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.

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Linda Legras   JC and I are partners in the business and life with our teenage twins. My background has been in Corporate Marketing but I love exercising including running, swimming, cycling –  MTB as well as road and skiing – so making the change to the Fitness Industry was a natural move and I like that I am able to contribute to our community in a very positive way by helping people with their health and well being. In saying that keeping active is only part of the story in health and alongside JC we delve into other factors such as nutrition, sleep, stress and more to help our clients achieve their goals. You will likely see me behind the desk and making sure things are running smoothly.  Personal Training has for me, made me stronger, I 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, cycling events up Mt Buffalo but importantly it means I can be active with my children.  Sometimes I feel my life has only just begun!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Chelsea Dutt – Chelsea is an avid hockey player, runner, skier and yoga lover who is following her brother Will’s footsteps in PT and currently studying Physiotherapy. Chelsea is a big believer in being proactive when it comes to health. She never doubts the power of incidental exercise, walking, taking the steps, wall sits and breathing…My goal is to own a fantastic business with Will combining our knowledge in Personal Training with Physiotherapy and Exercise Physiology to help motivate elderly people, parents and people with chronic conditions to be the healthiest version of themselves. When  I am not working, eating, exercising or socialising (with my dog) I enjoy learning languages and planning my next travel adventure with my German friends. Next trip: Canada… hopefully.

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All our instructors are minimum Certificate III and IV in Fitness, with current First Aid Certificates.
We invite you to visit our studio and experience for yourself what it will be like to be part of ALTA Fitness.
Regards Linda