Making up the foundation of Exercise Institute, and ensuring its success in the industry, are our expert coaches, trainers and team members. Each person brings with them their passion for exercise, their accomplishments and accreditations in the field, and their own goals as athletes.
Coach and Trainer
Brad is the managing director of the Exercise Institute and has a long-standing history in elite sport environments. Brad was an elite cyclist who won several professional cycling races and cycling events in Australia, Asia, and Europe.
Since retiring Brad has completed degrees in Sports Science, Psychology and gone on to complete a honours level thesis in Sports Psychology in High Performance Coaching Environments.
Combined with over 15 years coaching and training experience, Brad has managed to work with professional athletes across triathlon and cycling, and achieved national titles and victories in service for others. Brad has a real passion for sport psychology, personalised coaching and delivering scientific evidence-based training systems toward self-improvement in exercise.
To this end, being surrounded by experts in their fields of exercise training and providing a safe and supportive environment for staff and clients to work collaboratively toward their unique goals is a real passion that guides the businesses service provision.
Strength and Conditioning Trainer
With his childhood as a judo player Kyunam was interested in sports and eventually went to study a bachelor of Sports Science in South Korea. He has always been passionate about learning how the human body works including injury prevention and rehabilitation alongside a keen interest in Strength and Conditioning.
Kyunam has worked as a personal trainer, exercise therapist, strength and conditioning coach and remedial massage therapist for the last 9 years between Korea and Australia. He is now further studying a Masters in Clinical Exercise Physiology here in Australia, alongside his employment with Exercise Institute.
Swim Coach & Trainer
Daniel has over 10 years' experience coaching swimming and a lifetime involvement in the sport. Daniel started his high-performance coaching career learning from gold licensed coaches preparing athletes for international competitions including the Fina world championships and Olympic trials. Daniel now specialises in technical analysis coaching conditioning programs for open water swimmers, triathletes and Wais water polo athletes. Since training under Daniel, athletes have achieved podiums and personal bests at the ITU World Championships, Rottnest Channel Swim, Open Water Series, WA Tri Sprint series and Ironman events globally. Daniel’s coaching philosophy is to simplify any technique focus to its route cause and ensure an athlete has the ability to locate personal stroke cues during training and on race day. Many triathletes spend large sums of time and money on shaving seconds from their bike and run whilst Daniel has provided athletes with the direction and knowledge to reduce minutes, and often tens of minutes, from swimming legs.
PhD sport science, Master’s degree sport science Bachelor’s degree physical education
Paul is originally from the Netherlands and like every child over there he got pushed on a bike as soon as he could walk. And like every kid from the Netherlands, as soon as he was able to run he turned to football (the European football). After many injuries he turned to mountainbiking, even though there are no real mountains in the Netherlands.
From that moment on his interest in cycling took an exponential curve upwards, it is therefore that both his master’s degree and his PhD project focused on road cycling. Paul moved to Australia in 2016 to do his PhD on improving sprint performance in road cycling based on aerodynamics, physiology, and a combination of different coaching techniques. So far, four scientific papers have come out of this project.
In his short career so far, he has been coaching cyclists for 7 years and he has had the privilege to work with several professional cycling teams as coach, sport scientist, and/or video analyst i.e. Dutch Cycling Association, national track and road teams 2013-2015, GreenEDGE cycling 2017-2020, and Team Jumbo-Visma 2022-currently.
More info on Paul can be found on his LinkedIn page.
Women’s Cycling Perth coach and Coordinator for the Laverton Cycling Project
For the last 5 years I have been involved with Exercise Institute as:
- an on-road cycling coach (AusCycling Level 1),
- as a member of the CDF Racing Team,
- as a chaperone and/or lead rider for multiple charity rides, and
- a committee member and coach for participants of the Ride Against Domestic Violence.
Besides my own training and racing on- and off-road, I have coached groups and individuals from beginner level to women wanting to join group rides, or even race.
In addition, I have been very fortunate to help organise cycling programs for indigenous youths in the outback town of Laverton, something that I am very passionate about and look forward to expanding on in the near future.
My professional background has mainly been in natural and medical sciences, with a combination of clinical and laboratory research. This has allowed me to apply and combine observational skills as well as an enthusiasm for working with people to try my best to help (particularly newer) riders to make them feel better on their bikes.
I really enjoy watching people develop and feel truly happy for them when they achieve personal goals on the bike, no matter how big these goals are. I believe that there is a lot of potential in every individual regardless of age or cycling history. Every training session provides an opportunity to learn something new about oneself, and to unlock another ability level. I am here to try and make riders aware of all the little things that count, and given enough time, things will always pay off on the bike.