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Evado StudiosEssendon

Mon:6:00am - 7:30pm

Tues:6:00am - 7:30pm

Wed:6:00am - 7:30pm

Thurs:6:00am - 7:30pm

Fri:6:00am - 3:00pm

Sat:8:00am - 12:00pm

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If you wish to get in touch directly, we can be reached at essendon@evadostudios.com.au.

Our Studio

Modern boutique studios

We focus on making fitness and rehabilitation accessible to everyone. We strive to create an environment that encourages people to feel good and motivated in their training, at every stage of their fitness journey. Our services cater to anyone, at all stages of your recovery or fitness journey. Ever

Target.Perform.Achieve

Our Target.Perform.Achieve system ensures that we are with you every step of the way on your rehabilitation or fitness journey. We offer this in a fun environment to ensure that exercise and recovery is a positive experience.

Convenient location

We are situated 100 metres from Essendon Train Station and a 3 min walk to the 59 tram, and there is all-day car parking opposite the studio. As we are located on busy Rose St, there are lots of cafes to choose from to get your post-class coffee!

Services

Physiotherapy

We have Physiotherapists with specific post-graduate training and experience in each of these areas. Our team uses safe and effective manual therapy techniques to treat joint and soft tissue dysfunctions.

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Clinical Pilates/Exercise

A Clinical Pilates/Exercise program will address core stability, flexibility, posture and body awareness, along with other injury concerns that require rehabilitation.

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Fitness Classes

We offer a range of 40-minute small group fitness classes to target every aspect of your fitness. 

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Fitness Pilates

Conducted on spring-loaded Pilates reformers, Fitness Pilates classes target specific muscles in short but effective bursts, resulting in stronger and more defined muscles. Classes are suited to all fitness levels and all participants can expect to work hard in this strength and conditioning class.

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Personal Training

Our team of Personal Trainers aim to educate you on correct exercise technique and execution. Through individualised program design and more personalised attention, our trainers will lead you in the right direction towards reaching your health and fitness goals.

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Pregnancy Exercise

At Evado, we recognise that every pregnancy journey is different which is why we do not offer a one-size-fits-all approach to pre and post natal pregnancy classes. See our pathways below which best explain your options to continue exercising. 

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NDIS

Evado Studios is a registered provider with the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) for Physiotherapy and Personal Training. Our team of Physiotherapists and Exercise Scientists work with you to create a treatment plan in line with your NDIS goals. 

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Clinical Nutrition

A nutrition consultation involves an in-depth look into the diet and lifestyle habits of an individual, highlighting the issues that a sub-optimal diet can have on you.

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Meet the team

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Sean Walton

Principal Physio | APA Sports Physiotherapist

Sean Walton

Principal Physio | APA Sports Physiotherapist

M. Physiotherapy (Sports)
B. Physiotherapy (Hons)

Sean is the Principal Physiotherapist at Evado Studios Essendon and he is passionate and motivated to help his clients achieve their health and fitness goals.

Sean has more than 10 years experience in the Sports and Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy field and has worked extensively in professional sport during this time. He spent 2 seasons at Melbourne Victory F.C. which included travelling internationally for the Asian Champions League and overseeing the A-league and Academy Medical Services. Prior to this, Sean worked with St Kilda F.C. in the role of Head Physiotherapist for the Sandringham Zebra (VFL) and has previously worked with the Melbourne United Basketball Team. Given his sports experience, Sean strives to deliver the same elite standard of care received in professional sport to all Evado Studios’ clients. 

Sean takes a holistic approach when rehabilitating injuries, aiming to find the true cause of the problem and strongly advocates for on-going exercise to prevent injury and achieve long-term health and fitness goals.

Sean has completed a post-graduate Masters Degree in Sports Physiotherapy and teaches on the topics of sports injury rehabilitation and dry needling.  

