Backed By Experts

Backed By Experts

You know you’ve found a winning sauna when industry experts are using it regularly. Our partners are health & wellness leaders for good reason - they know their stuff! Just like they know a Kiva Wellness sweat sesh has loads of wellbeing benefits. We’re proud to partner with some pretty impactful women that are connecting and supporting their community through sharing their knowledge in the health space. Let’s meet the gang!

Tia Miers


Tia is a naturopath, member of the Australian Natural Therapist Association and owner of the Whole Health Studio. Drawing upon the latest research, lab testing, and evidence-based naturopathic medicine, Tia provides individualised herbal tonics and compounds to her patients as well as formulated capsules for hormone health, stress and energy. Grounded in the belief that a healthy body and mind are essential for a fulfilling life, Tia has been able to empower individuals to take control of their health and wellness.

Katherine Hay


Katherine is qualified with a bachelor of health science majoring in nutritional medicine and is an accredited member of the Australian Natural Therapists Association, with over 7 years of clinical experience, she is changing the way her clients engage with food through her practice Kaptured Nutrition. She believes that there is no ‘one size fits all’ approach to health and everyone is extremely different, therefore each treatment plan is personalised with a realistic and non-restrictive approach. Katherines’ areas of expertise lie within reproductive health, preconception and post-natal care, fertility as well as gut health, mental health, skin and autoimmune conditions.

After having her Kiva Wellness sauna for 5 months, she's noticed some amazing benefits, "I have loved incorporating weekly saunas into my routine as the positive effect for my mental health have been incredible" Katherine told us.

Luka McCabe

Midwife & Parenting Educator Extraordinaire

Luka is a registered nurse, registered midwife and a CAPEA endorsed birth and parenting educator, as well as a certified nutrition consultant specialising in postpartum and babies. Mother to three, Luka started Boob To Food to help provide evidence based information to families who needed some support when it came to transitioning little ones from breastfeeding to solids. Luka is now the author of a widely popular book milk to meals, which is jam packed full of helpful recipes and resources that are designed to meet little ones nutritional needs.

Kayla Itsines

PT, Author & Entrepreneur

Kayla is the co-founder and Head Trainer of the fitness app Sweat and has just published her latest book. As one of the most influential personal trainers in the world, her goal is to help women feel more confident and strong and support them on their health and fitness journey. Kayla has recently started incorporating Kiva’s Full Spectrum sauna into her recovery.

Chontel Duncan

Accredited Sports Nutritionist
Chontel is an accredited sports nutritionist, fitness trainer and founder of the HIIT Station franchise. As a mother of 5 she knows how important self-care practices are, that's why she incorporates sauna and ice bath sessions regularly into her wellness routine, in particularly as part of her post-workout recovery.

“We’ve had the sauna for a bit and originally I started off doing it on my days off as part of my recovery, I then swapped to doing a session right after a workout and I can feel my increased blood flow doing it straight after a workout, it feels phenomenal. Also from an inflammation point of view, I don’t get sausage legs anymore after a workout, I can physically see that my body isn’t holding so much water anymore.” - Chontel Duncan

Qualified Master Trainer & PT, International Model & Co-Founder of James Cosmetics
Emily is a qualified personal trainer, with a Certificate IV in Fitness and Master Trainer qualification from the Australian Institute of Fitness. She is also a fitness model, qualified Beautician & Makeup Artist, and co-founder of James Cosmetics. With her busy career and 2 children she has to ensure that her own well-being doesn't come short. That's why Emily has been having regular sauna sessions every week and facilitated her sauna to recover from sport related injuries.

“I’ve been doing the sauna sessions for several months now and I’ve never felt better than how I feel now. Combined with my training and nutritious food, I’m feeling the best that I have ever felt in my life since using the sauna.” - Emily Skye

AFL Player

Scott lives and breathes wellness throughout his professional and private life, so it only comes naturally that he jumps into the Kiva Wellness ice bath every morning before his ALF training at the Collingwood Football Club. Thanks to his strict health regime, he continues to defy age as one of the greatest Collingwood players ever.

Ellie Watson

Qualified Dietitian & Nutritionist, Business Owner & Author

As a mum and dietitian, a wholesome life is part of Ellie’s natural routine. She’s the author of 3 best selling cookbooks.

Tanya Poppett

Qualified Master Trainer & Fitness Coach

Tanya is an Australian Master Trainer and Fitness Coach sharing her unique blend of Strength, HIIT, Maintenance and Mobility workouts with the world. Tanya’s qualifications include a Certificate 3 and 4 in Fitness, Master Trainer Level 1, and she has training in Pre and Post Natal.

Tino Fa'asuamaleaui

Rugby League Footballer

Tino is the captain of the Gold Coast Titans and has played for Samoa and Australia at international level.

Chad Hurst

International Model, TV Personality & Fitness Coach

Chad is an internationally acclaimed model, TV personality and fitness coach with his own training facility in Sydney. He has trained Muay Thai and boxing, mastering different techniques during his time in Thailand and America.

His passion and focus lies in mental health and weight loss, as he believes that a positive mindset is the best result in itself.

Dani Guy

Qualified Nutritionist

Danielle is a qualified nutritionist and all about body positivity, health and wellness with a special interest in post-partum fitness.

As a mother of 3 young kids she wants to set a good example of living a healthy lifestyle. Suffering from bowel disease and arthritis, Dani incorporates Kiva Wellness sauna sessions frequently into her daily wellness.

“I’m literally obsessed. Using it every night and it’s been the best for me in terms of recovery with training and how much better I’m sleeping.” - Dani Guy

Emma Maidment

Internationally Renowned Yoga & Meditation Teacher, Writer & Podcaster

Emma is an internationally renowned yoga and meditation teacher, writer and podcaster. Known for her empowering and uplifting manner of educating, and sharing the science of yoga and meditation in a fun and accessible way. After the birth of her second baby, she is using our infrared sauna as a post-partum recovery and meditation tool.

Revie Jane

Entrepreneur & Owner of Athleisure Wear Label Alitah State

Revie Jane is a well-known entrepreneur on the Gold Coast scene. She has just launched athleisure label, Alitah State, with a focus on inclusivity and body positivity.

She’s incorporated Kiva Wellness sauna sessions the last few months and told us, “I knew I would love having a sauna, I've wanted one for years but I didn't realise HOW MUCH I would love having a sauna. Having it accessible to our home has helped my sleep improve, increase my recovery for training and become a special part of my me-time.

Chloe Szepanoski

Owner of Activewear Label Szep

Chloe is the owner and Creative Director of activewear label Szep. She is also passionate about wellness, lifestyle & personal growth.

Millie Marshall

Fitness Coach

After overcoming an eating disorder, Millie spent years educating herself about all things fitness, nutrition, and health. She’s one of Australia’s most successful online fitness coaches, who teaches her clients how to achieve their goals in a healthy, sustainable and empowering way.

Khan Porter


A 7 times CrossFit Games veteran and a recent Gladiator, Khan Porter has remained one of Australia’s leading athletes who not only focuses on physical fitness but is also a strong advocate for mental health. A former state rugby player and national surf lifesaver, Khan incorporates Kiva ice bath sessions in his daily physical and mental recovery.

James Newbury


A former semi professional rugby player for the Queensland and Sydney Rugby League, James is a 4 times CrossFit Games Athlete who incorporates ice baths before his CrossFit training sessions that speed up his muscle recovery.

Morgan Mitchell

Olympian Athlete

Morgan competes in the 800 metres and came 6th in the last Olympic Games. Being on top of her health is therefore of key relevance, that’s why having multiple sauna sessions per week help her with her exercise performance.