Our Team

At Physique Transformations, our team has been carefully curated by Joe Murphy.

We pride ourselves on our professionalism, knowledge and passion for all things health and fitness.

We aim for 100% satisfied clients. So if you’re not entirely happy with your training session – let us know. You’ll get that training session, and your next one, free of charge.

Joe Murphy

Head Personal Trainer

Hi my name is Joe Murphy, and this is my story.

I grew up loving sport but not actually being much good at it. My real passion was rugby league. Unfortunately I didn’t have enough talent. I was the kid who played 15 minutes on the wing once the game was beyond doubt. There’s an old joke in rugby league circles ‘what do you call someone who hangs around with footy players? A winger!’

And that was me.

I just wasn’t sporty, or athletic, or fast, or big or strong. I was tall but extremely thin, weak and slow. My dreams of being anything more than just a spectator were just that, dreams. Until I saw Rocky that is. It was Rocky 2 to be precise. During the school holidays my mum (yes mum, it’s all your fault!) took me to the video store (back when there were video stores) and I hired Rocky 2.

I was hooked. Here was someone who had what you call ‘heart’ and trained his guts out and achieved something beyond his wildest dreams.The next day I went back to the video store and hired the rest of the Rocky films and started my own journey. I began to copy everything I saw him do, and so began writing out my first programs at the age of 15.

I started to beg and borrow books, magazines and anything I could find to get information on how to train. Keep in mind this was before the age of the internet. Weights, running, boxing, interval training and pushups. Lots and lots of pushups. Then came the eating, twice what everyone my age was eating.And wouldn’t you know it. I went from playing 15 minutes a game on the wing, to playing the full game in the middle as a rangy back rower.

My first trial game after my summer training was memorable. I made 2 or 3 strong runs, including one where I beat 4 or 5 players and scored a try. The feeling was unbelievable. Wow. So this is what it feels like. I had never experienced anything like it in my life.

Within that year I earned the most improved award in the rugby league team, the best and fairest in the touch football team, made the athletic team and was captain of the cross country team. This was when I learned what work can do. If you work, and work hard, you can transform your body, your mind and achieve things that you thought were impossible.

My journey only skyrocketed from there. I realised that you didn’t have to be the most talented person out there. You had to be the one who trained the hardest, wanted it the most and that it counted if you were the last man standing running the sand hills.

That became me. I transformed myself.

I’ve been a personal trainer now for 13 years. It seemed the only logical choice for me to give the gift of what exercise can do, to as many people as possible.

My qualifications include:

– Diploma of Fitness
– Diploma of Remedial Massage
– ART Practitioner – Upper Extremities
– Level 1 Strength & Conditioning Coach
– Level 1 & 2 PICP Coach
– BioSignature Practitioner
– Level 1 & 2 BFI Coach
– Punch-fit Boxing Instructor
– Pre & Post Natal
– Children’s Trainer

Experience

15 Years PT Experience
Level 3 Personal Trainer – Fitness First
Fitness First PT of Year NSW winner – 2010
Newtown Jets Rugby League Representative
Owner/Founder of the League Fit Academy

In my spare time (what’s that?!) I can be found playing with my kids (I have 3), going to the cinemas, watching the Dragons play and spending time with my wife Joan. Oh and training, I love training!

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Chris Nasr

Senior Personal Trainer

From the age of 5 I started playing my all time favourite sport, Rugby League.

My passion for the sport is beyond words and was truly blessed to be able to play for some talented and successful teams.

I went on to represent the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs in the Harold Matthews Competition, Cronulla in SG Ball and Burwood

United in Bundy Cup. Being told by numerous coaches that I needed to “put on size” I took a year off and went on a challenging but rewarding journey. Following a traditional strength training regime and eating 6 meals a day (thanks mum!) I gained 10 kilos. I returned to football stronger than ever, but unfortunately after injuring my shoulder 3 times in a season, I had no choice but to hang up the boots.

My passion for the game will always be there and this is what drove me to become a Personal Trainer and to learning my trade under Joe Murphy. I want to be able to share the knowledge and experiences I gained with as many people as possible, and assist them in achieving their goals.

My qualifications include:

– Certificate 3 & 4 in Fitness
– Level 1 Strength & Conditioning Coach
– BioSignature Practitioner
– Level 1 & 2 BFI Coach
– Punch-fit Boxing Instructor
– Pre & Post Natal
– Children’s Trainer

Experience

– 8 Years PT Experience
– Level 3 Personal Trainer – Fitness First
– Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs Rugby League Representative
– Cronulla Sharks Rugby League Representative
– Burwood United Rugby League Representative

In my spare time I can be found playing in a local Oz Tag Competition, training in the Gym and watching my team, the Parramatta Eels play the greatest game of all.

