BASE Lowdown: Personal Training Coach Tommy
Getting the Lowdown on personal trainer Tommy. Tommy is an Australian coach with over 10 years experience in the fitness industry. Tommy has helped clients develop a sustainable healthy lifestyle that allows them the occasional indulgence and to also see results.
Learn more about Tommy’s training style on BASE Team profile page.
What’s non-negotiable for you when it comes to fitness and health?
Be honest. I can’t help you if you’re not completely honest about your health, lifestyle and eating habits.
What’s a typical breakfast for you?
Nothing. I never eat breakfast.
How do you manage your training and diet when you’re on holiday?
Stay active and make better choices. You are not going to gain results on holidays, however you can maintain them. Then once you are back, get right into moving forward towards your goals.
What’s your best strategy to stay motivated?
Find a lifestyle that allows you to be happy while feeling confident about yourself and your body.
The best thing we can do for ourselves is…
Don’t feel guilty if you have a bad day or 2 with your diet. The body doesn’t change day to day, but it will change week to week. So if you have a bad day it’s ok, just make up for it during the rest of the week.
What’s your go-to snack?
7/11 oat raisin cookies
What do you do to relax?
Coffee and Netflix.
What’s your post-workout routine?
Sum up your dietary approach in a sentence?
I generally eat once or twice a day. My first meal is always healthy, then I enjoy all the foods I love guilt free.
Being a good personal trainer means…
Having the ability to change someone’s life.
Being able to help someone that’s at a point where they need to change or they’re experiencing serious health problems.
What’s the biggest diet mistake or misconception?
Where do I start, there are just so many misconceptions out there. Simply put, my best advice is to get your advice from an expert and not from a magazine.
What are your top tips for how to keep your energy levels up?
Results. They are the best for both motivation and energy. Plus coffee.
I believe everyone should…
Understand that there is always more than one way to reach a goal, so don’t be narrow minded and be willing to listen, learn and try new things.
“Find a lifestyle that allows you to be happy while feeling confident about yourself and your body. “
Best Bangkok Healthy Eatery? Sizzler
Favorite Cheat Meal? Hotel Buffet
Favorite Exercise? Shoulder press
Most-hated exercise? Cardio
Weird fact about you? Was on the Bachelorette Australia (reality TV show)
One thing you can’t live without? My mum