Education & Experience
Bachelor of Sports Science
Olympic Weightlifting (Level 1)
10+ Years Fitness Industry Experience
Presented and developed High School PDHPE Strength and conditioning programs
Soccer Strength and Conditioning coaching at an elite level
Grass Roots Rugby (Level 1)
Female fitness Competition Prep
Children and Adolescents Coach
Qualified Swim Coach
Boxing for Fitness Coach
Qualified Speed and Agility Coach
Group Training and Team Coach Specialist
Creator of Fight Club and Elite (signature classes at The Bunker Gym)
My Training style
Old School strength training. Lifting weights is natures fountain of youth. Let me coach you how to incorporate strength training to take your health and your physique to a place you never thought possible.
My fitness philosophy
Socrates and Jose said "No citizen has the right to be an amateur in the matter of physical training... What a disgrace it is for a man to grow old without ever seeing the beauty and strength of which his body is capable".
My Favourite Workout
Shoulder monster sets.
Dumbbell Lateral Raise x 10
Dumbbell Front Raise x 10
Dumbbell Reverse Fly x 10
Barbell Upright Row x 10
Barbell Military Press x 10
"Pull your socks up, drink coffee, put on some gangsta rap and handle it. - Mother Teresa"
"Working with Jose on my fitness has been great. He has been nothing but encouraging and supportive of all aspects of my wellbeing not just my muscles. Our sessions are always hard work but always with an element of fun, enjoyment being so important to keep me motivated. When I think I can’t do something I am never allowed to give in. I achieve what I believe sometimes to be impossible. No shouting, no humiliation just pure encouragement and belief. My best result from working with Jose? Self-belief! The faith Jose had in me that I could achieve has given me the self-belief that I can! He is such a knowledgeable and personable personal trainer that I trust and value his guidance to drive me forward! I can’t recommend Jose enough! "
"I came to Fitness Playground twelve months ago having lost motivation and enjoyment in training. Jose has been instrumental in making training fun again (his humour and taste is top shelf stuff) and improving my strength and endurance in ways I never envisaged. Somehow, he has made me like leg day, just a little. "
"Not only is Jose a trainer, I would classify him as a therapist and endorphin dealer at it's finest, not having the motivation to push myself forward, I went through a giant transformation mentally and physically and he played a massive part in that. Doing classes with Jose will always make you feel like you belong. Many thanks. P.S. our mutual love for Portuguese chicken is unreal. "