Posted on Wednesday, 24 February 2021

Joey has been part of the C-Life family since October 2018. Joey works as a Personal Trainer and teaches group fitness classes. He specialises in weight loss shredding, building muscle mass/toning and group fitness classes.

We asked him some questions so that you can get to know him better.

Tell us about your position at C-Life and what is your favourite part of your job? 

My position at C-Life is mainly based around group fitness training and personal training. My favourite part of the job is running group fitness classes and bringing all sorts of new creative ideas into the mix, and keeping members on their toes with awesome effective work outs. I love blasting the music and watching the energy build in the room. I always put in 100% in what I do and when I teach a class, I like to step things up on a whole new level.

What made you get into health & fitness?

Ever since I can remember, my passion was sport and athletics. I loved rugby league and never wanted to stop playing but then I tore my ACL. After that, I still wanted to remain a part of the game, which is why I am still coaching, but more in a Strength & Conditioning role and targeting a broader range of athletes now, not just rugby league.

After finishing school/uni, I felt a little lost in life and was never really happy in the roles linked to my degree. I was always happy when I was involved in sport or coaching, so I became a Personal Trainer and linked my sport coaching experience to group fitness, and I have been working on that ever since.

What makes you stand out from other personal trainers in the industry? 

I would have to say the energy I bring into the room, with new creative workouts and routines that are fun and effective, instead of the same routine day in and out. I also have the ability to cater to many different capability levels, which is why my personal training clients and group fitness classes range from young members to seniors.

When Arthur brought me into C-Life, he knew I was going to bring something different to the business. I remember within a month I was attracting strong numbers to my abs classes, hitting the record of 52 members in one class and keeping the numbers at that high level consistently for a long period, before moving onto other styles of classes.

What has been the highlight of your career so far?

The highlight of my career apart from working at C-Life has been turning my passion into my own bootcamp fitness business, where I specialise in group classes for kids, younger athletes and families.

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?

I have been given a lot of advice in my life, both good and bad. Most of my advice I take in these days comes from books, but I have two pieces of advice that I try to live my life by:

“Just show up” – Motivation comes and goes, and it is human nature for someone to be all excited and eager to smash their goals when they are motivated. However, it is the days where you cannot be stuffed. When you are tired and worn out, those are the days that separate a person from the average. Everyone sets goals, but what people should be setting up is the system to achieving a specific goal. That is why showing up is so important, because it is part of the system to achieve what you really desire.

“Be fearless” – Life can be scary with hundreds of decisions people make every day and hundreds of missed opportunities. Whatever I do, whether it be business, competitive sport or just life in general, I aim to live without fear, and be bold enough to make calculated decisions that will give me the best chance of getting ahead.

How many times a week do you work out and what motivates you to keep working out?

My goal is to work out at least 4 times per week for consistency at the very minimum, but ideally, I would like to be working out 10 – 15 times per week; mixing up weight sessions, cardio sessions, as well as hiking and surfing once per week.

Like I said, motivation comes and goes – it’s natural. So it is not really about motivation, it’s more about self-discipline to just show up. I like to set myself a realistic small goal, which for me is 4 workouts per week. Just show up and results will eventually happen. Eventually I can up build up the days once my routine is set. It is easy to show up when you are motivated, but I keep telling myself, to just show up, even on the unmotivated days. Even if the workout effort is crap, at least I didn’t break the routine of showing up.

If a movie was made of your life what genre would it be, who would play you?

If a movie was made about me, it would be a mix of genres. There would definitely be some drama and romance in there, as well as a whole lot of adventure, and action, possibly some thriller/horror. I would like to see Will Smith, Ryan Gosling, Matthew McConaughey or Mark Wahlberg play me in the movie.

What was your least favourite food as a child? Do you still hate it or do you love it now?

I didn’t have a least favourite food as a child; I was happy to have food on my plate. My parents did everything they could to put clothes on our backs and food on our plates so even if it was a Lafet Zaatar, I made sure my plate was polished.

If you could do anything in the world as your career, what would you do?

Well I love what I’m doing now, and don’t plan on stopping anytime soon. Other than being into group fitness, I would love to be a travel/food vlogger and get paid to travel the globe reviewing the best and craziest adventures, and eateries.

If you are interested in a PT session with Joey, call 9704 7712 or visit Reception to get started.