Dream Team

A team of experts that will be with you every step of the way.

It's all about the attitude, the best teams are those where it doesn't feel like work.

Steven D'Onofrio

Director, head trainer and boxing enthusiast

Proud founder and owner of Thrive For Life Health and Fitness Centre, with over 10 years in the industry, helping so many achieve their goals, Steven lives by his motto — reach for the stars and you'll touch the ceiling, reach for the ceiling and you'll stay on the floor.

Patrick Asiedu

Personal trainer, body builder, calisthenics instructor

Patrick was born in Ghana, and grew up in Italy, where he first discovered his passion for fitness. Patrick holds the #1 spot in Italy’s natural bodybuilder in the under 85kg category. He has a real passion for helping his clients, and lives by his motto — must hurt, or as he likes to say in Italian: “Deve far male”.

Susan Whitby

Boxing instructor, marathon athlete and wellness guru

With more than 20 years experience in the fitness industry and a Masters in Clinical Science (Lifestyle Medicine), Susan is much more than a personal trainer. Susan is a lifestyle medicine practitioner, a wellness coach, a corporate speaker and a physical anthropologist. Susan uses her knowledge and experience to take a scientific approach to your training and works with you to examine all aspects of your lifestyle to set you up for optimal health and wellness.

Vanessa Gomez

Personal trainer, nutrition coach and exercise fanatic

Originally from Colombia, Vanessa was drawn to the warmth of the beaches and communty in Narrabeen to pursue a career in fitness. With a Bachelor in Journalism and Social Communication, Vanessa is a vibrant and energetic addition to the team. Her family taught her that giving up is not an option and it's this kind of determination for greatness that drives her passion for her clients success.

Tui Ormsby

Massage therapist, Tae Kwon Do blackbelt & rugby player

Always on the go, Tui lives by ‘You can’t do everything, but you can do something’. Though she has almost conquered everything — represented Australia in the Women’s Rugby World cup four times and captained the team to victory. She now plays for the Warringah Ratettes, is a black belt in Tae Kwon Do, and loves touch footy, stand up paddling and beach walks.

Lachlan Macnee

Personal trainer & group fitness instructor

Inspired by his own personal and physical transformation as a member at Thrive for Life, Lachlan went on to study Personal Training at TAFE NSW. Not afraid to go above and beyond for his clients, Lachlan will work persistently to accomplish results, while always making it fun, and having a laugh.