Meet your personal trainers

The Bunker Personal Trainers are the cream of the crop. We’ve got trainers who are exercise scientists and champion boxers and bodybuilders, and they receive continuous development to better their skills every day. They care about your results. No matter your goals, there’s a trainer with a specialty to suit you.

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JOEY BOWLING

Strength & Boxing

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JASMEEN HUDSON

Boxing & Wellness

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LUKE EDMUNDS

Strength, Nutrition & Rehab

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ANGELA AHO

Fight & Strength

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TOM BELLAK

Hypertrophy & Strength

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JENNIA KLIMENKOVA

Strength & Conditioning

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MATT GARDNER

Strength & Sports

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JACKIE NAIRN

Weightlifting & Powerlifting

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TOM HALSEY

Gymnastics & Strength

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RYAN FORSYTH

Physique Development

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JAMES STILLONE

Muscular Endurance

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ALESSANDRO SCIAMANNA

Fat Loss & Conditioning

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KEN KARIKAS

Weight Training

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HARRISON LEE

Fat Loss & Muscle Gain

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JACKSON MAYER

Physio & Rehabilitation

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JASMIN RAINBOW

Body Transformations

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Our trainers change lives

4.5/5
Google reviews
I’ve been training at Fitness Playground and the Bunker for over 18 months now. Apart from strength training, I’ve loved working on improving callisthenics skills with my trainer Dave Marsh. It’s really helped with mobility, movement and strength, and overall well being. What I love most about the Bunker is the sense of community. All of the trainers help create a supportive and friendly environment that makes going every day an enjoyable and rewarding experience. Thank you for helping me become a better, and stronger me.
Mike
Member since 2018
This gym has changed my life this year. Joined straight after the first lockdown and attended the group classes regularly. The variety of workouts provided has been better than any gym I've attended in the past and I've noticed much greater results than I've seen after years and years of gym training. The culture in the gym is fun and it's like working out with mates, music is always pumping and the trainers are great fun also.
Kristy
Member since 2020
The absolute best gym in Sydney. I'm currently living in Dubai but the second I return, I will 100% rejoin the Bunker. The staff there were so insanely nice, it really helped Sydney feel like home (I'm Canadian). They created such an awesome community vibe, not only in but outside of the gym too. Their classes were incredible, and their support around the gym was greatly appreciated as well. I miss you guys so much!
Lisbette
Member since 2020
I have been training here for a year after trying 3 other gyms in the area and this was the first that made me feel comfortable and not intimidated. You guys have the BEST trainers working there, every time I am in they are saying hi always with a smile. Keep up the amazing work guys!
David
Member since 2019
tried this gym for the first time today and I am so impressed!!! The staff are so lovely and helpful and the gym is amazing!! There is a large variety of machines and weights and the gym is organised very clearly and is super clean. The other members are so welcoming and friendly too! Such a great place to train!
Sofia
Member since 2019
Brilliant people and outstanding gym. Trainers really know their stuff. People and the entire Bunker crew are awesome. I love the classes and everyone is supportive of each other. Highly recommended.
Katie
Member since 2019
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Personal Training FAQs

Why am I 10 times more likely to get results with a Personal Trainer than alone?

You get the most reward for your effort. When you’re working alone and finding that you’re not progressing, it’s usually because you’re spending time on trial and error. Whereas your Personal Trainer has the expertise to take you through a program they know will address your problems and meet your goals. Then there’s the fact that, when you’re training solo, you need to make decisions about what to do, when to do it, how hard to work and how to track your progress. Outsourcing all that means you can put all your effort into just showing up. Having a Personal Trainer also gives you accountability, structure, mentorship, the drive to work harder (because someone’s looking over your shoulder), and it’s more fun than training alone. All of that adds up to better results.

What is Personal Training? What does it involve?

After assessing your goals, lifestyle, personality and movement, your Personal Trainer will create a customised program, outlining sessions for you to do with them, and on your own, each week. Your program will be updated as you progress. Your Coach will lead you through a 40-minute training session, showing you how to perform exercises, helping you improve your form to avoid injury and get better results out of each exercise. If you also want support and tracking for your nutrition, your trainer can provide that too.

How do I follow my program during my solo sessions?

Your program will be accessible via The Bunker’s Trainerize app. The program will cover all the exercises you need to work your way through, in which order, for how long (or for how many sets and reps), and with what volume of weight. On the app there are videos with each exercise, showing you how to perform it.

