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. I attained my Level 1 Coaching Certificate through HockeyEd and my Level 1 Junior Coaching Certificate through AFL Queenlsand. I am currently studying a Certificate in Coaching through Health Academy Australia. 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! I have two sons – Liam has grown up and left home, and Jai is in high school. 

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Teesh Topine

Level 5 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. I am a mother to two young children, Alani – who will be starting school in 2021, and Zane, my toddler.

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Kym Brookhouse

Level 4 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, my Level 1 Junior Coaching Certificate through AFL Queensland,  and I am an accredited Foundation Touch Football Coach. 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, and my two nieces also work at Physi kids!

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Amie Ralph

Level 4 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! 

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Melinda Beutel

Level 3 Instructor

Brisbane’s South East 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! 

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 spent 2017 travelling around the UK together. Some weekends you will find me at the markets with my natural skin care range for our canine friends – goodboybones.com

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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 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 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.

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Sarah Phegan

Level 2 Instructor

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. In 2019 I created Backyard Big Screen – the ultimate backyard cinema experience. I am currently studying my Diploma in Library & Administration.

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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 a 10 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 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. This year I will also be working with school aged children at a North Side Out of School Hours facility, and I have begun studying my Cert III in Early Childhood.

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 eight 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.

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 primary aged children, Albie and Isla, 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 Physi kids.  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.

Cheri Foster-Greenwood

Brisbane’s Relief  Instructor

Since October 2019

I have recently graduated with a bachelor degree in Exercise and Sport Sciences. I am a mother of 2, and am passionate about working with kids and developing their skills. Work placement experience was with Foundations Performance and Rehab, QSports Medicine, and at Action Indoor Sports. I also manage my own photography business, specialising in Weddings and family portraits called Captured by MC

Holly Clark

Brisbane’s Relief  and Party Instructor

Since October 2019

I am currently studying a Bachelor of Business and Psychology at QUT, and I’m really enjoying the business aspect. I loved sports when at school, and was House Captain. I also played representative football. On Sundays I volunteer at my church Creche with children aged 2 to 6 years. Since 2014 I have assisted my Father with the running of his Mr Pool Man business. My Aunty Kym, and my sister, Lucy, also work at Physi kids!

Lucy Clark

Brisbane’s Relief  and Party Instructor

Since October 2019

I have been assisting my Father with the running of his Mr Pool Man business since 2017. I love volunteering at my church on Friday nights with the Youth Program, and enjoyed working as a Kennel Hand at a Veterinary Clinic. My Aunty Kym, and my sister, Holly, also work at Physi kids 🙂 I’m currently studying my Diploma in Ministry. 

Laura Krpan

Brisbane’s Relief  Instructor

Since February 2020

I have completed my Certificate III and IV in Fitness and have a real passion to work with children in a physical education environment. I have two daughters aged 3 and 5 years, and have worked within a Sports Centre, and Child Care. I have been involved in many sports throughout my life, with my favourites being soccer, swimming, AFL, volleyball, athletics, touch football and rugby.

Jai Tolley

Party Assistant

Since 2012

I am currently in grade 8 at Citipointe Christian College. My favourite subjects are Physical Education and Hospitality. I hope to represent Australia for swimming in my future, and am considering joining the police force when my swimming career is over. I played soccer for 7 years outside of school, and continue to represent school in the First XI Football team. I have competed in the All Schools Aquathlon at State and National levels. When not swimming on weekends, I will sometimes help my Mum out at sports parties. A few years ago, my big brother also worked at Physi kids, and I would sometimes go along with him too.