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

Our Studio

The 'original' Evado

Evado Hawthorn dates back to 2010 & it has hugely grown thanks to the loyal support of the Hawthorn, Kew, Camberwell and Richmond communities. Being open more than 12 hours a day means we offer 150 classes per week; the most extensive in our group.

The 'ultimate' Evado

Our 600m2 studio provides every service needed to achieve your health & fitness goals. We have a loyal, university qualified team of Physiotherapy, Exercise Science and Pilates staff. Large Pilates area, gym, spin room and more mean we provide the ultimate health solution. Onsite parking available.

Memberships & Packages tailored to your program

Being the only studio to offer our Platinum, Gold and Silver membership means we provide outstanding value for members no matter which services they utilise (Clinical Pilates, Fitness Pilates & Personal Training), Packages are also on offer for those clients attending less frequently.

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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Clinical Strength

Exlusive to Evado Studios, Clinical Strength is a specialty class suitable for patients undergoing an injury management intervention. This includes anyone looking to gradually return to Personal Training after an injury.

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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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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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Fitness Classes

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

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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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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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Myotherapy & Remedial Massage

Myotherapists are qualified to apply care in the preventative, corrective and rehabilitative phases of therapy in order to restore and maintain the normal and pain free function of the soft tissue structure (muscles, tendons, ligaments and fascia) of the human body.

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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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Meet the team

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Glenn McKernan

Director | APA Sports Physiotherapist

Glenn McKernan

Director | APA Sports Physiotherapist

Master of Physiotherapy (Sports)

Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Hons)

Glenn is a founding Director of Evado Studios and has more than 15 years of experience in the Sports and Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy industry. Glenn’s formal education includes a Masters of Physiotherapy (Sports) at The University of Melbourne where he was the top ranked student in his year level. He then became a qualified APA Sports Physiotherapist having completed various roles with the Football Federation Victoria, VFL Football, AGSV/APS football and National Institute of Circus Arts. More recently his sporting involvement has been with Russian Choreographic Academy (ballet), Riversdale Soccer Club and Trinity Grammar (soccer and basketball). In 2018, Glenn also commenced a Tutoring role at The University of Melbourne’s School of Physiotherapy.

The majority of Glenn’s patients are directly referred to him through word-of-mouth. He has expertise in the management of complex and chronic injuries and enjoys working with individuals of any age and any level who are wishing to return-to-exercise or return-to-sport. Detailed and precise manual therapy treatments and Clinical Pilates programs are a key focus of his work.

Much of Glenn’s work is also the behind-the-scenes management of the Evado organisation and its team.

Special interests:

- Shoulder & knee injuries

- Chronic back pain

- TMJ dysfunction

- Tendinopathy

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Simone Phillips

APA Physiotherapist

Simone Phillips

APA Physiotherapist

Graduate Certificate in Sports Physiotherapy (current)
Master of Physiotherapy
Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science (Physiology)

Simone is currently completing her Graduate Certificate in Sports Physiotherapy at LaTrobe University. She graduated from the University of Sydney with a Master of Physiotherapy after completing a degree in Exercise and Sport Science at Deakin University.

Simone has a vast background in strength and conditioning and tennis coaching. This combined with her prior degree has given her a solid foundation in exercise programming and prescription. Simone believes that exercise is vital in injury recovery and future prevention, making it a cornerstone of her treatment. She combines this with manual therapy and education to encourage patients to achieve their long-term goals and create self-sufficiency.

Further training:

  • Trigger Point Dry Needling
  • Clinical Pilates

Simone enjoys working with individuals of all ages. She also has had vast experience working with children and adolescences and enjoys teaching both the parent and child strategies to combat future demands of the desired sport/activity. She has had vast experience working with sporting teams working as the team physio for the ‘Dodgeball Federation Australia’ for the Australian Dodgeball Team between 2017-2020; as well as working with Hawthorn Amateurs Football Club. This work increased her interest in overuse injuries and in implementing injury prevention programs to ensure athlete longevity.

