Marietta Mehanni is an award winning Australian presenter with over 20 years of teaching experience in both land and water based group exercise.
Marietta presents regularly at prestigious fitness conventions both in Australia and many countries around the world, on group fitness trends and programs. She is the international Master Trainer and Education Coordinator for Gymstick International Oy, developing numerous education programs for instructors, as well as refining and delivering the education for all Gymstick master trainers around the world.
Marietta is a proud ambassador for the Continence Foundation of Australia and has been working closely with established women’s health physiotherapists to spread the word regarding the truth about core and the importance of pelvic floor. She travels across Australia and New Zealand educating both instructors and fitness enthusiasts about what the core really is and how to exercise with appropriate consideration of the pelvic floor muscles.
Marietta is an advisor to and advocate for Classcast. An exciting platform offering instructors easy access to choreography, exercises amd music. Gymstick Online was the pilot program and now serves hundreds of qualified Gymstick instructors around the world. A great step forward with technology, which provides a simple solution to all your class creation needs.
With many successful years of presenting in the fitness industry, Marietta has created a course for aspiring presenters offering them an opportunity to gain skills that will not only prepare them for presenting, but also help with personal development.
A highly respected program coordinator for 7 various health and fitness clubs, Marietta has been featured in the Australian media for both group fitness and aqua aerobics, Marietta is considered to be an expert in instructor training and education.
“Instructors are the most important part of any group exercise program. They give life to the program, help develop the skills required to use equipment correctly and help to create the culture in a fitness club. Quality instructor training is, therefore, vital to the success of any group fitness class and overall program. This is an area that I am passionate about and it has been the driving force in my presenting and lecturing career. ‘Train instructors well and they will look after your customers’ is my motto for program coordinating”
Having taught group exercise classes as a full time career, Marietta understands what it takes to make classes fun, effective and inspiring. Attention to detail is her strength and she applies her knowledge in her workouts to assist and educate participants in how to get the most out of every session.
“I love having different abilities and skill levels in my classes. It challenges me as an instructor to provide a workout that is achievable and FUN! Everyone works out at different levels and have different reasons for coming along to the gym. My wish is to guide and instruct a group of people through a class that will hopefully achieve their individual goals.”
“Group fitness is such a great career, because there is so much diversity – teaching classes which vary from club to club, different music, different abilities and then there is the lecturing, examining, presenting courses and workshops, and let’s not forget the traveling to conventions and networking with amazing people whose own experiences vastly differ to mine. The only other thing that I have a passion for that is not group fitness is food – I love to eat (and when you have a job that pays you to burn calories – why not!)”