Founder and Head Coach

Ange Drake

Ange grew up in country Victoria, playing weekend sport and with lots of room to run around. She fell in love with human movement from an early age and started in the industry as a secondary physical education teacher in the northern suburbs of Melbourne. But Ange soon realised that her true passion was to support women and girls specifically through their many different stages of life and to help every woman feel empowered and confident. 

Ange is a highly skilled fitness professional with experience and qualifications in pre and post natal exercise, nutrition, Level 1  Strength and Conditioning, Level 1 Powerlifting, mat Pilates, boxing and more. The strategies and system taught at 23W mirrors Ange’s philosophy in health and fitness. Be patient, be consistent and be reflective. Learn how to be 1% better everyday, how to lift weights properly and fuel your body in accordance to your goals! In doing so, you will unlock  the key to long-term sustainable results. 

Away from the gym, she is a busy mum of two, a typical Melbourne coffee lover, enjoys home restoration, snowboarding and going on adventures with her hubby, Jeremy. She is also a hopeless romantic comedy/chick flick tragic, want-to-be surfer and freestyle cook.

Membership Manager

Asha Khan

Asha Khan has been part of the 23W family since September 2018. She loves every second of working with the strong, powerful and kind women who train at the gym.

Heavy lifting makes her feel incredible and she loves sharing her passion for weight training with the 23W crew. Asha also loves putting together high intensity sessions that incorporates functional movement, boxing and killer core workouts. Outside of the gym she enjoys cooking delicious vegan meals, hanging out with her boyfriend Josh, reading on the couch and spending time with her sister’s dog (seriously – they are very attached!).

Head Coach

Krystal Wall

Originally from New Zealand, Krystal has had more than 6 years in the industry coaching and managing a successful gym. Cert 3 & 4 Qualified & Pre & post natal trained. She found her love for strength training when she competed in bikini back in 2015 and never looked back. 

Just recently becoming a mum Krystal knows the importance of getting back to training and how challenging it can be with a new baby. She loves being apart of a community like 23W because we make it possible. Krystal is passionate about helping women lift with confidence, feeling empowered and feeling unstoppable. 

You will see Krystal with a big smile, having a laugh, make you feel welcome and supported in your journey. After one of Krystal’s sessions you will always walk out feeling powerful and strong!

Community Coordinator

Tarlee Leckie

Tarlee has been in the health and fitness industry for 5 years, working in all aspects from sales, management and coaching.
Her expertise dwells into female health and well-being, focusing on strength training and muscle growth from her own experienced and studies, assisting in helping women become the strongest and most confident version of themselves!

Outside of when she’s coaching, Tarlee’s own training and programming tailors around her Professional Wrestling career, having been a wrestler for 8 years and travelled all over Australia, China, New Zealand and America!

Coach and Pilates Instructor

Filomena Perra

Filomena has been teaching all things fitness for an epic 30 years…and she still LOVES IT!! She holds a Diploma in Fitness plus countless other qualifications in fitness & wellness. She really delivers and celebrates all types of movement.

From Pilates, Kick/Boxing, HIIT, Strength, Dance and more!

Her personal goal is to program innovative exercise formats to keep you motivated. The merging of her qualifications and experience brings creativity and fun to her sessions, plus you will feel confident that you are moving safely.

Fil has an infectious passion for movement that tends to rub off!

Coach and Weightlifting Specialist

Hayley Adams

Hayley has been involved in Health and Fitness from a young age, participating in many different sports from dancing to competitive Cross-Country Skiing. She found her love for Strength and Conditioning in 2019 and has since completed her Cert 3 and 4 in personal training, CrossFit level 1 and has been coaching group fitness for the last 2 years.

She is very passionate about helping others to feel comfortable in the gym setting and supporting them on their journey as they get into lifting weights. Hayley loves functional movements that hit the whole body as well as gets the heart pumping and is an avid CrossFit competitor in her spare time. You will often see Hayley with a big smile on her face, trying to hold herself back from dancing to whatever music may be playing!

Coach and Boxing Specialist

Courtney Smyth

Courtney’s passion for fitness and health began shortly after her son was born. She wanted to gain strength and confidence to be the best version of herself. She has now worked as a personal trainer and coach in the fitness industry for the past 3 and a half years. 

Courtney is a qualified boxing instructor and also holds a certificate for nutrition and pre & post-natal exercise. Her favourite part of being a coach is when she sees a member get a boost of confidence from trying something new or reaching a target in their training!

Courtney loves lifting weights and throwing together some fun boxing combinations. 

She has a bubbly personality and is determined to make each session one of the best parts the day.


Jen Kisby

Jen is a Registered Yoga Teacher, with over a 1,000 hrs of training in Hatha, Vinyasa, Slow Flow and Yin Yoga. She aims to provide informed guidance and inspiration, sharing yoga in a judgment-free and loving space. By teaching with humour and humility, Jen focuses on helping people experience the gifts of self-awareness, self-acceptance, and self-understanding in her classes, ultimately opening pathways to feeling empowered and joyful in everyday life. Jen is also a Trauma Centre Trauma Sensitive Yoga Facilitator, a Disability Support Worker, a Customer Service Officer at the Lost Dogs’ Home and holds a First Class Bachelor (Hons) Degree in Psychology.

Shared Care Nanny

Jenny Admas

Jenny is our shared care nanny. Her love of children has meant she has worked in a variety of childcare positions, from being a Private Nanny to an Integration Aide specialising with children with special needs. Jenny took a break from work to start a family of her own and has three children of her own who are now almost adults. Jenny attends all MOM classes on Monday to Friday.

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