Triathlon Coaching Melbourne

Head Coach of Davey Black Triathlon

Education:  Bachelor of Science (Microbiology, Nutrition, Psychology) – UniSA

Experience:  Tri Australia Performance Coach | Tri Ireland L1 Coach | Sports Consultant – CIT Ireland | Cert IV in Training and Assessment | SASRAPID Swim Instructor | Kids Learn to Swim Instructor | Freestyle Martial Arts | Muay Thai Kickboxing | Institute of Motion Member

Steve Davis

Sports Director & Performance Manager

Biography

As the Performance Manager and Head Coach of Davey Black Triathlon, Performance Coach Steve Davis brings a holistic approach to training, and has seen athletes flourish under the training philosophies that he has developed over the last decade of training and coaching.

Steve competed at high level junior tennis and Aussie Rules Footy before moving into Freestyle Martial Arts, Muay Thai and then Triathlon later in life. Starting as a pure beginner, and lacking natural talent in triathlon, hard work and determination saw him get to the Long Course World Championships. While the birth of his three kids have slowed him down a little, he still managed to compete in several Ironman distance Triathlons and maintains a healthy and holistic approach to training and fitness.

Coach Steve lived in Ireland for 3 years building successful Coaching and Personal Training business, before relocating back to Australia, creating the triathlon club and opening the Davey Black Fitness Studio for triathlon coaching Melbourne. His dream is to build a team that delivers the highest quality advice, coaching and support to everyone, regardless of their current fitness level. He is determined to help those who do not believe in themselves to get out and get active.

Education: Triathlon Australia Development Coach | Triathlon Australia Tri-Active Coach | Ironman Coaching Certification | European Health and Fitness Certificate Level 3 and 4 | Masters of Counselling at Monash University

Experience: Mental Health and Physical Activity Coordinator | Cognitive Behaviour Councillor | Children’s Mental Health Councillor | Development Triathlon Coach |  Squad Triathlon Coach |  Personal Training | Group Fitness Trainer

Nestor Rivera

Strength & Conditioning Coach | Triathlon Development Coach

Biography

Nestor has a high level of knowledge in the areas of Fitness, Running, Triathlon and Mental Health. He utilises these skills to create programs, sessions and an overall environment that provide the highest level of support and effective training for every member.

Using his experience as a fitness, running and triathlon Coach and his many years as a high-level athlete, Nestor promotes healthy habits and focusses on inclusive support that helps every person, so that regardless of their background, they feel welcome in their new environment.

Nestor has completed The Boston Marathon (USA), Miami Marathon (USA), Disney World Orlando Marathon (USA), Panama International Marathon (Panama), The “Flowers” Marathon (Colombia), Lima’s Marathon (Peru) and Melbourne Marathon (Australia).

Nestor has trained, raced and coached within Australia, Spain and the USA.

Education: Bachelor of Sports Science, Cert III & IV in Fitness – Australian College of Sport & Fitness, Bachelor of Sports Psychology – Monash Uni (studying) | Triathlon Australia Foundation Tri Coach

Experience: Colombian National Triathlon Team Member | 2015 National Sprint Distance Champion | 3rd place in the 2015 Triathlon American Cup | Top 10 finishes in the Triathlon National Championships, the Triathlon Pan America Cup, Central American and Caribbean Championships and the Triathlon Pam American Championships | Swimming Coach | Institute of Motion Member

Andrea Ramos Angarita

Strength & Conditioning Coach / Assistant Triathlon Coach

Biography

Andrea Ramos Angarita is a triathlete, Tri Australia Foundation Coach and Swim Coach with a degree in Sports Science, currently studying Sports Psychology, and holds her Cert III & IV in Fitness Coaching.

Andrea was a member of the Colombian National Triathlon Team. She was the 2015 National Sprint Distance Champion, 3rd place in the 2015 Triathlon American Cup and top 10 finishes in the Triathlon National Championships, the Triathlon Pan America Cup, Central American and Caribbean Championships and the Triathlon Pam American Championships.

Andrea joins the Davey Black Team as an amazingly skilled all-rounder, utilising her experience in athlete S&C in the Sports Performance centre, her swim coaching for our Open Water Swimming and her Triathlon Coaching and racing experience taking on the role of our Tri2gether Schools Tri Coach.

Strength & Conditioning Coach

Education:  Cert III & IV in Fitness – Australian Institute of Fitness

Experience: Level 1 & 2 Boxing | Triathlete S&C Coach | Triathlon Victoria TRIactive Coach | Metafit Coach | Institue of Motion Member | Health Consultant | Personal Endurance Training | Multiple Marathon Finisher | Multiple Ironman Finisher |

Louise Hodgins

Strength & Conditioning Coach

Biography

To Louise, exercise is an important, meaningful part of daily living.  Everyone has busy schedules these days, but she believes exercise should be prioritised and incorporated into your schedule to become a daily routine.  Louise is a passionate believer that exercise can prevent health problems and improve quality of life, and she is driven to helping everyone achieve their fitness and lifestyle goals.

Louise’s philosophy focuses on continued lifelong learning as she works towards enhancing the well-being of her clients by empowering them with the knowledge, skills, support, guidance and resources to assist and inspire them on their journey to a healthier lifestyle. She works together with each client to transform their quality of life. Through active participation in regular fitness sessions and the integration of guided fitness programs, Louise turns health goals into reality, all in a caring, fun, and dynamic environment.

Louise’s love of fitness started at an early age with team sports. She grew up playing Netball and Basketball, and since then has added Long Distance Running and Triathlons to her passions. Louise owned and operated a personal training business in the Bayside area for 3 years, working with a wide variety of clients from busy time poor Mums to highly motivated athletes.

In her spare time Louise loves Bike Riding, Trail Walks, enjoying a glass of wine and hanging out with her Rag Doll Cats Spencer and Elle

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