Outdoor PT Back – September Update 2021

It has been an enduring 6 weeks and we cannot thank all our members enough for their ongoing support of our MVFIT Staff and Families through this tough lockdown period.

Yesterday the Victorian Government announced some small changes to the current restrictions in place for Metropolitan Melbourne. One of those changes will allow 2 people to exercise outdoors with a personal trainer from 11:59PM Friday 17th September.

Below we have outlined the services that will be available at Moonee Valley Health and Fitness from this Monday, 20th September (and will continue as such until we hear differently from the Vic Govt.)


1:1 & 2:1 Personal Training will resume OUTSIDE at the back of the studio from Monday 20th of September.
Our trainers will be in touch across the next few days to organise your sessions if you are comfortable to return.


  • Across Monday to Friday next week we will continue to offer a lunchtime 12PM 30minute Virtual At-Home Group PT Class.
  • Morning and Evening 30minute Virtual Mat Pilates sessions will also continue across Monday-Saturday next week.
  • For those keen to return to Face-to-Face training we have set up a 30minute 2:1 Outdoor training option at the studio from Monday 20th September.
  • Sessions will be 20minutes of Strength & Core with a Trainer and one other person THEN 10minutes of independent Cardio training (your trainer will have written up a cardio session for you to complete on your own).
  • There will be 3 2:1 Sessions available per hour
  • We will offer an early morning session beginning from 6:30AM / Lunchtime 12:30PM / Evening 5:30PM Monday to Friday.
  • There will be a 2 hour block on the Saturday morning starting from 8AM.
  • BOOK your spot via the MINDBODY APP - it's ready to go!!

We will trial this for next week and adjust it as needed - we will also wait to hear what this Sunday's announcements bring.


Physiotherapy, Exercise Physiology and Clinical Pilates are still allowed to go ahead and deemed essential services. Unfortunately Massage Therapy is still not allowed and we will let everyone know as soon as those appointments are allowed to resume.



MVFIT would like to introduce our new team member - Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist Christopher Choi.
Chris completed his Doctorate of Physiotherapy at Melbourne University in 2019 and has been working in private practice since then.
He specialises in sports and injury rehabilitation including exercise programming and strength and conditioning coaching.
Chris will be available on a Tuesday and Thursday between 3pm and 7pm from the 21st September.

To BOOK in with Chris for hands on treatment and exercise management click HERE.


Rhiannon joins the MVFIT team to assist in the cover of Physio Amy while she is on maternity leave from October.
Rhiannon is the lovely wife of our AEP James Addy and more importantly she is a highly experienced physiotherapist.

She graduated with a Doctorate of Physiotherapy in 2018 from Melbourne University and has since worked in both the private and community sectors.

Rhi is trained in Clinical Pilates and has done her Level 1 training in Women's Health with the Australian Physiotherapy Association.

Throughout her career she has developed a passion for assisting patients with overcoming pain as well as in their rehabilitation from injury/trauma.

After completing her women's health training she also very much enjoys helping new mothers and mothers to be support their bodies during and after pregnancy.

Rhiannon will be available for 1:1 consults on a Tuesday from October and will also assist in running some of the Clinical Pilates and Pre/Postnatal Circuit classes on a Tuesday.


Lachlan joins MVFIT's experienced team of Exercise Physiologists

He graduated from Deakin University with a Masters of Exercise Physiology in 2020 but has been working in the health and fitness industry for the past 5years as a group fitness instructor and 1:1 Personal Trainer.
Lachy specialises in exercise prescription for the management of chronic pain and injuries of the back, hip and knee.

He is passionate about improving his clients functional strength and overall quality of life through exercise.
Lachy will be available on Tuesday and Thursdays - he can see patients with DVA / TAC / WORKCOVER / NDIS and Medicare Care Plans as well as train private patients (private health insurance rebates available).

To book in with Lachy please send an online enquiry or call MVFit

Our Exercise Physiologists, Lauren and James, continue to be available for face to face, 1:1 exercise rehabilitation sessions across Monday to Saturday - email Russell at info@mvfit.com.au if you wish to schedule an appointment with either of these practitioners.

Amy, our resident Women's Health Physiotherapist, is gearing up for maternity leave in October - she and Russell are due to welcome a little boy in early December.

Amy will be available for limited face to face appointments over the next month and then she will hand over her patients to Chris and Rhiannon.

To book an appointment with Amy before she leaves email her at amyrlaurie@gmail.com.


Group based Clinical Pilates will remain virtual for at least the next week - there will be up to 2 X 30minute Virtual Mat Pilates classes available each day across Monday-Saturday.

Physio Amy has some availability for 30minute 1:1 Clinical Pilates sessions starting on Monday 20th September.
  • 1:1 30minute sessions will cost $70
Private health rebates available on all sessions.

Sessions are booked privately with Amy - contact her via email: amyrlaurie@gmail.com
Limited spots available.

Safe Return to Exercise & Taking Care of Yourself

COVID has continued to upset the routine of us all, with our regular gym and exercise regimes severely affected due to the forced Govt closures. We commend you all for doing what you can over these past few months of intermittent lockdowns - whether you simply managed to walk most days, did some gentle stretching, joined some virtual classes or started the Couch to 5KM, you all did what you could.

Physical activity is a proven remedy for many things - both physical and mental. We strongly encourage you to keep trying to stay active as best you can - whether that be at home or in studio under the supervision of one of our highly experience staff.

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For full disclosure, all of our MVFIT staff are vaccinated with one of the Govt Approved Covid-19 vaccines.

If you have any symptoms, feel unwell or have been to an exposure site, please stay home.

We look forward to safely seeing you back in person when you are comfortable to do so.


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