Here is a scenario:  You have a goal to lose a 10kg in 6 months and choose to do an extreme diet that is over-restrictive and cuts out a food you love completely.  You last the first week and have …


So, what is a Core?  The core muscles are a group of muscles that pretty much traverse the gap between your rib cage and your pelvis. They include your abdominals, pelvic floor, and diaphragm. What is the Cue? “Ribs Down”. …


How often have you found yourself in the gym attempting to go heavier, faster, more explosive, harder, more, more, more every workout?.. Mentally we can get stuck in the mindset of it’s not a workout if we haven’t gone harder, …


So much time goes into physically preparing us for PB day. For transformation it has been a 10 week lead up, however, mental preparation is also an important part often overlooked. Often people are physically capable of completing the lift …


4 REASONS WHY YOU NEED A REST DAY 1. REST PREVENTS INJURY: It’s common sense that resting is beneficial for injury reduction, but why? Well for starters, rest days prevent overuse. That extends from running to lifting and even walking. …


Stopped getting results? Often you will come across a time where you find that progress stalls and you feel like you need to do something different. You’re not completely wrong. “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over …


Here are 5 cues to a better deadlift:   Start with the bar over your shoelace knot The bar (or handle kb…) should be directly under your shoulders, so that a straight line would be present from your collar bone …


If you know you have a bad relationship with food and or have a habit of over-eating and binge eating here are my best 5 tips to build a strong relationship with food and yourself.   1.Mindful Eating: The first step …


We often get asked about the best core training exercises, so I have decided to explain the different types of core exercises. Core training can be broken into 3 main categories: Bracing: This involves exercises such as Planking and Hollow …

Protein, Fat & Carbs

Macronutrients are the largest class of nutrients the body requires and include protein, carbohydrates, and fats. If you’ve heard anyone talking about “macros,” they’re referring to these major nutrients. The amounts and ratio of macronutrients a person needs every day …

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