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I’m into: watching football, soccer, having a drink with friends and body building.
My skills are: circuit training, resistance training, HIIT (high Intensity Interval Training), boxing, kettlebell and general nutrition.
Result with a client: I’ve had a couple of clients lose over 40kg, most clients have improved their health, fitness, well being and confidence.
Favourite exercise: Dumbbell lateral raise, drop sets – love the pump
Favourite cardio exercise: When it comes to cardio, I like to mix it up with different tools – war ropes, kettlebells, treadmill circuits, tabata, HIIT.
Fitness philosophy: Finding something that you enjoy doing. Mix up your workouts to avoid boredom, stagnation, and to keep you motivated. Seek advice if need be and never give up!
What I love about personal training: Being able to meet new people and help them improve their health and general well being is very rewarding. Having the ability to change people’s lives is a great feeling!
Favourite food: I love food with a passion! Any food – I don’t mind a nice lasagna.
Sporting hero: Any athlete that comes back from a serious injury/illness to compete at the highest level again. Daniel Menzel is a true example.
Ideal Client: I do prefer to train clients who are reasonably to very fit and enjoy resistance training and high-intensity circuits.
I’m into: Trail running, cycling, mini triathlons, bush walking, travel, shopping and cooking.
My skills are: Weight loss, core stability, TRX training, muscle definition/toning and functional training.
Favourite exercise: Trail running
Favourite cardio exercise: Plyometrics
Fitness philosophy: Fit for living the life you desire
What I love about personal training: Through fitness I have found a zest for life, a love for a healthy relationship with food, and the energy to get the most out of every day. I have wanted to share this passion and give everyone the opportunity to get the most out of everyday, while looking and feeling amazing.
Favourite food: Mint Choc Chip Bulla ice cream – in fact, any ice cream!
Sporting hero: Kerry McCann – I watched her win at the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne; it brought a tear to my eye and two months later I trained hard and won my first cross country race using Kerry as an inspiration – amazing woman!
Ideal Client: Anyone, but muscle growth is not my strong point.
I’m into: Training, Bulletproof coffee, NBA, podcasts, healthy food, mountain biking, football and playing the Nintendo Switch with my two boys.
My skills are: Strength training, interval training & designing long-term progressive programs.
Qualifications: Bachelor of Sport & Exercise Science, Diploma of Management, Cert IV in
Result with a client: A few unique clients come to mind – Helping a young guy drastically increase his core strength and flexibility following a back injury; working with a lady recovering from a stroke to rebuild her strength and function down her left side and working with a pro surfer to strengthen his shoulders following an injury to help fast track his return to competition.
Favourite exercise: Chin ups
Favourite cardio exercise: Running, Spin & team sports
Fitness philosophy: Exercise is the best remedy so make it part of your lifestyle rather than something you try to squeeze in. “Success is the progressive realisation of a worthy goal.”
What I love about personal training: Helping a client put all the pieces together to create an exercise plan that fits with their lifestyle and their goals. Getting to know people and what motivates them.
Favourite food: Love healthy food and for a treat – dark chocolate almonds or a slice of apple pie!
Sporting hero: LeBron James for his discipline, his belief in himself and his willingness to do what ever it takes to be the best.
Ideal Client: Someone who is ready to commit to making a healthy change in their life through more than just exercise.
I’m into: Yoga, cycling, surfing, cooking, reading, movies and craft
My skills are: functional movement, mobility, working with older people, sport specific training (cycling, running, triathlons)
Extra qualifications: Cert III & IV Fitness, Les Mills Body Step and Body Balance, Vinyasa and Hatha Yoga, Zumba & Zumba Gold, Metafit, Kettlebell Level 1 and Level 1 Road and Track Cycling Coach.
Favourite exercise: everything! Push ups, squats, kettlebells, yoga
Favourite cardio exercise: rowing, plyo, classes, dancing.
Fitness philosophy: A long healthy life in a mobile body should always be our first goal, AND it’s often what we do outside of the gym that will help or hinder our progress.
What I love about personal training: providing someone with that extra support required to help make their dream a reality even if it’s just better quality of life.
Favourite food: It’s a tie between vegetables and good quality dark mint chocolate.
Sporting hero: Jen Voigt, retired professional cyclist. He had a long career, was always there, rode hard, was a brilliant team mate, suffered some horrendous injuries but bounced back, was always positive, and occasionally he won. He is famous for saying “Shut Up Legs”!
Ideal Client: I like working with older clients and those with physical issues. I like working with people who are fit and want to push themselves. I prefer to work with people who want to put in the work.
