Balmoral Fitness Group

An integrated approach to fitness, performance & rehabilitation

About Us

Balmoral Fitness Group was founded by musculoskeletal therapist, strength & conditioning coach and martial arts enthusiast Sebastian Michalandos and based on one key insight:

Strength is central to how you look, feel, recover, perform and age.

This is what led him to create a fully integrated company that delivers personal training, rehabilitates injuries, and complements it with the food you eat. Let him and the team make you stronger.

Meet The Team

Sebastian
Michalandos

Strength & Conditioning Coach /
Musculoskeletal Therapist

Monica
Bernal

Personal Trainer /
Nutrition Coach

Our mission is to strengthen the body, manage pain, optimise function and empower the mind.

Motivation + Movement + Recovery + Nutrition = A better, STRONGER you.

We strive to deliver optimal results based on current clinical research and technology.

Services

We use one-of-a-kind, personalised tools to give you the edge

Personal Training

Personal Training

Private training tailored to achieve your fitness goals.
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Classes & Memberships

Classes & Memberships

Get fit, inspired & motivated in a group training environment.
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Rehabilitation Services

Rehabilitation Services

A mixture of manual therapy and clinical rehab exercise to help manage your pain.
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Boxing and Kickboxing

Boxing and Kickboxing

The ultimate physical & mental workout. 
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Bioscan

Bioscan

Segmental body composition analysis using our state-of-the art bio-scan technology.
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Nutrition

Nutrition

Clinical and Sport Nutrition
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The Space

Train in the comfort of our own private studio, or breath fresh in the great outdoors! We are a firm believer in offering both options for training and we advocate for the change in not only scenery, but also the difference in exercise outcomes that both indoor & outdoor training has to offer.

The Studio

Our boutique studio & clinic is located in the heart of Mosman, on Sydney’s North Shore, a stone throw away from the iconic Balmoral Beach. Complete with a fully loaded gym floor, two treatment rooms, reception area and bathroom – our studio exudes strength, style and fluidity; all the characteristics we wish to impress upon our customers.

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Balmoral Beach & Castle Cove Oval

Leave it to nature to give us such a perfect place to train. Balmoral is beautiful, full of good energy, and a naturally occurring endurance playground full of slopes, sand and water! Feel the fresh air on your face as you sweat it out with your friends and team-mates. Train at sunrise, sunset, or throughout the day with our team at Balmoral Fitness.

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Styles Of Training

Our strength & conditioning and sport specific programmes can assist you with a wide range of outcomes

Resistance Training

A combination of weight based and body weight training to meet your individual goals. Some benefits of resistance training include:

  • Weight loss
  • Increasing muscle mass & bone density
  • Strength, power & speed gains
  • Optimise functional movements
  • Increase joint strength & stability
  • Injury prevention

Aerobic training

A combination of traditional cardiovascular exercise such as running, rowing & skiing as well as H.I.I.T (high intensity interval training) to get the heart rate up, make you sweat and burn those calories! Other benefits of this type of training include:

  • Strengthen the heart
  • Increase lung capacity
  • Boosts energy levels and endorphins
  • Maintain healthy blood pressure

Clinical Exercise for Injury Rehab & Prevention

Tailored exercise programs using the most current evidence-based approach to injury rehab and prevention. Delivered from our qualified Physio and myotherapists, improve quality of life and get back on track and performing at your best!

  • Rehab current injuries
  • Reduce risk of future injuries
  • Optimise functional movements
  • Get you back to doing what you love

Boxing & Kickboxing

The ultimate physical & mental workout. 

Aside from being one hell of a grind, martial arts offer significant benefits for the brain and neuromuscular systems. You will develop:

  • Coordination; balance, stability & proprioception
  • Flexibility
  • Increase cardio and muscular endurance
  • Boost confidence and learn useful new skills

Technology Used

Bioscan (Bio impedance analysis)

An in-depth look at body composition. Don’t be deterred by the number on regular scales. Find out what you’re really made of!

Anatomy & Physiology Apps

With AR to educate patients and clients on the movements they are performing and why they are performing them.

Heart Rate Monitors

Wearables with live tracking and heart rate zones available to monitor on the big screen during your workout. Stay accountable and ENSURE you are training at the optimal intensity.

Strength & Conditioning Software

We use the most advanced strength and conditioning software to keep track of client progress and deliver elite level training or rehab programs. View your workouts with live demonstrations and train from anywhere!

