Monash ‘Outstanding Contribution to the Industry’ 2019 award winner, Australian fitness presenter of 2018 and 2016 NZ Educator of the Year, Marietta Mehanni is a well-known international presenter.
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.
Co-Founder of My Group Move, an online and face to face education, Marietta is passionate about educating group fitness instructors to reach their full potential to deliver exception group fitness classes.
She is also the Co-Creator of mSwing, a fascia-based group fitness class designed to enhance and improve functional movement patterns. Always challenging the status quo and working outside the box, Marietta is an expert in developing fun exercise formats that are suitable for all ages and abilities.
She is a Pelvic Floor First Ambassador and in conjunction with the Continence Foundation of Australia, Marietta has been an integral part of the development of pelvic floor awareness in the fitness industry and creating the link between physiotherapy and fitness. She travels across the globe educating both instructors and fitness enthusiasts about what the core really is and how to exercise with appropriate consideration of the pelvic floor muscles.
She is an advisor to and advocate for Power Music, an exciting platform offering instructors easy access to music and choreography. Co-creator of mSwing, Marietta is passionate about developing fun exercise formats that are suitable for all ages and abilities.
“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!)“