Strength and Conditioning
Student and Teacher
Personal and Professional Development:
Movement Camp 2016, Thailand
Australian Movement Meet with Ido Portal, 2016
Interned with Ido Portal, Thailand, Australia 2013
Corset (Ido Portal), 2015
Crossfit Level 1 Coach, 2012
AWF Certified Olympic Lifting Level 1 trainer
Pendlay Level 1 and 2, 2013
Favourite Quote: Movement is not specific, it is rather unspecific and our ability to survive is directly related to how well we move! So move it or Lose it! - Various Sources including Ido Portal
I am so glad to share with you a part of my journey and everything I’ve learned so far about wellness, fitness, nutrition, strength training, movement and everything that we need to stay fit, healthy, strong and antifragile.
A little bit about me
I was raised in India and moved to Australia, full of hope, big dreams and adventurous spirit. Let’s say that my life here didn’t pan out exactly as planned and I grew up REALLY FAST… Although, I am very grateful for each lesson I’ve learned in my life, I wish that certain things could've have been avoided, but everything has it’s price and anything worthwhile is never easy.
With humble beginnings to an internationally ranked squash player, I have seen and done a few things in my short life. However, one thing that has not changed, is my love for sport, fitness and health. Starting as a personal trainer in the ever ballooning fitness industry to being an entrepreneur, developing a proven methodology and process to getting strong, moving well and being superlative in everything I do, has always been my Number ONE Priority.
Growing up I was pretty active. Played netball, got my Blackbelt in Taekwondo at age 12, did a little of everything. Then I turned into a typical music-loving-band-playing-gig-attending teenager. Not surprisingly my fitness from ages 17- 23 was not so great at all. Realising I was setting myself up for some trouble further down the line if I continued to do nothing, I started pole dancing for fun, which turned into Strength training to get stronger (also fun!), and a love of seeing myself and others progress. That was it, I was hooked. I decided to become a trainer so I could spend my time working with people to feel and move better, and every day I work towards this goal for myself and my clients.
Things I believe in and stand for my own training
Show up, work hard, and you’ll see and feel change. Steady but solid progress is the goal. We’ll mix up the training depending on your goals and have a little fun too!
Technique and awareness comes first, because rule number one is ‘don’t get hurt’ (doing something stupid). Whatever your primary goal or reason for training is, being on the bench with an injury is the opposite of progress.
First thing is to just get started.
Cert III and IV in fitness, Personal Training and Group Fitness ( Master Trainer) AIF
Metafit Bodyweight Training coach
First Aid level 2, Anaphylaxis certificate
Attended Strongfirst Level 1 Kettlebell Instructor training
I first fell in love with massage when I was 16. I was taken for a spa day as a birthday treat and all day I felt amazing and left feeling even better! I thought to myself, how great it would be to make people feel like that on a daily basis. I went on to study a diploma in Spa Therapy which included a variety of different wellness treatments and various massage techniques including Relaxation Massage, Swedish Massage, and Hot Stone Therapy Massage. During my time studying I also went on a trip to Thailand and competed a course in Thai Massage which was amazing, learning their type of massage and the different techniques and stretches developed my own massage a lot. Once I landed my first job in spa, the development continued and I went on to learn Deep Tissue Massage and Lava Shell Massage. Now, a few years on, I have decided to take it in a different direction. Although I love the holistic treatments, I have decided to study Remedial Massage which is what i am doing currently and hopefully Myotherapy after that so that I am able to work more in sports and help with injuries and little niggles that many of us have!
Student & teacher
Ido Portal Method- Mentorship Program Participant
Juan Rueda is a performer, movement student and researcher born in Bogotá, Colombia. A graduate from the National Institute of Circus Arts (NICA) and the prestigious Centre National des Arts du Cirque (CNAC) in France. He has worked and collaborated with many circus, dance and theatre companies worldwide.
With 15 years of experience teaching gymnastics, capoeira, strenght and conditioning and circus arts, he is honoured to join Hydra and contribute to the development of the Crossfit 3039 community.
Juan is currently a participant of the Ido Portal Method Mentorship Program.
* Certificate III & IV in Fitness
* Diploma of Fitness
*Advanced First Aid and CPR.
*Level One CHEK Holistic Lifestyle Coach.
*Level One MovNat Instructor
*Certificate of Completion Powerlifting Coach Course
*Level One Reiki
*Certificate of Completion DNS Prague School.
My own fitness journey began at age 16.
I joined a local gym, took up multiple group classes, throwing myself in the deep end.
With all good intentions and a few small niggling injuries later I became fascinated with movement.
At 17, fresh out of high school I went on to complete my Certificate IV in Fitness. And it would be from that opportunity that my passion for movement and exercise grew.
During my own Personal Development Journey I have studied under the principles of MovNat, Stretch Therapy, ASCA . I have also competed and placed in 6 Powerlifting Competitions and have been lucky enough to Coach and the 2016 Junior National Powerlifting Competition.
My approach to health and movement is improving the capacity for an individual to do all things within the means of their body; run, lift, jump and SMILE.
As part of your treatment, you can expect me to ask a million questions, and not just because I’m super chatty and want to get to know all you lovely people better, but because it will (hopefully) allow me to find the root of your issues and get you back firing on all cylinders as soon as possible! You can also expect an individualised approach depending on your presentation and other lifestyle factors. I want to try to take it all into account to help you as much as I can. I’m super excited to be working with you all - as members of Hydra I know that you’re all genuinely invested in your health and I can’t wait to hopefully help you on this path.
I’ll be around the gym just a couple of days to begin with, but if these times don’t work and you ask me really nicely I MIGHT be able to find another time that works. Oh and obviously if you have any questions feel free to catch me while I’m in the gym as well!