Meet the team

About Me

Hi Everyone

Hi, I'm Jacki, owner and head coach here at The Bar Health and Fitness. I have worked in the Fitness Industry since I was 20 and started our small business back in 2011, which has grown and changed so much since then. In 2019 we decided to go women's only and we have not looked back.

I am a mum of 5, a wife, a dog owner and a wearer of many hats, Sport and Fitness have been strong in my life since I was very little.

I love educating and inspiring women to see that their life can look like whatever they want it to be. They don't have to be 'just a mum' or 'a girl' who doesn't think they fit at the gym or anything in between. I love to see people better themselves, grow in strength inside and out and conquer things in life they never thought they could.

My ambition is to change as many lives as I possibly can, by showing that everyone can reach for the stars and find magic

Jacki is a Qualified Personal Trainer, Strength & Conditioning Coach & Level 1 Nutritional Coach
Jacki Ashpole





Our Coaches

As well as myself, we're super lucky to have amazing coaches at The Bar. We all have our unique flair & deliver the best support to "Our Tribe". We are fully trained & passionate about our work. Our aim is to provide members with the very best support to achieve their personal goals

Dot Poulter

Dot Poulter

Group Fitness and Box Fit Coach

I've been part of the fitness industry for the last 4 years & gained qualifications in 2019

My career over the last 34 yrs has been in healthcare working as a nurse in acute care and general practice

I've remained very active throughout my life and participated in many individual & team sports: netball indoor & outdoor, squally ball, indoor cricket, tennis, swimming, athletics, water aerobics, aerobics, walking, running, dancing (jazz / tap) & obstacle races

My family moved to Medowie in 2009

Proud mother to 3 children and 8 grandchildren & I try to spend as much time with them as possible, as work and study commitments allow

I'm currently studying a diploma of exercise sports science


1. What is your absolute favourite thing about working in the fitness industry?

2. What is your life philosophy 

3. What is something most people dont know about you?


For me I love being part of a group to help and inspire others and to see them change and grow into the person they want to be.

Never say ever that you are too old do something new. Life is too short too miss out on all of life's opportunities. It doesn't matter if you are not good at something but that we have a go and have fun in the process. Memories are like a snapshot of time but can last a life time

From the age of 40 I started Dancing jazz and tap and preformed on stage

At 46 I took up running and have participated in many runs since like fun runs, colour runs, park runs 5kms, trail runs 5km to 32km, city to surf 14kms and completed 1/2 marathons 21.5kms and obstacle courses

At 50 learnt to ski for the first time.

Secret that most people do not know is: I performed at the civic theatre as a tapping , singing nun (part of a amateur theatre group in the show called Nunsense)

Jo C The Bar Health & Fitness Coach

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Box Fit Coach

I'm is a married mum with 2 adult children

I've tried lots of different sports over the years with Netball being my main sport

I really got interested in fitness and health at the age of 46 so it's never too late!

I love doing fun runs and have done several City 2 Surfs, a few obstacle races and 5 half marathons (21km)

Keeping fit as you get older is important as the old adage "Use it or Lose it" is a very true saying


1. What is your absolute favourite thing about working in the fitness industry?

2. What is your life philosophy?

3. What is something most people dont know about you?


Seeing everyone being fit and healthy an lots of sweaty smiling faces after a class. Knowing that you are helping them towards their goals is very rewarding.

Stress less, keep chill and just go with the flow. Life's too short to worry all the time!

I was once a girl guide and obtained my BP Emblem which was one of the highest awards at the time

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