The Gym Factory Crew

Christine Macri

On July 14, 2018. 18 years to the day since my life was turned upside down by the birth of my first children, I made the decision to make the change. I signed up to my gym, and in doing so, made my own health and well-being a priority again. 1 year on, 25kg down, and with a renewed passion for health and fitness, it is one of the best decisions I have ever made.

Sporting Interests: Growing up I was an active, healthy child who was a competitive gymnast, sprinter & dancer and as an adult I played a few seasons of competitive women’s touch football. I now love weight & strength training and am also in the process of learning how to run long distance to complete my first half marathon in 2020.

Qualifications

  • AFA Cert 3 & 4 in Fitness and Personal Training

Training Areas

  • Weight loss
  • Body transformation
  • Toning
  • Strength and resistance

Liam Handley

Growing up in a family where food was heavily orientated, I had never been the one to care about healthy foods or proportions. Even with an active lifestyle of participating in weekend sporting teams, my unhealthy habits were obsessive, which lead to the decline in my overall health and confidence, and in turn social issues during my adolescents. I struggled with my weight and a negative body image.

Upon my discovery of physical fitness in the form of gym training, I learned to develop a passionate commitment to health and wellbeing, which has shown to have an overall positive benefit that has remained permanent to me. The journey to improving your health can be difficult, and filled with obstacles that can slow you down or even completely stop you in your tracks. But with the help and support of friends and family, I knew I could achieve big things. You can too!

Sporting Interests: I have always held a general passion for most sports at a comfortable level, though I predominantly played locally for the Narrabeen Sharks rugby league and soccer teams. When I turned 16, I discovered a gym and developed my passion for fitness, where I now currently have 7 years of experience. Through this, I have learned how to develop a mindset that is centred around commitment, resilience, balance and the burning desire to strive for the greatest health and wellbe

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Exercise Science and Sports Science
  • Certificate III & IV in Fitness and Personal Training

Training Areas

  • Strength and Hypertrophy Training
  • Fat Loss
  • Program designing
  • Nutritional Advice
  • Rehabilitation/Recovery Techniques

WARREN DIXON

In my culture a healthy lifestyle and fitness was not a priority. As a young child growing up, I was always surrounded by unhealthy options - fried food, sweet drinks and lollies. Luckily I've always been an active person but it wasn't until I moved from New Zealand to Australia that I learned more about health and fitness - joining my first gym at the age of 21.

I trained hard for 6 months and noticed dramatic change in my body, I loved how I felt and looked! I continued training myself and also helped a lot of my friends become fitter and healthier. Having seen how people can be both negatively and positively influenced, I made the choice to impact people in a positive way – and that is when I became a Personal Trainer!

Sporting Interests: Rugby League is my biggest passion, I was brought up playing it and plan to play for years to come. My biggest achievement was playing a year of professional rugby league with the Cronulla Sharks. I also love Basketball, NFL and play social touch football as well.

 

Qualifications

  • Australian Institute of Fitness
  • Cert III & IV in Fitness and Personal Training

Training Areas

  • Weight loss
  • Core training
  • Strength training
  • Fat loss
  • Speed/agility training
  • Nutrition

Steve Hanson

I grew up enjoying a highly active lifestyle, but like the majority of us, life took over and work began to take a stranglehold. The more I worked for others, the less time I had for myself, and as a result, my quality of life went by the wayside. Coming from a trade background, I know first-hand how hard it is to find the energy and MAKE the time to change, but I also know how amazingly rewarding it is when you do. With a change of lifestyle, scenery and perspective, I’m now able to pursue my passion and help you achieve the benefits of an active, healthy lifestyle! Allow me to help YOU be the best version of YOU!

Sporting Interests: Strength training, and Powerlifting in particular have become a huge part of my life in recent times. I love the resilience that is required, both mentally and physically, to move heavy weights. That being said, I have a general love of all sports - the dedication, sacrifice, persistence and constant challenge to be better is intoxicating to me. That same passion and drive carries through into my training philosophies.

Qualifications

  • Australian Institute of Fitness
  • Certificate III & IV in Fitness and Personal Training

Training Areas

  • Weight loss
  • Strength & Conditioning
  • Nutrition
  • Toning & Definition
  • Sports Specific
  • Powerlifting
  • Core training