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Courtney

The undisputed Queen of Wakeboarding, Courtney has proven herself as one of the best of the best, winning the World Wakeboard Association (WWA) Wake Park World Championships in 2013 and WWA Triple Crown Series in 2014 and 2015. Courtney has lived the dream, turning her passion into her career. After many years of competitive success, she now owns Cable Wakeboarding Park in Penrith, Sydney and enjoys coaching people to wake board and have fun! As an athlete, she advocates the importance of strength and aerobic training, to supplement her sports specific training, and brings invaluable coaching experience to the ATHLIV team. She believes success comes when obstacles, failure and loss only act as a motivation. Check out Courtney in action.

Career Highlights

  • Champion – (WWA) Wake Park World Championships in 2013
  • IWWF National Champion 2014-2021 (8 x consecutive wins)
  • WWA Champion, US Nationals 2019
  • WWA Triple Crown Series in 2014, 2015

Courtney’s workout is Awaken. A challenging and unique combination of heavy controlled resistance training, and intense cardio. First you’ll focus on heavy weights with good form, then move into pure cardio, then finish off strong, with an AMRAP at your own pace. Awaken will make you fitter, leaner and stronger than before!

FUN FACTS: Not surprisingly Courtney’s favourite exercise is wakeboarding. And her favourite food… Mud crab!!

Tom

Meet Tom, one your new Athliv trainers.

If you follow surfing then you will likely recognise Tom. Rated #7 ‘Greatest Surfers of All Time’ by Surfer Magazine Tom has won numerous world champion titles. He was inducted in to the Sport Australia Hall of Fame 1992.

Here’s a little about Tom in his own words….

What’s the highest point of your athletic career?
Winning world titles was big – winning world titles wasn’t my first motivation when I started to surf, but the goal became more and more pronounced over time.

What’s the lowest point of your athletic career?
Losing the chance at a third world. The last event of year in 1988, at the back end of the of the year long ASP tour, I was two heats away from the world title but got knocked out on a ‘technical interference’ ruling. That was pretty heavy. 6 hours later the ASP met to discuss the rule. As it turned out, competition rulings evolved off the back of this call. As it does in nature, irrelevancies are discarded, but sadly I took the fall this time (kicking and screaming).

Favourite saying?
One of my favourites is a quote from Martin Luther King “I look to a day when people will not be judged by the colour of their skin, but by the content of their character”. I love the way it goes straight to the point.

Favourite food?
No specific favourite, I like all food. Food well prepared with love is eaten best slowly.

Favourite exercise?
Anything to do with the ocean, at the moment I’m loving my swimming.

What motivates you to train?
There’s a bunch of different things: to maintain a level of engagement with surfing keeps me fired up to explore myself and the world still – surfing has so much to offer. I believe in training regularly and sensibly, and longevity is at the forefront of my mind.

What exercise and fitness myth winds you up?
I feel the idea of exercising to lose weight is a great myth – there is so much more to it than just weight gain and loss.

If you knew then what you know now, what would you change?
Eat better.

What’s your advice to someone wanting to reach their own peak fitness?
Nothing comes instantly, rewards only come with work. Share your experiences with others, a solo journey has a limited life.

Ready to train with Tom? Then look out for the Peak workouts.

Linn

Meet Linn, one your new Athliv trainers.

Linn started out as champion table tennis player in Sweden before relocating to Australia and switching to a professional boxing career! Fed up with being told she’d never be good enough she trains harder than everyone else. Her work ethic is second to none. We’re proud to have her on the team.

We asked Linn to tell us a little about herself….

What’s the highest point of your athletic career?
Turning professional and fighting in front of 16,000 people last year.

What’s the lowest point of your athletic career?
Losing my first fight.

Favourite saying?
Dream, believe, achieve.

Favourite food?
Italian. I love pizza and pasta.

Favourite exercise?
Any boxing exercise.

What motivates you to train?
To become the best version of myself.

If you knew then what you know now, what would you change?
Nothing. Just keep going forward.

What’s your advice to someone wanting to reach their own peak fitness?
Consistency. If you keep being consistent you will amaze yourself with the results and what you can achieve.

Ready to train with Linn? Then look out for the Knockout workouts.

Tamara

Meet Tamara, one your new Athliv trainers.

Tamara is a champion fitness bodybuilder with several Australasian Natural Bodybuilding titles to her name. She’s incredibly passionate about health and fitness and loves helping people train and improve.

We asked Tamara to tell us a little about herself….

What’s the highest point of your athletic career?
Winning my first two ANB Competitions for U25 Australian Female Fitness Champion.

What’s the lowest point of your athletic career?
Getting injured in an accident, causing me to take significant time away from training.

Favourite saying?
Teach by being.

Favourite food?
A big juicy burger or Japanese. YUM!

Favourite exercise?
Glute kick-backs.

What motivates you to train?
To break barriers. To push past what I thought was possible with my body and achieve what once seemed out of reach.

What exercise and fitness myth winds you up?
Lifting weights makes you bulky or that carbs make you fat!

If you knew then what you know now, what would you change?
How to listen to my body, it’s okay to take time to rest and recover, in fact it’s crucial.

What’s your advice to someone wanting to reach their own peak fitness?
Write down your goals, make them specific and read up or speak to somebody that has achieved it. Surround yourself with positivity and keep working a little everyday to get closer to them!

Ready to train with Tamara? Then look out for the Finesse workouts.

David

Meet David, one your Athliv trainers.

David is a champion rugby league and rugby union player. He has represented New Zealand in rugby league and previously played in the National Rugby League in Australia and in the Super League, primarily as a centre.

We asked David to tell us a little about himself….

What’s the highest point of your athletic career?
Being selected for NZ Rugby.

