Are you struggling to lose weight and keep it off?
Do you jump from one diet to another, looking for the ‘secret’ to long-term weight loss?
Is your weight holding you back from living confidently?
Maybe it’s been a while since you’ve been in shape, or felt energised throughout your entire day, or felt capable and confident enough to do what you truly want.
Most people looking to lose weight embark on a restrictive diet and a grueling workout regime in a bid to shift the kilos.
But there is a better way.
We help business owners, professionals and high achievers lose weight permanently without dieting and exercise taking over their life, so they can live with health, vitality, confidence and freedom.
We help you create and implement a clear plan to help you confront your fears and habits that have led you to be overweight in the first place.
We cut through all the fad diets and gimmicks, and remove all the confusion about how to lose weight.
Most importantly, we give you the knowledge, system, tools and skills that are scientifically proven, to help you stay on track with your goals, no matter what the situation.
Imagine feeling physically and mentally strong, and capable of taking on any challenge without worrying that your energy levels or body weight will get in the way.
Imagine having a successful business or career without burning out, letting yourself go or sacrificing your health and time with your kids.
Imagine running around with your kids, or grandkids, without feeling pain, winded, or tired; and still be able to do it again the next day.
Imagine looking forward to having your picture taken without being shocked at how different they actually look from how you imagine yourself to look.
Imagine being excited about booking a beach vacation without wondering how you will look (or feel) in a swimsuit, walking along the beach.
Imagine feeling like food is your friend, not the enemy, and never dieting again.
To get in shape, you’ll need to be consistent. To be consistent, you’ll need help.
We’ll provide you with daily support, guidance and accountability, every step of the way, no matter what life throws at you.
Unlike a diet our program is designed to systematically develop the knowledge, skills and strategies that ensure you stay consistent on your worst days and not just the best days.
There are many personal trainers out there who’ll tell you that boring diets, fasting, starving yourself and long workouts is the way to lose weight and improve your body shape. Sometimes this is because they want you to sign up to their ‘quick-fix’ or fad diet. But sometimes they’re simply repeating the same messages that everyone else is, because they don’t really know themselves.
But what if we told you that this is all wrong. What if we told you, that the secret to losing your weight permanently is to stop counting calories, stop starving yourself, stop the long workouts, and instead, eat lots of food and exercise only a handful of hours a week? And what if we told you that this approach was backed by science?
Most diets and even 6- and 12-week challenges only focus on losing weight. But after the diet or the challenge ends, most people gain the weight they lost, plus more!
This is because they haven’t dealt with the habits and beliefs that have led them to become overweight in the first place. Until you change your mindset, no amount of dieting, exercising or shredding programs will lead to long-term weight loss.
We help you change your habits so you can have the body you crave.
Motivation may get you started, but what happens when you get bored, or you don’t see instant results? Most of the time you quit, right?
Instead of motivating you, we help you build accountability.
Because when you’re accountable youincrease the odds of reaching your goals by 95%!
Many other diet or exercise programs want you to overhaul your entire life and change many things at once. For example, you might be told to cut sugar from your diet, stop drinking alcohol, eat more vegetables, prep your food, get more sleep, and exercise every day. This becomes overwhelming and causes many people to quit before they even get started.
Instead of getting you to change everything at once, we work on one thing at a time. This removes the overwhelm, and will lead to better progress and long-term success.
We only work with a handful of people every year, and we don’t work with everyone. If you’re well and truly ready for change, we promise to help you make the hard choices you’ve avoided your whole life, and we’ll be there every step of the way.
But you have to be ready to invest in yourself physically, emotionally and financially.
Unlike a diet which often only focuses on how you look, we focus on how you look, feel and function whilst empowering you to change your habits, your mindset and confidence. We won’t get you to ‘go on a diet’, nor will we punish you with gruelling workouts. Instead, we’ll teach you how to change your lifestyle so you will naturally lose weight, become fitter and healthier, and improve your confidence.
Many other weight loss programs are complex. They focus on ‘macros’, ‘counting calories’, or cutting out food groups. We show you how to eat lots of food, without counting a single calorie, and only exercise a handful of hours each week. In short, we show you how to lose weight and keep it off, by working smarter, not harder.
Unlike a diet, our program is a complete process that creates a life changing process and constructs the correct environment for permanent change. Our program will help you develop habits around mindset, discipline, nutrition and exercise that will enable you to grow in confidence, live the life you want to live, and have the body you’ve always wanted.
