SMR is a great tool to use for a range of reasons. Foam rolling is the most common method but SMR also includes the use of balls, barbells, sticks and some methods of body tempering. An easy way to incorporate …


Just wanted to let you guys know about ANKLE MOBILITY! This is incredibly important and often under-rated in our squat patterning for depth and performance. There are several muscles that we can release and stretch in order to improve the …


While change is inevitable, how and when we age is highly influenced by our lifestyle. And much of what we call “aging” is actually very much an accumulation of lifestyle habits. Here are 6 simple habits that can help you …


Simply this is the method your parents implemented to make you eat your veggies. “ You must eat all your veggies before you are allowed desert’ A behavior or problem must be fixed before a reward. In a training environment, …


Here is a real life scenario: You have been in a cutting phase (trying to drop body fat) and have been success. You are likely to notice a few changes other than just a decreased body fat percentage. Some might …


There are 3 types of cardio and each has unique pros and cons when attempting to lose fat, so below I quickly explain each so that you can make up your own mind. Type 1:HIIT (High-intensity interval training): has a …


Everyone always talks about goal setting and how to set SMART goals, we all know how to do it now. The thing we struggle with is keeping ourselves motivated, disciplined and accountability. We tend to send a goa l when …


Do you have trouble sleeping? Here are 5 steps to have your best night sleep yet! 1. Dim the Lights: Light suppresses melatonin which is responsible for making us fall asleep. 2. Avoid a screen: Light from your screen is …

Johan Palsson

Owner Yarraville

Since leaving the IT industry and entering in to fitness, me and the team have helped hundreds of people improve themselves, which is what it's all about. Exercise is crucial for long term physical and mental health, which is why I started Big 5. Helping the locals become a better version of themselves is my goal.

Gabriel Leutz

Owner Altona North

I have been working in the fitness industry for more than 10 years. I know how much exercise is important for you and all the benefits that it will bring to your life. I have a strong focus on helping people from a rehab perspective to get them moving pain free and improving their fitness level.

Scott Marshall

Manager/Coach Yarraville

I want to help everyday people to be the best version of themselves that they can be! Having been an ex-smoker, 20kg overweight, struggling with back injuries and lacking motivation I know what it takes to get you to the place that you want to be. My story is not unique, I know it’s a familiar one, I can help!

Nat Hastwell

Coach Altona North

I am a caring and passionate personal trainer with over 5 years experience. I have been very fortunate to learn from the best in the industry and enjoy educating my clients on how to incorporate nutrition and mindset to benefit their training.

Tom Hogan

Coach Yarraville

I believe moving is essential for mental and physical wellbeing; I’m here to support you in discovering the best version of yourself in a manner that’s realistic and achievable and sustainable.

Britt Keating

Coach Yarraville/Altona North

There is so much more to health and fitness than big bulging biceps; I want to help people feel mentally, emotionally, spiritually, physically strong and empowered, as a whole, through tackling challenges in the gym, working outside of their comfort zone, building on levels of confidence and resilience, which will translate across to all areas of their life. I am very passionate about my vision; to help those lead a life of quality and happiness.

Zac Martin

Coach Yarraville

I started in the industry working with competitive athletes, before moving into helping everyday people change their life. An emphasis on strength and conditioning coupled with the importance on mindset and motivation to further improve the holistic approach to training. I’m Currently completing a bachelor of exercise and sport science and a Bachelor of psychology. Experience through a cadetship with the western bulldogs and guidance from leading exercise scientists in Australia.

Aaron Liedke

Coach Altona North