Ben & Chris grew up in Western Australia, attending the same high school. Little did they know, years later an idea they shared would lead to the creation of Shelter.
Ben spent a long period in New York, where he was inspired by each wellness concept that sits under the Shelter brand.
With a desire to share this in Australia and recognising a gap in the wellness market, he moved home and re-connected with Chris, a successful entrepreneur, where they validated and actualised their idea of creating a healthier community by connecting people.
Fiercely passionate about their vision, Ben and Chris are motivated to develop and share the Shelter vision with the rest of the world.
The man you will see each time you visit us at Shelter is our General Manager, and founding trainer, Jordan.
Jordan moved to Sydney after a long stint in the U.K and New York, where he was an outdoor fitness expert and DJ. Whilst in New York, Ben and Jordan connected through their shared passion for health and fitness.
When you meet Jordan, you will quickly see how genuine his devotion and belief in providing the body with what it requires truly is and guarantee you will catch yourself in conversation with him on more than one occasion.
Happiness, health and music are the aspects of Jordans’ life that he cherishes most, allowing him to hold classes that are full of sweat, smiles, tears (from laughter), and sound that will transform your workout into a sensory experience.
Living between Hong Kong and Los Angeles and wanting to help balance a busy career as a fashion model and in-demand DJ, Eve turned her focus to health and fitness.
Moving back to Sydney last year, the Australian-born Canadian decided to turn her passion for rhythm riding into a career, and got her start on the spin bike…studying at the Australian Institute of Fitness and bringing with her expertise from the best studios in California and Asia, quickly becoming a sought-after instructor.
As an internationally renowned DJ, you will be hearing a carefully curated playlist to take you on a journey to help you get the most out of your workout.
In Eve’s classes, you can expect a focus on mind-body connection, a fast-paced fun-filled workout and an emotional release.
Outside of the spin studio you’ll find Eve in front of the camera modelling, behind the DJ decks, or planning her next ski adventure.
A Bowral boy from back in the day – Matt relocated to Sydney 10 years ago and had spin introduced to him by his partner, Mitch. His passion is obvious in each and every class, exerting a level of energy through his highly motivating soundtracks and impeccable lighting combinations.
His aim is to push every rider to new levels, and to surprise each and every one of you with what your body is capable of. This is achieved by curating classes that could also be considered a party..
Combining fresh tracks and sentimental bangers, you can always expect a to have a smile after Riding with Matt.
Mitchel is our impressively tall and smiley Canadian who’s been spinning for over five years, and teaching for three of those. He grew up in a small country town by the Rocky Mountains, where he then moved to Toronto and helped Rocket Cycle take off.
Mitch is currently studying medicine in Sydney – focussing on neuroscience research on multiple sclerosis, and more recently, joining oncologists in the fight towards breast cancer.
When it comes to music, Mitch has a passion for pop – regardless of its age. Accompanying this will be some well known tracks remixed in a unique and energetic way.
Tirrell is a bit of a Nomad, he’s lived in Japan, Hawaii, most major US cities, Melbourne, and has now made his way to Sydney!
A passion for fitness has always been there but it’s because of a few detours that he’s found himself becoming a huge mind, body & spirit advocate; he was a hairstylist for ten years before making a big pivot to become an instructor at SoulCycle, where he then moved from New York to San Francisco.
A born dancer, don’t be surprised when you see him dancing and jumping around the room during a class. He has a YouTube channel where he creates motivational videos, is a certified health coach, currently studying to become a meditation/breath-work facilitator, and if that wasn’t enough, also instructs yoga.
His personal motto is “When you give life, you get life” – believing whole heartedly that the energy you give is exactly what comes back to you.
Elle has a super power. She knows exactly where you limit lies and won’t let you stop until she is satisfied you’ve reached it. Originally from country NSW, Elle has been in the fitness industry for six years during which she has taught rhythm riding in Berlin, Brisbane and now Sydney!
Elle’s classes are high energy, full of passion and incorporate both mind and body into the workout. Her music is varied; from hip-hop to old school remixes and a bit of house. Regardless, it will make you want to work. This energy she exerts carries across the road to the boxing studio, where you will find Elle when she isn’t upstairs riding.
Outside of the studio walls Elle teaches reformer pilates, enjoyed being outdoors and hiking, loves finding the best healthy brunch spots and is partial to a delicious cheese platter.