Shadi has a longstanding passion for helping others achieve their fitness goals.

She knows exactly what it feels like to live through the struggles of being overweight – having dealt first-hand with her own weight loss journey, and also that of her mum, Tina.

Tina was told by her doctor that she would need to lose weight, or face the reality of not having long left to live. The pair then decided to embark on their fitness journey together, which saw Tina lose over 50 kilos, and ignited a passion within Shadi to commit to the fitness lifestyle. Shadi discovered how good she could feel through dedicated training and healthy eating – and wanted to help others on their path to health as well.

In a sad turn of events, Tina unexpectedly passed away in 2013 due to unrelated circumstances – just prior to commencing work on her business ‘Back To Basics 4 Life Naturopathy’. Tina’s loving memory and legacy lives on, as Shadi has adopted the name of the business for her exclusive personal training studio.

Tina’s dream was to help people make it through hard times, through understanding, love and care. She believed that our challenges shape us and we can learn and grow from these difficulties. This is why Shadi’s commitment to helping you achieve your health goals is something she takes very personally. She understands the mental and physical challenges associated with losing weight and keeping fit.

In order to provide the best possible fitness service in Melbourne, which focuses on a personalised approach and one on one assistance, Back to Basics 4 Life Fitness limits the amount of clients per class. Keeping classes small and intimate ensures that our trainers can give our clients the individual attention that they deserve. At our exclusive studio – you’re not just another number, you’re a part of our family and we’ll help you to achieve all of your fitness dreams.

Shadi understands the mental and physical challenges associated with losing weight and keeping fit.


  • Punchfit Kickboxing Certificate
  • Nutrition MP Certificate
  • Working with children’s check
  • Cert 3 in children’s services
  • Kettlebell cert level 1 and 2
  • Certificate in exercise with older adults
  • Certificate level 1 and 2 partnered exercises
  • First Aid CPR Certificate
  • Pre and post-natal pregnancy coaching Certificate
  • Sports development Certificate 4
  • Sports development Diploma
  • Level 1 and 2 high intensity resistance training Certificate
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Back to Basics 4 Life Fitness are committed to a holistic approach for bettering your overall health. Your mind-set, physical training, and nutrition all go hand-in-hand to help you achieve your personal fitness goals, and we’ll be right beside you cheering you on along the way. Our dedicated team of trainers are passionate about assisting you create the lifestyle changes you need, in order to live a long and healthy life. If you’re looking for a personalised, tailor-made approach to fitness in Melbourne – Back to Basics For Life Fitness is the studio for you!

Our small group Personal Training session sizes mean that we can offer our undivided attention to your own personal needs – whether it be for exercise or meal planning. Our professional nutritionists even make it easy to eat healthily, providing you with meal plans to suit your daily routine and individual lifestyle.

When you walk into our studio, we want you to feel welcomed and cared for, which is why we have worked hard at creating a family friendly environment – with mums, bubs and partners all welcome!

We will equip you with the tools you need to start living a healthier, happier life.

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