Tony is a trainer, exercise physiologist and the director of the Boutagy Fitness Institute, which is a private strength training studio and educational facility located in Sydney. Tony has completed a PhD in exercise and sports science at Charles Darwin University in Australia and is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist with ESSA.
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. 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 Austral
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.
Tony has written hundreds of health and fitness related articles and was the recipient of the 2004 Australian Fitness Industry’s Author of the Year Award. Tony is also a soft tissue practitioner and a certified Active Release Techniques® 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).
In his spare time, Tony enjoys cooking (mainly Thai), playing guitar (mainly classical) and reading (mainly ancient history).
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