The founder of Bod Squad, Rikki-Lee Petrie, lives and breathes fitness, and understands exactly how to motivate and inspire other women to get the best out of their bodies. Rikki-Lee’s dream of creating a supportive fitness community all started with a childhood desire to make people feel good about themselves through her boot camp programs.
Rikki-Lee was feeling the fittest she ever had in her life when she had a horrific accident in the kitchen which left her in a moon boot with a steel rod for months. At the time, she was training with a close group of girlfriends, a girl gang who turned up for each other, rain or shine. She had always loved training, particularly group fitness and boot camp, and encouragement from her girlfriends gave her the confidence she needed to turn her favourite hobby into a thriving business.
Off to the Gold Coast’s famous Human Performance Centre for a certification in personal training she went, and in June 2016, Bod Squad by Rikki-Lee was born! She hasn’t looked back, and now trains more than 150 women per week through her Lennox Head and Ballina boot camps, a.k.a the 12-Week Challenge.
Rikki lives by the belief that you should treat people the way you want to be treated. This integrity is what ensures her Bod Squad aren’t just workout buddies, but a sisterhood of supportive, positive women who are there to uplift each other and hold each other accountable… at the same time as kicking butt! Her Squad is what gets her out of bed every morning, and she loves that she has created a space for women to thrive together and live a happier, healthier life—inside and out.
As the resident male in our Bod Squad boot camp family, Will Alexander has an important role in the tribe. Will is an accredited exercise physiologist and strength and conditioning coach with 8 years’ experience working with people of all ages and all levels of physical ability; including children, athletes, and the elderly.
He has a passion for helping his clients to listen to what their bodies are saying to them, and helping them to join the dots between mind and body. Will listens skilfully with compassion, and empowers his clients through education.
Will draws on previous experience as the Head Strength Coach at the Gold Coast Suns Academy, and has helped several young men fulfill their dreams of playing in the AFL. He is the current Head Strength and Conditioning Coach at the Liverpool Football Club Academy in Lismore where he supervises the fitness program for over 160 junior elite soccer players.
As the newest member to the Bod Squad family, Josie Forrest is passionate about helping people succeed and reach their health and ﬁtness goals to their best of their ability.
Fitness is her passion and remains a top priority. Freshly graduated into the fitness industry she has completed Cert III and IV in Fitness, Cert I and II in nutrition, Advanced nutrition and female speciﬁc training at Human Performance Centre.
From a young age Josie has been passionate about nurturing students total wellbeing, in both mind and body and with a goal to empower women and create a fit and healthy environment.
In her former role as a BJPhysie teacher, competitor and inspirational speaker, Josie had the opportunity to compete at the Sydney Opera House with the top 30 talented dancers in Australia securing 4th place in her category.
Josie has also held roles as a class instructor in gyms and as a sports specific netball coach and netball player. She’s a warm, bubbly and encouraging person to all and believes any goal can be reached. This one is a keeper!