My story begins with a love and enjoyment for sports.
Growing up, I have loved anything regarding competition, physical performance and the consistent effort required to improve. So naturally, a career in the health and fitness industry was a logical fit for me.
It was not until around the age of seventeen that I started to take more interest in the weights room. As I learnt that it would improve my performance in all sporting endeavours, the most important of which was AFL (the possibility of not looking like a stiff breeze could blow me over certainly made it an easier decision). Playing for St. Pat’s College, Ballarat First XI, a local football club on weekends and pre-season training with the TAC Cup Ballarat Rebels certainly ensured I was fit, but I needed to put on some muscle if I was going to perform better on the field in the following years of senior football.
Looking back on those earlier years, it makes me laugh how I used to approach my training. I think I had a pretty typical introduction to the gym. I read Men’s Health and Muscle & Fitness, believed that supplements will make you huge and went to the gym to “destroy” weights. Sadly, I was not getting “huge” and the only thing that was being destroyed was my posture #chestandarms #brosplits #halfsquats.
Thankfully I then went on to study Physical and Outdoor Education at university and during this time I also completed my Cert 3/4 in fitness. If university taught me anything it was continually learning to grow and improve. So naturally I ended up devouring any academic literature I could in the pursuit of improved performance in the weights room and on the field. The approach of reading academic literature over “beast 20 inch arm” workouts in muscle magazines seemed to work much better, who would have thought?
Everything stared to improve, vertical jump, sprint times, 3 km time trials and beep test scores all because I started implementing a structure and plan backed by literature that was specific to me. I was hooked from here on. In the years to come I have completed multiple certifications, attended seminars and training camps with world class athletes and trainers, the best of which was Mark’s Wolfpack!
Fast forward 3 years post university graduation, owning my own business in Bendigo and never doing a paid teaching a day in my life I have ended up at Enterprise.
No, not at all.
Just like the desire to know more whilst at university for my own performance purposes I have again sought out the best place to learn more and grow. In my relatively short lived time within the fitness industry of 4 years I have never came across a facility, environment and culture that embodies and supports what I value so much – continual self-improvement and striving for excellence in all that you do. So again, naturally, it was a no brainer for me to jump at the opportunity when it arose!
People questioned and have continually asked me if it was worth the move. In all honesty, I knew before I even moved to Melbourne it was worth it, however, as each day of “work” comes and goes, that once easy decision is continually reinforced and more. Mark and the Enterprise team are absolute champions and I can’t begin to express how good this place is from both a client’s, and now, trainer’s perspective.
It’s simple really, world-class education and training yields world-class results.
Enterprise Personal Trainer
- Certificate 3 in fitness
- Certificate 4 in fitness
- Powerlifting Australia level 1 Coach
- Adonis Athletics Pillars of Performance 12 week Education Program
- Biolayne 2 day Workshop
- Duane Alleys NLP Coaching for Personal Trainers (2 Day)
- Eugene Teo’s ‘Muscle Mechanic’ Workshop
- Pre and Post Natal Certification
- Wolfpack: How To Maximise Results for Clients (3 day Intensive)
- Adonis Athletics Coaching The Beginner/Intermediate Powerlifter
- Senior First Aid and CPR
- Wolfpack Hypertrophy and Structural Balance Workshop
- Andrew Lock Master Physiotherapist Workshop (online)
- Bachelor of physical and outdoor education
- Enterprise Fitness 2 day “Eat Your Way to Abs” Seminar (online)
- Integrative Health & Fitness – Bob Guiel 4 Day “The Human Alphabet” Functional Nutrition Course 2016 (online)