Listen To Your Body
Hawthorn East, VIC

(03) 8589 9901
Ready to kick start your fitness, tone up, be your best, strengthen your core and find new vitality & energy? Our team of an experienced trainers are ready to personally guide you every step of the way – in a super friendly and supportive environment - for a fraction of the cost of a 1 on 1 PT.

Our Studio

Here is how it all works at LTYB ......we achieve results by doing things a little differently.

The only way to get you the health & fitness results you are after – is to take the time to find out exactly what YOU want to achieve.

For every person this is subtlety different. We each have our own body niggles and limitations, so as your trainer – we take the time to find out exactly where your body is at - so that the exercises we prescribe firstly do not injure you, and secondly are matched to your unique goals.

Our sessions are NOT circuit style where each person rotates through the same set of exercises. The Personal Trainer in control of every 45 minute session will select exercises specific for your needs and goals.

Haven’t done much exercise for a while and looking to ease back into training? The PT will program at low intensity to slowly rebuild your confidence and fitness base.

Rehabbing an old injury or recent surgery? We can liaise with your physio & doctor to tailor a specific workout to get you feeling strong and pain-free again.

Feeling good and looking to take your results to the next level? We can dial the intensity right up and turn you into a fitness machine.

For beginners – LTYB is a great place to start. Many of our members are “first time in a gym” – and the fear of joining can be “I have no idea what to do” or “am I doing this exercise right”. We love to teach…...so take great enjoyment in showing newbies how to use the equipment and get the exercises just right. We also take pride in ensuring a comfortable, non-intimidating environment. Part of this philosophy includes no mirrors.

We are big on guiding your nutrition & healthy eating but are not into “fad diets”, rapid weight loss, or unsustainable short-term results. We very much have a 52 week a year philosophy, so once we help you lose the weight, we want to make sure the weight stays off.....FOR GOOD!

In addition to weight loss, LTYB Hawthorn East has helped hundreds of members to

  • Gain strength and tone muscles
  • Improve Confidence
  • Increase bone density
  • Decrease back pain
  • Achieve more flexibility

Improve cardio for their local sports activities like netball, football, soccer, and basketball.

As our sessions are unique – the best way to understand is to come along and try one for FREE – to see if it is to your liking. If you don't enjoy the session - it will have cost you nothing and you can just sneak out and never come back :)

We have a number of different membership options depending on age & how often you wish to train each week. We value being fair & reasonable in all that we do, so our most popular membership - "The Weekly" has

  • NO signup fee
  • NO cancellation fee
  • NO fixed-term contract

It is literally week-to-week and can be cancelled at ANY time....including hitting pause any time you go on holidays.

If you are interested - we'd love to have you along - just pop your details in above ["Get In Touch"] – and we will give you a quick call to learn about your goals.

Our Team

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    Chris Metaxas - Owner -Personal Trainer

    Chris Metaxas – Owner and Head Personal Trainer
    Physical literacy. These two words describe my beliefs on health, fitness and well-being today. My broad interpretation of physical literacy is having the basic skills and knowledge to value and take responsibility for physical activity. It’s as important as reading and writing skills for improving life quality.


    This understanding later in life was a light bulb moment and a catalyst for several changes. Today I am a confident and motivated PT running a business that positively impacts the lives of the local community through physical activity.


    All Hawthorn East trainers are Certified Personal Trainers and have undergone further induction training into the LTYB

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    Jake Cherry - Personal Trainer

    Jake is extremely passionate about the fitness industry and helping people from all walks of life improve their fitness, general health and quality of life. Jake joined our studio when it was just 3 weeks old as a member. He participated in over 300 sessions before deciding to join the PT team in early 2021. Jake has been delivering group classes at various Goodlife locations over the last 5 years. He is great at building rapport with members and has many life experiences that make him unique. He’s been a Life Saver, is a qualified pilot and comes to us from the other side of the world (USA).

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    Daniel Owies - Personal Trainer

    Daniel is super active and comes from a family of high athletic achievers. He has a love for Basketball, Golf, Volleyball, Touch Rugby and the list goes on. Having completed his VCE at St Kevins, he remains heavily involved with the school sports teams by way of training and coaching. Daniel joined the LTYB team as a qualified personal trainer in November 2019.

Membership Pricing

  • 1 Month Intro Offer Unlimited Sessions (max one per day)
    $150.00
    Prepaid only
  • 25 PT Sessions
    $450
    Prepaid only
  • Weekly Membership (max one per day)
    $50
    Direct debited weekly
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What our clients say

Chris & the team are amazing. I have training there since it opened and I have definitely seen results since I started. Chris and the team listen and they help you to achieve your goals. The studio is incredibility well equipped, is very neat and tidy and it never feels like a gym as everyone is friends and it’s fun to be there. I would highly recommend Chris & the staff at Listen to your Body Hawthorn East.
Ian R
LTYB Hawthorn has changed my life! I started as a slow moving, unfit, unhealthy and unhappy person looking to make a change. With the undivided support of Chris and the team, I have not only lost weight and increased my fitness but I have found a passion for working out and looking after myself again. The format of LTYB studios makes exercising fun and easy to fit into a busy life style. I would highly recommend LTYB to anyone and everyone! Thanks Chris for helping me to start loving myself again! Nicole B
Nicole B
Chris runs a brilliant studio at Hawthorn East LTYB. He is passionate about fitness, dedicated to his clients and provides a fun and positive environment where we enjoy a laugh while working out. I've seen incredible results all thanks to Chris' motivation and encouragement. Kate B
Kate B