About

Active Escapes operates fitness retreats all year round from three wonderful locations – Bali, Hawaii & Maldives.

Combining fitness, relaxation and fun, our Fitness Retreats allow you to return to normal life energized and refreshed. You’ll enjoy beautiful food, wonderful company whilst enjoying the benefits of tailored workouts, learning to surf and a quiet drink or two.

Active Escapes brings together exclusive organised events by expert trainers in some of the best and most luxurious places in the world. While Active Escapes is absolutely about fitness, it’s also about meeting new people, having a few drinks and generally having a great time. If everyone’s having a great time, then my job’s done.

Zanna Conlan – Founder

 

 

The Team

Zanna Conlan

Zanna Conlan

Zanna Conlan is the founder of Active Escapes and is a qualified surf lifesaver and surf coach who loves getting outdoors and having a good time. Zanna also has 13 years of experience playing and coaching Australian Rules Football in the VAFA. His motto of ‘just have a crack’ leads him to pretty much every outdoor activity; you could find him swimming, snow skiing, water skiing, kite surfing, boxing or jet skiing just to name a few.

With a Bachelor Degree in Business, Zanna has an extensive business background and accordingly has ran many successful businesses (while he believes Active Escapes is one of his best ideas yet!).

During your time at Active Escapes Zanna will make sure you have some fun in the surf and sneak in a few drinks

 

 

Ashley Freeman

Ashley Freeman

Ashley Freeman is a personal trainer who’s passion lies in motivating, educating and empowering others. She has a holistic approach to fitness and believes it is paramount to focus on the mind and soul as well as the body.

Ashley has had broad experience in the fitness industry including placing 2nd at national level in body sculpting, releasing her own ebook ‘Balanced Body Guidelines’, motivational speaking, personal training and modelling for brands such as Lorna Jane and Rebel Sport.

You can expect some challenging yet rewarding bootcamp style workouts from Ashley. She loves to incorporate as many aspects of fitness as possible into her program’s including strength, flexibility and endurance. Ash will also be offering fantastic, energising Zumba classes on the retreat which are guaranteed to leave you smiling.

Fitness should always be enjoyable, you’ll leave the retreat feeling strong and ready to take on your every day life.

 

Damien Kelly

Damien Kelly

Damien Kelly isn’t your average trainer.

As a qualified Exercise Scientist, his extensive fitness experience and knowledge of human structure and function has honed his ability to use exercise as a tool to create your best body ever.

Damien doesn’t pull any punches. He’s not swayed by much of the hype surrounding our modern fitness industry.

Damien’s signature down to earth approach to fitness is concise and super effective but realistic. His small group training system is based on meticulously planned, circuit-style workouts delivered in a highly supervised environment.

Learn more at www.damienkelly.com.au

 

 

Steph Pacca

Steph Pacca

Steph Pacca is a Personal Trainer from the northern suburbs of Perth, WA. Specializing in fat loss, lean muscle definition and sculpting the body’s natural curves through many exciting and challenging forms of training. Steph loves to incorporate HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) as well as Plyometrics and weights to her sessions to really push you beyond your own expectations. Steph has sold over 200 copies worldwide of her Customized Nutritional & Training guidelines to others seeking her advice.

Steph believes that results speak for themselves; and has a very strong commitment to her client’s health and well being. Steph has experienced many realms of the fitness industry, including a years practical work in a Wellness Clinic training client’s of all ages (up to 98 years old) whilst completing her third year of study in Exercise Physiology.

With 5 years training in Competitive Boxing, 7 years of State level Athletics and current years in Personal Training, Steph is confident in her abilities to design & deliver thoroughly effective and enjoyable training sessions that will leave you with a new outlook on your fitness journey.

 

Andrew Papadopoulos

Andrew Papadopoulos

Andrew is Ex-Army and owner of the growing and successful boot camp, Battle Fit Australia. Andrew brings to the workout table a balance between motivation and hard work. Built on the camaraderie, mental discipline and team work he values so much.

Andrew’s goal is to share, motivate, teach and instil into all his clients the importance of his values and of sheer determination, and shares his extensive experience in demanding situations.

He says, “I want my clients to realise that physical effort is only half the battle, your mental attitude is what carries you through to the end.”

We are really excited to have Andrew give our customers a glimpse into his military styled training. So if challenging circuits, exciting teamwork through exercise, and self-discovery sounds enticing, come to Bali and meet Andrew now!!

 

Amanda Bisk

Amanda Bisk

Amanda started her sporting journey as a gymnast, walking into her first gymnastics class at 3 years old. At 6 Amanda was selected for the Western Australian Institute of Sport (WAIS) and trained here for a few years in the development squad until she grew too tall.

Amanda stayed in gymnastics at state level up until I was 18 and during this time she was involved in all sorts of sports through primary and high school. It wasn’t until she was in her final year of high school that I was identified in the WAIS elite development squad for high jump. Amanda spent a few years competing nationally until she found another jumping event I fell in love with, pole vault.

Amanda spent six years as an elite pole vaulter, competing for Australia. This was a wonderful opportunity for her travel the world and do something she absolutely loved. Amanda’s greatest achievement was representing my country at the World University Games in Belgrade in 2009 and at the Delhi Commonwealth Games in 2010.

 

Ali Dixon

Ali Dixon

Ali started out in the fitness industry as a personal trainer and group fitness instructor before completing her qualifications as a yoga teacher in Bali and India. Her passion lead her across the world to work at numerous resorts and retreats and find a whole new way of life.

Ali enjoy’s balancing different types of training and believes it’s the small things you do in your everyday life that make a lasting impression on your health and wellness.

When it comes to yoga, although she loves trying fun new poses, it’s the mindfulness and body awareness that she loves and finds most valuable to share with her clients. When you learn about yourself from the inside out you can start to change the way you train and the way you live your everyday life.