travel workouts

Travel Workouts 101

  As the winter months progress, we often find ourselves chasing the sun, quitting Melbourne’s grey skies and drizzle, and heading up north (or even OS) for a break. Regardless of whether it’s a quick trip out of town or …

which bread is best

Which Bread is Best?

  Buying the best bread type isn’t as simple as it used to be. With so many loaves on the market, it can sometimes be confusing to separate the jargon and find the best bread for you. While we all …

perfect deadlift form

How To Perfect Your Deadlift Form: Setting Up

  When it comes to building strength and power, a deadlift is possibly the most efficient, effective exercises. Not only that, a properly performed deadlift will improve posture and help prevent back injuries. One of main type of lifts in …

Healthy Breakfast Ideas

Breakfast – the most important meal of the day. Not only does it replenish you from a night without food, it also provides you with the energy and nutrients that you need start your day right. Studies show that breakfast …

building muscle

Building Muscle: Why It’s So Important

No matter your age, gender or fitness level, building muscle should be a top priority. When we talk about ‘building muscle’, people often imagine turning themselves into a big, muscly body-builder. While this is a natural first reaction, that’s not …

Best Zucchini Pasta Recipes

Zucchini pasta (sometimes known as zucchini noodles or zucchini spaghetti) is one of the most popular alternatives to its traditional counterpart. Not only does it contribute an eighth of the carbs and an eighth of the calories of regular spaghetti …

Healthy Snacks for Work

Healthy snacking is a great way to combat hunger between meals and to keep your metabolism up. The problem is, when you’re at work, it can be rather tempting to nip out to the vending machine in the foyer, or …

Big 5’s Favourite Kettlebell Workouts

It’s no coincidence that the Big 5 logo features a kettlebell. These versatile pieces of equipment really pack a punch. Because of its unique shape, a kettle bell can be lifted, pushed, pulled, and swung in a number of ways …

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