QPEC’s Expert Presenters
At QPEC, we not only sell innovative fitness and training products, we engage some of the world’s top fitness industry experts to develop resources for fitness professionals to get the most from tools like the BOSU, ViPR, TRX, Twist SMART Muscle.
These educational opportunities take the form of courses, workshops, forums, blog entries, webinars, videos and podcasts – all of which are authored by top-presenters known internationally and within Australia. Men and women renown for their contributions to broadening our understanding of contemporary functional fitness, sport conditioning, nutritional best practises, adolescent exercise strategies and other timely topics. QPEC is proud to introduce our range of fitness, sport conditioning, exercise, rehab and adolescent training experts – our international and Australian presenters…
Acknowledged as one of America’s premier Personal Trainers by numerous publications, Douglas Brooks is truly the “Trainer’s Trainer.” As an author, lecturer, trainer and video personality, his knowledge of fitness is recognized by professionals and the public worldwide. Douglas, who holds a Master’s Degree in exercise physiology, is the author of five best selling books. He frequently conducts lectures and workshops on exercise physiology, kinesiology, strength training, and personal training throughout the United States and internationally. Douglas is the consulting exercise physiologist for product research and development for several fitness companies including BOSU. Also the head physiologist / strength & conditioning coach for Mammoth Power Sports and in 2007, was inducted into the US National Fitness Hall of Fame. For more information, visit: http://www.movesintfitness.com.
Michol Dalcourt is an educator, author, trainer, inventor and an industry leader in the areas of human movement and performance training. As an international lecturer and educator, Michol has authored numerous articles on human design and function, developed a series of performance videos and created an athletic model for high performance training (the RMA model). He has served as an instructor at the NAIT College School of Health Sciences in Alberta, Canada and is currently serving as Adjunct Professor in Exercise Science at the University of San Francisco. Michol’s innovative techniques have been adopted by some of the top international fitness certification bodies. As a personal trainer, Michol has worked with a general clientele as well as athletes of all levels such as college level pitchers, NHL (hockey) players, NLL (Lacrosse) players and Olympic Gold medal athletes. Michol works closely with various athletic trainers and therapists in and around San Diego. For more information, visit: http://www.instituteofmotion.com.
William (Bill) Sukala, Ph.D
A respected clinical exercise physiologist, Bill is an author, consultant and popular international presenter on fitness, nutrition, and medical exercise topics. He has delivered seminars and workshops on five continents around the world and thoroughly enjoys translating complicated science into simple, usable recommendations. Bill brings over two decades of hands-on experience from cardiac rehabilitation, diabetes/obesity research, and personal training settings. He holds a doctorate in exercise and sport science with a research focus on exercise therapy for the treatment of type 2 diabetes and morbid obesity, a masters degree in exercise physiology with a cardiology emphasis, and a bachelors degree in nutrition. For more information, visit: http://www.drbillofhealth.com.
The president and CEO of Twist Conditioning Inc, Peter has coached in Canada’s National Hockey League for 11 years and trained over 700 professional athletes. An exercise physiologist, Peter has published over 400 articles, authored ten books and created 18 DVDs on athlete development. He has delivered and presented lectures to thousands of fitness professionals worldwide. An industry leader, he has been awarded the National Strength and Conditioning Association’s President’s Award (1998) and Can-Fit-Pro Specialty Presenter of the Year (2003). In 2010 Peter was awarded the IDEA Presenter of the year. For more information, visit: http://www.twistconditioning.com.
With over 25 years fitness industry experience, Karen now shares her knowledge presenting Internationally in the US, New Zealand, and Australia. A ViPR PRO National Trainer and Presenter for personal training and group training, a Master Trainer for BOSU, Twist Conditioning, Ignite 360, and Indoor Cycling, Karen continues to educate trainers on best practices and the latest research for programming and group dynamics through the implementation of practical skills into their clients training. Karen is also a Director for QPEC assisting in the development and running of specialist CEC courses for Fitness Professionals. For more information, visit: http://www.qpec.com.au.
Diplomas in Applied Science, Facility & Recreation, Management and Frontline Management, Ken is a National and International Presenter with over 25 years experience in the Fitness Industry including a military background as a Physical Training Instructor in the Air Force. Also a Master Trainer for BOSU, Schwinn Indoor Cycling and a Master Trainer and Sports Conditioning Coach for Twist. Ken has a coaching background in team sports of Basketball, Rugby, Volleyball and Touch Football. He specialises in retraining, functional movement and rehabilitation for transition into everyday life including Sports Conditioning. Ken lectures and writes for several fitness magazines and is the Director of QPEC, developing education and training workshops for the Fitness Industry. For more information, visit: http://www.qpec.com.au.
