Fitness Course Mentors

The International Fitness Institute employs many fitness professionals across Australia, known as IFI fitness course mentors, to help students complete their professional fitness education.

IFI course mentors are highly skilled PT’s who are responsible for fielding enquiries, guiding students through the enrolment process and delivering high quality, hands-on learning sessions. Essentially, they are responsible for guiding students through the course.

Mentors are required to meet stringent selection criteria including:

  • Actively training clients as a personal trainer and/or a strength conditioning coach
  • Working continuously in the fitness industry for at least 5 years
  • Successfully operating their own fitness business

By having course mentors who meet this stringent selection of criteria, we know that our students will receive the very best professional guidance possible.

Current Fitness Course mentors

We have a team of 5 highly skilled and experienced fitness course mentors who will push you to succeed in your chosen fitness course. Find out more about each of our course mentors below:

John Tapuai

John Tapuai

John has spent over 10 years playing professional rugby in Australia and overseas. He has represented Australia at a schoolboy level and also with the Australian 7s team. He saw first-hand the advantages of a Strength and Conditioning approach in developing his career, so he decided to become a personal trainer.

After attaining his Certificate 4 in Fitness, John has developed his own personal training business with corporate clientele. John’s greatest strength is the ability to understand his clients’ needs and develop specific programs for each individual. His attention to detail and professionalism are some of the traits that John’s clients appreciate.

Outside of personal training, John still enjoys playing rugby for the Sunnybank Dragons. He has also been invited to train with the Queensland Reds squad, which saw him earn his first Queensland Reds Cap in 2012.


Wayne Simeon

Wayne Simeon

As a fitness industry expert with over 6 ½ years’ experience as a Personal Training Manager, Wayne has been instrumental in developing high performing teams, building club culture and spearheading improvement initiatives reflective of Fitness Firsts strategic and operational directives. He has managed teams of personal trainers in Brisbane & Dubai.

Jose Thomas

Jose Thomas
Jose has qualifications in strength & conditioning, Level 1 kettlebells and Olympic lifting. In conjunction with his wife, Jose operates his own personal training studio (Mana Fitness) in Melbourne.

A previous Fiji Rugby representative, Jose has a particular interest in sport specific speed, agility and quickness. Previously, Jose has been a Personal Training Manager and Regional Fitness Cluster PT Manager for Fitness First. He has also worked as a Cluster Fitness Director for Goodlife and still actively mentors personal trainers.

Luke D’Astoli

As the Director of Training at Acumotum – Australia’s first body-brain fitness club – Luke is responsible for the professional development of current personal trainers. Luke’s training philosophy is based around developing movement skills that allow clients to improve function and quality of life. He has delivered over 10,000 hours of personal training and has run play based, socially inclusive bootcamps for 3 years.

Luke D'astoli

Luke holds the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Education
  • Certificate IV in Fitness
  • Level 4 Metabolic Precision certification
  • Functional Movement Screen certification
  • Effective Movement Trainer
  • Trigger point therapy
  • Certified instructor of Kettlebells, Vipr, TRX suspension trainer, TRX rip trainer, Boxing, Bootcamps, Powerbags, Battleropes
  • Level 1 cricket coach


Dan Tilley

Dan Tilley

With a comprehensive background in Strength & Conditioning, Dan brings an elite performance background to the IFI team. He is the current high-performance strength & conditioning coach for the Warringah Rugby club & the North Shore Bombers AFL club. In addition, Dan also works with the NSW Waratah’s as the strength & conditioning coach of the under 20’s squad.

With an ASCA level 1 qualification & a Bachelor of Sport & Exercise Science, Dan looks forward to sharing his extensive knowledge & skills with our students.

Get Started with IFI Today!

With expert fitness course mentors on hand to help you every step of the way, at International Fitness Institute you can trust that you will have the best possible guidance to help you reach your goals. With a high level of industry knowledge and real world experience, each of our mentors has what it takes to set you on the right path towards your new career in the fitness industry.

You will be in good hands thanks to our high level of mentorship combined with quality course materials, so why not get started today by sending us an enquiry or giving us a call on 1800 115 388.