Over the last 15 years Steven Hurl has secured a reputation as a leader in the fitness industry. His qualifications include a Diploma in Health Science, Certificate IV in Personal Training as well as certificates in Corrective Exercise Remedial Therapy, Integrated Therapy, Joint Mobilisation and Anthropometry.
Steve has lectured in Sports Injury Management and Sports Massage. He is a well recognised strength conditioning coach for professional athletes and was a part of the remedial team for the 2000 Sydney Olympic games. Steve has actively established several successful sports injury clinics over the past 10 years. His research, together with experience as a professional athlete, ensures that Hurl's Fitness operates with a contemporary approach to healthy living.
The level of fitness and training Steve has provided over the years has ensured the success of countless others, from the local community and beyond. His level of knowledge and practical experience not only comes from his years dedicated to the fitness industry but also through his own training. Steve has persevered into the accomplished trainer that many have now found, loved and rely on to deliver the highest level of results possible and why they continue to see him even today.
- Diploma in Health Science
- Certificate IV in Personal Training
- Certificate in Corrective Exercise
- Diploma in Remedial Therapy
- Certificate in Integrated Therapy
- Certificate in Joint Mobilisation
- Certificate in Anthropometry
- Diploma in Sports and Recreation
- Diploma in Small Business
- Diploma in Marketing
- Head Fitness coach for the Fitzroy Football Club (local)
- Sprint Coach
Prior to joining Steve at Hurl’s Fitness in 2007, Pete spent eleven years as a track and field athlete. He specialised in running, training for the 400m, the 200m and the 100m sprint - his pet event. Over a decade spent practising for these events has given Pete a great deal of knowledge and insight into the science of biomechanics. Pete’s history as an professional track and field athlete and his contact with some of the world’s most elite athletic coaches continues to inform the way he exercises and trains today.
With the exception of middle and long distance running, most track and field events are a case of ‘blink and you’ll miss it’. With such a short amount of time available to complete and win these events, every single motion the body makes must count. This focus on biomechanics has turned Pete into a self-confessed ‘stickler’ for technique, meaning his clients get the most out of every exercise they perform, and the likelihood of injury is decreased. Pete also likes to incorporate strength training, kettle bell work and Olympic style weightlifting into his training regimes.
- Bachelor of Education (Physical Education)
- Certificate III Fitness
- Certificate IV Fitness
When Jess set out to attain her qualifications in fitness in 2010, it wasn’t because she was planning on becoming a fitness professional. Instead, Jess was driven to study fitness purely out of a desire to perfect her own training techniques. Once Jess had completed her qualifications however, she realised that what she had learnt was too good not to share! It was then that she joined Hurl’s Fitness as a personal trainer.
Jess’s ability to motivate herself is truly inspirational. Her mornings regularly begin at 3.30am, training clients from 5am before heading off to her day job as an engineer. With a seemingly endless supply of energy, Jess clearly has a thing or two to teach the rest of us mere mortals about how to achieve our best! Jess says eating smaller portions more frequently, and banning caffeine after 3pm helps to keep her energy levels up.
One of Jess’s specialities is teaching her female clients how to incorporate resistance training into their workouts. Her perspective is that weight training for women has a bad reputation that it does not deserve. According to Jess, using weights for training need not necessarily lead to bulky, masculine shapes. Instead she educates her clients about how to use the right weights in the right way to achieve a lean, toned physique.
Certificate III in Fitness - Gymnasium Instructor
Certificate IV in Fitness - Personal Trainer
Currently registered with Fitness Australia
Current First Aid & CPR certified
As the most recent addition to the Hurl’s Fitness team, Nat is at the very beginning of what is shaping up to be a sensational career in health and fitness. After representing Victoria in basketball and volleyball throughout her teens, Nat decided to use her experience in health and fitness professionally, completing her fitness training qualifications in 2011.
One of the great things about training with Nat is that the experience of what it’s like to be the ‘trainee’ rather than the trainer is still very fresh in her mind. Perhaps because of this, Nat is an extremely enthusiastic and encouraging trainer who drives you to get the most out of every session.
Nat loves keeping up to date with all the latest and greatest in training techniques and prefers to train her clients with exercises which achieve the most ‘bang for their buck’. These are the kind of exercises that encourage the participant to use multiple muscle groups, ensuring that results are seen more quickly. As a trainer, Nat says she derives a lot of satisfaction from helping people incorporate fitness into their daily routine, and she’s already learnt that achieving visible results is one of the best ways to encourage people to train more regularly.
Certificate III in Fitness - Gym Instruction
Certificate IV in Fitness - Personal Training
Registered with Fitness Australia
First Aid and CPR Certified
Ben’s experience and passion for the fitness industry are followed closely by his experience in the martial arts. Ben has been involved in martial arts for a number of years; training in the disciplines of karate, Chinese Kung-Fu, Jiu Jitsu, boxing, wrestling, Muay Thai kickboxing, and MMA. He has competed at an amateur level in boxing, karate and a number of Jiu Jitsu tournaments. As part of his passion for adventure and in an endeavour to gain further experience as a martial artist, he has travelled to Thailand, Brazil and spent one year in China training Thai boxing, Jiu-Jitsu and Chinese Kung-Fu.
Do not worry; Ben will not have you jumping off the walls like a ninja. However, he will have you doing your best to reach your goals. He has a Certificate IV in Fitness, a Diploma in Sports coaching, a Diploma in Sports Development and has also completed a Nutrition for Exercise and Sport course through Sports Dietitians Australia. Ben is currently furthering his education at La Trobe University where he is undertaking a Bachelor of Health Sciences majoring in Human Physiology and Anatomy. Ben's training incorporates functional movements to gain strength and cardiovascular endurance, tailored to the specific goals of the client, whether it be weight loss, weight gain, rehabilitation or sports specific strength and conditioning.
· Diploma in Sports Coaching
· Diploma in Sports Development
· Certificate IV Fitness
· Senior First Aid and CPR
· Registered with Fitness Australia (level 2)
· Certified Instructor recognised with the FISAF (Federation of International Sports, Aerobics and Fitness)