Meet our team

Ryan Gardner – Owner

Why do you love the fitness industry?

Every single day I am inspired by changes and goals people make toward their health and fitness. Being amongst all our Rhino members and fellow trainers is  motivating, inspiring and really infectious. For myself it is all about living a fit, healthy and balanced lifestyle. I truly believe in the fitness industry and the lives it changes for the better.

Best Quote that resonates with you most

 “Choose to be inspired”.

Favourite Book?

Scar Tissue.

Interest outside of Rhino?

Family is everything, spending time with my wife and kids is my number 1 priority, as a family we keep as active as we can, whether it’s a bike ride, walk or heading to the beach. I love a Craft beer( balance remember), watching footy and early nights.

Adam Goode – Owner

Why do you love the fitness industry? 

I love the fitness industry because I love fitness and I LOVE helping people … 

I’m grateful to have a platform where I am able to support and inspire people daily!

I don’t have a job – I have a purpose. But more specifically RHINO enables me to live my passion every single day !

Best Quote that resonates with you most

 “people don’t care how much you know, untill they know how much you care”.

Favourite Book?

Born to run.

Interest outside of Rhino?

Running long distances, getting outside my comfort zone … meeting new people and traveling !!!
Yoga , reading, meditation & personal development
Coffee and GOOD FOOD !!

Brandon jones – personal Trainer

Why do you love the fitness industry?

Because all around the world, anyone can make a change, anyone can make a difference and to me that’s inspiring. I love being around passionate team members at Rhino that have goals to inspire and help others. It is infectious and I love coming into work each day, have a laugh and do something that is helping people to be the best versions of themselves.

Best Quote that resonates with you most

 “Get comfortable, with being uncomfortable”.

Favourite Book?

Legacy – James Kerr

Interest outside of Rhino?

I am currently an athlete competing in the 100 metre sprint nationally, with a time of 10.7s. I love my sport and I love strength and conditioning for sports performance. Lastly enjoy spending time with family and friends, having a laugh while enjoying a few beers.

Lachlan scarpelli – PERSONAL TRAINER

WHY DO YOU LOVE THE FITNESS INDUSTRY?

I love being able to go to work and no matter what happened to me the day before I can count on one of my clients to inspire me. Every day is different and all of my clients are different but they all come and train to better their lives and I truly love being able to help people to do so.

BEST QUOTE THAT RESONATES WITH YOU MOST

 “great things never come from comfort zones”. 

FAVOURITE BOOK?

Legacy – James Kerr

INTEREST OUTSIDE OF RHINO?

Outside of rhino I train and play rugby league. It is an aspiration of mine to play in the NRL,  so outside of work I am working towards one day ticking off that goal. When I’m not working or training, I also love spending time with family.

reece mariner – personal trainer

Why do you love the fitness industry?

Every single day I get to chase that feeling of becoming a better version of myself. Health and fitness allows me to help, inspire and motivate individuals to become healthier and happier versions of themselves through exercise. 

Best Quote that resonates with you most

 “hard work pays off”.

Favourite Book?

The art of resilience .

Interest outside of Rhino?

I love my American sports like NFL and NBA. I love spending time with my family and friends. I am always trying to perfect my craft and learn new things in the health and fitness industry.

Jarrod power – personal trainer

Why do you love the fitness industry?

I love working in the fitness industry because: it allows me the opportunity to connect with someone and invest my time into helping them achieve their goals. I see every client having a different challenge and I love being able to work with them through it, in order to help them over come it.

Best Quote that resonates with you most

 “To learn to succeed, you must first learn to fail”.

Favourite Book?

Mick Fanning: surf for your life
Legacy – James Kerr

Interest outside of Rhino?

It is my goal to build a career in strength and conditioning. I am about to finish my Masters in Strength and Conditioning and would eventually like to work with professional athletes. I love to always have a trip planned to look forward to, and always have something planned to enjoy on the weekend with my girlfriend.

Ash Dowe – personal trainer

Why do you love the fitness industry?

I love the fitness industry as it gives me the opportunity to inspire and motivate our community daily. Helping to create healthier balanced lifestyles and sharing my passion for exercise and nutrition.

Best Quote that resonates with you most

 “A ship in harbour is safe, but that is not what ships are made for”.

Favourite Book?

Finding ultra – Rich Roll.

Interest outside of Rhino?

Loves adventure and the outdoors, 4WDriving and camping. I love exploring our coast. I love to run, especially out on the trails- no better way to discover our backyard. Spending time with family and friends. 

Vanessa veleska – personal trainer

Why do you love the fitness industry?

Setting and achieving fitness goals are in ones’s hands. However, these are not always easy to achieve alone. I absolutely love the feeling of knowing I’ve helped make a change to someones life, whether it be physically or mentally. I try and teach people to never doubt themselves and let fear creep in, but learn to get comfortable in being uncomfortable while trusting the process.

Best Quote that resonates with you most 

“be stronger than your strongest excuse”.

Favourite sport?

Crossfit.

Interest outside of Rhino?

A combination of cross fit, coffee, chocolate, napping and a day/night out with friends are a few of my favourite things to do. However, family is the most important thing above everything.

Kearah Szczepek – PERSONAL TRAINER

WHY DO YOU LOVE THE FITNESS INDUSTRY?

Taking control of my own health and fitness has shown me how much potential I had to change things in my life. To become happier. To find meaning and purpose. To make a difference.
Working in this industry allows me to connect with and educate others on what I have learnt, in order to help them work towards feeling like the best version of themselves.

BEST QUOTE THAT RESONATES WITH YOU MOST

“Stay committed to your decisions, but stay flexible in your approach.”

FAVOURITE SPORT?

Gymnastics

INTEREST OUTSIDE OF RHINO?

-Travelling
– Snowboarding
– Waterskiing
– Weekend trips down the South Coast
– Spending time with family and friends
– Nutrition (I am about to complete my Bachelor of Food and Nutrition degree)
– Sushi and chocolate

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