Find your love for movement

At THRIVE, we believe that feeling good starts with the body. Daily movement builds a strong foundation for you to realise your potential.

It’s about more than just losing weight or getting that bikini body. Every THRIVE trainer is passionate about empowering you physically and mentally. We’ll work with you to achieve your goals, share guidance on nutrition and wellness, and help you to be the healthiest, happiest, strongest version of yourself.

Meet the Team

The THRIVE family is a dedicated group of trainers and pilates instructors passionate about helping clients be their happiest, healthiest selves. Each trainer is certified in various areas of expertise from personal training or pilates, to meditation. No matter your needs or preferences, you’ll find a trainer to guide you on your fitness journey.

Ben Love

Ben took over management in early 2024 whilst Katie went on/is still on maternity leave. Having been a key part of Thrive since it opened on Madden Ave in 2019, and assisting running the business behind the scenes, he was the perfect candidate to take on the role. 

Ben completed the entire fit-out of Thrive single handedly, and helped operations especially during lockdowns. He is responsible for so many moving parts, with no job being too big or small. He’s the one found on his hands and knees painting, assembling, drilling – in between meetings with staff, banks, landlords and much more. He’s also the guy at the end of the line when someone needs to get advice or to cry, or to figure out yet another technical difficulty.


Ben is an avid Thrive go-er (obsessed with Tracey’s programming) so you will catch him at class or can reach out to him with any Thrive related questions!

Tracey Sherlock

Tracey has long been a part of the Thrive Fitness team, and is the definition of walking the talk. She has been in the fitness industry since 2013, and it shows!

Tracey is a power house and wealth of knowledge. As your Thrive Head Trainer, she is a breath of fresh air who will empower and inspire you to feel your very best, physically and mentally while also pushing you to your absolute limits. Known for her ability to make you sweat, but also nurture you in just the right way to help you grow, you’ll find yourself returning to Tracey’s sessions over and over again.

Her qualifications are extensive, and just to name a few she has; Certificate 3 & 4 Fitness,

PunchFit Boxing Instructor – Level 1 & 2, Metafit, 200hr Yoga Teacher, TRX Suspension Training, plus Nutrition & Diet for Exercise Professionals.

Meagan Linklater

Meagan was first introduced to pilates after having her second child back in 2016 and quickly fell in love with it. So much so, in September 2017 she became qualified in teaching Mat Pilates, Reformer Pilates, Pregnancy and Postnatal Pilates. 

After her own experience with lower back pain and a bulged disc, Meagan was able to use Pilates to strengthen and rectify her injuries. You’ll find she loves sharing her knowledge of the technical aspects of Pilates and will educate you on the importance of pelvic floor and lower abdominal activation. 

Meagan loves to keep spirits high with classes that are fun and entwined with a good laugh, whilst ensuring the correct technique and form is used during each movement to enhance your results and experience. 

As Meagan would say, ‘Pilates is for everyone! The exercises you can do are endless and combining Pilates with Thrives weight training classes ensure you can work your whole body with strength, posture, balance and mobility’. 

Join one of Meagan’s classes and fall in love with her energy and vibe! We know we sure did.

Katie Tankard PT and Owner at Thrive Mildura

Katie Love

Katie is the creator of Thrive Fitness. She began the business during her own journey towards inner alchemy in 2012 at age 21. Katie is a qualified school teacher (B.A Education), a Certified Master of Personal Training through the Australian Institute of Fitness, qualified Reformer Pilates Instructor, and 200hr Level 1 Yoga instructor. A forever learner, Katie continues to expand her knowledge by completing courses in all things health, fitness and wellbeing.
Her nurturing and gentle nature is evident and felt by all members of the Thrive community, coaches and members included. She is committed to sourcing and building the best team to deliver each training session, whether that be functional training, pilates, or meditation in the Mildura studio. Katie extends her holistic wellbeing approach with the introduction of infrared saunas that are open for members to use as they please. 
Currently on maternity leave – please reach out to Ben for any Thrive related enquiries via our contact page.

Danella Mann

Danella has a passion for all things health and fitness, and helping others. She is a born instructor who continues to to expand her knowledge through her own dedicated practice. Her background in fitness includes strengthening her body in the gym after recovering from spinal surgery which led to competing in body sculpting bikini competitions. This has now expanded into intensive studies into pilates; both mat and reformer.

