To our readers,
It pleases me to announce that from Monday the 22nd of April we are having a new addition to our stellar personal training team at the Clean Health Performance Centre. Andy Bell, founder of Myoflex Gym on the Gold Coast, IFBB Bodybuilder and one of Australia’s top personal trainers and trainer educators will be joining our team. I joked back in October when this photo was taken during the IFBB Pro Ben Pakulski Muscle Camp that Andy organised that it was only a matter of time… it seems now my prophecy has come to fruition!
I personally met Andy the first time almost five years ago and was immediately impressed by him as someone who not only practiced what he preached but who was also very switched on and savvy with his learning which is rare to find in this industry. He is one of the few coaches out there who annually invests on learning and it shows in not only his own results but also his results on clients from all walks of life. All to often people in this industry might look the part but are actually useless trainers, this is not the case with Andy who in my opinion is one of the top coaches in Australia who has expertise in training but nutrition, functional medicine and supplementation.
I sat down with Andy to ask him a few questions in this quick interview to find out a bit more about him, his client niche and his plans for the future!
CH: Tell us a little bit about your career so far in the fitness industry?
AB: I have been in the industry for 8 years. I have worked in a variety of gyms/studio’s including owning my own elite training facility on the gold coast. My success as a trainer stems from my (somewhat geeky) fascination with physiology and how we can manipulate our bodies with training and nutrition.
Because of this, I have, and still am, on a quest to deepen my knowledge about exercise physiology and as such, I am constantly looking to up skill myself and deepen my understanding of the body which is something that will continue to grow becoming part of the CH team.
CH: When did you first learn about CH and what made you want to be come part of their team?
AB: I first heard about CH when I met CH Director Daine McDonald at a BioSignautre course five or so years ago and even back then he already had a great reputation for achieving serious results with clients and one of the best in the business. Now that I am moving from the Gold Coast to Sydney, one of the reasons I want to join the CH team is because the CHPC facility in Sydney is by far the best-equipped gym in Sydney… if not Australia.
I have had the opportunity to train at the CHPC a number of times, and apart from the quality of trainer being industry leading the training atmosphere itself is great, which makes training myself and undoubtedly future clients that much better. It is a great environment where everyone is pushing hard!
CH: You have become renowned for putting on 10kg’s of muscle in two weeks with Milos Sarcev back in 2012. What was that experience like and what did you learn from Milos?
AB: It was an amazing experience. Those two weeks were a big eye opener for me of what can be done in two weeks when EVERYTHING is 100% on point and training is super intense. In fact I backed it up just this year in February. Milos trained me twice a day for ten days, and I put on another 9 kegs!
CH: What are your future plans in bodybuilding?
AB: My immediate plans are compete this year in the IFBB national titles in the heavy weight division, and with Milos’ help, compete next year as a super-heavyweight. From there, who knows!
CH: What type of clients do you enjoy working with and what would you say your niche is?
AB: I like working with people who have specific body composition goals and deadlines. Gaining muscle, getting shredded etc… so of course I love working with competitions. My niche over the last few years is female competitors and I have had some great success with them. I have the knack of taking girls who have never been able to get in great shape before, and helping them achieve their best look on stage ever. Apart from that I love working with serious male and female clients to help them get into the best shape of their lives!
I also specialize in ART therapy, which is a form of soft tissue treatment designed by world renowned Chiropractor Dr Mike Leahy. I use this method of treatment to enhance client’s range of motion, flexibility and most importantly recovery from injuries. I find in 1-2 treatments I can alleviate pain or tendonitis whether it is from a strained rotator cuff or a pulled ITB.
Andy will be training a VERY LIMITED number of personal training clients at the CHPC and will also become our new in house ART provider. To inquire about training with Andy or getting an ART treatment you can call the club on: 8084 7721 or CONTACT US HERE!
Yours in health,