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Liz Hing
Liz Hing
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Balmoral Fitness is part of our daily routine for 4-5 days per week. We work out with a group of like-minded individuals and get daily support from Moni and Sebastian who tailor a program for our abilities and ages. Every session is different from strength sessions, stretching, to boxing to cardiovascular fitness, Balmoral Fitness covers it all.
Helen & Michael Reidy
Helen & Michael Reidy
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I have been training with Bas and Moni from Balmoral Fitness for just over 3 years. Over the last 20 years I have had many trainers and I believe that Bas and Moni are the most experienced and committed trainers I have ever had. I train with them as part of their outdoor Castle Cove Crew – we are a group of 50+ year old locals who have trained together for over 15 years.
Sebastian Michalandos

Perhaps one of Sebastian’s biggest achievements are how long-standing his clients are, and how frequently they recommend him to friends.

Sebastian will know you, push you, support you and help you get it done. He will level-up your workouts and remove any shred of monotony. You will sweat, push, box, reach and then want to do it over again.

When initially training in musculoskeletal therapy and considering becoming a physiotherapist, Sebastian saw first hand the role of strength training in rehabilitation and injury prevention. It was this that encouraged him to deviate back to his roots in PT, and fully integrate both offerings for his clients.

He’s a firm believer that adults need to feel strong, and that this is central to our shape, mood, to injury prevention and as an anti ageing tool.

As a degree qualified myotherapist, Seb understands human anatomy. If you have a shoulder injury, a back problem or a joint issue – he knows what to do, and what not to do. You’ll reach your goals in a considered manner with Seb.

An avid kickboxing enthusiast, he will often integrate martial arts as well as natural hurdles like slopes and sand to keep things interesting and keep you engaged.

If you want a longterm personal training partner, a good energy, and someone who will make you stronger for life – contact Sebastian and his team.

Qualifications & Certifications

  • Bachelor of Health Science (Musculoskeletal Therapy) BHSc, Endeavour University of Natural Health
  • Certificate III and IV in Fitness, The Fitness Institute of Australia
  • Strength and Conditioning Level 1, Australian Strength and Conditioning Association
  • Certified Performance Specialist, EXOS (elite athletic performance in the USA)
MONICA BERNAL

Very early in life, Moni had passion for the world of nutrition and fitness, and voluntarily attended any conference she could gain access to expand her knowledge. For years she saw herself try in vain to reach goals she couldn’t meet on fitness training alone. It wasn’t until she partnered her training with the nutrition intake she needed that she saw great physical outcomes. This is what inspired her to learn more, and help others do the same.

Moni completed a Diploma of Health Science (Nutritional Medicine) and is a qualified Personal Trainer, and her greatest strength is integrating both offering for her clients. There’s a great saying that abs are made in the kitchen, and for someone who’s educated in nutrition extensively she knows this to be true.

Moni will take the time to understand your lifestyle, challenges and goals, and will build a complete plan to deliver on those outcomes.

Moni is all about balance and simplicity and will never ask too much of you. She recognises that small wins every week are what add up to big results long term. She wants you to enjoy your life and love your body. She would say most people need small adjustments vs big changes in order to be their best selves. If you’d like to get started, contact her at Balmoral Fitness.

Qualifications & Certifications

  • Diploma of Health Science (Nutritional Medicine), Torrens University Australia
  • Certificate III and IV in Fitness, The Fitness Institute Australia

 

Disclaimer: Monica is not a registered dietitian or licensed nutritionist. Her recommendations provided are not intended as professional dietary advice. Her content is for informational purposes only and should not be considered a substitute for consulting with a qualified healthcare professional or registered dietitian regarding specific dietary needs and health concerns. Always seek the guidance of a healthcare expert or a registered nutritionist before making significant changes to your diet.

Monica is currently available for Personal Training clients only. 

Leanne Myliotis,

Leanne graduated with distinction from the Endeavour College of Natural Health with a degree in Health Science (Nutritional and Dietetic Medicine).  As a clinical nutritionist her passion is supporting her clients from a holistic perspective. At its best – food is comforting, uniting, and therapeutic. At its worst – it can be harmful. Its impacts are so individual that there is no one-sized fits all approach, and fads are usually fads for a reason. Listening to needs and finding solutions that realistically fit within your lifestyle is the only way forward. Leanne can help you with that.

“I have always believed that problems are best solved in the kitchen. Ever since I was a child, it’s been a place of conversation, comfort and nourishment – three things that can solve so much of what ails us”. 

Her approach is evidence based,  back to basics, and very personal. Together you can find ways to nourish your body and enrich your life. Whether you have new health needs, a broken relationship with food, or just need a bit of a reset.

As a Holistic Clinical Nutritionist Leanne can help you in the prevention and management of a wide range of complex health conditions:

    • Digestive complaints [IBS, bloating, flatulence, reflux etc.]
    • High cholesterol
    • Healthy ageing
    • Low energy
    • Female hormone health & menstrual irregularities
    • Family nutrition & children’s health
    • Nutritional support for new mums
    • Improving your relationship with food
    • Fussy eating
    • Allergies
    • Mood disorders

Qualifications & Certifications

  • Clinical Nutritionist BSocSc
  • BHSc(Nut)
Byron Michalandos

Having had plenty of sporting injuries over the years, Byron understands how pain can impact your function and quality of life and is passionate about helping people overcome injuries to get them back participating in the activities they enjoy.

