Brought up in the western suburbs of Sydney, totally on the wrong side of the tracks. Written off by family, peers, school teachers and the like as a lost cause. I admit I took a wrong turn at Albuquerque on a few occasions and almost went down a path that had no way to return from.
Thankfully I immersed myself in Olympic style weightlifting. Although I strayed from this several times, it was the one positive thing in my life. Eventually, I did really well at my chosen sport. I became national schoolboy, youth, junior and senior champion and set several state and national records, some of which still stand.
From my lifting, I learnt that if I set myself goals and work hard in other areas of my life then anything is possible.
Later in life, I fell into a spiral of bad habits which included bad food and booze etc. I was overweight and unhappy for about 15 years. It wasn’t until I turned 40 that I woke up and realised time was running out and I could not afford to waste it.
I turned my life around and became fit again. I eventually found myself in the position I’m in today. I coach both on a one on one basis with a cross-section of the population and I run an outdoor group fitness business. I also work with a charity to provide coaching for their members.
I honestly believe it is never too late and fitness is for Everyone!
In fact, as we age we need to focus more on exercise, with an emphasis on resistance work.
level 2 Olympic weightlifting coach
level 1 Powerlifting coach
Qualified CEC course instructor
Punchfit group boxing delivery
OCR training (obstacle course racing)