The Pineapple Team.
Lawrence Perfitt - Coach
Lawrence is our caring, empathetic, down right awesome Londoner who moved to Australia in early 2019 with his family with a desire to be part of a like minded community! He loves being part of something that prides itself on building community as he believe this to be one of the most essential aspects to people achieving their goals. As a dad himself, he particularly wanted to help out mums and parents who struggle to find time to workout. Lawrence is qualified in Punchfit, Strength and Conditioning Level 1, Kettlebells, Spin Instructing as well as his Level 3 and 4 Personal Training Qualifications! He also holds a diploma in music and music tech and is known for his banging playlists!
Fav Food? Persian cuisine, plus anything with rice (rice for life)
Fav Drink? Fav drink is a good IPA or an expensive French red
What would you tell your 19 year old self? I'd tell myself to don't compare yourself to anyone
Fav way to train yourself? Fav way to train is with heavy weights and supersets
Which one of Pineapple’s four core values means the most to you? I would have to pick community as without support and passionate individuals around you it is easy to become discouraged and give up. I come from London where it is a common scenario to not know who your neighbours are, let alone say hello to anyone at the gym. One of the reasons why we wanted a change and a move to Newcastle is so that I could have an impact in a community, get to know those who love the city and help build a strong and safe community for my son to grow up in. Through fitness I believe this to be one of the most powerful ways to build positivity into the community.
What was your last dress up party costume?: The last dress up party I went to was themed as go as anything beginning with G. I went as a Gnome... although I think I looked more like a Smurf!
What is your fav 90's song?: oh man! I could probably fill a library with favourite 90s songs. But, i'm going to pick one....
The Bomb (these sounds fall into my mind) - The Bucket Heads
Hot Pineapple? (e.g Hamburgers, Pizza etc) Yay or Nay?: Soz but it's a nay from me, lets keep that pineapple nice and fresh, and my pizzas full of pepperoni!!!
Sean Bastock - Coach
Tell me what interests you most about this opportunity?: Having the opportunity to work along side your team to do what I love doing most in this world which is coaching people on health and fitness and forming deep/meaningful relationships.
What would you tell your 19 year old self?
Fav way to train yourself?
Pick one of our core values that resonate most with you and tell us why?: Mindset- For most of my life I was unhappy, maybe not depressed but I always felt something was missing. I have been going deep into self development for the past 3 years, then one day about 6 months ago as I was driving home from “work” (I don’t like using the word work when your doing something you love ), for the first time in my life I felt happiness! I felt joy, fulfillment and that for the first time in my life everything felt in alignment.
I never thought I would reach this feeling in my life, but I have! I now have knowledge, lessons, tools and techniques that I want to share with people who are where I was, to help them reach true happiness now.
What was your last dress up party costume?: The Mask!
What is your fav 90's song?:
I like almost all music/genres. One fav is Under the Bridge by Red Hot Chilli Peppers
Hot Pineapple? (e.g Hamburgers, Pizza etc) Yay or Nay?: Yay
And that dessert pineapple you get from Brazilian restaurants!!!!!
Isabelle Wening - Coach
‘m just in the process of relocating to Newcastle from Sydney and have worked with the BUFGirls on the Northern Beaches for over a year. Sian mentioned that you guys up there went out as Pineapple Fitness and I thought it would be worth a shot to get in touch.
Passionate, caring and loyal
Punchfit boxing qualified, pre and postnatal exercise for women, sports nutrition certificate, and obv cert 3 and 4 in Fitness
Fav Food? Burritos!
Fav Drink? Margaritas in summer, red wine in winter
What would you tell your 19 year old self? I was 19 when I first came to Australia so I'd just say: Go for it!
Fav way to train yourself? Cardio outdoors and strength indoors with loads of weights
Pick one of our core values that resonate most with you and tell us why?: I think the mindset is the most important part! This is what I loved about working for BUF the attitude that it’s not about looks at all but about feeling good about yourself no matter what size you are!
If we were to hire you for this position and I granted you three promises in regard to working here, what would they be? : A great welcoming and inclusive atmosphere and vibe within the team as well as the clients
Opportunities to progress and grow (I love learning new things and am currently doing a massage therapy qualification)
And to always have an open ear for feedback
What was your last dress up party costume?: 80‘s step aerobic instructor!
What is your fav 90's song?: Wannabe by the Spice Girls
Hot Pineapple? (e.g Hamburgers, Pizza etc) Yay or Nay?: I prefer it fresh but don’t discriminate as I love food in general haha!