Luke Schembri

Director/Trainer

My name is Luke Schembri and I am Professional Firefighter by trade who happens to enjoy lifting weights and competing Bodybuilding shows in my spare time.

Along the way I have won 2 IFBB Heavyweight Australian titles and I am now an IFBB Professional Bodybuilder, one of only a handful in Australia.

I have competed in Bodybuilding shows for the past 12 years both locally and Internationally and have been weight training myself for the past 17 years.

I have my Certificate 4 in Personal training and have helped hundreds of clients over the past 10 years with one on one face to face Personal training, designing personalized online training and nutritional plans, contest preparations for Bodybuilding shows.

In the past few years I have had much success helping clients transform their lives and in turn their body and minds through intensive 12 and 16 “Body Revolt” programs where we focus on intensive changes to their training plans, nutritional plans and supplement guides. These programs include frequent contact and support to ensure agreed goals are met and that my clients get the type of service rarely seen with similar online based programs as I also include face to face service across Australia as part of my packages.

Another service that I provide that has been a great success with my clients has been day long “Muscle Camps”. These include a full day training camp for a select group of people along with a seminar where I help clients with goal setting and motivation. These camps include training sessions for all body parts and everyone in the group will get the chance to participate and watch in 6 different training sessions.

Supplements for the day are provided by Maxs Protein and Core PowerFoods provide lunch.

I have the very simple training principle of using proven training methods I have used with great success myself along with constantly staying up to date with the latest in research and developments to ensure my clients are always getting the best advice backed by real life results and not just something thrown together using Google as many current Personal trainers like to do who have no real understanding or experience in training “real life” clients.

Hi my name is Marika Magriplis, I am a fully qualified personal trainer with Schembri PT. I have been weight training for 7 years now and have been personal training clients face to face and online for the past 3 years. I have a real passion for keeping as fit and healthy as possible and I truly do live and breath what I preach, there is nothing I enjoy more than the feeling after a good workout or challenging myself with a new Nutritional plan I have set for myself to reach my desired goals.

As a Mother of a young son myself, I realise that life has many challenges and obstacles that can at times prevent us all from living an active and healthy lifestyle and I can relate to this myself without a doubt. Life can throw us all curveballs however it is at these times I have found my training to really help me to de-stress and helps me to cope with my ever changing lifestyle.

In 2013 my training cumulated into success in the IFBB Bikini division where I won the QLD All Female Classic and the highlight of my career so far where I won the IFBB Australasian Bikini Short division.

In 2014 I became pregnant and chose to remain as fit and active as possible and I really enjoyed my training during this period. Sure there was many different exercises I was not able to do and I had to also decrease my training intensity for the health and well being of myself and my son but it was a great feeling staying fit while pregnant and it was a beautiful time in my life.

In 2015 after giving birth I found my return to an active lifestyle very challenging as being a Mother my priorities had changed but when the time was right and with the support of my family I was able to very slowly progress back into some weight training and also make changes to my diet to help get back into the shape I wanted to be in. This was not easy and it was a physical and emotional rollercoaster with many ups and downs but in the end I was able to achieve a degree of success in which I got into shape 7 months after giving birth and had a photo shoot in LA with the world famous photographer Alex Ardenti.

As a trainer here at Schembri PT I sit in with Luke on all programs that are designed and implemented and I am the first point of contact for many of our clients through our website.

I love especially helping women achieve their health and fitness goals and being a Mother myself I know of the many challenges that we as women face and I just want to say that if you have a dream and are prepared to commit to a lifestyle change then I would love to help you achieve that dream and I look forward to meeting many more of you through Schembri PT both online and as I travel with Luke around Australia when we run our Muscle Camps.

My fitness motto is simple “……. You only live once so why not live happy and healthily.

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Marika Magriplis

Director/Trainer

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