Most diets take a ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach, which doesn’t help you lose weight and keep it off. Instead, we understand that you’re unique, so your coaching program must be unique. We champion a person-centred approach, where we develop your nutrition and training program based on your needs and your goals. And we won’t make you eat anything you don’t like!
Yes, and here’s why.
Unlike diet plans we customise our program to fit into your life instead of fitting the program into your already busy and hectic life and taking over your life.
Unlike diet plans that Don’t address the habits that led you to become overweight in the first place, we help you change your habits so that you can get into the best shape of your life.
Unlike the diet plans that only focus on one thing — what you LOOK like — and the quickest way to get you looking better, even if that means your overall health suffers in the process.
We focus on all the 3 fundamentals of a successful body and lifestyle transformation
• How you LOOK (body composition and shape)
• How you FUNCTION (energy levels)
• How you FEEL (general health)
Because we know that without LOOKING good, FUNCTIONING better, and FEELING fantastic, you can’t be consistent and without being consistent you can’t achieve permanent results.
Think about it!
How many times have you gone on a diet, only to feel tired, grumpy and run-down?
Sure, by going on a diet — aka restricting your calorie intake and increasing your exercise — may get you short term results, but at what cost?
Focusing on losing a certain amount of weight, or wearing a particular dress or pant size might help you look great for that special occasion, but what happens next?
You know what happens next.
Whatever weight you’ve lost comes back with interest. So you start the process again.
There’s nothing quick about quick fixes.
You cut your calories, perhaps even cutting out entire food groups. You ramp up the exercise and you push yourself to exhaustion, trying to lose the extra kilos that you’ve gained, along with the original kilos you lost in the first place.
It’s a punishing routine that just isn’t sustainable. So you give up, telling yourself that you’re ‘not that bad’ compared to everyone else, but underneath you’re desperate for a solution.
We’ll bring the accountability it takes for you to stay consistent. We’ll review your progress, answer questions, and make recommendations to help you improve.
We’ll tap you on the shoulder if you start to regress. And we’ll help you get past each hurdle along the way.
The result? You’ll get into the best shape of your life within 12 months.
And you’ll have the habits, skills, and tools to stay that way for life.
We use this approach to get people just like you maximum results with less time and effort.
Imani Tribe is not a gym. We are a close-knit community that supports each other and celebrates our wins together.
We believe everyone needs a Safe Haven. Somewhere to turn to, to feel safe, secure, and loved.
For many of us, that place is IMANI TRIBE COMMUNITY.
We’ll help you get into the best shape of your life within 12 months of personal nutrition coaching — and stay that way for good.
Whatever your goals, we’ll help you get there. By the end of 12 months you’ll be in better shape than you thought possible.
No more complicated and weird diets to follow or crazy workouts, you don't have to go to extremes to get amazing results. We’ll sweat the details so you can focus on one step at a time and help you achieve your goals without flipping your life upside down
We always start with your needs and goals. Then we develop a personal plan to help you eat, move, and live better — in a way that fits into your everyday life.
We do health and fitness in a way that fits your life.
We fit the program into your life instead of fitting your life into the program like diets do.
We don’t prescribe short-term diets, meal plans, or “food rules”. Instead, we help you build the lasting skills and habits necessary to look, feel and function better — for the long term. For life.
We break your big goals into small daily practices that add up to massive changes. You’ll develop healthy habits that become second nature and last a lifetime.
We will give you accountability, direction, and support every step of the way. We’ll help you stay consistent no matter what life throws at you.
Our mission is to empower and educate our clients to enhance their overall long-term health, fitness and quality of life, by incorporating sustainable mindset, fitness, and nutrition philosophies as part of their daily habits.
“Without Imani, victory is not possible.”
Imani is the Swahili word for ‘faith’.
The faith to be courageous.
The faith to be vulnerable.
The faith to be your authentic self.
The faith to face the fears that have been holding you back.
The faith to be confident.
The faith to live your life to your full potential.
Imani is the missing link between who we are and the best that we can be.
Most people never fulfill their potential or live their life to the fullest not because of lack of intelligence, opportunity or resources, but because they lack belief (IMANI) in themselves.
Most people live in a restricted circle of potential without finding their IMANI.
Find your IMANI.
