Daniele Mendoza

“Motivation often comes after starting,
not before. Action produces momentum.”
– James Clear


Daniele Mendoza is passionate about helping her clients improve their confidence and feel the empowerment that comes with strength training and improving one’s abilities. She wants you to feel the badassery that comes with knowing that you’ve put in the hard work to achieve performance-based goals, like doing a pull up or deadlifting your own bodyweight.

She loves all types of training, from calisthenics to barbells to kettlebells. She’s a jack of all trades so she can teach you a bit of everything. She wants you to try it all so you can find the type of exercise you love, because once you find movement that you love, the gym becomes way more enjoyable.

She believes there’s more to the gym than it being a place to ‘burn calories’. It’s a place to improve on what you’re capable of – whether you’re learning as a complete beginner or coming into Fitness Playground as a seasoned trainee.


– Strength Training

– Calisthenics

– Mobility


My philosophy of ‘Developed Movement, Developed Mindset’ stems from the belief that the consistency and effort you put into your exercise program, and the results you see, have a positive effect on your everyday life. Because with developed movement comes a developed mindset.


– Cert III & IV in Fitness

– Functional Range Conditioning Mobility Specialist

– Clean Health Performance PT Coach Level 1

– Exercises During Pre and Post Pregnancy Certified

– Deconstructing the Gym Lifts: Australian Strength Coach & Andrew Lock

– Bachelor of Communications in Media Arts and Production


1. I learned how to do a handstand at 21 and a backflip at 24 and that’s why I believe you can do anything you put your mind to.

2. I’ve been journaling since 2014 and I recommend it to everyone because journals don’t just hold memories but they give you written proof of your own growth.

3. My favourite things to do on a day off are go to the beach, learn TikTok dances and read.



“Dani is an incredibly motivating and supportive personal trainer. I really enjoy our one-on-one sessions together as she’s always positive and attentive, and willing to answer any questions that I have about my program and future fitness goals. During our sessions, she has been able to get more out of me than I thought was possible, while also keeping it fun.

I feel that with every one of my programs, Dani has made an effort to tailor them specifically to the goals that I have expressed to her, my strengths, my weaknesses, while also giving me a variety of exercises which means I’m never bored while training on my own. Having never had a personal trainer before, working with Dani has surpassed all of my expectations. I’m so proud of my (our) results, not only with weight loss, but the confidence I’ve gained and what I’ve been able to achieve so far in the gym. I feel Dani has given me the tools I needed to make a true lifestyle change. Thanks for being amazing Dani! ”


“I have been training with Dani for the past 10 months and she has me smashing goals that I would never have thought possible! Dani keeps my programmes and sessions fun yet challenging and she always pushes me to do my best. She is knowledgeable, patient and a genuinely lovely person. I am stronger and more confident than I have ever been and that’s all thanks to Dani.”


“I’m so grateful to have Dani’s positivity, patience, guidance and encouragement in my fitness journey. I was really unsure about signing up to PT as it’s never really been for me in the past, but I love training with Dani and it’s honestly been one of the greatest decisions I’ve ever made for my health. Dani’s method and approach has really transformed my confidence in the gym and my attitude towards training. She’s always sharing new things she’s learnt and finding the best ways to communicate technique, which makes training so fun and engaging. You can see how much other trainers and members love her… I feel proud to be a client of Dani’s!”

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