How do I get matched with the right Personal Trainer for me?

During your onboarding with your membership consultant, fill them in on your needs and goals. They work closely with all our Coaches and are trained in how to match you with the most suitable Coach, based on their skillsets and personality.

What if I don’t like the Coach I’m assigned to?

It has to work on both ends. Let the membership consultant you signed up with know that you don’t think it’s the right fit for you, and they will handle it. Our coaches understand that not everyone is going to see them as the right match.

Can I try Personal Training before deciding to do it ongoing?

Of course. We offer a “Blueprint” to ensure you succeed in the gym. For just $49, you get 2 x Personal Training sessions, a Movement Assessment, exercise recommendations and the “Playbook”, a gym journal to help you define your goals, support you in the gym and track your progress.

Where do I do the sessions?

You will be matched with a Personal Trainer in The Bunker and get full access to all equipment and spaces throughout the gym.

How will they create a program that’s right for me?

You complete a questionnaire, to fill your Coach in on things like your goals, preferences, exercise experience and medical history. The Coach will ask questions, conduct a Movement Assessment, then determine the right entry-level exercises for you, depending on where you’re at and where you want to be. They will tend to change up your program approximately every six weeks.

Do you have different Personal Trainers who specialise in different areas?

Yes. Diversity is important to us. While we educate our Coaches to ensure they all have certain skills, we don’t try to shape them based on a fixed mould. We encourage our Coaches to pursue learning and development in their own areas of interest.

Are your PTs qualified to give nutrition advice?

Yes. All our Coaches can provide nutrition advice, to support your training results. If you’re after specific or more extensive support with nutrition, we can assign you a Coach with more specific nutrition qualifications, or a Coach whose own dietary needs are in line with yours (e.g. vegan or celiac).

Do I have to have a specific goal to work towards?

Not at all. Some of our clients just want to get better everyday (fitter, stronger, lose fat). You might not start with a goal but might even develop some through the process of Personal Training.

Can I work towards a very specific goal?

Yes, for sure! Some clients do PT to master a chin-up, a handstand, or prepare for a half-marathon. We have a diverse range of Coaches with diverse skills, so we’ll be able to match you with someone who can help you reach any specific goal.

How fast will I see results?

The more regularly you train with your Coach, the faster you will see results. If you work hard and follow your program properly, you should start to notice results for yourself within about four weeks – you should have progressed enough so that the rest of the world will notice your results by about 12 weeks.

How will my results be measured?

On The Bunker Trainerize app. You and your Coach can track everything: your exercise progress, progress photos, your weight, circumference, body fat percentage, strength assessments, macronutrient nutritional detail and more. And it charts your data for comparisons over time.

Do I have to give up alcohol, hot chips, [insert favourite vice here]?

No, you don’t have to become a health saint while doing Personal Training. Of course it depends on your goal, though. If you want to make significant progress fairly quickly, it can be worth a period of sacrifice. It’s not the food or drink type that’s a problem – it’s the excessive intake. Some people decide to cut back while they’re working to make progress, then bring things back when they reach a maintenance period. 

Will they be mean to me?

Haha, our clients often find that their PT sessions are one of their favourite parts of the week. Training alone can be dull, but most of our Coaches love what they do so they’re happy to be in the gym and know how to make their sessions fun.

How will I know the Personal Trainer is well qualified?

The Bunker’s reputation depends on the quality of our Coaches, so we only hire qualified Personal Trainers who we’ve run through the paces to ensure they’re excellent at what they do. We then put them through a thorough induction process, and ongoing education every year. We also have an education arm of the business, Fitness Playground Academy, so we hire a lot of the trainers we rigorously educate ourselves. It’s in our best interest to provide the highest quality education, because the Academy is one of the key ways we recruit our people.

I have pretty bad injuries – are your Coaches able to help me?

Yes. We have Coaches who specialise in injury rehabilitation and prevention of re-injury. We even have Coaches who’ve moved into that area of specialty to their own injuries they’ve experienced throughout life. They can build you a program – and work with you on proper form – no matter what type of injury you have.

Am I too old for Personal Training?

No one is too old for Personal Training at The Bunker. We’re an inclusive environment, and keeping fit is one of the best tools for a long and happy life. One of our Coaches has five clients aged over 70 – one of them is 87 years old.