As you can see from the photos, James looks totally different. Bigger, taller, more confident! His father even called us after two weeks to ask us if we had given him any supplements as he is an AFL player with a scholarship to the Brisbane Lions and his coach had noted that he was running faster and had more energy. All we had done with him at that point was get him to stretch the correct muscles, be more aware of what correct posture was, and to regularly lie on a Foam Roller! He completed high school in 2011 and went on to be a pro AFL player.
"Brad’s knowledge, dedication and support are truly inspirational. Since training with him, I have incorporated regular weight training into my exercise regime, made time for stretching (love that foam roller), introduced more FAT (heaven forbid) into my diet and reduced my alcohol consumption. The pain I was experiencing in my neck and knees is nearly gone and my posture has improved significantly. I recently completed my first Olympic length triathlon and managed to get through an entire rowing season injury free."
Andy's stomach bloating was a long time issue of concern, but the bloating and spare tyre couldn’t be fixed from the outside in, only from the inside out. There was no point stressing his digestive system more with intense exercise, and no amount of core workouts will give you a flat stomach in this situation, so instead we spent a lot of time cleaning up his nutrition and lifestyle choices.
"Where do I start? It has been a unbelievable last 41 days! I have gone from struggling in the past to now, to where I am only 5 weeks away from concluding 12 weeks of coaching (first of 3). I am seeing the results of my planning, hard work, commitment, sweat, hard work etc. When I had my session with Brad the other day, my results were unbelievable!"
"Brad has been a great inspiration to me. I did not start seeing him to lose weight / bodyfat, it was to gain fitness & improve my quality of life. I suffered from severe back pain, knee pain & neck pain. I can now run over 6km in 30 minutes & have increased my strength to do some amazing acrobatic moves! My overall health has improved, i don't suffer from pain like i once did and i am now more aware of what to eat to obtain the results i want.Thanks Brad, you have changed my lifer"
"Since I have been seeing Brad, my knees are so much better. I can now do movement I haven't been able to do for a long time. I can now go on the stepper, x-trainer, bike, swim and am doing lots of challenging weights. I used to have a hard time getting up from my lounge or chair, now I have no problems. I can feel a big difference in myself... and I also feel a lot happier with myself too which is fantastic!"
I have been training with Brad since 2006. He has worked with my entire family through the years. Brad is incredibly knowledgeable about fitness, physiology and nutrition. He also really loves what he does and truly cares about his clients’ health and all over well-being. The 'all over well-being' is of utmost importance to Brad - it isn’t just about his clients being stronger, fitter, faster- although of course that is a big part of it. Getting work/life balance right for him is something that is very important to Brad in his own life and he encourages his clients to try to achieve the same, or at least think about similar aspects in their own lives. Brad is skilled at figuring out psychological aspects which might affects one’s training on a particular day. Working with the 5 members of my immediate family (myself, my husband and my three children)- and even with my 80+ year old parents when they have visited- I have seen first hand that Brad tailors training sessions to suit an individual’s needs and is knowledgeable enough to successfully train all ages and fitness levels. I have no hesitation at all recommending him to anyone who is looking for a personal trainer.
"My name is Koby. Im 15 years old. I've been Personal Training with Brad since March this year (2018). It's been good! I've never done anything like this before. I've enjoyed it. I've improved with my skating and helped me with my bodyboarding and yeah, I recommend it! I've really enjoyed doing the sessions and the different exercises throughout the year. Cheers!"
“Brad's training approach and techniques are truly backed by his experience and knowledge. When I started training with Brad, I was going in with old injuries and new injuries. I needed someone that was going to respect those and actually have some knowledge of how to move forward in strengthening and stabilizing without causing further injury. Brad did exactly that, whilst also looking at the complete picture of mental health, diet, and lifestyle. Since seeing Brad, my strength, stability, and cardio have increased massively while pain has decreased. Wholistic knowledge based training has evidently helped, but his positivity and passion for health is what got me back week after week.”
“In 2014 I was struggling with a somewhat debilitating back injury which affected my ability to surf, exercise and on the bad days tie up the shoe laces. Brad was a great communicator and thorough in his assessment of a broad spectrum of physiological aspects, arriving at a plan which was specific to my needs and provided immediate results. In the 4 years of consultation I have been awarded a new level strength, fitness and general well being I have not seen in years. Always informative, I have enjoyed the ongoing education with Brad, allowing me to develop a platform to assess and continually improve on my day-to-day health with confidence. Brad has also been a great role model for my 15 year old son who has recently undergone a full assessment and begun working toward new goals. I am thankful for the bond they have developed and simply staggered at the results I have seen in his health and development as a young man in only 3-4 months of work.”
“I had a 12 hour drive from Sydney all the way up to Coolum Beach to visit Brad. My back was absolutely in spasms prior. I couldn’t pick anything up or do anything. I was in so much discomfort. The first morning I was there, Brad gave me a 2 hour workout and his expertise and knowledge and helped me in two hours drive to Noosa and have a 3 hour surfing session with no pain! I can’t thank Brad enough. He’s absolutely amazing. Thank you Brad. I hope I don’t have to drive 12 hours to see you next time!”
