Our Coaches

Dan Withers

Director and Coach

Relevant Qualifications

  • Level 1 Crossfit Coach
  • Certificate 3 and 4 in fitness (Personal Trainer)
  • Senior First Aid
  • Advanced Resuscitation

Coaching is in Dans blood. He is a born leader and from a young age Dan has coached numerous sporting teams across rugby league & touch football at a national level.

Dan currently represents Australia in the sport of Touch Football and has achieved some amazing feats in his carrier including winning 2 World Cups & has played over 30 test matches for his country. Dan knows what it takes from a coaching and training perspective to be your best and get the most from your body. Dan stumbled into his first Crossfit box in 2009 and since has made it the core of his training regime and believes that the VidaFit training system has catapulted him to another level of fitness which has allowed him to achieve the things he has in his sporting career.

Courtney Williams

Manager and Coach

Relevant Qualifications

  • Level 1 Crossfit Coach
  • Certificate 3 and 4 in Fitness (Personal Trainer)
  • Level 1 Touch Football Coach
  • Certified Punch and Thump Instructor
  • Certified Yoga Teacher (Yoga Alliance and Yoga Australia)
  • Health and Wellness Coach – Institute for Integrative Nutrition (pending)
  • Certificate in Nutrition (Basic)
  • Senior First Aid
  • Advanced Resuscitation

Health, Wellness and Training is something Courtney is extremely passionate about! The self confessed health and fitness nut kicked her corporate career to dedicate her time to making sure others are living out their very best life and getting the most from their bodies. Courtney knows what it takes to achieve success in life. She has a wealth of experience from physical training and good nutrition to developing a winning mindset and maintaining balance within everyday life.

After discovering Crossfit, she realised there was no other way for her to train! Courtney competes at several Crossfit events across the state. She also compliments her training and lifestyle through teaching and practicing yoga daily. Courtney can’t wait to inspire you to live your healthiest and best life yet!

Megan Hawley

Overhaul Manager and Coach

Relevant Qualifications

  • Level 1 Crossfit Coach
  • Senior First Aid

Megan started with VidaFit as a member at the beginning of 2013 with the ultimate goal to lose weight. Now 30 kilos lighter, she has gained a substantial amount of knowledge and loves nothing more than helping others achieve their Crossfit and weight loss goals. After using Crossfit to overhaul her way of life, Megan has a firsthand understanding of what it takes to make such a change. She believes that Crossfit is a positive, life-changing experience and is focused on building peoples abilities and capabilities both inside and outside the box.

Aischa Arney

Success and Wellness Leader

Relevant Qualifications

  • Senior First Aid

Introducing Aischa Arney as our Success and Wellness Leader at VidaFit. She is soo passionate about seeing lives transform and change, giving back to the community and is often found volunteering in various organisations throughout Queensland. With her vast experience in event management, school development programs and fitness, Aischa strives for personal success and brings out the absolute best in those around her! Everyday Aischa can be found living out her life in the Vidafit way – Believeing, Working and Conquering! Her energy for health, wellness and life is so contagious! We can’t wait for you to meet this bubbly, friendly, ball of energy and we know she can’t wait to meet you!

Nicole Higlett

Coach

Relevant Qualifications

  • Level 1 Crossfit Coach

Nic started at VidaFit as a member at the beginning of 2013 with the ultimate goal to lose weight and gain muscle tone.  Nic is now the fittest that she has been in her life and attributes her success to Crossfit and a gluten-free, dairy-free diet.  Nic has played many sports throughout her life but has never found another sport like Crossfit. She describes Crossfit as addictive and she believes that everyone should be Cross-Fit!  Nic loves motivating people to train and to be the best version of themselves and she believes that Crossfit is not just a sport but a way of life, for life!

Renae Dunne

Coach

Relevant Qualifications

  • Level 1 Crossfit Coach
  • Certificate 3 and 4 in Fitness (Personal Trainer)

Renae joined VidaFit in January 2014 to do an Overhaul to lose a couple of kilo’s but more importantly to increase her strength and fitness! Renae has always been active, from playing team sports to working in a commercial gym as both a personal trainer and group fitness instructor. After joining the VidaFit team and now addicted to Crossfit, the only thing she wishes is that she had started this style of training earlier! She is a passionate about all things health and wellness and Crossfit. More importantly though she loves getting people moving and seeing people’s lives change for the better!

Jason Larcombe

Coach

Relevant Qualifications

  • Level 1 Crossfit Coach

Electrican by day Crossfit coach/athlete by night! This is Jason but most of his friends, family and work mates all call him Larco. Growing up with a love for all things sport, whether it be coaching or participating, is something Larco loves. After having completed the Level 1 Crossfit Coaches course nearly 2 years ago his passion for human performance was unlocked. With this interest in the human body and performance and the power of the mind, Larco realised he loved working with people, whether it be individual or team and seeing them become better movers and athletes each and every day. A lover of motorbikes and mountain bikes, it’s generally where you will find Larco having fun most weekends! When there is a challenge or workout set, he will always strive his absolute best to attack it with everything there is in the tank but also making sure his movements are as efficient as possible!

Steve Colley

Coach

Relevant Qualifications

  • Level 1 Crossfit Coach

Steve’s first encounter of Crossfit was being dragged along to a Beginner Class, after thinking this isn’t for me, he all of a sudden found himself wanting more! After moving through the Vidafit Overhaul and dropping 13kg of body fat to then add 13kg of muscle, this guy is a lean, mean, athletic machine! Steve can most of the time be found training the house down and always pushing the boundaries of his body and mind!