Special interests:

  • Sports injuries
  • Post-operative rehabilitation
  • Neck pain and headaches
  • Adolescent injuries
  • Lower back pain
  • Foot & Ankle

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Frank Care

Director | APA Sports Physiotherapist

Frank Care

Director | APA Sports Physiotherapist

B. Physio, M. Physio (Sports)

Frank has 15 years experience in Sports and Spinal Physiotherapy having acquired his skills through a diverse exposure to sports and musculoskeletal patients. Frank’s experience in Sports Physiotherapy has seen him work with a large spectrum of athletes representing AFL, Rowing Australia, Athletics Australia, A-League Soccer and Swimming Australia. His work with these athletes has primarily focused on overuse injuries that require a complex and often long-term treatment/rehabilitation plan.

Frank is also passionate about treating chronic lower back pain in the general population. He believes the key to success is identifying ‘primary drivers’ to a patient’s pain and structuring rehabilitations programs to address these issues. It is for this reason that Frank began a 4-year Clinical Doctorate in 2015 investigating chronic lower back pain and the recovery benefits of Clinical Pilates.

Frank is a director of Evado Studios and has overseen its growth since its inception in 2011. He is proud of the concept of Evado Studios which offers programs to people of all ages and fitness levels.

Frank also oversees Evado Education – a professional development program that delivers courses and workshops for physiotherapists about the latest treatment and rehabilitation protocols for various musculo-skeletal conditions.

Special interests:

  • Chronic lower back pain
  • Hip & groin
  • Clinical Pilates rehabilitation

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Jennifer Tan

Practice Manager

Jennifer Tan

Practice Manager

Bachelor of Education (Primary)
Diploma of Interior Design & Decoration

Jennifer started her journey at Evado Studios as a receptionist on day one of Point Cook opening in 2016. She was studying her Bachelors in Education at the time and has since completed it in mid-2020.

Over the years, Jennifer has built strong relationships with clients and staff alike and enjoys the variety of services that Evado has to offer. From this experience, her knowledge in leadership and managing relationships have been implemented in her work ethic. At the end of 2020, Jennifer joined Evado Group as an Area Manager.

Outside of work, Jennifer enjoys going on hikes and visiting the local cafes.

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Valentina Sanchez

Fitness Instructor

Valentina Sanchez

Fitness Instructor

Diploma of Personal Training
Certificate IV Matwork and Reformer Pilates
ASCA Level 1 Strength & Conditioning
Diploma of Clinical Pilates (Current)

Valentina has over 10 years’ experience as a Personal Trainer and has run many group fitness and Pilates classes. She is extremely passionate about fitness in both her personal and professional life. She has a deep interest in the body and understanding how it functions, which has fuelled her career as a Pilates and Fitness Instructor.

Valentina has worked with numerous clients through weight loss in strength training and kickboxing, injury recovery through Pilates, pre- and post-natal and chronic conditions.

Her main motivation is helping individuals of all ages to move better, feel better about their bodies and improve their quality of life. She enjoys developing great relationships with all her clients.

Outside of Evado Studios, Valentina spends time with her family and enjoys spending time outdoors on the weekends.

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Paul Jackson

Fitness Instructor

Paul Jackson

Fitness Instructor

Certificate IV Pilates 
Certificate IV Fitness 

Bachelor of Exercise Science (Clinical Practice) (Current)

Paul is a Pilates and fitness instructor with more than 6 years experience helping a range of clients to move efficiently and to build physical function in both fitness and rehabilitation settings.

His interest in the body comes from a background in contemporary dance, having worked as a dancer, choreographer and improvisation artist across Australia and New Zealand. Whether it be lying on the Pilates reformer, lifting a heavy barbell, dancing in the kitchen, or taking a long walk, Paul loves to move and knows the importance of variety when it comes to making exercise fun.

Paul draws on a number of movement modalities to assist clients reach their goals, including Pilates, strength training, functional fitness and postural work. He takes an individualised approach to training and enjoys helping clients integrate their exercise program into everyday life for best results in the long term.

