About Us

Rediscover the joy of experiencing what you’re capable of.

Most of our Studio Sessions are programmed for 4-6 clients, with Private Training for those flying solo…

For almost 10 years we’ve been working with clients on finding or rediscovering the joy of movement.

We still continue to operate the only dedicated TRX Studio in Melbourne today.

Our TRX Studio specialises in:

  • TRX Suspension Training (including all TRX modalities)
  • Functional Training (including Circuit & HIIT)
  • Halo Sport Neuro Strength & Conditioning
  • Prenatal & Postnatal Training
  • Private Training

Our Pilates Studio is dedicated to:

  • Reformer
  • Pilates utilising various equipment
  • Private Training

We believe in building our community.

Our clientele are comprised of a small, dedicated community. Through their different goals they are united by one thing: valuing their physical ability and health. Whether it is strength, tone, building lean muscle or working on flexibility, there are endless benefits to physical activity.

This includes improved cognitive function, better moods, stronger immune systems, bone density and so on. At the end of the day, we all want to keep doing the things that we love, for as long as we can.

Members and clients who attend our sessions come to reconnect and learn about themselves, both physically and mentally. They are also find that they are more capable than they realise, and that movement building strength are self-investments for life.

At Apparatus you can expect to find:

  • studios (including our sister studio, Arcoretects) where you feel confident and comfortable to attend, no matter what stage of fitness you are at
  • the focus is you, the client, we concentrate our energy and efforts on you becoming stronger physically and mentally
  • certified and qualified instructors that care about your well-being beyond being just another body in a class
  • more personalised instruction and encouragement for you to get the most out of your workout
  • functional exercises and systems that focus on strengthening and toning muscles, and improve mobility with a range of low impact and dynamic movement
  • a happy and positive studio culture
  • service with a smile

Our studio is open by appointment, Monday-Friday prior to our evening sessions. Make an appointment for an informal chat with us today.

Private and Semi-Private Training is by consultation and appointment only—available 6 days a week. We also provide Corporate Training, Health and Well-being workshops, as well as On-site Training.


CJ’s career has crossed back and forth within the fitness industry for more than 15 years through strength and conditioning training, management, nutrition, program development, consulting and rehabilitation.

With a strong understanding of what it means to be at a physical disadvantage through his own experiences of sporting injuries, accidents and rehabilitation.

Each client has different requirements, and with the understanding of the effects that daily life has on health, CJ’s holistic approach with clients is one of keeping it simple and honest. Both with setting realistic goals, and knowing when to push boundaries to get results, whether it be for professional sports, life goals or general health and well being.

Being fit is not just a matter of physical conditioning. Achievements through exercise can boost confidence, and be a great foundation for an overall positive mindset in life.

CJ was the first officially certified Master TRX Trainer in Australia and New Zealand, is a TRX Ambassador and Educator specialising in TRX Suspension Training (ST), TRX RIP Training (RT), TRX Functional Training (FTC), TRX Yoga Flow (YF), TRX Core Balance and also a Pilates Matwork instructor with a background in Dietetics, Nutrition, Strength & Conditioning, Sports Medicine and Sports Psychology.

CJ is also Certified as a:

  • Barefoot RehabRX Specialist Trainer
  • Halo Sports Strength & Conditioning Specialist Trainer
  • TRX Force (Specialised Trainer)
  • TRX Sports Medicine Specialist (for Rehabilitation and Injuries)
  • ViPR Specialised Trainer

and has had the pleasure of undertaking courses and instructing at the TRX Training Centre HQ in San Francisco. CJ attended the first International Trainer Summit in Athens Greece, in the pursuit of continued education, new coaching systems and techniques as well as learning from some of the industry’s leading educators, minds and senior Master TRX Instructors from around the World.

CJ continues to attend summits (Baltimore, Hong Kong, Texas, Denmark and San Francisco) and remains a passionate member of the TRX community.


Pilates Matwork & Small Equipment, Pilates Reformer & Auxiliary Apparatus, TRX Suspension Training, TRX Group Suspension Training, TRX RIP Training, Barefoot RehabRX Level 1.

It depends on the energy of the session. Both CJ and I like to get a sense of our how clients are feeling. That said, I like to mix it up. Sometimes sessions are a little more focused with a moderate pace, sometimes they have more flow, but they always have a chuckle. Regular clients know I absolutely empathise with how challenging Pilates (which is my primary focus) can be. I like clients to be challenged and to recognise why they are being challenged, but as always, practice safely.

Through Pilates, I am passionate about the benefits it can deliver to clients in a focused, yet enjoyable class format. You can expect to be challenged, encouraged and develop a greater body awareness.

Sedentary work environments, poor eating habits (leading to lack of energy and motivation), muscular injuries related to sitting, running and training.

I also hold a Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (Physiotherapy & Occupational Therapy).

Pilates Semi-Private, Private and Corporate Training.

Pilates is an exercise of many layers. The concentration not only connects the mind and body, but also brings deeper awareness of how are muscles are performing through simple movements. This also translates into every day life. Regular Pilates practise can increase pelvic and spinal stability, correct muscles imbalances and improve posture.

Pilates is suitable for all levels, with programs also available chiropractic, osteopathic and physiotherapy clients where directed.

Get in touch with me today for an informal chat at our Pilates Studio on Rankins Lane.