David is an award-winning Sports Physiotherapist who has committed his career to inspiring Australians from early development up to elite athlete level. He is a recognised specialist in tendonopathy, running clinics and lectures educating other physiotherapists from around the country. David’s Background in team sports and his specialty in playing rugby at elite level has seen his expertise in demand in every sports arena of professional sport. David began working with NSW Rugby Union in the late 90s and in 2002 began work with the Waratahs NSW Rugby Union team. He was appointed as Physiotherapist to the Wallabies Australian Rugby Union team in Oct 2001 and worked with them until the 2007 Rugby World Cup in France. As the founding partner at ‘Sydney Sports Medicine Centre’ in 1992 at Sydney Olympic Park leading up to the Sydney Olympics in 2000, David treated and assisted in keeping the athletes performing at their highest levels. These teams and athletes included the Australian teams in Rugby, Volleyball, Hockey, Track and Field, Softball, state teams for Gymnastics, Rugby and cricket and was also the personal Physiotherapist for Harry Kewell. In 2000 David’s passion and hard work was recognised with the Australian Sports Medal for his services to sport. He has truly earned his nickname of “Physiotherapist to the Sports Stars”
QPEC welcomes our “KIWI” resident to the ViPR team Aaron Callaghan. After a successful professional Rugby career in England and playing at a competitive level from his early years, Aaron decided to take his background and knowledge of strength and conditioning, team work and sports excellence to the next level by sharing his passion with the Fitness Industry. Aaron’s past ten years have been spent further developing his own education by travelling extensively and gathering information from some of the world’s top educators such as Gary Gray and Chuck Wolf and including a mentorship with PTA Global. Aaron has spent the last few years establishing his successful Personal Training studio Primal Fitness in Sydney with his business partner Michael James. He loves to help people move and function better and lives his motto of “Vitality for Modern Living”. For more information, visit: http://www.primal-fitness.com.au
Andrew Chadwick (Chaddy)
Chaddy has over 10 years experience in training Fitness professionals. He is a ViPR Trainer, Twist Sports Conditioning Master coach and BOSU Trainer. With an army background as a trainer and his skills to easily adapt to any sporting activity, Andrew delivers his wealth of knowledge from a practical stand point where he has excelled in his main passion Australian rules. He has played over 170 club games at the senior club level and is still playing and coaching both seniors and juniors. He is the current strength conditioning coach for the Queensland State Gaelic Football team that won the 2010 Australasian Championship. Chaddy currently Runs ‘Fit as a Fiddle Personal Training’ in Brisbane focusing on effective movement and fitness thus taking his clients to the next level of challenge.
A physiotherapist and exercise physiologist, Adam is known as the ‘rehab guru’ to the fitness industry. The Director of Regenerate Physiotherapy in Perth, Western Australia, Adam presents seminars and workshops to the fitness industry in rehabilitation and injury management. He presents both nationally and internationally at industry conferences and conducts in house training for various health clubs. Adam’s aim is to bridge the gap between the physiotherapy and Personal Training professions. He is also the creator of the GymED Rehab DVD series. For more information, visit: http://www.adamfloyd.com.au.
Carl has a Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Education and Sports Medicine from the USA. He has had over 20 years experience in rehabilitative biomechanics for injury therapy and general health enhancement. Carl is currently located on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland where he runs a successful Personal Training business focusing on exercise rehabilitation and the assessment and testing for corrective functional movement. Carl’s Passion has always been to get his clients moving functionally and efficiently and with his background in biomechanics, the ViPR training and education sees Carl take this training to a new level. For more information, visit: http://www.purefitness.com.au
Michael James (MJ)
A Personal Trainer of 9 years, Michael’s passion for helping people on their journey of health and fitness has fuelled his constant development in the Industry. With a strong sporting background of soccer, rugby, and cricket which took him to England, Michael is most passionate about movement that incorporates the entire body in multiple planes of motion. A strong association with PTA Global has meant that Michael has stayed afresh with the latest and greatest innovations in the Fitness Industry, from psychology of coaching through to integrated, total body movement and the most functional and effective of the new fitness tools to enter the market. With a background in Civil Engineering, Michael’s eye for detail and knowledge of building strong foundations has blended nicely with his business partner Aaron Callaghan’s strong scientific, movement and nutritional background in the growth of their Personal Training Studio, Primal Fitness, in Sydney’s Double Bay. For more information, visit: http://www.primal-fitness.com.au
The founder of ‘OD on Movement’ and ‘Fitness Personally,’ Ian is regarded as one of the top trainers on functional movement in the world. Ian has delivered over 250 workshops internationally using and taking cutting edge science and research and applying it into simplified practical movement patterns for trainers of all levels. Ian’s approach is a holistic one, challenging current views and opinions with solutions on how we can move better and see immediate changes or adaptations in our clients. As a Co-Founder for PTA Global, Ian was instrumental in the development and roll out of Cert III and Cert IV in Fitness for the largest online Personal Training website in the world. Ian delivers all the core content for postural assessments and movement patterns on this course. He has also been part of the development team for ViPR. For more information, visit: http://www.fitnesspersonally.com.
