Our Personal Trainers

Meet the PTs who can transform your health and fitness! 

 

JUAN

MARCIA

JOSH

LINDA

NICK

MARCUS

ADAM

JOHN

SARAH

SAM

JOEL

SISI

ASHLEY

LIZ

YANI

ANGIE

CHLOE

LUKE

TRAVIS

ANGELA

ANDREAS

Take your training to a new level, achieve your goals and have fun by working with our qualified and experienced personal trainers. To book a session contact us on enquiry@aqualink.com.au

FELIPE

Clients say... "I love going to PT sessions with Felipe because of his emphasis on getting the technique right while keeping the sessions fresh by introducing many new exercises. He is genuinely interested in making your exercise related goals a reality"

Favourite quote: I will push you beyond the limits your never thought possible, paying attention to what is achievable. Together we will discover the balance between hard work and an enjoyable journey

What inspired you to be a PT? I would've loved to have had a mentor when I went through my own health issues and now I've become a coach to other people, to help them improve their fitness levels, to achieve their health and wellbeing goals.

Experience: I am an enthusiastic and creative personal trainer and group fitness instructor with more than 4 years experience working with individuals, as well as small and large groups of participants with different fitness levels and ages.

Why train with you? I have a holistic approach to health through movement, strength, control, cardio and healthy eating. I go beyond a good technique to make sure you get the right balance between a fun activity you can look forward to and challenges that make you progress and be proud of yourself.

Something we don't know about you: I have studied 6 languages besides my native tongue - Spanish.

JUAN

Clients say... "Juan is a genuinely caring trainer. I love how he has brought  me back to basics and taught me the  importance of addressing imbalances and weaknesses. Juan is a true professional – punctual, encouraging, enthusiastic, focused, thorough in his methodology, and fun! I can't help but  recommend Juan if you are looking for a  great trainer and motivator who is  intuitive, truly believes in you, and who is passionate about his work and helping you achieve your individual goals!"

Favourite quote: First move well, then move often.

What inspired you to be a PT? We are built to move, so I want to help more people do it well, and do it more often.

Experience: I started in 2003, so I bring 15 years’ experience in teaching, coaching and training to every session.

Why train with you? I know how to ensure my clients get the results they want, and can justify why we do the things we do, every step of the way.

Something we don't know about you: I completed three years of Law studies. 

MARCIA

Clients say... "Thank you for all your encouragement and support. You  made us realise the importance of  moving and keeping busy to get fit."

Favourite quote:  If you can't fly, then run. If you can't run, then walk. If you can't walk, then crawl. But whatever you do, you have to keep moving forward. – Martin Luther King Jr.

What inspired you to be a PT? I believe in the power of health and fitness, and I love seeing the positive impact it has on my clients.

Experience: I have more than five years’ experience in the gym and group fitness environment. This has taught me about  people and their capacity to grow and overcome obstacles.

Why train with you? If you want a PT who  provides a positive experience, and will help you be the best you can be, that’s me!

JOSH

Clients say... "Josh is knowledgeable, he takes the time to answer any questions, he is patient, professional and also a great motivator. Josh has taught me that fitness is not just physical, it is also mental and is a lifestyle. Josh has equipped me with the knowledge and skills to help build strength and confidence. Working with Josh has not only been about reaching goals, it's about smashing goals with excellent form!"

What inspired you to be a PT? I love being part of other people’s fitness journey, and seeing them grow and become a better version of themselves.

Experience: I became a PT four years ago, after graduating from university; and to-date, I continue learning from various coaches about different ways to train. I’m currently studying Clinical Exercise Physiology as such becoming more specialised in musculoskeletal conditions.

Why train with you? We'll focus on building you from the ground up, forming a strong foundation, and turning training from a routine into a lifestyle. 

Something we don't know about you: I love travelling and experiencing different cultures, as it helps me better understand people from all walks of life.

LINDA

Clients say... "Linda makes sessions fun, she always encourages and praises you for the effort you put in, even if you are just about passed out on the floor. I would highly recommend Linda"

Favourite quote: "Consistency and progression are paramount to making improvements to you current condition. Make every training session count"

What inspired you to be a PT? I love that exercise has so many physical and mental benefits and to be in a role to deliver physical activity that can contribute to people's individual goals or needs and that can enhance or improve someone's life. 

Experience: I have over nine years' experience as a personal trainer and fitness instructor, assisting people of all ages, conditions and goals. At Aqualink I trained the female winner of the 2016 and male winner of the 2017 9 Week Challenge. 

