- Why did you become a personal trainer?
I became a Personal Trainer in 2013 and it was by mistake, I was really interested in nutrition at the time but good information was hard to come by. I started working at a big box gym in Melbourne CBD and I was lucky enough to realize that the fitness Industry was full of Instagram models and Photoshop. No one really knew what the hell they were doing and at what cost to the body. But hey, look at my abs…
I mean everything can work to an extent yeah? If I want to eat a low calorie diet by eating doughnuts every day whilst fitting my macros and doing shoulder presses on the BOSU ball, chances are I could also get pretty lean…
But if you want real results, you need to build your body up, and not break it down.
- What do you love about being a personal trainer at Enterprise?
Tough question, what do I like about Enterprise Fitness more than annoying Chris Churchward?
After working in a few different gyms around Australia, and doing something I really enjoyed, I couldn’t figure out what part of the puzzle I was missing.
One day in my comfortable Big Box Gym, I woke up and realized no one here was here challenging me anymore and I was at risk of going stale. I knew I needed to work with better trainers to become better myself.
And that’s why I’m here..
At Enterprise Fitness clients just don’t have one trainer they have more. Enterprise is a team, family like; and in this family, all the trainers are wanting to help each other out.
Our client’s results, Marks Mentoring program, courses from world-class coaches, and the studio speak for themselves and that’s what I like about Enterprise.
- What’s the best part of your job?
Every person at Enterprise Fitness wants to be here.
I know people who live for the weekends, people who can’t stand what they do for work, and that’s not me at all. I find my energy at Enterprise Fitness far greater than any other place.
I don’t have a job, I just get results and it’s fun.
I love the challenges and the deadlines that my clients and I face when we are pursuing their goals. In the 12-week training and nutrition block, all I see is plenty of different pathways to achieve results.
Having the opportunity to changes people lives, their way of thinking and surrounding myself with better people makes me a better person.
Creating change is good.
Every person is different, and whatever circumstance I find myself in, I know I’m working with the right people to get the best results possible.
- Why should we train with you?
Well, you are on the Enterprise website looking at this page?
Looking at all the results and wondering why you can’t get the results you desire?
So you tell me why.
Alternatively, do yourself one better, and stop by the studio in Richmond, have a peek inside and see the energy, the family, and the results for yourself.
- How did you get into weight training?
I played all sports when I was at school.
I was very competitive, I managed to tear my Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) in the lead up to the state under 19 cup for my soccer club.
This made me realize how much I care about muscle function. Sure it’s all about how I look now in my 20s, but I’m doing this for when I’m older, there are many benefits of weight training, too many to list.
I love lifting weights and improving my health and body composition daily. There is nothing better than planning out 365 days and putting the plan into action.
- How has weight training and proper nutrition changed your life?
My health is the best it has ever been, and I’m not just talking about the way I look and feel. My sleep has improved to the point where I no longer wake up during the night (I start early and finish late, mind you) and each day I feel as if I have more energy and I’m more motivated. I have excellent recovery and I no longer get stressed over the little things.
I’m consistent with my training and nutrition, and live my life much more simply because depending on my goal, I can make small adjustments and that’s the key. I make more time for what is important.
I’m always happy.
I wouldn’t be the person I am today without proper nutrition and training.
- What are your training goals? (e.g. 6 kilos lean mass, compete etc)
To have balance, to live stress and injury free, to recover, and of course be better than the person I was yesterday.
- Favorite quote or saying?
“Things take time, so just be patient”
“Actions always prove why words mean nothing”
“If you never tasted a bad apple, you would not appreciate a good apple. You have to experience life to understand life.”
“Sometimes the smallest step in the right direction ends up being the biggest step of your life.
- Favorite or top 3 best movies?
Silence of the Lambs, Wall-E & The Dark Knight Rises
- Poliquin International Certified Practitioner (P.I.C.P) Level 1 Strength & Conditioning Coach
- Muscle Nerds Level 1
- FMA Level 1
- Andrew Lock’s Lumber Spine Course
- Enterprise Fitness “3 Day Internship”
- Enterprise Fitness “How to Train the Female Competitor” (2 Day Internship)
- Metabolic Fitness “Functional Physiology, Biochemistry & Nutrition” Level 1 and 2
- Canadian Centre For Strength & Conditioning – Andre Benoit 4 Day “Hypertrophy Bootcamp” Course (Online)
- Integrative Health & Fitness – Bob Guiel “The Human Alphabet” Functional Nutrition Course 2016 (4 Day)
- Andrew Lock – Private Internship
- Duane Alley – Private Internship
- PosturePro Certified
- Posturology Practitioner
- Functional Medicine Level 1 (Dr. Robert Rakowski)
- 3-Day Course with John Meadows (Mountain Dog Training)
- Andrew Lock – 2-Day private internship on lumber spine
Although none of these course compare to the experience I have received whilst working at Enterprise Fitness. I am a visual learner, and a quick one at that.
Enterprise Fitness Senior Trainer
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