Meet Our Personal Trainers 2017-01-18T10:09:47+00:00

Looking for a personal trainer? Conan Fitness personal trainers are a team of Perth professionals who live and breathe this lifestyle with a passion, and it’s our dedicated objective to help you live it too.

We’ve spent the past decade, literally, studying and analyzing what are the key aspects, the most effective strategies, along with those small distinctions that make the big differences in real-world results when it comes to optimizing physique or energy levels or performance and improving health and wellness overall.

Our trainers are highly qualified and experienced and will assist you with every facet of your health and fitness needs. What ever your needs Conan has a trainer for you.

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Male Personal Trainers at Conan Fitness female-trainer

Luke Dimasi

Personal Trainer Perth

Marilyn Shilkin

Marilyn Shilkin - Conan Fitness Personal Trainer

 Ben John 

Isla Staff

Why Choose Our Personal Trainers?

How to choose a personal trainer? When it comes time to find a fitness trainer it can be a tough decision and you may be thinking “Are they worth it?“. Deciding who to trust with your health and fitness goals is the key.

At Conan you can trust that we will look after you every step of the way. The benefits of training with our trainers is that we specialise in real world results and over the years we have formulated proven systems and procedures of protocol that get the most effective results.

We have a team of professionals that live and breath this lifestyle with a passion and its our dedicated objective to help you live it to.

Searching for a male personal trainer? Conan Fitness has a number of male trainers ready to help. Please find a short bio of each trainer and how they can help you take that next step towards your health and fitness goals.


Luke Dimasi - Owner and Master Personal Trainer PerthLuke Dimasi is an experienced trainer and has been working and studying in the industry for over 15 years. During the completion of a bachelor’s degree at the University of WA. he personally trained many clients of various walks of life from the mainstream weight loss populace to sports specific and wheel-chair bound clientele. Luke also spent 4 years in management including a State Personal Training Managing role in one of WA’s largest health chains. He has a Master Practitioners qualification in Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) and Neuro Semantics and works one on one with clients aiming to improve their current conditions on anything from un-resourceful beliefs and emotions to setting positive frames of mind on various aspects of life.

• Strength Training
• Muscle Building
• Fitness
• Fat Loss
• Weight Loss
• Sports Specific
• Rehabilitation
• Olympic Lifting

Personal Statement

Whether it be health and fitness goals, personal, career or financial goals, I believe ANYONE can succeed in reaching the results they desire & even much more, but achieving success is no accident. It is the end result of an ongoing commitment to a relentless pursuit of personal excellence.

Having the motivation, focus & determination that is required is not easy & most people just don’t have the time, nor the experience or knowledge to nurture such qualities, and that’s why I believe Conan Fitness can be the driving force behind your success. The knowledge & experience devoted to you will always be there to inspire & support you in achieving your results and true wellbeing.”

COMMITMENT is what transforms a DREAM into REALITY!

• Bachelor of Human Movement and Exercise Science – UWA 2002
• Les Mills BodyTrainer Certified
• Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) Practitioner
• NLP and Neuro Semantics Master Practitioner
• Cert. IV Personal Training

Contact Luke Today!…Book in for a FREE full Comprehensive Lifestyle Assessment.


My journey into health and fitness began when I saw a year 12 graduation photo of myself and I felt like I’d let myself down. I was about 100kg and had put on weight throughout high school but finally enough was enough. I joined a gym with a close friend of mine and for once in my life I felt like I was achieving something I began dropping weight and training more and more, eventually my friend stopped training but my passion only grew more. Another friend saw my results and asked for help, we began training together and he started achieving great results and I really enjoyed helping him. My passion for training was obvious so I got qualified and got into the personal training scene. I love helping anyone who is serious about getting into shape and wants to transform themselves physically and mentally to become the best they can be. That’s my passion.


