We’d like to introduce you to the team at ALTA Fitness, we specialise in Personal Training, Rehabilitation, Coaching and Small Group Sessions.
Jean-Claude Legras or more well know as JC is our owner and Head Personal Trainer & Coach. JC has over 15+ years experience in Personal Training and coaching. JC in his younger years ski raced both downhill and cross country as well as a stint with a professional road bike team in Europe. Later he was a professional ski instructor as well as skiing in the US and is the former Strength & Conditioning Coach for Australia’s Cross Country Ski team. “These days I love to still ride, run, ski and really do anything adventurous whenever I can. Lately, I have ridden a 65km Mountain Bike race, a 135km road ride, running a trail run series and most Saturdays I run the 5km Park Run at Studley Park.” But JC’s passion for fitness doesn’t stop there, he has a real interest in helping people with rehabilitation be it a result of a sporting injury, operation or prehab he will help get you into better health. It is not unusual to receive referrals from Doctors, Physiotherapists and Chiropractors who JC works closely with to ensure you gain the best outcomes for our clients.
Linda Legras I’m new to the world of Personal Training and I have my Certificate III in Fitness and studying for my Cert IV for Fitness. JC and I are partners in the business and life with our 12 year old twins. You will more likely see me behind the desk and making sure things are running smoothly. My background has been in Corporate Marketing but I love exercising including running, swimming, cycling, recently MTB as well as road and skiing – so making the change is easy and I’m loving it. I have personally benefitted from doing Personal Training which I started many years ago. Now I am stronger, have greater flexibility, speed and endurance that have led me to compete in some fun adventures including a 30km Cross Country Ski Race in Sweden, the odd Sri Chimoy run and many cycling events the latest doing the Mt Buffalo climb. Sometimes I feel my life has only just begun!
Johnny Negassi – I’ve recently completed my Bachelor Degree in Exercise Science at Victoria University and completing my Masters in Clinical Exercise Physiology to become an Accredited Exercise Physiologist.
I have always been passionate about sports and exercise, in particular soccer which I play at an elite level. This allows me to translate what I have learnt thus far in my course and apply it to my personal training and warm up routines. Recently my focus has been more towards rehabilitation and working with the elderly on moving better and living an independent life for longer. It is this that led me to Alta Fitness, the vision they have for their clients is inspiring and something I want to be apart of. My motivation to continue and excel in my studies is driven by my determination to apply my knowledge in my specified field to assist others with their overall health, which is a pivotal aspect of an individual’s optimum general wellbeing. I look forward to imparting my knowledge, techniques and to guide you towards being the best possible you.
Amy Patterson-Bocchi – Amy has been a personal trainer since 2011. It is Amy’s passion to guide and educate people on how to take their health into their own hands. Amy is currently studying her Diploma of Nutrition and Dietetics because she believes “Let food be thy medicine and medicine by thy food.” (Hippocrates) and “Health is your first Wealth” (Ralph Waldo Emerson). Amy loves connecting with her clients and seeing them achieve their goals. She has also found some notoriety in WHO magazine and in Goodlife National Challenges with her clients winning several challenges. She has a holistic and balanced approach to both Health Coaching and Personal Training, with a background in yoga teaching and a love of meditation and Qi Gong. Amy favourite style of yoga to teach is a version of Hatha /Yin. She hopes to start a new class at ALTA in the future. Due to Amy’s love of the outdoors, she has also recently taken up Nordic walking and is looking forward to running regular group Nordic Walks around the Yarra Valley.
Estelle O’Keeffe – Estelle’s extensive background in dance both nationally and internationally paired with her passion for fitness, health and wellbeing is why she love’s being a PT. With a Bachelor of Public Health & Health Promotion it has allowed her to understand the importance of a healthy lifestyle and how significant it is to be active and a supportive role model within your community. As a professional dancer and having been involved in competitive sports, she knows the importance of a balanced physical and healthy lifestyle. Estelle is super keen to get moving and to help ALTA’s clients be the best they can be.