Head Trainer

Jamie Warland

Jamie Warland

founder of gym it

Coming from an unhealthy background, Jamie fell in love with the sense of achievement and strength that comes with completing a tough workout.

As a mum of 3, she understands the pressures of balancing work, family and your health. She believes we are better parents when we feel better about ourselves, and that allowing ourselves a little bit of time to do something that makes us feel good sets a positive self-care example for our kids.

She is a passionate believer in stepping outside of your comfort zone and continuously setting goals to chase – no matter how big or small they are.

From a trainers point of view the best change I can see in my client is the one when their mindset changes and they start to believe in themselves. It’s then that they become unstoppable and I love that.

Jamie has a love for obstacle racing, weight lifting & Intense Cardio & that is exactly what Gym It offers.

She believes everyone is capable of anything, they just have too consistently put in the work.

Jamie Runs the Body Shaper program in the Studio & some of the classes as well teaching those who are doing Obstacle races how to use the obstacle equipment.

She is also certified in Advanced Metabolic Nutrition to really help you achieve your goals.

She has completed
1 x Spartan
1 x Tough Mudder
1 x Black Hawk
3 x Stadium Stomps
5 x True Grit Night Attacks
9 x True Grits
2 x True Grit 24hr Enduro Races with another in 2020
& in 2019 will be trekking Kokoda

Jamie believes in challenging people to stop dreaming and start doing, no matter how old they are.

Her mantra is “nothing grows in a comfort zone”

Sarah Ness - Gym It Strathalbyn

qualified Personal Trainer & Group Fitness Instructor

SArah ness

sarah ness


Sarah is a qualified Personal Trainer & Group Fitness Instructor at the studio.

As a child Sarah had always been active and sporty, and this passion grew as she got older.

She first began to train properly when she was 14 and was quickly bombarded by the huge amount of information that is available through the internet.

Because of this Sarah has had her own personal battles with food and body image and now understands that Health is just as much mental as it is physical and that’s why it’s important for people to train for the right reasons; for physical well-being, mental health, self confidence, performance etc. and to her there is nothing more rewarding than helping people see that.

Sarah Ness of Gym It Strathalbyn





Tayha first fell in love with Body Pump a bit over 11 years ago. About 8 years ago she fell off the fit and healthy wagon and allowed her job as a hair dresser to became a priority over her health.

Fast forward 4 years and she was at her heaviest and the most unhealthiest she had ever been. She decided to change her life and so she started going back to the gym and rediscovered her love for Body Pump and the Gym culture all over again.

That was when she decided, this is what she wanted to do.

Tayha loves to inspire, help, teach, lead and grow with others who are walking the same path she did.

As a mum to four boys, she loves that she gets to help others and that she gets to work on her own fitness aswell.





Yoga has been a part of my life for the last 3 years, and my practice has helped me grow stronger, more flexible and connected, both on and off the mat. Yoga has taught me to live mindfully and without fear, something I want to share with every yogi.

I completed my 200 hour hot yoga training with The Barkan Method International and continue to further my knowledge with continued training.  I will always be a student of the practice and am deeply grateful for the loving wisdom my teachers and Guru’s have shared with me.

In my classes, I love to combine the creative sequencing, with a splash of playfulness and a dose of spirituality to help you deepen your practice. My true happiness comes from seeing others thrive through nurturing their body, mind and soul with yoga. And I hope that at the end of each session you step of your mat feeling a sense of inner peace and joy.


Group  fitness Instructor  – Studying to become qualified as Personal Trainer



Mitch is a 16 year old group fitness instructor here at the studio. Mitch’s has always loved his sport since he was young but his passion for the industry first began when he discovered CrossFit back in 2016 when he was 12 and has not looked back since. Mitch trained with the Hilltop CrossFit teens program up until he was 15 before undergoing personal training to help with his footy. He also joined Six4Six weightlifting when he was 14 until he was 15 focussing on technique and strength work.

Mitch has passion for helping clients achieve their personal fitness goals in hopes to help change people’s lives for the better.

Mitch is a qualified group fitness instructor completing his Certificate III fitness in 2020 and is currently studying to gain his Certificate IV in fitness to gain his personal training qualifications.