Why train with you? Your sessions will be planned especially for you, regularly progressed and you will do those extra efforts you don't do on your own. 

Something we don't know about you: I'm an aviation geek 

NICK

Clients say... "When Nick smiles, you know the challenge is coming, when Nick smiles, you know you are improving, when Nick smiles, you know you are conquering the field" "

Favourite quote: "Your fitness goals will come to be true with perfect exercise technique and progression"

What inspired you to be a PT? I want to help people to be healthier, fitter and most of all - happier 

Experience: I've been in the fitness industry since 2011, working as a personal trainer, group fitness instructor and boot camp coach.

Why train with you? Details determine success or failure, I am a detail-orientated personal trainer 

Something we don't know about you: I am scuba diving and snow boarding enthusiast

MARCUS

Clients say... "I have been training with Marcus for 3 years now. I have lost 5kg which was one of my goals and gained muscle. He is extremely reliable and punctual, always set up and read to start training. I would recommend Marcus to anyone"

Favourite quote: "You must expect great things of yourself before you can do them" (Michael Jordan)

What inspired you to be a PT? My own fitness journey as a young child always playing sports and being active. 

Experience: Growing up in Sale, I played a lot of sport and was very active. After completing the personal training certification, I then became Gym Manager at Sale Health and Fitness. After 4 years I moved to Melbourne to further my education and knowledge. 

Why train with you? I am committed to helping you achieve your health and fitness goals. Proven ability to build strong relationships to cultivate a loyal client base.

Something we don't know about you: I played the drums and did some DJ work

ADAM

Clients say... "Works you hard, but fair and honest"

Favourite quote: "You get out what you put in"

What inspired you to be a PT? Active personality, love people and aiding them to achieve what can seem impossible

Experience: Allrounder with experiences with weight loss, wellness, boot camps, and new to teaching Group Fitness classes in HIIT and Boxing. 

Why train with you? I love seeing people achieve with a sense of looking beyond.

Something we don't know about you: I love to pursue creativity.

JOHN

Clients say... "Very focused on creating good habits in and out of the gym. Trains me the same as he trains himself - to get results. Is very relatable and helps to overcome the many obstacles along the way"

Favourite quote: "Showing up is half the battle"

What inspired you to be a PT? I love training, and what I have achieved through my own training. I can relate from personal experience to the ups and downs of setting and achieving goals through creating good habits.

Experience: Group Fitness instructor 5 years, Personal Training 3 years. Personal experience in my own weight loss (35kg), strength and conditioning and lifestyle changes.

Why train with you? I love to training, and I believe the most important part of any program is that it must be personal to each person, and you must like it. I believe in achieving one step at a time, setting lifestyle habits that we grow into and maintain for life.

Something we don't know about you: Speak, read and write three languages. Have spent years self-educating and researching physics, high energy particle physics, and have the blue print for the big bang theory hanging on my bedroom door.

SARAH

Clients say... "A bit of a tough task master, but always does it with a smile"

Favourite quote: "You don't have to go fast, you just have to go"

What inspired you to be a PT? I was inspired by exercise therapy I underwent to manage Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, which sparked my passion to help others improve their quality of life through exercise.

Experience: Clinical exercise therapy in - fall prevention, chronic pain and fatigue management, diabetes prevention and management, cardiac rehabilitation and joint replacement programs. 

Why train with you? I promise to approach everyone individually, tailoring every exercise towards your fitness goal. I will make the workouts tough but I will always have a smiling face to help you through.

SAM

Clients say... "Sam is encouraging, professional, caring and tough. Dedicated to teaching correct form. She brings out the best in her clients and is very challenging"

Favourite quote: "Your strongest muscle and worst enemy is your mind - train it well"

What inspired you to be a PT? Helping people to see they are stronger and tougher than they think. Seeing lives changed through commitment and determination

Experience: Running own fitness business for 5 years training mums and kids. Working also with pregnant clients through their pregnancy and post natal training. Basketball coach for 3 years. I also teach HIIT, Tababta and Boxing Fitness classes at Aqualink.

Why train with you? If you're looking to be inspired, challenged, changed and have some fun while doing it, I would love to train you.

Something we don't know about you: Applied to become a chef when I left school.

JOEL

Clients say... "Knows his stuff, but makes it so much fun you don't realise you are working hard"

Favourite quote: "You don't get what you wish for, you get what you work for"

What inspired you to be a PT? During University, I volunteered in different health and sport context settings, working at a gym was by far my favourite. I love coaching, engaging with people so it made sense to be a personal trainer.

