A country boy at heart, James grew up in the small towns of Deniliquin & Albury playing sports and music, and now calls Melbourne home. At the age of 15, James fully ruptured his AC Joint playing AFL and wasn’t able to have reconstructive surgery until a year later. At the time, he would have loved to have someone like himself to help rehabilitate, coach him through recovery, and encourage him to play footy again. While he would never play footy again, this injury inspired him to want to help others in the aspects of strength & conditioning and rehabilitation, thus leading him to pursue a double bachelors degree in Biomedicine and Exercise Science from Victoria University. With over six years of experience in the health and fitness industry, James has become well versed in nutrition, personal training, and exercise programming. James started Crossfit recreationally in 2016 and has gone on to love all aspects of the sport. He hopes his passion for health and nutrition inspires others and enables them to achieve shorter-term goals and lasting life-long changes.