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Our course presenters are some of the best humans out there in there in the fitness industry – they are passionate, successful and un-paralleled in their experience. They’ve all lived and breathed their craft and are just busting to teach it to others. We have a rule here at PD4PTs, that if you talk the talk, you’ve got to walk the walk! Here’s some of the PD4PTs family that you’ll meet along your way:

Erin Splatt

Industry Experience

With over 18 years’ experience in both the Australian and UK fitness industries, Erin has an extensive understanding of both personal trainer vocational training skills, as well as business intricacies. Having run 2 successful Personal Training businesses and managed several high level commercial facilities in London, she is conversant with sales planning and marketing and loves business! Owner of PD4PTs, she has a love for delivery high quality, motivational courses.


Courses Delivered.

  • Package Your PT Product for Profit
  • Successful PT Sales
  • Group Outdoor PT Level 1
  • Group Outdoor PT Level 2

Industry Inspiration.

My industry inspiration and drive is helping people to become better version of themselves – whether that be clients with their training programs and goals, or PTs in their careers and businesses. My passion is teaching and sharing knowledge, I believe anything can be achieved with the right energy and focus. I see a movement toward up-skilling and improving the quality of PTs in the industry and I’m excited to be behind it

Roger Saheli

Industry Experience

One of Australia’s most knowledgeable and passionate Kettlebell trainers, Roger is an International Competitor in Girevoy Sport (the sport of KB lifting) and has over 10 years’ industry experience. From powerlifting to functional training; kettlebells and suspension/resistance band training, Roger has upskilled and expanded his knowledge to allow him to create some of the most sought after training and development courses in the industry.


Courses Delivered.

  • Tough Love Kettlebells Level 1
  • Tough Love Kettlebells Level 2
  • Wayflex Functional Suspension System

Industry Inspiration.

I’m motivated to help people, because I was a former fat boy and know the struggle most people go through to get into shape. I love this industry as its always changing and the change you can make in someone’s life is amazingly rewarding. I want to educate people on the right way to train, using the many different training methodologies available to get their results

Nathan Flynn

Industry Experience

A personal trainer with over 10 years’ industry experience, Nathan’s enthusiasm and ability to share knowledge, saw him become a Personal Training Manager at Fitness First and to date, has mentored 100+ trainers. In 2013 both him and his wife Pricilla opened their own PT studio – In2great Training and specialise in functional movement patterns and fascia release. He is also a certificate 3 & 4 facilitator and co-author and presenter of Myofascial Release


Courses Delivered.

  • Myofascial Release

Industry Inspiration.

My biggest strength is my ability to create a positive change in someone’s body by applying some fascial freeing, a mobiliser, or a simple exercise. Learning from Industry Leaders such as Thomas Myers (Anatomy Trains), Ian O’Dwyer (OD on Movement) and Michol Dalcourt (IOM) have taught me to never accept the norm and continue to stay curious!

Aaron Whear

Industry Experience

Aaron is the ‘trainer’s trainer’ with over 20 years’ experience in all aspects of the Fitness Industry, i.e. Personal Training, Gym Instruction, Gym Management, and Business Ownership, his knowledge and courses are renowned. In an industry where trainers come and go, Aaron has stood the test of time and has a record of success that is second to none.


Courses Delivered.

  • Plateau Busting Training Systems
  • Partner Training for PTs
  • Business Boot Camp
  • The Complete Guide To Bodyweight Training

Industry Inspiration.

I realised quickly in the PT industry that doing what everyone else did was not a recipe for success. I decided to work on the business side of personal training and was able to produce outstanding results for my clients. This lead to others in the industry asking for me for my advice and ended up helping me to discover my lifelong passion – sharing my ideas and enthusiasm with trainers who want to learn and develop.

Matt Cusack

Industry Experience

With over 7 years’ experience in outdoor training, Matt’s career began with Step into Life in 2011. After being active in a range of different sports throughout his life, he followed his passion for health and fitness and launched a successful franchisee business. His carer progression has seen him become the State Leader for Step into Life Victoria where he’s able to share his knowledge with other fitness business owners


Courses Delivered.

  • Group Outdoor PT Level 1
  • Group Outdoor PT Level 2

Industry Inspiration.

I’m motivated and driven to help people find the balance in their lives, whether it be work-life or with their health & fitness. The feeling of helping someone achieve something they thought they couldn’t is extremely satisfying. I’m passionate about increasing the professionalism of the fitness industry and love to share my knowledge with others so that the world is a fitter, healthier, happier place

Simona Vanni

Industry Experience

Simona has a wealth of experience in all things stretching, mobility and fascia related. She has been a massage practitioner for 15+ years, is fluent in Pilates practice and teaching (12 years) and is a qualified personal trainer and stretch therapist, she has even competed in Girevoy Sport. Her love for all movement, from Animal Flow to stretching to Latin and African dancing is reflected in her vast CV and her passion for teaching in her courses


Courses Delivered.

