About

Professionally

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.

Qualifications

  • BA Psychology
  • 200HR Yoga Teacher
  • Plant based nutrition Coach
  • First Aid
  • 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
  • Myoskeletal Therapist
  • Active Release Technique - full body certified
  • Myofascial Release Technique by J F Barnes L2
  • Be Activated Technique by Douglas Heel L2
  • Fascial Abrasion Technique

Personally

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.