Testimonials

Alex

When I first joined Studio Zia Smetka all I had in mind was to lose a few kilos and making a lifesty

  • 4th Place IFBB WA 2017 Bikini Novice Short
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When I first joined Studio Zia Smetka all I had in mind was to lose a few kilos and making a lifestyle change. I had let myself go both physically and mentally and this resulted in many days feeling sluggish, tired and hungry. I knew I needed a SERIOUS change but never in my wildest dreams had I envisioned myself in a Bikini Competition. Following a successful 12-week weight loss journey with Zia as not just my Personal Trainer but as my Mentor, she encouraged me to consider competing as my next goal. My first reaction was “No way”, “me?” “I could never look like those girls on stage!” to which she said “YES, you CAN” With her constant advice and support Zia helped me change my mindset, she taught me to BELIEVE in myself and that I could do it if I set my mind to it, and so I DID! I prepped for 14 weeks and having Zia by my side was crucial to me being able to achieve this huge project of mine. Stepping on the IFBB stage looking and feeling amazing is something I could never have done without the guidance of Zia as my coach. Hard training sessions, weekly check-ins, meal plans, posing and post-comp care – Zia covers all aspects involved in comp prep from start to finish and tailors each of them to the needs of her clients. I could say that she is a perfectionist, and it shows! And here I am, 9 months into what I thought would just be me losing a bit of weight and I feel like a completely different person. Who would have said that in less than a year I would be stepping into a stage in a tiny bikini in front of thousands of people and be in the BEST shape of my life? To anyone who is thinking of competing as their next goal, I highly recommend Studio Zia Smetka as the place to start your journey and Zia as your coach. Needless to say, my experience with Zia and the Studio has been nothing short of life-changing and I am forever grateful to Zia and her team for helping me become a better, improved version of myself.
  • 4th Place IFBB WA 2017 Bikini Novice Short

Vanessa

I approached zia about competing in my second season of bikini competition because I wanted someone

  • IFBB WA Bikini Novice Short 2nd Place (Season A 2017)
  • IFBB WA Bikini Junior 1st Place (Season B 2017)
  • IFBB WA Bikini Open Short 1st Place (Season B 2017)
  • IFBB WA Bikini OVERALL Champion 2017
  • IFBB WA Bikini Masters 1st Place (Season B 2017)
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I approached zia about competing in my second season of bikini competition because I wanted someone who would show me what I was really capable of. Zia was nothing short of fantastic, being tough when i needed it but supportive and understanding the whole way through. The time and dedication she puts in and gives to her girls is amazing

I’ve found my prep coach and won’t be changing. She believed in me even when my own self belief was low and together as a team we accomplished the goals I’d set out to achieve.
Couldn’t recommend enough.

  • IFBB WA Bikini Novice Short 2nd Place (Season A 2017)
  • IFBB WA Bikini Junior 1st Place (Season B 2017)
  • IFBB WA Bikini Open Short 1st Place (Season B 2017)
  • IFBB WA Bikini OVERALL Champion 2017
  • IFBB WA Bikini Masters 1st Place (Season B 2017)

Ivette

  • 2018 IFBB Elite Novice Short 1st Place
  • 2018 IFBB Elite Open Short 1st Place
  • 2018 IFBB Elite Overall 2nd Place
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  • 2018 IFBB Elite Novice Short 1st Place
  • 2018 IFBB Elite Open Short 1st Place
  • 2018 IFBB Elite Overall 2nd Place

Naomi

  • 2018 IFBB Elite Figure Open 3rd Place
  • 2018 IFBB Pro League Figure Open 2nd Place
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  • 2018 IFBB Elite Figure Open 3rd Place
  • 2018 IFBB Pro League Figure Open 2nd Place

Rebecca

Where do i start!?…. I had such a good time learning more and more about my body, fitness and heal

  • IFBB WA Bikini Open Tall 3rd Place (Season A 2016)
  • IFBB WA Bikini Open Tall 1st Place (Season B 2017)
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Where do i start!?…. I had such a good time learning more and more about my body, fitness and health while i was comp prepping with Zia. Her amount of experience, knowledge and confidence really shines through and there was not one doubt in her ability to support me throughout the entire time, even following the comp itself. As this was my first time competing in ifbb, i found that Zia went more than above and beyond to make sure everything was covered and most importantly, she made me feel so confident and good about myself, reminding me to enjoy the process. She really was there for me everytime i needed her.

