Rikki Flanders

Rikki began her fitness career in 1999 and quickly built her client base and reputation as a “go to” personal trainer of the highest calibre. This is because Rikki knows how to help her clients get maximum results in minimum time, but more importantly she really cares about her clients and this quality shines through.  

Rikki has trained a variety of clients from first time gym users to seasoned athletes. Her passion to produce the best outcomes possible for all of her clients has resulted in 20 years of professional development and results producing programs based on the latest research.

Over the years Rikki has used her expertise in the fitness industry in many roles. These have included training and mentoring other fitness instructors, coordinating programs and managing the Health Club at Windy Hill Fitness Centre.

She is now drawing upon her experience to focus on her true passion, her very own personal training business. It is this focus and passion that has culminated in the creation of “Strength For You”.

In addition to training other people, Rikki also “walks the walk” competing in the sport of Powerlifting since 1998. She is an Australian team member, and a Commonwealth and National gold medallist. Rikki is nothing if not ambitious and now has her sights set on breaking Australian Masters records!

Rikki understands that Powerlifting is not for everyone; however, incorporating appropriate strength training has benefits for everyone. Whether you are an athlete, or training for weight loss or general health, strength training will keep you lean and help you maintain a healthy body weight, improve bone density, enhance athletic performance and decrease your likelihood of injury.

Click here for further informaton about how Rikki can help you achieve your health and fitness goals.

Rikki’s Qualifications Include:
2012 Diploma of Fitness - Exercise Specialist
2004 Certificate IV  - Personal Trainer
1999 Certificate III - Fitness Instructor
Additional Training:
2017 Levels 1 & 2 Kettlebell Workshop
2011 Rehabilitation Certificate
2009 Pilates Fitness Certificate
2009 Accredited Indoor Cycle Instructor
2007 Pre & Post Natal Training Certificate
2000 Level 1 Powerlifting Coach – Registered with Australian Sports Commission


  • 2013                     Strength For You - Founding Director and Personal Trainer
  • 2007 - 2012          Health and Fitness Manager - Windy Hill Fitness Centre
  • 2005 - 2007          Gymnasium Team Leader - Windy Hill Fitness Centre
  • 2000 - 2001          Personal Trainer - Grand Hyatt
  • 1999 - 2004          Personal Trainer - Melbourne City Baths


What Rikki's clients say about training...

As a couple in our 60s, we didn’t need a personal trainer to help us win body building contests or the Melbourne Marathon—and we are a little over gym junky spin and jargon. What we wanted—as naturally active people involved in sedentary work—was someone to motivate and guide us back to the fitness levels we were used to in our 20s and 30s. Rikki was the perfect choice because of her obvious knowledge and experience, her down-to-earth, no-nonsense attitude, and the fact that, while our daily lives are very different, we share with her a slightly quirky view of the world.

Shish and Tim


The best thing about training with Rikki is that we are always trying different things to bring my fitness to greater heights. Rikki is always there to give me the drive and confidence to push for that extra rep.

If you want results I would highly recommend Rikki as a personal trainer. You won’t be disappointed!



If you want to keep motivated and see results, then Rikki is the trainer for you.

During the 7 years that I have been training with Rikki she has always kept my sessions interesting and challenging. Her knowledge and expertise in the area of strength training have ensured that I have made huge gains in achieving my goals of improved strength and muscle tone. Her encouragement and support has motivated me to train harder than I ever would  on my own.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        



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