In 2008, after losing over 45kg, Tracey wanted to help other people get fit and lose weight. She set up an outdoor fitness group and started one-on-one training in the local park to motivate and help other people feel better about themselves.
Within a few months, Adrian had seen the group on his way to work and joined in one week. On his first session, he smashed the first lap of the oval, did 8 push-ups then flopped onto the ground and stayed hidden under a tree for the rest of the session feeling nauseous. He quickly learnt that fitness is relative to what you do!
The exercise clients quickly grew into a very supportive and encouraging community of people who looked forward to their fitness sessions, and great friendships developed.
A little while later, Adrian needed a rogaining race partner, told Tracey it would be a fun event and made her run around the forest at night for 12hrs!. Eventually the memories faded, with Adrian driving and encouraging their fitness outdoors and both of them creating personal and common goals.
With the growing community, Tracey then opened the Take Shape Health & Fitness personal training studio in Alphington, with both of them taking classes. They kept on the path of encouraging others to join in, and watched the benefits that came from encouraging others to lift their goals and get out of their comfort zones.
In 2014 after a race and full of endorphins was the moment TSA was born. They both knew they loved being outdoors and getting others get outside as well, and it was decided to make an adventure weekend for all the clients and friends that trained at the studio. After a tedious year of organising, 6am meetings before classes, breakfasts at the studio, planning, detailing, timelines, staffing and everything else that was needed, they successfully took 26 people on the very first Adventure Weekend with the help of the studio staff. From that weekend, TSA has continued to roll forward, with more and more adventures coming to life everyday.
Hike Life the Take Shape way
You don't have to be amazing to start, just start - then you're amazing.
The minute you step onto the path you will become apart of our supportive community; a group of individuals who just like you have wanted to try something new, fun, and healthy, but are concerned about stepping too far out of their comfort zone.
What’s on your bucket list? Let us help you get planning- from training to payment plans, we support you the whole way through to conquering your mountain!
Meet our Team
Meet the team we have created and get an insight into the people that will be taking you on guided tours.