She is dedicated, professional and really backs her girls and guys that she trains. I really felt, and still feel a part of this special team. I highly recommend Zia to anyone, whether theyre looking to enter a fitness comp or just for general PT. I have formed such a close bond with Zia and her team and am forever grateful for how she has helped me change my life.

  • IFBB WA Bikini Open Tall 3rd Place (Season A 2016)
  • IFBB WA Bikini Open Tall 1st Place (Season B 2017)

Jade

Where do I begin?! First stepping into Zia Smetka’s studio I had no idea how much my life and trai

  • 3rd Place IFBB WA 2017 Bikini Novice Tall
  • IFBB WA 2018 Bikini Masters 1st place
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Where do I begin?! First stepping into Zia Smetka’s studio I had no idea how much my life and training would change!

The fantastic encouragement, support and expertise knowledge throughout my fitness transformation was nothing short of amazing! Zia and her team always pushed me towards my goals and more! This was no more apparent than when I unexpectedly took the stage at IFBB and placed 3rd in my very 1st competition ever! Right from the meal plans to the training techniques and one on one support I came to not only fall in love with the process and the journey but also getting to know the beautiful team that I credit, trust and thank for guiding me and shaping me in more ways than one!! Best decision I made!! You crew are phenomenal! Go Team Zia!!”

  • 3rd Place IFBB WA 2017 Bikini Novice Tall
  • IFBB WA 2018 Bikini Masters 1st place

Eliza

I started training with Zia and her team in May 2018 with the goal of competing in my first bikini c

  • 2018 IFBB Elite Bikini Junior 1st Place
  • 2018 IFBB Elite Bikini Novice Short 1st Place
  • 2018 IFBB Elite OVERALL Bikini Champion
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I started training with Zia and her team in May 2018 with the goal of competing in my first bikini competition later that year. Prior to this, I had found myself in a rut after becoming slack with my nutrition and training, and I hated the way I looked and felt.
With Zia’s guidance, I quickly learnt how I should train and eat in order to achieve my physique goals, and most importantly, the methods that she taught me made it enjoyable, easy and maintainable! The training was tough, but it gave me the confidence to try new things in the gym, and it made me realise how strong I actually was.
Comp prep is very challenging and it isn’t something that should be taken lightly. I have heard horror stories from other competitors about their coaches giving them a basic cookie cutter plan for the entirety of their prep, or worse, dropping contact completely, but I am happy to say that Zia was by my side every step of the way. From our weekly training sessions and check-ins, to my personalised weekly diet changes, to helping me select my bikini, tan, makeup and choreograph my posing- she covered absolutely everything. Even though it was my first time competing, her confidence and passion for the process made me feel assured that I would reach my goal. I don’t think that many competitors can say that they walked away with an OVERALL title in their first competition, but Zia helped me turn my dream into a reality.
I still train with Zia once a week, and I will probably continue to train with her forever. Whether you are looking to increase your strength and fitness, improve your eating habits or even compete, I would highly recommend Zia and her team!