Special interests:

  • Sporting related injuries
  • Shoulders/Ankles
  • Clinical Pilates & Clinical Strength

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Katrina Laczoffy

APA Physiotherapist

Katrina Laczoffy

APA Physiotherapist

Doctor of Physiotherapy
Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science (Hons)

Katrina graduated from The University of Melbourne and Deakin University with a Doctor of Physiotherapy and a Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science (Hons), respectively. She has actively been working in the private sports and fitness settings focusing on rehabilitation, injury prevention, load management and optimising performance over the last eight years. Katrina believes in a patient centered cared approach with exercise as the cornerstone of management, combined with manual therapy and education. This formula ensures patients achieve not only their long-term goals but prevents re-injury through self-sufficiency.

Katrina enjoys working with a variety of clientele, ranging from elite level athletes to general population across the lifespan. Her interest in optimising performance, return to sport post injury and injury prevention originated from her basketball experience where she played state and representative basketball in Victoria. Katrina encountered multiple knee injuries which ignited these interests.

Outside of basketball, Katrina has implemented exercise science initiatives, conditioned and rehabilitated athletes from varied sports including swimming, track cycling, rowing and football. She maintains her ongoing exposure to high quality research and events through her membership with the Australian Physiotherapy Association.

Katrina also has an interested in research. She completed her Honours in 2014 at Deakin University, in conjunction with the Australian Institute of Sport. She worked as a Research Assistant within the Occupational Exercise and Sports Science Research Team at Deakin University for two years whilst teaching tertiary education in Exercise Science.

Outside of physiotherapy, Katrina enjoys indulging in one too many coffees around Melbourne.

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Josh Sedgwick

APA Physiotherapist

Josh Sedgwick

APA Physiotherapist

Bachelor of Health Science (Physiotherapy)

Josh graduated from the Auckland University of Technology with a Bachelor of Health Science majoring in Physiotherapy.

Josh has experience working with a range of patients suffering from acute and chronic conditions in rehabilitation, sporting and hospital settings. Having been involved with a number of AFL and Rugby Union sports clubs in New Zealand, both as a physiotherapist and as an athlete, has helped Josh understand and relate to the challenges, barriers and feelings faced during rehabilitation and working towards health goals.

Josh believes in the importance of a patient-centred approach taking into consideration how biological, physiological, and social factors interconnect and influence recovery. He does this by working closely with patients to formulate an individualised plan that addresses their needs and assists them to return to full physical function.

Josh has a strong interest in optimising performance in athletes and providing quality rehabilitation to the general population using a combination of treatment modalities including manual therapy, exercise and education.

Josh specialises in treating golfers and plays off a scratch handicap himself. He uses a range of treatment strategies to rehabilitate specific golf related injuries and works with clients to produce individualised exercise programmes training the body to move efficiently and effectively in the golf swing, reducing chance of injury and improving performance.

Outside of Evado, Josh enjoys spending time on the golf course or footy oval where he plays both competitively.

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Emma Watterston

Operations Manager | Pilates Instructor

Emma Watterston

Operations Manager | Pilates Instructor

Master of Business Administration
Bachelor of Health Science (Nutrition & Exercise Scientist)
Certificate III & IV in Fitness

A career in health and fitness was a natural step for Emma after competing in dancing at a state and national level for many years.

Her experience in teaching dancing inspired a love of group and Personal Training, which lead her to complete her Certificate III & IV in Fitness. She worked casually at Evado Studios whilst completing her Bachelor of Health Science (Nutrition & Exercise Science) which inspired a love of reformer Pilates. Emma offers dynamic, challenging and fun classes, and she loves to think of new exercises to push you to your limits.

Outside of instructing, Emma is the Operations Manager for the Evado group and completed her Master of Business Administration in 2019.

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Mitch Stewart

Exercise Scientist | Personal Trainer

Mitch Stewart

Exercise Scientist | Personal Trainer

Bachelor of Exercise & Sport Science

ASCA Level 1 Strength & Conditioning Coach 

Mitch is a goal orientated Personal Trainer with a strong passion for fitness and motivating clients to achieve their maximum potential. He is a personable and professional coach with a core focus on performance development and injury prevention through the use of personalized and sport specific programming.

