I’ve always been pretty fit and healthy, enjoying an active lifestyle of running, swimming, bike riding, table tennis, soccer and golf. I was also fortunate enough to be a ballboy at the Australian Open in Melbourne, looking after such stars as Andre Agassi, Boris Becker, Pete Sampras and Goran Ivanisevic.
One night I was on centre court for a Pat Rafter match, who was playing some unknown French guy. At one stage he hit a ball into the net and smashed the ball as high as the roof on Rod Laver Arena. Of course it was on my side so I ran out and looked up into the night sky.
All I could see was pitch black. Then, all of a sudden a little dot appeared above, and it got bigger, and bigger, then I bent down and took the catch! The packed crowd went nuts! And it was the biggest cheer all night because Pat lost in straight sets! Apparently Bruce McAvaney said it was it the best cricket catch he'd ever seen but sadly there is no vision to back this up. haha
However, there was a time when I wasn't so healthy. Back in 2007 I was 12kgs overweight, stressed out from work, low in energy and just felt terrible. This was a result of 6 months of over indulging, including a daily diet of 2 white bread scrolls from the bakery, a large Boost juice, 2 large V energy drinks and 2 Subway chicken fillets with double bacon and cheese on herb n cheese bread.
One night I remember eating until I couldn't move at Hog's Breathe. I smashed a mega cut steak with extra curly fries, sauce and no salad. Somehow I managed to squeeze in dessert as well. To my girlfriend at the time and I it was just a big joke. We nicked named each other "chubbers", unaware of how we were both spiraling out of control. Something had to change......
So in March 2007, I left my job at Subway and began my Personal Training course. The next 12 weeks were truly life changing. I learned all about effective exercise and nutrition and lost the 12 kgs. Being immersed daily in health and fitness I became obsessed. I began exercising 1-2 hours per day, riding to my course and discovering the magic of strength training.
I truly can't remember eating one thing unhealthy in that whole time. I started reading mind-set books then became really positive and felt a million dollars every day. I was me again.
I've never forgotten how bad I felt back then. Now 10 years on, I’ve learnt so much more about nutrition, exercise and recovery as a Precision Nutrition Pro Coach and Certified Online Trainer, so I can help you better than ever achieve your goals and become the best version of yourself.
Certificate 4 in Personal Training
Certificate 3 in Fitness
Level 1 Precision Nutrition Pro Coach
Certified Online Trainer
Group Fitness Instructor
Boxing for PT’s
Level 1 Soccer Coach
Losing 12kg’s in 10 Weeks and keeping it off
Running the City to Surf 14km Fun Run 3 times
Twice completed Gold Coast Marathon in under 4 hours
Gold Coast Half Marathon in 1hr 26 min
Over 250 Parkruns
Parkrun New Farm 2nd and 3rd place in Male points table 2012/13
Indoor Soccer Premiers 5 times 2006-2008 + 2012
AFL First Grade Umpire ACT, QLD 2000-2005
Ball Boy at the Australian Open 1993-1994
Winner of the Neon Run 2013
159th 2016 Bridge to Brisbane 10km in 38m.36s
Winner of the New Farm Parkrunner of the Month- Feb 2014
Winner New Farm Parkrun Male Points Table- 2014
Winner at New Farm, Meadowbrook and Hastings Parkruns
Online Nutrition and Lifestyle Coaching
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