Robby Ingham – CEO
After running away from the chicken farm in his teens, Robby spent 35 years selling high fashion clothing in his own Robby Ingham stores. Since closing his stores in 2015, Robby decided to pursue his passion for preventative health. The result is The Well. He is a huge advocate for avoiding injury and sickness by finding out as much about your body as you can.
Sarah Tate – General Manager
With over 9 years experience within the fitness industry in numerous roles on club level along with international experience including opening up a health club in Central London. I am and have always been passionate about health and fitness. I strongly believe in a necessity for an active and balanced lifestyle
Sarah Rodd – Marketing, Client Relations Manager, Kids Yoga Instructor
Born and raised in Melbourne, Australia.
Sarah fell in love with the stillness and balance of yoga, she followed her passion by completing her 200HR certification and then continued her training to specialise in yoga for children and family, studying at the Rainbow Kids Yoga Academy in Melbourne.
Drawing on her own life experiences, extensive travel, and her love of the outdoors, Sarah was inspired to live a more holistic lifestyle. As client relation manager at The Well her true passion is making a difference in people’s lives just by guiding our members to feel 100% every day.
Stacey Sillis – Cafe Manager
Keiran Barry – B.Ex.Sc, Exercise Physiologist
Keiran has more than 25 years’ experience in the fitness industry. He has trained hundreds of people of all ages and fitness levels, from total novices through to many professional athletes in a variety of sports.
He’s coached at Commonwealth and Olympic Games, owned and ran gym’s, corporate fitness businesses and written numerous articles. Keiran’s unique experience ensures he has an in depth understanding of human physiology and what each individual needs to feel their best.
Caroline Fitzgerald – Exercise Physiologist Pilates Instructor
Caroline is an experienced Accredited Exercise Physiologist, completing her Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Physiology in 2015, and working with both clinical and healthy populations since then. She is also a certified clinical Pilates (advanced) instructor (Pilates Institute of QLD) for both matwork and equipment Pilates, as well as completing the KX Pilates Dynamic Reformer course in 2017.
Caroline has a passion for musculoskeletal rehabilitation, and loves integrating Pilates methods into each one of her client’s training programs to provide them with the best possible results.
Matt Wiadrowski – Personal Trainer
Matt is an experienced trainer new to the Well, having spent the past two years working across various gyms in Sydney as well as specialising in outdoor bootcamps. He is currently in his final year of a Master of Physiotherapy at the University of Sydney and is an accredited Level 1 ASCA strength and conditioning coach.
Being an extremely active person himself with a background in surf life saving, Matt understands the importance of keeping fit and healthy. He has a passion for injury prevention and rehabilitation due to his physiotherapy studies and is constantly trying and learning new forms of training to provide clients with the best possible results.
Brooke Lockett – Barre Ballet Instructor
After 12 years in the game professionally Brooke Lockett became one of Australia’s most recognised ballet dancers. Brooke began dancing at the age of 3 in her hometown of Ballarat before being accepted into The Australian Ballet School at 13 to complete her Advanced Diploma in Dance. In 2006 she was offered a much sought after contract with The Australian Ballet. Brooke has frequented the Sydney Opera House and Melbourne’s Arts Centre and toured around the world with the company to the UK, Auckland, Shanghai, Tokyo, Paris, Los Angeles, San Francisco and New York. Dancing in all of the companies repertoire over the past decade and accumulating many career highlights over her illustrious 12 year career Brooke has made a huge impact on and off the stage. In June this year, she decided to hang up her pointe shoes in the much loved role of the Canary Fairy in The Sleeping Beauty and leap into new adventures beyond the stage. Brooke continues to be an Ambassador for The Australian Ballet and the art form and has collaborated with the likes of Ballerina Project, TuTu du Monde, The Upside, Mecca Cosmetica, Napoleon Perdis, Bobbi Brown and AIA Vitality to name a few.
With a strong passion for body awareness, health, wellness and sharing the joy of dance, Brooke feels teaching a traditional ballet barre at the Well seems like the perfect fit. Whether you have never danced before or you want to reignite the love you once had for ballet this class is for you. She draws you in under her spell with her charm and beauty and a killer ballet workout which leaves you feeling empowered, sore in all the right places, challenged and wanting more. Exercise and art have been a part of Brooke’s world her entire life so she believes passing that on and exchanging energy is a true gift.
Cloe Bunter – Pilates Instructor
Cloe originally started attending Pilates classes in 2010. She quickly fell in love with the creativity of the Pilates method and the adaptability for all ages and levels of fitness, prompting her to study Pilates and leave the corporate world for good in 2012.