In addition to completing a Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science from Deakin University, Mitch is constantly furthering his knowledge within the industry. He stays up to date with research and frequently attends courses and seminars to help himself and clients.

Mitch has grown up with a strong involvement in high-level sport which has lead to his passion for strength and conditioning. He believes in strength training, mobility, conditioning, and improving overall wellbeing to develop changes in body composition and quality of life.

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Domenic Trimboli

Strength & Conditioning | Pilates

Domenic Trimboli

Strength & Conditioning | Pilates

Graduate Diploma in Exercise for Rehabilitation
Bachelor of Applied Science (Physical Education)
ASCA Level 1 Strength and Conditioning Coach
Clinical Pilates Instructor (DMA certified)

Anyone who has been under the instruction of Dom will identify his expertise and detailed approach to rehabilitation and specialist strength and conditioning. He is also a highly credentialed and experienced Clinical Pilates instructor.

Dom’s work history is vast with over 25 years experience in the health industry. He has worked privately for some of Australia’s elite athletes across a broad spectrum of sports as well as various Melbourne based AFL clubs over the past 15 years. Most recently, Dom was the strength and conditioning coach of Melbourne Victory FC.

Dom works on a consultancy basis and is available for people who wish to improve their ‘sport specific’ performance.

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Rebecca Stone

Clinical Nutritionist | Spin Instructor

Rebecca Stone

Clinical Nutritionist | Spin Instructor

Bachelor of Health Science (Nutritional Medicine)
Cert. III Gym Instructor
Bronze Level Swim Coach

Bec is a Clinical Nutritionist and Spin class instructor. She is a strong believer in food as medicine and is passionate about all areas of nutrition, in particular, sports nutrition, gut health and weight management.

As a former national-level swimmer, a recreational triathlete and a competitive swimming coach, Bec has been involved and interested in sports nutrition for the last 15 years. Throughout her time in the sporting industry, Bec has found very little education or information is provided to athletes, parents or coaches on the benefits of eating whole foods to boost sports performance, recovery and physical development.

Through Bec’s personal experience, she has found the majority of advertised and recommended sports nutrition products are of poor quality. In general, they are full of chemical sweeteners, artificial additives and poorly absorbed proteins, carbohydrates and minerals. In the long term, these are detrimental to an athlete’s digestive and liver health, their sports performance and their overall well-being. Therefore, Bec has a strong passion for educating individuals on the benefits of consuming whole foods with high-quality natural supplements to obtain optimal nutrition. This has a major role in sports performance, recovery and muscle development.

In addition to sports nutrition and weight management, Bec is also very interested in healing the gastrointestinal tract. The digestive tract comprises several vital organs that need to be functioning in peak condition for people to attain optimal health. Therefore, Bec is interested in helping everyone improve their gut health so they can achieve optimal digestion, absorption of nutrients, strengthened immune systems and an increase in overall vitality.

Bec’s philosophy of care involves setting realistic, achievable goals that fit into an individual’s lifestyle as well as providing knowledge and resources to achieve optimal health.

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James Harrold

Exercise Scientist | Personal Trainer

James Harrold

Exercise Scientist | Personal Trainer

Bachelor of Sports Science

Certificate III & IV in Fitness

James’ interest in exercise and training started from a young age which involved playing a wide variety of sports. This led him to play league football in the WAFL for East Fremantle where over several years he received some great coaching and was subject to high training standards. In addition, he has recently completed his Bachelor of Sport Science at the University of Western Australia and has moved to Melbourne in to start his Master of Physiotherapy.

Coupling his tertiary knowledge and previous experience within the fitness industry, James is highly motivated and wants his clients to consistently strive for their fitness goals through hard work. 

