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Meet the Team

Directors Nicholas Chapman & Steve Grant have over 30 yrs combined experience owning, running and managing business’ in the fitness industry. Their past success has always come from creating business’ with a team culture driven to professional and personal growth. “We genuinely care about our people and our people are 100% committed to looking after our members”.

Rushcutters Health is no different. We have the highest standards in trainer qualifications, ongoing team development, positive and productive community culture and embracing a holistic approach to personal training. Our team is humble but 100% committed to being the team that is the benchmark in results based personal training.

NICHOLAS CHAPMAN

Director + Senior Coach

With 13 years experience and continuous education in the Health and Fitness Industry, Nicholas has a commitment to support others to achieve their best imaginable self.

As director and founder of 3 of Australia’s leading fitness studio’s, Nicholas believes in a holistic and integrated approach to achieving a specific goal.

A respected authority on clean eating and functional movement, Nicholas has overseen the effective creation and implementation of over 5,000 goal specific programs. His extensive work in creating these bespoke programs has resulted in thousands of Australians living a healthy and more fulfilling life.

 

STEVE GRANT

Director + Senior Coach

Steve has been in the fitness industry now for over 19 years as a gym owner, university lecturer, magazine contributor and is considered one of Australia’s leading authorities in personal training and fat loss.

Steve studied at Wollongong University and has an elite sporting background in athletics and played rugby league for the Cronulla sharks and in the south of France.

 

Rushcutters Health Personal Trainer Sean Rees

SEAN REES

Coach

Experience: Exercise Science Swansea University, GP exercise referral/ Crossfit coach

Favourite Food: I can’t commit to a favourite. That’ll be like asking which child do you love more.

Favourite Exercise: Squats

Favourite Quote: “Everyone is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live it’s whole life believing that it is stupid” – Albert Einstein

Why I got into the industry: I have a deep passion for strength/conditioning, rehabilitation and all things exercise. I jumped at the opportunity to make this my profession and have never looked back.

One piece of advice for clients: Great things take time.

CHRIS BAYENS

Coach

Experience: Poliquin Bio signature Practitioner, 8 years personal training experience.

Favourite Food: Salmon and sweet potato

Favourite Exercise: Squats

Favourite Quote: ‘It matters not how long you live but how well’

Why I got into the industry: I love being able to improve both the quantity and quality of people’s lives through nutrition and exercise

One piece of advice for clients: Consistency is king

 

Rushcutters Health Tony Nguyen

TONY NGUYEN

Coach

Experience – Cert III & IV in Fitness, Holistic/Ayurvedic Health, Mobility, Fat Loss, Hypertrophy Training & HIIT Training.

Favourite Food – Scrambled eggs with chives, crispy bacon (both free range of course!), wilted spinach, and smashed avocado on gluten free toast.

Favourite Exercise – All things gymnastic rings & deadlifts.

Favourite Quote – The secret to having it all is knowing you already do.

Why I got into the industry – In my eyes health is wealth, to challenge myself everyday on becoming stronger & smarter, to help others move and eat at an optimum level.

One piece of advice for clients – Always look at the bigger picture that lies ahead, do it with purpose, intention & love. Enjoy the journey no matter what life throws at you, every struggle, sweat & tear will be worth it in the end.

 

VALERIE BEST

Coach

Experience: 3 for 1: teacher, award-winning restaurateur, and personal trainer.

Favourite food: I’m finding it hard to decide between a big fat juicy steak, with homemade crispy chips and fresh green salad or perfectly executed sushi with the freshest of seafood — mmmmm.

Favourite exercise: Skiing followed by a glass of pinot and a log fire, or failing that — my beats, a cable machine and a shoulder routine.

Favourite quote: Can I channel Oscar Wilde: “I’m a man (woman) of simple tastes. I’m always satisfied with the best.”

Why I got into the industry: “Zen and the Art of Personal Maintenance”: strength and conditioning training and wanting to share that with others.

One piece of advice for clients: Embrace discontent — it’s the first step towards progress.

 

AUREL MUSTJATSE

Coach

Experience: Cert III and IV in Fitness, HIIT training, group instructor.

Favourite food:Everything that tastes good!

Favourite exercise: I really don’t have a favourite one. I enjoy exercises that make me feel good, challenge me and help me to achieve my goals.

Favourite quote: “If you can’t love yourself, how in the hell are you gonna love somebody else?” – RuPaul

Why I got into the industry: I studied engineering, but found it really dry. I wanted to work with people and decided to study fitness. I absolutely love it. There is nothing better than helping others and seeing the happiness on their faces, when they achieve their goals.

One piece of advice for clients: You can’t control your thoughts, but you can control how you act — leave all the bad thoughts behind, think positively and make the right decisions.

 

MARK PORPIGLIA

Coach

Experience: Cert 3 & 4 In fitness, 10 years PT, Boxing, Kettlebell & Pilates Certified, Professional Rugby Union Background.

Favourite Food: Pad Thai

Favourite Exercise: Hanging Knee Raises

Favourite Quote: ” The greatest accomplishment is never falling, but in rising again after you fall” ~ Vince Lombardi

Why I got into the industry: Health and Fitness has and will always be close to my heart. A genuine interest in wanting to share my passion with other people and help them better their health  is a driving force for me personally.

1 piece of advice for clients: The small things DO matter

JOHN RAHME

Coach

Experience: Cert 3 & 4 in fitness, Has been in the industry for over 10 years. Owned and operated multiple health clubs across Sydney.

Favourite Food: Steak & chips

Favourite Exercise: Chin ups

Favourite Quote: ” There is no passion to be found in playing small- in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.”

Why I got into the industry: Health and fitness has always been a big part of my life from a very young age. It was a natural progression to go onto an industry that allowed me to share my passion with others.

1 piece of advice for clients: Progression takes Time and Consistency

Meghan White Personal Trainer

MEGAN WHITE

Coach

Experience: Cert IV in Personal Training, Bachelor of Nutrition Science.

Favourite Food: Chocolate coated nuts and hummus

Favourite Exercise: Burpees with overhead press

Favourite Quote: “Learn to let go. That is the key to happiness.” – Buddha

Why I got into the industry: The human body has always fascinated me, especially the role that nutrition plays. I love helping people be a healthier version of themselves and seeing them happy, it’s a really rewarding environment.

1 piece of advice for clients: Don’t compare your success with others, enjoy your own journey and have fun doing it!