"I was introduced to Brad after seeking out a Personal Trainer that focused on functional movement, specifically a CHEK Practitioner having become aware of this holistic approach to training and overall wellbeing. This eventuated into an 8 year journey with Brad. Working with Brad each week, encompassed a variety of functional exercises that predominantly focused on further developing my strength and endurance. Brad’s deep understanding of physiology allowed me to always get the most out of each session. I have been lucky enough to stay injury free allowing Brad to push me physically to achieve great results. Having said that, I have also witnessed Brad’s work with client injuries and seen their impressive recovery process. Away from the physical training, Brad has extensive knowledge and experience in promoting a healthy well balanced lifestyle, from nutrition to relationships to general life decisions that has undoubtedly benefited the way I now live. Brad has a natural ability to connect with his clients and their individual circumstances adopting a variety of tools and techniques to meet their goals and improve ones wellbeing.”
“Working with Brad has been a pleasure. He is very organised, personable and knowledgeable. From a person in my profession it is great to see such a thorough, well documented and illustrated assessment. It enables precise identification for individual program development. If you are really serious about making a positive change in your life then Brad’s holistic approach to health is what you need.”
“Initially I was looking to improve my health and fitness but but I had no idea where to start. The thought of going to a high testosterone gym filled me with intimidation and horror, whilst the idea of having a personal trainer seemed like an overindulgence. Brad’s obvious passion and knowledge have re-educated me!! Brad has taught me to question my preconceived ideas about what really is “healthy”- from what I eat and drink to how I move. No two training sessions are ever the same, definitely not boring. Brad manages to motivate me when even I think I am “unmotivatable”. I love that Brad listens and adapts training according to any injuries, pain or external issues going on in life. That said, Brad always seem to know when I am just being lazy (and makes me pay). The result is a fitter, stronger and healthier me! A big thank you! I’m always learning something new and its fun!!”
“Training, eating and lifestyle philosophies handed down by Brad have really helped me move forward with many aspects of my life since being in Sydney. It has been a long time since I have been in little to no discomfort during exercise with my bi-lateral compartment syndrome issues. The correctional efforts made in the first few months have provided me with a life long platform to move functionally and remain as fit as I can. The buddy sessions Kaz (wife) and I had with you were great and although Kaz and I are never under a great deal of stress it gave us a space to train and clear our mind together followed by re-fuelling at Organicus (former Manly cafe) preparing ourselves for the weekend ahead…it was perfect!”
“I’m over 50 and can’t eat & drink whatever I want without it showing anymore. I had belonged to Fitness First for over four years and had various personal trainers during that time. I was getting pain during and after pump class and training and felt it was time for something new. Brad spent a long time with me doing an in-depth assessment. Some questions were hard to answer but the more he knew, the more he could help. A lot of our time was spent talking, and I learnt so much from Brad, particularly about food and water, my lifestyle, sleep cycles, and how heavily my thoughts can influence my wellbeing. Over a year later I am doing so much that I thought I was “too old” to do. It’s not exaggerating to say Brad has changed my families lives!”
“Now my life feels balanced again! Skyping with Brad Rasmus (from the other side of the country!) has given me the opportunity to work with one of the best. Through online assessments he easily provided guidance in specific stretching, nutrition and exercise to relieve pressure in my knee and back. He also gave me amazing strategies to balance all areas of my life, giving me the ability to move forward easily in the set up of my new business while balancing my beautiful family and myself. Today I feel fitter, stronger, balanced, clearer and more focused than before. His pursuit of knowledge and living his talk is a credit and of much value. Thank YOU Brad for your passion and thank god for modern technology.”
“Brad’s first task was to help correct my posture which is characterised by a stoop. It was made worse by decades of working over a desk. The next task was to better equip me to carry out my hobbies such as canoeing, kayaking and trekking in the most remote areas I can find. This requires a lot of strength and stamina. People think I have lost weight, but really I am standing taller due to better posture and have shed a lot of fat, but have put on a bit of muscle too, so am probably still over 100kg (close to where he started – BR). I am very grateful to Brad because he has designed programs to help me do the things that give me enjoyment!
“After making first contact with Brad I asked to work on specific exercises to support my chronic deterioration in my right knee which was influencing a growing imbalance throughout my body. He immediately saw my needs and drove a solid program of controlled challenge and recovery which informed me from diet all the way to fresh ideas of how important body movement is for healthy ageing”
"I knew I had to change my whole way of eating and training, and you helped me see it from a different point of view. I had to let go of old beliefs that were not serving me; this mind transformation at 51 years certainly helped the body transformation. In your words, if something is not working, try something else. It starts with courage. Thanks again Brad for helping me to LIVE"
"How did I do it? Well I finally said enough is enough. I was sick of constantly saying 'I'm gonna do it Finally I broke through the barrier of self doubt, and half-hearted attempts at making a change. It wasn't easy, but now I fully understand that optimal health is a whole package deal. I now have more insight into how much a role my thoughts and emotions played in my ability to change my body and health."
"Brad has helped me change my life around. He has taking time and care to assess my problems and systematically, finding the solutions for my pain and posture issues, as well as giving me lifeline tools to help manage my stress and improve my outlook on my personal life and my business. I am now working on the body more and prioritising my health into my day. I have not met a more friendly and quality lifestyle coach such as Brad."