February 20, 2018

Hear Steve's first hand account of applying the Wim Hof Method to get through a gruelling ice bath!

December 20, 2017

10 tools to help you get through Christmas without losing your cool.

December 19, 2017

Christmas has come early for Ryderwear fans. Check out the new colour, features and which style has made a return!

December 10, 2017

Ryderwear is an SA business success story which has branched out to become one of the world's most recognised gym apparel labels. Having just launched a new active wear range a few months ago with products consistently being added, their latest partnership has been ext...

October 9, 2017

Alright lads….
Today’s article is basically a quick rundown of how to train your body evenly, efficiently and functionally.

Lesson No. 1 - Whatever you push, you must pull.

Example: It’s no secret, guys love bench press. There’s nothing more manly than a big set of...

August 28, 2017

Did you know that soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo has his own sleep coach? And that 20% of the population suffers from insomnia but sleep is only discussed in 1.5% GP consults?

I’ll be honest, and this is kind of embarrassing but sometimes I won’t be bothered making lunch...

August 21, 2017

Sure, everyone is invested in their health to some extent.  

Sure, everyone is interested in applying functional movements at the gym into everyday life.

It makes sense to us when we hear someone else say something intelligent and obscure that we then apply that to our o...

August 10, 2017

A couple of weeks ago Anytime Fitness held a national 24 hour treadmill event.  This event was created to raise funds for Suicide Prevention Australia and PPP4SPA with 450 clubs open nationally we were hoping to really make a difference. Anyone who wanted to jump...

July 17, 2017


There are a lot of opinions surrounding the fitness industry of late and part of my job today is to help clear this up.

Let me start with this….. (clears throat)

There is no right or wrong way to exercise!  I don’t’ care if you enjoy going to see a P...

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After being born in Adelaide, Tom's family moved to Port Lincoln where he spent majority of his childhood. He loved to play sports, particularly swimming as a youngster, along with football, basketball & cricket (or anything that got him out of homework after school). He developed a love for physical education from the get go and would always be listening to absorb information in any field that would better him as an athlete. In any coaches report you can find from Tom's childhood states that his greatest assets is his "coachability" and how easy it is for him to learn and retain information & instruction. He first started going to the gym when he was 14 years old with the idea in his head to "bulk up" for his sporting career. Later deciding that he just liked to go to the gym to look at the talented females roaming around and not much "bulking up" was ever achieved. The gym owner at the time took Tom under his wing from a young age and started training him, but not just as a personal trainer would train a client now. He would train Tom as if he could see a future for him in this industry. Every style of training, every type of movement, every type of muscle contraction, the list goes on.


Tom later made the move over to Adelaide to attend boarding school at Immanuel College. Halfway through his senior year he enrolled for his Cert III & IV for 12 months later. He's always known from a very young age that this industry is what he wanted to pursue and he hasn't looked back since. Tom became a personal trainer at the tender age of 19 , later becoming the Fitness Director at that same gym at just the age of 22 with a successful amount of clients who have remained close friends over their own personal fitness journey. Tom still has that same burning passion to relay knowledge learnt from a short but eventful career in the fitness industry, across to the followers of MANABOUTADL.

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