Education & Experience
Founder of FIT LVN (Personal Training & Remedial / Sports Massage Therapy)
AIF Certificates IV in Fitness
ACNT Diploma of Remedial Massage
TAFE Certificate 3 in Commercial Cookery
Clean Health Institute Performance PT Level 1 and 2 Internship
Clean Health Institute Performance Nutrition Coach Level 1
Nutrigenius Introduction to Nutrition and Metabolism
FMA Strength Training Level 1
Powerlifting Australia Coaching Course Level 1
Eugene Teo’s Muscle Mechanics Level 1
Boutagy Fitness Institute GPP Level 1
Boutagy Fitness Institute Fat Loss Level 3
Boutagy Fitness Institute Strength and Hypertrophy Level 3
Boutagy Fitness Institute Nutrition Deficit Day System
Tony Boutagy’s PT Coaching and Mentorship
Smart Tools (IASTM) Level 1
CPD Health Course Dry Needling
Over 15 years of high-level basketball experience
My Training style
Structured, succinct, yet flexible enough to cater to differing needs. Achieved by assessing and evaluating weaknesses and imbalances from the outset, and then working towards correcting these through the application of tailored exercises and programs to boost performance, and achieve ultimate goals.
My fitness philosophy
Helping people move better, feel better, and live better. Working towards achieving a balanced lifestyle.
My Favourite Workout
Performance based hip dominant workout, which also contains corrective exercises.
A1. Abdominal rollouts from knee, 3x10-15 on 2020 tempo, rest 10 seconds
A2. Abdominal stir the pot on Swiss ball from toes, 3x10-15 on a 2020 tempo, rest 60 seconds
B. Semi-sumo stance deadlift, 3x6 on a 3110 tempo, rest 90 seconds
C. Snatch grip Romanian deadlift using the 11/4 method, 3x10 on a 3110 tempo, rest 90 seconds
D. Single-leg standing good morning, 3x10 on a 20X0 tempo, rest 90 seconds
E1. Low cable thigh abduction, 3x15 on a 2011 tempo, rest 60 seconds
E2. Low cable thigh adduction, 3x15 on a 2011 tempo, rest 60 seconds
F. Standing dumbbell shrugs, 3x15 on a 2011 tempo, rest 60 seconds
"I have been training with Emmanuel for about a year and he is the first personal trainer I have ever used. I like that from the beginning he has really listened to what I want to achieve and created programs to reach those goals as well as mixing them up so I don't get bored. Plus, when I lost 10 kilos in the first 4 weeks all through a balanced diet and a good training program, I knew I was in the best hands possible! Emmanuel is extremely knowledgeable, not only about fitness but about nutrition and the human body, and explains how the muscles work together during the workout to achieve results. I like that he never stops learning and building his skills and knowledge - this is so valuable in a trainer and he passes it down to each of his clients so we get the best results. When I experienced some health issues last year, Emmanuel was very understanding and when I returned to training slowly built me back up, being very mindful of my rehabilitation while still motivating me to reach my goals. In truth if Emmanuel wasn't my trainer I probably wouldn't go to the gym. He really keeps me on track and motivated to reach my fitness and health goals! I could not recommend him more!"
"Emmanuel is my trainer...He got me with a fresh bulging disk and quickly brought me to a level with no more pain and high and fast improvements every day! Extremely knowledgeable, great dedication and professionalism. Keeps my training program always updated and interesting, especially for me being a trainer as well! And what's better than getting a bit of massage during a session with a popping shoulder?! The best. Highly recommended!"
"I have been training with Emmanuel for over 2 years now and have seen amazing results. He has a huge amount of knowledge and never fails to share his best tips on living a healthy lifestyle. As a personal trainer he has helped me achieve my goals at a pace that suited me. His massage therapy sessions have also helped me, in releasing tension and any source of pain I have experienced throughout training. He has so much knowledge just by observing movements, as I was training he was able to pick up any muscle that was tight or required attention. Definitely one of the best in the business."
"I've been training with Emmanuel for almost a year now. I've seen incredible changes in my overall health and wellbeing, which is only thanks to the immense knowledge and passion of the trainers at FITLVN. The massage therapy has allowed me to recover quicker and lift more weight than I have ever expected. I highly recommend FITLVN for personal training and massage."
"I have known Emmanuel for 2 years. I had been doing some basic exercise training whilst attending my local gym (Fitness Playground) to prepare for the Australian Masters Hockey Championships with the NSW Masters over 60’s team, but soon realised that I needed someone with fitness experience to motivate me and provide sport related training. I was introduced to Emmanuel Suarez from Fitness Playground in August 2015 and engaged him to be my Personal Trainer. Emmanuel prepared a 6 week cardio and functional development program, which involved 2 sessions of Personal Training per week as well as 3 days of exercises and training I could do from home. In those 6 weeks prior to the Championships, I noticed a considerable change in strength, power and general level of fitness. As my body composition changed, he continued to progress the training program to the next level. Emmanuel is very systematic with his training, backed up by his knowledge of sport and the types of relevant exercise required to achieve a clients goals. As a 63 year old, (30 years older than himself) he was faced with the challenge of maintaining my interest in training, and with his encouragement and motivation skills I became more conscious of a healthy lifestyle. I have continued my PT sessions with Emmanuel and in September 2016, competed again in the Australian Hockey Masters in Adelaide where I accomplished a number of achievements winning our teams, Player of the Tournament, Best and Fairest player, Highest goal scorer and the 7th highest goal scorer of the completion. I cannot thank him enough for his help and without his persistence, drive and motivation, these achievements would not have been possible. I would highly recommend Emmanuel to any prospective clients."