COME WORK OUT WITH US!

We are a group of fun, energetic, like-minded health and fitness professionals with one goal – to get you moving and begging for more! Our founder and instructors dedicate their lives to Lagree Fitness™ and indoor cycling and all the benefits they have to offer. We are passionate about spreading the love of fitness around the world. We are stoked to be the first group to start the Lagree Fitness™ movement in the Philippines and Brunei!

PHILIPPINES

 

JANIE HALE

Elev8 Founder, Co-Owner, & Instructor, Philippines

 
 

Janie turned to Lagree Fitness™ when she wasn’t getting the results she wanted from her marathon training. She began taking classes in Los Angeles and realized she found her true fitness love. She began teaching Lagree Fitness™ in San Francisco with the goal to open her own studio someday.

She has excelled as an instructor, training all over the world and teaching globally in countries such as United States, Australia, and Lebanon. Janie is certified in Lagree Fitness™, Schwinn Cycling, Aquaspin™, and American Council Exercise (ACE) Personal Training. Janie couples her positive, infectious energy with a mentality of if it doesn’t challenge you, it doesn’t change you. Get ready to step out of your comfort zone!

BEA TORRE

Instructor, Philippines

 
A self-confessed “nerdy academic” and psychology lecturer by day, Bea got into the group exercise and fitness community because of her passion for sharing with others the unique sense of challenge and accomplishment that a great workout can bring. Bea is an internationally certified instructor of Les Mills BodyPump™, which she has been teaching for 8 years, and has a background in strength training and high intensity interval training. Her favorite aspect about teaching Lagree Fitness™ is seeing clients surprise themselves with their own strength as they get hooked on the shakes and the burn.
 

CARLA GADI

Instructor, Philippines

 
Carla’s love for movement and sports started at a young age. She was an athletic scholar in the Ateneo de Manila University and competed in the UAAP with the Women’s Football and the Track & Field Varsity teams. After college, she joined the Philippine National Futsal Team and competed in the Asian Indoor Games and the SEA Games, garnering a Bronze medal in the latter.

Carla left her career in brand management to be able to positively affect people’s lives through wellness. She is now certified in the Yogaworks™ 200-Hr Program, Schwinn Indoor Cycling, Flyweight Group Boxing, and is currently training for her 500-Hr Yoga certification.

Carla fell in love with Lagree Fitness™ when she felt the tone in her core the day after her first session. She felt stronger with every class, which translated into better performance and mindfulness in her other training disciplines. She knew this was more than just a physical workout – it was also strengthening her mentally.

Carla hopes to share this unique workout with more people and help them strengthen themselves, be more mindful, and to have fun while doing it! She wants her students to realize and own their beauty and strength.

 

MEL TORRE

Instructor, Philippines

 
Mel is a true fitness success story. After a family member fell ill, her and her family shifted their lifestyles and began focusing on their health. She swapped out fried foods for fitness, lost 80 pounds, and pursued a career in the health and wellness industry.

She has been teaching barre3 for 7 years and yoga for 3. Lagree Fitness™ is her newest passion, something she fell head-over-grip-socks in love with when she discovered how intense it was, and how modifiable for people of all fitness levels.

In her spare time, Mel loves to run and bike long distance and sing in the rain. She is the alto of Baihana, an awesome jazz vocal trio, and is one of the vocalists of the Blue Rats, the country’s longest-running blues band.

Come experience Mel’s energy and heart for fitness!

 

MICHELLE CO SAY

Instructor, Philippines

 
With a strong passion for teaching, Michelle has transformed her life through Fitness & Wellness. Having been a yoga instructor for about three years now, with certifications for different disciplines of Yoga, Barre and Spin tucked in her sleeve, she continues to find ways to make her students understand that fitness is holistic rather than just physical, and aims to make them reap its benefits with every class. She firmly believes that no matter what the starting point, everyone has the ability to become the person they desire.

Early this year she attended Lagree Fitness™ classes and fell in love with it, reason why she immediately took the opportunity to train so she can continue to learn and grow. She loves how Lagree Fitness™ is the combination of challenge and grace in every move. Getting stronger each and every time she steps on the Megaformer™.

Michelle is ecstatic to be part of Elev8 Lagree Fitness Studio and community. With her grounded and fun teaching style, motivating positive energy, her students not only get physically fit, they also end up loving life more. She is dedicated and will always offer support & encouragement every step of the way. Get ready to Shake and Burn!

 

PREM TAMAYO

Instructor, Philippines

 
Prem has spent the past couple of years as a fitness instructor in the United States, Australia, and New Zealand. He comes back to the Motherland to become the first local Lagree Fitness™ Instructor in the Philippines! His love for Lagree Fitness™ started in Las Vegas where he found the perfect complement to his CrossFit and HIIT regimen. Over the years, Prem has added different modalities of fitness in his repertoire such as Hot Pilates, TRX, Kettlebell, Barre, Spin and most recently completing a Hatha Yoga certification in India.

Make sure to catch his classes! They are full of life, energy and sass! When not in the studio, you are sure to catch him sashaying his stuff around BGC in his favorite pair of pekpek shorts.