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Div Pather

Exercise Scientist | Personal Trainer

Div Pather

Exercise Scientist | Personal Trainer

Certificate III & IV in Fitness

Div’s passion for exercise developed at an early age, where he participated in multiple sports before discovering resistance training at the age of 16. This lead him to study a Bachelor of Exercise & Sports Science, a Certificate III & IV in Fitness, and become an Australian Strength & Conditioning Level 1 Accredited Coach.

Div has spent multiple years applying his sports specific Strength & Conditioning knowledge at NPL soccer club, Melbourne Knight FC and State 2 Berwick City SC. Within the gym environment, his aim is to promote a fun and challenging Personal Training and group sessions for all ages and abilities, while always focusing on education to pre, intra and post training techniques and modalities to achieve goals. 

In his spare time, Div enjoys watching sport, kicking the footy with mates and watching movies. 

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Brittany Baylis

Personal Trainer

Brittany Baylis

Personal Trainer

Bachelor of Exercise & Sports Science (current)

Brittany is studying a Bachelor of Exercise & Sport Science at Deakin University as well as completing a specialist female trainer course through the National Women's Fitness Academy.

Brittany is passionate about helping others lead a well-rounded and balanced life and has a particular interest and specialisation in women's health. She is particularly passionate about working with female clients through all of the unique stages of their life. (hormonal issues, pre/post partum & pregnancy, menopause etc.)

Brittany has always been involved in sport and, exercise, so a career in this industry only comes natural to her.

Her personal training style consists of mainly strength training but she loves to add some functional training, yoga and pilates into the mix also.

Brittany believes that knowledge is powerful so she is always reading new information and keeping up to date to show up as best as possible for herself and her clients.

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Elley Mensa

Fitness Pilates Instructor

Elley Mensa

Fitness Pilates Instructor

Certificate III in Fitness

Elley has always had a love for fitness of many kinds. Originally competing nationally in Scottish dancing for 9 years, Elley then went on to enjoy Muay Thai where she lived and trained in Thailand. She was also able to gain her Certificate III in Fitness whilst in Thailand, where she was able to help instruct fitness classes there, gaining a-lot of experience and knowledge with a vast variety of client needs.

Since returning from Thailand, Elley trialled reformer Pilates and loved it so much she instantly started studying to obtain her Pilates certification. She has a passion for keeping her classes challenging allowing clients to realise their bodies capabilities whilst also maintaining a fun and enjoyable environment.

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Kara Price

Exercise Scientist | Fitness Pilates Instructor

Kara Price

Exercise Scientist | Fitness Pilates Instructor

Bachelor of Exercise & Sport Science (Hons) (current)
Certificate IV Fitness & Personal Training
Certificate IV Pilates

Kara’s passion for fitness began in 2014 when she began training with a personal trainer and completing her certificate IV in fitness soon after. She recently completed a Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science and is due to complete her Honours year in 2020.

After attending her first Pilates class in 2015 she decided to complete her Pilates certification. She believes everybody can benefit from including Pilates in their weekly program as it includes strengthening and flexibility exercises. Kara frequently attends Pilates classes to increase her knowledge and find new exercises to incorporate into her classes.

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Victoria Greensmith

Fitness Pilates Instructor

Victoria Greensmith

Fitness Pilates Instructor

Certificate IV in Pilates Matwork and Refomer

Victoria was born, raised and worked in Mexico City as a public relations consultant and journalist. After raising a family and work experience in various fields including corporate and event management, Victoria developed shoulder and hip chronic pain  which left her unable to continue Latin Dance, the sport she loved most. Out of this experience she learned that if we do not feel physically strong, our mental fitness is depleted as well. With the support of the Evado team, Victoria went on to discover Pilates and an approach to wellness for reclaiming her best self. This personal odyssey inspired her to train and work towards gaining her certification as a matwork and reformer Pilates instructor.

Having travelled  extensively in Mexico, the USA and Europe, Victoria has trained in various Pilates studios which have given her further knowledge and a great repertoire of exercises that she enjoys sharing with her clients in Melbourne.

Victoria loves to challenge her clients and strongly believes that consistency, dedication and patience is key for achieving positive results.

