Instructors

We all hold a current blue suitability card for working with children!

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Kayleen Tolley

Instructor since January 1997

Owner since July 2003

Hello, my name is Kayleen Tolley and I have worked as a Physi kids Instructor since 1998. I have a Diploma in Education and a background in athletics and child care. I have attained my Beginning Coaching Principles Certificate through the Australian Sports Commission, my Grass Roots License through the Australian Football Federation, and I have completed my Small Business Certificate. More recently I attained my Level 1 Coaching Certificate through HockeyEd and my Level 1 Junior Coaching Certificate through AFL Queenlsand. I have two sons and a very supportive Husband (below). My job now is mostly managerial, as I run everything in the background from Physi kids Headquarters. I do occasionally need to relieve our Instructors during busy times! My favourite day of the week is when I volunteer at ACT for Kids!

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Chris Tolley

Co-Owner since July 2003

Party Instructor

With my Beginning Coaching Principles Certificate from the Australian Sports Commission in hand,  I went on to enjoy coaching all aspects of athletics with children aged 8 to 13 years. During the football season, I coach the under 11’s soccer team at Mansfield Eagles, which led me to attain my Grass Roots and Junior License’s through the Australian Football Federation. I have been coaching this young group of footballers since they were under 5’s. Before all of this I was a chef, trained in Sydney, and working at The Hilton Hotel in Brisbane. I am one of a very rare species, as I have spent many years as a SAHD (stay at home dad).

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Teesh Jelinek

Level 4 Instructor

Brisbane’s South West

Since August 2010

I completed a Bachelor in Physical Education majoring in exercise prescription and management in 2008. I have also gained certificates in touch and badmington coaching. In my homeland of New Zealand, I worked for Sport Otago providing physical activity advice and sessions to adults and children. I also worked as an Active Youth Co-ordinator for Tasman Regional Sports Trust, and as a sales consultant for Fitness First.  I have also completed my Beginning Coaching General Principals Certificate through the Australian Sports Commission.

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Kym Brookhouse

Level 2 Instructor

Brisbane’s North and Party Instructor

From 2011 to 2014 and again from October 2016

I have attained my Beginning Coaching General Principles Certificate through the Australian Sports Commission and I am an accredited Foundation Touch Football Coach. More recently I have gained my Level 1 Junior Coaching Certificate through AFL Queenlsand.  Sport has always been a part of my life: netball, swimming, gymnastics, water polo, touch football to name a few but my latest passions are boxing and participating in obstacle course races such as Miss Muddy, The Stampede and Tough Mudder. I have two sons in high school.

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Amie Ralph

Level 3 Instructor

Brisbane’s South East and Party Instructor

Since February 2014

Kai is the absolute light of my life and I spent his first two years at home with him. Now he has started school! Prior to becoming a Mum, I worked at Redlands gymnastics in Cleveland, coaching all ages and stages, from 3 to 17 years, putting my gymnastics coaching certificate to good use. I have also gained my Beginning Coaching General Principals Certificate through the Australian Sports Commission, and more recently gained my National Rugby League Coaching Certificate. I love working with children, and have a great connection with them. It is an awesome feeling to see them acquire new skills that you were responsible for introducing them to! I am also lucky enough to have my one son in one of my Physi kids classes!

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Melinda Beutel

Level 2 Instructor

Brisbane’s South East and Party Instructor

Since April 2015

I have a Certificate III and IV in Fitness and run my own small personal training business from home. I also spent 5 years as a Child Care Centre Nominated Supervisor, and then Director in Sydney before having children of my own, and have a Certificate in Child Care Studies. And more recently I have gained my Level 1 Junior Coaching Certificate through AFL Queenlsand. I can’t believe my luck in finding a position that combines my two passions, children and sport!

