Why you do what you do?
I am a strength coach because I love coaching people. I have coached golf, skiing and for the past 10 years strength. I have always loved learning and I love being able to teach people to reach their goals and a lot of the time more than what they ever believed they were capable of.
In the last 10 years I have coached Powerlifting at the highest level, and recently i have coached Para Powerlifting at the highest level as well.
This has been so rewarding and showed me as a coach the human body is capable of a lot, much more than what I had imagined! Our brain is for most the weakest link and the belief is not there.
I strive to not only coach someone in the gym to move more efficiently and lift more weight but to believe in themselves and be the best version of themselves, committing and dedicating to the process has an overflow into life – it teaches you resilience and to never give up!
Highlights of achievements include;
- Coached at the Commonwealth games 2018 as head coach of the Australian Para Powerlifting Team
- Coached powerlifting at the 2017 IPF world world Championships
- Coached at multiple powerlifting Oceania championships
- Coached multiple Australian record holders from sub junior to masters lifters
- Coached multiple CrossFit athletes to develop their strength fundamentals
- Athlete of development for numerous LPGA golf professionals
- Competed for Australia 3 times in Raw Powerlifting.
- Explain why you chose the Latin phrase.
“Vincit qui se vincit”
Which roughly translates as:
- “He Conquers Who Conquers Himself“. It means that a person who overcomes his weaknesses or failings, who is able to control his emotions and actions, wins life’s most important battle.
Kostya Tszyu was one of my idols growing up , I loved boxing- the determination and commitment was something that I loved. I read Kostyas book when I was 15 , one of the chapters has this saying. It has resonated with me ever since. You can keep beating someone physically but if they don’t conquer their mind we are at a dead end.
Keep pushing forward and relieve in yourself, if it’s hard or you fail , getup and try again – the journey is long – never stop working – enjoy the challenge and let nothing god you back