Founder - Rodrigo Berthona Perez
Rodrigo is the founder of Holistic Pro Health Performance on the Gold Coast. His journey in health and fitness industry started in 2001 when he completed Bachelor of Physical Education in Brazil. He worked as a personal trainer for several years and swim/triathlon coach in Brazil until moving to Australia over 10 years ago. He became an accredited fitness trainer in Australia by FISAF (International Federation of Sport Aerobic and Fitness) in 2006 then completed Level 1 High-Performance Sports Coach through C.H.E.K Institute (Corrective High-Performance Exercise Kinesiology).
Rod is a yoga practitioner and has over 10 years experience in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (brown belt) and aims to achieve black belt in the near future. He is also passionate about capoeira and surfing, which strongly influenced his coaching style and class design.
Rod has always been enthusiastic about working with professional sports athlete, and for that reason he completed an Advanced Diploma of Sports (Support Athlete and Remedial Massage) achieving excellent results with clients in professional competitions, treatment of injuries and lifestyle advise.
In 2008, he opened his own fitness studio, Holistic Pro Health Performance (HPHP), following many years in the industry. Throughout his career, Rod has continued to develop his professional skills, and has participated in training courses such as:
Ido Portal Method
DNS level 1, 2, and 3 (Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization from Prague School)
FMS level 1 (Functional Movement System)
Wim Hof Method (breath and ice bath)
FMA (Functional Muscle Acceleration - as strength trainer and mentor)
(And recently) completed level 1, 2, 3, and 4 of Ginastica Natural
At HPHP, Rod runs various group and individual fitness services for local and international athletes of all abilities. He has had the opportunity to periodically train elite Japanese and Chinese swim squads, coach a number of elite surfing champions from Australia, Brazil & Japan, as well as reaching out to local sports squads. He can adapt his training programs to meet the sports specific needs of any discipline and works well with other coaches to ensure goals are reached. He also has a great team of people working with him at HPHP. Meet the rest of the team below!
Cert IV Trainer, Physiotherapist & Qualified Pilates Instructor
Ntina has been passionately working in the health and fitness industry for the past 10 years, having completed her certificate 3 and 4 in health and fitness in 2009. It was while working as a Personal Trainer Ntina started to feel restricted with her scope of knowledge. This was her motivation to study to become a Physiotherapist. Graduating with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy in 2014. Ntina is also a qualified Mat and Reformer Pilates Instructor.
Ntina has been training with Rodrigo at HPHP for over 4 years and has been a HPHP teacher for the past 12 months. Ntina also works as a Physiotherapist from her home clinic; Tri-Motus Physio in Coolangatta.
Ntina is incredibly passionate about movement and health and it is this passion that truly resonates while working with her clients. She believes the only true fountain of youth is through smart movement encompassing mobility, strength and control in a sensible way that is sustainable through all phases of life!!
Cert iv master trainer, Fms Level one certificate & surf coach
Troy has been working in the health and fitness industry for the past 5 years, having completed his certificate IV in Personal training and Functional Movement Screen level 1 certificate. Though Troy has been educating himself with various training methods over the past 10 years as a result from the sports that he was involved in at the time.
It was during his late 20’s when Troy began studying the art of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu that he really decided to learn about the human body and, educate himself in health and fitness. “I was curious as to ways I can learn to move my body more freely, become stronger, create more endurance and achieve all this without becoming susceptible to injury’.
During this time Troy discovered Ido Portal. His philosophy of movement had Troy hooked and this was the beginning of his education into calisthenics / body weight training, yoga, acrobatics, gymnastics, weight training, the list goes on.
Troy met Rod at the start of 2018 via a friend and has been training at HPHP ever since. Troy is one of a few doing the HPHP Mentorship program and is one of the instructors at HPHP.
Troy is very passionate about his clients and their well being. Always going above and beyond to assist clients with reaching their goals and, doing so in a safe manner while achieving maximum results.
Troy’s favourite quote and in turn a philosophy he lives by is “a trainer only counts sets, reps and collects a pay cheque. A coach actually teaches and is there for that individual. A coach goes the extra mile to ensure their client reaches or gets close to reaching their goal. When a coach leaves the gym, he/she is still thinking about that client and ways to improve their training”.