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LEADERS IN FUNCTIONAL TRAINING & SPORT SCIENCE

LEADERS IN FUNCTIONAL TRAINING & SPORT SCIENCE

The F45 Athletics and Peak Performance Department is comprised of leading training professionals, athletes, and exercise scientists from around the world all dedicated to the research and development of F45 Training workouts. Under the guidance of our Co-CEOs, this department is tirelessly investigating current and emerging training concepts as well as tweaking and fine-tuning existing training regimens.

ALWAYS STRIVING FOR EXCELLENCE

ALWAYS STRIVING FOR EXCELLENCE

All of our workouts are developed through a “Stage and Gate” process. When we formulate a new workout, we test it in one studio. We review and document the results. Revisions are made. We then run the new trial workout in three studios. Following this final testing and revision period, we then release the new workout to the entire F45 Training network. These new workouts are only launched once they’ve been meticulously honed and perfected by our team in the F45 Athletics and Peak Performance Department.

The product of research, testing and refinement, every F45 workout is groomed for excellence. Our laborious fitness investigations yield a vitalizing and robust training platform that continually challenges our members of all fitness levels and abilities.

Meet The Team

  • PROFESSOR LEE WALLACE Chief Sport Science Officer
    LEE

    Education:

    • University of Technology, Sydney, AUS.
    • PhD, Exercise Physiology,
    • Bachelor of Human Movement Studies (First Class Honours)
    • Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Management

    Lee Wallace is a lecturer in Sport and Exercise Science at the University of Technology, Sydney. His primary teaching areas are Functional and Structural Anatomy, Skill Acquisition and Exercise Prescription. Lee finished his Exercise Physiology PhD with a focus on quantifying training loads and modelling performance in athletes. Lee has also completed a First Class Honours Degree in Fatigue and Recovery and has numerous peer-reviewed publications in his areas of research.

    Lee’s research is ongoing in the fields of Training / Performance Systemization, Fatigue / Recovery and Training-load Quantification. Lee is spearheading the research and development of F45 Training’s evolving workouts. He is an Exercise Science luminary at the forefront of his field keeping F45 Training in its place as a fitness industry leader.

     

     

    Education:

    • University of Technology, Sydney, AUS.
    • PhD, Exercise Physiology,
    • Bachelor of Human Movement Studies (First Class Honours)
    • Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Management

    Lee Wallace is a lecturer in Sport and Exercise Science at the University of Technology, Sydney. His primary teaching areas are Functional and Structural Anatomy, Skill Acquisition and Exercise Prescription. Lee finished his Exercise Physiology PhD with a focus on quantifying training loads and modelling performance in athletes. Lee has also completed a First Class Honours Degree in Fatigue and Recovery and has numerous peer-reviewed publications in his areas of research.

    Lee’s research is ongoing in the fields of Training / Performance Systemization, Fatigue / Recovery and Training-load Quantification. Lee is spearheading the research and development of F45 Training’s evolving workouts. He is an Exercise Science luminary at the forefront of his field keeping F45 Training in its place as a fitness industry leader.

     

     

  • CHRIS BARNES Athletic Director
    CHRIS

    Certifications:

    • F45 Training Surry Hills Owner
    • Royal Australian Navy, Physical Training Instructor
    • SCOTS College 1st XV Trainer
    • Cert III, Cert IV registered Fitness Professional
    • BOSU Instructor
    • THUMP Boxing and Kick Boxing Instructor
    • 14 Year AFL player

    Chris is the owner/operator of F45 Surry Hills, and has lived a life dedicated to Fitness and Training. Chris has built and serviced successful fitness studios and a loyal client base for more than 15 years. He has trained clients ranging from every-day athletes to media personalities to elite sportspeople. Chris also worked with some of Australia’s finest as a Physical Training Instructor for the Royal Australian Navy for 12 years.

