Husband of Erin
Father of Emily and Makayla
Committed Coach of Committed athletes
On a journey of constant and neverending improvement
Fitness Australia Registered Fitness Professional: registration number 069916
Cert III & IV qualified personal trainer
Diploma of health fitness and sport training
Crossfit Level 1
Metafit registered trainer
Accredited Bootcamp and Outdoor Group Training instructor
I have been helping people achieve their health and fitness goals for 20 years now and absolutely love it. I have had a lengthy period of time spent within fitness centres and health clubs working in roles such as group exercise instructor, personal trainer, lifestyle coach and health club manager. I made the decision to begin my own business in 2013 when I opened Great Outdoors Personal Training. My goal was to create an environment where people of all ages and fitness levels could attend fitness sessions in a non -intimidating environment that show cased the benefits of the great outdoors and in doing so was able to produce amazing life changing results in a fun friendly atmosphere My personal journey has seen me complete a full circle with my own health and fitness. Through my early years I was always in very good physical shape, playing lots of sport and competing at a high level.
I was very good at athletics and swimming, played rugby league, cricket and tennis and completed a few triathlons, however making some poor lifestyle choices and losing sight of what was important to my health and fitness saw me become overweight and very unfit, drinking and eating too much and taking for granted my good health. I fell into a cycle of poor health where the less I did the less I wanted to do, I left the fitness industry for a few years, took up a role in a stressful management position and basically became a workaholic with a very poor quality of life. In this period of my life I did a lot of damage to my body, my mind and my spirit.
I learnt a lot about exactly what it feels like to be out of shape and unfit. Today I can say I have made a complete transformation, I have a real purpose in life and a love of what I do on a daily basis. I love my health and fitness levels today, I enjoy training and eating healthy food, I don’t drink alcohol at all and I don’t miss it one bit, I am happily married to my beautiful wife Erin who is the girl of my dreams and we have a beautiful little girl Emily. I can honestly say, life is good. My passion for health and fitness is able to be shared on a daily basis with all of the GOPT members. My business is all about helping people achieve their best level of health and fitness, and I absolutely love sharing in the joy people experience when they see change and improvements.