I’m into: playing basketball, holidaying, and spending time with my wife and family.
My skills are: sports specific training, functional training and strength training
Result with a client: Two that come to mind are helping a client reach their goal of losing 30kgs in 12 months and helping a client build strength to compete in a 60km run.
Favourite exercise: dead lifts and chin ups
Favourite cardio exercise: the rower
Fitness philosophy: every great achievement was once considered impossible!
What I love about personal training: seeing people fulfill their goals whilst living the dream!
Favourite food: can’t go past Mexican food
Sporting hero: Michael Jordan, he made every basketball star around him look like rookies through his determination and mental toughness.
Ideal Client: I love clients who want to work and push themselves hard. Sports specific clients i.e basketball, football, surfing etc. Young clients (teenagers). I’m honestly happy to train anybody as I love seeing results.
I’m into: being outdoors, watching my kids grow up and the beach
My skills are: strength and functional exercises. Using my experience as an athlete to provide a variety of programs to suit individuals’ needs.
Favourite exercise: got your body, may as well use it – any which way you can, i.e. push ups, squats, burpees.
Favourite cardio exercise: legs – get them pumping and anything can happen.
Fitness philosophy: don’t stand still – move!
What I love about personal training: It’s a natural progression from an athletics career. People come to me for advice regarding their health and fitness. I realised my passion for health and fitness could be satisfied by becoming a PT.
Favourite food: Marinated lamb on the Weber with a jacket potato and salad.
Sporting hero: Kelly Slater – to have so many world titles to his name and still be dominating his sport shows determination, skill and patience.
Ideal Client: My ideal client would be the mum who has had no time to herself for the last 10 years and would like to get back into exercise. A small group of mums after school drop off.
I’m into: playing hockey, spending time with family and friends and listening to music.
My skills are: circuit training, weight loss, sport specific training.
Favourite exercise: kettlebell squat and press
Favourite cardio exercise: the rower
Fitness philosophy: taking the first step is always the hardest, but if you’re committed and determined then it will get easier and you will start enjoying it.
What I love about personal training: I had a personal trainer who helped me achieve my health and fitness goals and I love that feeling I get now, knowing that I can help others achieve their goals.
Favourite food: Mum’s fried rice.
Sporting hero: Anyone who dedicates their life to training for something they love.
Ideal Client: Fit and able to do most of everything. Willing to work hard and smash themselves in a session. Happy to work with anyone. I feel I am able to adapt to most personalities.
I’m into: Basketball. Surfing. Keeping myself healthy in and out of the gym. Just enjoying the wonders that each day brings!
My skills are: Athletic Performance. Strength training and conditioning. Injury prevention and rehabilitation. Ensuring each and every client I work with walks out with a smile on their face!
Qualifications: Level 1 Accredited Strength and Conditioning Coach (ASCA). Cert IV in Fitness. Provide First Aid.
Result with a client: Having clients come in and having them say they “feel stronger, faster and healthier” is always good to hear. I can think of 2 specifically that have completely eliminated their “chronic” lower back pain through a structured exercise program! That’s a pretty nice feeling!
Favourite exercise: Anything to do with developing the glutes, hamstrings and core. Have to take care of the powerhouse of the body!
Favourite cardio exercise: Boxing. Always good to take out some frustration!
Fitness philosophy: QUALITY over QUANTITY! If you look after your body, it’ll look after you!
What I love about personal training: building relationships with fantastic people, seeing them get stronger and having them notice the positive impact it can have in their lives!
Favourite food: My homemade spaghetti bolognese!
Sporting hero: Steve Nash. Andris Blicavs. Nathan Freind. All outstanding athletes!
Ideal Client: Anyone willing to commit to the hard work, dedication and discipline required to make a positive change in their lives…and enjoy themselves while they do!
I’m into: hiking and adventures, going to boxing fights, spending time with my two Staffies and hanging out with friends.
My skills are: boxing, training clients with injuries, weight loss, strength and conditioning.
Favourite exercise: any type of strength training.
Favourite cardio exercise: boxing
Qualifications: Cert III in Fitness, Cert IV in Personal Training and various boxing qualifications.
Fitness philosophy: your body can withstand almost anything. It’s your mind you have to convince.
What I love about personal training: I love seeing the change in people’s bodies and attitude.
Favourite food: lamb
Sporting hero: My hero is also my coach and friend, Susie Q Ramadan. She is a world champ and the first female to make it into the boxing hall of fame.
Ideal Client: Someone who is willing to give anything a go and puts in 100% each time.