BIO

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MissFIT Movement, like many of the best ideas, came from children! I have been a teacher for over 12 years, and a gym instructor for more than 15!

In my time teaching year 7’s, my students asked me to deliver some of my gym exercises to them. After years of doing aerobics and yoga for the students, staff and parents in the school at which I worked, I decided to branch out and create my own business in order to bring wellbeing and fitness to as many students and schools as possible.

This is how MissFIT Movement was created, back in 2016. Since then, we have not looked back. Qraudrupling the number of programs we deliver, and adding more instructors to our team.

OUR INSTRUCTORS

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Sara Immonen

Director / Master Mover

Having always had a passion for movement and exercise, Sara grew up doing many sports including numerous styles of dancing. Sara completed a degree in Exercise Physiology (Human Movement) in 2005 and went on to gain a Post Graduate degree in Education in 2007. Since then, she has taught in Primary and Secondary settings for over 10 years. She also gained cert III and IV in Fitness and has been a gym instructor since 2005. Being a creative type, Sara enjoys choreographing the various movements in the four different MissFIT Movement programs.

 

Georgia Lloyd

MissFIT Mover

Georgia began dancing at the age of two and since then has undertaken many dance classes in a range of styles including jazz, tap, ballet, contemporary, hip hop and acrobatics, leading her into teaching. She is currently teaching various dance classes, recently completed her Module One Training to teach acrobatics through Acrobatics Arts and is completing a Bachelor Degree in Primary Teaching at UniSA. Georgia finds it very important for all students to enjoy themselves and learn through their classes at the same time.

 

 

Natasha Townsend

MissFIT Mover

Natasha has loved fitness and movement since a young age, especially dance. In 2016 Natasha completed her Certificate III in Dance, and in 2019 her Teaching Certificate in Modern Jazz. Natasha loves to share her passion through teaching and loves being able to have a positive impact on her students. Her love for health, movement and people, guided her choice to study Physiotherapy, which she is currently in her second year at UniSA. She continues to train in various dance styles including jazz, tap, ballet, hip hop and contemporary. Natasha loves being a MissFIT instructor as she can help children have fun whilst being active!

 

Casey Norman

MissFIT Mover

Casey started calisthenics at the age of 3, and is now currently participating in her 5th national team, travelling to Darwin for competitions. Throughout her dance and calisthenics career, she has been exposed to many movement styles, including rhythmic gymnastics, contemporary and jazz dance. She also grew up participating in a range of other sports, enjoying the fitness and supportive environments competitive sport brings. In 2018 she successfully completed SACE stage 2 Dance as part of her year 12 studies, and is now currently studying a Health/Science degree at Flinders University with plans to likely move into Education afterwards.

 

Claudia Papillo

MissFIT Mover

Claudia began dancing at the age of 8, partaking in many styles including Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop, Contemporary and Lyrical. During this time, she also completed CSTD Jazz exams, competitions and SACE Dance. Claudia enjoys teaching and choreographing where she can share her passion for dance with students. Aside from dance, Claudia is very passionate about health and fitness; finding joy in helping and inspiring others to live a healthy and active lifestyle. Her love for teaching and the arts, led her to begin studying a Bachelor of Arts with a Bachelor of Secondary Education at Flinders University. Through MissFIT Movement, Claudia encourages people to stay active and live a happy healthy lifestyle but also have fun in a positive environment. She loves being a MissFIT instructor as it allows her to get people moving and is also great practise for her future career as a teacher! 

 

Tara Beyne

MissFIT Mover

Tara started calisthenics at the age of two and has been participating ever since, representing South Australia in Canberra in 2018. In addition to calisthenics, Tara began dancing; undertaking all styles, cheerleading and aerial art along the way, as well as trying gymnastics. Tara is currently studying dance with a Certificate IV in Dance online and will be moving to Gold Coast in 2021 to further her career. She is also currently studying her Certificate IV in Dance Teaching and Management as she believes she can learn the valuable skills and knowledge and pass this onto her students in her teaching.

Getting Children Moving

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Fitness and wellbeing have been recognised as increasingly important in the lives of children. The World Health Organisation (WHO) recommends 60 minutess of moderate to vigorous exercise per day for children aged 5 - 17! While most schools only have 1-2 PE lessons per week. This is where we can help, by incorporating physical activity into other areas of school. For instance daily fitness or a wellbeing program, meaning social and emotional benefits also!

MissFIT Movement is committed to providing fitness and movement opportunities to all students by providing a safe, positive, no pressure environment. We establish positive wellbeing through physical activity, while increasing feelings of purpose, accomplishment, and morale.

Our programs are expertly choreographed to popular music. They concentrate on evidence-based exercises to improve strength, flexibility and cardiovascular fitness.

We FIT with the Australian curriculum. Our programs link to various outcomes within Health and Physical Education, as well as Positive Education.

No need for expensive sound systems or fancy gyms. MissFIT Movement brings it all to you. The only thing needed is space. We come to you and bring the fun and fitness too!

 

The MissFIT Feeling

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We love moving and working with children. It's our passion. From kindy to secondary, our diverse programs engage and get students of all ages moving, in a fun and craetive way.  Why not check us out on YouTube today and get the children moving?

Virtual pre-lessons like this are free, and add to our incursion as children feel more confident and familiar with the program and instructor. : )