Donna Stocker Bio
Donna is the Fitness Co-ordinator at Parafield Gardens Swim School in Adelaide, South Australia where she has worked for 8 years teaching a regular timetable of various Aqua classes and helping to grow their Aqua Fitness Programs. Her passion for Fitness started when she was young with participation in Gymnastics at a State and National level which continued into adulthood in a coaching role, then as a Group Fitness Instructor and Personal Trainer. Fitness has always been in her blood!
Donna has teaching experience in land-based fitness programs such as various Zumba training protocols such as Zumba Kids, Aqua Zumba, Strong by Zumba & Zumba Toning. Along with Pound, Boxing, Spin and HIIT, through to Group & Personal Training. It was her work with Parafield Gardens Swim School that opened her mind to the benefits of training in water and where she found her passion for Aqua Fitness.
In 2015, Donna was instrumental in the introduction of the Acquapole® products and programs into the Australasian market with the introduction of Acquapole® at Parafield Gardens Swim School. In 2016, her passion for Aqua fitness and Acquapole® lead to her obtaining her Certificate IV in Training and Assessment and taking on the role of Master Trainer with Acquapole® Australasia. She is involved in the training of other instructors, designing and implementing new training programs and presenting at fitness conventions. In 2018, Acquapole® Australasia introduced the SAF Aqua Drums Vibes program to Australasia, with Donna taking on a Master Trainer role. In 2019, Donna branched out to teaching floating fitness and became a Master trainer for Salti Australia.
Donna is passionate about continuing education, training and mentoring other instructors. She specialises in providing further education workshops in Aqua Step, Aqua Choreography, HIIT Water Workouts with fun, easy to use formats that any instructor can successfully implement in their classes. In 2018 she travelled to Italy for further Aqua Education and has adapted her workshops to the European way of Aqua Training, with the Australian market in mind.
Donna is a Registered Exercise Professional with Fitness Australia who was nominated for the 2019 Group Exercise Instructor of the Year through Fitness Australia, and presented an Aqua Fitness Choreography Masterclass session at the 2019 Filex Convention. She is scheduled to present at Filex 2020 and she is also the featured Master Trainer in the Aqua Fitness Book "Aqua-I-CUe" By Gregory James Keyes.
Donna currently manages Acquapole® Australasia and her latest success was Co-ordinating the first Australian International Aqua Fitness Convention for Acquapole® Australasia in Adelaide, Australia in February 2020. It will hosted 5 International Presenters from Italy and Poland along with Australian Presenters. Donna is looking forward to AIAFC 2021!