Damian’s interest in an active lifestyle started already as a young boy. He grew up on the Gold Coast playing many different sports, cricket and rugby league were his favourites. He represented Queensland in all underage cricket championships and he decided to focus on his cricket career in favour of other sports. Damian has been successfully playing for the Gold Coast Dolphins for 17 years and also spent seven summer seasons in England playing professional cricket, which is a great achievement and experience that he will never forget.
Becoming a Trainer
Damian started to enjoy the fitness side of sports in his late teens, it was a natural progression for him from playing sports to now working with fitness, a career choice that has proved to be very successful. As he moved back to the Gold Coast permanently, he started combining cricket with Personal Training.
Damian has been with Fitness Enhancement as a Personal Trainer for over six years, his favourite part of the job is the diversity of clients that he has had the privilege to train during his years as a personal trainer. Working both in the studio in Nerang and with mobile clients on the Gold Coast, Damian’s sessions are catered to his client’s individual goals, he mixes resistance training with influences from boxing and his own experiences as an athlete.
Five questions with Damian Wallis
What is your biggest achievement as a Personal Trainer?
I see any client that I have helped achieve their goals as a big achievement. Also training some clients for more than five years is an achievement as it must mean that I am doing something right.
What is your most memorable training session?
Any session where I see a client walking out of here buzzing is memorable for me.
What is your favourite exercise as a trainer?
Chin ups/pull ups – they use a lot of muscle groups and you can do it outside or in a gym.
What is your favourite exercise or sport out of work?
What is your favourite quote?
“You get out of it, what you put into it.”