chris

coach

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WHY?...

I like to make people feel good, and more specifically feel good about themselves. I like to teach people the knowledge and skills that I have learnt, that are both healthy and sustainable. Everyone deserves to feel love, especially love for themselves.

WHAT?…

I teach people how to open up and use the potential of their minds and bodies in whatever physical endeavour they wish to manifest.

How?...

I use my knowledge of the physical body, obtained through years of dedication to my craft as a physical performer. I draw upon my university studies to collaborate with my own experiences and learnings. Every body and every mind is different and thus a flexible approach to the delivery of information is essential, and something that I value in my work. With this in mind I use specificity and variety in developing specialised programs to people. If you would like to know some more information regarding what I can help you with or my process please do not hesitate to get in contact with me.

Contact Chris: bwaite_c@hotmail.com

 

Simon

founder

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WHY?...

I'm concerned with how people feel about themselves and others. I want them to enjoy their lives and I will do my best to make them as happy as possible. I just happen to work in the health and fitness industry.

I created Gym Cartel as I needed a platform to enrich peoples lives in a way I would never have achieved within the mirrored walls of a conventional gym.

WHAT?...

Since opening in February 2013, I have seen Gym Cartel evolve into a gym based community that welcomes all people ready to take their next step in health and fitness.

My role specifically is to keep our coaches and members on the road towards their goals. I want them to find their "flow" and realise that the gym is a place of enjoyment and not "necessary" pain.

After 13 years of coaching full time and chasing my own athletic goals, I have developed an acute understanding of what works and what doesn't. I have tried many things. I have failed at many things and I have always learned from my mistakes. 

And now...my passion is the children's classes. Watching my 11 year old daughter, 7 year old son and their friends have fun growing up in our gym environment...it's created a new drive for me. I also run CrossFit classes, coach individuals toward specific goals and create programs that my clients can follow in their own time. I'm more motivated than ever.

How?...

We have created a facility that witnesses constant progress in it’s members. However, the road is long and it’s best we learn to enjoy it.

At Gym Cartel we encourage people to find balance in their lives. Train hard, but don’t forget it’s not supposed to be torture.

We have a place of good principles where integrity is at the heart of everything we do. We have amazing coaches and members in our community that are forever looking to provide opportunities for each other.

We provide our members with success the best way we know how - by creating a culture that breeds it.

Contact Simon: simon@gymcartel.com.au

 

Mitch

Coach

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Why?...

For as long as I can remember, being the best at whatever I do has always been my top priority, because it made me feel awesome. Pursuing this has led me to personal training as I want others to experience the joy of being their best on a daily basis.

WHAT?...

Coaching my clients through correct full range movements allows them to develop the necessary strength to increase their longevity. Each client has an individual program/training style to suit their wants and needs. Each program is centred around strength as I believe strength should be the basis of fitness.

HOW?...

Periodical training programs are designed to have high volumes and light loads to create the necessary platform to build on. They move through to moderate weights with shorter rep ranges finishing with testing weeks in order to reap the results from the training cycle.

Contact Mitch: 0421 420 583

 

Dave

coach

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WHY?... 

When I left school I did a trade and by the time I hit the age of 24 the reality hit that I hated my job and my dream of becoming the next Michael Jordan was well and truly over! Long story short I decided to move to Brisbane to study and work as a personal trainer. 

12 years later I can say it was easily the best decision I ever made. Doing what I do has hugely helped me grow on a personal level and I now have the privilege of helping people discover greater health, happiness and self-worth. Another reason I love doing what I do is that it pushes me to stay hungry to learn and improve so I can better equip myself with the knowledge and tools to do my job more effectively and to help more people. 

“a winner knows how much he still has to learn, even when he is considered an expert by others; a loser wants to be considered an expert by others before he has learned enough to know how little he knows.”

I'm a student for life! 

WHAT?... 

I basically help people to move, think and feel better. 

HOW?...

By using a combination of physical training sessions (strength, conditioning, mobility) and "non-sweat" coaching sessions (nutrition, goal setting, lifestyle changes) I help people to focus on and improve what they need the most.

Contact Dave: david@wellintoyour30s.com.au
 

elissa

coach

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WHY?...

Sport and training was the vessel for me to tap into my own inner head space, my escapism, and happy place and prove to myself what I could achieve both mentally and physically.  I believe using that determination can benefit in all avenues in your life. Coaching gives me the opportunity to inspire others to find their true potential. To dig deep beyond what they ever thought was possible. Nothing more fulfilling then seeing someone realise their potential.  

WHAT?...

Training with a technical genius over a period of 16 years in Boxing and Muay Thai inspired me to become a Coach.  I love to be the technician, to make people understand the real art of boxing. That it’s not just hitting focus mitts or a bag. Nothing better than expanding an individual’s physical awareness and abilities. Training clients in all aspects of weights, conditioning and then sports specific areas can have such an impact on an individual that can be carried throughout many avenues of an individual’s life, even after they leave the gym.

