Luke's fitness career began as a professional Rugby player in Australia where he was lucky enough to play for his country. After retiring from Rugby, Luke founded Training Mate in Sydney, Australia and quickly established himself as a leader in the fitness community. He is now a celebrity trainer here in Los Angeles and lives by the belief that a healthy lifestyle is a combination of physical, social and mental health. He is so excited to bring the Aussie approach to fitness to WeHo and even happier to bring the short Rugby shorts!
Bucko is Training Mate’s resident heartthrob who gets the blood pumping in more ways than one. His hands on approach is great for first timers or anyone looking to perfect their form. No matter what type of day you’re having, Bucko’s infectious smile and positive personality will have you leaving class like you just won the lotto.
It's said that Adam could swim before he could walk. A background in competitive swimming, competing at State and National level before hanging up his budgee smugglers and goggles for the gym floor, Gibbo is all about good time vibes, getting sweaty… and working out. As a Certified Personal Trainer he has strutted his stuff on 3 continents over the past 9 years. He brings with him a bounty of experience and enthusiasm, ensuring everyone will FEEL THE BURN!
Some say Rusty taught Chuck Norris all he knows. Others say he’s worshipped as a demi-god in some islands in the Pacific. Either way, he’s a legend with an infectious devotion to fitness. His emphasis on form and technique is perfect for anyone - whether it’s your 1st or 500th time in the studio!
Majoring in Human Biology and Physical Education, Jimmy O has had a long held interest in the scientific approach to health and fitness which he has applied to his own life. With a broad range of experience from swimming, Footy, Muay Thai and endurance races Jimmy believes physical fitness and feeling part of a community are key ingredients to a happy lifestyle. That’s a huge part of what drew him to Training Mate, and he is super, bloody excited to be part of the team!!
Luke is a Sydney born boy, who loves to tell jokes, get a bit silly but can be surprisingly serious when it comes to eating well and exercising. Starting as a rep rugby player in high school, he was sort to be to about being professionally good looking, and had to hang up the boots to protect his delightful face and spend copious amounts of time doing crunches.
Rachel is Training Mate’s very own Essex girl (by place of birth, not reputation...look it up) With a background in martial arts and a black belt in Taekwondo...she'll make sure you walk away from her classes feeling pumped and ready for the next one! She is a certified personal trainer and has a qualification in advanced sports nutrition... so she knows a thing or two about how to look and feel awesome! Rachael is energetic, friendly and believes in looking after all aspects of your mind, body and soul.
Marc is Training Mate’s resident Welsh man. With a background in athletics, competitive running and rugby, Marc will 100% get your heart rate up (for all the wrong reasons). Having lived in Australia for nearly five years, Marc’s definitely taken to the Aussie way of training. He believes in keeping it consistent, enjoyable and fun - however don’t be fooled... this welshman wants results (Viking style).
Sean is Training Mate's resident ginger, and can often be found in the gym wearing an Aussie akubra (that’s a hat). Sean’s classes are friendly & fun, with a strong focus on technique to give you a challenging workout out. He is a certified PT & fitness specialist with a background in physical therapy and working with those with chronic health conditions.
Rumor has it that Locky was born with a 6pack, quads like tree trunks and pipes you can only dream of! A successful junior diver, representing Australia, Locky’s true passion was dancing. Touring with Katy Perry, Taylor Swift and Erika Jayne. Locky has always loved keeping fit and his infectious attitude and smile will have you coming back for more.
We're not sure how Dan majored in Exercise and Sports Science given he cannot sit or stand still for a second! Those same traits however saved him from being squashed in the sporting arena having competed at state level in Australian Football and also being accepted into the Australian training squad for the break neck Winter Olympic sport of Skeleton Sliding. These days you may just catch him celebrating at the end of an awesome Training Mate class doing his slow motion cowboy happy dance.....YIIII HAAAAAAAA!
Prior to moving to LA, Reubs was seen across Australia as a television host on a major television network. He’s also a avid sportsman, growing up playing soccer, basketball, and water polo. A certified athletic trainer, he’s worked with a variety of different sports internationally from track and field, to rugby. He’s an ambassador for Sydney’s football team, the Sydney Swans, and has worked with the Football Federation Australia, the FINA World Championships, and the National Basketball League.
Growing up on Sydney's north shore, Eddy was a cheeky little rascal who couldn't sit still and never took anything seriously except for sport. Not much has changed since then. Eddy played soccer and raced in endurance multi sport events all over the world until his early 20s, returning to Santa Monica every Summer where he works as an ocean lifeguard. Half fitness fanatic, half social butterfly, Eddy loves an ice cold beer with his mates as much as he enjoys his crazy athletic adventures. Eddy takes his infectious positivity and good vibes everywhere he goes... just don't expect him to go easy on you when you come to one of his classes!