Zone 123 was established in 2018 by Co-Owner and Operator Chris Turner. Chris recognised the need to create a supportive friendly local gym, that drew on the latest research in the health and fitness industry, and delivered to clients a new style of workout.

The first gym was established in Maroochydore, Queensland and services the areas of Maroochydore, Buderim, Sippy Downs and Mountain Creek. Riley Stewart joined the ownership team in 2019 and brought to the gym a wealth of experience and development and an unparalleled enthusiasm for taking the fitness centre to new heights.

The wide-open workout space allows members to capitalise on their time in the gym, without machine restrictions, under the supervision of a professional at all times. Our gym is big on community, and our number one focus is providing a safe, supporting and fun environment that gives members the full benefits of a workout – not just physical, but mental and emotional too.

Our fitness membership packages offer fantastic value for money and drive the results they promise. Zone 123 is the future, with new gyms opening soon.

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Meet the Team

CHRIS TURNER - Co-Owner & Head Trainer

Chris has had a long career and education in the fitness industry spanning over 25 years. A Buderim local, Chris has serviced Maroochydore, Sippy Downs and the Sunshine Coast as a PT and Strength & Conditioning Coach. In 2018 he opened Zone123 Gym, with a goal to deliver a better way for clients to progress their fitness and general wellbeing in a fun supportive atmosphere.

Chris has had a long association with Queensland Surf life Saving including Director of Sport, and Director of Strength & Conditioning with QLD Cyclones, plus General Manager of many well-known fitness gym brands. His qualifications include Level 2 and 3 Strength & Conditioning with ASCA, Certificate 3 and 4 of Fitness and the creator of 7 Moves.

Zone 123 Sunshine Coast Gym is all about its members… Chris implemented some great modifications, challenging how we think about a normal gym. No mirrors, small class sizes of 8 or less, 12 different class types all named after Star Signs, and best of all a gym space specifically designed so all you have to do is turn up and experience the movement of your body without being restricted to a machine. Join us and let’s have fun reaching your goals in our friendly yet challenging gym.

Riley Stewart - Co-Owner

Riley joined the Zone 123 family in 2019 as shared-owner, after spending years as a consultant to other health clubs across the globe.

Truly passionate about results, Riley brings with him a wealth of knowledge and ‘insider secrets’ ultimately leading to a better life for all those effected by Zone 123’s influence.

Irma Van Der Plas - Member Success Manager

Irma was motivated to join the fitness industry after losing 40kg from 2012 onwards. She overcame an auto immune disease, depression & other symptoms associated with obesity. Having successfully maintained her new weight, Irma is now very passionate about supporting others to reboot their lives with fun, functional workouts. Weight loss is her speciality since joining the industry in 2013. Irma believes that together we can be pro-active in order to sustain long, healthy & fulfilling lives!

Jess Griffiths - Group Training Specialist

Jess may say to everyone that they can relax in her training, but they also know she doesn’t mean it.  She sometimes forgets to watch the clock but that just means more bang for your buck!  She won’t let you hold yourself back and if you need help with stretching and flexibility then she is your girl.  Recently she assisted one of our members increase their hamstring length by 23cms in a 6 week Challenge!

Krystal Reynolds - Group Training Specialist

Krystal’s dream is to inspire you to take your fitness goals to a level you never thought possible. To be proud of who you were when you started your fitness journey and to realise there are no limits to your potential. Her motto is to live without limits, even if you have restrictions. Krystal will challenge you both physically and mentally as she wants to ensure you have a healthy mind as well as a healthy body. 


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