PT Academy Presenters & Education

While other providers are happy to read from the same old text book and to have their courses led by recent graduates, only Personal Training Academy offers an impressive roster of the world’s biggest names in exercise physiology, sports science, olympic coaching, nutrition, physiotherapy, strength and conditioning, business skills and more for both Certificates III and IV in Fitness and CEC courses.

Each of our highly regarded presenters have contributed their personal research and education to the Personal Training Academy community to help build a highly educated, well rounded and modern personal trainer. Because we use a vast array of researchers and lecturers, our graduates get a true world view on health and fitness, not just one person’s personal opinion.

Don’t just become a personal trainer, become part of the global movement in world class personal training with Personal Training Academy.

PTA Australia

Dom dos Remedios

PTA Australia

It was little surprise that Dom dos Remedios (who’s last name loosely translates to mean ‘two remedies’) found his way into the health and fitness industry where he now shares his passion with the community.  Starting out as a lover of all things sports, Dom played both competitive Rugby and...

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Melony dos Remedios

PTA Australia

Mel is an AUS-MERICAN Speaker, Blogger and Coach who is passionate about continual improvement!  Her experience as a Personal Trainer, NLP Practitioner, Professional Fitness Competitor, Improv Actor and Business Owner give her a truly unique approach to coaching. She’s spent the last 20 years helping people achieve their lifestyle and...

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Master Educators

Krista Sirota

Master Educator

Krista was born and raised in Nova Scotia, Canada and began her working life as a radio journalist. Her early life experiences watching older relatives become progressively less and less mobile and active in their later years strongly influenced her choices; she made a gradual shift from un-sporty book-loving geek...

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Andrew "Chaddy" Chadwick

Master Educator

With over a decade of fitness industry experience to draw on, Chaddy is a PTA Global Faculty Member, TRX and Trigger Point Performance Senior Master Instructor, ViPR pro trainer, SandBells and Kettlebell instructor. A former soldier, Australian Rules player and coach, and current martial artist, he has the ability to...

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Nathan Quinn

Master Educator

As an Exercise Scientist and high-performance specialist, Nathan delivers world leading education and programs to transform organisations and individuals into High Performers. He is the Director of Body-Brain Integration, through which he delivers High-Performance Coaching, Mastermind Leadership Groups and Corporate Overhaul Programs. As a leader in Education, Nathan built the...

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Vanessa Leone

Master Educator

A passionate and intensely driven movement therapist and PTA Global Faculty member. Vanessa is a firm advocate for continued education and training, not only for herself but for the whole health and wellness industry. She works closely with one-on-one clients and small group training, and also mentors personal trainers. She...

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John Grogan

Master Educator

If you can’t move well, it’s doesn’t matter how fit you are. –Greg Roskoff I’ve always been very active at everything I was given the opportunity to do growing up so it wasn’t hard when I looked for a career: “Do what you love and you’ll never work a day...

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Master Trainers

Brendan Tuck

Master Trainer

Coach (Brendan) Tuck is a Strength & Conditioning Coach registered with the Australian Strength & Conditioning Association (ASCA), residing in the seaside city of Wollongong, 1 hour south of Sydney, Australia. For the past 14 years, Brendan has been committed to achieving excellence in the field of fitness training and...

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Marin Lazic

Master Trainer

Dedicated to the life-enhancing benefits of functional movement, Marin is a TRX Master Instructor and owner of TRX Training Sydney, the first licensed TRX Training studio outside of the US. A lululemon Athletica Ambassador, he is also a certified Trigger Point Performance Master Trainer, ViPR Pro Trainer and SandBell instructor....

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Garth Houley

Master Trainer

Gareth is the proof of the success of the PT Academy Education offering. Going through his Certification with PTA and then over the coming years partaking in the advanced education Gareth has been able to build a successful business and be in demand for his skills with clients throughout Australia...

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Cedric Seah

Master Trainer

Cedric has been in the fitness and wellness industry for the past decade. He is currently a presenter and Master Trainer for both TriggerPoint and PowerPlate. He is the owner of Core For Life, a mobile movement and neuro therapy business located in Adelaide, South Australia. Cedric focuses on client...

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John Polley

Master Trainer

John Polley (JP), is an international presenter and educator who has delivered numerous workshops across Australia and New Zealand. He is a writer and ambassador for PTA Global, master coach for Eye Fitness and PT Academy Australia and the owner of BE FREE movement lifestyle wellness in Perth, Australia. Here...

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Kristy Kaczmark

Master Trainer

I joined the fitness industry 6 years ago after playing sport growing up, then quickly evolving into a fitness enthusiast. After 3 years as a trainer, I added fitness centre management to my skill set where i have implemented numerous small group training programs, new member pathway programs and alike...

