Our People

Matthew Taylor - Owner/Operator

  • Cert. III Gym Instruction
  • Cert. IV Personal Training
  • Master Trainer
  • Certified and registered with Fitness Australia
  • Senior First Aid Certificate
  • Level 1 Athletics Coach
  • Sports Medicine Australia Level 1 Sports Trainer
  • ASCA Level 1 Strength and Conditioning Coach
  • THUMP Advanced Boxing/Kickboxing Instructor
  • Level 2 Boot Camp Instructor
  • level 2 Kettle Bell Instructor
  • Fitness Co-ordinator Parramatta Grade Cricket Club 2006-2008
  • Head Trainer Mounties Bunderberg Red Cup Rugby League Club 2008-2009
  • Strength and Conditioning Coach Parramatta Eels Premier League, Rugby League Club 2011

Introduce yourself and why you wanted to become a trainer.

Hi my name Matthew Taylor I am the co-owner of Body Blitz Personal Training Studio located in the Girraween and Greystanes area. I first started working in the fitness industry in 1997, I really enjoyed helping people and seeing them reach their goals and achieving results so I decided to make a career change and pursue a full time position in the fitness industry. There are a few reasons why I become a personal trainer, I initially started studying to improve my understanding and knowledge of health and fitness to help me with my own training and performance goals. This was when I first thought of working as a Personal Trainer so I could share my knowledge and experience with others to help them achieve their health and fitness goals.

What type of training do you do/enjoy?

I enjoy all types of training as long as the session is challenging I will give anything a go. I have always enjoyed running, boxing and strength training recently I have been really enjoying doing obstacle course races. They are great for team building and getting you out of your comfort zone a lot of our clients really loving them too.

Why do you train? (Include Training goals, for fun competition etc.)

The reason why I train is because I love it!!! I believe that if you want to be a role model towards others you can’t just ‘’talk the talk’’ you need to ‘’walk the walk’’ what I mean by this is led by example. Don’t ask clients to do things that you wouldn’t do yourself. I also have specific goals I want to achieve for myself and this also motivates me to train such as running the city2surf or competing in an Obstacle Race Course.

How do you stay motivated?

I am motivated by heaps of things, I can sit down and watch a Rocky movie and I want to go for a workout after it. Training clients really motivates me seeing them smashing the workouts I am giving them and watching achieving great results. When I am preparing for a particular event which requires specific training programs and goals or benchmarks to set throughout my training cycles, these are really important to me and keep me motivated to stay on track.

What sports you have done in the past? (Team or otherwise)

As a kid I was always in to sport at a young age I played cricket and I also did marital arts for a long time, but I couldn’t wait to be old enough to play my first game of rugby league and from that point on I loved it!!! I played from that day on for the next 15 years and it was a fantastic time in my life I really enjoyed the mateship and teamwork involved with playing footy and I am still great friends with a lot of the boys that I played with. This is what also led me to becoming a Strength and Conditioning Coach, I missed not playing footy so I wanted to be an S&C coach so I could still be involved with the sport and that team environment.


Bryan Teodoruk - Owner/Operator

  • Cert. III Gym Instruction
  • Cert. IV Personal Training
  • Cert. IV Business Management
  • Diploma of Fitness (Exercise Specialist)
  • Certified and registered with Fitness Australia
  • Senior First Aid Certificate
  • Level 1 Olympic Lifting coach
  • Level 1 Kettle bell instructor
  • Level 1 Athletics Coach
  • THUMP Advanced Boxing/Kickboxing Instructor
  • ASCA Level 1 Strength and Conditioning Coach
  • Assistant Fitness Co-ordinator Parramatta Grade Cricket Club 2006-2008
  • Trainer Mounties Bunderberg Red Cup Rugby League Club 2008-2009

Introduce yourself and why you wanted to become a trainer.

My name is Bryan Teodoruk and I’m the co-founder of Body Blitz Personal Training Studio which we started in March of 2006.

I wanted to become a trainer mainly for the lifestyle. I wanted to go to work every day and love what I do. And I can honestly say that I do love being a personal trainer.

I also have a real passion for helping and teaching. When you see someone reach their goal, it is very rewarding and gives me great job satisfaction.

What type of training do you do/enjoy?

With my training I like to set long term goals and work towards them. At the moment I’m focussed on improving my strength and have some specific goals in mind. So my type of training at the moment is based around powerlifting, which I’m hooked on at the moment.

Why do you train? (Include Training goals, for fun competition etc.)

I train because I love it! Some days I feel tired and sluggish or stressed but as soon as I start training, all that goes away. The sense of accomplishment you get from achieving your training goals for that day is a great feeling too.

I also train because I believe in longevity in my movement. I don’t want to be that person in their 60’s who cannot get out and enjoy life.

How do you stay motivated?

Motivation to train has never been an issue for me, I love it that much. But if I was to pick one thing I would have to say the clients I train. I firmly believe you need to practice what you preach and lead by example.

What sports you have done in the past? (Team or otherwise)

In my teens I competed in a wide variety of sports from Rugby League, Karate and indoor soccer. Since having the studio I haven’t had the time to play sports. But every year we always compete in a few obstacle races and they are always heaps of fun.


