MEET OUR TEAM

We are all passionate about your fitness & wellbeing

Manuela Berchtold

Owner, Director, Fitness Instructor & PT

Manuela is a 2 time Winter Olympian in the sport of Mogul Skiing. Her strength lies in her ability to relate to people and get them to feel comfortable about themselves and the fitness goals they have. She will go to great lengths to see everyone’s goals are met. Her enthusiasm and motivation will leave you wanting more! Manuela was born for this industry!

Liz Grochowski

Active Manager, Fitness Instructor & PT

Liz is a qualified fitness instructor and remedial massage therapist.
After many years as a massage therapist she has returned to the fitness industry.
Her main interests and specialties are in injury rehabilitation and older populations.
You will see Liz on the gym floor and at reception, aiming to give you the best
customer service experience possible.

Emma Frost

Fitness Instructor & PT

Emma has an amazing, genuine love all round of health and fitness. She constantly pushes herself to new heights of physical fitness and in turn inspires others to do so.

Cherrie Power

RPM Instructor

Cherrie brings with her to the team a wealth of knowledge and experience in the fitness industry including owning and operating her own facility. Her love of health and fitness just continues to grow!

Sam Rodrigues

Fitness Instructor & PT

Sam is one of the most caring people you will ever meet, and she will go to great lengths to make you feel fantastic about who you are and what you want to achieve. She is a wonderful asset to the High Country Fitness team.

Donna Alexander

RPM Instructor

Donna is an enthusiastic part of our RPM teaching team.
As a High Country Fitness member for many years, enjoying our group fitness classes especially her love for Les Mills fitness classes, fuelled Donna’s fire to complete the Les Mills RPM Instructor Trainer course in 2016. Watch this space… as we are sure Donna’s teaching rap sheet will not stop at RPM!

Georgia Alexander

Body Pump Instructor

Georgia is one of High Country Fitness’ amazing Les Mills Body Pump instructors.

Georgia is a local who loved participating in our classes so much that she became a qualified professional instructor and joined our team.

You will see Georgia teaching our Live Les Mills Body Pump classes.

Michael Simmons

Fitness Instructor & PT

Michael comes to High Country Fitness from England and brings a great energy and wealth of knowledge in Personal Training, Group Fitness Instruction and Customer Service.

A Personal Trainer since 2012, Michael has a passion for and specializes in Weight Loss, Sports and Functional Training.

After traveling and working in the UK, Canada and New Zealand fitness industries, Michael is keen to share his love of fitness with us here in Jindabyne.

Adam Dickson

Fitness Instructor & PT

Adam is a top ranked Austalian Winter Athlete and a member of our High Country Fitness Team.

When Adam is not training & competing all over the world in the sport of Snowboard Cross, he is part of our hard working, passionate and dedicated team.

His own passions and talents lie in athlete and young adult programming.

Petra Tesarova

Fitness Instructor & PT

Petra, originally from the Czech Republic, is a qualified Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor who comes to High Country Fitness with great knowledge in these areas.

Having completed her qualifications in 2007, Petra has worked with a range of demographics.

Her love of outdoor fitness, functional fitness & sport specific training shines through.

You will also see Petra on the gym floor and at reception.

Dan Maberly

Fitness Instructor & PT

Dan’s love of fitness and training has drawn him to a career in the fitness industry. Having completed his Personal Training qualifications with AIPT from our very own campus at High Country Fitness, Dan is a passionate personal trainer with a genuine love of helping people.

Dan is an accomplished all-rounder that you will see on the gym floor, personal training, instructing and at reception.

Teresa Smethurst

Fitness Instructor & PT

Teresa is a vibrant team member who loved her own fitness journey so much, she chose a career in fitness.

Having completed her Personal Training qualifications with AIPT from our very own campus at High Country Fitness, Teresa is passionate  about health and fitness with a genuine love of helping children.

You will see her on the gym floor, personal training and at reception giving you an amazing customer service experience.