In 2005 while studying psychology at the university in Galway, Ireland I chose to investigate the effectiveness of exercise as a treatment for Major Depressive Disorder. The bottom line clinically is it works…really well.
Inspired by the simplicity of the solution I qualified as a personal trainer to gain exposure in helping people move better to feel better. Fast forward over 12+ years and 14,000+hrs later and I’m still on the gym floor training clients because movement really is medicine.
I am dedicated to continuing my education and research in order to refine the best practice for consistency and accountability. I don’t claim to have all the answers but I do believe I have a competent grasp of the fundamentals required to assist those in need of help to get moving and gain confidence in their abilities.
200HR Yoga Teacher
Plant based nutrition Coach
Mental Health First Aid
Functional Movement Systems Professional
Selective Functional Movement Assessment L2
Australian Strength and Conditioning Association L1
Queensland Olympic Weightlifting Association State level Coach
Titleist Performance Institute Certified
Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization Sports
Australian Kettle Bell Instructor
Fascial Stretch Therapy L1
Active Release Technique - full body certified
Myofascial Release Technique by J F Barnes L2
Be Activated Technique by Douglas Heel L2
Fascial Abrasion Technique
Take an average level of natural ability mix it with extreme determination and a deluded sense of talent, and what do you get ? injuries and lots of them. After decades of pushing and maxing out on the bigger faster stronger path I am currently paying the price with a head to toe laundry list of injuries, its a miracle i've avoid surgery. Over the last 5 years ive dialled back on intensity and diversified my training schedule with the goal of moving with no pain and practicing modalities I can continue through to the twilight years. I believe the experience of breaking down - multiple times, and then rebuilding - multiple times, accepting limitations and refocusing on the process of health rather than the outcomes has made me a better coach.