HOW?...

I ask of my clients to have the courage to be themselves and not what other’s expect them to be!

Openness, honesty, consistency and practicing what you preach is key. By learning to follow your own inner voice, investing in things you are passionate about and digging deep when you need to. 

By using my own personal experience, the experiences shared with my fellow coaches at Cartel as well as drawing on experiences shared with my other clientele over an extensive period.

Elissa Runs boxing classes during lunch hours Friday and Saturday mornings.

Contact Elissa: sissylissy@live.com.au

 

Nanda stoltz

COACH

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WHY?

I want to change peoples lives for the better. That feeling I get when I do a new movement for the first time, or I nail a technique, or hit a new personal best - and I can't stop smiling - I want to help others achieve that feeling, every day! I also want to help people feel better in their every day lives - I want to teach people how to move correctly so that they can avoid unnecessary injuries or aches/pains. Strong is sexy!

WHAT?

I will make sure you achieve your health and fitness goals, while making sure we have FUN!

HOW?

Communication! Communication is key, I want to know exactly what your goals are so I can help you achieve them. I want to know how your feeling each day, what it is you do and don't like about training/the gym, how you feel after your session, if you're hungry, not sleeping well..everything! - the more I know the better I can tailor a program to suit you and your body. I will listen, and then use my experience & knowledge to give you the best hour of your day

Contact Nanda: nanda.stoltz@hotmail.com

 
 

“HP”

coach

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WHY?

For me, moving into the fitness industry was a natural progression, because I have always been active and enjoyed a wide variety of sports growing up. Keeping fit felt natural and essential for everyday happiness. I believe when you follow your heart and do the things in life that make you happy and fulfilled your energy towards the world is at its greatest. My passion is to share my love of fitness with others. I care very deeply not only about physical but also mental health. As a personal trainer I want to educate and motivate my clients to achieve whole health. It is extremely rewarding to work with people on such a personal level, building strong, fit bodies and assisting individuals to recognise helpful and harmful thought processes to ultimately reach their goal.

WHAT?

I have worked in the fitness industry for over two decades and have seen many fitness fads come and go! What has been consistent is our need to feel connected. At Gym Cartel we operate as a community, we all have each other’s best interest at heart. Gym Cartel is a place where transformation happens through a genuinely strong and caring support network. It is incredibly beneficial to be surrounded by like-minded people, not necessarily with the exact same goals, but all with the purpose of bettering themselves in some way.

HOW?

Having a clear goal in mind when you start is necessary. I like to work in 6-8 week increments, because its long enough to see meaningful change or to create a healthy habit to build on. I believe in having a balanced lifestyle. My approach to achieving success is to discover ways in which a person can “enjoy the journey” in the long term instead of just focusing on the end result.

Contact HP: adrienne@peak-physique.com.au

 

peter tkacz

COACH

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WHY?

I am the most fulfilled in life when being in service to others - I feel creating a positive change in another’s life is one of the most gratifying experiences one can have. The Gym Cartel is an unique environment that allows me to do the job I love - helping others - while forever being supportive in my growth and development. Being in an environment working alongside so many talented coaches and athletes there is always something to learn, it is always easy to stay humble.

WHAT?

My aim is to have people leave the gym feeling better about their lives than when they walked in. Physical training is just one component of what I do. Educating people and providing them with knowledge to improve their bodies and mind is really where the magic happens. Can I teach people to move well in and outside of the gym? If lifestyle choices continually diminish their quality of life, can I assist people pinpoint the causes and guide them to change? Developing a greater self-awareness in people, helping them reclaim their agency and take ownership over themselves is what I strive for.

HOW?

By having a positive mindset and really listening to people to understand why they’ve come here, what they really want and how I can provide it. Not everyone comes to the gym for the same reason, not everyone has the same goals in life. Getting people to push safely past their preconceived limits and overcome fears and doubts is incredibly empowering.

Contact Pete 0412 634 464
 
 

Ben

coach

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WHY?... 

The Japanese have a word ‘Kaizen’ roughly translated to “change for the better”. Every single person who walks through doors of Gym Cartel has made a conscious decision to change for the better, it’s a reason why I love being a coach because I get to be a part of that journey, I get to witness the evolution of the individual as they push their potential to places which often surprise themselves.

Personally, I find great honour and satisfaction in being able to make a positive difference in someone’s life; to add real value; and to perform meaningful work in a way that my family and my community can be proud of.

It has been said we choose our actions not our outcomes, at Gym Cartel our actions have one common theme “change for the better” #kaizen

WHAT?... 

I help individuals achieve their goals through strength based performance coaching.

HOW?...

By exploring exactly what you want to achieve and then creating a plan of attack to chase down your goals. Your program is broken down into bite size training blocks tailored to your level of experience and designed to progress you through to the next stage. Just to keep everyone accountable, in each training block, we will set some minor performance goals for you to achieve along the way to the major prize! Lets get it!

Contact Ben: ben@egu.com.au