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Team 98 consists of trainers from a range of backgrounds; from former elite athletes to members of the defence force. Together we represent over 50 years’ combined expertise. We deliver real results for any objective. We are committed to providing an experience and education for our athletes. We preach training, eating and living with the desired goal in mind, and we provide the tools needed to reach that goal.
Being involved in team sports from a young age Chenayhe thrives in a group training setting. Her youth consisted of high level basketball until recent years where she stepped into the competitive fitness scene and really became committed to performance in the gym. Full of energy and passion, her coaching style ensures every client is building a strong body as well as a strong mind to be able to show up as the best version of themselves in all areas of life and constantly be improving. Her strong desire for team sports sent her into the group training environment fresh out of her fitness qualifications in 2016 and she has never looked back.
Starting off back home in Christchurch New Zealand she quickly excelled from part time coach into gym management which landed her over here in Sydney 5 years ago. Chenayhe brings a wealth of knowledge to the 98 Sydney team. Having years of experience as a coach she has also managed multiple fitness facilities where she developed, implemented and continually reviewed operational processes to ensure a premium experience was being provided. No stranger to a growth mindset personally, she applies this professionally where she has turned average facilities into thriving communities seeing growth by almost 60% in less than 6 months simply by remaining dedicated and consistent alongside her team to ensure an excellent standard is maintained. She preaches the same in the gym when coaching ensuring nobody is left behind and that you are always pushing to be better than the day before. Chenayhe’s not afraid to lead from the front and believes it not only keeps you accountable but ensures you’re consistently striving for excellence. All she asks is that you show up with a positive attitude and she’ll promise you the 98 Sydney team will take care of the rest.
- Cert III & IV in Fitness
- CrossFit level one
- AWF Club weightlifting/sports power coach level one
- 5 years competing in fitness
- Growing up rugby/team
- 12 years Personal Training Experience
- Travelled internationally as a personal trainer to a professional race car driver
Franco was born in the Welsh city of Cardiff and raised playing rugby, instilling the team above all mentality that still drives him to this day. His interest in athletic performance, injury prevention and longevity carries into his own training and the way he programs for individuals and groups he coaches.
Beginning his career in the fitness industry at 18, Franco’s passion for seeing people achieve hasn’t diminished in the slightest. From coaching community level classes in his hometown to travelling across Europe and Asia as the personal trainer to professional GP3 driver Matthew Parry, Franco has seen and advocates the importance of training for all levels of fitness and interest. After two very successful seasons with Matt, the opportunity to move to Sydney presented itself and Franco took the chance.
Once in Sydney Franco continued his work in fitness, being offered the role of head coach in a CrossFit gym in Sydney’s south, before moving on as Head Coach and Manager in a strength and conditioning gym in Sydney’s lower north shore. While doing so, he also completed his Australian Weightlifting Federation (AWF) Club Weightlifting/Sports Power Coach Level One.
Franco has been a big part of the wider 98 crew for some time and has represented the gym in competition on multiple occasions. His competitive spirit and his distaste for weaknesses or holes in his ability make him one of the most well rounded individuals at 98 GYM, with this translating to his coaching philosophy and style. His embodiment of the 98 ethos of commitment to the team, to hard work and willingness to suffer is apparent. Translating into his coaching, his encouragement of performance based goals continually yields better results than his clients anticipated possible.
- Bachelor of Sports Science & Exercise w/ primary research in Strength & Conditioning.
- Registered Exercise & Sports scientist with ESSA (Exercise Sports Science Australia)
- Former Strength & Conditioning coach for a NPL Football team.
- 6 Years coaching experience
Brought up living in the UK, Dan is a proud Yorkshire man with a passion for achieving goals and results in all individuals. From a young age, Dan has excelled in all his chosen sports but now has found his place as a young leader in the fitness Industry. With a strong desire for achieving mental toughness, Dan has found himself excelling at multiple competitions that the fitness industry has to offer and thrives off the accomplishments that can be achieved through hard work and determination. His never quit attitude has helped him overcome all obstacles placed in front of him and lead to many exciting opportunities.
With over 4 years of studying Sports science & Exercise, Dan is a qualified ESSA sports scientist, and has had over 6 years coaching experience. Within his 6 years of coaching, Dan has trained elite Football and Rugby league athletes, to individuals of the general population. Dan is passionate in the development of Strength & Conditioning through diverse programming techniques. With the use of scientifically backed training methods, Dan customises all of his programs to suit the needs of the individual, and understands the methods needed in order to reach his clients goals.
Dan is an enthusiastic and determined trainer who’s primary focus is to ensure the pursuit of functional excellence, with all sessions aimed to be enjoyable and purposeful. With consistency and adherence, Dan believes that results will be achieved with the right attitude and proper guidance.
- Bachelor of kinesiology
- Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science
- Doctor of Physiotherapy (Masters)
- ASCA and AWF Certified Coach
- EXOS sports performance specialist
- over 15 years of coaching, program design, and human movement experience.
Nolan has worked with Olympic athletes, national representatives, and professional sportspeople at home and abroad in a diverse range of sports including ice hockey, track & field, taekwondo, rugby league, rugby union, soccer, and many more.
Having studied at university for over 8 years, he considers himself to be a lifelong student of human movement and performance. Nolan teaches resistance training and high performance sport at a university level and is completing his doctor of physiotherapy.
He believes that optimising human performance requires a balance of strength and conditioning knowledge gained from coaching experience partnered with load and volume management skills unique to a physiotherapist.
Above all, he believes the ability to communicate with athletes, coaches, and clients is the most important role of a great coach.