I have spent most of my life involved in activities and employment related to the Fitness Industry. In 1976 I was an Australian Youth Champion (90kg division) in the sport of Olympic Weightlifting and placed 2nd (100kg division) in the 1980 National Titles as a 20 year old. My best lifts were a 130kg Snatch and a 167.5kg Clean and Jerk.
I have represented Australia on four occasions in international Body Building contests:
- ’85 Mr.Universe in London;
- ’85 Mr World in Graz-Austria;
- ’87 Mr.International (3rd) in Atlantic City-USA and
- ’87 Mr.South Pacific (1st) in Tahiti.
I have won two Australian (IFBB) Heavyweight Body Building Titles (’91,’92) along with numerous state and regional titles.My swansong was as a professional, placing second in the ’93 Black and Blue challenge.
My experience includes working as High School Phys Ed teacher, Aerobics Instructor, Rehabilitation Programmer, Gym Manager, through to owning and operating my own fitness centre.I hold a teaching degree in Physical Education and a Sports Science degree(with merit). This academic background, combined with extensive experience in practical applications led to me being in demand for employment as lecturer at the UNSW, UTS & UWS Universities as a resistance studies specialist.
For over two decades I lectured in the Fitness Instructor and Personal Training courses, starting with ACHPER (Australian Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation), then Network for Fitness Professionals and FIA(Fitness Institute of Australia). I am accredited by the prestigious USA National Strength and Conditioning Association as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS).
Between the years of ’94 –’96 I was the strength coach of the South Sydney rugby league team. I was the longest serving columnist for Men’s Health magazine writing the ‘Muscle Guy’ column and it’s variations for nearly seventeen years.
My clientele has included Olympic and elite athletes such as Swimmers Geoff Heugill; Michelle Engelsman (6th place 50m Freestyle, Athens 2004); Brett Hawke (Silver Medal 50m Freestlye; Manchester 2002), Bobsleigh Jeremy Rolleston (Finalist Two man Bobsleigh, Torino 2006 and Vancouver 2010) and Brett Lee (International Cricket 2007-2014) through to major media celebrities like Alan Jones, Vince Sorrenti and Mark Bouris.