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Beyond Best

A multi-pronged approach to a healthy lifestyle.

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Established 12 years ago, Beyond Best takes pride in its complete approach to health and fitness.

At the beginning of the Beyond Best journey, Founder Beni Cook recognised that, while the majority of people understood the importance of training, they weren’t necessarily looking upon it as one part of a multi-pronged approach to a healthy lifestyle.

Beni’s vision was to establish a supportive and educational environment in which other health factors such as diet, sleep and stress would be a focus. The goal of this fresh approach to personal training was to enable the development and maintenance of a sustainable and robust body through a healthy relationship with fitness.

And it’s a vision which has been delivered on, time and time again. Just ask our thousands of happy clients!

Beni Cook

Beni has always been interested in taking a positive approach to helping people. An expert in health and fitness, Beni has spent the last 16 years motivating and guiding clients towards achieving their goals. Whether through weight loss programs, strength training or Muay Thai boxing (his speciality!) Beni is passionate about working with people who are looking to make positive changes to their wellbeing.

“One of my greatest joys is to see people get healthier, to help them exceed their expectations and actualize their goals. All while realizing that exercise is fun”.

Beni opened the doors to Beyond Best Personal Training in 2002, choosing Fitzroy’s Goodlife Health Club as its base due to the area’s vibrancy. Beni has worked with everyone from people living with obesity right through to professional athletes. No matter what challenges his clients are faced with, Beni prides himself on treating everyone as an individual and creating bespoke wellbeing programs that achieve success.

Zac Polglaze

Zac is an enthusiastic sporting fan and basketball player, joining the fitness industry 3 years ago. He loves talking about the ‘why’ of fitness, helping clients to understand why certain movements work the way they do, and how to use them to best enhance their health and fitness. Always willing to take on new clients, Zac is passionate about creating long-lasting changes in his client’s lives.

 

“It’s an amazing feeling to see someone reach their goals. Watching clients walk out of our sessions pain free after years of back and joint pain says it all”.

Zac believes training with purpose wields the best results, and always encourages his clients to stay motivated and future-focused, rather than just going through the motions. His interests include strength and conditioning, bodybuilding, mobility, range of strength, sport specific and functional training.

Nathan Dulics

Nathan is a highly skilled personal trainer with over 5 years’ experience in the sport and exercise industry. As a sports trainer for Melbourne Football Club, Melbourne Cricket Club Football Club and Bundoora Football Netball Club, Nathan has extensive experience in sport-specific coaching and athlete development, culminating in being the strength and conditioning coach for Casey Demons, a Melbourne Football Club VFL affiliate.

 

“I love working with clients who are motivated to make a positive change in themselves, and those around them. The power of movement, nutrition, and a healthy lifestyle cannot be understated.”
Nathan specialises in all aspects of personal training, and is particularly passionate about weight management, mental health and productivity, and injury rehabilitation. He holds a Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Blue Belt, loves incorporating functional exercise with mixed martial arts training, and is currently studying towards a Master of Clinical Exercise Science and Rehabilitation.  

Ben Semmens

Ben has been a part of the health and fitness industry for over a decade, working as a personal trainer for the past 3 years. With a Bachelor of Health Science and Nutrition, he is passionate about giving his clients a well-rounded health experience, combining his knowledge of strength training and nutrition to help clients reach their fitness goals. 

 

I want all my clients to walk out of the gym knowing that they learned something and are progressing towards their health goals. But most importantly I want them to walk out with a smile on their face. If it’s not fun, it’s not worth doing.”

Taking a holistic approach to his training, Ben’s main goal as a trainer is to help his clients feel happier, healthier, and stronger in all aspects of life. Particularly interested in muscle growth and strength training, Ben is also studying Psychology to better understand his client’s motivations and mindset while training, educating them to apply training methods and tools in the long term.

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