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Leonie Lawson

Gym Manager, Personal Trainer, Group Fitness Instructor

Leonie's Direct Number - 0408 846 392
Email - leonie@corevaluefitness.com.au

While growing up sport was never a love for Leonie as she always found herself lacking energy and would struggle through a game of netball. At 13 she was diagnosed with underactive thyroid and this connected some dots as to her constant fatigue. Always in the ball games on sports day in high school she knew she could never be an athlete. To keep in shape she joined an aerobics class and the old Loxton gym to take part in their circuit and body pump class. Over the next few year’s strength training was off and on again depending on time and motivation. It wasn’t until after the birth of her second child in 2008 that health and fitness took on new meaning and passion.

In 2011 at the age of 32, at a cross road in life after being a stay at home mum for 5 years, life coach Sheree Cameron guided her to realise how passionate Leonie was about helping people and how fitness had become such an integrated part of life and so Leonie decided to study to become a personal trainer.

The first PT sessions took place in the games room at home – dodging the bar and pool table with only a set of old school dumbbell handles and plates for equipment. Over time the games room was transformed into a fully decked PT Studio. The bar and pool table was removed and in came rubber flooring, squat rack and leg press and numerous cardio and free weight items. Personal Training became a full time job with a long waiting list of potential clients and locals asking if they could use the gym for their own workouts.

In early 2013 the decision was made that the studio being part of the family home was not ideal any longer and a bigger location was needed – a place that the public could come and go, somewhere that other trainers could work from and a place that could help more people achieve their goals. So the idea of opening a 24/7 gym was born and work began towards achieving that.

The road to opening the gym was a long one. Hours of research was needed, a location had to be secured, a business plan had to be written and finance was needed before the actual setting up of the gym could begin. Renovations and modifications to the building took several months with Leonie and Steve working long hours with the help of family support and other tradies.

Then finally, in late November 2013… the gym opened its doors to the public for the first time. The reception was overwhelming. The dream of opening a place that could help so many people at once was a reality.

Leonie's Special Interests

    • Personal Training
      weight loss, tone and strength work
    • Group Fitness
      Group classes and Strength for Life

Leonie's Qualifications

    • Fitness Australia Level 2 Exercise Professional
    • Cert 3 and 4 in Fitness
    • Older Adults and Children
    • SDA Nutrition for Exercise and Sport
    • TRX Suspension Instructor
    • Punchfit Instructor
    • Kettlebell Instructor
    • Strength for Life Instructor
    • Better Balance Trained
    • Current CPR
    • Current First Aid

What our members are saying...

I started the Strength for Life program in January 2015, as I had become concerned at my loss of strength and motivation to exercise. From being a "gym junkie" and long distance runner in my younger days and being a bit of a fitness fanatic in the later years, I'd become more sedentary that I'd been for years. When I retired, I was still busy in other ways but not dedicated to physical strength routines. I saw that Core Value Fitness was to run the Strength for Life groups and decided to give it a go. So glad I did. I am still not as fit as I was 10 years ago, but feel much better than I did 15 months ago. Not only does the program affect physical improvement but it also improves self esteem and confidence.

We have a lot of fun while we work out and though we laugh a lot we take our "work" seriously. It's good to be back "pumping iron" and pushing limits - though sometimes I confess I'd rather be reading a good book. But I go back each week - its a discipline - and am always glad when I do so if anyone is thinking it might be a good idea for them to get involved, JUST DO IT.

You wont be on your own unless you choose to be (socially that is), the instructors keep an eye on what you do to correct technique and to introduce new routines so boredom can't catch hold! We support and encourage each other and as I've said before, we have a lot of laughs
Sarah Bruton - 68

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14 East Terrace - Loxton
Ph: 8584 6757

EMAIL US

  • 24/7 Access with security card
  • Personal training
  • Group classes free for members
  • Strength for Life
  • Casual use during office hours
  • Memberships to suit all
  • Fun and friendly
  • Modern equipment
  • Air-conditioned
  • Shower facilities

OFFICE HOURS

Monday 10.30am - 3pm
Tuesday 10.30am - 3pm
Wednesday 10.30am - 3pm
Thursday 4pm - 8pm
or by appointment

Office Closed Public Holidays

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