 

MEL SIYTAN

Instructor, Philippines

 
Growing up, Mel Siytan was always active in sports, including swimming, tennis, and squash, but it was yoga that she really fell in love with. In 2009, after three years of consistent practice, she decided to complete the Bikram yoga training. In 2014, she did training in power yoga with Bryan Kest. As her practice deepened, she started seeing yoga as more than just a workout and looked for another medium to turn to for her exercise. It was during this time that she joined Manila’s first indoor cycling studio as an instructor.

Mel is very open minded about trying out different fitness concepts and was eager to learn the Lagree method when Elev8 opened. During her very first Lagree class, she didn’t know what was going on but the feeling afterwards kept her coming back for more! She is very happy and grateful to be part of this amazing team and is looking forward to growing with the rest of the Lagree community in the country.

 

PIPER MICHELLE

Elev8 Master Trainer

 

It was love at first Lunge when Piper discovered Lagree Fitness™ in 2007. A former fashion designer and Cincinnati, Ohio, native, Piper brings high-energy and the motivation to move to Elev8 Lagree Fitness Studio. Piper quickly realized that the Megaformer™ is more than just a workout, but also something that can inspire change in every aspect of your life. As a coach, she wants to support and create the opportunities for you to shine and uncover what you can do, in and out of the studio.

As a Master Trainer for Lagree Fitness™ since 2012, she has been lucky to share her passion with licensees, trainers and students all over the world. She shares what was once a Hollywood workout with studios all across the USA, Europe, Australia, and now here in the Philippines!

 

Piper is guest teaching at Elev8 in March and July 2018.

BRUNEI

 

ARRA

Instructor, Brunei

 
Arra graduated from a University in Brunei Darussalam with a degree and Master in E-Marketing and Management, and discovered Indoor Cycling while looking for work after college. He began taking classes and decided to begin training when he realized he had found his true fitness love. Arra has been instructing for nearly a year and loves the combination of the music and body movement.

 Arra recently fell in love with Lagree Fitness™ after a friend introduced to him to the method. He knew this was more than just an average workout at the gym. Arra hopes to share the two dynamic workouts with more people and, most importantly, to have fun while doing it!

 

FIZAN

Instructor, Brunei

 
Fizan started spinning in 2015 as a weight loss program. After she achieved her goals she decided to continue the workout, inspiring others through her success story. In 2017, Fizan realized fitness is her passion – she started to teach spinning classes and turned to Lagree Fitness™ training to further her fitness knowledge and skills.


Today, Fizan is more confident than ever and determined to help people love their bodies by choosing a healthy lifestyle and enjoying the workout.
Her motto – “Feel. The. Difference.” – inspires others to be different, to look different and to feel different!

 

MARIA

Instructor, Brunei

 
Maria is an aspiring clinical psychologist who is also very passionate about fitness. Maria decided to become a part-time fitness instructor as a way to relieve stress while she was earning her degree in Psychology. Maria is also certified in personal training, Les Mills Body Pump, and Body Combat with a background in strength and high intensity interval trainings. Her next goal is to become a Yoga instructor.

Maria loves a challenge and trying out new things. When she first heard about Lagree Fitness™, she knew right away that she would want to become certified. She fell in love the moment she laid eyes on the Megaformer and enrolled in the Lagree Fitness™ certification program a few days later. Maria is excited to watch Bruneians fall in love with this amazing and innovative workout!
 

NAAIM

Instructor, Brunei

 
Naaim’s fitness journey began in 2011 when he became one of the top spinning instructors at a fitness gym in Brunei. The unique, fun, energetic workout he brings to indoor cycling has made him a highly sought-after instructor at several studios. He loves to pair Latin music with his killer movements that are sure to knock down fat levels. You will leave his class motivated, beaming in positivity with a boost of confidence!
 

NUDIYA

Instructor, Brunei

 
A few years ago, Nudiya decided she wanted to live a different kind of life and began her search for a workout that forced her to break a sweat. She discovered spinning and loves to release stress whilst dancing it out on the bike – especially after work! Nudiya also enjoys hiking and going to the gym. Nudiya finds nothing more rewarding than feeling the beat and seeing a studio alive with people cycling until their hearts are content!


Nudiya is excited to be a part of Elev8 team and this new and dynamic workout! When not spinning, you will catch her pumping weights at the gym, working behind the desk as a Marketing Coordinator or eating with her friends. Because #balance!

 

SHEILA

Instructor, Brunei

 
Sheila began her fitness journey in 2013. After being at both ends of the health spectrum – underweight and overweight – she decided to commit to integrating fitness as part of her lifestyle. She researched and taught herself exercises to target different muscle groups, putting together a full training program for herself. With a positive mindset, consistency and dedication to her nutrition, cardio and training, she was able to reach her fitness goals. As a full-time student and a fitness enthusiast, Sheila believes the movement requires discipline, patience, and time-management. Her accomplishments have inspired many women to join her in her fitness journey.


Sheila is an efficient mover with the barbell with good cardiorespiratory movement and has a background in strength training, CrossFit, powerlifting, and high intensity interval training. 
She is passionate about sharing her knowledge and helping those who want to transform their lifestyle, get stronger, build muscle, and become confident in their own skin!