Get to know me: I’m currently a fire fighter with FRNSW. I really get fulfilment out of my job in the way that every day we can make a difference in someone’s life and I feel I can do that now by being a coach at Fitness Alley. My whole life I have had a passion for fitness and staying healthy. I grew up competing in sports all year round such as rugby, cricket, golf, athletics and swimming to name a few. I eventually came across CrossFit when I finished playing in competitive team sports. I was instantly hooked, the atmosphere and vibe of training in a group with like minded people made me feel like I was a part of a team again. The hard work you put in and the results you get out of it is just a bonus. I can’t wait to bring my passion of fitness and helping people into The Alley. I want to see our athletes reach their peak potential in having a healthy lifestyle and i want to be there helping them in achieving this.

Nickname: Philthy 

Training background: 
Rugby League
Olympic Weightlifting
Competitive CrossFit

Guilty Pleasure: Ice-cream

Favourite food? Pierogi’s (Polish dumplings) 

Favourite holiday destination?
International: Greek Islands, I’ve been twice and would go again!
Aust: I love to get away to Byron Bay once a year or another fav is a weekend away down the South Coast.

Favourite exercise? Handstand Push-ups

Drink of choice? Coffee in the morning, red wine with dinner on the weekend.

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given? Success is not final, failure is not fatal, it’s having the courage to continue that counts. 

What’s one thing about you that would surprise people to know? I’m an identical twin. It’s pretty funny when people don’t know and randomly run into my twin brother.

Quote you live by? Energy goes where focus flows

Where will you be in 5 years? Owning and operating more gyms, still working with FRNSW and having fun with my family on my days off.