  • 2018 IFBB Elite Bikini Junior 1st Place
  • 2018 IFBB Elite Bikini Novice Short 1st Place
  • 2018 IFBB Elite OVERALL Bikini Champion

Anika

Words cannot express how grateful I am to you and you're wonderful team Zia. 11 months ago having ne

  • IFBB WA 2019 Over 55 years Bikini - 1st Place
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Words cannot express how grateful I am to you and you’re wonderful team Zia. 11 months ago having never done gym workouts I came to you in an effort to build strength, change my shape and address my life long battle with negative body image and food which had a decimating impact on my self esteem. At 55 and enduring daily comments about my skinny apearance I didn’t expect you to see much potential for improvement. From the very first weigh in when you asked me to trust you and follow youre plan I have never looked back. There have been moments of self doubt, and in the early days a couple of food relapses and in our 30 minute sessions you regularly push me to what I think are the limits of my endurance only to smash through the barriers in my head. You have been there knowing exactly what i need every step of the way and taught me to believe in myself and to be proud of my achievements.You and the team all make me feel so special every time I walk through the door and that our sessions are the most important thing in you’re day, a feeling I know is shared by all of you’re clients. The respect you’re clients have for you is so evident and I love seeing the rapid changes and the feeling of comradery at the studio. I feel so privelaged to train with you and view our training as a longterm investment in my physical and mental health. In my entire life I could never have imagined stepping onto a IBBF competition stage 6 weeks out from my 56th birthday in a skimpy bikini holding my own feeling fabulous enjoying food and loving the body I’m in ❤ A million times over – Thank you.

  • IFBB WA 2019 Over 55 years Bikini - 1st Place

Chen

  • IFBB Elite 2019 Bikini Junior 1st Place
  • IFBB Elite 2019 Bikini Novice 3rd Place
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  • IFBB Elite 2019 Bikini Junior 1st Place
  • IFBB Elite 2019 Bikini Novice 3rd Place

Bree

  • IFBB Elite 2019 Bikini Open 4th Place
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  • IFBB Elite 2019 Bikini Open 4th Place

Anne

The team at Zia Smetka personal training studio is exceptional. The trainers at ZS Fitness are exper

  • IFBB WA 3rd Place Bikini Novice
  • IFBB WA Bikini Open Short 3rd Place (Season B 2016)
  • IFBB WA Bikini Open Short 3rd Place (Season A 2016)
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The team at Zia Smetka personal training studio is exceptional. The trainers at ZS Fitness are experienced personal trainers and clients get the benefits of all that knowledge through one-on-one sessions. In every session, they give each client their undivided attention to ensure that you’re exercising properly and getting the most out of the workout. They are with you every step of the way and offer constant encouragement.

The trainers at ZS Fitness are very approachable and are able to assist with any queries that you might have, including queries about diet and supplements. They ensure that all equipment in the studio is clean and tidy, which adds to their personal and professional manner.

Personally, I have noticed positive results in a short space of time after training with the team and have enjoyed my training sessions.

I would highly recommend the team to anyone looking for some personal training or to achieve their fitness goals, no matter what level of fitness. The studio is conveniently located near the Victoria Park Transfer Station and public transport is readily available.

  • IFBB WA 3rd Place Bikini Novice
  • IFBB WA Bikini Open Short 3rd Place (Season B 2016)
  • IFBB WA Bikini Open Short 3rd Place (Season A 2016)

Danielle

Four months ago I decided I wanted to compete in the IFBB WA State Show 11 Oct 2015; my first compet

  • IFBB WA 2nd Place Bikini Novice
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Four months ago I decided I wanted to compete in the IFBB WA State Show 11 Oct 2015; my first competition. In early August, I booked to see Zia for posing lessons as I had seen her on social media and knew about her own achievements in the IFBB. Zia was the clear choice as she oozes confidence, fierceness and passion. I walked into her professional studio and over the course of the next three months she transformed me into this confident, self-sufficient woman. Her advice, pointers, homework (yes, she gave me homework) and support during that time was invaluable and she always had my best interests at heart. Zia’s years of personal and industry experience are clearly evident and her client base and their achievements are blatant examples of what a powerhouse Zia Smetka is. My goal was to simply compete in the IFBB, however, with Zia’s help, I came away with 2nd place! Lastly, I didn’t just find a posing coach or a trainer, I gained a friend. What Zia and her team do for their clients goes beyond fitness goals, they help people transform their lives. I can’t thank her enough. If you are considering competition prep, a new fitness goal or just after health and well-being Zia Smetka and her team are THE premier place to go to in Perth.