Dr Robbie Parker PhD
Robbie is a Clinical Exercise Physiologist with a strong research background in exercise interventions, lipid metabolism and weight loss. He is currently involved in research to better understand the roll of diet and exercise in obese, Insulin Resistant children and adolescents. Robbie is Head of the Children’s Hospital Institute of Sports Medicine (CHISM), at the Sydney Children’s Hospital Network – Westmead Campus. Over the last 6 years Robbie has presented over 85 scientific papers at International Conventions throughout 10 countries, as well as presenting at numerous International Conventions within Australia. Robbie is an independent Board Director of Fitness Australia and is currently Chairman of the Fitness Australia Exercise Professional Register Council (REPS Australia). In 2000 Robbie was awarded the Australian Fitness Network National Lifetime Achievement Award for contributions to the Australian Fitness Industry. In 2011 Robbie was inducted into the Australian Fitness Industry Roll of Honour.
John Polley (JP)
John is affectionately known as JP and has over 20 years’ experience in the Fitness Industry. His thirst for knowledge & his passion to share this sees JP continuously adapting the latest trends and research to pass onto his clients. John is a functional trainer who draws on his skills to improve your quality of life, making the science of Fascia and Multi-planar movement simple and fun! After serving his apprenticeship with one of the world’s best movement coaches Ian O’Dwyer and being introduced to the ViPR, JP continues to reach new heights. Currently WA’s only ViPR Master Trainer/Presenter, John also uses these aspects of training and is currently the fitness coach of the High Performance Program for Golf Western Australia. For more information, visit: http://www.jpactive.com.au.
After completing a BSc in Anatomy and Physiology, Daniel continued Post Graduate studies in Neuroscience, Molecular Biology and Osteopathy. In private practice, he continued his studies with Myofascial and Cranial Sacral Techniques. Daniels interest was in how compensatory patterns translate to physiological and functional change, and looked at ways treatment and rehabilitative exercise could be used to address these. In the late 90’s, Daniel began work with a Spinal and Orthopaedic Company, that lead to him working around the world with top surgeons, and the development of Surgical Devices. His return to Australia lead him to commence development of a device that acted as a bio-feedback or self regulating device, that acted as an unstable base, to be used in both Rehabilitation and Functional Exercise. The Oov was launched. Daniel now works with leading practitioners collaborating on Rehab and Exercise prescription, and delivers workshops to Physiotherapists, Osteopaths, Chiropractors and Exercise Physiologists. He has worked with elite and professional athletes in all sports, including Tennis, Golf, Rugby, AFL, Swimming and Athletics. For more information, visit: http://www.oov.com.au
The Networks Australian Personal Trainer of the Year 2004, and the Queensland Fitness Professional of the Year 2004 and 2005, Joe has been involved in the fitness industry for the past 16 years, trained over 1400 instructors and Personal Trainers throughout Australia, Asia and New Zealand. A Twist Sports Conditioning Master Coach and a BOSU Presenter/ Trainer in Australia also the developer of the trademarked Core Camp® Program 4 KIDS.
Lisa Westlake is a highly regarded National and International Fitness Instructor and Presenter. She combines over 20 years of Physiotherapy and fitness experience to provide fun, innovative exercise programs for people of all ages and fitness levels. She is regarded as the Australian pioneer of Fitball, having run the first instructor training courses in 1995. Lisa is a best-selling fitness author and has produced 6 DVDs. She was awarded Australian Fitness Leader of the year in 2000, Australian Fitness Presenter of the year in 2003, and Fitness Author of the year in 2009. Lisa spreads the word of health and fitness through various publications and regular presentations on Melbourne’s ABC radio and Foxtel’s lifestyle TV show, “Living Life Now”. For more information, visit: http://www.physicalbest.com.