My name is Andrew. I’ve been in and around the areas of health and fitness for nearly my whole life. When I was at school I played almost every sport on offer, to varying degrees of ability and success, especially if it meant a day off school. From rugby to rugby league, basketball, volleyball, tennis, golf, cricket and so on.
When I left school I and wasn’t sure what I wanted to do in life, I fell into the building industry. A good experience but not really a passion! Of course sport was still my main focus, and most of my time spent away from the worksite was chasing two ambitions: becoming an elite fencer and modern pentathlete (dreaming obviously of the three musketeers!). So all the money I earned I put towards my dream of travelling overseas to live and fence in Europe. Eventually I was lucky enough to do that, and was selected to represent Australia at the World Championships and other international events around the world.
Two years living in Hungary and Europe was fantastic and taught me what it takes to succeed in top-level international sport. While I loved every minute, the harsh reality was there wasn’t any money to be made in amateur sport and eventually I had to get a real job and start earning money.
But after several years, and several jobs, back in the building industry I realised I needed to follow my heart and return to the world of health and fitness. So I became a personal trainer.
Since then I don’t think I’ve ever worked again – as I love what I do and the people who I’m involved with. I’ve worked in larger gyms, owned my own award-winning fitness studios, worked as a sales manager for a swanky Sydney CBD fitness club, and the list goes on.
During the past 15 years I’ve met some amazing people and learnt so much of the courage and determination of these people as they go about trying to lead a healthier and fitter lifestyle. One thing I do know is that every person who I’ve met has a story. And often it’s a story of overcoming adversity to achieve a fitter lifestyle. Whether it’s time, injury, children, motivation, illness, depression – the list of obstacles is endless.
But the reason we do this is so we can all lead healthier and more fulfilling lives. What’s your story? And what are you going to do to make it longer and better??
- 20 years in the Health and Fitness Sector
- Diploma Sports Management (UTS)
- Master Personal Trainer Level 3
- Working with Specialised Populations (Older Adults) qualification
- Director Harbourside Group (Harbourside Health and Fitness) Personal Training Studios
- Sales Manager at No 1 The Health Club
- 2007 to 2012. Winner Fitness NSW Personal Training business of the year
- Finalist Fitness Australia Personal Training Business of the Year
My name is Ben Molloy. My training philosophy is centred around sport specific training. The more effort you put in, the more you will get out of it. Using specialised, innovative equipment and exercises, clients will be introduced to a different style of exercising. High intensity and interval training is my favourite.