WHO WE ARE
#teamfaumuina aka Dan and Rach have been heavily involved in different areas of coaching within the health and fitness industry. With a combined total of over 13 years of coaching experience and helping literally hundreds of people to achieve their dream bodies, lose that un-wanted fat, create lasting changes in their lives and impact those they love in a positive way really makes us appreciate what we do. Something we preach a lot about is the importance of taking ownership and prioritising your own goals. This amplified focus has allowed us to achieve our personal goals which we have been able to achieve together as a team hence #teamfaumuina. We have qualified and competed in some of the top competitions in the sport of CrossFit with Rachel placing 11th in her debut performance at the Torian Pro and recently qualifying for the Down Under CrossFit Champs which is one of two Australian sanctioned events. Coach Dan has also qualified for the 2020 CrossFit Games to represent his country of Samoa. This page represents our team. Those who help us to get towards our goals and those who need our help in order to achieve theirs. This is our journey, our journey to become our best and to help as many people along the way. Feel free to join the team and come along for the ride, we’re in this together!
Dan – I grew up playing every sport under the sun and for as long as I can remember, I just couldn’t sit still. These healthy habits lead me to pursue a career that I’m extremely passionate about! Growing up I idolised my older brother who was a professional athlete. Through my experiences I have been able to adapt a strong mentality and work ethic that has instilled the belief that anything is possible with hard work and to be the best you have to outwork the best. This attitude is something I apply to all areas of life
Rach grew up in Brisbane playing a variety of different sports, including tennis, touch footy, athletics, volleyball and softball. Basically, which ever sport was happening, she was signing up! After leaving high school, she moved to Hawaii with her parents and spent a few years travelling and performing with a Polynesian dance group. She found a passion for fitness and it’s ability to positively change people’s perspective of themselves, so she decided to move back to Australia and pursue her passion of becoming a personal trainer and nutritionist.
I first met Dan and Rach in 2017 when they joined my gym CrossFit Play. Their commitment to their training is amongst the best I’ve seen from any athlete I’ve worked with. But what stands out for me is their willingness to do what is required for them to improve, rather than what they want or what everyone else is doing. This slow burn, long term commitment to success is rare and something that’s always stood out to me about both Dan and Rach. I believe this kind of athletic maturity is rare and an indication of their great potential as athletes. I’ve watched them prioritise their performance over many other things and can say with hand on heart they are two of the most committed and hard working athletes I’ve worked with and look forward to continue to watch them progress and grow in the sport.
Our yearly schedule is jam packed with events! In this section you’ll be able to see our upcoming competitions, training camps, nutrition and educations talks and seminars and so much more!