I’m a 21 year old man from Melbourne, Australia, who has loved fitness and played sport my whole life, particularly Australian Rules Football.  I’ve always been dedicated to a healthy lifestyle and to trying new things.

I have just finished my Bachelor of Physical Activity and Health Science degree at ACU. I’m super excited about the opportunities it has provided me with, and over the 3 years of my degree, I have developed a tremendous knowledge of physical activity, health and outdoor education. This course has been fantastic, as I love nothing more than being active, especially in the outdoors! This degree has taught me how to construct detailed cardiovascular and resistance training programs for people of all ages, experience levels and abilities.

I am now a qualified personal trainer, with a certificate IV in Fitness. If you would like to book in a session with me, please contact me.

My life changed significantly in March 2017, when I attended Tony Robbin’s UPW event. Before I went to Unleash The Power Within (UPW), I really struggled to live a happy life. For the first 18 years of my life, I was always looking for something more, and I would always ask myself, ‘why did my life have to be like this’ or ‘why do my friends have it so lucky growing up and not me?’ Tony shifted my mindset to understanding that asking yourself questions like these will only ever lead to an unfulfilled life. He taught me that if we can discover our purpose, we can create our own life. He helped me discover my true passion which is helping people. I am working towards a career as a motivational speaker, that supports that passion through inspiring people to understanding that we all can do so much more than we think we are capable of. If you don’t know who Tony Robbins is, please do yourself a favour and check him out for yourself. At UPW, it was his story about a man called Stu Mittleman, that blew my mind. Stu is an American man who ran 1,609km in 11 days, as well as 85km a day for 56 days straight across America, from San Diego to New York! At the time, I thought he must be a pre-disposed genetic freak and that it was impossible for everyone else to do something similar. As my love for playing football was decreasing in 2017, my mindset about this man changed significantly. (Read More)

Up until September 2017, I had played Australian Rules Football my whole life for the Vermont Eagles. In 2017, I was lucky enough to captain my under 19s team to an undefeated premiership season, which is something I’m so grateful for and will remember forever! Despite our success, I didn’t enjoy my football like previous years and I knew I had to do something different, so I took up endurance running.

Premiership success in 2017.
First ever marathon. Melbourne, October, 2017.

I have now run in the 2017 Melbourne Marathon and the 2018 Great Ocean Road 60km Ultra Marathon. While my running journey is a new one, I am so passionate about it and I can’t wait for the years of adventures to come. I’m excited to see where my legs can take me

Before my 60km Great Ocean Road Ultra Marathon, I was asked by the media company of the run, “what or who motivates you to run further.” That question really hit my heart. My true inspiration comes from my former football teammate, Joseph Moschetti, who sadly passed away unexpectedly in his sleep in 2016. I’m blessed to have known Joey; he lived every single day with pure passion and he respected everyone for who they are; which are two traits I pride myself on. I’ve dedicated myself to run around Australia, and ‘Jog for Joey’ in 2021.

 

It will no doubt be a tough experience, backing up 50-60km runs every single day for nearly 8 months, but it is an experience I am beyond excited for. When I’m suffering physical, mental and emotional pain, I will only have to think about Joey and the way he lived his life, to be inspired to keep putting one foot in front of the other. It will all be worth it when I cross the finish line with his family by my side, as we raise money and awareness for The Compassionate Friends.

We will be leaving from the Vermont Football Club (Vermont Recreation Reserve) on November 30, 2020 and returning on July 30th, 2021, which will be the 5 year anniversary since Joe passed away. It is very important for me to finish back at the Vermont Football Club on this date, so I can celebrate the completion of the run but most importantly celebrate Joseph Moschetti’s life.

I’m a person who loves making other people happy but also thrives on challenges. If I can inspire people anything like Tony Robbins inspired me, I will be forever be fulfilled and grateful.