Experience: Completed placement at a gym, volunteered as a PE teacher and interned as a strength and conditioning coach. I also teach HIIT Group Fitness classes. 

Why train with you? My approach from day 1 is to understand you and what you want to achieve out of your training. I breakdown factors that have impacted your progress so far and will get you on the most suitable approach so you can see results in a timely manner.

Something we don't know about you: I was a ballroom dancer and taught it for 2 years.

SISI

Clients say... "She is a great motivator, a lot of fun in the training sessions. Always well prepared and ready for every session"

Favourite quote: "Work hard in silence, let success be your noise"

What inspired you to be a PT? I enjoy sharing my knowledge and passion for fitness with other to help them achieve their own individual goals.

Experience: Having lost 20kgs myself I realise that fitness is a real life changing event. I have worked for the past year to help many clients from beginners to advance to achieve their goals, and love nothing more than seeing the smile on their face when they have reached their goal.

Why train with you? I have a lot of fun in the training session, and will make training more enjoyable, while also having the ability to motivate and push you to a new limit.

Something we don't know about you: Love boxing, travelling, cooking and spicy foods.

ASHLEY

Clients say... "Thanks to Ashley I have achieved the body I have always wanted in 12 weeks. I look as good now at 40 years of age as I did playing football as a 24 year old. The sessions were intense, fun and got me the results I was after. I look forward to now completing a marathon in October. Without Ashley's encouragement and help, not just in the workout but at all time, I wouldn't be able to do it"

Favourite quote: "Purpose not circus"

What inspired you to be a PT? Being part of a research study at University as a participant opened my eyes to the world of personal training, and helping people push beyond what they thought was possible.

Experience: 15 years personal training experience training everyone from 8 to 92. Greatest achievements with clients have been 55kg weight loss with a client who went on to compete in fun runs. Helping an 80 year old with knee rehab to get back on his feet to continue with his daily activity and reducing his golf handicap. I have been a manager for the past 10 years which has included training new personal trainers on how to be the best that they can be.

Why train with you? I don't believe in fancy workout (though I know all the fancy exercises), I believe in doing what works, do it well, do it right and do it with purpose. As a full-time PT my nickname was the "smiling assassin" as I believe in having fun while working out hard.

Something we don't know about you: Awarded Queen's Scount Award (highest award in youth Scouts), used to play trumpet and achieved a highest Year 12 score in Japanese than English.

LIZ

Clients say... "Thanks so much for pushing me this  year in the gym and keeping our session fun and challenging"

Favourite quote: "It's 70% nutrition, 30% training"

What inspired you to be a PT? I transformed my own physique and became very passionate about health and fitness, I wanted to help others achieve this.

Experience: I have a background in state level basketball, bodybuilding and powerlifting. 5 years experience as a personal trainer.

Why train with you? I have seen and experienced it all myself, I can teach you how to move better and feel better. My job is to help you achieve your goals and maintain a healthy training lifestyle long term.

Something we don't know about you: I am an amateur oil painting artist

YANI

Clients say... "Yani has helped me become the strongest version of myself! I always feel so much better after a session with her"

Favourite quote: "Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do" (Bruce Lee)

What inspired you to be a PT? The satisfaction I felt when I helped my friend achieve his 100kg squat

Experience: Personal trainer and powerlifting coach since 2014

Why train with you? I am a 2x IPF Powerlifting World Champion and have broken numerous World and Australian Records.

Something we don't know about you: I weighed 100kg in 2016

ANGIE

Clients say... "Angie is a thorough professional and very personable. She always takes the extra time to understand what you want to get out of your workout and tailors each session accordingly. I look forward to going to the gym and working with her each week."

Favourite quote: "Save the excuses. It's not about having time, it's about making time. If it matter, you will make time"

What inspired you to be a PT? Joining the local gym after having children, I was fortunate to meet a wonderful trainer who inspired me through my journey to lose weight and regain my fitness.

Experience: I've been a trainer since 2007 and have trained the young and not so young. I have a vast knowledge of training methods and a broad understanding of common injuries and can assist clients with their continued rehabilitation process.

Why train with you? You are not just another client to me, we will work together to make your goals a reality. Consistency is required to make progress, and if you can do that then I will be the trainer for you

Something we don't know about you: I am allergic to buffalo grass

CHLOE

Clients say... "I love training with Chloe. She genuinely cares and listens to my goals and needs. She has helped me train around a back injury which has really helped improve my pain levels, as well as seeing an improvement in my energy."

