Travis Giansiracusa

Travis is the owner and manager of Tonic Personal Training.

He brings to the Tonic PT team a wealth of practical expertise and knowledge based on 18 years of experience as a personal trainer.  Over this time, Travis has developed a diverse array of fitness exercises and programs which he constantly adapts to meet his clients’ specific needs.
Travis is an expert when it comes to understanding that each of his clients is unique and require specific training plans to enable them to reach their desired outcome.

Travis is also an experienced specialist in the running and road cycling disciplines and is a regular competitor in long-distance foot races having completed 23 marathons, most notably the 2013 Boston Marathon. Travis is a level 1 certified Trainingpeaks run coach and registered with Athletics Australia.

Travis applies the same high level of energy, discipline and commitment from his own training to his clients.  He takes pride in encouraging each and every client to step out of their comfort zone and enjoys helping them to create a self-belief that they can achieve their goals.

Although Travis is committed to his own personal fitness goals, he also has a keen interest in food and wine, especially between marathon training programs.

Alex Charry

Alex has been at Tonic since December 2011. He believes in preventing and managing injuries and changing lifestyle habits for long-term health.

Alex’s sessions always include a variety of training options and draw on interests in body weight training, boxing, yoga, parkour and pilates to help clients improve functional fitness. He enjoys a range of outdoor activities, including obstacle racing, rock climbing, bike riding, swimming and snowboarding. Alex holds an Executive Master Trainer qualification, Certificate III and IV in Fitness and a Certificate in Exercise Rehabilitation. He is also an instructor in boxing, kettle bell and Pilates.

Alex has trained a range of clients, from very young to over 70, with many different health and fitness aims. Each session with Alex is carefully tailored to how clients feel on the day and to encourage client progress.
When not at the gym Alex can be found eating baguettes, reading, spending time outdoors or enjoying time with family and friends.

Philippa Birch

Philippa qualified as a personal trainer in 2010 to fulfil her passion for helping people find fun and enjoyable ways of keeping active and healthy.

Philippa has a strong focus on building the body from the core out. She believes that developing a strong, optimally-functioning body is key to enabling her clients to achieve their goals.

Philippa’s friendly, approachable personality and excellent communication skills ensure her clients always feel comfortable training with her.

Philippa’s passion for fitness and wellbeing is not confined to the gym – she is a mountain biker, adventure racer and also enjoys running, swimming, kayaking, and road cycling. She holds certificates in Kettlebells and Suspension Training and is undergoing training in Nutrition.

Amy Promsu

Amy is our superstar massage therapist who has been with us since 2015. Her massage technique combines a mix of remedial, sports and Thai massage; depending on your requirements. She’s a thoughtful, considerate and knowledgeable therapist who always listens to your needs; tailoring your massage to suit.

Amy enjoys spending time exploring Melbourne’s array of hip cafes, hunting for the ultimate coffee brew. She’s interested in the arts, culture and learning about the Australian way of life.

Alex Grynberg

Alex is the newest member to join our team. His youthful energy, fun sense of humour and thirst for learning is infectious. He thrives on the challenge of assisting his clients to achieve their goals. He is adaptable, and easy to approach, which makes working with him enjoyable.

Alex is passionate about sports and has developed a love for boxing, rugby, football (soccer) and in particular basketball, where he competes in two local leagues.

Alex has a background in competitive swimming where has represented Fiji, so he understands the hard work and commitment needed to reach any goal.