Toogoom 'rookie' nominated best personal trainer award

FITNESS FOR LIFE: Personal trainer Mark Amphlett works with client Thalia Esposito at Pialba’s Anytime Fitness.
FITNESS FOR LIFE: Personal trainer Mark Amphlett works with client Thalia Esposito at Pialba’s Anytime Fitness. Alistair Brightman

WHILE Mark Amphlett has been a personal trainer for the past 12 years he is only still a "rookie" - but a talented one.

The Toogoom man was one of only seven instructors across the country to be nominated for the Australian Institute of Personal Trainers "Rookie of the Year Award".

While he missed out on winning the gong at the awards ceremony on Friday, he is happy his work as a campus director for AIPT was recognised at all.

A co-manager at Pialba's Anytime Fitness, Mark said fitness had been a passion since his younger adult years.

"I loved sports when I was at school, but then when I became unfit after I left I decided to do something about it," he said.

"Now fitness is my biggest passion and I think exercise is addictive."

Mark moved up to the area from Adelaide at the beginning of the year in the search of better weather.

"There's no excuse for people not to exercise everyday with all the sunny days," he said.

Topics:  award fraser coast personal trainer toogoom

More asbestos under CBD in Maryborough

Asbestos being removed from a property along Main Road in Maroochydore. Photo: Che Chapman / Sunshine Coast Daily

Work will begin to remove the asbestos.

Drugs and utensils found inside Maryborough house

Police car. Photo: Alistair Brightman / Fraser Coast Chronicle

The house address was on Mary St.

Joshua's little mate poisoned by a plant

POISONED: Labrador puppy Wallace is fighting for his life after eating a cycad plant, while his teen master Joshua Podd, who has autism, asks where he is.

It is believed the dog ate some of the cycad plant

Local Partners

MacBook fires up: New "touchbar" will include emojis

COULD emojis help the MacBook again deliver a laptop revolution?

Angus T. Jones got miserable on Two and a Half Men

Child star's misery while shooting 'Two and a Half Men'

Bachelorette shock: "This isn't how it's supposed to go!"

Georgia Love pictured in a scene from The Bachelorette finale.

GEORGIA chooses Lee and leaves Matty J heartbroken.

Radio presenter's shocking joke about Dreamworld victims

Images from the scene after four people died on a ride at Dreamworld at the Gold Coast

Radio host taken off air after tactless Dreamworld joke

The Bachelorette fans rally around devastated Matty J

The Bachelorette runner-up Matty Johnson.

CALLS for reality dating show's runner-up to be the next Bachelor.

The Bachelorette finale: Georgia declares her love for Lee

Georgia Love with The Bachelorette winner Lee Elliott.

MATTY J left heartbroken in emotional grand final.

6 auctions on the Fraser Coast this weekend

No Caption

On the hunt for a new house?

Want to own one of Australia's best restaurants?

TOP GONG: Mooloolaba Spice Bar has been named in TripAdvisor's Top 10 Australian restaurants for 2016.

Here's your chance to pick up one of the Coast's favourite eateries

6 houses in Gympie under $200,000

$170, 000, 9 Norman St, Gympie

These Gympie houses are perfect for investors or first home-buyers

Tough times in CBD: Woolies says goodbye Ipswich

Woolworths in the Ipswich Mall.Photo: Rob Williams / The Queensland Times

The last day of trading will be January 1

Look at me! Kath and Kim home up for sale

Kath and Kim from the iconic Aussie TV series.

'Crack open the Baileys and grab a box of BBQ Shapes'

How to fit 100,000 new homes on the Coast

Property, real estate, housing, suburb,  August 2016

Fitting 2m extra people in south-east Qld in 25 years a balance