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 Basketball at a high school level before a season-ending injury (rupturing his ACL) left him with no choice but to hit the books and study for his final year exams.
A firm believer that ‘everything happens for a reason’ this setback turned out to have a silver lining as it allowed him to get the result needed to be accepted into the competitively placed Bachelor of Education Degree (Human Movement) at the University of Sydney. While at university, Dom cemented his passion for sport into a career graduating with Honours.
Dom then spent the next few years as a physical education teacher in Sydney before using his status as a dual citizen (Dom was born in the USA before moving back to Australia with his Aussie parents and brother at the age of one) to head over to the to New York, USA and began working as a personal trainer at a successful gym chain Crunch Fitness. Over the next few years, he progressed his way from personal trainer to assistant PT Manager, to PT Manager and eventually Regional PT Manager, while truly learning the ‘business’ of personal training.
Word soon spread of Dominic’s achievement back home in Australia and in 2002 he was recruited into the role of National PT Manager for Fitness First Australia. As part of the largest global fitness chain in the world at that time, he was eventually responsible for over 1600 franchised personal trainers across 94 clubs. He spent 8 years with the Fitness First Australia group before deciding to come full circle and follow his passion for education and joining the Personal Training Academy business, located in Melbourne, Australia.
Dom believes in empowering PTs and Staff with a collaborative coaching philosophy. He’s a lover of functional movement in whatever form it takes.