Testimonials

So much fun! These guys enable you to exercise in a fun, supportive and encouraging environment! – Naomi, Fairfield


 

“I have been enrolled in bootcamps in the past, but more recently filled my physical activity time with playing netball and walking the dog.
I struggled outside of netball to be self-motivated to get involved with more intense workouts, and I am not good at going to the gym solo.

Bootcamp with Jess gives me the opportunity to work hard in a social setting, improving my fitness while having fun!” – Erin, Northcote


 

“I was struggling with actually getting to the gym. I’d always tell myself that I’d go tomorrow, or the day after, or before dinner here or maybe with this person! But I never would. Joining bootcamp has helped me lock in my three nights of exercise a week and not have the guilts! 
I’d have to say I feel healthier and happier! My sleep and mood have improved too which is nice! I was very scared about quitting the gym to join bootcamp, I had a weird irrational fear that I would put on kilos and kilos of weight (even though I never used the gym), but I pushed past it and I’m glad I did because I feel SUPER NOW! (and I didn’t put on a million kgs! fancy that!)” – Krizia, Thornbury

Jess makes exercise fun instead of it feeling like a chore. Classes and PT sessions with Jess are varied and challenging, which is what I need to stay motivated. Having pre-booked sessions with Jess keeps me accountable and on track to meet my fitness goals. 
I struggled with motivation and staying focused during sessions as my 2 year old is distracting, she loves talking and playing with Jess whilst I workout. Jess has helped me stay motivated and I’m proud of getting back into exercise and regaining strength. – Steph, Fairfield

Declan is great – really good fun for Kaye and I and he’s got us right in the ‘sweet spot’ in mixing sessions up and making sure we’re 99% knackered by 6.59am each Tues. Jeremy


 

When I went to See Change, I was nervous and not particularly looking forward to it. My friend and I wanted to do personal training sessions together and I was worried that the training would be more tailored to her, as she was fit and I was flabby.

I shouldn’t have worried. Declan is an excellent trainer. He is able to accommodate my current injuries and weaknesses, and challenge me. He knows when to step in with an encouraging word or a few extra reps. He’s kept us keen by changing up the exercises we do and had us both working out together, despite our different fitness levels. Thursday is now my favourite day of the week because I look forward to training! I’m really glad we went to See Change, and stoked that I’m making steady improvements because of Declan. Thanks! Flynt Reynolds


 

Declan has been a great Personal Trainer he is  reliable & always there before me  with a work out planned for the session. He keeps me motivated and somehow manages to get more out of me than I thought I had to give. He encourages me to succeed & sets new goals for me. Thanks to Declan I am getting fit and strong and gaining confidence at the gym which was my major goal coming into this as I was extremely intimidated by the gym and using any equipment. I would recommend Declan to anyone who wants to reach their fitness goals. Sam, Fairfield


 

Firstly I would like to say thank you to Matt for helping me achieve my fitness goal of being able to pass (and now easily exceed) the benchmark requirements for the Australian Federal Police. What I liked from day one was Matts positive attitude and enthusiasm in just hearing about my goals. As time went on this did not waver as he diligently worked on our plan and consistently followed up with what was happening with me inside and outside our sessions. He went above and beyond in providing me with the resources to succeed whether this be:  food plans, work out plans or just advice – his vast knowledge base and energy in sessions is indicative of his great passion for his industry. Even when I lagged he never lost his positivity and was a great cheerleader, celebrating ever little achievement with me along the way which kept me on track. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time working alongside Matt, I feel empowered not only with the change I have seen in my body but also mentally as he challenged me to do things I never would have thought possible – giving me a healthy nudge out of my comfort zone to see me achieve much beyond my expectations!  – Casini


 

Mattheus provided me with some great knowledge that was very beneficial to me. Not only did he take the time out to discuss the intricacies of my workout plan, but he specifically paid attention to my caloric needs as well as my specific protein intake. He carefully constructed a meal and training program that was second to none! Ever since I’ve consistently been able to see great results, and have made steady but evident progress. Have benefited greatly from his advice, and would recommend to all! – Enrico Rossi of Northcote


 

 Matt stands alone when it comes to providing strategic fitness advice and training procedures detailed around the needs of the individual client. Previous to beginning with Matt I was disillusioned by the seemingly one size fits all fitness regime handed to me by previous trainers, which achieved very little in terms of fitness outcomes. Opposite to that is the individual approach that Matt brings to personalize a tailored fitness program to help build on my weaknesses and grow on my strengths. The results of this approach for me have been far greater than anything achieved prior to commencing with Matt and speaks volumes about his performance as a fitness coach. I trust that this information is of any help to someone seeking a professional fitness coach. – James Mathias of Port Melbourne


 

“I’ve learnt so much while training with Drew. It wasn’t just about turning up and exercising. He provided me with excellent nutritional information that got me great results. I was training in a group of people with very different fitness levels, I could see even in a big group, he was able to tailor the sessions to suit everyone without missing a beat. Great trainer!” – David Hunter


 

After working through a series of trainers ranging from downright bad to stunningly average, I was recommended Drew Patton. Drew will make you work hard, but you will get results. He makes each session unique and above all, he makes them fun. He will always encourage you and give advice/instruction on correct form, which should be paramount for any trainee. I can honestly say that he is the only trainer that I have ever had who makes me want to work to my absolute limit every session, every lift and every rep. Fergus Randall


