Meet The Team

The Fun and Fit Physi kids Team Members

Kayleen Tolley

Instructor since 1997
Owner since 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 Teesh and I run everything in the background from Physi kids Headquarters. I do occasionally need to relieve our Instructors during busy times!

I have two sons – Liam has grown up and left home and will soon be moving to London, and Jai is in his final year high school.

Teesh Topine

Instructor since 2010

Admin Assistant since 2022

Level 5 Permanent
Brisbane South West

I completed a Bachelor in Physical Education majoring in exercise prescription and management in 2008. I have also gained certificates in touch and badminton 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 is in grade three, and Zane is starting prep this year.

I also assist Kayleen with administration tasks during the week.

Kym Brookhouse

Instructor since 2011

Instructor trainer since 2013

Level 5 Permanent & Party
Brisbane Northside

I have attained my Certificate III in Fitness, Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care, am a qualified Level 1 Boxing Coach and a Reformer Pilates Instructor.  I have gained 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 part of my life and I love to challenge myself.  I enjoy participating in obstacle course races (Spartan, True Grit) and each year I ride in the Tour De Brisbane (80km) and Brissy to the Bay (100km) bike rides. 

But most importantly, I am a very proud mumma of two boys.

Liam Tolley

Instructor from 2012 to 2017
Assistant Office Admin since 2021

I’m Kayleen’s eldest son, and I normally live in Sydney, as I am a Senior Finance Business Partner at Qantas. 

Before moving to Sydney, I spent my teen years working as a Physi kids kindergarten and party instructor.

I have played representative football, rugby league and rugby union, and enjoyed coaching under 16’s football.

My partner and I are planning to live and work in London for a few years from 2024.

Jai Tolley

Assistant Instructor since 2012 Brisbane Party & OSHC

I am in grade 12 and am also studying my Certificate III in Sport, Aquatics & Recreation. I am keen to help mum run Physi kids and have started training with her at headquarters.

I played soccer between the ages of 5 and 15 years. and represented school in the First XI Football team.

I swam competitively for 7 years, reaching state level, but lost my passion for the pool, and switched it for basketball! I played representative basketball for the Southwest Metro Pirates until I injured my back. I spent most of 2023 visiting specialists and embracing rehabilitation. I'm looking forward to getting back on the court this year.

I have competed in the All Schools Aquathlon at State and National levels. Some years ago, my older brother also coached at Physi kids, and I would sometimes go along to work with him too.

Amie Ralph

Instructor since 2014

Level 5 Permanent
Brisbane’s South East

Kai is the absolute light of my life and I spent his first two years at home with him. He is now in grade 6! 

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!

Melinda Beutel

Instructor since 2015

Level 5 Permanent
Brisbane's South East

I have a Certificate III and IV in Fitness and spent a few years running 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 (now adults themselves).

I have a Certificate in Child Care Studies and my Level 1 Junior Coaching Certificate through AFL Queensland.

I can’t believe my luck in finding a position that combines my two passions, children and sport!

My most recently I have welcomed my first grandbaby into the world!

Kay Gray

Instructor since July 2018

Level 3 Permanent
Brisbane Southside

I’m a certified Group Fitness Trainer and Personal Trainer Cert IV. I have been working in the Fitness Industry for 7 years.

I am also a mum of two children, Albie, now a high schooler, and Isla who is still in primary, 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.

Throughout the year I enjoy planning retreats for women to get them away from the stresses of day to day life, and allow them the space to focus on themselves, whilst partaking in activities and bonding with other like minded women - Kay and Nai's Retreats

Laura Krpan

Instructor 2020 to 2022 and again from April 2024                          Brisbane’s South East Relief 

I have completed my Certificate III and IV in Fitness and am currently studying Psychology at Griffith University.

When I’m not at Physi kids, I am a school officer with Brisbane Catholic Education.

I have previously worked in a childcare centre, and a sports centre, and have a real passion to combine both to work with children in a physical education environment, but the best job of all is being a Mother of two daughters in primary school.

I have been involved in many sports throughout my life, with my favourites being soccer, swimming, AFL, volleyball, athletics, touch football and rugby.

Kimmy May

Instructor since May 2022

Brisbane North side & Party 

I have a Diploma in Sport & Fitness Management, and my Certificate III & IV in Fitness, which compliments my work as a Group Fitness Instructor outside of Physi kids.

