Luke's fitness career began as a professional Rugby player in Australia where he was lucky enough to play for his country. After retiring from Rugby, Luke founded Training Mate in Sydney, Australia and quickly established himself as a leader in the fitness community. He is now a celebrity trainer here in Los Angeles and lives by the belief that a healthy lifestyle is a combination of physical, social and mental health. He is so excited to bring the Aussie approach to fitness to WeHo and even happier to bring the short Rugby shorts!
It's said that Adam could swim before he could walk. A background in competitive swimming, competing at State and National level before hanging up his budgee smugglers and goggles for the gym floor, Gibbo is all about good time vibes, getting sweaty… and working out. As a Certified Personal Trainer he has strutted his stuff on 3 continents over the past 9 years. He brings with him a bounty of experience and enthusiasm, ensuring everyone will FEEL THE BURN!
Sean is Training Mate's resident ginger, and can often be found in the gym wearing an Aussie akubra (that’s a hat). Sean’s classes are friendly & fun, with a strong focus on technique to give you a challenging workout out. He is a certified PT & fitness specialist with a background in physical therapy and working with those with chronic health conditions.
Some have said TJ stands for “Tall & Jolly” because he’s the team's BFG. But don’t let that fool you! Behind the terrible singing, confusing impressions & embarrassing dance moves, his classes will make you sweat! Raised on rugby, he’s a team player & leaves no one behind. TJ will push you to challenge yourself & will make sure you give all those cheek muscles a workout.
Zac is from Australia’s steel city, Newcastle, and he will get your muscles rippled like a corrugated iron roof! Whether it is with a stick or a ball, Zac has played it all, having represented Newcastle in rugby league, rugby union, cricket and hockey. For him, it’s all about teamwork, those who laugh together sweat together and he has a lifetime of Dad jokes ready to unleash along with a mean abs circuit.
Aidan is known as the Token American! What he lacks in an Aussie accent, he makes up for in abs. Aidan has been a trainer in LA for years. His philosophy when it comes to working out is that everyone should feel comfortable in their own skin and deserves a healthy relationship with exercise. If you take one of Aidan's classes you can expect a lot of high fives, a few winks, and an energy level that will be infectious!
Rachael is Training Mate’s very own Essex girl (by place of birth, not reputation...look it up) With a background in martial arts and a black belt in Taekwondo...she'll make sure you walk away from her classes feeling pumped and ready for the next one! She is a certified personal trainer and has a qualification in advanced sports nutrition, so she knows a thing or two about how to look and feel awesome! Rachael is energetic, friendly and believes in looking after all aspects of your mind, body and soul.
Marc is Training Mate’s resident Welsh man. With a background in athletics, competitive running and rugby, Marc will 100% get your heart rate up (for all the wrong reasons). Having lived in Australia for nearly five years, Marc’s definitely taken to the Aussie way of training. He believes in keeping it consistent, enjoyable and fun - however don’t be fooled... this welshman wants results (Viking style).
Jenna’s spirit animal is the Energizer Bunny. Her classes are fun, upbeat and full of jokes that will leave you asking “Did she really just say that?” Jenna’s attention to form and welcoming personality are perfect for first-timers. Her positivity, enthusiasm, and endless jokes will have you leaving class with a smile on your face.
Jade is a certified personal trainer who loves rugby league, the South Sydney Rabbitohs, nature, the beach, dogs, and Jeeps. She was born in Italy, grew up in Australia’s Byron Bay, and has moved house 50 times (can you say nomad?!).