Staff Profiles

Logan Metro l 07 3412 5952 l Logan North l 07 3412 5640 l Mt Warren l 07 3412 5440 l insports@logan.qld.gov.au

Our Health & Fitness Supervisors showcase a broad spectrum of experience and expertise, leading our teams of Fitness Leaders in providing a great array of health and fitness opportunities for the City of Logan community. Take a look at the brief but interesting profiles of Aaron, Mandy and Keith.

Aaron


Health & Fitness Supervisor at Logan North
How long have you worked in the sports and/or fitness industry I have worked within the sports industry since 1999, when I first started my university degree - Bachelor of Science (Sport and Exercise Science). I then moved into the fitness industry following my Certificate III & IV in Fitness in 2003
When did you start at inSports Logan
2009
What was your first job in the industry
My first job within the fitness industry was with a non-for-profit gym on the north side of Brisbane.  All profits raised by the gym were allocated back into programs to help those with disabilities back into the workforce.  I started with them as a practical student in 2003 for my Certificate III & IV in Fitness and ended up taking up a position as a causal fitness trainer / PT, which lead to a full time fitness trainer / PT position and then to Manager.
What is your particular area of expertise
I would have to say, my particular area of expertise would be as an all-rounder.  I enjoy helping members with everything from stability through to strength technique training, cardiovascular training techniques and writing exercise programs for both general population and athelte’s alike.
What’s your favourite form of exercise and why
At the moment, my favourite form of exercise would be intervals on the upright bike, leading into a full stability / strength leg session, including single leg squats and single leg deadlifts on the BOSU, single leg step ups superset with a squat and press, with a wall squat and hold for good measure.  Why, because it’s gives that “high” feeling and a sense of achievement at the end of a session that has very little recovery time between exercises.
Best tip for someone starting to exercise at a gym
Right from the beginning, I like to make mention about “motivation” and how the majority of people rely on feeling “motivated” to train and that a lack of motivation is one of the biggest excuses for not training and for not achieving ones goals.  Motivation, like happiness, sadness and anger, is a state of emotion, which is forever changing on a daily basis.  Self-discipline, focus and consistency are the keys to achieving the goals you set out for yourself, regardless of how big or small those goals might be!
What’s the best thing Logan North
The best thing about the gym I supervisor would be the working relation I have with my staff, the rapport I build with my members and the community feel that Logan North Gym has.
What keeps you motivated to train
What keeps me “motivated” to train is the fact that I sincerely enjoy training and the feeling it gives you at the end of a hard session, particularly for me that “high” after a lactic session on the bike into a leg session straight after.  As I mentioned above about motivation and like the majority of people these days, I try and fit my training around my family and my work.  Even if I don’t feel “motivated” to train, I try and do something physical, such as run around the backyard with my son playing soccer (I really wish it was AFL though!)
Favourite snack
Can coffee be a snack???


Mandy


Health & Fitness Supervisor at Mt Warren
How long have you worked in the sports and/or fitness industry
I completed my Certificate 3 and 4 in Fitness in 2012 and have been in the industry for 5 years.
When did you start at inSports Logan

What was your first job in the industry
I was first employed as a Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor at a sole based Boxing / Muay Thai gym in my home town in Geelong Victoria, where I stayed for a couple of years before moving on to working as a Fitness Leader for Geelong City Council.
What is your particular area of expertise
I specialise in Strength and Conditioning, Boxing / Muay Thai and Hiit training sessions as these particular methods of training are great for increasing Weight loss,Tone, Strength and Cardiovascular health.
What’s your favourite form of exercise and why
I love to spend my time in the gym predominately Weight Training and on the odd occasion you might see me in the cardio room.
Best tip for someone starting to exercise at a gym
The best tip I would give to a new member, would be to book in for a Kickstart so that we can provide you with the knowledge on how to utilise the equipment safely whilst using the correct technique to get the most out of your workout.
What’s the best thing about Mt Warren
The best part about being Health and Fitness Supervisor of Mt Warren Gym is being able to engage with all members of the community from a range of different demographics. The benefit of a smaller gym is having that interaction and creating rapport.
What keeps you motivated to train
Maintaining my own health and fitness and passing that knowledge on to clients and members keeps me motivated.
Favourite snack
My all time favourite snack would have to be Protein Balls as I do have a bit of a sweet tooth.

 

Keith


Health & Fitness Supervisor at Logan Metro
How long have you worked in the sports and/or fitness industry
29 years
When did you start at inSports Logan

What was your first job in the industry
I started as a gym instructor in my teens.
What is your particular area of expertise
Body building was my first love in the industry, having competed many times from state to national level, and 1 international. Since then in the last 5 years, I have leaned towards strength and conditioning.
What’s your favourite form of exercise and why
I love many forms of exercise and sports, my favourites are weights and road cycling.
Best tip for someone starting to exercise at a gym
Always get a quality trainer to help you with the first few weeks, even if it costs you a few dollars, it will be well worth it in the long run. If you do certain exercises wrong, it is much harder to correct it sometimes at a later stage.
What’s the best thing about Logan Metro
We have a very multicultural membership which makes it very interesting and enjoyable to work. We also have the best staff.
What keeps you motivated to train
I like being able to do all the activities I enjoy, so my motivation now has more to do with keeping the body working well, than having bigger muscles.
Favourite snack
Samosas (Indian snack)