  • Cert 3 & 4 Health and Fitness
  • Strike Zone Group Fitness
  • Top Ride Qualified


  • Bodybuilding & Sculpting
  • Weight Loss
  • Motivation
  • People Person

Contact Ben Today!…Book in for a FREE full Comprehensive Lifestyle Assessment.

If you are in search of a female personal trainer, then look no further. Conan has a number of female trainers to suit your needs. Please find a personal trainer below that can help you take that next step towards your health and fitness goals.


Marilyn Shilkin - Conan Fitness Personal TrainerMarilyn Shilkin has been a PT for over 6 years starting out managing a small gym in south Fremantle and keeping a solid varied client base. Marilyn has a keen interest in CrossFit and Olympic lifting and has pursued this interest with vigour. Her training history at “The Mill” and in preparation for competitive events has developed an impressive technical experience, which she carries into her coaching: “As soon as I got that bar in my hand I knew I had to know more about the sport and have not stopped since then – even when I was pregnant!”

Marilyn’s Areas Of Expertise

  • Strength training.
  • Core and lower back stabilization.
  • Olympic lifting technique and form
  • Heavy lifting technique and form
  • Cross fit style conditioning
  • Nutrition and fasting options
  • 14 week challenge trainer

Personal Statement
I’ve been a chubby kid, a pregnant woman, a post baby body woman and a lazy woman… You name it I’ve been it. I’m not and never will be the perfect body woman, and don’t endorse the idea of men or women training simply for vanity. Being fit, strong, happy and healthy are the things I am to be. I see my personal trainer role to make being fitter, happier and healthier not only an achievable goal but an enjoyable one.


  • Certificate 3 and 4 in Fitness/Personal Training
  • Box Fit Training
  • Olympic Lifting & Strength Coach (currently completing)
  • Working with Children
  • Senior First Aid (Children & Adults)


  Isla Staff has over 10 years’ experience in the fitness industry. She enjoys working with people from all walks of life and especially likes to focus on teaching beginners how to incorporate weight training into their health and fitness routine and improving their lifestyle.

Nutrition and natural health is an extremely important part of her service and very close to her heart, whilst also offering a no holding back approach to training, goal setting and more importantly achieving.


  • Weight Loss
  • Fat Loss
  • Cardio Hiit Classes
  • Circuit Training
  • Fitness
  • Nutrition

Personal Statement
I believe through hard work and dedication we can achieve whatever goal we set for ourselves. Good health and fitness comes from good habits and consistent application of those good habits.
My favourite quote comes from Aristotle: “We are what we repeatedly do, Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit”


  • Cert III + IV in Personal Training
  • Cert 4 in Sports Nutrition
  • Senior first aid
  • Les Mills Body Trainer

Contact Isla Today!…Book in for a FREE full Comprehensive Lifestyle Assessment.

 7 Reasons Why You Should Choose Conan Fitness

At Conan we strive for peak performance in everything we do and that is why we have a strong track record when it comes to our clients. Below are the seven reasons why people choose to do personal training with us in Perth.

7 reasons why people choose conan fitness

Personal Fitness Trainers – Are They Worth It

If you’re thinking of engaging a physical fitness trainer and perhaps your still on the fence as to whether you should or shouldn’t then let us help you with some answers to the following questions which I hope will help you make a decision either way.

Should I Get A Personal Trainer?

The answer to this question is Yes…chances are if your reading this right now, its highly likely that you need help in some way to get you from your current state or situation to a point where you can start to feel happy about yourself again or achieve a goal that you want to achieve. In fact no matter what the goal whether it be fitness, finacial, business related, we believe every person needs a trainer, mentor or coach in some capacity to help them achieve any type of goal in life. A personal trainer can help put the missing puzzle pieces together so that you get the complete picture, they can help guide, motivate and support you through the highs and lows of your journey. Before engaging a trainer though its good to ask yourself some truthful questions to gage your level of desire & motivation. Are you sick and tired of feeling or looking the way you are? Are you ready to make that change no matter what? Are you willing to put in the work to achieve your goals? Do you think you will need help along the way to keep you on track? Are you prepared to follow the plan that is created for you by the trainer. If you answered yes to two or more of these questions then I think you are ready to take that step and engage a personal trainer to help you.


