our Team

Meet Our Trainers

Simon Heffernan

Founder & Owner

“I started Olympic Weightlifting in 1990, culminating in medals at the 1998 and 2006 Commonwealth Games. My career in health and fitness has given me the pleasure of working with people from all walks of life; Olympic athletes, fitness and bikini models, WAFL players, primary school students, people who are sick, who hate exercising…..the list is too long and broad to do it justice.”

Simon specialises in:

Anything and everything!
Rehabilitation – nothing gives me greater pleasure than seeing people progress from fear of hurting themselves to tackling numbers and exercises they never dreamed of.
Strength and conditioning
Pre-season training for serious athletes

Please note:  To train with Simon you will need to join a waiting list.

Simone Hudson

Manager & Personal Trainer

“I am a former weightlifter with the Australian weightlifting team and have been to three world championships. I have done every sport out there and always been involved in fitness of some kind.
I have two teenagers and understand how hard getting the work/life balance is. “

Simone specialises in:

I have been working in the fitness industry for a while now and have become more and more drawn to looking after women and their health and mental wellbeing. I see so many women struggling with their time and being pulled in so many directions that they haven’t made time for themselves. Between looking after children or their own parents, and trying to work and run a home they are exhausted.  I want to help you prioritise yourself again.

On the other side I also love training people with weights. If you need to grow bigger and stronger then come and see me.
I have pre and post natal training and have also studied the effects of oestrogen in the female body, and nutrition for female fat loss.

Jack Forrest

Personal Trainer

‘I’m what you call a fitness lifer. From the time I could walk I was seeing what my body could handle.

As a competitor I enjoyed success at State level as a swimmer in Primary school, and then went on to National level competition in Basketball as a Teenager.

Coming from a family with deep roots in Boxing, that has always been a fulcrum of my exercise as well.

I have been working as a Personal Trainer since 2007, and in that time have had the opportunity to work in a variety of niches such as sports specific training with athletes, quality of life improvement with retirees, pre and post natal women, postural correction, injury rehabiliatation just to name a few.

I don’t have a preferance for that type of training I do with clients – but I do have a preference for working with clients who give their all and don’t make excuses’.

 

Ben Shum

Personal Trainer

“I know what it’s like to have a stop/start relationship with training. I started without the guidance of a great coach in my corner and consistantly got hurt just as training started to gain traction. I learnt from my mistakes and created a system for training that allowed me to train more often and more consistantly by carefully listening to my body, managing training loads and mastering my mindset. I made consistant progress and now enjoy the opportunity to compete and win on the platform and love helping clients achieve the same’.

‘If you’re interested in finally creating a sustainable training plan or you are sick of the pain and stagnation, then I’d love to hear from you. If you decide we’re a good fit, I will make sure you have correct movement patterns and can safetly and effectively use your body to the best of your ability. All of your programs designed are individualised and set a clear path to get you where you want to be. 

We will be on this journey together!’ 

 

 

Anthony Palmieri

Personal Trainer

“I started my career in personal training in 2017. I have a passion for AFL football, basketball, soccer and swimming. These sports have provided me with values such as determination, empathy, mental strength and teamwork. In my everyday work I combine these values with my passion for helping people and attention to detail to help my clients reach their goals. “

Anthony specialises in:

Strength training
Rehabilitation
Hypertrophy
Body compostion

DR MICHAEL COCOZZIELLO

Chiropractor & Personal Trainer

Michael graduated from RMIT with a double degree in Bachelor of Health Science and Applied Science in Chiropractic.

Over the course of his studies, he developed a keen interest in fitness, resistance training and sustainable lifestyle changes.

 

Miles Stukenborg

Personal Trainer

“I am in my first year an Exercise and Sports Science  – Sports Practice degree at Victoria University in Melbourne. 

I have been assisting Simon and Simone at Renew PT for the past couple of years whilst I finished high school.

I have played many sports in the past, including baseball for Melbourne Cricket Club. I had college tryouts at Florida State University as well. 

I am currently in the process of joining the Army Reserves. 

Miles specialises in:

Strength training
Hypertrophy

Are you ready to get started today?