Topic Biographies

Jonathan Hay’s ten year AFL career with Hawthorn and North Melbourne came to an end two years ago.

Originally from Kalgoorlie, Jonathan found himself in Melbourne as a teenager and a rising star in the national game.

Jonathan has spoken publicly about living with depression and in...

Ian O’Dwyer has two passions he pursues: personal trainer education across the globe and optimal client well being. In his search for cutting edge knowledge and understanding of the body’s function, Ian has worked with and learned from some of the world’s leaders and pioneers in fitness and...

Early inspirations
I grew up in country Victoria on a diet of sports and physical activity. Typically, footy and cricket were staples, while  golf, some racquet sports and others came and went spasmodically, and since my late teenage years boxing, martial arts and combat sports in...

Why did you become a PT?
I originally became a personal trainer so I could work the hours I wanted, to fit in with my lifestyle. I have always been fit and active, and thought that it would make sense to earn a living doing something I thoroughly enjoy.  Being a personal trainer...

Why did you become a PT?
I have developed a wealth of experience with over 20 years in sports and fitness. Being active has been an integral part of my life since the early years, and after studying PE in high school, human movement and function became a hobby and a dedicated...

Russell Johnson is a Managing Director working in the financial services industry in the middle of a global financial crisis.

His company, Sonray Capital Markets, has offices in Melbourne, Sydney and the Gold Coast and employs 65 people nationally.

Russell’s company deals in...

Corinne Noyes doesn’t waste time.  In the last four years she met and married her husband, had a baby and started ‘Madame Flavour’ a tea business based in Melbourne.

In the last 12 months ‘Madame Flavour’ has grown from an ‘idea’ to a business which supplies specialist tea to 600...

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‘Body and Brain Overhaul’ presenter, Paul Taylor, CEO of Personal Training Academy,...

Why did you become a PT?
I always had a desire to work in a profession where I enjoyed what I did. I grew up playing sport in the country and going to the local gym while also spending time coaching sport particularly basketball, and enjoyed helping people become better and develop....

Dr Roy Sugarman is an internationally recognised expert in brain health. Trained in both Clinical Psychology and Clinical Neuropsychology, Dr Sugarman has over 25 years experience in helping his clients achieve the best brain performance possible, not only in those with brain injury or damaged...