MARK Meyers has the energy of at least four people, so it's probably a good thing he works in fitness.
Mr Meyers, the centre manager for Horsham Aquatic Centre, is a finalist for not one but two categories for Fitness Australia.
He is a finalist for Club Manager of the Year and Male Group Fitness Instructor of the Year.
Mr Meyers said he was surprised and shocked when he found out.
"I was very humbled because I don't think what I do more special or different than what all my other group fitness instructors," he said.
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There are upwards of 60 staff at the centre, Mr Meyers said his team was what made the place such a great place to work.
My Meyers said the best part of his work, was his community.
"Group fitness - it's really good to be able to engage with people and to have fun, and actually help people get fitter and stronger in that group environment," he said.
When it comes to his team, Mr Meyers likes to see the best in people and see people thrive.
"I like to lead from the front, I like to empower all of our staff," he said.
"I like to get a lot of their feedback and let people achieve their best at what they want to achieve."
While My Meyers has a back ground in martial arts, such as jujitsu and boxing, and his focus is functional fitness.
"I want to help people get the most out of their bodies," he said.
Mr Meyers training is in total resistance exercises, body weight and is a Spartan SGX coach for obstacle course racing.
"I'm also an animal flow coach," he said.
"It's like a blend between animalistic movements, yoga and high intense body work as well.
"One of the mentality of animal flow is millimeters matter, so it's very much to do with how your body works, what's happening with your movement and how you can improve that.
"It crosses all age ranges, barriers and fitness levels."
Mr Meyers is passionate about getting people their desired level of fitness regardless of any barriers but he is also driven to empower people, especially with at risk and vulnerable youth.
Mr Meyers previously worked for Uniting and worked with young people for over 10 years.
He would use martial arts and parkour to help traumatised young people with their mindfulness and resilience.
Mr Meyers brought a similar program to the centre with a program called Risky Kids.
"The best thing for me in regards to programs like Risky Kids or personal training is that to empower people to make changes in themselves," he said.
"If I can work myself out of a job as a someone's personal trainer, that's my end goal.
"The best thing for Risky Kids helping children become empowered and become better people.
"It's all about helping people be empowered and taking responsibility and ownership for their health and wellness."
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