PT National Leadership Team

Eric Said

Director of Learning - Trainer and assessor

Eric holds a Masters and Bachelor of Education. He transitioned into the Health and Fitness space by attaining a Certificate III and Certificate IV in Fitness, and a Diploma of Fitness. He further studied to attain a Diploma of Remedial Massage.

Eric works in collaboration with Intelli Consulting as a Wellness Ambassador. Using design-thinking methodology he and the team facilitate organisations in discovering their Why. Through positive cultural awareness and by developing a gratifying corporate social responsibility organisations can embrace change through Wellbeing.

Eric has proudly achieved over 50K hours of fitness industry involvement and engagement. He is an exercise therapist and movement specialist, as his strengths surround rehabilitative exercise, sports biomechanics, business mentoring, and fitness teaching and learning practices.

Life’s principle - Relationships

Adam Holding

Learning Support - Trainer and RPL assessor

Adam holds a Diploma of Fitness, a Certificate III and IV in Fitness and a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment. PT National saw particular skills in Adam as he brings knowledge and understanding from his career to date as a Personal Trainer and group fitness instructor of all populations. His 4 years’ continued education and over 7000 hours of Practical Experience is an outstanding display of where a fitness career can lead a young fitness professional.

Adam has long had an interest in the Fitness Industry and in helping to transform lives through exercise. Adam fulfils the role of Learning Support Trainer & Assessor together with RPL assessor at PT National.

Adam uses his extensive knowledge of social media platforms together with the purpose of directing attention, delivering content and to provide awareness of health and fitness lifestyles.

Life’s principle - Creativity

Janine Cameron

Compliance & Operations Manager / Learner Support Officer

Janine began with PT National bringing with her 20 years’ experience of running Operations and Compliance for various companies. Most recently, she moved from the Allied Health Industry to the Fitness Industry as she had witnessed a gap between the two and saw the vision and values behind PT National and what the College will bring to the ever evolving industry.

Janine has been an integral part in assisting PT National to become one of the first training colleges in Australia to offer the New Training Package. This was a mammoth task, but always believed that the significant changes included in the new package were for the overall betterment of the Fitness Industry.

As Janine’s skills in the fitness industry were developed PT National encouraged her to work alongside the Learners as their support person. Janine brings enthusiasm, care, honesty and nurturing to the learners on a day to day basis and celebrates with them as they achieve their fitness & education goals.

Janine has always wanted to combine her love for people with her goal of assisting in the growth and improvement of the fitness industry and PT National helps her achieve that daily.

Life’s principle - Passion

Joseph Kazzi

Senior Web Developer / Solutions Architect

Joseph has always had an admiration for software and an understanding of the technology behind it. From a young age, he took interest in how systems worked and taught himself how to build computers and do basic programming.

Joseph has worked in, consulted with and learnt from a number of companies and industries, from start-ups to global players, always ensuring to take the time to gain a more in depth understanding of the business as a whole and its systems, structures and management styles. This has allowed him to utilise his experience and provide improved systems for his clients.

Now with over 15 years’ experience in the IT Industry, Joseph has formed Intelli Consulting with the goal to help improve businesses to understand their processes and to work with them to develop and integrate with existing systems enabling them to maximise their staff efficiency and therefore, profitability.

Joseph’s ambition has helped him with numerous achievements and driven him to continuously keep up to date with the latest technologies and systems.

Life’s principle – Believe

Dany Romero

Solutions Architect / Senior Web Developer

Dany has joined PT National with the goal to help improve the Fitness and Education Industries. Dany’s aim is to help PT National’s learners achieve greater engagement, improved industry ethics and a better experience via a new agile learning environment. He believes that working closely with PT National’s strong team and its learners, he can help PT National achieve its mission and produce an exciting new calibre of Australia’s Fitness Ambassadors.

Validation Team

Michael Bowen Pain

Michael brings a wealth of knowledge and professional practice to our validation team. He is a certified personal trainer and trainer and assessor. His expertise is within the Workplace Health & Safety sector of the health and fitness industry. He is currently a WHS officer and an assessor with the Australian College of Sport & Fitness.

Christian Millgate

Christian is a certified personal trainer and crossfit coach who understands the changes in scope of emerging fitness professionals. His fitness industry experience enables PT National in validating its strength and conditioning core units, as well group fitness units of work.

Nolan Cody

Nolan is a strength and conditioning specialist. He is a certified personal trainer and the crossfit head coach at Crossfit New Beginning. He brings to PT National a wealth of programing experience for advanced personal trainers and elite athletes. He is also a fitness professional presenter.

Alison Dear

Ali practices what she preaches. As nutritionist, trainer and assessor, and founder of Urban Soul Raw, Ali brings knowledge and expertise to PT National. She is a featured radio nutrition expert and nutrition sports writer who validates the nutrition, group exercise and business management units of work.

Mark McGaw

Director of Mark McGaw Institute of Sports Science who has been certifying fitness professionals for over 9 years. Mark is part of the assessment team for his knowledge of RTO compliance and industry engagement, as well as sports conditioning and business management.