  • Tough Love Kettlebells Level 1
  • Tough Love Kettlebells Level 2
  • Wayflex Functional Suspension System
  • Postural Analysis and Corrective Exercises for PTs
  • Stretching and Mobility Drills

Industry Inspiration.

I believe that movement heals or hurts you. Making someone do an exercise is easy but teaching a person the correct biomechanics of an exercise often proves more complex. My focus is to improve peoples’ body awareness and to support and inspire them to move the best way they can

Dave Bridgman

Industry Experience

With 34 years boxing and martial arts experience, Dave Bridgman is a “boxer’s boxer” who truly knows his stuff. He’ll teach you correct boxing stance, how to throw a proper punch and ensure you don’t injure your clients. Founder of “Fighting Fit for Life” and “The Science of Pad work” boxing workshops and programs, Dave’s unparalleled industry experience has contributed to the success of his boxing workshops Australia wid


Courses Delivered.

  • Fighting Fit for Life - STAGE 1- BOXING FOR P.T’S WORKSHOP BEGINNER-INTERMEDIATE
  • Fighting Fit for Life - Boxing for PTs (Level 2)
  • Fighting Fit for Life - Boxing for PTs (Level 3)

Industry Inspiration.

During my time as a Personal Trainer, I noticed how popular ‘pad work’ had become! Every gym you walk in to, you’d see P.T’s working their clients on the “pads”. I became increasingly disappointed at the lack of quality instruction out there…clients not being properly challenged – getting injured or simply doing it wrong – hence my motivation to write the BEST boxing courses in the industry

Lisa Davies

Industry Experience

Lisa is actively involved in all sections of the health and fitness industry and has been for over 13 years. She is a multi-disciplined Group Exercise instructor, teaching Body Balance, Thump, Body Pump, RPM and Body Vive, however her real passion is for Pilates and she owns a Pilates Studio – Limber Fitness, more recently she has upskilled and has been teaching Yoga


Courses Delivered.

  • Pilates Principles for PT's and Fitness Professionals

Industry Inspiration.

The health and fitness industry is a dynamic environment and I love being able to teach across many facets. My main inspiration is to have the ability to enhance people’s health and well-being through my teaching

Ian O’Dwyer

Industry Experience

With over 20 years’ experience and 500+ workshops in the health and fitness sector, Ian is considered one of the ‘Elders’ of the industry. His unique perspectives, innovations and effective applications enhancing the human being, have seen him collaborate with and befriend many of the industry leaders. He is the Director of OD on Movement, a Movement conditioning and fitness professional education provider that aspires to lead and innovate.


Courses Delivered.

  • Tools of The Trade – Achieving Optimal Results

Industry Inspiration.

Very few fitness professionals have the expertise in functional anatomy, the understanding of integrated flexibility and mobilization, and the implementation of a multitude of techniques in the trenches than Ian O’Dwyer. Ian brings an eclectic approach to unravelling the complexities of the limitations and compensations of human movement to produce a solution-oriented program that specifically addresses the problems of the client.
Chuck Wolf, Human Motion Associates

Lisa Westlake

Industry Experience

Lisa Westlake is a physiotherapist and fitness instructor and a member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association Women’s Health Group. She was awarded Australian fitness leader of the year in 2000, Australian fitness presenter of the year in 2003 and Australian fitness author of the year in 2009. Lisa shares 20 years of experience in exercise for pre and post-natal women and her courses are second to none in this field


Courses Delivered.

  • Exercising for Two

Industry Inspiration.

Lisa runs an informative, inspiring and interactive day that will answer all your questions about providing fitness programs and advice for women in the child bearing years. She’ll ensure that you will be able to confidently include pregnant women and new mums into your classes and one on one training.

Phil Mifsud

Industry Experience

Phil is the founder of Bodyline Health and is extremely qualified to pass on his knowledge to fitness students as he has both Human Movement and Chiropractic Degrees! He is actively involved in the fitness industry and is an expert on stretching and gym based rehabilitation. His sessions draw on both his academic knowledge as well as his “in the trenches” experience as a PT


Courses Delivered.

  • Injury Prevention Techniques for Personal Trainers

Industry Inspiration.

“I found the course very interesting and learnt a lot. Phil was engaging, approachable and very knowledgeable. I learnt several new techniques not only for exercise prescription but also in helping diagnose the exact issue and correct assessment of clients.”

Troy Hill, Personal Trainer, Fitzroy Swimming Pool

Louise Heta

Industry Experience

Louise is an Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) and Accredited Sports Dietitian. Much of her private practice work is with chronic dieters with whom she frequently uses the non-diet approach. Louise has further completed Mindfulness training and is an ACT Level 1 Therapist. Louise brings over 10 years of dietetic experience specialising in weight loss without dieting, disordered eating and sports and performance nutrition.


Courses Delivered.

  • How to Eat Your Way to A Healthy Weight

Industry Inspiration.

Louise is very passionate about changing lives through the healthy enjoyment of all foods and nurturing positive relationships with food, eating and your body.