Local Tyson Brown takes a very personal approach to training his clients. His training takes two forms. One is online training, where programs are comprehensive and personalised. Tyson’s clients are from all over Australia as well as overseas. The other is training clients at Sydney Park in Alexandria.
Programs vary to suit the needs of the individual. Components include cardiovascular fitness, weight training, body shaping and nutrition. From the outset, Tyson establishes a high level of communication between himself and his clients during classes and in between.
“Regular communication is vital,” he says. “I am available at any time to explain any component of a client’s program, and to tweak if necessary. It is of major importance to set my clients up to maintain their long-term health, even after they finish their course of lessons with me.”
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New Hall of Fame legends
Cricket star Dennis Lillee and swimming hero Ian Thorpe have been elevated to legend status in the Sport Australia Hall of Fame. The pair join 42 other Australian sporting icons, including Evonne Goolagong-Cawley, Sir Donald Bradman, Dawn Fraser, Bart Cummings and Cathy Freeman, in receiving Sport Australia’s highest honour. Athletes must be retired for at least 15 years before being considered for elevation to legend status.
Lillee, whose stellar 70-test career ended in 1984, was inducted into the Hall of Fame the following year but has had to wait another 37 years to be recognised as a legend. When he left international cricket, Lillee was the leading test wicket-taker with 355 and his tally remains as the fourth-highest for an Australian, only behind Shane Warne, Glenn McGrath and Nathan Lyon. “We had some great teams during my career, but more than anything, they were all great blokes. They were like family,” Lillee said.
The most successful male Olympian in Australia’s history, Thorpe’s feats in the pool saw him placed into the Hall of Fame in 2008. In nine years of elite swimming, Thorpe won five Olympic gold medals and he set 23 world records. As a 17 year-old, Thorpe was the star of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games, claiming three gold and two silver medals in front of his home crowd. “It’s an honour and a privilege to be part of a group of people who have shaped the Australian sporting and cultural identity around the world,” Thorpe said.