Byron completed a Doctor of Physiotherapy at Macquarie University and comes from an exercise science background, having previously studied Exercise Physiology at the University of Sydney.

Byron has extensive experience treating a variety of injuries, and specialises in treating spinal pain, as well as muscle, tendon, ligament and joint injuries of the lower limb and shoulder for patients of all ages. He has developed expert knowledge and skills in the management of hip/knee osteoarthritis, having undertaken clinical research in non-operative treatment options for hip and knee osteoarthritis and delivers treatment programs reflecting the latest research in osteoarthritis management.

Byron also has a passion for treating sporting injuries and has worked in both recreational and elite sporting environments with the Canberra Raiders (NRL) and Fraser Park Football Club (NSW Premier League Soccer). Being a football (soccer) fanatic, Byron has a special interest in helping footballers return to play and conducts outdoor soccer-specific rehab sessions to help footballers return to their pre-injury levels.

Byron practices an active approach to treatment utilising gold standard evidence-based approaches for all conditions, combining hands on techniques with exercises tailored to your individual goals and regular activities. He is a strong believer in empowering his patients to self manage their condition, providing thorough patient education to help his clients understand their condition, their expectations for recovery, what they can do to manage their symptoms and prevent relapses in the long term.

Outside of work, Byron enjoys keeping active, whether it’s bushwalks or playing football, discovering new restaurants and live music.

Qualifications & Certifications

  • Doctor of physiotherapy (DPT)
Ambrose Adelaide

A professional fighter, ex Naval diver, degree qualified musculoskeletal therapist and a physiotherapy candidate – Ambrose Adelaide knows how to get the best from your body.

Originally from New Caledonia, Ambrose has been kickboxing for nearly two decades, and fighting professionally for the last 7 years. While he’s still an active fighter and regularly travels interstate for combat tournaments, he is also an avid kickboxing and Muay Thai trainer – and enjoys sharing this physical and mental workout with those who are keen to learn.

With the utmost respect for the body’s role in physical performance and quality of life, Ambrose undertook a degree in Myotherapy at Endeavour University, and practices as a fully qualified Musculoskeletal Therapist. This experience has been so impactful that Ambrose has decided to undertake the next level of his qualifications and is currently studying a Doctor of Physiotherapy (DPT) at Macquarie University.

Ambrose has honed his therapy skills in clinic and practice, and when he’s not teaching or fighting, you will find him on the ward a one of several Sydney hospitals supporting patient rehabilitation. During his placements at The Sutherland Hospital and The Uniting War Memorial Hospital, Ambrose has worked with degenerative conditions, traumatic brain injuries, complex musculoskeletal issues, and surgical recovery.

This combination of standout skills unites to give clients a highly engaging martial arts trainer, coach and rehabilitation specialist. Ambrose’s biggest priority is to keep you moving in a way that is both physically and mentally engaging, pain free and contributes immensely to your quality of life.

Qualifications & Certifications

  • BHSc Health Science (Musculoskeletal Therapy), Endeavour University of Natural Health
  • Doctor of Physiotherapy (Candidate), Macquarie University
  • Active fighter, MNSW State Champion 73kg, NSW WKBF Mod Thai Contender 71kg
  • Certificate III and IV in Fitness, The Fitness Institute Australia
Mathew

Matty, AKA Colonel Cullen, is our resident boot-camp drill master. 

 
Having competed at a state level in athletics and a representative level in rugby in previous years, he understands the importance of a tough and regimented training routine and perhaps this is why he is tailor-made for this role.
 

With over 15 years of experience as a personal trainer and group training instructor, he has earned his nickname through the gruelling yet incredibly satisfying and effective workout programmes he puts forward for his clients. Whether he has the full gym at his disposal or just the clients’ bodyweight, a mat and the great outdoors, Matty will ensure you push your limits and break thresholds. 

 
Much like the rest of our team, Mr Cullen’s skill set has layers. Aside from personal training, Matthew has also spent several years working in the rehab world as a Physio-aide and is currently a chiropractor candidate. Having completed an undergraduate degree, he is currently completing his Masters of Chiropractics at Macquarie University.
 
Qualifications & Certifications:
 
  • Bachelor of Chiropractic Science (BChiroSc), ACU
  • Master of Chiropractics Candidate (MChiro), Maquarie University
  • Diploma of Allied Health (Physiotherapy Aide)
  • Certificate III & IV in Fitness, Australian Institute of Fitness