Stephen Bradbury

Stephen is the Business Development Manager at PT National, a certified personal trainer and massage therapist. He supports the validation team in the business and professional development units, with his wealth of expertise in marketing as his sales portfolio includes Fitness First and the Australian Institute of Fitness.

Sue Jones

Sue is an Accredited Practicing Dietitian and an Accredited Sports Dietitian with many years experience in private practice. Her clinical expertise is in the areas of diabetes, overweight and obesity, food intolerances, muscle building and weight gain. Sue has experience in course validation for TAFE, and is a welcomed part of the PT National validation team.

Michael Giglio

Michael is a certified fitness professional with a fresh new approach to the fitness industry. His interests surround injury prevention; addressing client needs and using exercise-based practice to design and deliver exercise programs. Michael works along side allied health and medical practitioners which support the validation of the units of work within the SIS30315 Certificate IV in Fitness and SIS50215 Diploma of Fitness.

Janine Cameron

Janine leads the validation team at PT National. Her extensive knowledge of the Fitness qualifications within the endorsed SIS Sport, Fitness and Recreation Training Package enables the team to conduct validation of its units within a supportive, streamlined and transparent setting.

Professional Presenters & Industry Engagement

Christian Millgate

Certified Personal Trainer
Anytime Fitness
Crossfit Coach

Belinda Cox

Head Coach
Castle Hill RSL Gymnastics Club

Christina Alexopoulos

Director
Auscorp Solicitors

David Zahra

PGA Professional
Cumberland Golf

Daniel Unger

Sales Manager
Gym Services Australia

Dianne Carn

Instructor
Iron Tiger Taekwondo

Donna Atkins

Private Certified Yoga Instructor

Dr Andre Machado

Sports Chiropractor
Hills Sports Chiropractic

Dr Nick Masoudi

Radiologist
Harbour Radiology

Earl Ocampo

Branch Chief & Senior Instructor
World Martial Arts Championships

Emma Davies

Fitness professional & Speech Pathologist
Brain Injury Unit
Westmead Hospital

Greg Stark

Director & Fitness Professional Presenter
Better Being Personal Trainer

Liam Cody

Sports Scientist & Strength & Conditioning Assistant
Football Federation Australia

Matthew Baitieri

Director
Crossfit New Beginning

James Cady

Occupational Therapist
Crossfit Strength & Conditioning Coach

Eric Said

Director of Learning
Exercise & Movement Therapist
Fitness Professional
PT National

Marin Lazic

Director & Fitness Professional Presenter
TRX Training Sydney

Michael Barber

Biomechanist and PHD Scholar
Australian Institute of Sport

Mitch Grant

Director
Good Vibes Fitness

Raymond Younis

Director & Head Trainer
Rush Hour Australia

Sean L’Estrange

Director
Fitness Specialist
New Image Personal Conditioning

Andrew Simon, Vita Simon

Certified Personal Trainers
Vitality Health Fitness Management

Adam Holding

Certified Personal trainer
PT National

Bryony Adams

Private Certified Yoga Instructor

Shane Mott

NSW Cricket

Lisa Eichelberger

Sports Coach & Educator
Unique Sports Academy
Maryland, USA

Luke Strachan

Nurse Practitioner & Journal Publication
Emergency Medical Unit
Blacktown Hospital

Claire Whiteman

Professional Mountain Bike Champion
Instructor

Stephen Bradbury

Business Development Manager
Marketing and Social Media Specialist
PT National

Joseph Kazzi

Senior Web Developer / Solutions Architect
SEO and UX Presenter
PT National

Zach Shepherd

Minor League Baseball
West Michigan Whitecaps

Jacob Younis

Australian Baseball League
Sydney Blue Sox

Itzel Chavez

Health & Fitness Professional
Physique Competitor & 4 x Ms Australia

Ross Brandon

Fitness Professional & PT Management
Fitness First, Mosman

Larina Lee

Personal Trainer & NABBA Physique Competitor
Virgin Active, Norwest

Scott Wilson

Weightlifting Coach & National Competitor
Heights Barbell Club & Podcaster

Michael Schwebel

Ironman Triathlete
VET Fitness in Schools Trainer

Jai Bazevski

Square One Fitness
Certified Personal Trainer & Life Coach

Michael Bowen Pain

Work Health & Safety Manager
Certified Personal Trainer and ACS&F Assessor

Mark Strong

National Sales Manager
Motivational presenter

Manny DeLos Angeles

Fitness Professional
Registered Nurse

Nathan Spencer

Accredited Exercise Physiologist
Head Strength & Conditioning Coach
Illawarra Hawks National Basketball League

Darren Hughes

World Masters Athletics
World, Oceania & Australian Ranked Athlete
Fitness Ambassador & Teacher

Karen Ruppert

Manager RTO
Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta

Sue Jones

Accredited Practicing Dietitian
Accredited Sports Dietitian

Vicki Thompson

Expert Yoga Instructor

Nolan Cody

strength and conditioning specialist
CrossFit head coach at CrossFit New Beginning