Meet Our Team

The trainers at Lifestyle Essentials are experts in the fitness industry.

We have run over 75,000 personal training sessions and personally mentored over 4,000 new personal trainers and massage therapists.

Simon Fox

Simon Fox

Simon Fox is the man in charge. He has been in the Health and Fitness industry for over 16 years. During this time he has worked in gyms, personal training studios, outdoor venues and even owned and operated a registered training organisation that certified personal trainers and massage therapists.

He has a BSc with hons on Human Anatomy and a Diploma of Remedial Massage, a Diploma of Fitness (Fitness Therapist) as well as being a Exercise Rehabilitation Specialist. 


"One of the aspects of being a personal trainer I love the most is helping people change their lives. This is what gets us out of bed at 5am to come to work. In choosing a personal trainer you need to feel you not only believe that the trainer has the knowledge and experience to help you achieve the results you desire, but you actually like them as a person too. This is so important because we are going to challenge you every week to do things you may not believe that you can do. You need to trust us! Nothing is impossible when someone installs belief in your heart!"

Simon Fox, owner and manager of Lifestyle Essentials

Michael Beaton

Michael Beaton

Michael has been in the Fitness industry for  7 years and has worked with a large variety of clients.

He has a passion for helping clients achieve their goals. Michael is a friendly and caring person who will help push you to achieve your fitness, weight-loss and strength goals. 

Michael has worked with local basketball and football teams to help improve their strength and conditioning in their preseasons.

Qualifications/ Achievements 

  • Cert 3/4 fitness
  • FMA level 1
  • Working with Children and Older Adults

Graduated University majoring in International Relations.

Sporting Achievements 

Captain of the Australian National Ice Hockey Junior Team at the World Championships 

Played for Australia in the 2010 World Championships (Mens Senior Team)

Played for the Melbourne Ice Ice Hockey Team in the Australian National Ice Hockey League (2007-2010) 

Our Remedial Massage Therapist

Our Remedial Massage Therapist

David Thornton is a qualified remedial massage therapist, completing studies at Holmesglen Institute, in a Diploma of Remedial Massage (HLT52015) in 2017. He is also a Level 2 AFL coach, Soccer coach, Level 4 Referee, AFL Emergency Response coordinator with 20 years of sporting experience in all.

He is passionate about natural health modalities and has learned massage technologies to further his understanding of treatments and management of soft tissue injury to assist him with his coaching positions working both with Melbourne Sports Institute and La Trobe University. He is also a professional member of Massage and Myotherapy Australia and spends some of his spare time in current research areas of treatment techniques to consistently provide the best possible treatment or relaxation programs for his clients.