DIY Fitness Programs

DIY Programs for at home or in your own gym training options.

Small Group Classes

View my small group session timetable and contact me for costs and availability.

Nutrition Coaching

Nutrition coaching packages available on request.

Hello you! Before we jump into the nitty gritty of personal training, online coaching or nutritional support, I’m keen to ask… how do these statements sit with you?

You’ve never experienced personal training or online coaching before. You know you don’t want to go to a gym but you’re just not sure what to do for your fitness and health now.

You don’t feel at home or comfortable in your body anymore and it affects your confidence, across all areas of your life.

Feeling stuck in a rut but don’t know how to break the cycle?

You crave guidance and coaching from someone that is invested in you, and that’s ALL of you, not just the fitness bunny in you.

Looking for a fun and affordable way to get fit, strong and healthy and like the idea of small group training with like minded women?

You’re looking for personal training and coaching from someone who provides a thorough assessment of you and your body.

Who also considers your lifestyle and makes recommendations based on your reality, so that you can become healthier and happier.

So… how many of those hit home?

If you’re like 95% of my clients, then most of them did. And that’s perfect. Because it means you’re in the right place. Welcome.

sonya lovell

I’m Sonya, a passionate (and at times fierce!) advocate for women’s health, equality, rights, health at every size and for always leading with kindness.

And yes, I love men too, being a Wife and Mum of two young men, I get just as passionate about men’s health… but my business, she’s all about women.

You see, I accidently created a space for women to work on themselves and their fitness, in my Garage Gym, when I returned to Personal Training following a Breast Cancer diagnosis and treatment. It wasn’t a conscious decision, but it quickly became obvious that it was a bloody good decision!

In my Garage Gym there are no mirrors and no taboo topics.

There are heavy AF bars, dumbbells and kettlebells and there are also light handheld weights, they all get used regularly without judgement. What I have done intentionally is create a space, and a business, that embraces a weight neutral philosophy. I do not run or endorse ‘weight loss challenges or quick fixes’. Instead, I educate my clients on how to stop moralising food, because food is not good or bad, clean or unclean. It’s just food.

We also talk about our body in terms of what it can do and the amazing instrument that it is. Not how it looks. I encourage all women to get curious about their relationship with their body, to recognise and dismantle self-objectification and to work on creating a healthy relationship with their body.

And I’ve done all of this work myself, so I do know it’s not easy!

At 50+ and with over 12 years experience in the fitness industry, I’ve been at the peak of fitness and strength but hated my body because I believed it didn’t look fit enough or strong enough. I was always striving to look ‘better‘ but all I got was more shame and self-loathing. And then I was hit by the Cancer bus. Diagnosed with Breast Cancer at 47, who brought her good friend Menopause along for the ride too.

Today I’m living in the biggest body I have ever had, with scars I thought I would never have. But I am just as strong as I have ever been, physically, mentally & emotionally. And I am proud of, and love and appreciate my body. Grateful for everything it does for me, every single day and because I know that without this body, I would not have this incredible business that allows me to connect with so many women and support them on their health and fitness journey – in person and online.

I contacted Sonya after reading a piece on her blog; her piece was a revelation to me and lead to a re-evaluation of my expectations and goals. Sonya is the real deal – she is knowledgeable, supportive and FUN! Sonya provides more of a holistic experience which encourages the best from me, and I have never felt like a number with her. Sessions have been tailored to accommodate for existing injuries, and Sonya goes above and beyond by offering to communicate with other health professionals. 

Personally, there have been countless gym memberships and personal training sessions that haven’t lasted, at last I feel like I’m in the right place. Training with Sonya has been the best decision I’ve made in years! 

Natasha Miller – Allambie Heights

What my clients say...

I'm blessed with clients that are fun, hardworking, committed and honest, they make every day a good day!
Tracey Twomey

Tracey Twomey


Sonya knows her stuff and pre-plans each workout to be effective and varied every day. She carefully watches over each movement to correct form and ensures we don’t push any pre existing conditions.

I’m now less wobbly, stronger, leaner and more conscious of diet. I’m also feeling proud of myself for turning up twice a week. Sonya pushes me to work at my capacity and I go to sleep at night exhausted and happy.

I know now I will NEVER go back to a traditional gym again!

Shelley Kemp

Shelley Kemp

allambie heights

After a 5+ year break from any sort of formal exercise, I'm so excited to be training with Sonya again.

These small group sessions are perfect for this busy mumma, providing some social interaction along with a personalised approach to each workout, I'm already seeing changes in my body and am feeling stronger!

Sonya's experience and caring approach means you get the best workout for you, each session.

Cecilia Lindgren

Cecilia Lindgren

allambie heights

I am one of those people that will make up any excuse not to go to the gym, but after I started personal training with Sonya I actually look forward to exercising - even when I'm sore for a few days after! ;)

Sonya knows her stuff and is extremely personable, and one of the things that really struck a chord with me is how she always starts every session by asking "How are you feeling today?" and really means it.

I couldn't recommend her highly enough, and I love training in her perfect garage gym - not a skinny 20-something in sight!


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