Meet Cherene

Hello! It’s lovely to meet you…

I’m Cherene – a wife, mother, grandmother and founder/owner of Defy Gravity Fitness studio. My husband, Graham and I live in Newcastle (Australia), with our fur child, Axel – and our tribe of adult children are all off living their own best lives.

I guess you could say I was a “late bloomer” – ie. it wasn’t until my 40’s that I discovered my love for all things fitness, nutrition, health and wellness. It started in 2004 when my eyes were opened to the fitness/sport of Pole Dancing just coming to Australia. We wanted IN, and by 2005 my daughter Bailey and I had opened our first pole studio – Pol-arise Fitness & Dance (which is still operating today under Bailey’s management). It wasn’t long before we also expanded into Aerial Yoga, Barre, Pilates, Suspension Fitness and Yoga, and I became a qualified Nutrition, Health and Life Coach (amongst other things).

It was this passion which helped me become the happiest and healthiest ME I’d ever been – and my own weight loss and fitness journey fuelled a fire in my belly to help others create transformational and life long change in their own lives!

DEFY GRAVITY FITNESS brings together over 15 years of knowledge, and fusing it with Functional and Suspension fitness to create my EXCLUSIVE new Bungee and Suspension based fitness classes.

My Mission is Simple…
  • to have you feeling fitter, stronger, more energised and self confident
  • to provide a space where we can leave our troubles at the door, be ourselves, and enjoy the company of other like-minded people – and get fitter, healthier and happier
  • to equip you with the tools, knowledge and guidance needed to create new healthy, sustainable habits for optimal physical, mental and emotional health and wellness!

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