I am and have been a personal trainer for the past 16 years. I have owned and operated a personal training studio for the past 13 years and prior to that worked as a mobile trainer.
Q2. What is your philosophy on health and fitness?
I am super passionate about health and fitness, and am a big believer in walking-your-talk. I believe in holistic health and that in order to be healthy, not just free of disease but optimally healthy (awesome energy levels, feel amazing, have a zest for life and jump out of bed in the morning charged and ready to tackle the day head on) that you need to maintain a balance of good healthy clean food, adequate movement and exercise everyday as well as good quality rest, sleep and recovery, you need to have a balanced and positive mindset, get adequate outdoors time and Vitamin D from the sun, as well as minimise your exposure to harmful stressors, whether it be from poor food choices, alcohol or even mental and emotion stresses.
Q3. Why did you become a personal trainer?
Over 24 years ago I began strength training and eating healthy, and ever since then have been a huge advocate for that way of life. As a teenager in high school, I was the go to guy to ask about exercises and often helped friends and family design balanced exercise routines for their goals. It only made sense for me to continue into this field once completing high school as it is, and always has been my biggest passion in life. I love seeing clients discover the many quality of life benefits of being fit and healthy that they may never have even realised would happen.
Q4. How would you describe your training style?
Firm when needed but generally positive, informative and a stickler for detail on technique.
Q5. How do you stay on top of the latest fitness research and information?