Brendan is passionate about fitness as well as passing on his knowledge to others. It is these combined interests which have drawn Brendan to coaching.


Brendan has a broad background in sports and fitness, playing any sport that was available throughout his schooling years – including rugby union, touch football and cricket. Brendan also represented his school at the state level in swimming, athletics and touch football.

It was through rugby union that Brendan found CrossFit. With the desire to become a bigger, faster, and stronger athlete, he consulted his older brother Pat who introduced him to the CrossFit training methodology.

Brendan’s love for CrossFit came about after his good friend suffered horrific injuries from a car accident. The accident saw his friend hospitalised for 6 months and his weight spiral out of control as a result. To do something about it, the two started training together in a garage gym set up. This is where Brendan’s passion for CrossFit really took hold.

Brendan is the co-owner and head coach of Crossfit Canberra.

Brendan loved that despite his friend’s physical limitations due to his accident, they could still train together and complete the same workout due to the scalability and inclusiveness of the CrossFit style of training. Brendan’s friend lost over 40kg and has kept the weight off thanks to CrossFit. This success sparked Brendan’s aspirations to guide others to achieving the seemingly impossible, and help them reach their health and fitness goals.

In 2013, Brendan moved to Canberra where along with his brother Pat they opened CrossFit Canberra. From humble beginnings, the gym grew, as did Brendan’s knowledge and expertise, spending his time continually learning and always looking to develop his coaching skills. Brendan’s aim is to help the everyday person achieve their goals by giving them the tools and knowledge to be successful.

Through his constant thirst for knowledge Brendan became the first coach in the ACT to be accredited with a CrossFit level 3 certificate and the only certified CrossFit trainer (CCFT) in the ACT.

Courses and Educational Background

  • CrossFit Trainers Course Level 1

  • CrossFit Trainers Course Level 2

  • CrossFit Trainers Course Level 3 

  • Certified CrossFit Trainer 

  • CrossFit Speciality Course - Football

  • CrossFit Speciality Course - Gymnastics

  • Australian Weightlifting Federation Level 1

  • Australian Weightlifting Federation Level 2

  • Certificate III in Group Fitness

  • Certificate IV in Personal Training

  • Poliquin Group - Biosignature modulation 1

  • Certificate in First aid and CPR



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