1983 Joined the Australian Army - Aged 18
1987 Graduated from
Royal Miltary College Duntroon
1989 Completed the Special Air Service
Regiment Selection course
1991 Deployed to Cambodia with the
Australian Army Force Communications Unit in
1999 Joined Cisco Systems - Corporate Life Starts
1999 On Leaving the Army my weight was ~66kgs
2008 Melbourne Half Marathon Motivation to run
more was my close to ~80kgs
2009 Great Ocean Road Half Marathon
2009 Melbourne Half Marathon
2010 Great Ocean Road Half Marathon
2010 Melbourne Half Marathon
2011 Great Ocean Road Half Marathon
2011 Melbourne Marathon (avg HR 141 Max HR 156 )
2011 Gold Coast Half Marathon
2012 Joined Samsung Australia - Life
2012 Gold Coast Half Marathon
2012 Canberra Marathon
2012 Melbourne Marathon
2013 Melbourne Half Marathon
2012 Gold Coast Half Marathon
2014 After years of running 70kms a
week and following conventional
stupidity I struggled to lose much
weight hanging around 74-78kgs
2014 Great Ocean Road Half Marathon
2014 Melbourne Half Marathon
Nov 2014 My life Changed I realised I
was following the wrong advice
2014 Health serverly impacted - Left
work - Slept for 6 months
Looking for the Answers
2015 New York marathon - Soldieron Charity
Coached 10 Runners in total we raised over
2015 International Coaching Federation -
March 2015 Eating Low Carb for 4 months
down to 69kgs
June 2015 50th Birthday made the transition
into racing 70.3 Ironman Triathlon
June 2015 Fitness Australia Personal and Group
2015 Gold Coast Marathon
Aug 2015 Steady Weight of 65kgs till now!
2015 New York Marathon - Soldieron Charity
Coached 10 Runners in total we raised over
2015 Melbourne Marathon
Learning, Education, Consolidation & Lycra
Feb 2016 Geelong 70.3 Ironman
2016 Gold Coast Half Marathon
June 2016 Completed the Real Meal
Revolution Low Carb Coaching Course.
In 2016 the 6 months of coaching LCHF
saw me work with 10 clients
that lost a total of 80kg
2016 Melbourne Marathon
2016 New York Marathon
2016 International Coaching
Federation - ICF PCC level Coach
Nov 2016 Susan Certified Nutritional
Nov 2016 USA Triathlon Coaching Level
Dec 2016 Ballarat 70.3 Ironman
May 2016 Busselton 70.3 Ironman
Coaching Clients & Coaching Coaches Full Time
2017 - 2020
Nov 2016 Susan Certified Nutritional Therapy
Feb 2017 Susan Certified Gluten Practitioner
Feb 2017 Geelong 70.3 Ironman
March 2017 Triathlon Australia - Triathlon
May 2017 Busselton 70.3 Ironman
June 2017 Cairns 70.3 Ironman
August 2017 Boulder 70.3 Ironman
70.3 World Championships Chattanooga USA
(quaified and attened Word championships
after only 6 races and 2 years)
2017 Melbourne Marathon (avg HR 125 Max 153)
8 years later and 7mins faster (3:39:00)
Feb 2018 Geelong 70.3 Ironman
May 2018 Busselton 70.3 Ironman - 1st Ever DNF
Grade 2 Calf Tear
Dec 2018 Taupo 70.3
Feb 2019 Geelong 70.3 Ironman
Jun 2019 Cairns 70.3 Ironman
Sep 2019 Sunshine Coast 70.3
Dec 2019 Taupo 70.3 12min PB
June 2020 Placed 3rd/553 (73/5443 Gender) (89/11504 participants) in Comrades Virtual 10km Race Global Event 40.54min Pace 4:04 per km
October 2020 Completed individual Marathon during COVID-19 3h:27mins 15min PB. Avg HR 126 avg Pace 4:55 per km 2/3rds of the run was into a 50km Hr headwind
October 2020 Completed the Phil Maffatone Foundation MAF course
I am feeling clear of mind, fitter, my skin is looking great and I am just feeling fantastic. Andre has been a tremendous support and is very encouraging. I have found the program easy to follow and actually supportive in regards to keeping on track. There is everything you need to learn new things, track your progress and of course great recipes. Now it is a way of life not only for me but for my family.
