About Authentic Personal Training Crows Nest

Honest Advice. Real Results.

With close to 60 years industry knowledge in Crows Nests’ newest studio, our team of experienced Personal Trainers are here to help. Our goal setting process can guarantee a path to health and fitness success with minimal disruption to your everyday life. 

Authentic Personal Training Trainers

At Authentic Personal Training, we combine all the keys you need to succeed! Our experienced Personal Trainers are here to provide you with the level of service you need to achieve the health and fitness results that you deserve. With programs that include weight loss, fitness and toning, we have tailored our services to achieve all results.

With the amount of information displaying “quick fixes” and promoting unrealistic results it is easy to see why the first step can be so intimidating. We aim to turn your health & fitness journey into a lifestyle change. A strong belief that correct information leads to maintained motivation allows us to tailor training programs for the individual.

Our modern personal training studio offers a full-suite of services enabling our valued members a comprehensive health & fitness experience. We have dedicated ourselves to ensuring that your goals are achieved in an enjoyable, friendly and supportive environment.

Are you ready to make a change?

Meet the team

Alec Draffin

Owner/Personal Trainer

Winner – North Shore Business Person of the Year 2020

Winner – Best Fitness Service on the North Shore 2019

Finalist — Australian Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2019

“Health and fitness should be as enjoyable as possible. When you embrace it as part of your lifestyle it is remarkable what can be achieved.”

Alec has 13 years experience in the health and fitness industry, including eleven years as a personal trainer. His track record of providing direct, honest information and reputation for helping clients achieve amazing results led him to establish Authentic Personal Training. Specialising in weight loss and fitness improvements, Alec has developed the knowledge and ability to help you take the next step in your fitness journey, and your results to the next level.

His passion for leading a team of experienced personal trainers and helping the local community see sustained fitness success culminated in his being awarded the 2020 North Shore Business Person of the year in 2020.

Tom Haluza

Tom Haluza

Personal Trainer

 “I believe you are perfect just the way you are, but with education, and your heart in the right place, you can achieve anything you want with your health and fitness.”

Tom has been involved with health and fitness, both directly and indirectly over the last 10 years. Over this time, he has developed a strong understanding of weight training and how it can maximize your results. Over the last 4 years he has focused his efforts towards endurance training, in particular triathlon and iron man events. With a focus on biomechanics and having learnt through his own training mistakes, you can be assured that he is here to help you achieve your results injury free and happy!

Michael Smith

Micheal Smith

Personal Trainer

“If you want to be pushed, I can push you. If you want be nurtured, I can nurture you.” 

Micheal has been in the health & fitness industry for 11 years including six years Personal Training experience in London. During his time as a trainer, he created and maintained long-term relationships with clients, helping them achieve amazing results and ensuring fitness was a top priority in their life. With extensive experience in weight loss management, as well as programming for The Tough Mudder, London Marathon and lean muscle building, Micheal loves to help people succeed whilst creating work, health & fitness and life balance. 

helen avzalova personal trainer

Helen Avzalova

Personal Trainer

“I know it’s hard, but I also know that you can do it! Let me introduce you to new you” 

Since childhood I’ve been involved in sport: basketball, volleyball, running and won prizes in long-distance running. Now I work as a PT and train myself actively: love running, HIIT workouts, competitions like Spartan, like to challenge myself and try something new. Sounds great?

Possibly, but I skipped a very important part. 10 years ago I was overweight, had bad habits, eating disorders. I did lots of mistakes, gave up, etc. I went through this, but it took me a long time. Now I’m here… with knowledge and personal experience that I really want to share and help everyone who needs it.

daniel currinckx experienced personal trainer

Daniel Currinckx

Personal Trainer

“Every day I have the privilege to TRAIN, MOTIVATE and INSPIRE others… and I wouldn’t have it any other way!” 

With over 12 years health and fitness experience, starting in North Queensland then
working in the Southern Highlands and now Sydney, Daniel brings a vast array of experience and knowledge to his sessions. With a focus on sustainable holistic development, his passion for ‘building better humans’ really comes to life on the gym floor. Over the course of his career Daniel has trained with a wide variety of people and professional sporting organisations.

He has a strong interest in performance nutrition, human movement, mental health wellbeing and has a sincere belief that fitness is the best tool for improving one’s overall quality of life. As your coach, not so secret weapon, and transformation companion, Daniel takes the guesswork away from you, allowing you to shine while enjoying the process.

Matt Kuruvilla experienced personal trainer

Matt Kuruvilla

Personal Trainer

“The moment you give up, is the moment you let someone else win” 

Matt has been working in the health & fitness industry for over 5 years and has had a vast variety of experience with different individuals from various background. Playing sports since a young age such as cricket, soccer and AFL, Matt has been able to incorporate training styles that focus on building a sustainable, healthy lifestyle while also being able to enjoy training itself.

Focusing on muscle development and an overall healthy lifestyle, Matt has had experience working with children in schools as a strength and conditioning coach which has allowed him to extend his knowledge with training. He believes that having a general enjoyment of exercising is the best way to achieve any kind of goal and will do whatever possible to assist individuals with this.

Sarah Hetherton

Sarah Hetherton

Personal Trainer

“One small change in your daily habits will bring big changes in the future” 

Sarah loves all things health & fitness and has a degree in public health nutrition and sports and exercise nutrition. MSc = evidence based nutrition advice only, no fad diets or ‘quick fixes!’

She’s passionate about helping others reach their goals and recently arrived from Ireland to enjoy everything that Australia has to offer: sunrises, beaches , good weather and endless outdoor activities!

Each of our experienced Personal Trainers are here to make your health and fitness journey as smooth and enjoyable as possible. We look forward to meeting you!

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Authentic Personal Training

Personal Training
Group Exercise
Nutritional Advice
Weight Loss
Muscle Tone
Core Conditioning

Studio Hours

Mon - Thurs: 5:30am - 8pm 

Fri: 5:30am - 3pm

Sat: 7am - 12pm

Sun: Closed

Contact Us

Call (02) 8040 5892

Email info@authenticpt.com.au

Level 1, 22 Willoughby Rd,
Crows Nest NSW 2065 Australia

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