You will find Danella’s spirit a nurturing and fun energy to absorb during each session. She just loves to make Thriver’s feel good while educating them too. Every session is carefully planned to give you the best total body pilates workout.

You can find Danella’s schedule on the mindbody app!

Belinda Zappia

This Thrive angel is such a beautiful part of our team. Her skills and knowledge as a Pilates Instructor stemmed from being a Thrive member herself and passionately studying pilates in depth.
She is equally nurturing, as she is the devil! But we guarantee she’ll have you coming back for more. Belinda’s forte is creating a class with purpose, getting your heart rate up and ensuring you feel the good burn. 
You’ll find her fun and energetic teaching style infectious. 

Jordan Pretscherer

Jordan is a dedicated and nurturing fitness enthusiast who discovered her passion for fitness after completing her Certificate in Fitness in 2016. Having experienced the transformative power of exercise in her own life, she found solace and connection at Thrive. Training here for years now, Jordan has embraced the endorphin fueled sessions and witnessed the unique bond between members. She has also learnt from the best!

Now as a trainer, Jordan aspires to share this empowering experience with others, guiding them through feel -good sessions that challenge both body and mind. Jordan will inspire you to push your limits while fostering an environment of encouragement and support, embodying the true Thrive style

Stephanie Love

Stephanie discovered pilates method during her pregnancy. It supported her so much, and she had never found anything that transformed her body, mind and spirit quite like Pilates.

 Steph wants to introduce as many people as possible to Pilates, and encourage them to live a happy, healthy and well balanced life. 

Her style of teaching is fun, feel good and benefits the whole being. She especially loves guiding you through a nice abdominal burn! Steph looks forward to working with you on the reformer soon! 


Sam Lowe

Sam is a nurturing and highly passionate instructor who is qualified in many modalities being –
  1. Reformer Pilates
  2. Mat Pilates
  3. Barre
  4. Yoga (Hatha)

Sam shares her learnings and passion for yoga and pilates with our Thrive community, applying her training and experience to develop curated sessions that will result alignment, strength and mind-body connection.

As a lifelong lover of fitness and pilates, Sam will tell you she “instantly found a home here at Thrive”. From the members to each of the instructors, Thrive is a welcoming place where you can instantly feel accepted and inspired to become your best self, no matter your background or ability. 

Sam isn’t a fan of having her picture taken so you’ll just have to come in and experience her magical presence for yourself.

Shae Fitzgibbon

Introducing Shae, our dynamic and enthusiastic personal trainer. Shae embarked on her fitness journey with the completion of her cert 3 in fitness in 2021, setting the stage for a passion filled career dedicated to transforming lives through movement.

Why does Shae adore fitness? It’s her secret recipe for feeling fantastic while kicking stress and anxiety to the curb. But for her, it’s not just a job—it’s a passion project. Helping others feel awesome about themselves and watching them grow physically and mentally? That’s the dream job!


Shae’s preferred training style is anchored in the strength training discipline. With a deep passion for pushing her own limits and discovering what she can achieve through consistent effort, she channels this enthusiasm into her training sessions. Her love for strength training isn’t just about lifting weights – it’s about embracing the journey, celebrating milestones, and fostering a resilient mindset.

Sophie Price

Sophie completed her Cert IV in Fitness in early 2023, before immediately jumping on board at Thrive Fitness. Having trained with Thrive for years prior, Sophie shares the same passion and love for holistic wellbeing and fitness. 

She is incredibly passionate about making sure Thrive members feel physically and mentally at their best and uses her personality to keep vibes high throughout each and every class. Sophie is bound to provide you with an epic sweat and will push you to your absolute max.

Jessica Love

With 10 years of experience in the movement world, Jess is qualified in reformer pilates and also holds a Level 1 & 2 Yoga Certificate, along with many extras.

Jess is passionate about living a good quality life and guides members and the community towards this through loving movement and education. She seems to know just what your body craves.

We are incredibly lucky to have Jess instructing group Pilates classes at Thrive as she also runs her own yoga business. Flow, and delivering the gentle burn is her specialty and we can guarantee you’ll feel the most present and connected with your body that you ever have.

Join one of Jess’ beautifully crafted classes today to experience her passion and experience first hand.

We also are blessed to have these beautiful and very experienced gym and pilates covers who you’ll also see floating in and out on a casual basis;

Ashley Parfrey, Giulia Iamarino, Hannah McGlashan, Caitlin Holdcroft, Katelyn Matthews and Deanna Walker.