Shaahni Carter - Fitness Manager - Wanneroo - Surge Fitness

Personal trainers


shaahni carter

Fitness Manager

Everybody starts somewhere. So, it doesn’t matter where you start, as long as you start. And most importantly, you keep going.

I literally fell into the industry by chance. I had a operation on my knee that required extensive surgery that ultimately labelled me as “damaged goods” to my potential basketball contract in America at the age of 16. During my rehab I met a PT at my local gym that I attended for my rehab and that PT made me feel seen & heard at a time in my life where I lost everything. From that moment on I pursued personal training.

Since then I have been in the industry successfully for over 15 years in all different levels, from fresh out of Tafe, working behind the desk doing gym tours & basic cleaning of a gym, right up to the peak where I was owner operator of my own business for a time in Melbourne.

In the background, I always and still do find myself looking for ultimate competitive pursuits that redefine the word “fitness” for many people, most importantly for women. I am the only woman in WA to have represented U82’s kg females on a national level in Strongman, been invited and qualified for Worlds Strongman Games whilst holding three Australians records and the WA title repeatedly.

That aside I have a passion for the mind, how we connect and understand each other as humans, what makes us tick, our drives, motivations and passions. How we can access that to better understand our emotions, build better relationships with others, most importantly with ourselves.

I also really love food! So if, your ducking away because I am curious about that too, don’t worry! I am not your typical PT with the hard line on that, food is a simple pleasure in life and we are here to enjoy what we can while we can – Balance! Am I right?


  • Certificate III & IV in Fitness
  • First Aid & CPR
  • Currently completing dissertation in Psychology
  • Bachelor Sport Science at Murdoch Major - Nutrition & Sleep

Specialist in

  • Sports Specific - Athletics, Combat Sports, Swimming & Strongman
  • Technique Movement / Mobility
  • Injury Prevention & Rehabilitation
  • Mental Health/Well-being & Life Coaching/Goal Accountability
Important Information Regarding Your Surge Fitness Membership.

Yesterday’s announcement from our Prime Minister ordering the immediate closure of Fitness Facilities across the nation is significant a blow to all of us across many Industries. We understand that this decision has been based on the best advice currently available to those responsible for our safety and with the Impending state border closures, and increasing community concerns, meant that this decision was unavoidable.

As such, it is with great sadness that we today announce that all Surge Fitness clubs will temporarily close, effective from 12pm today, Monday 23rd March 2020.

At Surge Fitness, we believe that we can make a difference, change lives and build healthy communities. As a brand, we still have a lot of work to do and we all believe that we can continue to positively impact our members and the local communities at large during this time of uncertainty.

Like many of you, our business is facing unprecedented impacts both on our people and our business and we will continue to work through the issues together as effectively as possible.

During this time of closure, all memberships will be placed on complimentary freeze until we are in a position to resume our regular services. Surge Fitness has been working on contingency plans throughout the past few weeks to provide ongoing services to our members such as online & virtual training platforms including numerous resources to help support our members physical and mental health well-being.

Further announcements will be made in the coming days with communications to be published both on our social media platforms and via email once the government has clarified their position regarding the forced closure directive.

On behalf of all of the team at Surge Fitness we would like to thank you all for your ongoing support over the years. As a team we have shared some memorable experiences with you all. Today's forced closure is just a minor setback in our Health & Fitness journey together.