It’s not just a hobby, it’s a lifestyle.
Joey Bowling, The Bunker’s Group Fitness Manager, Fighting Fit Head Coach, Bunker OG, and our very own Mr. Motivator.
Through his knowledge and experience of combat and conditioning in Boxing, Muay Thai, Football (Soccer), and American Football, he creates challenging yet competitive workouts in both group and individual sessions. This is accompanied by his passion for fitness and the ability to get the best performances out of people from all backgrounds. Whether you want to lace up some gloves and go a few rounds or load up the bar and lift a few pounds, Joey can cover all bases while putting smiles on your faces.
Beware, he may be smiling but that doesn’t mean he’ll go easy on you, some may say it’s the smile of a sadist.
EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE & ACHIEVEMENTS
– BA Hons Sports Management
– Cert III & IV in Fitness
– Certified Sports Coach
– Experienced & Certified Muay Thai/Boxing Trainer
– Athletic background with University level experience playing football, basketball & American football
– Amateur Muay Thai/Boxing Competitive background
My philosophy is that fitness should be fun, no matter how strenuous. You’re more likely to sustain a fitness regime if it’s enjoyable. That’s not to say you’re going to spend each workout in constant laughter (although that’s most likely when you train with me), but that is to say that no matter how hard a workout may seem, the pleasure of success always surpasses the pain of failure.
3 FUN FACTS
1. I’m always smiling… ALWAYS!
2. My energy & enthusiasm is contagious.
3. I’m prone to bust a few dance moves… even mid-workout!
WHAT JOEY’S CLIENTS SAY
“Where do I begin? From the minute I walked into The Bunker gym, Joey immediately made me feel like part of the Bunker family. His warmth and smile are infectious but don’t let that fool you. Behind that smile is a guy who enjoys pushing you physically and mentally to help you achieve your goals.
Whether it’s a one on one boxing session or a group Athletica class, Joey always finds that sweet spot between challenging and fun! I’ve seen a massive improvement in my all-round fitness and boxing skills since I started training with Joey and that’s due to the high standards he sets for myself and those he trains. Great trainer. Great guy. Great friend.”
“For someone who has swiped their way through different gyms and trainers like Tinder, I think I’ve finally found my match! Joey is without a doubt the best trainer I have ever worked with. He is motivating, encouraging, and makes me feel incredibly comfortable as I work my way through different training styles and build my strength. And let’s not forget to mention just how fun he is! I don’t think I’ve had one session where I haven’t laughed – even on Monday mornings after death by the assault bike!
Gyms can be a daunting experience for females, and heavy weights are something I would never consider going near. But Joey has guided and supported me in a way that I now feel comfortable to hold my own in amongst the big boys! Joey is also a great friend with a listening ear and I genuinely couldn’t recommend him anymore! I have loved training alongside him for the last 7 months and I look forward to many more!”
“The decision to sign up to The Bunker membership and do PT with Joey was one of my best decisions. I was too unmotivated and too shy to go to the gym, especially when it came to boxing. Now it has become a part of my weekly routine and I am getting consistent with training. Joey helped me to gain strength and confidence and learn new skills.
Also, I’ve got more knowledge now on how to do exercises properly without hurting myself but actually seeing the results. Training is hard but fun! Also big thanks for making me finally remember where is left and right, haha. I definitely recommend Bunker gym and Joey to anyone looking for great quality personal training.”
“I’ve been working with Joey as my Personal Trainer for nearly two years now and would recommend him in a second. Joey’s approach to training is full of enthusiasm and energy, balanced with a deep understanding of the physiology of fitness. Joey is constantly updating his skills and knowledge, ensuring the training programs he creates are up to date with current best practice. One of the best things about training with Joey is his attention to detail and focus on what matters for the individual client. Rather than ‘off the shelf’ programs, Joey works with his clients to create bespoke work plans that are tailored to each client’s fitness level, goals, and specific circumstances.
Joey has a fantastic sense of humour and training with him is genuinely fun, he uses his sense of humour and his infectious enthusiasm to motivate you throughout training. He also works to keep you honest to yourself; in terms of your training, your progress, your diet, and your goals.
If you are looking for a trainer who will make training fun whilst ensuring you smash your goals; choose Joey.”
“I never expected that I would get in such good shape and feel so healthy when I was on exchange in Sydney. But then I joined The Bunker and met Joey – the best, funniest and most qualified motivator I’ve ever met. I’m amazed that he manages to always keep an open mind and a positive attitude, even when I’m complaining the most. Training is no longer something I just have to do but something that I really enjoy and the feeling of getting stronger with every workout is something I’ve never experienced before. My Wednesday workouts with Joey are definitely the highlight of my week!”
“When I started training with Joey, I was at a point where exercise was feeling like more of a chore than anything else and I was feeling really unmotivated to go to gym. He completely has changed my outlook on training, he has an infectious energy about him that makes even the hardest training sessions (all of them) so much fun! Every single session with Joey is different, which makes sure training is never boring and he always super encouraging and helped me to achieve things I didn’t think I could do. He has helped me improve my form and become the strongest and fittest I’ve been in a long time. I have never laughed or trained as hard as I have with Joey and he has made me love working out again. I could not recommend him more as a trainer!”
“Joey is one of the most energetic and fun loving trainers I know. He cares about his clients and wants them to get the most out of every session, which is a testament to his great training abilities. He takes the time to get to know each of his clients to ensure he is helping to achieve their goals. I have loved my time training with Joey and value the time he takes to help me with technique and ensuring I continually push myself and go outside my comfort zone.”