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Kayla Banfield

Owner of Soul 365

You have to get up pretty early to catch Kayla at the gym. A regular in our 5.30am classes, Kayla opened Soul365 (previously CrossFit Mode) in 2013 with her partner, James, when the gym was one-third the size in a little nook on Gilbert Street! Now a functional fitness mecca, Kayla helps pull the ropes behind the scenes, to ensure all our members have an amazing Soul experience.

Is there something about her, you just can’t put your finger on? Animal enthusiasts might remember her from Channel 10’s Totally Wild between 2009-2012, and CrossFitters might better-know her from the Games Comp Floor as a reporter! While her time with the mic has taken a brief backseat, this is because so much of her day is filled with helping others. Kayla founded online nutrition company The Method Now in 2016, which has grown to help thousands of people with their nutrition around the world. She fosters abandoned kittens and supports animal shelters, all while studying her Bachelor of Psychology. 

Inspired yet? Just to top it off, this qualified PT and yoga instructor also completed her first 70.3 Ironman in 2020. If you see Kayla around Soul, she’s always too happy to say hello and chat about training or nutrition (or Ru Paul’s Drag Race) – don’t be shy!

Our team

James Newbury

Owner of Soul365

James comes from a semi professional Rugby League background. He has dabbled in many sports but found a true passion...

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Kayla Banfield

Owner of Soul 365

You have to get up pretty early to catch Kayla at the gym. A regular in our 5.30am...

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Adam Leaney

Head Coach/Programmer

Adam has been a fitness coach for 7 years and has a bachelors of sport science. He is tough on technique and will...

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Alex Spark

Coach

Alex found CrossFit through unconventional means, after spending his teenage years far from the world of sport,...

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Shani Stephens

Coach

Shani’s passion for sport, fitness and nutrition started at a very young age. As a little girl she spent all...

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Pedro Henrique Silva Bentes

Coach

Pedro has been working in the fitness industry since 2009 and has been involved in the CrossFit world since 2012....

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Lewis Habermann

Coach

Lewis is currently nearing the end of his degree in exercise and sport science, nutrition and food sciences...

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Darren Moss

Coach

Darren, affectionately known around the gym as Mossy, grew up playing AFL and martial arts, into adulthood. He...

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Alex Nuzzo

Coach

Alex has been with Soul 365 since the beginning. She has an amazing knowledge base on food, nutrition and overall...

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Mark Newbury

Mark “MadDog” Newbury Mark, the culture guy! He knows and loves everyone who walks through the doors of Soul....

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