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Kym Wojtasik

Brisbane’s South Relief Instructor

From March 2016 to August 2016 and again from January 2017

I am energetic & fun loving and always looking for an adventure. I have run my own athletics coaching clinics and have many qualifications in this area: Level 1 Community Athletics Coach, Level 2 Athletics Club Coach, IAAF Kids Athletics Accreditation, Level 1 Sports Trainer, Level 2 Recreational Running Coach, Level 1 Strength and Conditioning Coach and I have gained my National Rugby League Coaching Certificate. More recently I have gained my Certificate IV in Fitness. I love learning and acquiring new skills. Away from Physi kids I have my own personal training business – PT 007

Megan Bull

Brisbane’s South and Party Instructor

From March 2016 to February 2017 and again from December 2017

I have a Certificate III and IV in Fitness, and a Certificate in Children’s Fitness and Nutrition. I have worked as a Personal Trainer and love boxing and track cycling. Prior to Physi kids I worked as a Children’s School Photographer.  When not working, I am renovating my home which I share with the love of my life, my dog, Bones. We are enjoying settling down after spending 2017 traveling around the UK together.

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Christine Larsen

Level 1 Instructor

Brisbane’s South & Party Instructor

Since November 2016

I am passionate about fitness, play and helping young people develop a lifelong love of movement. I have spent 5 wonderful years working as a Flipside Circus Trainer with children aged 18 months to 18 years! I have worked in school programs for Queensland Schools, and Outside of School Hours with Care Workshops, Corporate Workshops, Festival drop in workshops, and have delivered specialist programs for Educators. I have just completed my Certificate III and IV in Personal Training through FIAFitnation. I get a big buzz out of helping others learn new skills and gain physical confidence! Currently I am studying Primary Teaching externally.

Tristan Wakefield

Brisbane’s South East Relief and Party Instructor

From November 2016 to April 2017 and again from May 2018

I am extremely passionate about sport, having just returned from England, where I played Cricket for Ashburton Cricket Club for the past year. During my youth I participated in tennis, soccer, rugby union, athletics, swimming and cricket. I have volunteered at church within the children’s programs, and have worked with various junior cricket teams.  I have a passion to see children enjoying  themselves when playing sport in a way that encourages community, fun, and fitness. I completed a Bachelor of Exercise Science at QUT in 2014, Majoring in Sports Science and Public Health.  In 2015 I completed the Gateway Internship Program for Leadership Development.

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Amy Magri

Brisbane’s South East and Party Instructor

Since January 2017

During high school I completed a Certificate III in Sport and Recreation, which included planning and holding sessions for younger children from Kindergarten to grade 9. In addition to this practical experience I also hold a Community Coaching Certificate and an Introductory Officiating Certificate through the Australian Sports Commission, . I have gained my Diploma in Legal Services at Mt Gravatt TAFE, but realised during this course that this is not where my passion lies. I am now studying Primary Teaching externally. I am extremely passionate about providing fun and inclusive fitness and sporting programs for children of all ages, to help them realise early on the importance of a healthy lifestyle.

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Sarah Phegan

Brisbane’s Northside and Party Instructor

Since May 2017

I have extensive experience working with children and am passionate about helping children develop their gross motor coordination and general self confidence. Previous roles have been as an Active Afterschool Coach, Camp Counsellor in America and most recently, a learn to swim instructor. I have gained my certificate III and IV in Fitness and have two daughters in primary school.

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Karen Vesovic

Brisbane’s South Relief Instructor

Since May 2017

I have been an Educator at Scallywags Child Care Centre in Mt Gravatt since 2006, putting my Diploma in Childcare to good use.  In 2014 I gained Water Safety and Infant Aquatic qualifications and began teaching ‘learn to swim’ on Saturday mornings. When the weather is warmer, I do like swimming myself. My twins are currently mastering their bike riding skills, so this is a really fun time together. They are now in Prep, and they loved participating in Physi kids classes when they were still at kindy! It’s a privilege to be part of children’s lives as they learn and grow, and I enjoy taking a key role in that journey.