  • IFBB WA 2nd Place Bikini Novice

Jacqueline

I started training with Zia about 7-8 months ago. I wanted to start working out due to having a hyst

  • 1st Place IFBB WA Bikini Masters
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I started training with Zia about 7-8 months ago. I wanted to start working out due to having a hysterectomy 9 months before hand.I wanted to improve my core strength mainly, but i was pretty weak in strength in all my body areas including my mind set because of my surgery i was very sad inside.After a couple of months, i felt like myself again, my whole entire mind and body strength improved so dramatically to the point we took it to the next level for me, which was to enter my first ever Bikini Competition. With Zia’s support the whole way, I got through the training and Competition Prep and I placed 1st in my division, Master 35 and over! Zia really has no idea how much she has helped me, and i am blessed to have found a Personal Trainer who actually really cares. Zia’s attitude, motivation, happy personality and knowledge of Health and exercise/ meal plans are beyond amazing. I can not recommend Team Zia Smetka enough, they always put 200% into each and everyone of there clients.Thank You so very much!

  • 1st Place IFBB WA Bikini Masters

Tamara

When I started with Zia and her team in March 2016 with the plan of doing my first comp in October I

  • IFBB WA Bikini Novice 4th Place (Season B 2016)
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When I started with Zia and her team in March 2016 with the plan of doing my first comp in October I was at my worst physically and mentally. My training had been slack, I wasn’t taking care of what I was eating, I hated the way I looked and felt and I had lost all confidence in myself.
Comp prep isn’t something that many breeze through. Physically, mentally and emotionally its draining. Sweat and tears (literally) went into my 16 week prep and I really couldn’t have done it with out Zia and the other competitors. Everyone was supportive, encouraging and took time and effort to help me achieve my goals. From diet, training, ordering of bikini, make up, tan and all the extras Zia was there to help.
Seconds before stepping on stage they were there with words of encouragement, last minute hair and bikini checks and the all important reminder to just enjoy the moment.
I never imagined I would look and feel as good as I did up on stage and I would never have been able to make it with out such incredible people behind me. There is no way I could possibly express how thankful I am for everything they have done for me.
I cant wait to see what else I achieve with this professional, knowledgeable, enthusiastic and passionate team!

  • IFBB WA Bikini Novice 4th Place (Season B 2016)

Jasmyn

I first got in touch with Zia to prepare for my very first bikini competition. Having never set foot

  • INBA WA 3rd Place Bikini
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I first got in touch with Zia to prepare for my very first bikini competition. Having never set foot on stage before I had no idea how pose, how to train, what to eat. Zia’s approach was amazing she tailored me a meal plan, personalised a workout schedule and was there every step of the way from the coaching right through to the posing sessions. Her ongoing support and mentoring was invaluable. Zia was happy to change anything I wasn’t comfortable with and was always approachable I was able to contact Zia at any time with queries or concerns and she was never too busy to help, making me feel like not just another client but a friend. Throughout the lead up to my competition I found the diet plan Zia prepared for me to be fulfilling and easy to manage, Zia was always checking to see how I was going with my diet, how I was feeling and If there was any areas that needed to be tweaked. The workout sessions were challenging but perfect for me and got me where I needed to be.

I came to Zia without much muscle mass at all and by the end I had nice definition and a lean physique. I can proudly say I walked on stage not feeling scared, but excited and confident. I ended up placing third in my division, walked off stage completely ecstatic and rang Zia straight away to tell her. She was just as excited as I was! After that I got the bug for competing and of course returned to Zia for her training plan to get me there again. Not only has Zia got me competition ready and looking fabulous but has changed my perspective on healthy living, eating and exercising. I will continue working with Zia, her dedication and enthusiasm is truly motivating. She is passionate, approachable and professional I would highly recommend her to anyone who wants to get fit, eat right and live well!

