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


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.

Strength & Conditioning Coach

Education: Bachelor of Exercise Physiology – UNSW, Bachelor of Physiotherapy – UNSW, Cert III & IV in Fitness – Australian Institute of Fitness

Experience: Boxing Level 1 | Exercise for children and adolescents | Principles of Athlete Strength and Conditioning | Exercise for older adults | Nutrition and Weight Management | Surf Life Saving (QLD) | Institute of Motion Member

Shaun Rayner

Strength & Conditioning Coach / Assistant Triathlon Coach


Shaun is a motivated fitness professional whose own fitness journey paved the path for his career as a personal trainer. He spent the majority of his youth competing professionally in both cycling and swimming, and from there, he turned to a career in the fitness industry.

Shaun raced track cycling from 10 years old and excelled at sprint racing. He was chosen to train at the AIS as a teenager and won multiple junior championship races. He also swam competitively as a junior and throughout uni, gaining recognition at 50m Fly.

Shaun is constantly driven by a desire to not only improve himself, but to see all of his clients succeed and achieve their goals. He is particularly interested in the areas of weight loss, strength and conditioning training and mobility. Having come from a professional swimming and cycling background, Shaun has a high level of expertise in delivering sports specific strength & conditioning and mobility programs to swim, bike, run and multi-sport athletes. This, coupled with his Exercise Physiology and Physiotherapy background, means that Shaun is able to work with people who have specific goals and help them through injury prevention, injury management and rehab, training them in a style that embraces both a rehabilitation and functional approach.

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


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

Exercise Specialist

Education:  Bachelor of Science (Exercise Physiology)      – University of Arizona

Experience: Exercise Specialist – Arizona Rehab Centre | Cert III & IV in Fitness | Pre and Post Natal Training | Institute of Motion Mentorship Lvl 1 & 2 |  Rehab Trainer Lvl 1 |  ZUU Lvl 1 & 2 Certified Trainer |  Effective Movement Training |  Boxing for Fitness Lvl 1 |  TRx, ViPR, Sandbell Certified Trainer

Brett Thompson

Mobility & Movement Coach


Brett’s biggest passion is helping people move better, whether it is for daily activity, to perform better or stay injury free. Brett knows that after years of gruelling training, the body should be trained to move freely using three-dimensional multi-level movement, not smashing it until you can’t move. There is a place for training hard, but the body needs to be in the right shape and functional capability to perform consistently at that level.

Brett has a Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences majoring in Exercise Physiology from the University of Arizona and spent 3 years an exercise specialist for a rehab facility in Arizona. Brett has established a successful personal training career over 8 years with several mainstream fitness providers.

In his youth, Brett was a competitive tennis player and a keen in-line and ice hockey player. More recently, Brett trained and competed in triathlons. Initially, it was something that he just did for fun, progressing over the years to the Age Group World Championships in Hamburg, Germany then continuing to half ironman and full ironman distances.

Having lived, studied and trained internationally, Brett has experienced different cultures, ideas and training structures. Brett has trained and worked with people from a wide range of backgrounds from professional athletes to those who haven’t been active for many years. With different goals; from training for big events, sports specific, losing weight and improving fitness, Brett knows how to get the best out of every-body.

Fitness Trainer

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

Experience:  ICN Bikini competitor – Gold x 2 | Zuu bronze trainer

Caitlyn Mcguinness



Caitlyn is a trainer that has been through her own weight loss journey and knows first-hand what it takes to succeed.

Through her fitness lifestyle change, Caitlyn has lost and kept off 20kgs as well as winning 2 x gold medals at a state level body building competition. Exercising and maintaining a healthy lifestyle is a priority for her and she is a major advocate for people taking the time out of their busy lives to move and look after your health on a daily basis.

Caitlyn has worked in both commercial and boutique gyms, taking group fitness classes and personal training sessions. She works together with her clients to find exercise and food options that can be enjoyed without over restricting, all the while still improving your overall health.

Caitlyn loves to create a great vibe for everyone involved in her classes and can certainly push you to your limits with your training. In her down time, she loves to push her own fitness levels with alternative training, get outside and be active and spend time with friends and family over a cheese platter and a glass of wine.

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