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PTA Global

Paul Chek

International Speaker, World Renowned Lifestyle Holistic Coach

One of the most recognisable names in the industry, with 25 years of clinical practice, Paul Chek is the Founder of the C.H.E.K Institute.  He specialises in corrective exercise, performance and lifestyle coaching. Paul Chek developed his unique approach during twenty-five years of clinical practice in the fields of corrective exercise, high...

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Michol Dalcourt

Biomechanist and Functional Movement Specialist, International Speaker

Michol Dalcourt is an educator, author, trainer, inventor and an industry leader in the areas of human movement and performance training. As an international lecturer and educator, Michol Dalcourt has authored numerous articles on human design and function, and developed a series of performance videos. He has served as an instructor at...

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Paul Taylor

Co-Founder of Personal Training Academy, Exercise Physiologist and Nutritionist

Paul Taylor is one of the few people in Australia who is both an Accredited Exercise Physiologist and practicing Nutritionist. He holds a range of high-level qualifications relevant to the fitness industry, including 2 Masters Degrees (one in Exercise Science and one in Nutrition) and the highly-regarded American College of Sports...

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Ian O’Dwyer

Functional Movement and Strength Trainer

Ian O'Dwyer is a PT Academy & PTA Global founding member who has delivered over 500 workshops worldwide, focusing on many of the controversial facets of personal training.  Ian is constantly challenging traditional methodology to strive for optimal well being through better fundamental movement. His ability to facilitate the cutting...

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Rodney Corn

Biomechanics Expert & Author Co-Founder of PTA Globa

Rodney Corn holds a Master's in Biomechanics from California State University, Chico where he is on the Kinesiology Dept Advisory Board. Widely published in Corrective Exercise and Sports Performance. Rodney is an adjunct faculty at California University Pennsylvania. He holds a Master’s degree in Biomechanics from California State University, Chico where...

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Craig Harper

Motivational Speaker and Australian PT Guru

Craig has personally conducted over 40,000 PT sessions, so he knows what works and what doesn't.  Craig Harper is a corporate consultant, radio presenter (GOLD FM and SEN) and fitness expert for Channel 10. He is also an author of 4 books and is widely recognised as an expert in Motivation...

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Robert Cappuccio

International Speaker

Robert Cappuccio's passion is to help people create a more empowering self-perception by exercising their ability to affect change in their life through health and fitness. Robert Cappuccio has held various positions such a personal trainer, fitness manager, membership sales consultant, area director, corporate training and development director and director of...

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Annette Lang

Top Female Fitness Educator

Top US presenter in the areas flexibility, anatomy, program design and business, Annette Lang has been in the health and fitness industry since 1983, working in sales, education, management and personal training.   She speaks on a variety of topics to a number of organisations, including; The American College of Sports Medicine,...

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Gary Gray

Renowned Exercise Physiologist

The "Father of Function" and winner of the Maley Award for Innovation and Leadership, Gary Gray has taught Applied Functional Science to thousands of trainers and sporting clubs. The Gray Institute is internationally acclaimed for its innovation, development, mastery, and delivery of Applied Functional Science, a leader of functional prevention, rehabilitation, and...

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Gray Cook

Creator of Functional Movement Systems

A practicing physiotherapist and the creator of the Functional Movement Screen used around the World, Gray Cook holds a faculty position at Averett University, USA. As a practicing physical therapist, Gray has spent his entire career refining and developing functional evaluation and exercise techniques. Gray Cooks work focuses on core issues such...

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Dr. Marc A. Rabinoff

Professor Emeritus, Human Performance, and Sport at Metropolitan State University of Denver

Dr. Marc A Rabinoff has taught human movement related classes for over 40 years and now teaches and directs a new program he developed called “Sport Industry Operations.” This program deals with the “business side of sport” and prepares students to be employed at professional sport facilities, work in risk management,...

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Mark Verstegen

President & Founder of Athletes Performance

Mark Verstegen is unequalled in the world of athlete training. The Founder of Athlete's Performance, director of Core Performance, and consultant to some of the World's top sports brands and professional clubs. Mark Verstegen is President/Founder of Athletes’ Performance, which provides seamlessly integrated, multi-disciplinary solutions and support team dedicated to helping...

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Peter Twist

Exercise Physiologist Performance Coach to Pro Athletes

An exercise physiologist, Peter Twist has published over 400 papers, authored 10 books and 19 DVD’s on athlete development, authored sport conditioning certifications and lectures to thousands of trainers and coaches internationally. Peter is President of Twist Conditioning’s 3 divisions: Twist Smart Muscle™ Coach home study education, franchised Twist Sport Conditioning Centers...