    In 2015, Chris was recognized as one of F45’s top male trainers and has propelled his F45 Surry Hills location to be awarded Leading Studio in Australia (2015) and in New South Wales (2016). Chris’ ability to write, tailor and deliver precisely targeted training sessions has earned him a top rank in the F45 network. Chris Barnes’ military-inspired discipline, dedication and training savvy are welcomed assets to F45 Training worldwide.

    Certifications:

    • F45 Training Surry Hills Owner
    • Royal Australian Navy, Physical Training Instructor
    • SCOTS College 1st XV Trainer
    • Cert III, Cert IV registered Fitness Professional
    • BOSU Instructor
    • THUMP Boxing and Kick Boxing Instructor
    • 14 Year AFL player

    Chris is the owner/operator of F45 Surry Hills, and has lived a life dedicated to Fitness and Training. Chris has built and serviced successful fitness studios and a loyal client base for more than 15 years. He has trained clients ranging from every-day athletes to media personalities to elite sportspeople. Chris also worked with some of Australia’s finest as a Physical Training Instructor for the Royal Australian Navy for 12 years.

    In 2015, Chris was recognized as one of F45’s top male trainers and has propelled his F45 Surry Hills location to be awarded Leading Studio in Australia (2015) and in New South Wales (2016). Chris’ ability to write, tailor and deliver precisely targeted training sessions has earned him a top rank in the F45 network. Chris Barnes’ military-inspired discipline, dedication and training savvy are welcomed assets to F45 Training worldwide.

  • NATHAN MAGO Athletic Director
    NATHAN

    Certifications:

    • Australian Institute of Fitness – Certifications III and IV
    • TRX Coach – Level 1
    • Kettlebell Coach – Level 1
    • Strength / Conditioning – Level 1
    • Thump Boxing – Level 1

    Nathan Mago is a Fitness and Training veteran with more than a decade of Personal Training, Group Training and Programming experience. For the past 3 years, Nathan has been the Head Trainer at F45 Training Neutral Bay (2015 Sydney North Divisional Champions) and was a Top 4 trainer vying for the 2015 F45 Male Trainer of the Year award.

    Before F45 Training, Nathan spent several years working as a Personal Trainer, Outdoor Bootcamp Instructor and Group Fitness Trainer for the Stadium Fitness Centre at the Sydney Cricket and Sports Ground Trust. Nathan spent 3 years as the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach at the Balmain Rugby Union Club, where he helped fuel their team growth and propel them to 3 Premierships. Nathan also spent several years designing large-scale Corporate Fitness Packages for corporate clients, including the NRL, AFL NSW/ACT and Quantium.

    Nate’s leadership and experience are welcomed assets to F45 Training.

    Certifications:

    • Australian Institute of Fitness – Certifications III and IV
    • TRX Coach – Level 1
    • Kettlebell Coach – Level 1
    • Strength / Conditioning – Level 1
    • Thump Boxing – Level 1

    Nathan Mago is a Fitness and Training veteran with more than a decade of Personal Training, Group Training and Programming experience. For the past 3 years, Nathan has been the Head Trainer at F45 Training Neutral Bay (2015 Sydney North Divisional Champions) and was a Top 4 trainer vying for the 2015 F45 Male Trainer of the Year award.

    Before F45 Training, Nathan spent several years working as a Personal Trainer, Outdoor Bootcamp Instructor and Group Fitness Trainer for the Stadium Fitness Centre at the Sydney Cricket and Sports Ground Trust. Nathan spent 3 years as the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach at the Balmain Rugby Union Club, where he helped fuel their team growth and propel them to 3 Premierships. Nathan also spent several years designing large-scale Corporate Fitness Packages for corporate clients, including the NRL, AFL NSW/ACT and Quantium.

    Nate’s leadership and experience are welcomed assets to F45 Training.

  • Riley Wafful Director of Athletic Education
    Riley

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • Jamie Shoemark Trainer, Performance Director
    Jamie

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • Jade Pearman UK Franchisee Network Manager
    Jade