 

After 5 years of commuting by bike to and from work on a daily basis, a change in employment in early 2014, brought an abrupt end to my daily fitness regime. I went from riding 100km per week to nothing. The solution to filling this void was joining Seechange before I wasted away into middle age slumber.
I have never really been much of a gym person. Previous membership at other gyms led to boredom and lack of motivation to continue. Boring weights sessions and huge lycra saturated aerobics classes are just not my thing. In stark contrast, Seechange is a friendly boutique gym offering a range of personalised group training options.
My introduction to Seechange was Toughen Up. Every week this hour long session, run by the highly skilled Drew, offers a meticulously planned program that pushes the physical limits of individual participant’s aerobic and strength capacities. Toughen Up is hard; however, with Drew’s guidance and infectious ability to motivate, there is never a dull moment or a sense of under achievement.
After completing a solid hour of Toughen Up, my endorphins are racing, my muscles are aching, my head is clear of all worries and intruding thoughts and I head home with a huge sense of achievement.
A year of weekly Toughen Up sessions with Drew, combined with other high intensity training sessions and yoga, finds me stronger, leaner, happier and ultimately more balanced in my physical and mental wellbeing.
Drew’s loyal following is testament to his professionalism and personable manner and I can’t imagine getting through the week without him and the Seechange team.Mike Lewis


 

“Training to achieve your goals takes hard work and dedication.  It can be very difficult at times to maintain motivation and interest to keep going.   Not with Drew.  He has been an amazing trainer.  With a client’s goal always in mind, he has an outstanding capacity to vary sessions to keep them interesting and challenging, but all the while making training incredibly fun and enjoyable.  This balance is a key to sustainable long-term progress. He is highly motivating and encouraging, pushing you hard enough to achieve results but not going overboard.  He is also very perceptive and responsive, recognising when modifications are required and then implementing them.  He has the perfect balance of experience, technical expertise, understanding and personality to make training with him a highly rewarding experience.” Clara Davies


 

I have been training with Drew for just over a year, and in that time the progress I’ve made has been amazing. Not only has my strength increased massively, but I have had a positive shift in my thinking. He has helped me believe in my abilities and potential. He’s shown me that I’m not strong for a girl.. That I’m actually strong full stop. He inspires me to be the best version of myself that I can be. Karlie Randall


 

I approached See Change to improve my fitness for our July ski trip.  Regular one-on-one sessions with Catherine and a weekly outdoor group session with Maree, increased my leg strength and overall stamina.  Catherine developed a targeted but varied program for me that meant more time on snow with less injury concerns.  I even gained the confidence to enter my first cross-country ski race.  Thank you ladies!  R.B. Alphington.


“MAREE makes A HARD WORK OUT lots of FUN! We have had numerous personal trainers over the past 5 years and Maree has been the best on a number of levels.”Claire, Northcote.


“The monetary cost is no more than the cost of a meal, good wine or piece of clothing, and believe me, you’ll feel 100% better with all these things when your mind and body is thinking positively and looks good. An important aspect for me was a drug free answer to depression and Maree not only assists with helping to fill my head with “happy” endorphins through exercise but also with positive words of encouragement and a great laugh! Who knows, one day I may even have “guns of steel”! The main thing is that I BELIEVE anything is possible now: positive mind and healthy body; what more do you need?!”
Troy, Preston.


“I started with Maree late in 2006 when I wanted to get back into regular excercise after a long break. Thanks to Maree, I lost about 7kg and trimmed up for my wedding about six months later. She even inspired me to start running! Now I bring my husband along to training sessions and Maree is keeping me fit as I go through my first pregnancy. I feel entirely comfortable that Maree is well-qualified to train us both safely and effectively. Her workouts are challenging and fun – no two are the same. With Maree you train in a focused but friendly environment with a few laughs as you go.”

Renae Guy, Preston.


“I have been doing classes at Seechange for over 5 years now, and after years of searching for the right exercise fit I finally feel like I have found it. The gym has changed over that time; trainers have come and gone, physical spaces have altered, sessions have come and gone and the client mix has also moved around a bit, but throughout, Maree’s original vision of a community hub for lifestyle change has remained.
She is all about making exercise fun, enjoyable and an everyday part of your life. There is a good range of exercise styles and options, a friendly, community-focussed ‘vibe’ and all the pricing options are reasonable and flexible. I have met lots of different people, made some great friends, lost weight, gained fitness and strength and feel like each session is a perfect mix of sweat and laughter. Thanks Maree and the Seechange team!”
Bec, Fairfield

“Maree has helped me do things I never thought I could do – like skipping, boxing, running and balancing on a ball – which is always very entertaining for her.” 

Shelley, Thornbury.


 

“Every week she has a new plan on how to get us “oldies” exercising more effectively. You are never disappointed after a Maree workout, you sure as hell know you have been exercising. Maree has plenty of variety and her “Boxercise” is legendary. Don’t be fooled by her pleasant manner and sunny disposition, she will give you the work out of your life!” 

Tim, South Yarra.