I am just a humble loving father and husband who is also a Martial Artist and Certified Personal Trainer. Fitness has been part of my life for as long as I can remember, some of my fondest memories stem from playing sports and competing in both teams and individual events but my greatest satisfaction comes from coaching and guiding others. I have pretty much tried every sport around, from Aussie Rules to Track and Field and finding my home in the art of Karate 15 years ago
As a former senior people leader in the IT industry I spent years shaping and mentoring team members and trying to help them bring out their best. My approach was never truly work specific, but rather about life skills, I believe it’s fundamental to have the right life attitude and this will flow into everything you do. This is further cemented by my years as a Martial Arts instructor and my ongoing journey from instructor to teacher, the main transition being the move from instructing how to kick and punch to how to use Martial Arts as a tool or avenue to a better life. You will find that I draw on my martial arts experience constantly during our sessions together and if I start to count in Japanese…just go with it.
What I can offer
I have a pretty simple philosophy when it comes to working with people, “be nice, be honest, be firm and be of service”.
I offer a personalised, informative and supportive approach to a healthy lifestyle. Your health is the priority and I endeavour to help you achieve the best quality of life you can. To achieve this we will work through physical, nutritional and mental toughness (when the times right), focusing on exercises that cover both resistance and cardio-vascular training, reviewing your weekly food intake and pushing you to new limits. I will personalise a workout plan for you and offer general guidelines on nutrition as allowed, my training style is both formulated and organic, constantly evolving and intense.
This is a two way partnership, I can only offer what you are willing to accept and commit to, I will give endlessly all that I can. It’s important we work together, you have knowledge so lets find out what that is and work with it, I too have knowledge so let me offer it, you will hear exactly what you need when the time is right…I am happy to take whatever questions you have and there are no silly ones.
“Turn training into breathing, something you don’t really think about and just do. Then it will no longer be training, it will just be life!” – Davide Filomena
A Lifetime of training
Yep! Pretty much a lifetime of training, in fact I don’t quite recall a time when I wasn’t either training, playing sport or just being plan old active. I feel funny saying, “plan old active” as I believe we have forgotten what it means, as we get older our distance from being active increases and I fear the consequences for many..thankfully I want to help and the fact you’re here shows me you are willing to take a step forward and control of your future health.
Do I think I have the credentials to help you, although I may have a certificate that says I can I assure you my life has been preparing me for this moment, my athletic past alone is filled with sports like
- Aussie Rules Football
- Cross Country
- Track and Field
- Competitive Martial Arts
and the types of training I have been through would make some cry….you haven’t trained until you feel sweat coming out of your eye sockets, or you can’t walk properly for a week due to some Russian pole-vaulting abs workout you thought you would try for fun…or your legs are so smashed from strength and plyometrics that the walk down two flights of stairs to get to your car takes an eternity and your training partner doesn’t talk to you for a week!
So I’ve trained for a while and I like to train with a little intensity!
Well, today I have settled on the Martial Arts as the basis for much of my training, supplemented with gym time and the running track, there are very few training techniques I am not privy to and have not personally tried. I spend copious amounts of time constructing training techniques and trialling them myself, and as I do with myself I try to vary training constantly to keep the body adapting.
We only have now so let’s do this,