Ryan Tam - Exercise Scientist / Dietitian / Personal Trainer

  • Accredited Practicing Dietitian (APD)
  • Provisional Sports Dietitian
  • Accredited Exercise Scientist (AES)
  • Bachelor of Applied Science (Exercise and Sport Science)
  • Masters of Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Cert III - Gym Instructor
  • Cert IV - Personal Training
  • Wellness Coaching - Level 1
  • ZUU Instructor - Level 1
  • ISAK Anthropometrist - Level 1
  • Senior First Aid Certificate
  • Certified and registered with Fitness Australia

Introduce yourself and why you wanted to become a trainer.

I’m Ryan – dietitian, exercise scientist and personal trainer. I have been in the fitness industry for almost 4 years now and started my journey after being fed-up (pun intended) with being overweight and unfit. I made some diet and exercise changes to my lifestyle, which in turn cultivated my interest in health and fitness. I am now fitter and stronger than ever, and have not looked back since. Two university degrees later, I am a qualified exercise scientist and dietitian equipped with the tools to help you get fit and healthy. It won’t happen overnight, but I’m here to help you get there.

What type of training do you do/enjoy?

I enjoy high intensity CrossFit-style (functional) exercise, utilising a mixture of aerobic (running, rowing, jumping, skipping), Olympic lifting, gymnastics and powerlifting movements. I like workouts that leave you in a sweaty mess, hunched over, gasping for air. I don’t always enjoy it at the time, but it feels great when it’s over.

Aside from that, bodyweight movements (pullups, push ups, burpees, squats etc.) are my favourite, so expect to do plenty of those if you’re training with me.

Why do you train? (Include Training goals, for fun competition etc.)

I train for fun but also because I like to test out what the human body can do. I enjoy entering the odd CrossFit competition to see how my skills and fitness stack up against others.

My goals are the moment include:

  • Freestanding handstand hold
  • 2m handstand walk
  • 100kg clean and jerk

How do you stay motivated?

When you enjoy what you do, it is easier to stay motivated. Having fun, learning new skills and techniques and constantly swapping around the exercise regime is key to staying motivated. I find nothing more motivating that seeing myself improve at something I’m not good at (i.e. lifting heavy stuff).

I also have my occasional off-training day where I feel like I just am going through motions, but that’s okay, it happens to everyone. Just have to try harder next time.

What sports you have done in the past? (Team or otherwise)

Can’t say I’ve done any sport recently. Too busy helping everyone else becoming fitter and healthier!


Ben Dillon - Personal Trainer

  • Cert III - Gym Instructor
  • Cert IV - Personal Training
  • THUMP Boxing Instructor - Level 1 & Advanced
  • Sports Trainer - Level 1
  • ASCA Level 1 Strength and Conditioning Coach
  • Senior First Aid Certificate
  • Certified and registered with Fitness Australia

Why did you become a personal trainer?

My name is Ben, I wanted to become a personal trainer to help people begin and continue their journey on the way to living and leading a healthier lifestyle. I always had a passion, verging on an obsession with fitness and training, being able to share that with others is amazing, being a PT offers a much deeper sense of accomplishment to know that you helped make a difference in the community.

What type of training do you do/enjoy?

Currently training has been focusing on improving strength and functionality, whilst maintaining my cardio and endurance base through training/playing soccer. I also try to get back to Muay Thai when I can to keep up my skills.

Why do you train? (Include Training goals, for fun competition etc.)

I train because it has always been a great way for me to relieve stress and have fun. No matter what happens during the day, I know I can go into the gym and just smash myself to exhaustion and by that point I am too tired to stress or worry about anything. Training keeps me even keeled.

How do you stay motivated?

Motivation has never been an issue for me as I’ve been training since a very young age and it’s really been the one constant in my life. However, seeing people reach their goals or even just making little breakthroughs in their training gives me all the motivation I need.

What sports you have done in the past? (Team or otherwise)

I’ve always competed and participated in sports since I was a little kid, I’ve played soccer for the better part of sixteen years. I love the team atmosphere, the competitive environment as well as the great friendships that I’ve formed over that time period. I have also trained in muay Thai kickboxing since I was fifteen and have had an amateur bout.


Kameel Andraos - Personal Trainer

 

Introduce yourself and why you wanted to become a trainer.

Hi everyone, my name is Kameel and I’ve been involved in the fitness industry for 2+ years now. I’ve always had a passion for health, fitness and sharing that same passion with other people. My passion led me to completing a Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science degree and a Masters of Exercise Physiology (which is in the process and completed in June 2018).

What type of training do you do/enjoy?

I currently train 4-5 times a week doing a variety of strength training and aerobic training programs. I enjoy going for outdoor runs on the weekend and engaging in group boxing workouts.

Why do you train? (Include Training goals, for fun competition etc.)

My main reason for training is mainly to improve strength, fitness, confidence and stress relief. If I had to pick out a specific goal it would have to be reaching 80kg (plus 10kg) of lean muscle mass by the end of 2018.

How do you stay motivated?

I try to surround myself with like-minded people to stay motivated. Remembering why I started and asking myself “Will I regret skipping this workout?” are ways that work for me to stay motivated and hungry for more.

What sports you have done in the past? (Team or otherwise)

I used to play competitive weekend soccer and Oz-tag during weekdays but now only do so on occasions during spare time. I’ve recently taken up boxing and long-distance running which I thoroughly enjoy doing.