Cnr Hope Island Rd & Activa Way
Hope Island. Queensland
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Our Trainers.


Graham Matthews
Director of Fitness, Personal Trainer

Graham Matthews
Graham Matthews is a qualified Executive Master Trainer with Certificate III in Fitness, Certificate IV in Fitness, Certificate III in Business Development, Certificate IV in Business (Small Business Management), Certificate in Applied Management, Diploma in Policing, Diploma of Business, Certificate I in Strength and Conditioning and is also National Academy of Specialised Sports Trainers qualified.

Graham has over 20 years’ experience in policing in NZ, including many years at executive level. During this time he represented his Regional Police in soccer and for many years was a NZ National Police Soccer representative. For a number of years Graham represented the NZ Combined Services in soccer.

Since leaving the Police and moving to Australia in 2005 Graham has been employed as Chief Operating Officer for a large property development company and subsequently as CEO and Board Director for a publicly-listed security provider with international interests.

Graham then pursued a full time career in the fitness industry, starting his own personal training business ‘Training Exclusive’. After over 3 years of success in personal training Graham launched the long awaited Hope Island Resort Fitness Centre.

“I have been fortunate enough to have fantastic support from our Ambassador Peter Senior, and excellent backing from Cambridge Management Services, Body Corporate, and affiliated businesses in the area in setting this fantastic fitness facility up.”

Email: graham@hirfitnesscentre.com.au
Mobile: 048 836 2698

Amanda Barlow
Gym Supervisor and Personal Trainer

Amanda Barlow

With a background in the fitness industry going back over 35 years, I know what works and what doesn’t. With the right combination of weight training and cardio you can look your best, and be fit and strong, at any age. Having been an avid weight trainer all my adult life, and run 42 marathons in 16 different countries around the world, I’m ready to pass my knowledge onto the members at Hope Island Resort Fitness Centre and help you achieve the results you’re looking for!

What I can do for you:

  • Help you set realistic fitness goals.
  • Show you how to achieve those goals.
  • If you’ve ever dreamed of running a marathon but haven’t known how to start training for one – I can get you there!
  • Offer lifestyle and nutrition advice to help you achieve your fitness, weight loss or toning goals.
  • Motivate you to strive for a new level of fitness that you just haven’t been able to achieve on your own.

My Qualifications:

  • Certificate III and IV in Fitness
  • Bachelor of Science Degree
  • Fitness Australia Level 3 registered Personal Trainer
  • Registered FITREC Recognised Fitness Professional
  • Certified MenoFitness® instructor
  • Recreational Marathoner - including 3 x Boston Marathons, member of the “7 Continents Marathon Club” and “Marathon Globetrotters”.

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Email: amanda_barlow@bigpond.com
Mobile: 0412 184 199

Tobias Dowd
Gym Floor Supervisor & Personal Trainer

Tobias Dowd

Having been focussed on my own personal fitness for roughly 5 years I now look forward to helping others achieve their goals. Personally I see being fit and healthy at the forefront of a successful life both in our careers and also in our families so it is with great pleasure that I have become part of the team at the Hope Island Resort Fitness Centre.

What I can do for you:

  • Muscle mass gaining fitness programs
  • Muscle toning fitness programs
  • Weight loss fitness programs 
  • Spice up your current program 
  • Motivational tracking and goal setting to ensure your fitness goals become a reality

My Qualifications:

  • Cert III and IV in Fitness Qualified
  • Currently studying a Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Level 1 Punchfit Qualified
  • Suspension/Kettlebell Qualified
  • Senior First Aid
  • Cert IV Leadership and Team working
  • Management Background

I look forward to meeting all of you and working with you all toward your goals. Please contact me for a Personal Training Consultation.

Email: tobias.dowd@gmail.com
Mobile: 0435 580 241