Fortitude Performance

About Us


Two of my greatest joys are exercising and competing. Starting as a Personal Trainer in 2006 at Fitness First Bondi Junction I knew straight away that this was my dream career.

In 2008 I moved over to London and spent time working at another Fitness First and managed to somehow keep a PT business while going off each summer back packing. In 2011 I was ready to come back to Australia and focus on how I can take my experience to help my clients back home.

I always had a passion to be a better trainer and always knew that a thirst for knowledge, while important, is useless without direction. With my dreams to help start my own business and own personalised way to help my cllients.

I committed myself to becoming a teacher.  I learned how to structure my client sessions, not just making up sessions on the spot (as many trainers do). My goal was to match my experience with my passion, and pass on practical knowledge and skills to improve the fitness  journey of my clients.

Fast forward to 2016 and Fortitude Performance was born! As of 2020, I am still committed to learning and passing on knowledge to my clients (and am currently studing my Bachelor of Exercise Science at ACU to further my knowledge). After 14 years, my passion for helping my clients build sustainable, lifelong, habits, is still as strong as it was when I first started!

Almost all clients are seeking greater confidence and freedom that comes through being stronger, maintaining a healthy weight with far less stress and angst, and a greater sense of enjoyment in all aspects of life. My approach is simple – take an initial detailed assessment, develop a customised, intelligent plan to meet each client’s goals, track and assess progress, be ruthless with proper technique and correct form, revise goals, rinse and repeat.


What is the Fortitude Performance Five Pillar System? It’s our original program to ensure our clients achieve the best results possible! It consists of:
  • Training
  • Nutrition
  • Lifestyle
  • Habits
  • Accountability
It is a myth that you need to give 100% every session to achieve results. In truth, this is unsustainable and often detrimental to your overall health and well being. In our Semi Private Personal Training program, we work on building you up slowly over time with a focus on proper technique, reducing risk of injury, and teaching you how to train efficiently.
Nutrition – One of the key services we offer our clients, and one that is a key factor in helping them achieve lasting results, is understanding the important role Nutrition plays in your fitness journey. In our program, we will teach you the following fundamentals of nutrition:
1) Understanding what a calorie is and how these breakdowns into macro nutrients of protein, fats and carbohydrates.
2) Learning proper portion control skills around measuring food and understanding the calorie value around your food options.
3) Understanding how to hit your optimal fiber intake.

To have a long term, healthy lifestyle, factors such as sleep, stress management, hydration and daily steps are extremely important. As part of our program, we provide insight and training around how to improve in these areas for better performance, improved body composition, and overall live a healthier life.

Habits are the unconscious things we do throughout our day that either lead us closer or further away from the type of person we are trying to be. We will help you understand and eliminate bad habits that may be stopping you from making the changes you want to make in your life.
With 14 years in the Industry, Ben takes client accountability very personally. Throughout your journey with Fortitude Performance, he acts as your Consultant, in providing the right information to achieve your goals, and as your Personal Trainer, to ensure you are guided and held accountable to the training program that will help you reach whatever your fitness goal may be.
  • More cost effective than personal training

  • Keeps you accountable to your agreed schedule

  • Have an individualised program

  • Enjoy the motivation of group training

  • Save time and injuries working with a professional

  • Avoid the long-term progression difficulties of group training

  • Frequent check-ins help you get the best results

What Our Client Says About Us

  • I was feeling intimidated the first time I went to train, knowing that I was not top notch with my fitness. Ben’s approach was encouraging and I’m seeing progress and now I really look forward to each session.

    Rob Wilson

  • Great trainer, very knowledgable and tailors the program to your needs. Plus also has a great music playlist!

    Adam Deering

  • Highly rated, has individualised my nutrition for a World Masters Comp in BJJ, to compete at a lower weight, without sacrificing strength. And 100% spot on, touching base in how I’m feeling if any adjustments were needed. Meeting GOALS!

    Norita Rodriguez

  • Great gym + trainers. The programs keep you focused to achieve your fitness and nutritional goals �����

    Jacqueline Jenna

  • Is an awesome trainer and gym. Have been here for 3 years and not going anywhere ��

    Lisa Simmons

  • Great atmosphere to train in and a very motivating trainer who helps you reach your goals.

    Nicole Greentree

  • Before working with Ben I never realised there was so much to exercise and form. He is almost a form nazi haha. This attention to detail though pays off as I have never felt stronger and was able to rehab some old injuries as well. Highly recommend

    Chris Greene

  • Great workout! Feeling strong .

    Katie Fisher

  • Great Saturday session . Sets me up for a great weekend.

    Helen Greentree

  • Favourite PT in the shire. I may be biased as he is my babes ❤❤❤

    Michelle Thorne