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WHo ARE

OUR TRAINERS

 
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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. 

The most important point is to be sure that the right exercises are being performed correctly, reducing total stress on the body. My programs are designed to produce high training strength & conditioning for athletes through to people seeking everyday fitness. I take inspiration from all areas of Health & Fitness knowledge, using a scientifically sound & multidisciplinary corrective exercise program.
— Rodrigo Berthona (Founder)

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!


 
 

Ross Armour

 
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Ross has been involved in the health and fitness for twenty years. After studying for a Diploma in Sports Therapy in Glasgow he pursued a career in professional rugby playing in Scotland, New Zeland, Ireland, England, USA and Hong Kong.

Ross has also represented Scotland at age group and school level, played for Hong Kong in the Asian 5 nations competition (15 aside) and also represented Hong Kong at the Hong Kong sevens and the Tokyo sevens. 

In 2009, Ross along with the current owner Jeremy Meyer, set up, built and ran as the owner/head trainer of R.A.W. Real Athletic Workouts, which was one of Hong Kong’s most sought after training studios for client care and results, as well as trainer education.

Ross’s passion for helping clients achieve their potential has led him to train with/under and work alongside a number of the world’s most renowned strength fitness movement and health professionals in the industry, including Charles Poliquin, Ido Portal, Andre Benoit, Eoin Lacey, Jon Conner and Christopher Sommers. 

Over the years, Ross completed many different courses such as Charles Poliquin Bio-signature Practitioner, Charles Poliquin Level 1,2 and 3 PICP trainer, Irish Strength Institute Mentorship Programme (Eoin Lacey), Canadian Strength Institute Hypertrophy Academy (Andre Benoit), GymnasticBodies Seminar course completition (Christopher Sommers), Movement Camp Seminar (Ido Portal), Diploma modules in Sports Therapy, International Kettlebell Fitness Federation Instructor level 1 and 2 (Steve Cotter), NASM personal training and NASM instructor for pre and post natal clients. Today, Ross is one of the trainer’s at Holistic Pro Health Performance where he runs some of the Holistica movement classes and also offer personal training and nutritional programs.

 

Vincent Huang

 
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Vincent is passionate about movement exploration and cultivation of discipline. He started his career in the fitness industry in 2006, and has since developed strong skills in various fields of physical training and rehabilitation. Beyond his experience as a CHEK Exercise Coach and Holistic Lifestyle Coach, he regularly applies NKT (Neurokinetic Therapy) to clients to help reduce their physical pain and improve their athletic performance. 

As an avid student of Ido Portal, Vincent also studies into various aspects of physical training, including gymnastics, hand balancing, and dancing. He is meticulous, methodical, and friendly in his teaching, and aims to educate his students and clients to move and exercise with competency and confidence, and ultimately with understanding and fun.