HEAD COACH - MICK GLEESON

Michael Gleeson joined the Australian army from 1999-2003 and rejoined in 2005-2009.  During this time he toured East Timor on 2 occasions in 2006 and 2007.  From 2002 Mick was a qualified Combat Fitness Leader, and was responsible for taking soldiers through fitness classes every morning during enlistment.  Army life also consisted of a lot of sport too and Mick was the Northern Territory Triathlon champion in 2002 and won several obstacle course team competitions.

 

Upon discharge Mick studied to become a qualified Cert III and IV Personal Trainer and started his P/T journey at Fitness First in 2009. Building a good clientele base Mick became the Personal Training Manager in 2012.

 

Obstacle Course Racing School opened in 2013, Mick’s own custom designed facility. Since opening Mick has coached over 16 clients to World Championship races such as World’s Toughest Mudder, Spartan World Championships and OCR World Championships.

 

In the 2012, Mick competed at World’s Toughest Mudder and in 2015/16/17 the OCR World Championships.  Mick was also one of the competitors on Season 1 & 2 of Channel 9’s hit TV show Australian Ninja Warrior. With this experience Mick is able to design specific training programs to help his clients achieve their goals, no matter how challenging the event!

PERSONAL TRAINER - GEMMA ROLFE

Gemma Rolfe is an ex gymnast of 14 years who found her passion for Obstacle Racing in 2014.  In 2015 she competed at her first OCR World Championships in America and finished in 15th spot.  Since then she has also won the Long Course National Titles as a part of a 6 person team in 2016 and placed 2nd the Short Course Nation Titles.  2017 was Gemma’s most successful and competitive year where she attended her second OCR World Championships in Canada placing an amazing 8th in the 3km, 9th in the 15km and 5th in the team event.  She was also a competitor on Season 1 & 2 on Australian Ninja Warrior, aired on Channel 9.

 

In 2016 Gemma made her transition into the fitness industry by completing her Certificate III & IV in Fitness.  Since then, she continues to develop her knowledge to ensure she is delivering the most effective and safe training sessions possible.  Throughout Gemma’s achievement she has learn a lot about structuring and customising training programs to suit different fitness levels and goals.  She has developed a great understanding of common injuries and how they can be prevented and if needed, how to rehab them.  Gemma loves to help others achieve their dreams and watch them develop physically and mentally whilst challenging their abilities.