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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.
- Professional Rugby League Player for 11 Years (UK) (FRA) (AUS)
- Fully Certified Gym Jones Instructor
- Founder of 98 Riley Street Gym
- 12 years experience in the Fitness Industry
Hailing from Leeds, Northern England, Chris had a keen interest in many competitive sports from an early age, originally finding his calling in rugby league as a teenager.
Chris’ competitive spirit, skills and grit saw him shoot up the ranks. A professional player at just age 17, Chris spent 11 years playing top level Super League in the UK and Elite League 1 Rugby in France.
His enduring passion for fitness led him to a career in Fitness upon retiring from rugby league. Relocating to the sunny shores of Sydney, after completing Certificate III and IV in Fitness, Chris was then charged with the responsibility to open and manage one of the cities most exclusive private gyms in 2011 – 98 Riley St. At ‘98’ the focus is on turning ordinary into the extraordinary, providing targeted, personalized and accountable training programs and classes for fitness, health and well-being.
In recognition of his dedication and excellence to training and fitness, Chris was invited to Utah, USA to participate in a private training and fitness qualification program called Gym Jones. Gym Jones is an elite program that prides itself on a dedication to ‘the art of suffering’.
In late 2011, Chris became one of only 20 current Certified Gym Jones Instructors worldwide, and utilizes this knowledge and spirited elite training philosophy when devising programs and challenges for his clients. This certification also brought new opportunities, including global demand for his services as the fitness trainer of record for key cast members during film production on many Hollywood blockbusters.
Chris’s overall philosophy is based on hard work, mental strength and willingness to suffer. In his opinion, aesthetics are a bonus to achieving true fitness. Not vice versa! Importantly, he also practices what he preaches. There is no training or workout that Chris prescribes for a client without already completing it himself.
Chris trains a variety of clients, male and female, from beginners through to professional athletes. No matter what their age or ability, his clients simply require a passion to succeed, a positive mindset and a whole load of determination. He continually challenges them to improve their results and efforts, essentially competing with themselves in order to achieve their personal goals… and when that goal is reached – to set and reach new goals in the constant quest for fitness excellence.
- Bachelor of Medical Science w/ Major in Anatomy & Histology
- ASCA Level 1
- 10+ years experience in the Fitness Industry
Wade grew up on the Northern Beaches of Sydney, Australia where his interest in health and fitness started long before he was a personal trainer.
Shortly after graduating from university, Wade sought to learn from the best in the movie prep business, becoming a fully certified GYM JONES (300, Superman) instructor in 2017.
Since then Wade has worked with a host of high-profile clients, most recently working as a cast trainer on Thor: Love and Thunder (2021).
Throughout his career Wade has programmed for and operated a number of highly successful group training studios. Making the most of dumbbells, kettlebells and barbells to create high-functioning training programs that don’t just work in any setting, they thrive in it.
- 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.
- AICE Titled Sports & Exercise
- Chiropractor and an Accredited Exercise Physiologist & Exercise Scientist.
Luke is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist, Sports Scientist, Sports and Exercise Chiropractor & S&C with over 20 years of experience in allied health, education, and coaching. Leading from the front, Luke develops the 98 Capacity program alongside currently completing his Masters in High Performance Sports at UTS.
A lifetime of being active, training and playing a variety of sports has been Luke the greatest influence as to why he does what he does and continues to motivate him to support others in achieving their health goals.
- 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.
- Accredited Practicing Dietitian
- Accredited Sports Dietitian with a bachelor’s degree in human nutrition
- Diploma in leadership and management
- Master’s degree in nutrition and dietetics.
Harriet Walker is the owner of Athletic Eating and a leader in the sports nutrition space within Australia, specialising in nutrition for high-performance sports. Harriet has worked with over 1500 people one-on-one from grassroots sport to Commonwealth Games gold medallists, which has provided her with a well-honed understanding of the practical application of sports nutrition beyond what appears in the text-books.
Her personalised and hands-on approach has seen her work with some of Australia’s most reputable brands and is well known within the industry for engaging and educational presentations and a relatable science communication style.
- FIA Qualified – Cert. III and IV in Fitness
- Buisness Administration Diploma
- AIM Certificate in Fast Thinking
- AIM Confident Speaking & HR Essentials
- 7 years experience in the Fitness Industry in coaching, management and operations
Developing, implementing and continuing to improve gym operations processes for scaled business growth.
Development of onboarding systems for new employees.
Effectively building and managing large teams.