Following a successful teaching career in Melbourne, Cloe made a sea change to Sydney’s Bondi Beach where she has become a highly sought after teacher in well respected studios across the eastern suburbs. Cloe has completed Breathe Education Cert IV Pilates, STOTT Mat Pilates, KX Pilates Dynamic Reformer and KX Barre, and is currently finalising a Diploma of Clinical Pilates with Breathe Education and set to be a Teacher Trainer for 2018.
Her classes are intelligent, challenging, high energy and fun. Cloe’s motto: “Fearless, Joyful Movement.”
Claire Hayward – Pilates Instructor
After trying numerous different exercise systems, Claire discovered Pilates in 2012 and quickly realised its potential.
Having completed a Cert. IV and a Diploma of Clinical Pilates through Breathe Education, Claire qualified as an instructor in mat, reformer and studio equipment. She then gained invaluable experience working closely with physiotherapists using Pilates for rehabilitation where her clients included pre/post natal women, professional athletes and post op patients.
As an instructor, Claire has an appreciation for the adaptability of Pilates to meet the needs of clients at all levels. Her teaching philosophy develops enjoyable and challenging sessions leaving her clients feeling accomplished and energised. Claire firmly believes that Pilates is an avenue to a clear mind and a healthy, pain free body.
Karen Van Esveld – Pilates Instructor
Over 10 years ago she fell in love with Pilates Studio equipment. This led her to explore it more intensely and what started out as an healthy obsession led her to become a Certified Polestar Pilates Comprehensive Studio and Mat teacher in Hong Kong training over 400 hours. She is also a certified Xtend Barre Instructor and taught extensively in Hong Kong’s premier Pilates and Barre Studio. Karen has attended many Pilates conferences throughout Asia Pacific and continues to evolve her interest in movement and the body by seeking out the world’s leaders in workshops and seminars.
Ali Handley – Pre/Post Natal Pilates Instructor
Ali first discovered Pilates while looking for a source of strength to compliment a cardio loaded workout schedule and fell in love. Working in the frenetic world of fashion and PR in Sydney and London, it wasn’t until Ali moved to New York in 2009 that she turned her passion for Pilates into a career. Ali received her complete certification at Pilates Academy International – training with the co-founders at their flagship studio on 5th Ave. Soon after, while instructing and continuing her training at Erika Bloom Studios on the Upper East Side of New York and in the Hamptons, Ali specialized in pre & postnatal Pilates, and quickly made that her focus of discovery and education – working with women throughout their pregnancy and rehabbing them upon their return to fitness and strength. Ali has also completed an extensive list of specific population training at studios in New York including the Kane School. She loves challenging a wide variety of clients clients and ensures you will feel the burn with a flow-style class that combines inventive and classical moves from the beginner, intermediate and advanced Pilates repertoire.
Wes Montgomery – Physiotherapist
Wes is an experienced physiotherapist with us here at The Well Bondi, as well as a practice in the city and is also local to the Eastern Beaches. Wes has progressed his physiotherapy by completing the strength and conditioning courses EXOS Phase 1 + 2, and ASCA Level 1. In recent years he has broadened his experience by working with high level athletes at the South Sydney Rabbitohs (NRL), GWS Giants (AFL) and the World Surf League (WSL).
Being an avid surfer and AFL player himself, Wes understands the importance of keeping the body fit and healthy, together with a belief in a holistic approach to health which he brings into his treatment approaches. Whether training for health or high performance sport, Wes has the knowledge, experience and passion to get his patients back to where they need to be and beyond.
Luke White – Chiropractor
Luke is an experienced chiropractor new to The Well Bondi, having spent the past 2 years working in a sports practice in Crows Nest. Luke has progressed his knowledge further by completing a number of functional movement courses, Musculoskeletal Dry Needling certification, and Sports Trainer courses. He’s been exposed to a variety of populations; from everyday patient to elite athlete, particularly in the fields of powerlifting, athletics and waterpolo.
Having played high level sport throughout his teen years (waterpolo and swimming) and with a strong passion for functional training, the importance of movement therapy and exercise has come to the forefront of treatment, as he works to not only treat ones pain, but find the root cause of dysfunction, and help bridge the gap between preventing injury, rehabilitation and ultimately performance, whatever level that may be!
Mitch Patience – Acupuncturist, Herbalist and Kinesiologist
Mitch Patience is a practitioner of Chinese Medicine with over 15 years of training and clinical experience as an acupuncturist, herbalist and Transformational Kinesiologist.
Mitch received his degree at The Sydney Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine and continued his studies in China, completing a clinical internship at the PRC Guangzhou Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine with distinctions.
Since completing his degree, Mitch runs a private practice in Sydney and the Eastern Suburbs, also offering his acupuncture services to a busy community acupuncture clinic in Bondi and Bondi Beach.