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Emma King

Fitness Pilates & Yoga Instructor

Emma King

Fitness Pilates & Yoga Instructor

Certificate IV in Mat & Reformer Pilates

Emma has been teaching Yoga, Barre, Mat Pilates & Reformer Pilates since 2018. She has always been enthusiastic about helping others, working as a nurse in the UK before moving to Australia.

Emma aims to make everyone as welcome and comfortable as possible and will ensure a tough workout suitable for all fitness levels. She is always happy to discuss questions, concerns or injuries you may have before or after class.

Passionate about moving, when she is not instructing classes you can find her hanging out with her Border Collie at the park, playing tennis or baking vegan treats.

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Ryoki Takeda

Myotherapist | Remedial Massage Therapist

Ryoki Takeda

Myotherapist | Remedial Massage Therapist

Diploma of Myotherapy
Diploma of Remedial Massage
Diploma of Sports Therapy
Diploma of Shiatsu
Diploma of Classical Yoga

Ryoki has over 15 years of experience in massage and shiatsu.

He treats various conditions ranging from chronic to acute pain, sports injuries and other muscular problems. All populations benefit from Ryoki’s approach, in particular sportspeople, office workers, children and elderly. A range of techniques are used including trigger point therapy, myofascial release, deep tissue, shiatsu, acupressure and muscle energy techniques.  Combining Western medicine with Chinese medicine theory can be of benefit to challenging cases in Ryoki’s view.

In 2017, Ryoki completed his Diploma of Myotherapy. This adds to his already extensive list of treatment options and also means he is able to use a range of dry needling techniques.

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Lauren Riva

Administrative Assistant

Lauren Riva

Administrative Assistant

Master of Dietetics

Bachelor of Health Science

Lauren has been part of Evado’s reception team since 2016 and thoroughly enjoys working with both clients and staff to assist in the delivery of quality services and a positive experience for all. 

Lauren’s experience in the health and wellness space began many years ago during her studies in Psychology. She has since also completed a Bachelors Degree in Science and Masters in Dietetics, and now additionally works in private practice as a Dietitian. 

Outside of work, Lauren enjoys spending her weekends hiking around the Mornington Peninsula, or browsing Melbourne’s best markets and bookstores with friends. 

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Kate French

Administrative Assistant

Kate French

Administrative Assistant

Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Arts

Kate has experienced both the fitness and clinical side of Evado as a client before joining our administrative team in 2020. She is passionate about working in a fun and lively environment, and brings this attitude with her to work each day.

Kate has recently completed a Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Arts at Monash University. Outside of work, you will likely find Kate walking through her local park, iced coffee in hand.
 

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Kate Swain

Administrative Assistant

Kate Swain

Administrative Assistant

Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science (current)

Driven by her passion for movement and assisting others live their healthiest lives, Kate is a lively member of Hawthorn’s Administrative team. Kate has over 6 years of customer service experience, and is energised by helping people, no matter what their need.


Outside of her administrative work, Kate is studying her Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science at Deakin University, aspiring to become an Exercise Physiologist. She has recently received qualifications in reformer and matwork Pilates instruction, and after 12 years of dance training has become a dance teacher.


As Kate’s life is centred around movement and helping others, she enjoys being able to make this possible for all the lovely clients at Hawthorn, whilst on the Administrative team.

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Phoebe Ditchburn

Administrative Assistant

Phoebe Ditchburn

Administrative Assistant

Bachelor of Business (current)

Phoebe thoroughly enjoys working at Evado as it provides her great joy to support and coordinate individuals with their health and wellbeing journey. She takes great delight in having interactions with clients and welcomes the opportunity to communicate with them on a daily basis. 

Phoebe graduated from Carey Grammar School in 2020 and is currently studying a Bachelor of Business at Monash University.

Phoebe has a keen interest in sport and has been a part of many swimming, netball and water polo teams over the years. Her involvement in sport is what lead her to become a Physiotherapy client at Evado, before joining the team in 2021. 

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