About me

Welcome to my website! My name’s Eddie and I am a personal trainer from Melbourne.

 

Introduction

I am a qualified personal trainer with a Certificate III and IV in Fitness. I have been bodybuilding for the last 15 years. I work a full time job in consulting and part time as a personal trainer.

Through my own journey, I have experienced the ease of losing weight in my 20s and the struggles of a slowed metabolism as I've aged. Working a 9 to 5 corporate job, I know the stresses of office politics and the frustrations that a sedentary lifestyle cause.

Despite all of this, every year I get shredded and maintain a low body fat percentage for at least 6 months of the year through my own methods.

See my annual transformation process:

 

My Approach

I strongly believe that fitness IS a lifestyle. I don't find any satisfaction in getting someone fit, only to have them balloon back to their old weight when I am gone. 

My approach is to introduce a change in your life so that fitness and diet become something you 'just do'. These will have lasting benefits well into the future. I work a full time job and don't need the money from my personal training business. I do it for personal satisfaction and because it bothers me that so many people find fitness a challenge when it really shouldn't be. 

When you work with me, I will be approaching fitness through these lenses:

  • What is your 'Why'. Why do you want to get fit? What is your motivation and how badly do you want it?
  • What do you like about the foods you eat? (ie. texture?) Are there lower calorie alternatives?
  • What is your current environment like? Do you live with family or influenced by friends that have an unhealthy lifestyle?

My Background

This is my story.

I was a very shy child from primary to secondary school and was often overlooked. I wanted to get some confidence when I hit college so I started lifting. I gymed 3 times a week but it was very casual, often including extended periods of not training and there definitely was no diet control. I continued lifting like this, on and off, for many years and didn’t notice any strength gains, but gym wasn’t important. Career and finding myself were the priorities.

I also met a girl and we started dating. Then, 3 and half years ago, we broke up and it was the most devastating thing of my lifeI really believed my life was over and thought of suicide. For the next year, I spent every moment that I was alone, crying. To cope, I spent all my free time in the gym, 7 days a week.

I NEVER skipped a day. It didn’t matter if I spent the whole night before crying, with only 20 minutes of sleep, or if it was 3 am in the morning and I had work in 4 hours. I would NOT skip exercise, even if that meant I would die on the gym floor.

My diet changed as well. Since food had no taste, I decided to exploit this and be healthy, eating only chicken breast and broccoli. My goal was never to get ripped, but to cope. 

After 1 year, I started getting compliments and realised I had gotten muscular and shredded unintentionally. It was at this point I started having confidence about my body.

I have carried on with all these habits since then, repeating the process every year, for the last 4 years, which has gotten me to where I am today.

Whilst the experience was tragic, I am grateful that it showed me I could achieve something I’d always wanted but never believed I could, an athletic body. To me, gym means so much more than just fitness. It represents persistence to adversity, a disciplined mindset to life and a willingness to die for your goals.

Further, gym essentially saved me during my darkest time and continues to save me from new adversities in life. For this reason, I depend on it so much. It is something that will never cheat on me, leave me or die on me. It will always deliver benefits, emotionally and physically. It’s predictable and soothing, yet provides just the right amount of challenge and excitement to be rewarding. It will never be temperamental or not have time for me. It will always hear me out and let me vent my frustrations without ever judging me. 

Thank you for visiting my site. Hope you enjoy your stay.