Celebrity Transformation Coach, Creator of the DARC Method, Co-Founder - ORIGINAL BOOTCAMP & Co-Founder - TransformationCoach.com
* Over 25yrs Experience in Personal Training * Over 25yrs Experience in Group Fitness * Over 25yrs Experience in Bootcamp Instruction * Over 25yrs Experience in Running Coaching * Over 25yrs Experience in Tactical Strength & Conditioning * Over 16yrs+ Health & Fitness Writing & Presenting * Former Australian Infantry Soldier * Former model working with such international brands as Levis, FCUK, Sony & Hanes.
* Celebrity Transformation Coaching (Fat Loss, Lean Muscle Gain & Increased Athleticism) * Tactical Strength & Conditioning (Military & Law Enforcement) * Run Coaching (800m to Multi-day Ultra-marathons) * Fitness Innovation * Celebrity Fitness * Fitness & Lifestyle Writing * Sport, Fitness & Lifestyle TV Presenting
After a 16yr hiatus due to a fractured spine, I was inspired to return to competitive distance running by my wife in 2013. Since then I have had considerable success including:
* Hunter Gatherer 50km (Texas) - 2 x Overall Winner & Course Record Hold * Palm 50km Ultra (Florida) - 1st Place & Course Record Holder * State 50km Track Championships (Vic) - 1st Place * Athletics Australia National 50km Championships (NSW) - Silver & Bronze Medals * AURA National 50km Championships (NSW) - 2nd Place * Ocean Breeze 10km (California) - 1st Overall & Course Record * Hall of Fame Half Marathon (Ohio) - 2nd Overall & 1st in Masters * Bold & Brazen New Year's 21km Double (California) - 1st Overall * Wings for Life World Run (Western Australia) - 3rd in Australia * Awesome 80's 10km (California) - 1st Overall * Ocean Breeze 10km (California) 1st Overall & Course Record * Brazen Trail Half Marathon (California) - 2nd & 3rd * LA New Year's Double - 5km & 21km (California) - 3rd Overall * Centennial Ultra 50km (NSW) - 3rd Overall * Centennial Ultra 100km Relay (NSW) - 1st Mixed Pair * Centennial Ultra 100km Relay (NSW) - 3rd Overall (1st Mixed Team) * Under Armour Mountain Race Marathon Relay (Vermont) - 1st Pair & 5th Team Overall * Geyikkosulari Trail 28km (Istanbul) - 9th Overall & 4th in Age Group * Portsmouth Marathon (England) - 19th Overall * Dubai Creek Half Marathon (Dubai) - 28th Overall & 5th Veteran
* Proud International Ambassador for the Red Bull Wings For Life World Run. * One of only two Australian runners chosen to attend Under Armour's Run Camp: Desert
Our running escapades have been featured in a number of magazines, and we were featured together on the cover of UltraFIT Magazine's running issue.
Along with my wife and business partner Emilie we have established the world’s longest running and most successful bootcamp fitness program, ORIGINAL BOOTCAMP™ with over 40 locations across two continents.
We have built a reputation as Australia’s preeminent Transformation Experts, with our programs being featured in literally scores of publications around the world including GQ, Men’s Fitness, Men's Health, SHAPE, UltraFIT, ALPHA, Women's Health & Fitness, Cleo, Cosmopolitan, Cosmo Health, FHM, Women’s Health, Readers Digest, Rolling Stone, Runner’s World, The New York Times, and many others.
Our transformation clients have achieved such dramatic results that they have been featured on the covers of some of the most popular fitness & lifestyle publications including Shape, My Mad Methods, UltraFit (twice), Men's Health (twice), Men’s Fitness (5 times), and GQ Champion (7 times).
Over the years I have held the position as Resident Fitness/ Transformation Expert and contributor to a number of publications including Contact, CLEO, UltraFIT and GQ, and I am currently the Fitness Director for Men's Health Magazine.
I have also guest edited a special Tactical Athlete issue of UltraFIT, which required me to select all contributors, and to set the overall direction and look of the issue.
Before joining the team at GQ I was named by the magazine as one of the Top 20 Aussie Game Changers, along with such respected individuals as Baz Luhrman, Cate Blanchett, Goyte & Joel Edgerton: http://goo.gl/FBfUcV
I have appeared on the covers of UltraFIT & Acceleration Magazines (along with Emilie), My Mad Methods Mag, and the COACH section of Men' Health.
Throughout the years I have been featured on, and consulted to, dozens of national & international television programs including – Biggest Loser Asia, Sunrise, TODAY, Gladiators, Run for Glory (BBC1), Wide World of Sports, Nerds FC, Today Tonight, A Current Affair and The Footy Show amongst others.
I studied TV Presenting at NIDA (National Institute of Dramatic Arts) and am extremely comfortable in front of the camera.
In recent years the Ten Network has commissioned two 1hr documentaries following some of our more specialised fitness events, The Longest Day™ and Survival Run™. Emilie and I presented on both programs.
In 2014 Em & I were contracted by Under Armour to select, train and mentor the first national World's Toughest Mudder Team. The team went on to place 2nd in the event despite one member completing the last 16hrs+ of the event with a collapsed lung.
In addition to the celebrities, professional athletes and everyday Aussies I have trained over the years, I have also had the honour of training members of some of the world’s most elite Special Forces & Special Operations units including – SASR, SRR, Royal Marine Commandos, SWAT, Navy SEALs, Marine Force Recon & Kopassus.
Most recently, Emilie and I have achieved world wide exposure for our work transforming multi-platinum singer/ song writer Guy Sebastian, as well as Home & Away hunk James Stewart. Both these transformations were featured on covers of Men's Health Magazine.