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Meet the Team


Meet the Team

Steve Grant and Sean Rees have over 25 years 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.


Director + Senior Coach

Steve has been in the fitness industry now for over 22 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 Physical Education at Wollongong University and has an elite sporting background in athletics. He also played Rugby League for the Cronulla Sharks and in the south of France.


Senior Sports Coach

Experience: Sports Coach, Bach Exercise Science Swansea University, GP exercise referral

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 sports coaching that includes strength and 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.



Experience: 3 years personal training experience in the UK as well as a degree in sport and exercise science specialising in nutrition and strength & conditioning.

Favourite food: All Asian cuisine

Favourite exercise: Bench Press

Favourite Quote: “Hard work beats talent, when talent fails to work hard.”

Why I got into the industry: Because of my passion for motivating others to be the best they possibly can be and because of my own love for training and living a healthy, rewarding lifestyle.

One piece of advice for clients: When things get tough, remember why you started.



Experience: Qualified PT at Diploma Level, CHEK Exercise Practitioner Level 1, CHEK Scientific Back and Core Training and Programming, ACE Boxing Coach Level 1, 5 years Personal Training experience. Currently completing Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science at Australian Catholic University.

Favourite food: Slow cooked beef pilau

Favourite exercise: A good variety of lower body exercises

Favourite quote: “If you want to go fast go alone, but if you want to go far go together” -African proverbs

Why I got into the industry: I enjoy teaching and coaching, as well as sports and fitness. Personal training enabled me to combine these interests and build skills to develop myself and help others.

One piece of advice for clients: Life is often about one step in front of the other. It doesn’t matter at what speed or length its just about going in the right direction



Experience: Cert 3 and 4 in Fitness

Favourite food: Big Breakfast (eggs, bacon, mushroom, sausage, cherry tomatoes and toast)

Favourite exercises: Squat, Bench and Deadlifts

Favourite quote: “Success isn’t always about greatness. It’s about consistency. Constant hard work leads to success. Greatness will come.” Dwayne the ROCK Johnson

Why I got into the industry: I was overweight growing up and this made me self-conscious about my body. I lacked a lot of confidence but all that changed when I adopted a healthier lifestyle and started to work out. Going to the gym changed my life and getting into the industry is giving me the opportunity to be able help others achieve their goals, and spread that same happiness and love I have for fitness to my clients – there is nothing more rewarding in my eyes!

One piece of advice for clients: Consistency is the key, so have fun and enjoy each and every work out.

Ken McDonald


Experience: 7 years personal training, gym & class instructor, Level 4 Personal Trainer, Sports Science Diploma, Sports Massage & Remedial Therapy Cert, Les Mills Certified.

Favourite Food: Chilli con carne.

Favourite Exercise: Incline chest press.

Favourite Quote: ‘Fail to prepare, prepare to fail’ – Roy Keane.

Why I got into the industry: When I first stepped foot into a gym back home in Ireland many years ago I could tell I wanted to work in a facility that caters towards health and fitness and the contribution towards people living healthier and happier lives.

One piece of advice for clients: Don’t rush the reps, feel the reps!

George McDermott


Experience: 4 years strength & conditioning experience within Rugby Union and Gailec Football. ASCA Level 1 member.

Favourite food: Turkey and Ham Roast with all the sides

Favourite Exercise: Resisted Sled Sprints & weighted chin ups

Favourite Quote: If you are good at doing a job you don’t like. Imagine what you could achieve if you did a job you love

Why I got into the industry: I became interested in the fitness industry as a way to improve my sporting performance. As the years passed I found my passion for the industry growing and wanted to share the mental and physical benefits I gained with others whatever their ability.

Advice: Be consistently good instead of occasionally great.

Tiago Santos


Experience: Sports Degree & Masters Degree in Exercise and Health from Portugal.

6 years as a Personal Trainer (specialising in Weight Loss and Performance)

Cert. in Nutrition & Diet; Hypertrophy & Strength;

Group class instructor, HIIT & Functional Training.

Favourite food: Seafood & Paella

Favourite Exercises: Squats, Air Bike. Combined Strength & Conditioning workouts

Favourite quote: Tell your mind “I can” and you will be unstoppable.

Why I got into the industry: I was overweight as a child in Portugal, so I decided to start playing football to feel better. Sport changed my life and led me to study at University.

My personal weight loss journey and the ability to now help other people overcome physical and mental barriers is my no1. passion.

One piece of advice for clients: Progress is not Linear, Trust the Process!

Nicole Chretien


Experience: 5 years Personal Training. Class instructor: Reformer & Mat Pilates, Hiit, Circuits, TRX, Stretch and Abs. Cert. optimum and precision Nutrition/ Cert. in Pialtes

Worked at: Equinox – Kensington UK, Bodyspace London UK

Favourite food: Sunday roast, dark chocolate with sea salt, nut butter and banana on toast.

Favourite exercise: Sprints, hip thrusts, face pulls.

Favourite quote: “live life to the full and be yourself – time moves quickly and everyone else is already taken” – Oscar Wilde

Why I got into the industry: I was a very sporty child and fitness has always been a passion of mine.

One piece of advice for clients: Consistency is key.

Tia Wooller


Industry Experience: Certificate 3 & 4 in Fitness

Favourite food: My mums shepherds pie & biscoff spread

Favourite exercise: I love a mix of all types of training. Weights, Cardio, but also a good stretch.

Favourite quote: I think everything in life is art. What you do. How you dress. The way you love someone, and how you talk. Your smile and your personality. What you believe in, and all your dreams. The way you drink your tea. How you decorate your home. Or party. Your grocery list. The food you make. How your writing looks. And the way you feel. Life is art.”

Why I got into the industry: I want to make women especially feel confident from within. Everyone can love exercise you just need to find the right type.

1 piece of advice for clients: Determination will help you more than motivation.

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