Alex began his fitness journey at a young age, playing multiple sports in school including soccer, tennis, cricket, squash, badminton and karate.
Following school, Alex joined the Army, where he discovered triathlons and long distance endurance events, while developing resilience and mental strength. It was during this time that Alex began actively pursuing a career in fitness, completing Certificate III and IV in Fitness in 2007 and 2008 respectively.
Alex has worked in multiple fitness establishments over the last decade, including university gyms, commercial fitness centers and Crossfit gyms across the country.
Alex has competed in the Crossfit Games at the regional level in 2009 and 2010, completed the North Face 100 ultra-marathon through the blue mountains in 2012, was selected for the Australian team for Powerlifting in 2013.
Alex has completed a Bachelor of Science (Honours I) (2012) and recently completed his PhD in stem cell biology. His fitness qualifications, beyond Army life, include Certificate III – Group Fitness Instructor, Certificate IV – Personal Trainer, ASCA Level 1 Coach, Australian Kettlebell Institute Level 1 and 2, CrossFit Level 2 Instructor/Trainer, CrossFit Kettlebell Trainer, Advanced Senior First Aid, Powerlifting Australia Level 1 Coach and AWF Level 1 Coach.
Alex’s fitness mantra is best summed up by: “The best results come from the simplest interventions: eat real food like meat, vegetables, fruit and nuts. Train hard, lifts weights, run, move your own body weight. Regularly test your fitness with new challenges or activities.”
Powerlifing Australia, elite total and member of the Australian team
North Face 100 ultra-marathon
2010 and 2009
CrossFit Games individual