Hi, I'm Gus
Corrective Exercise Specialist
Strength and Conditioning Coach
It is my passion and my mission to clarify health, fitness and the inner workings of the body for driven people who want to perform at their best.
I’ve been fascinated with the human body and how it works for as long as I can remember. I began weight training and martial arts in 1997 at the tender age of 13 and personal training as soon as I finished school.
In 2008 I injured my back during a training session.
Over time my pain didn't get better, despite spending literally tens of thousands of dollars going from specialist to specialist, and instead got worse and attracted other health issues. I developed insomnia and became depressed and severely anxious.
In 2013 after 5 years of living this way I found someone who could help - Paul Chek. I spent 6 months working with Paul one to one looking at some of the deeper issues contributing to my pain and other symptoms.
Paul taught me many valuable lessons that I needed to learn if I was going to be pain free, healthy and able to pursue the things I Ioved. There was much more going on that just the damage to my lower back!
He taught me to look beyond the symptoms to what's going on deeper - to the psyche, the viscera, my environment and my past. I needed to take a holistic approach to my health and fitness that included looking at diet and lifestyle, my mental state, rest and recovery and biomechanics amongst other things.
I also learnt that in order to move forward we need to focus on what we want rather than on what's holding us back.
I’ve spent the years since my injury studying Paul Chek’s work and more. I bring together the fields of therapeutic exercise, strength and conditioning, nutrition, eastern mind~body practices and life coaching.
My studies along with my own experience with my own injuries and health challenges and that of hundreds of clients that I’ve worked with since give me a unique way of seeing not only what’s at the root of a persons pain and health issues but also what might be getting in the way of them performing at their peak in the gym, on the field and in the workplace.