As a Personal Trainer and Posture Specialist, Nez helps clients to enhance their movement, improve their posture, build core stability and ultimately become stronger, healthier, and less injury-prone in everyday life.
Personal Trainer Melbourne Qualifications
Certificate III & IV in Fitness – Personal Training
First Aid Level 2 & CPR
Pre and Post Natal Exercise Certified
Boxing For Fitness Certified
Older Adults Trainer
Diploma of Fitness – Exercise Specialist (currently undertaking)
Corrective Exercise Specialist (currently undertaking)
Knowledged and Experienced In
Overcoming back pain, including lower back pain
Helping you move through life without pain
Corrective exercise – correcting muscle imbalances and movement deficiencies
Rehabilitation, such as injury rehab
Exercise and nutrition for weight loss
Running technique coaching, as well as walking technique
My Training Background & Interests
I have been active my whole life. I have over 10 years in total of martial arts experience in Tae Kwon Do and Aikido. I completed the Lifesaving Bronze Medallion swimming level when I was 15. I have also participated in tennis, netball and athletics.
My current training interests are posture, running – both endurance and sprinting, parkour, dance, unicycle, gymnastics, indoor rock climbing & flying trapeze (to name a few!).
My Personal Experiences with Injuries and Medical Conditions
Although I have been limited in what I can do because of my medical conditions, this has given me a unique perspective and knowledge base. My interest in posture, rehabilitation and corrective exercise has likely stemmed from these experiences. My main physical challenge is:
Hip Impingement Femoral Acetabular Impingement (FAI)
It took 10 years to diagnose and a further 2 to wait until my surgery which was on 12 December 2014. I had too much bone on the femur, a torn ligament – ligamentum teres, a frayed labrum and a loose hip socket. I have been limping since the age of 16.
Because of the hip impingement, I was forced to limp for 12 years. This has skewed my posture and affected the rest of my body, causing:
Rotator cuff injuries (shoulder)
Upper back pain (between shoulder blades)Lower back pain
I narrowly avoided a stress fracture in my foot.
My Desire to be a Personal Trainer
Despite all these aches, pains and injuries, I have been active for most of my life and I wish to inspire others to take charge of their health and make the most of what they have. Getting into Personal Training was based on my strong desire to help others with their health. I feel so lucky to be doing something I am so passionate about and enjoy doing. The biggest reward is hearing from my clients about how my training has given them a new appreciation for their body and their abilities.