Mitch is constantly adding to the already extensive therapies he practices. Treatments with Mitch combines a unique blend of Chinese traditions, Esoteric healing along with well balanced nutritional and lifestyle advice. All treatments are holistic, effective and actively supportive in the achievement of immediate and long-term goals.
Mitch says: “Anything is possible, when Will, wholehearted passion, education, and focused Purpose are present. True healing really can be reached.”
Mitch is deeply passionate about educating and inspiring people to empower themselves, supporting them on their path to wellbeing and self-healing.
Kate Spina – Holistic Nutritionist
Kate works with motivated people who want to achieve their best health but are struggling and overwhelmed. Overwhelmed by work, family, life stuff and the relentlessness of keeping it all together. They focus their energy on others while neglecting their own physical and emotional health. They are trying to nourish their family, but neglect their own eating. They feel constantly stressed but are too busy to take time out. They make sure their children are tucked into bed early but then stay up late working from home or grasping some precious “me time”.
They know something needs to change – but where to start? Each week there is a different diet or superfood and a thousand different opinions on how to be healthy. Should they try fasting or go gluten-free? Perhaps they have hormonal imbalances, anxiety issues or simply feel depleted? They want to take charge of their health but need help making that happen.
Kate recognizes her clients as amazing individuals deserving glowing good health and vitality. They are welcomed into a space that is caring, sincere and non-judgemental. Kate prescribes clear eating guidelines (minus the confusion), sometimes supplements and always self-care. She draws on her chef experience to provide simple, healing and delicious recipes and tips that make healthy eating easy and specific to your goals. In short, Kate empowers you with the tools and support needed to take charge of your health and truly flourish.
Kate has a particular interest in gut health, oncology care, mood disorders and hormonal imbalances. Please contact reception on 9057 2100 for appointments on Thursdays and Fridays.
Radley Spring – Massage Therapist, Personal Trainer
Radley wants you to spring out of bed, to be pain free, and to have your body keep pace with your dreams.
Radley has a background as an elite athlete & has worked extensively as a performance, movement & recovery specialist. Whilst studying economics at the University of Pennsylvania and rowing for the USA, Radley trained in sports & remedial massage. During the following two decades he added the disciplines of myofascial & deep tissue massage, biomechanics & postural correction, as well as personal training to his skill set.
Radley uses a unique healing approach that he has honed over decades treating Olympic & Commonwealth Games athletes, World Champions & weekend warriors, young athletes & busy mums, Rockstars & Divas.
Radley applies his breadth of experiences that range from full recovery from a broken back, winning numerous national championships, setting a world record, running health retreats and two successful businesses, and raising a family to connect and empathise with his clients in a profound way.
Robyn Brass – Psychologist
Robyn has been in private practice for over 20 years. She is a registered Psychologist and is a member of the Australian Psychological Society. Her experience in the field is drawn from a number of approaches including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Weight Awareness Therapy and Life Coaching Counselling.
Robyn has worked in Australia in several practices and in the renowned Chiva Som Health Spa in Thailand as a Life Coach, Psychologist and Mentor.
Her passion is to assist clients to make important decisions in both their personal and professional lives and to help them in developing rewarding and fulfilling life patterns.
Anna-Maria Boelkov – Nutritionist, Herbalist and Doula
With a profound respect for natural medicine, Anna-Maria sees daily benefits in her own life as well as when working with her clinic patients, by going back to basics and use food as medicine. Anna-Maria also uses herbal medicine and nutritional supplements for additional support.
Anna Maria works to find the underlying cause of her patients’ symptoms to restore health at a cellular level, which helps prevent recurrence of infections and disease and ensures a long-lasting solution. Anna-Maria specialises in digestive issues, women’s health, pregnancy, birth and postpartum recovery as well as children. She works with women of all ages – and their families – and help educate them about their bodies and making the right choices for optimal health and wellbeing. She also supports women through pregnancy, during birth, in the postpartum period, and while breastfeeding.
Jody Kennedy – Energy Healer, Yoga Instructor
Jody has been a dedicated Yogi since age 13 and teacher for fifteen years. She completed her initial teacher training at the distinguished “Yoga Works” school in Los Angeles and is well versed in all forms of hatha yoga. Pursuing further studies in meditation, anatomy and energetic alignment has allowed Jody to develop an enriched and dynamic teaching ethos. Her teaching process and philosophy are further complemented by tertiary degrees in education and the performing arts.
What is Energy Balancing and Healing?
Even with a great exercise regime and diet, we can still feel slightly off-kilter or unaligned. By identifying blockages and obstacles to growth, energy healing aims to restore the mind, body, and soul to a state of perfect equilibrium – if you like call it a reconnection with your true self. The ultimate aim is to become aware of the various forces influencing your energy levels and to learn to make decisions, which will maximize your energy flow and sense of well-being.
