Empowering more people to live and grow old free from preventable disease, in a state of happiness and comfort.
CoreFit opened in 2012 by local husband and wife team, Dan and Ali Marshall.
In this time, CoreFit Newcastle have become the leader in providing Novocastrians in their 30s, 40s and 50s with the confidence to live a healthy, sustainable lifestyle while achieving amazing results!
They have helped hundreds of local women and men achieve their goals as well as raised over $45,000 for charity through their locally recognised Pump It In Pink Charity Bootcamp, Revive Breast Cancer Program and Push Ups for Camp Quality Charity event. They have also been proud sponsors of Camp Quality’s 1000 ks 4 Kids.
If like many of our members – you’re new to fitness, looking for a new challenge, or have dedicated recent years to family or career at the expense of your health, then we’d love to give you the kick-start you need!
The fuel that drives us. We are passionate about helping our members & team slide right.
We thrive on providing a positive, welcoming environment for our members & our team.
We hold ourselves accountable to being reliable, responsive & trustworthy.
We pride ourselves on delivering a consistent high level of service to our members.
We expect respect to be shown between all members & our team.
We love celebrating wins & seeing our members & team succeed.
At age 19 Dan became unwell which led to a number of hospital visits, inactivity and a lack of confidence. Months down the track, he was diagnosed with Coeliac disease and began the slow road to recovery which meant a significant change in diet and a very slow return to exercise whilst battling fatigue.
The diagnosis was a blessing in disguise as it forced him to re-evaluate his approach to nutrition and exercise, which in previous years had comprised of unhealthy habits, namely lots of takeaway and processed foods.
Today Dan incorporates weights, cycling and functional training into his routine. The extent of his own personal health challenges alongside 12 years of personal training experience have provided him with a lifetime of knowledge and different perspectives on fitness.
At age 26, Ali sustained an unfortunate injury, when she ruptured the C 5/6 discs in her cervical spine and as a result underwent a rehabilitation regime. The experience was a turning point which then altered her approach and appreciation of human movement.
The experience has given her a greater understanding of the human body and an ability to relate to clients who have sustained and continue to experience chronic pain as part of their day to day living.
Having to live with and overcome chronic pain has empowered Ali to reinforce the importance of positive mindset and focusing on what you can do, rather than what you can’t.
So roughly 10 years ago I found myself embracing another new year with the same goals. Be fitter and healthier, I was so unhappy with the person i saw in the mirror.
My time was all about work, being a mum, a wife that I didn’t invest any time in me. So I decided to join the gym…three memberships later I finally committed to my health. But it wasn’t easy, many times I would drive into the gym carpark and being so overcome with anxiety I would drive home and feel disappointed in myself.
I eventually became a regular in group fitness and started to feel alive again. I then started doing weights and feeling strong.
Then I challenged myself with running. I couldn’t run 1 km without stopping multiple times. But I kept at it, I loved overcoming that negative voice in my head. I did my first 5k run, then 12k to a Half Marathon and I wondered how far I could go? So I signed up for Comrades Marathon a 90k run in South Africa. I trained for 7 months, 6 days a week whilst working full time. The run has to be completed in 12hrs …I finished in 11hr 57mins 48 sec. I finished just..but I finished.
That run changed my life. I knew from that day I wanted to study fitness and positive mindset and ultimately help as many people as I can to achieve a goal in their life they never thought possible. It’s all about the journey not the destination.
As a kid I was always active playing soccer, rugby league and ice hockey. It wasn’t until I left high school and joined the army that my fitness journey begun.
Fast forward 5 years and after transitioning to a career in the NSW Police Force my training continued and my passion for health and fitness begun to grow. Over the next 13 years I continued my training and experimented with all kinds of training; HIIT, Strength training, Cardio, CrossFit and F45.
It wasn’t until 2019, when I was diagnosed with PTSD and Bipolar that my passion for fitness and helping other people achieve their fitness goals became a reality. Facing my own struggles and possible medical retirement from the Police Force I went searching for another career option and what better choice then something that made me happy, fitness!
Through my own personal struggles with mental health not only did fitness become a passion but a personal management strategy to live a healthy and vibrant life.
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I am an ocean loving Yogi who is passionate in sharing all things Yoga with all that I meet.
I believe the benefits of Yoga are endless- to build strength for our bones and muscles, increased mobility, stress reducing, a perfect compliment to high intensity exercise and time to calm the busy mind.
I aim to provide a nurturing and accommodating environment for all Yogis no matter what stage of life or level of fitness they are at. Each class has asana flows (movement linked to breath), breathing practices and meditation.
Why not give balance to your wellness habits with a Yoga class at CoreFit.
For many years now I have assisted businesses in increasing their social media presence in the beauty, mum and child, and health and wellness industries.
Supporting businesses in reaching more people and increasing sales isn’t just about the money for me, it’s about assisting the community to resolve their problems or overcoming their hurdles in order to live a healthier life.
In recent years, more of us have suffered poor health and I have experienced it first hand too. So I understand the importance of staying physically fit and healthy.
