Tony has a PhD in exercise and sports science from Charles Darwin University in Australia and is an  Exercise Physiologist. Having conducted over 50,000 training sessions in his career that has spanned 25 years, Tony is regarded as one of the premier personal trainers in the country.

Tony has been involved in education for over two decades, having held various educational positions at several universities in exercise science, physiotherapy and personal training. His Internship programs have been running for over 15 years and he presented his approaches to training and nutrition every year at the country's largest fitness conference FILEX for 17 straight years.

Having written strength workouts for elite athletes in 24 different sports, Tony is actively involved in strength & conditioning and providing educational seminars & resources for allied health professionals.

He has been an Adjunct Associate Lecturer at the University of the Sunshine Coast, a lecturer at the Australian Fitness Network, AIF, the Australian Catholic University (Schools of Exercise Science and Physiotherapy), NetFit New Zealand and New Zealand Weightlifting.

He currently is an editorial board member for The University of the Sunshine Coast's Fitness Research department and an editor for the Journal of Fitness Research, a member of the Australian Institute of Fitness Personal Training Advisory Panel and sits on an expert advisory panel for Fitness Australia.

Tony¬†has written hundreds of health and fitness related articles and was the recipient of the 2004 Australian Fitness Industry‚Äôs Author of the Year Award.¬†Tony¬†is also a soft tissue practitioner and a certified Active Release Techniques¬ģ provider for the Long Nerve Tract, Spine, Upper & Lower Extremities.

He has held professional memberships of the American Society of Nutrition (ASN), the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the National Lipid Association (NLA), the American Nutraceutical Association (ANA), the Australian Strength & Conditioning Association (ASCA), The National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA) and is currently a member of Exercise & Sport Science Australia (ESSA). 


Tony strikes the perfect balance between his in-depth understanding of the science of training with decades of real world, in-the-gym experience... 

But don't take our word for it. Here are just some of the experiences our students have had learning from Tony...

Words from our friends

"Tony breaks down his course materials and studies in such an easily digestible way with a touch of humour which I loved!"

Each module provides lots of examples of how to apply what you're learning to yourself or clients straight away. 

Alex Williams

"Tony is the most amazing lecturer in the fitness Industry, his courses are incredible."

I have already used the knowledge to improve my programming and can't wait for the next course.

Roy Pistorius

"I love Tony's courses. They are an in depth version of ANYTHING you would learn in a university degree."

Tony really does have a wealth of knowledge that he is happy to share. I have a lot more skills now that I can take into my programming for clients for better results.

Felicia Soria

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