Passionate about mental health, physical challenge, mentoring and teaching, Matt strives to foster an inclusive community for people from all walks of life and any fitness levels.
With 12 years in the industry, Matt has experience training clients battling depression, weight loss, bone density challenges or arthritis, to mentoring clients to achieve performance-based goals and training clients for the emergency services and the defence forces.
One of many career highlights was when Studio 99 hosted the English Team Cycling team for their training in the lead-up to the Commonwealth Games.
Blake brings a great passion and drive, honed from years of playing AFL competitively since he was five years old, to everything he does. As Co-Owner and Director of Studio 99, he aims to create a welcoming and friendly environment where people can achieve their health and fitness goals.
Blake has always loved pushing himself in training and competition and is motivated to inspire others to do the same with physical challenges at Studio 99. A career highlight has been witnessing the growth of the gym space, facilities, and the progress of new members and trainers since the inception of the gym 12 years ago.
When training and mentoring clients, Tim’s goal is to develop strong relationships built on trust and teaching the value of encouraging growth in personal health and fitness levels.
Tim also works with Resilience Healthcare, which provides exercise physiology services within medical centres around Brisbane to help service people with chronic health conditions, disabilities or injuries. He has also developed a long-term partnership with Brisbane Common Ground, where he provides exercise physiology services to people at risk of homelessness or formerly homeless.
Sam is all about inspiring positivity and community to help his clients reach their personal fitness goals. The greatest reward Sam receives from personal training is being a part of a positive support network, aiding his clients during their health and fitness journeys.
In addition, Sam is the founder of SAMs (Strong Athletic Movements) for Kids; a children’s fitness program aimed at getting children active and educating them to value physical fitness.
Lachlan, a personal trainer and volunteer firefighter has played AFL for the past 18 years with Western Magpies AFC and was previously a hotel manager before deciding to combine his passion for sport and working with people as a personal trainer. As an AFL player, captaining the Western Magpies for five years was a definite highlight.
As a personal trainer, Lachlan is motivated by his clients and their desire and interest to learn more about achieving a healthy body and lifestyle. Lachlan has seen one client in particular blossom from a shy, older woman into a
Strength and Conditioning Coach & Sports Scientist
Jacob is originally a Darwin local and is passionate about mentoring, teaching, and enhancing physical and athletic performance. Jacob is well versed in the sporting arena, having previously played AFL, swimming, and cricket competitively.
During his youth he was chronically plagued with injury, receiving several misdiagnoses and poor injury management. This inspired him to harness expertise in strength and conditioning coaching, where he specialises in aiding clients to work through sporting injuries, helping them to achieve the impossible.
Chris grew up in Texas QLD and throughout his youth represented his district in numerous sports including swimming, cricket, athletics and football. Whilst undertaking study of Exercise Science at the University of Queensland, Chris spent a season with the Brisbane Broncos to develop his strength and conditioning skills. He has also spent time with Cricket Australia and many other sporting clubs prior to becoming a Strength and Conditioning Coach at Brisbane Grammar School. He has been at BGS since 2017 and has assisted every sporting program that the school offers throughout this time.
Chris's programs are based on fundamental strength and conditioning principles that are proven to get results. His passion for broader community health and fitness brought him to Studio 99 in 2019. Since then, with his scientific approach but a kind and compassionate manner, he has helped his clients achieve amazing results.
Gideon is a former professional Rugby League player who has played for the Brisbane Broncos and South Africa. His main fitness focuses are lifestyle and body transformation, mental health, and personal training.
Passionate about Eastern philosophy and mindfulness, Gideon understands that prioritising your fitness and health can be a series of peaks and valleys. He trains and mentors his clients by teaching them the value of reflection, positivity, and resilience in their physical fitness journeys.
Originally from Melbourne, Darcy encourages clients to begin the week with a Monday workout to boost motivation for a positive and active mindset. Darcy is also a massage therapist, integrating these skills into his personal training for when clients experience injuries.
One of his remarkable achievements was working intensively with a client, who went from weighing 140kg to 80kg within a year. The biggest reward was helping his client get his life back by improving his diet, health, and fitness, personal and professional life.
Liam has a varied sports background, swimming with the Northern Territory Swimming Academy, training with the Wallabies, playing cricket professionally overseas, and once held a world record for 5 wickets in an inning. He has played first-grade cricket for South Brisbane Cricket Club for the past five years and also coaches kids in cricket and rugby as well as being the strength and conditioning coach for Aspley Hornets AFC.
With sport and training an intrinsic part of his life, it was a natural progression for Liam to pursue a career in the fitness industry. He derives satisfaction from seeing his clients achieve their best, whether that’s in the gym or as a person.
Born and raised in South Africa, AJ spent his high school years in Sydney playing representative rugby at a junior club level.
AJ has worked in the fitness industry for two years as a certified trainer, specialising in resistance-based bodyweight suspension training and functional training in barbells and kettlebells. He brings his hands-on knowledge of competitive sport, physical training and dedication to his role as a Studio 99 trainer to motivate and assist his clients to reach their fitness goals.
Gary has a simple approach to physiotherapy. Listen, plan and be proactive.
Listening to each client’s background story helps him get to the root of each client’s injuries, instead of giving short-term quick fixes.
Once this is established, Gary develops a patient-centred plan to overcome their injuries and get back to doing what’s meaningful to them.
Using a proactive approach to build strength, resilience and confidence in each client, Gary always aims to have each client finishing their rehabilitation plan in better physical shape than before their injury.