Favourite quote: "One of the greatest moments in life is realizing you are capable of doing something you never thought your could do. You are always stronger than you think"

What inspired you to be a PT? I know how rewarding my own fitness journey has been so far - I wanted to be able to guide others with my experience and knowledge to be able to see them develop both mentally and physically throughout their own fitness journey.

Experience: Over five years experience in the gym and fitness environment.

Why train with you? I practice what I preach. If you haven't seen me training in the gym at Aqualink, be sure to keep an eye out for me. I am technique focused and aim to make your training experience an enjoyable and results based one.

Something we don't know about you: I used to be an accountant.

LUKE

Clients say... "Luke has helped direct my training and increased my knowledge and confidence. I appreciate the effort he goes to for me, and the time he spends outside the sessions working on my program"

Favourite quote: "You only reap what you sow"

What inspired you to be a PT? I like to help people enjoy the benefits of good health. When your health is taken away, you appreciate it more.

Experience: 6 years as a personal trainer, strength and conditioning coach, and group fitness instructor.

Why train with you? No nonsense, no fads, no gimmicks. Simple movements performed well will get you results.

Something we don't know about you: I won the gumboot throw contest at kindergarten, so I guess you could say I've been athletic my whole life. It ranks in my top three proudest moments.

TRAVIS

Clients say... "Having never had a PT before, I approached the concept with apprehension. After the first session Travis alleviated this, helping me focus more on my fitness and setting some goals that we would work towards. Over the months that we trained together, I was able to see the benefits both in terms of overall fitness likewise strength and movement. This is what I was after, therefore we succeeded in reaching my goals."

Favourite quote: "5 P's - proper planning prevents poor performance"

What inspired you to be a PT? Not having someone to guide me through my fitness journey and sporting injuries when I was younger helped develop my passion for the fitness industry.

Experience: Umpire at VFL and AFLW level. 3 years personal training experience including speciaising in pre- and post-natal training and boxing.

Why train with you? We will focus on having a holistic approach to your fitness journey, by creating a healthy balance of mobility, strength, cardio and an overall lifestyle

Something we don't know about you: Born and raised in Country Victoria

ANGELA

Clients say... "Despite the lack of oxygen in my lungs due to working so hard, I love the workouts, they are difficult but so much fun and so rewarding"

Favourite quote: "The mind is the athlete, the body is simply the means it used to run faster or longer, jump higher, shoot straighter, kick better, swim hard, hit further or box better" (Bryce Courtney - The Power of One)

What inspired you to be a PT? I'd been going to the gym for a couple of months, and at the time, I was teaching kids how to swim and loved my job. One night I thought to myself, why don't I combine the two - teaching and fitness - so I enrolled the next day into a personal training course.

Experience: I've been a PT since 2015, while also being a client to many training over the years. In 2019 I competed at the ICN All Female Classic as a bikini competitor. My journey to the stage taught me a lot about nutrition, body composition, and my unconditional love for peanut butter.

Why train with you? If your current workout feels a little bit boring, I can help you find more motivation. In my mind, creativity and training go together. I can give you the kick start you need, to transform "I hate leg day" into "I can't wait to smash legs today"

Something we don't know about you: I danced the Main Street parade at Disneyland in America in 2015

ANDREAS

Clients say... "Andreas really focuses on getting the best out of my technique for my exercises. He motivates me well, makes our training sessions highly entertaining and works me hard and smart!"

Favourite quote: ‘Great things come from hard work and perseverance. No excuses.’

What inspired you to be a PT? My love for the gym, fitness and sports are the main reasons as to why I decided to pursue personal training. Furthermore, I enjoy eating well, being healthy and I love the feeling of getting a good workout done for the day.

Experience: Work placement completed with experienced instructors has taught me how to deal with and tailor to individuals specific needs well.

I have trained in a gym for a long time now and have improved/progressed my knowledge in the field considerably.

Why train with you? I have had 3 years experience training in a gym. Throughout this time, combined with thorough research, my technique in regards to gym exercises has improved significantly and I believe is at an exceptional level. What’s more, I love to challenge clients whilst also making the workout as enjoyable as I possibly can. Seeing results and a big smile on people who train with me truly makes me happy and motivates me to keep striving to produce excellent workout programs!

Something we don't know about you: My last name is German and I was actually born in Germany…. So that’s a fun fact about me.

 

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