For as long as Daniel can remember, his whole life has revolved around vigorous training and competitive sport.
In pursuit of this dream, he completed a double degree in exercise and movement science and business management in favour of the straight degree in exercise physiology. The high standards he set himself during his undergraduate enabled him to go on to a post graduate degree. His passion for health and fitness naturally brought about starting his own PT business whilst continuing to further his education in sports medicine.
Dan’s knowledge of strength training and programming principles is second-to-none and he has an avid interest in injury prehab and prevention. So much so that his Master’s thesis subject resides around the risk factors of ACL injury in sport, specifically on knee function and which factors have the greatest influence on injury risk.
Having played football (soccer) since he could walk, the culture of team sports is something he tries to instil with his clients. He believes that in order to achieve success you have to work as a team, so he has formed strong bonds and friendships with all of his clients. If you want to work with Daniel be prepared to bring a strong commitment. Nothing grinds his gears more than clients who don’t put the work in and give it their all. This approach has enabled his clients to achieve their goals from those who are seeking to increase strength, hypertrophy, lose weight, restore function from previous injury through to goals specific to triathletes, strength and power athletes.
Just don’t mention the best game in the world – football – and not what Australia refers to, but rather the only football in the world (the round ball game). There was never a Manchester United fan greater than Dan. If you do get caught up in discussion about the English Premier League or a debate as to why Paul Scholes wouldn’t be the best player of all time then pull up a chair, you’ll need it. He comes to us with a written warning from the get-go, for not supporting Chelsea (according to Matt). Aside from Man-U – Dan is easy to communicate with, there’s no topic of discussion that is off limits – what you see is what you get. And, yes, he is a mummy’s boy.
|2013||Queensland University of Technology||Bachelor of Exercise and Movement Science|
|2013||Queensland University of Technology||Bachelor of Business (Management major – graduated with Distinction)|
|2017||Queensland University of Technology||Masters (by research) – Thesis title: ‘Implication of hamstring function on anterior cruciate ligament injury risk’|
|Certificate 3 & 4 in Fitness|