What’s the lowest point of your athletic career?
Snapping my achilles in the last minutes of a finals game that we went on to lose.

Favourite saying?
Live life to the fullest.

Favourite food?
Fresh mangos.

Favourite exercise?
Boxing and surfing – depending on my mood.

What motivates you to train?
My Dad passed away at an early age due to a heart attack. To avoid this happening to me, I try to be as consistent as I can with exercise and training.

What exercise and fitness myth winds you up?
That weight training makes you look bulky. Weight training can make you bulkier or leaner – it’s usually the technique, intensity and lifestyle which determines this. What weight training definitely does do is make you stronger!

If you knew then what you know now, what would you change?
Nothing. I love my life and am blessed to have what I have.

What’s your advice to someone wanting to reach their own peak fitness?
Be patient and take small steps. Consistency is the key. If you are consistent with your training you will feel better. When you feel better you’ll eat and live healthier. Each week your body will get fitter and you will be able to train harder.

Ready to train with David? Then look out for the South Pacific and Force workouts.

Emma

Meet Emma, one your Athliv trainers.

Emma is every bit the world class athlete having completed in the Women’s Skeleton at the Vancouver Olympics in 2010. She produced four clean runs to finish in 10th place. She also won bronze at the 2004 Australian Surf Lifesaving Championships in the under 19 beach sprint.

We asked Emma to tell us a little about herself….

What’s the highest point of your athletic career?
Competing at the 2010 Winter Olympic Games

What’s the lowest point of your athletic career?
Having to retire due to injury. I’d battled so many injuries and doing my ACL after just coming back from a broken collar bone in 5 places and before that a ruptured foot I’d had enough.

Favourite saying?
Follow me, guide me or get out of my way.

Favourite food?
Fresh caught fish (by me) either cooked in a pan of served as ceviche.

Favourite exercise?
Surfing or spearfishing but love going for runs and smashing it out in the gym too.

What motivates you to train?
Knowing how good I feel after. Plus I love pushing myself and just get into this zone when I’m training where I just want to keep going.

What exercise and fitness myth winds you up?
That women shouldn’t do weights because they will get bulky. As a strong women myself who loves lifting weights firstly, weight training does not make you bulky and secondly every women should know the feeling of being strong. It’s very empowering to be able to do things for yourself and not need a man or someone stronger to do them. I love being able to carry heavy things, do manual labour work or hold my own like anyone else and I wouldn’t change it to be petite for anything.

If you knew then what you know now, what would you change?
I wouldn’t change anything. I’ve been so lucky to have the experiences I have and walk in an opening ceremony for my country, stand on the podium in World Cup events, travel the world doing something I love. Not many people do something that they are just so passionate about and I just fee like I could experience that. And I’m at a point now where I get to pass down the things I’ve learnt to the athletes that I train and now my ability to be calm under pressure and stay focused on my job will help me as a fire fighter.

What’s your advice to someone wanting to reach their own peak fitness?
Just do something each day. Consistency is the key when it comes to fitness and even if your having a busy day or don’t feel like it, a 15-20 minute walk is better than nothing so just do something and over time you will achieve your fitness goals.

Ready to train with Emma? Then check out the Beaches workout. But …. watch this space for her new program coming soon.

Jack

Meet Jack, one of the ATHLIV trainers. He’s a world class athlete through and through, winning his WBFF Federation Pro Card in bodybuilding and having a successful Rugby Union career playing for Randwick and the NSW Country Eagles.

Dedicated, fit, focussed. He’s just the kind of person you want to train with.

We asked Jack to tell us a little about himself….

I have been training most of my life. I competed in gymnastics and played rugby as a young kid. Then through my teenage years at school I rowed and played rugby and also did track athletics. After school I concentrated on my rugby career for another 7 years until I had one too many injuries and I found my love for bodybuilding as I spent more time in the gym due to my rehab.

What’s the highest point of your athletic career?
Winning my PRO CARD in Bodybuilding in the WBFF Federation.

What’s the lowest point of your athletic career?
Injuring my ankle before the Australian Rugby 7s development tour and having to give up my spot to someone else. Then requiring ankle surgery after and having to go through rehab and build myself back up.

Favourite saying?
I have two… Live everyday as if it is your last and a day without laughter is a day not worth waking up for!!

Favourite food?
Bananas for fruit, but my favourite meal is steak, potato and lots of vegetables.

Favourite exercise?
Squats in the gym and the assault bike in the cardio room.

What motivates you to train?
I love to train because it gives me the ability to create the best version of myself and motivate the people around me to do the same. Imagine if everyday you trained to be better than you were yesterday… Now think about how far you will be in six months time.

What exercise and fitness myth winds you up?
The two myths that really wind me up as they are wrong are that lifting weights at a young age will stunt your growth and that if girls lift heavy weights they will end up big and bulky like bodybuilders.

If you knew then what you know now, what would you change?
That along with hardwork and determination whilst training, nutrition is the other key to success. Whether the overall goal was to get strong and build up lean muscle mass or to increase my fitness and lean out on body fat. Your nutritional intake weighs in on everything for body composition goals. Also the effect good nutritious food has on your mental wellbeing.

What’s your advice to someone wanting to reach their own peak fitness?
My advice would be to make sure that you enjoy your fitness journey and the process it takes for you to get to your goal. Also that you must remember that there are 24 hours in a day and if you train for an average of 2 hours then the other 22 hours are just as important… if not more important. If you are smashing yourself in training but not taking care of yourself outside, then you will have a detrimental effect on your hard work. It is the choices you make outside of the gym that help echo your hard work you put in at the gym. TRAIN HARD. RECOVER HARDER.

Ready to train with Jack? Then check out the Squad workout. But …. watch this space for his new and exciting program coming soon that will push you to the next level.