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!

Emma Frost

Fitness Instructor & PT

Emma has a genuine all round love of health and fitness.
She constantly pushes herself to new heights of physical fitness and in turn inspires others to do so.
Emma is a personal trainer with over 23 years of experience.
Personal and / or Group training with Emma will take your workouts to the next level. She will have you working hard and enjoying it at the same time!

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!

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!

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.

Nic Zusack


Nic has worked out at High Country Fitness since he was 14 and completed his work experience with us whilst in high school. He loved it so much that he is now a member of our team and is currently studying to gain his Personal Training qualifications.He is passionate about playing rugby league & all things fitness & health.

Teresa Maberly

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.

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, and instructing group fitness classes.

Melinda Pigott

Administration / Reception

We are very excited to have the bright and bubbly Melinda as part of our reception team. As well as being one of the warm and welcoming faces at our reception, she assists with all things administration. Melinda comes from a travel and tourism background and has her own business as a Personal Travel Manager. She just loves to see everyone get enjoyment out of a healthy & happy life.

Nev Leel

Fitness Instructor & PT

Nev is one of our enthusiastic Personal Trainers who looks to inspire, motivate and lead everyone on their fitness and health journey. Nev comes with over 23 years of experience as a ski instructor both locally and internationally throughout Canada and the US.

You will see Nev on the gym floor, personal training and at reception.

Lisa Kostecki

Fitness Instructor & PT

Lisa brings plenty of enthusiasm to our team. Having completed her Personal Training qualifications through us with AIPT, Lisa is passionate about health and fitness with a love of helping people from all backgrounds.

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

Joel Scerri

Fitness Instructor & PT

We love having Joel as part of our team, he is happy, energetic and motivated. Joel completed his personal training qualification with Fit College in Canberra. Having experienced a few snow seasons in the Snowy Mountains Joel currently enjoys living here permanently. Joel will connect with you, find out what makes you tick and how he will assist you in achieving your health and fitness goals.

You will see Joel on the gym floor, personal training and at reception.

Michelle Scott

Group Fitness Instructor & PT

Michelle has always enjoyed a very active lifestyle having competed in half iron man triathlons, marathons & many other running events.She holds a Bachelor of Nursing & Midwifery degree so can help assist our members with their pregnancy fitness & health goals.

Michelle is a fully qualified Personal Trainer and one of our amazing group fitness instructors.

Georgia Stadelmann

Reception & PT

Georgia brings to our gym her love of being strong, healthy & fit. She has been an elite athlete at National level in ski racing & swimming. Georgia completed her Personal Training qualifications a number of years ago & has a particular passion for helping clients reach their strength goals through their weight lifting programming & technique.

You will see her on the gym floor & reception so don’t hesitate to ask for exercise ideas & technique correction.