Meet Riccardo

Owner & Head Trainer of TransformFIT

Hi and thanks for reading. Let you give a little background of myself, and why I have created TransformFIT. I am 48 years old. I have had love for sport and exercise since the age of 7.

During my early years and into my mid 20’s, I competed competitively in martial arts, track and field. I started coaching various sports and exercise from the age of 22.

In 1994 I moved to Brisbane and opened up 5 martial arts schools. In 1998, I sold my martial arts business and moved down back to Sydney.

In my late 20’s I encountered some very difficult and challenging moments in my life. I was struggling physically, mentally and spiritually. I eventually fell into depression. I tried all the conventional methods of recovery, but none of them seemed to work. I became very inactive and overweight. I stopped looking after myself, went into self-isolation and was anti-social.

My road to recovery wasn’t easy. I fell so many times, but by the Grace of God and will power I kept getting back up. One thing I learnt through my struggles, was never to give hope. I used my children and becoming fit, strong and healthy again as my goals.

There were many challenges along the way.The hardest challenge was the mental battle. My physical movement had led me to a strong , positive mindset and better overall wellbeing.

I was set to achieve my next goal, which was to help others. In 2004 I began to study Health and Fitness and studied a degree of sport and exercise science. Between 2004 and 2011 I worked at various gyms and fitness centers. 

In 2011 i started an outdoor fitness business. In 2015 I opened and indoor fitness center in Wetherill Park, NSW, and still here currently in 2020.

With the combination of my life experiences, education and studies in various health and fitness institutes, and over 24 years of coaching and working with 1000’s of diverse people. I am ready to help others overcome their physical and mental barriers to become the best versions of themself.