About Us


About Us


LaVanda Elite is an elite group of personal training professionals with over 20 years of passion, pride and commitment to the health and fitness industry. We offer the complete solution to your health and fitness needs, encompassing the body and mind to help you achieve the results you are looking for over the short to medium term.

Over the years we have seen a demand for a more knowledgeable, experienced and respectful trainer. Our vision is to service this market as one-on-one coaches, provide education for the corporate world, foster a more relaxed, healthy and productive workforce and offer our business model to existing personal trainers. Furthermore our team also consists of body workers, postural analysis coaches and a variety of specialised coaches (i.e: Boxing, Running, Tennis and Weight Lifting) to ensure that you receive the correct techniques to attain optimal results.

Through motivation, education and dedication, our team of specialists will help you realise how to achieve a higher state of physical health, professional efficiency and mental clarity. Our results-driven, personalised programs maximise your workouts with variety that keeps you and your muscles guessing and provide you with remarkable insight into the true world of health and fitness. Our one-to-one specialised training programs are challenging and designed to produce the maximum results.

We believe that in the near future there will be a LaVanda trainer in every health club following in our footsteps and delivering 5-star service in personal training.




Ken LaVanda


Over the past 15 years Ken has been a gym and studio owner, training and development lecturer, strength and conditioning coach for an Australian sporting team, a masseur and a manager of 80+ Personal Trainers and Personal Training managers. He has worked with all levels of fitness, specialising in Strength & Conditioning, Functional Movement, Pre & Post Natal Pregnancy, Rehabilitation, Weight loss, Toning and Body sculpting. He also specialises in Nutrition and various Massage techniques including sports, remedial, trigger point, relaxation, therapeutic and craniosacral therapy. He has a special interest in Natural Body Building, competing over the last 5 years with personal achievements including; winning NSW& SA State Titles, Australian National Titles and a placing in the International Olympia.

Ken has a Certificate III & IV in Personal Training including special populations, nutrition and weight management, strength and conditioning, advanced programming and a current Senior First Aid certificate. Ken continually attends various workshops and courses to add to his professional developments with fitness and nutrition. Achieving various certificates including stability ball exercise, aqua aerobics, integrated correctional exercises, kick/punch pad and many more.

Furthermore he has been involved in a range of community initiatives including assisting with the Auskick program for outback students, Fitness and Development programs within outback Primary schools and initiating the first Personal Trainer Challenge at Fitness First to raise funds for local charities.

Ken thoroughly enjoys all aspects of the fitness industry and especially likes to assist people in achieving personal results and quality of life. Beyond fitness, Ken’s passion is his family. Spending time with his wife Lisa and 3 children Nicholas, Maddison, and Mackenzie is what matters most.



Paul Molinia


Paul has spent the last 20 years working in the fields of sports performance and exercise rehabilitation. He has worked with elite level athletes and teams in many sports at the highest level. This working relationship includes performance maximization and rehabilitation back to high level activity. Paul has also worked in the Workers Compensation and Medicare fields, working closely with primary health professionals in the rehabilitation and chronic management of their patients, including spinal injury clients and clients of all ages, from the gait re-education of an injured 4 year old, to minimizing the fall risk of the elderly over 90.

Paul has an initial background as a Registered Nurse and since gaining his Cert IV in personal training has gone on to achieve a Masters in Exercise Science. Paul is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist and Sports Scientist with ESSA. Paul has over 12 years experience as an international presenter to a large variety of professional audiences on topics including Performance Training, Exercise Rehabilitation and Exercise for Chronic Health Management

Currently Paul works on a consultancy basis, assisting other trainers and allied health professionals with their more challenging clientele, assisting in the direction training should take place, and using his experience to problem solve difficult issues with clients. Paul also continues to work in the Workers Compensation field as an Exercise Physiologist and Rehabilitation Consultant.

Although Paul is committed to the Health and Fitness industry and the betterment of exercise science his real passion is his family. Whether it's soccer with his son, dancing with his daughters or spending quality time with his wife Jodie.