At the conclusion of a session clients usually feel more grounded and clear, and often experience a distinct lightness of being. By identifying blockages and obstacles to growth, Jody’s treatments stimulate a re-connection with a more authentic sense of self.
Although the restorative benefits of the process are apparent at any point in your life, the most powerful results are often seen when recovering from an illness, injury or trauma. Available as an individual session or full, twelve-week energy alignment.
Alexis Hammerton – Holistic Massage Therapist
Alexis is drawn to massage therapy after many years of experiencing the benefits of herself first hand. After completing her studies in Sydney several years ago she opened her own massage practice and works in a holistic and nurturing way.Alexis has long practised yoga, meditation and pilates and holds a diploma of Holistic Counselling and Life Care and a Performing Arts degree. She also has a background working in mental health and believes strongly that the mind/ body balance is integral for our equilibrium.
After having her daughter, Alexis felt profoundly passionate about women’s health and well-being and furthered her massage study.
She now specialises in women’s health, pregnancy and post-natal massage therapy.Her treatments are nurturing and nourishing and support women and mums on a physical, mental and emotional level. Using the purest of organic oils and beautifully infused aromatherapy blends, Alexis personalises her treatments for each client so they are felt on all levels and promotes healing, hormone balancing, body connection, relaxation and rejuvenation.
Leanne Raab – Yoga Instructor
Leanne has been teaching yoga for over 14 years and is constantly inspired by her teachers, students and the effects of her own practice.
She believes that yoga can be adapted so that every individual can benefit from the practice, as long as the breath is present.
By aligning the body with the breath it’s possible to find freedom – both physically and mentally, and when she teaches, she hopes for students to experience a transformation on some level.
She teaches private clients, corporate clients, and group classes in Sydney. She is also a part of the teacher training faculty at Sukha Mukha.
Her honorable teachers include the late TKV Desikachar, Elena Brower, Pixie Lilas, Simon Joannou, Leslie Kaminoff and Nicole Walsh
MaryAnne Edwards – Yoga Instructor
Having been passionate about dance from a young age Vinyasa came naturally, in recent years Maryanne has found that including yin & mediation practises enriched her experience of yoga.
Justine Rintoul -Yoga Instructor
Justine is a Bondi Beach local, after traveling the world for 7 years she returned to Bondi where she lives with her beloved husband and two amazing children, her greatest teachers. She is a qualified Yoga Therapist, Yoga Teacher (500 hour) and Ayurvedic Health Coach.
Lee BacharAdler – Yoga Instructor
Lee is a second level (500hrs ) Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance and a qualified Yoga Therapist with the Australia Association of Yoga Therapists.
Lee’s yoga journey started about 20 yrs ago and she has been practicing ever since, embracing different styles such as Hatha, Vinyasa and Yoga Therapy learning in Australia, India, Singapore and Israel.
In the last 5 yrs Lee recognised the need of providing a safe environment for people to practice yoga that caters for their own physical and mental needs. Knowing the yoga system is rich in applications that can assist with such needs she chose to focus on Yoga Therapy where the assessment of the individual and the build of a customised yoga practice empowers the individual to experience yoga in a way that is nourishing and enriching one’s life. Lee has been teaching in different settings: groups sessions, private classes, corporate and kids therapy.
She combines a variety of methodologies in her classes and therapy sessions. Together with the yoga asanas and pranayama she incorporates practices like guided relaxation, meditation and mindfulness.
Lee’s great interest in Vedic meditation and Vedic philosophy led her to study the Vedas in depth over the past three years and this knowledge is very much present in her classes.
Misch Kate – Yoga Instructor
Growing up on the land in North Queensland, I have always had a strong connection to the Earth. Movement was innate – exploring barefoot with my siblings, climbing trees, wading through strange waters & only coming home once it was too dark to see snakes. Yoga came later when I moved to Sydney & was searching for connection. It’s what fascinates me on a daily basis – connection to ourselves, to each other & this beautiful planet we abide. As a qualified nutritionist, before finding yoga, I tapped into holistic wellness through food & tea. You can still find me sipping something delicious from my favourite mug most days.
With deep respect to both the Laughing Lotus & Jivamukti yoga lineages, I continue to study & practice Vinyaya yoga under my teachers Katie Manitsas & Deb Langley as often as I can. My love for Yin Yoga was set alight by Satu Tuomela of Embodied Flow & this Tantric / Traditional Chinese Medicine fusion influences much of my teaching & practices. I’ve also studied Ayurveda (the science of life) & am a qualified Nutritionist. My very first yoga experience was Power Yoga with Bryan Kest!