The Gym Factory Crew

Derek

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Derek is here to assist you will all your needs here at the Gym Factory; from general enquires, help on the gym floor, getting you started on your fitness journey or membership adjustments.

“I have held a passion for fitness for over ten years, drawn in by its ability to mobilise your body and create a more positive mindset. I am passionate about sharing the benefits of fitness, along with my experiences here at The Gym Factory. I have been a part of and worked in several gyms over the past ten years and let me tell you, there has been no gym that is as friendly or as encouraging to all levels of fitness as The Gym Factory.”

Derek can be contacted on:

E: membership@thegymfactory.com.au

P:1300 789 748

Bree

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Bree is our office manager and receptionist who is here to help with all your gym and membership needs, daily!

"The Gym Factory is hands down the best gym I've set foot in. The immediate feeling of a friendly family gym hits you as soon as you open the door. I've been a member of countless gyms, and nothing beats TGF and the people that come with it!”

Bree can be contacted on:

E: membership@thegymfactory.com.au

P:1300 789 748

Tony Marshall

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I have always been passionate about health and fitness from my early school years in Sydney’s eastern suburbs when the best part of the day was running, climbing, chasing, swimming and just generally competing with my mates in the local park, to nowadays as a dedicated gym goer, middle distance runner, qualified remedial masseur, 1st grade baseball umpire and overall sports nut. For many years I have experienced the enjoyment and huge lifestyle rewards that come from being active, fit and healthy.

After years of balancing a corporate career with my passion for healthy living and having an active lifestyle that includes regular fitness training, I am now able to fully leverage that passion and my knowledge and life skills to work beside my clients to help them to achieve their own health and fitness goals and to get those great lifestyle benefits.

Training Philosophies:
“Set goals and make a plan”
“Make continual and sustainable improvements”
“Knowledge is power”
“Always have a positive mindset” and
“HAVE FUN!”

Qualifications

  • AIF Master Trainer: Certificate III & IV in Fitness and Personal Training
  • PunchFit: Level 1 Certified Trainer
  • Association of Remedial Massage: Certificate in Therapeutic Massage

Training Areas

  • Cardiovascular Fitness
  • Weight Loss
  • Full Body Training
  • Core Training
  • Strength Training
  • Cardio Boxing
  • Older Adults

Emily Lecky

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After 12 years in competitive gymnastics, I moved straight into studying long hours at desk as a law student, and then into an office job. I quickly began to see the impact it was having on my body & my brain function – I wasn’t sleeping well, my concentration was poor and my body was more sore and painful than when I finished tough sessions as a gymnast. I knew then that I had to change and became involved in aerial arts, where a few simple exercise made me start to see and feel change. But it wasn’t until I started to teach these disciplines that I began to really see how beneficial they are for people, and the enjoyment I got out of helping people – I knew then that I wanted to be trainer! I believe strongly in functional based training for everyday life and educating people about what is going on with their bodies, so they’re empowered to reach their goals!

Sporting Interests: I was a competitive gymnast for 12 years, once I retired from this I became an aerialist. I love this as is it constantly challenges me with balance and building strength, while also maintaining flexibility. It also requires me to have precise technique with creativity, power and grace at the same time.

Qualifications

  • Certificate III & IV in Fitness & Personal Training
  • ACE Boxing for Fitness

Training Areas

  • Weight Loss
  • Resistance & Strength Training
  • Functional & Mobility Training
  • Boxing
  • Sport Specific

David Brown

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I have always enjoyed sport & recreational activities, however health conditions limited my progress throughout my younger years. It wasn’t until I was 19 that I decided to join a gym, and at the time I was anything but a healthy teenager! Once I began training and seeing some results, I was hooked and it quickly became a huge passion for me – I started to study fitness, personal training and the human body. Now I have the pleasure to call this my job and have the ability to unlock others true potential and allow them to live more healthy, happier and fulfilling lives – allow me to show you how.

Sporting Interests: My initial love for weight training grew into a huge passion, and something I wanted to do more of – and be better at! This led me to start Weight Lifting & Power Lifting, which I have now competed at in a few competitions in New Zealand.

Qualifications

  • Certificate III & IV in Health & Fitness
  • Diploma in Sport & Recreation
  • NASM Special Populations
  • NASM Corrective Exercise
  • NASM Performance Enhancement
  • NASM Neuromuscular Stretching

Training Areas

  • Strength & Conditioning
  • Weight Management
  • Muscle Gain/Tone
  • Corrective Exercise
  • Postural Rehab

WARREN DIXON

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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

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Sporting Interests: Being from Queensland I have a huge passion for rugby league, and also water skiing. But 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.

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 to achieve the benefits of an active, healthy lifestyle – allow me to help YOU be the best version of YOU!

Qualifications

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

Training Areas

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