexibility. By linking the movement of the body to the movement of the breath a greater awareness of both mind and body developes. My classes incorporate Postures, breathing techniques (Pranayama), Relaxation and Meditation.
I believe health and discipline can be built through Yoga.

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