Janine Egan

Brisbane’s North Instructor

Since September 2017

I have an 8 year old son with special needs who loved his time at Physi kids, and I enjoyed hearing all of the fun things he did each week at his lesson. I even took the time to sit in on a couple of lessons to see what all the fuss was about! I love little people and believe I could bring a whole lot of happiness to their lives. Providing sessions where they feel loved, included, and able to do anything they set their mind too, whilst having loads of fun! I am very passionate about getting children with all abilities involved in sport, and have a certificate in ADHD Awareness. I gained my Community Coaching Certificate through the Australian Sports Commission and have my MiniRoos Coaching Certificate also.  I love Volunteering for the Brisbane Paralympic Football Program.

Mitchell De La Roche

Brisbane’s North Party Instructor

Since September 2017

I have been the Venue Manager at Ferny Hills Oztag since 2015, and have been playing Oztag myself for around six years. This Venue has become my home away from home, as I pour all of my energy and enthusiasm into the families that come through. I also run my own primary school clinics, which is so rewarding. I have a lot of passion for sports and fitness, and love bringing children out of their shell and encouraging them to get active. I have attained a Bachelor of Business Management, and am looking into gaining a second BA in Education, with the goal to become a Primary Physical Education Teacher.

Erin Dudley

Brisbane’s South Relief Instructor

Since February 2018

I’ve worked previously in administrative and sale roles and feel like it’s time for a complete change. I love the outdoors and have two teenage children that are very involved in sports. I am looking forward to the new lifestyle that this position will offer. Children are awesome, so every day will be exciting! I am also a strong advocate for the care and safety of all animals. I volunteer weekly as an Ambulance driver for the RSPCA.

Jayde Beutel

Brisbane’s Gymnastics Party Instructor

Since February 2018

I most recently competed in the Individual and All Round level 9 Open Women’s Artistic Gymnastics in Melbourne.  I was awarded National Gold Medallist for vault ,
Silver Medallist on BarsSilver Medallist on Beam, and All Round Silver Medallist. I am still finishing high school, and plan to become a gymnastics coach myself in the future. I am really excited to have the opportunity to run children’s gymnastics birthday parties on weekends. When I’m not competing, I am available on Saturdays after 11.30am and all day Sunday. I bring my amazing mother, Melinda, along with me to assist at parties.

Christine Wilson

Brisbane’s South Relief Instructor

Since May 2018

My sporting background has embraced running, football and netball. In the past 2 years I have become involved in middle and long distance running, which fuelled a passion for my first full marathon last year. I currently hold the positions of Managers Coordinator and Canteen Manager at St Catherine’s United Football Club. I am a B Grade qualified netball umpire and for a few years worked for Education Queensland in the role of Early Childhood Teacher. Most recently I was a ticket seller for the Commonwealth Games Gold Coast 2018. I am an avid supporter of women in sport and am passionate about increasing participation and involvement in healthy lifestyles.

Amanda Claire

Brisbane’s South West Relief Instructor

Since May 2018

Recently I was lucky enough to enrol my own children in the Physi kids Sports program that was offered by Ipswich City Council during the school holidays. I saw first hand the impact these sessions have on the children, their families, and the wider community. I was an avid cross county runner at school and competed also in 800m on the track and high jump. I come from a large family, being the youngest of five.

Kay Gray

Brisbane’s South Relief Instructor

Since July 2018

I’m a certified Group Fitness Trainer and Personal Trainer Cert IV. I have been working in the Fitness Industry for 5 years. I am also a mum of two children, Albie (8) and Isla (6) so I know how important it is to keep fit and healthy from a young age. I am passionate about assisting children feel strong and healthy through movement. I like to encourage children to try new things in a fun and safe environment like Physikids.  I also feel strongly about building children’s confidence through providing activities for them to conquer!  Working with children is very rewarding and I am always learning new things about them and myself.

Jacob Eaton

Brisbane’s South Relief & Party Instructor

Since August 2018

I am currently studying a Bachelor of Secondary Education at Griffith University. I recently spent 18 months working in Outside School Hours Care, which is where I realised I actually prefer working with younger children. I have coached Milo Cricket, and spent some time working as a Sports Convenor at Griffith Uni. I have played, coached and refereed Touch Football, and am also interested in Gridiron, basketball, soccer and cricket. I privately tutor primary students in guitar and have a passion for music production.