Marietta Mehanni

Donna Ellerton

Written by Marietta

November 28, 2013

Many moons ago (but this century) I met a woman who had a reputation for teaching a great step class. Members had mentioned her name and I had overheard instructors discussing ‘stealing’ some of her moves. I was intrigued as I had been in the fitness industry for a number of years and had never heard of this instructor.

We eventually met, and I remember it clearly. It was at a gym, that is now currently known as Goodlife in Fitzroy and I was delighted that she was nice. Super nice and warm and very funny.

Fast forward to now  and Donna runs her own business called Cycle Excel and has developed an incredible online training for cycle instructors. A long way from being a step instructor, you might say, but she is someone that evolves and now is well known for her workshops and education.

Donna is one of my closest friends – a friendship that has stood the test of time in an industry where people come and go quickly and move onto the next thing. I value the opportunity to share thoughts and ideas with someone who is non judgemental, open minded and loves a good laugh at our ‘preciousness’. She is truly inspiring and if you have not had the pleasure of attending a workshop with Donna, you have missed out on an experience with an incredibly charismatic teacher.


For more information about Donna’s workshops and online training check out her website:

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