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It’s been 12 weeks since I joined Imani and in that time I have lost 16 cms from my body, but best of all I am feeling amazing. What Imani offer is unique as you not only get 2 personal trainers working with you helping and ensuring you get the best from your workout, but you also train with an amazing and like minded team of people offering encouragement and support. Many of us are on the same journey but I have never been part of a group/team that dare I say makes training enjoyable and fun !!! By joining you have nothing to lose but so much to gain. Mel and Ronnie have truly created an environment where succeeding is not just a dream but a reality.
12 weeks at Imani
I've been going to IMANI for over 6 years now and its been one of the best decision I've ever made. Investing in myself changed me into a healthier, happier person. The trainers at IMANI are superb at what they do. They listen and tackle your specific needs. I've learned to build good habits that have transformed my body and will last a lifetime. The atmosphere at IMANI is very supportive and the training sessions are heaps of fun.
Ronnie and Mel have built something very special at Imani. They have created a space which generates a genuine sense of community amongst members. It makes rolling out of bed bright and early to go to the gym much more appealing when you know you’ll be walking into a room full of smiling face and shared agendas. Their metabolic programmes are grounded in scientific method and research, something which of itself is incredibly valuable and unusual in a world full of health and fitness gimmicks. They encourage building consistency over the long term, while celebrating the small achievements along the way. However, the true gold is found with Ronnie and Mel themselves. Not only are they lovely people, their combined experience and knowledge is outstanding. They are measured and methodical in their approach to technique, and my husband and I have improved in both our body shape and our general levels of fitness in a relatively short period of time. They show a great duty of care to their clients, always going above and beyond our expectations. Their workouts are fun and challenging, utilising playful strategies which not only distract you into exercising, but push you beyond your perceived limits. This is not your average gym. You will be pleasantly surprised.
Imani Fitness is not a gym. It's a family. When you walk through the doors, you'll feel welcomed, not judged. You'll work alongside other people (of all shapes, sizes and fitness levels) who are working towards improving their health and their confidence levels. Mel and Ronnie are experts in their field and are changing lives! They can provide you with a personalised program, grounded in science, to help you achieve YOUR goals - there is no 'one size fits all' approach at Imani. Workouts are fun, but focused to maximise your results, and their ongoing support and encouragement are priceless. Since undertaking Transformation with Imani Fitness I have increased my confidence, stopped trying to please everyone and understand the value I bring to the world. Not only am I happier, but I’m spending my time and energy on the things (and people) that really matter. As a result, my business revenue has grown by 86% in the last financial year alone. I’m also working with my ideal clients, winning large projects, and am now mentoring other people in my industry. If you're ready to change your life for the better and meet positive, happy people, contact Imani today. I wouldn't train with anyone else.
I am a 46 year old man that 7 months ago was not feeling as good and as in control as I am today!!!!! A big thank you to Ronnie Oliech and Mel Cook at Imanifit. You can learn an amazing way to review your thoughts, actions and what you are currently doing to your self at imanifit.com I joined Imani in July 2018 and am loving the experience. I am learning new ways of training myself in all aspects of life balance and health, I love teaching my kids these new techniques. Ron & Mel thanks heaps for what you are teaching me, I am implementing what I have learnt so far and will continue to learn from you on my journey through my life.
Imani is a transformation studio, not a gym! It is for people who are ready to invest in their health and change their lives one poor habit at a time. It is for people looking to make changes that will last a lifetime, not a season or 6 week period. It is for people who want to learn how to analyse their behaviours and habits, especially those which do not work for them, so that they can change and grow into a better version of themselves. This journey is not for everyone, you must be open to being coached, you must be ready to change and you must be willing to delve deep into psychological and emotional blocks that are not serving you, those that usually lead to self sabotage behaviours. Food and exercise is only a small part of the journey. Changing your mindset is what Imani is all about, not how much you can lift or how fast you can run, it is about psychological change that will help you in all facets of life, not only health and fitness. This journey has changed me in ways I didn’t think possible over the past year. I am stronger mentally, I’m not afraid to say no, I am prioritising myself so that I can be a better practitioner, friend, daughter, sister and Aunty. I have more energy than I knew possible and I know what I want. If you think this sounds like something you’re ready for then get in touch with Mel and Ronnie because they are the real deal and will be able to coach you to greatness... but only if you’re truly ready.
