THE
TEAM

Meet our team. We have carefully selected a group of high quality professional trainers to help you on your fitness and wellness journey. With many years experience, we are confident that you are supported in each and every class you attend. All of our trainers are registered and equipped with the knowledge to help you reach your goals.

Please let your instructor know if you have any injuries, health issues or goals you want to achieve with your fitness.

One Team. One Community.

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Tina

Mack-Gallo

Tina is a Certified Aerobic Instructor, ex-Fila Kick Power Instructor Educator with over 20 years experience in group fitness training in Switzerland and the USA. Tina's focus is on motivating others to exercise and have fun while doing it. Her strength in allowing people of all fitness levels and experience to feel comfortable and uninhibited in her classes is the key to the balance of pushing the advanced participants to make the most of their workout, while at the same time teaching the beginners so that they are able to follow the class even on the first visit. 

"My favourite part of teaching is seeing the improvement in strength, flexibility , condition and even body shape of the regulars in my classes. Important to me is that we have fun in class, however still get in a good  and efficient workout."​

Tina teaches her classes in English as well as German.

  • Owner & Founder of kickboxaerobics.ch

  • Kickbox Aerobics Instructor

  • Body Toning Instructor

  • TRX Instructor

  • Circuit Training Instructor

  • Personal Trainer

Giovanni

Ricigliano

Giovanni has been active with martial arts since the age of 16 years, following his childhood football career. From the age 16 - 21 he trained full contact Karate (Kyuokushin Karate). With 21 Giovanni began boxing and kick boxing. Between the ages of 23 - 35 he travelled numerous times to Thailand to train Thai Boxing and Kick Boxing. In 1988, he won 2nd place in the Swiss Kick Boxing Championships. Giovanni entered the Fitness Industry in 2000, as the owner of a fitness and martial arts center, which he successfully ran for ten years.

Giovanni is bilingual German/Italian as well as possessing excellent English ability.

  • Boxing Instructor

  • Kickboxing Instructor

  • Kids / Teens Boxing & Kickoxing Instructor

  • Personal Trainer

Manuel 

Klingler

Manuel is a qualified fitness trainer with 16 years of experience in power and endurance training. In 2006, Manuel won a Natural Bodybuilding competition with the impressive title Swiss Champion. For the past 5 years Manuel is training Thai Boxing. As if that's not enough exercise, Manuel is a training manager with Outdoor Motivation.

His personal inspiration comes primarily from the people with whom he works together. Individual goals, a familiar atmosphere as well as to motivate the participants in his classes are mainly important to him. "The joy should be there as well as an indescribable feeling after the training."

Manuel has traveled extensively in Thailand for his training, as well as Latin America for family and pleasure. His travels and family life have gifted him with fluency in several languages including German, English and Spanish to name a few....

  • Thai Boxing Instructor

  • Teens Thai Boxing Instructor

Robin 

Smith

Robin has been a professional Personal Trainer and Contemporary Dancer for 18 years. He has worked all over Europe specializing in Body Aesthetics, Flexibility and Body Balance. Following his dance career in which he has performed in over 1500 live performances, Robin now teaches professionally to all ages in Dance Technique and Fitness Coaching as well as continuing to choreograph for dance companies and schools in Switzerland and abroad.

Utilising his knowledge of anatomy and dance, Robin gears his training sessions towards Cardio and Stamina, focusing on Muscular Definition and Lengthening designed to improve posture and fitness in addition to physical and mental well being.

Robin's mother tongue is English, however he is sure to charm you with the German he has learned over the years living in Switzerland.

  • TRX Instructor

  • Body Toning Instructor

  • Personal Trainer

Marleen

Gosans

We were happy to welcome Marleen to the kickboxaerobics.ch team in September of 2019. Marleen brings with her an open minded, enthusiastic, and spontaneous approach to her trainings. Her passion for sport is contagious and she is always open for a laugh. 

Marleen originally comes from the Netherlands and therefore speaks Dutch, English as well as German. 

 

Her classes are never the same, but the common thread is her focus on posture, strength, endurance, flexibility and creativity.

Marleen looks forward to welcome you in one of her classes (both in and outdoor) or a private session.

  • Circuit Training Instructor

  • OEFT Instructor

  • Pilates Instructor

  • Physical Therapist

Eric

Friedmann

Eric, a native Swiss, joined the Kickbox Aerobics Team in March 2018. He brings with him years of experience in Classic as well as Thai and Kickboxing Training. His calm and precise teaching style allows beginners as well as experienced participants to perfect their technique and get in a good sweat while doing so.

Don't let his stature intimidate you, Eric is a very patient, caring and knowledgable Trainer, fluent in German and English.

  • Thai Boxing Instructor

  • Boxing Instructor

  • Kids / Teens Boxing & Thai Boxing Instructor

Marc 

Wandsleb

Marc began his training as a professional dancer at the age of 11 at the Palucca Hochschule für Tanz Dresden. In his spare time Marc has always been enthusiastic about various sports such as climbing, handball, snowboarding, power sports and boxing.

