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Our Team

Our Difference

At Dare we teach you how to move correctly.

We place emphasis on perfect execution and technique. Only after teaching you how to move and lift properly do we start to train you hard.

Looking to get a more lean muscular physique? More energy to keep up with the family? Or be stronger, faster and more mobile for your athletic pursuits?

Whatever your goal, Dare will get you there.

We are a supportive and inspiring community with a mission to awaken your body and mind to its full potential.

Get ready: this will change your life!

Our Story

Dare is the vision of our co-founders David Ottobre and Luke Walker.

After years of training, they noticed that most gyms follow the exact same model. They use generic training plans and offer very little personalised support.

Where was the focus on lifestyle, unique injury history and personal goals?

They realised that for fitness and nutrition plans to really work, there was no one-size-fits-all. Programs needed to be tailored to you.

Leading across all touch points, with state-of-the-art machines, expert trainers and personalised memberships,

Dare was born.

At Dare we are proud to be different. We truly care about you.

We offer a deeply considered and tailored approach to one-on-one training. We have a highly educated and experienced team of trainers who are continually working on their professional development to bring you their best.

We’re a diverse team with backgrounds ranging from Sports Science and Nutrition to Psychology. When you join Dare you gain access to the whole crew!

All we ask is that you give it your all and we’ll be with you every step of the way!

We will delight, surprise and motivate you.

We’ll encourage you to achieve your goals and empower you to become the best version of yourself.

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Meet the Team

Luke Walker

Dare Head Coach | Co-founder

Playing high-level sports throughout his childhood, and with over 10 years’ experience as a personal trainer, Luke is a powerhouse of personal fitness. His passion is to help people achieve what they thought was physically out of reach. Returning to sport, improving movement after injury or reaching peak physical performance physically and mentally… Luke is the coach for you. Elite-level athletes, people with mobility issues and fitness models… he’s trained them all. And he’s here to help you succeed.

evelina Pawlik

DARE COACH

Evelina has been dedicated to her own health and fitness journey for the past 10 years, pursuing a career in fitness after changing her lifestyle, improving body composition and becoming a healthier version of herself. 

Using her own experiences, in particular strength rehabilitation post injury, she understands the importance of exercise execution and correct technique to ensure her clients are able to gain strength, mobility and full range of motion. Evelina’s philosophy is around the importance of investing into yourself through fitness and making it a lifetime lifestyle choice.   

VINCE ROGATO

DARE COACH

Vince specialises in movement, strength training and sports performance. Outside the studio he’s a high level Brazilian Jiu Jitsu competitor. Empowering you to live life to the full, he gives you the confidence to become the best version of yourself. You’ll ask yourself how you feel the burn every workout but you still want to go back for more? That’s Vince. Caring, ambitious and determined to help you shine. His sessions are designed to push just that little bit harder than you thought you could, and feel even better afterwards.

EBONY LANE

DARE COACH

Meet our resident super coach, Ebony. Your #1 hype woman. Ebony is a personal trainer and an elite strength coach, here to help you achieve your goals.

She’s one of the Top 5 female sprinters in Australia. (Running the 100m in just 11.37 seconds!) A hard worker and extremely driven, she’ll demand the best from you in the studio, as her game is at such a high level. Ready to transform into a workout warrior? Ebony has got you! Let’s go!

liston diaz

DARE COACH

Liston brings a winning energy and focus to each session, helping you smash through mental barriers and hit your physique goals. A high-level soccer player himself, he knows what it takes to nail sports performance and is passionate about sharing this knowledge with others.

Liston’s a smiling assassin on the floor, delivering just the right amount of savagery to push you to your limits.

Ready for a no-nonsense approach to training? Liston’s got you covered.

sebastian cardenas

DARE COACH

Meet DARE. coach Sebastian Cardenas, Sebastian is always working hard to be the best version of himself. Through his training, Sebastian shows great determination and focus. If you are looking for a coach to bring out the best in, Sebastian is your guy!

With an extensive knowledge of strength training and nutrition, his goal in coaching is to show his clients the quality of life they deserve, bringing out the best in everyone he works with.

Izzy newbold

DARE COACH

To Izzy, health is the act of implementing healthy habits into our daily routine to improve our physical and mental health. Izzy incorporates the methods that worked for her to help her clients overcome perceived barriers by focusing on their mindset. Izzy’s goal is to assist clients in improving their confidence so that they can live a better, more fulfilling life.

KAT OTTOBRE

PRODUCT & LIFESTYLE SPECIALIST

Meet Kat: wife, mum to three kids, and co-founder at Dare alongside husband David. She’s here to guide you in making clean, low-tox lifestyle choices that will benefit the health of yourself and your family every day. She’s the reason your hair and skin feel so silky smooth after our invigorating Vitamin C showers, as she chose all of our luxe studio amenities and equipment. Her aim? To make sure you are always looking and feeling great and getting the best for your body… Before, after, and during every workout. And every second of the day.

GLoria tsang

DARE coach

Gloria is deeply committed to enhancing both physical and mental well-being, drawing from her own experiences to empower clients through a focus on mindset. Her mission is to guide individuals towards greater confidence and a more fulfilling life. With unwavering dedication to personal growth, Gloria offers dynamic coaching, unlocking clients’ full potential and fostering positive transformations.

ROSS WALKER

DARE coach

Hailing from Scotland, Ross brings a wealth of experience to the DARE. team. His cheeky personality and attention to detail means that every session is a burner. If you’re looking to transform your body, Ross has got you.

Xenia kopyl

DARE coach

Xeniya’s journey into personal training is a testament to her athletic background and unwavering passion for empowering others. As a former gymnast with seven years of coaching experience, she honed her skills in both physical conditioning and mentorship. However, it was her transition to martial arts and resistance training that sparked a newfound love and dedication to helping individuals achieve their fitness goals.

Driven by her belief in the transformative power of fitness, Xeniya is committed to helping her clients towards becoming the strongest versions of themselves, both mentally and physically, and allow them to overcome their perceived limitations.