Andre’s coaching, techniques and support made a massive difference to my performance on the ride. I’d usually ride with the last of our team on the hills, but Andre’s coaching enabled me to ride in the lead group on all climbs.
I didn’t realise that weight training was as important as time on the bike. I strongly recommend Andre to anyone seeking professional help to get to their peak fitness level.
Andre took my knowledge and thus my health to a higher level. His calm reassurance and encouragement helped me so much and made me connect my own understanding about my health.
I feel fortunate that I came across Andre. His knowledge, enthusiasm and passion to help people is inspirational.
I’ve been able to shed stubborn kilos and see great results. This is a lifestyle change that I’ve found easy to adopt – not a diet that is bound to fail miserably.
I have done a lot of diets, all to gain the weight and be starving the whole time.
I found Andre through a friend. I have not looked back and still learning heaps.
Not only have I lost about 9kg without exercise. I have so much steady energy and I am not constantly hungry. This is the best bit…no more 3pm slump where I need a coffee and muffin!
Andre is a great coach. He asks deep questions and helps you understand what to do. He addresses other things like stress and sleep. He looks at all aspects of your health. If you’re on the fence just jump in you won’t regret it and you’ll learn a lot..
Since 2016 we have improved my swimming by ten seconds per 100m, my bike split by 20 minutes and my run time by 18 mins.
If you are thinking about under taking a triathlon and looking for a coach give Andre a go, he is a straight shooter but he will give you great training programs, advice, mentorship and friendship.
I talk, he listens, he talks, I listen, and I act. He also remind me not to beat myselft up when I occasionally stumble. He’s proved to me that If you have to exercise to maintain or lose weight, your approach to nutrition is wrong.
After commencing treatment with Andre, I learnet how to understand my body and started losing weight with the right food – and without starving myself.
Now, I am a new person happy and feel confident. I want to reach my goal which is not far now. I thank Andre for his patience with me and all his support through my journey. Andre, you are the best in what you do and I am very glad I found you.
Susan worked with me, transformed my diet and my outlook on food. She also organised supplements to be delivered to me which made things easy. My diabetes improved dramatically, my leaky gut got healed and I suddenly found a love for cooking.
Susan is so knowledgeable, easy to understand and explains things in a way that doesn’t make you feel silly. It really has changed my life and I’m forever thankful.
How my life has changed since working with Andre – I’ve lost over 10 kg! Now my skin and hair is great, I’m motivated and feel a million dollars! I no longer think about food all the time or worry about what to wear.
I don’t think I could have done this alone. Andre gives a great deal of support and guidance. He helped me get to the start line at the Noosa Triathlon in November 2017 and in time, I’ll drop the last few kilos and reach my other fitness goals.
Andre opened my eyes to the fact that having a healthy weight and lifestyle is totally driven by the food you eat, and that exercise is a natural complement.
I lost over 7kgs, achieved an optimal weight, increased my energy levels and general wellbeing. Andre was flexible in helping me transition from a dietary to fitness focussed program.
I worked with Andre for 12 weeks, and I cut 6 minutes off my 4km run. He was so patient with me, and made me feel like I was a superstar
When I started to work with Andre my sleep was terrible and I was overweight, I had no understanding of how to fix the situation. Andre helped me with guidance and motivation to make healthy choices. Apart from losing 10kgs, my sleep has improved and I feel great.
Investing in my health and putting my trust in Andre as a health coach is the best thing I ever did. I learnt how to love myself again. I lost 10.5kgs, over 10% of my body fat and have never felt better.
If anyone is considering a low carb diet and investing in a health coach, I could not recommend Andre more!
He does not make you feel guilty or less of an athlethe if you miss a workout session or your body is too exhausted to accomplish a long ride.
He helped me restructure my nutrition intake and I am feeling more energized.
He was an instrumental in helping me see what my body needed just by monitoring my RHR.
If you are open and honest with Andre as your coach you will achieve amazing results.
Andre’s coaching process help me to reset my thinking about what I eat and how it effects my body. 6 months on I have lost 19kg, health concerns have been removed and a planned course of treatment is no longer required, which I credit to this programme.