Personal Trainer, Author
Richard's area of expertise is very diverse in both the health and the business side of Marc Wellness International. His focus is on business growth for small to medium size businesses through online directories, marketing and business consulting for the health, wellness and fitness industry.
Richard was the youngest qualified and registered personal trainer in Australia. At 18 years old he went on to be the owner of Australia's First Private Fitness Studio "Personal Best". This studio was the first studio to offer small group fitness as well as Personal Training. After a successful sale of the studio in 2001 he took his career overseas on both American and English passenger cruise liners, in which he presented health, wellness and nutritional seminars, as well as fitness programs to thousands of passengers on board throughout Europe, Alaska, Caribbean and Mexico.
Richard returned to Australia and drew his focus heavily in the areas of health and wellness for families, with his passion in the area of children and adolescence. In 2004 he started Lifestyles Corporate Wellness www.corporatewellness.com.au which was to become one of Australia Largest and leading nationwide health and wellness companies. Specialising in Corporate Wellness programs such as Seated Massages, Seminars, Health Expos, Corporate Fitness, Health Checks and Executive Fitness Training.
In 2007 Richard went to the US to live, learn and study with some of the world’s best internet marketing minds, to ensure that his health message could expand and reach many more people online.
In 2008 Richard along with his wife Joey released their book ‘Please Mum, Don’t Super Size Me!’published by Rockpool Publishing. The book was a bestseller appearing in major book stores across the country attracting a large media following including Channel 10 news 6pm, Channel 9 A Current Affair, The Today Show, Alan Jones Breakfast radio, Sydney Morning Herald, New Idea, Home page NineMSN.
In 2009 he sold Lifestyles Corporate Wellness after building it up to a strong team of 80 staff around the country, in the same year Richard launched the Business arm of Marc Wellness International focusing on directory websites for small business to assist them in their own marketing strategies.as well as which are both industry leaders online.
In 2011 Richard is a contestant on the first series of the Amazing Race Australia along with Joey.