How Much Difference Does A Personal Trainer Make?

In most instances the difference of having a trainer is massive. It sometimes is the missing link between you achieving your goals or you not achieving your true potential. If you look at any professional athlete whether they are part of a larger team or not. There is a common denominator amongst all of them. Behind all of their success, its the team of coaches, trainers & support personnel that help those athletes perform at their best and get the most out of themselves. This goes to show that no matter what the goal and no matter if your a beginner, intermediate or professional, we all need coaches and support to help us achieve what it is we want to achieve otherwise it is a long and lonely journey.

How To Find A Good Personal Trainer…Are They Worth It?

Absolutely…they are worth their weight in gold. In fact having a good personal trainer on your side has the ability to fast track your results. They can do this because as you go along a good fitness trainer is able to customise and adapt your training as you progress and set the right intensities & frequencies to get the most out of your training hence maximising your results. A good trainer, however, is only as good as the client, a lot of people simply think seeing a trainer 1 or 2 times per week will guarantee them results but their actions outside of the gym will ultimately play a bigger role in whether they achieve or not. If a client is willing to put in the work and diligently adhere to the program set down by the trainer then success if pretty much a guarantee. If however a client expects they can eat whatever they want, train when ever they want and not follow the plan set down by the trainer outside of their session times then the likely hood of them achieving their goals is very slim no matter how good the trainer is.

What Personal Trainer Courses Do You Need To Take In Order To Be Qualified

In order to become a certified personal trainer there are minimum standards of fitness trainer certification a trainer must have before they can officially train people. For those looking to become a fitness trainer they need to have a minimum certificate III & IV in fitness.

Australian_Institute_of_Fitness_LogoThere are many registered training organisations that offer these courses but the organisation that we work closely with is The Australian Institute Of Fitness. They are regarded as one of the top training providers and is a place were a lot of our trainers have studied.

The recommended personal trainer course is a master trainer course which is simply made up of both cert III & IV combined. The course is very extensive and equips each trainer with the foundation to launch their career as a professional trainer.

Some of the areas covered in this master trainer course are:

  • Skeletal System and Muscles
  • Looking at Posture and Injury Prevention
  • The Cardiorespiratory System
  • Diet & Nutrition
  • Client Consulting, Assessments and Fitness Testing
  • Gym & Workplace Safety
  • Effective Exercises for Strength, Stamina and Flexibility
  • Systemised Instructional Techniques
  • Training Children and Adolescents
  • Circuit Training
  • Physical Trainer
  • Scientific Programming
  • Program Design & Progression
  • Leadership, Teamwork, and Communication
  • Personal Training Information and Training Modalities
  • Designing Short And Long-Term Training Programs
  • Functional Training & Injury Management
  • Client Assessments For Posture and Flexibility
  • Advanced Strength and Conditioning Techniques
  • Nutrition for Health and Performance
  • Training the Older Generation
  • First aid

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Continuing Education For Personal Trainers

When a personal fitness trainer is fully qualified they then need to become a registered exercise professional with Fitness Australia which is the national health and fitness industry association which is committed to enhancing industry standards and building the professional development of the industry.

As a requirement exercise professionals must continually invest in their professional development by continuing their education by improving their existing skills, and or developing new ones. The ongoing professional development involves completing 20 Continuing Education Credits (CECs) every two years, in order to maintain their registration. CECs can be gained through programs and events, workshops and seminars, conferences and conventions, higher education, professional practice, in-house training and other activities.

The fitness industry is always changing and every year there are new studies, techniques and systems coming out and that is why Conan Fitness trainers are always at the forefront of the latest trends within the fitness industry.

Contact A Conan Fitness Trainer Today!

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We Are Dedicated To Your Success!