The Team

John Paul

Head Powerlifting Coach

All of our members are coached by Powerlifting Australia National Team Coach, John Paul Cauchi.

JP is an experienced and well-respected coach in the powerlifting community.

An experienced athlete himself, JP has competed at four IPF World Championships, winning the World Junior 66kg Championships in 2014 and 2015 as well as a number of continental and Australian championships.

With a BSci (Anatomy), JP’s tertiary education allows him a unique perspective to the human body and movement. His knowledge base is versatile and adaptable and can help optimise your technique to maximise performance and injury prevention.

JP’s coaching resume is extensive. Having coached numerous World, Asian, Oceania and Australian Champions as well as countless World and Australian records, JP’s experience coaching powerlifting is substantial. He has taken novices to the elite level and the elite level to the World Championships.

Matt

Powerlifting Coach

Having interned with JP for a large portion of 2018, Matt fell in love with the sport of Powerlifting and the people of Powerlifting Australia. Borne from the experience, Matt has since coached a number of local and national competitions and has steered the ship for the success of The Strength Fortress online coaching platform.

With a dynamic and holistic approach to powerlifting, Matt likes to see the body as a whole machine, bringing up weaknesses and movement deficiencies away from the barbell to enable the lifter to move under the barbell better than ever. Matt’s broad lens but keen eye for detail is extremely valuable in ensuring no stone is unturned on the gym floor.

Billie

Powerlifting and Nutrition Coach

Billie specialises in making the beginner athlete feel comfortable and confident in a new gym environment. She will of course challenge you and push you outside of your comfort zone, but remains an extremely supportive presence in the gym.

As an exercise and sport scientist, yoga teacher, nutrition coach and athlete, Billie’s approach to powerlifting as a competitive or recreational sport is very all encompassing, as she prides herself and her coaching style on the consideration of all elements of the individuals health and life; and not the sport as an exclusive entity.

Let’s do this !