The Creature Coaching Team

 
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Raphael ‘Raf’ Freedman

Director & bondi Gym Manager

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Commerce & Laws

  • CrossFit L1

  • Precision Nutrition L1

  • StrongFeet level 1

  • First Aid & CPR

Industry Experience:

  • 6 years in coaching and personal training

Favourite Workout Song:

  • The Spiteful Chant, Kendrick Lamar. Great lyrics.

Favourite Food:

  • Dark Chocolate, causes blood vessels too dilate and blood to flow more easily to the muscles.

Favourite Movement:

  • Burpees, no equipment needed.

Favourite Quote:

"Dancing is a contact sport"

3 words to describe your coaching:

  • Consistent, amusing, loud.

Instagram Handle:

@raphfreedman

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Rory ‘Roz’ Boyden

Director & edgecliff Gym Manager

Qualifications:

  • Cert 3,4 Fitness

  • Former ASCA Level 1

  • CF Level 1

  • CF Gymnastics

  • StrongFeet level 1

  • Rehab Trainer Level 1

  • Pendlay Weightlifting Level 1

  • First Aid/CPR.

  • Fitness Courses attended/completed. StrongFit. Functional Bodybuilding. Jon North Weightlifting. Hold the Standard Summit. Art of Breath.

Industry Experience:

  • I have been coaching in the Fitness industry for 10 years. At commercial gyms, small fitness studios, and CrossFit gyms, in both 1 on 1 and small/medium group classes.

Favourite Workout Song:

  • Levels by Avicii

Favourite Food:

  • Thai food. Tasty and easy to eat lots of.

Favourite Movement:

  • Running, Burpee Box Jump, Ring Muscle Ups and Power Clean+Jerk (I know that’s 4). These 4 movements are great tests of strength, fitness and athleticism.

Favourite Quote:

“You are the product of your thoughts, what you think, you become”

3 words to describe your coaching:

  • Positive, energetic, honest

Instagram Handle:

@roryrooster

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Lachlan ‘Lachy’ Rowston

Director & marrickville Gym Manager

Qualifications:

  • Cert 3 Fitness

  • 3 years completed Exercise Physiology Degree at UNSW

  • OPEX L1 Assessment & Program Design

  • CF Level 1

  • StrongFeet level 1

  • Pendlay Weightlifting Level 1

  • First Aid/CPR.

  • Fitness Courses attended/completed. StrongFit. Jon North Weightlifting. Hold the Standard Summit. Art of Breath.

Industry Experience:

  • I have been coaching in the Fitness industry for 8 years. I started in small boutique PT fitness eventually moving into group training studios and online programming as well.

Favourite Workout Song:

  • At your touch - Joe Hertz

Favourite Food:

  • Burgers, double beef patty no cheese.

Favourite Movement:

  • Bench Press, because it’s fun.

Favourite Quote:

“Winning is not final, failure is not fatal it is the courage to continue which counts.”

3 words to describe your coaching:

  • Creative, social, fun.

Instagram Handle:

@lachyrowston

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Marco Dardano

head coach marrickville

Qualifications:

  • Precision Nutrition Coach Lvl 2

  • Certificate III & IV in Personal Training and Fitness

  • State Weightlifting/Sports Power Coach Level 1 with AWF

  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer with CrossFit HQ

Industry Experience:

  • 6 Years industry experience

  • Part-owned and managed an affiliate for over 2 years

  • Personal Training all sorts of clients for 6 years

  • Health and Nutrition Coaching online and offline for 5 years

Favourite Workout Song:

  • Anything on the Motivation Mix playlist

    I'm easy going with music whilst training I'm too busy concentrating on my movements to be listening to a song!

Favourite Food:

  • Sushi. Because I eat so much, which means I spend so much, sushi has a good way of filling me up and not costing so much 

Favourite Movement:

  • Muscle Ups

    Because you feel like you are flying!

Favourite Quote:

"Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise"

Benjamin Franklin

3 words to describe your coaching:

  • Creative, social, fun.

Instagram Handle:

@marcodardano

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Courtney ‘Courts’ Brown

Head coach bondi & Edgecliff

Qualifications:

  • Cert 3 and 4 in Fitness

  • Precision Nutrition Lvl 1

  • Gymnastics coach, health and wellness coach.

  • FRC Trainer

  • Bachelor of Business in Sport and Leisure Mgmt

Industry Experience:

  • Over 11 years in the fitness industry

Favourite Workout Song:

  • Anything from the Art of Flight Soundtrack. Gets me pumped up like I would be for snowboarding. Plus its a good mix of different stuff!

Favourite Food:

  • Ice cream - why not?

Favourite Movement:

  • Anything with dumbbells. Because there is so much variety and things to do. also handstands - because everything is fun when you're upside down.

Favourite Quote:

"Smile - pass it on" because you can always make someones day with a smile : )

3 words to describe your coaching:

  • Fun, energetic, knowledgeable/ experienced

Instagram Handle:

@coachcourtneybrown

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Sam ‘Muzza’ Musgrove

coach bondi & Edgecliff

Qualifications:

  • Cert 3 and 4 in Fitness

  • Precision Nutrition Lvl 1

Industry Experience:

  • F45 Coogee - 2 years

  • High level rugby nearly 10 years

Favourite Workout Song:

  • Take Me by Will Sparks, never fails to get me pumped up

Favourite Food:

  • Sweet potato fries/wedges - So tasty and they don’t make you feel all that guilty

Favourite Movement:

  • Clean - I’ve always struggled with it so it makes it all the sweeter when you can get under a heavy barbell

Favourite Quote:

‘You may see me struggle but you will never see me quit’ - I’ve had this as my phone background since missing out on a Rugby team in 2015 and it serves as a reminder to enjoy the process of going after your goals rather than being fixated on the outcome itself.

3 words to describe your coaching:

  • Prioritise quality movement

Instagram Handle:

@sammusgrove