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Ashley Nasr is one of our studio Personal Trainers in Strathfield

Ashley Nasr

Personal Trainer

I have always had a passion for sport and keeping fit, this all started from as young as my primary school years. I often found my self being very competitive, accepting nothing but the best and being the best. I have played in multiple sports including: touch football, soccer, dance, softball, cross-country and athletics. But mostly I still continue my passion for playing soccer, going onto my 9th year.

Now that I am currently at University studying Sport Science I came to the realization the full benefits of exercise and how it can change people’s lives. It was this that truly fired my passion for helping others reach their full potential and making many positives and gains in their life.

As said before I am currently studying a ‘Bachelor of Exercise & Sports Science’ at the Australian Catholic University. It is through completing this course that provided me with the tools to aid others who have set a goal for themselves but do not know how to achieve it for themselves.

Qualifications:

Certificate 3 in Fitness
Certificate 4 in Fitness
First Aid
Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science

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Antoinette Kontonis

Personal Trainer / Accounts

My name is Antoinette, I am a mother of a beautiful girl.

I love to be outdoors and make every moment of the day count. I have been a social butterfly all of my life which means I love people and will give them my all.

Balance in life is hugely important to me, in exercise and enjoying all types of foods and time with my daughter.

After years of corporate work, I joined the fitness industry to help people make a long term life style change and enjoy it every step of the way. Now working at Physique Transformations, I utilise my corporate experience by working in the office 3 days a week, and then doing my Personal Training as well.

Qualifications:

– Certificate 3 and 4 fitness
– Boxing Level 1

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Callum Ellis

Personal Trainer

Hello I’m Callum and I love health and fitness and want to help people get the results they want.

Right from a young age I’ve always been into sports and fitness. Started playing soccer when I was 5 then soon made the switch to rugby league and haven’t looked back.

I first came into the health and fitness industry through the rugby league program, League Fit Academy to strip some excess fat off and gain some strength. Having succeeded in some personal sports goal realising the extra weight training from League Fit played a massive role in my development, I fell in love with the lifestyle of fitness and sport so much that I just had to get qualified to help others in their fitness journey and sports training.

Having played SG Ball for the Balmain Tigers, I understand what it takes to put the hard work and dedication into training and I hope I can pass that on to our clients.

I love to have fun and always have a smile on my face no matter the day or time. I also really like to have a chat at the right times, but when it’s time to work we work!

My goal is still very much to play in the NRL as well as to study sport science gain even more knowledge to help athletes and everyday people with their goals.

Qualifications:

– Certificate 3 and 4 fitness
– ASCA L1 (completing)

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Hannah Miskiewicz

Mobile Personal Trainer

I have always been someone to go after adventure, which explains why I am so far from my home country (America).

Having to survive and adapt in Australia has transformed me to look at fitness in the same way but also understand how to enjoy life rather than just get through it. My passion is to help unlock your inner warrior or calm yogi inside.

I want to challenge you and for you to be the best person that can allow the concept of being healthy inspire you and cause you to go after big dreams and goals. I tend to have both extremes in me when I train to learn to be a fighter to live the best life but also to learn as much as I can and enjoy the little moments.

“You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” —C.S. Lewis.

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Jason Jasmin

Personal Trainer

Jason has always had a great passion on 3 things; Learning, People & Moving Around. He was a decent basketball player when he was a teenager; but turned to strength training during his gap year as most teenagers would, to improve his confidence physically and mentally.

However due to a lack of investment in coaches / personal trainers he developed a few imbalances, niggles and issues due to improper training practices. As a result, he went and “nerded out” as much as he could at his beloved University of Technology, Sydney eventually finishing a thesis ‘Neuromuscular Fatigue in Rugby Union’ as part of his full-time internship with the NSW Waratahs organization.

Besides his cherished university experience, he has been working as a personal trainer for 2 years and been in the gym environment for 5 years. He has also travelled overseas to network with internationally renowned coaches, trainers, rehab specialists within the field of human performance and will continue to do so when he can.

“Slow and Steady Wins the Race” – Aesop’s Fable of the Tortoise & the Hare

Consistency over Intensity therefore HEALTH = HABIT (Lifestyle)

Qualifications/Experiences

– First Class Honours in Sport & Exercise Science

– Level 1 Strength & Conditioning Coach (ASCA)

– Interned with the Professional Teams of NSW Waratahs, Sydney FC and the Sydney Kings.

– Certificate 3 & 4 Fitness

– Women’s Head Strength & Conditioning Coach – Manly United Football Club

Fun Facts:

– Jason means = Healer in Greek (Extra fun fact: I love transitioning people from Rehab to High Performance and thus pursuing Physiotherapy in the near future).

– I love combat sports… don’t talk to me about the boxing or MMA scene or your ears will be chewed off.

– Big Foodie, Old Soul, Wanderlust partaker, Amateur Philosopher

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Nicohl Parekalam

Mobile Personal Trainer

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Ready to start training?

If you want to train with Physique Transformations and the best personal trainers Sydney has to offer,  please give us a call on 0431 589 153, or contact us.