Meet Team VA°
DYLAN & Shenae
Our names are Dylan and Shenae, we are the founders of Valhalla Athletic.We love that we have had the opportunity to bring this space to life for the benefit of so many people.
Valhalla Athletic came to Dylan in a dream. Originally a Yoga and Recovery center, this dream expanded and developed into the facility it is today.
We keep a very real and open mind when it comes to health. Through our experiences, we came to understand that not one training regime is best or better than the other and in pursuit of achieving optimal health, we believe it is incredibly important for body, mind, and soul to experience various methods of training and apply what best suits for that individual.
For this reason, we share a passion for the exploration of different forms of exercise and work on embedding them into Valhalla Athletic. We have experienced great value from methods such as resistance training, powerlifting, CrossFit, endurance running, plyometrics, yoga, and pilates as well as various recovery methods. We have done our best to include these here in our facility so everyone can find the value we have.
We love what we do, we love our people and we love this place. Our hope for the individuals entering our doors is that they feel challenged, supported, and apart of a vibrant and energetic community co-working to improve themselves on not just the physical but also internally.
Hey Humans, our names are Ari and Boss and we rule VA. Our wonderful parents adopted us and we’ve grown up with VA being our second home. We LOVE people and all the attention we get from our members.
Ari is a red heeler X she was the first one here and she knows it! She gets a little excited sometimes so please if she jumps and puts those paws on you turn your back on her so she knows she shouldn’t do that. Boss is a german shepherd X pointer. He is the friendliest, gentlest giant. If there’s pats going around he can’t miss out.
Ari and Boss are super friendly having grown up here. They spend most of their time sleeping or wrestling in reception. Due to hair shed we don’t allow them into the gym too much. They join us off leash on run clubs. If you are afraid of dogs we understand and are so compassionate to this. During the warmer months we ensure our garage doors are always open so you don’t need to walk past them, if you do need to walk in the reception let us know, best thing to do with any dogs is to ignore them and not make eye contact.
Billie is a yoga teacher, personal trainer, powerlifting coach, and nutrition coach. Cultivating physical and mental strength on the yoga mat and under a barbell is her jam. On the mats, Billie will take you through a variety of flows challenging balance and flexibility with a strong emphasis on setting mindful intentions and guiding you through considerations for meaningful practice. Billie’s classes are vibrant and energetic and are appropriate for all levels including beginners.
Mel is a qualified yoga teacher as well as a registered nurse. Yoga is a huge passion of hers and she believes that it is a practice that continues well and truly off the mat. Mel’s classes involve a blend of conscious movement with breath, strength and flexibility practices and a space for meditation, introspection and complete relaxation. Yoga has benefit Mel’s life in many ways and she wishes to share her passion and knowledge with others, so they too can find joy & peace within.
Dylan is the head coach at Valhalla Athletic. Dylan has grounded himself in this industry drawing from years of extensive training experience and furthermore experience in the industry which has developed him into a highly skilled coach.
In the group training space here Dylan has embedded a culture that gets our people ONBOARD pushing themselves to their limits and achieving goals that once may have seemed impossible. Dylan is a hands-on coach with a passion for injury management and prevention.
Shenae started in the fitness industry in 2018. Her main focus has always been applied to Group Training where she has helped people from all different levels of fitness. She loves to connect with people and drive them to step up and show up in the best way they can.
Shenae is a woman who has learned to let go of unrealistic expectations of herself in her own journey and furthermore a coach that helps others do the same so they can really start achieving. Shenae believes health is more than just physical rather, the equilibrium of peak physical, emotional, and mental health.
I have helped a number of people achieve their goals from gaining strength, increasing flexibility, and mobility to improving overall functionality and movement. The most important things I have taught clients is the knowledge of combining quality movement and nutrition with a positive mindset and a balanced lifestyle to help build their confidence. All my clients are different, therefore each of their programs is tailored to suit them and the lifestyle they have.
Ultimately I want to help as many individuals improve overall function, create better movement, and assist in balancing a healthy and fun lifestyle to become better versions of themselves!
Phone: 0416 671 733
Shenae became a Pilates teacher in 2020 and introduced Mat Pilates to Valhalla Athletic. Shenae has loved exploring different modalities of training but has found a passion in pilates and hopes to lead you to yours. In her own personal pilates journey Shenae has developed a more mindful connection with her body, understands what it is to be pilates strong and respect the pilates burn.
I hope to be able to guide you to the extensive benefits Pilates has for your body and mind; finding alignment in your body, understanding correct muscle activations, creating a mind-muscle connection, learning the concept of bracing your core and to shine light on the important of training our small stabilising muscles.
"The mind when housed in a healthful body, possesses a glorious sense of power." - Joseph Pilates
Phone: 0403 397 782
NUTRITION / MINDSET COACHING
Billie Asprey provides comprehensive and personalised nutrition coaching. Whether your goal is health, performance, weight loss, or muscle gain. She is incredibly passionate about empowering others with nutrition education so they can free the shackles of fat diets and achieve the body and peace of mind of their dreams. Billie will work collaboratively with you to tailor an approach to ensure you get where you want to be!
Zak Goold is available for one on one nutrition coaching to assist in gaining health. He creates an extremely positive coaching environment to guide his clients to develop a healthy perspective on nutrition. As an experienced personal trainer he can collaborate both services to drive results.
Phone: 0416 671 733
Ed Sotero from Forge Physiotherapy has been embedded in the Valhalla Athletic team from day one. With over a decade of experience dedicated to strength and conditioning training of himself followed by his masters in physiotherapy, Eddie has molded a unique exercise-based approach to Allied Health. Eddie offers Physiotherapy services in-house at Valhalla Athletic and also Clinical Group Physio sessions and Personal Training. Head to his website too for more details on Forge Physiotherapy and to book services with him.
HEART OF YOGA
"Stretching, breathing, connecting to our body…these are the doorways into self, they help us be more conscious, be more present in our everyday experiences. My drive in this community is to do more of what I love, influencing and supporting people to grow and evolve to be the best they can be.”
- Tracey Cerchiara, Founder of Heart of Yoga
Tracey Cerchiara, began yoga and meditation studies with Swami Sarasvati in 1998. After many years of practice she has studied various yoga styles with a range of teachers. Her continuous self-development has enabled Tracey to hone her skills and offer a variety of yoga techniques. Tracey’s down to earth nature allows her to create meaningful and interpersonal connections with her clients; this enables her to better accommodate to the individualistic nature of each class.
Tracey has completed a Dip. of Yoga, Swami Sarasvati, 120hrs. Yin Yoga training, Level 1 Meditation Training, Swami Sarasvati, Dip. of Bowen Therapy, Mind/Body Bowen as well as Massage Therapy and Reiki 1 & 2.
Over the last 20 years Tracey has had many opportunities to share her passion and knowledge with her community conducting weekly group classes from the Valhalla Athletic studio. She has also had the chance to work with refugee women, primary, secondary and special developmental schools, Hospitals, Osteopathy clinic and in corporate environments.
Guided by her years of experience and intuitive nature, classes are varied and unique. Sharing the ancient wisdom of yoga philosophy in a gentle and relevant way; Tracey aims to delve into the deeper psychology of yoga which supports each individual to develop a greater connection with themselves.
Phone: 0421 540 566