Imani is and has always been a blessing to me. I have never trained or enrolled to any sort of workout gym or program ever in my life. I always thought that I'm fine and that my skinny body would be healthy until I started struggling with small tasks at home and at work. I got tired so quick, lacked energy and had bad lower back pains and knee pains. Mel & Ronnie have helped me discover the importance of good food and focus on the technique rather than going heavy and doing it the wrong way. We have the best team and have created the best culture. I love it because I even got to meet the love of my life @jesscomben – the right person for me. Its all about the mind and skill then everything else follows. #trustthesystem #imanifitness #confidenceavalache #mylifemyresponsibility
I love the community, support & love that Imani gives! You are constantly learning, growing & developing with every workout & activity. You get challenged and pushed out of your comfort zone, which results in positive growth. Imani teaches you how to live life to its fullest, which is one of the reasons why I love going here! I have nothing but respect and admiration for the trainers of Imani, Mel & Ronnie. They go above and beyond to create a safe, fun and encouraging environment for everybody. I wouldn't look any further for health & fitness needs. Imani are simply the best!
Thank you Mel, Ronnie and my Imani tribe. I love your motivation and support. It is a “safe” environment for the transformation journey and you are always available to answer questions, offer suggestions or ways around any stumbling blocks we may encounter. The sessions are always happy! Love training and MP online.
Before I started with Imani, I was approaching each day like ground hog day - same stuff, same duties, same chores, same expectations and for years I was getting the same results. Outwardly I was happy - I was waking each day and ticking my boxes, being an awesome mum, always available friend, whatever I can help you with wife. Until one day I woke up and I was tired. Mentally and physically- but for months not just a day or week. I looked at myself long and hard and I could no longer remember that girl I once was. The horse riding, speed skating, jump from aeroplane girl, the spur of the moment let’s do this without plans or prep girl. I wasn’t a participant in my own life. I had come to realise that I was deflecting and investing in everyone else as it was easier and too scary to go back and get that young girl who jumped from planes. I set out to find help. It wasn’t easy. I spent months of watching, questioning and researching (I was not going to be stiffed again by gym junkies, weight watchers, lite and easy) etc. I needed not just my body worked on but my soul and mind along with encouragement and confidence building. I needed someone just for me, no yelling, no you must, no degrading - I had filled so many peoples cups and all I wanted was someone to fill mine. Imani Fitness has become my tribe and family - I love going, they eat loads of food. They have awesome people in small groups that have your back no matter what. I have made amazing friends that I just know will last a lifetime. My attitude is now reflected in my body - which is shrinking. My mind is strong and my boys call me a “UNIT”. That’s the best thing I could ever be called. There are more places available for anyone that wants to eat, learn and be involved.
I had been mucking around, sabotaging myself and even though I am a member of 2 gyms, my attendance was pathetic at best. I'd exercised so hard and so often I had torn things that never healed, and the result of that was years getting fatter and more miserable. Imani popped up in my news feed some time ago, I followed Ronnie and kept on doing what I was doing, knowing something was missing. I reached breaking point, I thought pretty much nothing of myself and ended up in an hour long phone call with Ronnie and Mel, and knew without a doubt that my life was about to change forever. They have created not just a gym, there's no "12 week quick challenges" they have created something very special and the people who join are also wonderful people who support and cheer you on every single workout. When two beautiful people like this share their knowledge and their time, you can't help but succeed.
Absolutely love being a part of Imani!! From the minute I made contact, I’ve been welcomed and guided by not only Ronnie and Mel but the whole crew! Well-educated trainers who live by and reflect exactly what they teach. Love the fact that not only are they focused on training and fitness, but also teach self-love, no matter where you are at in your journey.
My life has changed since I've joined Imani. Mel and Ronnie not only focus on your body transformation and improving your fitness but more importantly for me, their approach to training is wholistic. They genuinely take time to get to know you, and the support I get from them as trainers and now friends is priceless. I have gained so much confidence and self worth since starting training with them. And the people who trains at Imani are all amazing and so supportive. They will motivate and push you and will become your life long friends. I feel truely blessed to have found my tribe!