As part of the CoreFit Team, I help them raise awareness of the important of health and fitness so we can help more people in the community to live a long vibrant life!
Molly has been part of the CoreFit family for 4 years and loves greeting people as they walk in the door. She loves pats, interaction, and gets easily excited.
Molly believes everyone should play with her and give her heaps of tummy rubs.
Workout Nickname – Lick ‘em to death
Taco is very new to the CoreFit family and loves greeting people with kisses. He loves pats and belly rubs. Taco believes everyone should give him belly rubs all the time.
Workout Nickname – Kiss ‘em to death
We have helped over 1000 clients better their health.
In just under 10 months I’ve lost 15kg. More importantly, I find that my mental health is also slowly improving, and my mood is much better on the days I go to CoreFit.
Since starting at CoreFit I’ve put on muscle, lost a lot of weight and made some great friends along the way too!
"I've hit so many P.B’s over the last 12 months, stuff I never thought I could! I've lost quite a few centimetres all over, and my mental health is so much better. I also have self confidence that I haven't had in many, many years. I also now believe in myself."
“I’ve got more muscle tone, achieved weight loss, flexibility & endurance. I’m feeling fitter every week.”
“The number 1 thing I love most about CoreFit is the safe and comfortable environment I train in.”
“I just feel so much better in myself. I have more energy and enjoy working out with people who become friends.”
“Since joining CoreFit my mood and outlook has improved immensely.”
“Since joining CoreFit my clothes fit better & I’ve reduced injuries.”
“I got my spark back. I’m more motivated to do activities I wouldn’t of done in the past.”
“Since joining CoreFit my clothes fit better & I’ve reduced injuries.”
“Regular exercise has been amazing for not only my physical health but mental health too.”
"11 kilos lighter and my cholesterol is down by 0.7!"
"I have lost close to 10 kilos and I’m feeling great."
"I have more energy, more motivation, sleeping better, more active, less stressed and my diabetes is more controlled than what it was going from a HbA1C of 10.9 to a 7.5 (aiming for a 6.5)."
"Going to the gym has now become a way of life and never fees like a chore."
"I like my body now and have more confidence in myself."
" I haven't felt this fit since my 20's."
"I feel much more energetic, am sleeping better and more positive about life in general."
"I’ve lost a few kilos, smashed some PB’s I never imagined I would, and I’ve become more confident."
" In March I was approx. 109kg, I am now 93.5kg. 15kg in less than 6 months!"
"I am so much stronger, healthier and happier."
"I have lost over 12kg, my eating habits have changed where I am eating healthier, cut my meal portions down and drink water and sparkling water instead of fizzy drinks."
"I improved my diet and fitness to no end and lost 12 kilos."
"I have a much improved attitude and am extremely consistent in my efforts of saying ‘ I can do that.’
"I have lost 20 kilos in 20 weeks and 15cms off my stomach."
I have lost 28 kilos, built so much strength and can run now."
"I feel so much stronger, I’m sleeping better, I have far more energy to be a father and husband and I have my self confidence back."
"I can finally see the person I use to be."
"I have more energy, sleep better and can actually fit into more then 3 things in my wardrobe."
"I have lost my goal weight and been able to maintain it."
"I have increase my strength and fitness, have more self-confidence and more motivation."
"I have lost 28kg and have my motivation back.
"It's great to find a trainer that actually listens to you."
"I've lost 7 kilos and improved my strength, speed and endurance."
"My fitness and mental health have improved to no end."
"I have achieved more then I ever thought I could."
"I have lost 45 kilos and my fitness has gone through the roof."
"Training has become a habit I can't seem to break and I don't want too."
"I now feel I can conquer anything."
"I feel great and my confidence has returned."
"I am now in love with exercise and eating well."
"I wanted to take care of myself so I could take care of my family."
"I feel like I have some control for the first time."
"I am happy and have my confidence back."
"I am fitter, stronger and healthier."
"It's amazing what you can do when you put your mind to it."
"For the first time, I know what being fit and healthy actually is."
"I don't remember the last time I had so much confidence."
"I have lost 10 kilos and feel fit, toned and ready."
"I'm 4 kilos and 14 centimetres down."
"If you wish to have the best life, I recommend CoreFit."
"I dropped 8 kilos and have never looked back."
"I dropped 10 kilos ready for my wedding."
"I love life now and owe it all to CoreFit."
" I have lost 18 kilos and I'm so happy with how good I feel."
"I am happy now with how I look and feel."
"CoreFit not only helped me with my fitness, but they had a massive impact on my mental health."
"I can truly say my fitness & strength has grown dramatically but more importantly my confidence and my mental state has improved so much."
" I have lost 15 kilos and dropped 2 pant sizes."
" I have lost 10 kilos and several centimetres."
" I am stronger, fitter, 10 kgs lighter and much more active."
"I’m feeling fit, toned and have dropped weight, centimetres and clothing sizes."
"Here I am now 6 months later, fitter then I have been in years and experiencing a time in my life where back pain is now unusual and not the normal."