Paul’s group classes involve a healthy combination of body awareness, functional movement and a full-body workout so clients leave feeling energised, sweaty and triumphant.

Paul is currently studying Exercise Physiology at Victoria University, gaining more specialised knowledge in the role of exercise in the lives of people with chronic conditions and mental health concerns. Outside of the studio, Paul is a big reptile fan and likes reading about the latest discoveries in the biomechanics of Tyrannosaurus Rex.

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Sahar Babzadeh

Fitness Instructor

Sahar Babzadeh

Fitness Instructor

Certificate IV Pilates
Certificate III Fitness
Certificate IV Mat Pilates
Certificate IV Fitness (Current)

Sahar is a certified Reformer and Mat Pilates Instructor with over 5 years' of experience. She holds a Certificate III in Fitness and is currently completing her studies in Personal Training.

Sahar was first introduced to Pilates in 2012 whilst suffering from Fibromyalgia which she had been battling with for more than two years. Fibromyalgia is a group of conditions that causes general pain and muscle stiffness in more than one part of the body, and can include extreme fatigue and lack of sleep. There is no cure, it can only be managed. 

Upon commencing Pilates, Sahar noticed an instant improvement in her sleeping patterns and wellbeing. She found that Pilates assisted in strength building which enabled her to lead a happy and pain-free life that has been ongoing since. 

Her positive experiences in this space encouraged her to pursue a career in the fitness industry with Pilates at the forefront. She is now following her passion and has devoted her life to sharing this great gift with the wider community. 

Sahar is extremely motivated and takes great pride in being a positive influence on clients and encourages them to become their best self through exercise of both the mind and body. 

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Sarah Ingram

Fitness Instructor & Administrative Assistant

Sarah Ingram

Fitness Instructor & Administrative Assistant

Certificate III & IV Fitness
Bachelor of Health Science/Bachelor of Applied Science (Current)

Sarah has been a part of the Evado team since the opening of our studio here in Essendon. Sarah's connection to the clinic is her passion for sports and recovery. As a Fitness Isntructor, Sarah is focused on helping her clients through rehabilitation by building strength and incorporating fitness to feel and move better. 

She currently plays for Carlton VFL Women's, whilst studying her Bachelor of Health Science/Bachelor of Applied science at RMIT university to soon become an Osteopath. 

On weekends Sarah likes to get outdoors, go to the gym and enjoys catching up with friends and family. When Sarah is not teaching fitness classes, you can find her behind the desk assisting clients. 

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Ella Dingle

Administrative Assistant

Ella Dingle

Administrative Assistant

Bachelor of Psychology (Current)

Ella has been a part of the Evado administration team since the opening of our clinic here in Essendon. She has a passion for sport and recovery, previously competing as a rower and swimmer, and more recently finding a love for Pilates.

Outside of work, Ella is completing a Bachelor of Psychology at the University of Melbourne and plans to complete further study in this area. She is also excited about completing her Certificate in Reformer and Matwork Pilates instructing in the near future.

Ella loves working as part of the fun and passionate team at Evado. On the weekends, she likes going on long walks, catching up with friends and going to pilates classes.

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Chiara Fiorillo

Administrative Assistant

Chiara Fiorillo

Administrative Assistant

Bachelor of Laws (Honours) (Current)

Chiara loves the fun and encouraging environment that Evado presents, where she can witness people achieve their own health and fitness goals. She enjoys the opportunity in interacting with clients and creating a positive Evado experience. 

Chiara has a passion for health and fitness, competing as a netballer, dancer and participating in charity runs. Her passion led her to Evado where she started as a client, taking Pilates classes and seeing Evado's clinical nutritionist before joining the team in 2022. 

Outside of work, Chiara is currently studying a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) at LaTrobe University and also takes Acting classes. 

In her spare time, she loves hanging out with friends, going on long walks and to the gym, as well as visiting Melbourne's beautiful restaurants.

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