Davis Kim Lim
I was drawn to Imani through an Instagram post. I had clicked on a hashtag and all of a sudden I was watching Imani Fitness train their tribe. It looked fun, everyone seemed happy to be there and each week they turned up to train. It was like a reality tv show but with real people. I saw consistent training and I saw progress. I also saw results. As humans we are always searching for a quick fix to health, weight loss and wellness. We want to take all the shortcuts and not learn the why or the how that happened. What I have learnt is that you need to change your habits and ultimately your lifestyle to see results. You also have to be motivated to change. It’s hard because we condition ourselves to live a certain way but the more you trust the process and start to explore changing your mindset and your habits, your body responds. The exercise you struggled with 12 weeks ago becomes the exercise you most enjoy. Imani Fitness to me is a lifestyle. It is quite possibly one of the best investments I have ever made into my health and well-being and I have only just begun my journey. As an Imani Tribe member well - we are all pretty amazing. We inspire, encourage and we believe in each other. As for Ronnie and Mel, they are amazing mentors and have an amazing knowledge of the fitness industry and are always sharing their tips and tricks they learnt early on in their journey. It’s not often you see trainers that live, breathe and believe in their brand. Ronnie and Mel are like the gold you find at the end of a rainbow. I am almost lost for words in what to say but I can honestly say with my hand on my heart that I will be forever grateful for all that they are doing to help me live my best life. Xxx
I started with Imani Fitness at the beginning of this year, and already I'm down a few clothing sizes and feel stronger and healthier than ever before. However the biggest change is my outlook and my headspace. The trainers at Imani are incredible at helping you crash through barriers - physical and mental. They are wonderful mentors and have built an amazing community where blasting through bullshit and achieving each success, no matter how small or how large, is celebrated by the whole tribe. I was not an 'exercise' person before Imani, and now I cannot wait to get to my training sessions. If I'm not quite 'in the mood', I know either my trainers will get me through it, my amazing training partner, or the tribe will. Cannot recommend Imani highly enough.
I joined Imani Fitness looking for a change and a challenge. When I took this on I was very much ‘see how it goes non-committal’. I met with the two owners/trainers Ronnie and Mel - two beautiful committed people, more committed than me at the time. I was non compliment and they were committed. They are passionate and caring. So I quit. They wouldn't let go until I was honest with them. Now 3 months in to full commitment they are and me too, life changers. Their holistic approach, accountability, caring approach is becoming a life changed for me and others. We are what I call a fitness family. We all encourage and support each other whatever our journey or goals. Imani isn't just about physical fitness. It's about changing your whole life approach. Right down to nutrition. Self-awareness and self-love. If you believe you could benefit from this please contact them. Even if you are interstate their network is expansive.
Mel & Ronnie have created something really special with IMANI. They make you feel comfortable, they are invested in you as a person and they want to see you succeed on your personal journey – whatever that journey might look like for you. I recommend going along for a chat and giving it a go. You have nothing to lose and SO much to gain! I’m so grateful to have found these guys.
On Tuesday, October 8, 2019, we’re accepting a small number of new coaching clients. Join the free priority list now — You’ll get the first opportunity to take advantage of any available spots and save up to 15% off the general price. Our program intake only happens twice a year and often sells out in hours due to high demand and limited spots — because we give our members the personal care and attention they deserve. But if you join our priority list, you won't have to wait until the program opens
In the end, we know what works. We have a proven system in place. And we consistently produce life-changing results for our clients, year in and year out.
So, if you're ready to lose the weight (and fat) you haven't been able to shed for years, build strength and confidence, and get results that last... let's do this.
Before joining Imani I had lost all my confidence. I just kept using the excuse of being a busy working mum and couldn’t find time to exercise. Imani has changed all of that. I can’t wait to get to training in the mornings, I love working hard and feeling strong again and I have started to regain my confidence and self belief. Mel and Ronnie are incredibly knowledgeable and in tune with every member’s needs. They create such a welcoming and supportive environment, are always there to answer any questions, support and celebrate every member. Don’t wait any longer, check them out, you won’t regret it!
Have been with Imani Tribe for over 2 years, I started because I wasn’t happy with where I was physically, emotionally and mentally and wanted to find a permanent solution and not a quick fix. Fast forward 2 years later.. I am not not only in the best shape of my life but I have also replaced my sabotaging habits with new good habits, I have improved my self belief and continue to work on it but my biggest of all is that I have cured my IBS. Mel and Ronnie are authentic and passionate and go far and beyond for everyone of us and they are more than trainers to me but role models who I look up to and aspire to. Imani Tribe body and lifestyle transformation program is not a gimmick, it focuses on giving you skills and tools to overcome your hard days therefore guarantees consistency and long term results. I could not recommend Imani Tribe enough