  • INBA WA 3rd Place Bikini

Anita

Zia Smetka has been the most influential fitness figure in my life. She is a beautiful person who un

  • IFBB VIC 1st Place Bikini Novice
  • IFBB WA 3rd Place Bikini Junior
  • Australian Arnold Classic – 3rd Place Bikini Junior
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Zia Smetka has been the most influential fitness figure in my life. She is a beautiful person who understands hard work and is such a good mentor. Zia has changed my life. Zia – Thank you for mentoring me and being exactly what a coach should be & for always putting your clients first. Thank you for putting up with me and for changing my life.I won 1st place in an IFBB competition, I changed my body but more importantly you helped me to change my mind, I have done things I could never ever dream up and I competed in the Arnold Classic the second largest bodybuilding event in the WORLD – All of which would never have of happened had you not been in my life & those experiences are irreplaceable.You the best and I will never forget this.

  • IFBB VIC 1st Place Bikini Novice
  • IFBB WA 3rd Place Bikini Junior
  • Australian Arnold Classic – 3rd Place Bikini Junior

Brittany

Where do I begin….I don’t think words seem like enough to explain how appreciative and thankful

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Where do I begin….I don’t think words seem like enough to explain how appreciative and thankful I am to my coaches for believing in me and being by my side at every emotional hurdle experienced over my 16 week Comp Prep, for pushing me beyond my limits when I thought I had nothing more in the tank to give, for sharing their knowledge, expertise and personal experiences on both nutrition and training regimes to ensure that I arrived to compete in the best condition possible.

My journey with this amazing studio began in January 2015, I was overweight, depressed, lacking self confidence and motivation and didn’t believe in myself. With the help of this amazing team I dropped 10.6 kgs in 11 short weeks and felt amazing on my wedding day. Not only was it the physical changes but the team also encouraged me to come off my antidepressant/anxiety medication that I depended on a daily basis, this was also achieved in 11 short weeks. After achieving my first goal it was then back to the drawing board to set a new goal for myself to achieve. The subject of competing came up after many a conversation with head Coach Zia and the amazing progress I had watched her previous clients competing achieve, with passing comments on a regular basis that i could never do what they had done or look as good as they did. Before i knew it I was on a new journey, signed up and dedicated to compete at IFBB in Oct 15. There were many hurdles ahead of me but I knew I was in the best hands possible to achieve my new goal.

Competition prep is definitely not something to be taken lightly. However, I am certain that when you find the right coach, someone who believes in you and wants to help you reach your goals and become a better person that anything is possible.

I am so proud of myself for sticking to my entire prep and being confident enough to get on stage in front of 1500 people. For me it wasn’t about taking home that 1st place, it was about proving to myself that with the right people, support and mind set you can achieve anything you set your mind too. I will be eternally grateful to my coaches at the studio, Zia Smetka Fitness, without your encouragement, support and inspiration I would never have achieved any of this.

I can not recommend them highly enough to anyone out there considering competing. The coaches were literally there beside me every step of the way, from bikini selection, training, nutrition, posing classes to ensuring that my bikini was sitting right just minutes before walking on stage they were there for it all and I am so thankful. I have heard so many horror stories about girls entering comp prep thinking they have found the best coach to assist them in their journey to only weeks in find out that they aren’t enjoying any of it and want to pull out due to not having the support from their coach. I am so glad that my experience was the total opposite of this and that’s all thanks to the amazing team at Zia Smetka.

There were so many ups and downs, tears shed and laughs shared, but I know that I did everything physically possible to get my body in shape and I know that my coach stood their proud as punch whilst I was on stage for what we had achieved together as a team.

Thank you, thank you, thank you.

Looking forward to new goals to be set and smashed with this amazing team of trainers.

Angel

  • IFBB WA 4th Place Bikini Open Short
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  • IFBB WA 4th Place Bikini Open Short

Kierina

  • IFBB WA Bikini Masters 1st Place (Season B 2017)
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  • IFBB WA Bikini Masters 1st Place (Season B 2017)