My other loves are music and dance, and I have won and placed in the World Salsa Competitions over the past few years. I also teach piano and the erhu, which is also known as a Southern Fiddle or the Chinese violin.

Prior to falling in love with fitness, I attained a Bachelor in Music from National Sun Bat-sen University in Taiwan.

Amina Agovic

Instructor since February 2023

Brisbane South East

Relief & Party & OSHC 

I am currently studying a Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics at QUT as well as my Certificate III & IV in Fitness through the Australian Institute of Personal Trainers.

When I'm not at Physi kids, I am working for Camp Australia in their outside school hours program.

I love going to the gym, reading and spending time outdoors with my two nieces.

Myra Tang

Instructor since January 2024

Brisbane Party & OSHC 

I am in my final year of high school and love playing volleyball, dancing, reading and gyming, plus spending time with my family.

I perform with a couple of dance groups at school, and have participated in school musicals. I also work at Loving Hut - a vegan restaurant in Mt Gravatt. 

I am excited about the experience I will gain from working at Physi kids in a lively and encouraging environment.

Sean Josey

Instructor since January 2024

Brisbane North Side 

I have a Bachelor in Exercise and Sports Science from the Australian Catholic University and love to work in areas where I can support the health of children and people of all ages through exercise and sport.

In 2019 I began coaching at Toowong Harriers Athletics Club with junior athletes aged 7 to 11 years - a role I still enjoy each week. I also work as an Outside School Hours Care Educator with Catholic Education Care.

I enjoy and participate in a range of sports including running, social football, swimming and surfing.

At Physi kids I am looking forward to creating a fun exercise experience that will help children enjoy the activities and enthusiastically participate in the classes.

Dana Drought

Instructor since February 2024

Brisbane South Side Relief

I am a Level 2 Beach & Indoor Volley ball Coach and I am currently studying a Bachelor of Education.

Since 2019 I have been sports coaching at Cannon Hill Anglican College. I also currently work within Volleyball Queensland undertaking various roles such as event management and relief work for 'Education Section' and High Performance Coaching.

I am dedicated and passionate about children's sports and fitness and look forward to creating engaging and safe environments for my students. I am committed to fostering holistic development through innovative learning experiences and supportive guidance.

Lachlan Buckman

Instructor since April 2024

Ipswich and South West Relief & Party & OSHC

I have dedicated my entire life to sport and helping others enjoy it just as much as I have. I am currently couching multiple soccer teams and athletics every week.

I have medaled multiple times at the Australian Athletics Championships for Javelin among other accolades including the North Queensland Sports Star Award.

I am now a Boarding Master at Ipswich Grammar School, so understand the importance of making children feel safe within a fun environment. 

I am studying a Bachelor of Advanced Business at the University of Queensland, and look forward to heading home to North Queensland during term breaks when I can. 

Nikita Waldron

Instructor since April 2024

Brisbane's South Party & OSHC

I am a year 12 student at All Hallows with a plan to possibly study criminology next year at Uni.

I play and coach hockey each week, and also have enjoyed playing touch, netball and volleyball, as well as participating in athletics and cross country through school.

I play piano at the Queensland conservatorium of music and also enjoyed ballet at the Royal Academy of Dance for 13 years.

Georgia Vincart

Instructor since May 2024

Brisbane's South East

Party & OSHC

I performed with Lucid Moves Dance Studio, and Creative Academy of the Performing Arts (CAPA) for 11 years, dancing in competitions in contemporary, hip-hop, ballet, jazz and acrobatics, winning accolades such as 'Supreme Award Winner' and 'CAPA Outstanding Award'.

My passion for animals took over my life, as I began working as a caretaker for horses, assisting in grooming, feeding, riding and providing medical attention for them.

My mother and I have been fostering animals through the RSPCA since 2019, and we wouldn't have it any other way.

I also have a special interest in assisting young people or those with physical/learning or behavioral difficulties how to care for, and ride horses.

Mya Legerton

Assistant Instructor since June 2024

Brisbane's South

Party & OSHC

I am currently in year 11 at Loreto College and studying my Certificate II in Sport & Recreation, Certificate III in Fitness and a Diploma of Business.

I have played netball, afl and waterpolo for many years.

I look forward to owning and loving a golden retriever in my future, as in my opinion they are the most beautiful animal.

For now I am excited about working alongside the other Physi kids instructors and assisting them whenever I can.