 

After 7 years as a professional dancer Marc completed his certification to become a personal trainer/fitness coach, he ended his dance career and came to Switzerland with his girlfriend and dance partner to gain a foothold in the fitness industry.


Since August 2018 Marc works as a personal trainer and fitness coach in Switzerland and inspires people around him for health and fitness.

German is Marc's mother tongue, however fluent as well in English.

  • Circuit Training Instructor

  • Personal Trainer

Nicola 

Murthi

Nicola’s passion for fitness developed when she moved to Canada from London 15 years ago and discovered the benefits to her health. She competed in triathlons and half marathons in the Canadian Rockies, before deciding to inspire others by training as a group fitness and a TRX instructor.

She recently completed her education as a Pilates teacher with the prestigious Body Control Pilates organisation in the U.K. which has hugely supplemented her knowledge. Her energy and enthusiasm for what she teaches comes across in all her classes. She loves how the fundamentals of Pilates can be integrated with TRX to develop increased whole body strength, improved balance, flexibility and spinal mobility. She is adept at modifying for all ages and fitness levels.

In her spare time, she can be found enjoying her new Swiss life, hiking in the mountains and enjoying a good fondue! Life is all about balance.

Nicola teaches her classes in English (for the moment at least)....her weekly German lessons are sure to creep into her lessons soon.

  • TRX Pilates Instructor

  • Pilates Instructor

  • TRX Instructor

Lisa 

Aggebrandt

Lisa grew up in Sweden, raised in a family with a strong background in athletics and swimming, giving her a passion for sports and wellness. From the age of 12, Lisa began teaching fitness and dance classes at her local sporting club. At the young age of 16, she became a swimming instructor specialising in a program targeted at swimming for stress relief.

 

In her classes Lisa focuses on listening to ones body, forgetting about what is going on outside of the studio and just coming back to the core essentials of ones own training. Joy, movement and progress are important to Lisa and she manages to bring all of this together while having a fun time in class and motivating others with her contagious smile. 

 

” When you are in my class I hope that I can motivate you to push yourself. That could mean doing one more push-up or the mental stamina of holding on until the clock stops. I hope to show you how strong your body and mind can be when they work in unison.”

Lisa is bilingual Swedish/English and learning Swiss German during her extended stay here.

  • Circuit Training Instructor

  • TRX Instructor

Alexandra

Meister

Alexandra's calm relaxed manner can easily lead you to believe the training will be "too easy" but don't be fooled. Alexandra has a a deep knowledge of body movement and placement. Her know how guides beginners as well as advanced pilates and yoga participants through her trainings, allowing them to learn, grow and improve. 

Join Alexandra for a morning Pilates or yoga or treat yourself to one of her evening slow yoga classes allowing you to relieve stress, relax and enjoy a feeling of peace. Occasionally Alexandra will further treat us with one of her Candlelight Yoga evenings.

Alexandra teaches in both German and English. 

  • ​Pilates Instrutor

  • Yoga Instructor

Christina

Henderson

We welcome Christina as a new kickboxaerobics.ch instructor. New as an instructor, but a regular smiling participant in some of our other classes. 

Christina's years of dancing ballet has led her passion for teaching ballet and keeping fit. Christina will take over the Barre Workout class as of Janaury 2020 and is sure to motivate and inspire!

Christina is bilingual German/English, due to her South African family roots and upbringing here in Thalwil.

  • Barre Workout Instructor

Pauline

Demuynck

Pauline is a french native yoga instructor, who completed her Yoga Teacher training in Thailand, specialising in Alignment Yoga.

 

Pauline's passion about the therapeutic aspects of Yoga, was cultivated through her own personal experiences of how Yoga can restore health, calm the mind and manage stress. Her decision to 

became a Yoga instructor stems from her desire to share her experience, bring joy, improve health and serenity to others. The focus of Pauline's

classes are to reconnect you with your body, your breath, and to be more present with yourself and others.

Pauline uses her experience in Hatha yoga to ease your way into an energised and focused day. 

Pauline teaches in English.

  • Yoga Instructor

Giada

Rocca

Born in Italy, daughter of a diplomat, Giada grew up in different countries and just recently settled in Switzerland from Miami. Years ago, a simple yoga class opened the doors to a new world. What began as a one time experience soon became the means of escape to a happy place. Practicing more consistently and many different types of yoga, she noticed the power and benefits of Yoga. With curiosity and ambition, she followed her passion and completed her 200 HRS RYT training. As a teacher she strives to guide students through the whole experience, presenting challenging flows and coupling the physical movement with a deeper more meaningful connection to the Now. Her playful approach will challenge you to move mindfully, focusing fully on the meditation that is the practice, incorporating different sequences of creative flows. She remains a student on the long journey and welcomes the opportunity to share her passion for Yoga with everyone.

  • Badass Yoga Instructor

BADASS:

The courage to be your most authentic self.

If it doesn't challenge you it won't change you!