Team Athletica

Meet the Team

Amanda Burke- Head Instructor & Studio Owner has worked in the fitness industry for over 25 years.

“I began my career as Group Fitness Instructor & Personal Trainer while still at school at Oakhill College, it became clear pretty fast what I preferred to do! I’ve had many years of teaching ALL types of classes from Aqua Fitness to being qualified in 4 Les Mills programs and even Zumba. I taught overseas in London, Scotland and Hong Kong when I was travelling during my twenties, with not a big difference between packed & sweaty Group Fitness studios by day and busy, sweaty nightclubs in the nights in those days. In my 30’s I returned to Sydney to settle down & found myself rediscovering my passion for horses, which led to a moving out to Dural 6 years ago. I discovered Pilates when I was a rehabbing from shoulder surgery that had been exacerbated from Crossfit (and teaching waaay too many classes). Pilates Reformer has honestly kept me strong & toned but also given me a completely different mindset of how I thought I had to train to keep my body fat down and my strength/fitness up. I’m no longer sore every day with niggling injuries, my flexibility and core strength have increased so much my Osteopath never sees me anymore! I get a huge buzz from seeing people discover what they are capable of physically which can then translate in to renewed confidence in other areas of their life.”

Julia Williams

Working as an instructor for over 20 years Jules has a huge range of experience & qualifications from HIIT Training to Stretch Therapy, Pelvic Floor, Weights & Conditioning, Kickboxing and her favorite class- Indoor Cycle. She has competed in National level athletics & State level soccer- which is still a passion on her days off! “I love when clients finish a session knowing they achieved more than thought possible at the beginning of the session- that’s empowerment!”

Meg Gasser is our Cycle Instructor Super Star. With athletic experience as both a AIS level gymnast to right now a weekend AFL star, Mag will help you to reach new levels in your cardio fitness, with targeting stretches to complete your workout. By day (and night) Meg is a mid wife, with a special interest in pre & post natal fitness.

Stef Visser almost needs no introduction as a long term Hills District Pilates Guru. Her classes are known for being strong with an emphasis on correct technique and movement pattern. With many years of experience helping clients get into shape, Stef will help you with options and alternatives to get the most from your class.