“Nothing changes if nothing changes.”
– Courtney C. Stevens
Whether you want to be able to lift heavy things, be more mobile or be pain-free, Zoe prides herself on supporting clients to achieve their goals while falling in love with the process.
Fitness Playground Marrickville Personal Trainer Zoe Papas is a typical case of a coach who started off with a love for sport, retired young, then experienced the smooth transition from the soccer field to the gym floor. Zoe is known for her tough-love approach – she gets told to “smile” way too often. Her clients, however, can attest to Zoe’s sensitivity and dedication to her job.
Whether you want to be able to lift heavy things, be more mobile, and/or be pain-free, Zoe prides herself on supporting clients to achieve their goals while falling love with the process. Zoe considers it extremely important for clients to be able to feel the benefits of their time spent on the gym floor as translating seamlessly to other parts of their life. She believes this often manifests itself through increased self-confidence, functional strength, improving in sport, being able to more easily chase the kids around.
- Injury Prevention & Rehabilitation
It can be frustrating working in an industry that often sells itself on 6-week challenges and fat-loss fads. I ensure I’m highly educated so I’m able to confidently educate clients and help with the process of unlearning the bullsh*t information people can soak up.
education, experience & achievements
- Certificates III & IV in Fitness
- Olympic Weightlifting Level 1
- Powerlifting Level 1
- Bachelor Degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice
3 fun facts
- Alongside coaching, I am a Youth Worker.
- I could watch Bondi Rescue and Border Security 24/7.
- I can’t think of a third one.
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PT Client Reviews
“Coming to the gym, I was a nervous wreck and decided to invest in personal training.
I was lucky enough to be paired with Zoe. Six months later, I am the strongest I have ever been, the most confident I have ever been, and even better, pain free! I have suffered with knee pain for many years, and Zoe used her fantastic resources in conjunction with her own wealth of knowledge to create focused programs so I could reach my fitness goals while strengthening my knee.
Here I am six months in and living pain free! Not only is Zoe very professional, she is so kind, patient and understanding and great fun to train with. Zoe is an absolute god send, and I look forward to our sessions every week!”
“I began training with Zoe with the aims of building strength and developing a fitness routine to help manage stress.
Zoe is a committed and skilled Personal Trainer, and with her support my goals have expanded to become more ambitious. We have also addressed a long-term injury, which previously made me hesitant during exercise.
In our sessions, Zoe tailors her communication/teaching style to help me recognise movement cues and key muscle groups.
Her approach has been highly beneficial, and it has been motivating to learn from her whilst seeing exciting improvements in my abilities. Our sessions are always positive and really helpful! After years of struggling to find an effective gym routine, I am finally achieving my goals with Zoe’s fantastic support.”
“Training with Zoe has been an integral part in my recovery for a healthy mind, body and spirit. Thanks to Zoe’s coaching, I am achieving my fitness goals and incorporating fitness into my lifestyle in a way I have never been able to do before.
Since starting with Zoe in November 2021, I have achieved weight loss, increased strength and flexibility, decreased body aches, and a consistent training schedule that is actually enjoyable. I look forward to my training sessions with Zoe as she is so knowledgeable and encouraging.
Zoe listens to my fitness goals and concerns and creates a progressive program that directly addresses those. Her training expertise and commitment to making my program the best it can be is a huge motivator for me to also be the best I can be. I continue to train with Zoe as with her I am able to actually make my health the priority I’ve always wanted it to be. I am grateful to have Zoe guiding me on my fitness journey.”
“Over the last five months, Zoe has helped me gain strength, feel more confident in the gym and has taught me a variety of things related to health and fitness. Zoe has always been supportive of my goals and what I wanted to achieve by training.
She has always been my biggest supporter and hype woman and will never hesitate to tell me how proud she is of my progress. I have not only found an awesome Personal Trainer in her, but also a great friend. I have noticed changes to my body that have matched my goals, but have also gained skill and strength.
Zoe has inspired me to strive for ‘strong and healthy’, rather than striving to be as skinny as possible. She goes out of her way to help me do the exercises properly and will always encourage proper form over heavy lifting, which I have experienced with previous Personal Trainers. I could not recommend Zoe’s personal training enough.”
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