About Us

“Personal Training & Natural Therapies – Central Coast”

Lance & Tammy Roberts are the owners of Motivating Health. We are the leading destination for Personal Training & Natural Therapies on the Central Coast.

Tammy Roberts (Medical Herbalist)

Hi, I’m Tammy and I founded Motivating Health (Formerly Tamara’s Herbal & Natural Therapies) in 2003 after completing my diploma in Medical Herbalism through Southern Cross Herbal College.

Previous to this I spent the early years of my life starting and running my own Successful Health Food Takeaway shop in the Carbow Arcade in Gosford known as the Natural Approach. (And of course we did not sell Coke or Soft Drinks).

As a professional I work hard for my patient’s health but also believe I need to lead by example, therefore I live by what I teach my clients. How can I look my clients in the eye if I ask them to do something I wouldn’t or couldn’t do?

How could I talk to a weight loss client if I need to lose weight myself but couldn’t or wouldn’t?

I have been operating from the same address since 2006 and I am proud to say that my business and list of clients grows every year.

Herbalist, Naturopath Central CoastMy full list of Qualifications now is:

  • Dip Med Herb (Diploma of Medical Herbalist)
  • Diploma of Herbology
  • NET (Neuro Emotional Technique)
  • NIS (Neurological Integration)
  • Diploma Iridology
  • Diploma Food Therapy
  • Diploma Pharmaceutical Drugs
  • NHAA Registration

In order to maintain my professional registration I am obligated to accrue a set number of continuing education credits every year. This allows me to stay well educated and up to date with new and relevant research and more importantly allows me to maintain my professional indemnity insurance which is important for the protection of my patients.

Motivating Health  is a merger of three businesses owned by Lance and I. Tamara’s Herbal & Natural Therapies, Fitness Factory Erina and Weight Loss & Detox Centre. Both Lance and I agree this now forms a super clinic that is unique to the Central Coast because of the way in which we combine Weight Loss, Personal Training, Natural Therapies and our 24 hour gym in the one convenient location.

Many of my clients use more than one of our services

  • The service and expertise with which we offer is second to none.
  • Our case files are full of many success stories.
  • Be sure to view some testimonials provided by just a few of my many satisfied clients.

Lance Roberts Personal Trainer & Weight Loss Specialist

Hi, I’m Lance and I completed my personal training certification in 2008 (See list of Qualifications) below. The Exercise arm of the business started as The Fitness Factory Erina in January 2010.

Prior to starting my life in the fitness and wellness industry I was a project manager for a wonderful business in the construction industry called Ultrafloor. Before that I was managing director in an Environmental Services Company which I founded, owned and managed with Tammy in 1992. I am also a qualified Fitter Machinist.

My diverse professional background and working life has given me an amazing set of skills that I now use to get exceptional results for my Personal Training and Weight Loss Clients.

Exercise Isn’t Enough for Weight Loss

During 2010 I started to realize that although my fitness clients were getting fitter and enjoying our style of exercise, the clients who were using exercise alone to lose weight, were struggling.

This prompted a mini restructure where we completely re wrote the way we manage our weight loss clients. While exercise is still important we induct our weight loss clients into our weight loss program before we start the exercise.

Food is 70% of the weight loss process, Exercise is 20% and mental approach and preparation while we suggest is 10%. The Mental or emotional aspect of weight loss could easily be considered the most important ingredient of all.

As a personal trainer & weight loss specialist I live by my philosophies to prove that they work. We maintain our fitness levels through regular cardio style training and strength training. Tammy & I also manage our diet in the same manner that we coach our weight loss clients. Because we focus more on body composition we also like to maintain a particular body fat percentage rather than focus on weight.

We lead by example, our clients are never asked to try anything we haven’t done! You will never be asked to do something we wouldn’t do!


  • Certificate III & IV in Fitness
  • Member of Fitness Australia
  • Fitness Australia Level 3 Accredited & Registered
  • REHAB Trainer Certified
  • Punchfit Trainer
  • Member Australian Fitness Network
  • First Aid & CPR
  • Professional Indemnity Insurance
  • Weight Loss Specialist
  • Heart Foundation Heart Moves Accredited
  • NLP Practitioner
  • NLP Coach

Interested? Find out more!

24 Hour Gym Erina