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Greg Roskopf

Founder of Muscle Activation Technique

Greg Roskopf holds a master’s degree in exercise physiology from California State University, Fresno, and has worked with high performance athletes for many years. He has practiced the MAT techniques on various professional organisations, including; the Denver Broncos, Denver Nuggets and Utah Jazz. Greg also specializes in working with clients with special...

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Brian Grasso

Founder & CEO of the International Youth Conditioning Association

Founder and CEO of the International Youth Conditioning Association and respected, Brian Grasso is an outspoken leader in the youth athletic development industry. A well-known, respected and outspoken leader in the youth athletic development industry, Brian has written feature articles for sport training magazines throughout North America including, Men's Fitness and Men's...

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Chuck Wolfe

Exercise Physiologist

Chuck Wolf has been teaching workshops, presenting at conferences, running seminars with fitness professionals through to elite athletes of many different sports all over the world. Currently sought after as one of the industries top educators, Chuck brings a whole new approach to how we look and train the body....

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Douglas Brooks

Exercise Physiologist, Author, National Fitness Hall of Fame Inductee

Doug Brooks is an Exercise Physiologist and the head physiologist/strength & conditioning coach for Mammoth Power Sports. Inducted into the National Fitness Hall of Fame in 2007, Douglas Brooks MS, is the BOSU® programming and master trainer team director and a Twist senior master coach. Douglas was honoured by Can-Fit-Pro as the 2008...

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Dr. Christian Thompson

Chair Exercise Science University of San Francisco

Dr. Christian Thompson is an Exercise Physiologist whose work on fall prevention for older adults earned him the Outstanding Young Researcher award in 2009. Christian is originally from Foxborough, Massachusetts and he completed his undergraduate studies at Cornell University, graduating with a BS in Atmospheric Science. Christian completed his MS in Exercise...

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Dr. John Berardi

Exercise Nutrition Expert

Dr. John Berardi is one of the top exercise nutrition experts in the world. He's worked with over 45,000 clients in over 97 countries, from recreational exercisers to Olympic teams. Through his company, Precision Nutrition, spanning the spectrum from recreational exercisers all the way up to Toronto Maple Leafs, Texas Longhorns,...

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Oliver Scott

Exercise Physiologist

Oliver Scott has an Exercise Science Degree and Graduate Diploma of Applied Exercise Prescription. He has a vast knowledge of sport specific, functional training and injury rehabilitation exercise prescription, as well as experience in a broad variety of sports competition. He has worked at the Epworth Hospital assisting patients with acute...

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Tom Purvis

Physiotherapist & Exercise Mechanics Specialist

Tom Purvis has been a Licensed Physical Therapist since 1983 specializing in Exercise Mechanics and Strategic Progression. Tom was the Biomechanics Specialist for the National Academy of Sports Medicine and co-founded the RTS® - Resistance Training Specialist® program, the only continuing education and certification program in the nation specializing in...

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Scott Hopson

Exercise Scientist & Athletic Trainer

Scott Hopson has an Honors degree in Sport and Exercise Science. He has earned Certifications through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), and USA Rugby. He is currently a co-Founder of PTA Global. As a global...

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Sally Edwards

Endurance Programming Athlete, Author, Speaker, Entreprenuer

Sally Edwards, MA, MBA is one of America 's leading experts in business, exercise science, and lifestyle living. She created the Heart Zones Training proprietary and branded training system. She is the National Spokeswoman for the Trek Women's Triathlon Series.  Sally has completed over 130 all-women's triathlons during the past...

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Anthony Carey

Inventor of the Core-Tex™ and Biomechanics Expert

Anthony Carey, MA, owns Function First in San Diego, California. He holds a master?s degree in biomechanics and athletic training, and is an internationally-recognized speaker on biomechanics, posture, motor control and musculoskeletal pain and function. As a best-selling author, his work has been featured in the New York Times and...

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Justin Price

Creator of The BioMechanics Method®

Justin Price, MA, is the creator of The BioMechanics Method which provides corrective exercise education for health and fitness professionals. He is also an IDEA Personal Trainer of the Year and an education provider for ACE, BOSU, TRX, PTAGlobal, PTontheNet, Power Systems and the NSCA. Certification: ACE Education provider for:...

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Mary Bratcher

Wellness Coach & Co-Creator of The BioMechanics Method®

Mary Bratcher (MA, DipLC) is a Wellness Coach with nearly 20 years of counseling experience. She incorporates concepts from psychology and life coaching to help people develop better strategies for dealing with life's demands. She uses a practical, solution-based approach to life that helps people identify, approach, and resolve problematic...

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