About

Our
Story

Why do you train? I believe this is an important question that individuals should ask themselves before engaging in any form of fitness journey.

In today’s world we are targeted with quick fix solutions to our health issues, “8 weeks to abs” is an example of advertisements I have seen pop up all over my Facebook, along with this a substantial amount of trainers are led to believe that the only way to achieve a client’s weight loss goal is through HIT training.

The result is clients participating in programs that their body is not ready to partake in, with most individuals suffering from postural and mobility issues due to an increased sedentary lifestyle (office workers sitting all day) these programs may get some early results but will eventually most likely lead to injury and major setbacks.

I know this, as in the past I’ve been one of these trainers. I’ve also participated in these types of programs and suffered numerous injuries along the way to the point where I decided something had to change.

What
drives us

The reason I train is to improve my movement and health, not to participate in programs that are detrimental to my wellbeing. Learning how to do this has led to the establishment of Functional For Life.

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Personal

Our philosophy is about building our clients from the ground up, correcting movement deficiencies, educating our cliental and providing a premium quality, convenient, mobile training service.

If you elect to train with us, we will make your body stronger, more mobile and ready to keep up with your kids, garden with ease, lift the shopping bags out of the car and run that extra mile.

With Functional For Life there are no age limits and it is never too late to get started, it truly is Personal Training with a difference.

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If you choose to train with us, we will make your body stronger, more mobile and ready to keep up with your kids, garden with easy, lift the shopping bags out of the car and run that extra mile.

Ryan Bartlett

Meet the
team

Through 20 years of combined experienced we have developed a proven training system that provides our clients with life changing results at their convenience. We strive to continually educate and develop our skill set, passing this onto our trainers to ensure we are delivering the best quality service and raising industry standards.

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Founder

Ryan Bartlett

  • Certificate 3 in fitness
  • Certificate 4 in fitness
  • Master Trainer Level 1
  • Functional Patterns: Human Foundation Course One
  • Kettle Bells Level 1
  • Mobility Level 1
  • Movement Restoration Coach
  • 10 years industry experience
With Functional For Life there are no age limits and it is never too late to get started.
Jack personal trainer
Trainer

Jack

  • Certificate 3 in fitness
  • Certificate 4 in fitness
  • Master Trainer Level 1
  • Kettlebell level 1 and 2
  • 9 years industry experience
I’ve been passionately coaching in Adelaide for 9 years with experience in one-on-one and group coaching
Paige personal trainer
Trainer

Paige

  • Diploma in fitness
  • Certification of nutrition
  • Boxing instructor
  • Level 1 running technique coach
  • 9 years industry experience
I’ve been a personal trainer for 8 years, working in various states around Australia and now back in Adelaide.
Ethan personal trainer
Trainer

Ethan

  • Certificate 3 in fitness
  • Certificate 4 in fitness
  • Kettlebells level 1
  • 1 year industry experience
I take pride in providing a service that focuses on attention to detail and long term progress over unimaginative “one-size-fits-all” coaching.
Lidiya personal trainer
Trainer

Lidiya

  • Certificate 3 in fitness
  • Certificate 4 in fitness
  • Studying BA of Physiotherapy
  • 3 years industry experience
I believe anyone is capable of achieving their fitness and health goals, these goals being specific to that individual.
Clare personal trainer
Trainer

Clare

  • Certificate 3 in fitness
  • Certificate 4 in fitness
  • Kettlebells level 1 and 2
  • Master Functional Trainer Level 1
  • 14 years industry experience
My main motivation to be a personal trainer is to be able to share my experience and help people on their journey to good health.
Cathal personal trainer
Trainer

Cathal

  • BA Sports Management & Coaching
  • Level 1 KB Course
  • Level 1 Mobility Course
  • 7 years industry experience

 

After receiving my Honours degree in Sports Management and Coaching in Ireland I have dedicated my life to enhancing and creating long term positive health changes in individuals through personal training.
Steph personal trainer
Trainer

Steph

  • Bachelor of Exercise & Sports Science
  • Diploma of Health Science
  • Certificate 3 & 4 Allied Health Assistance
  • Enterprise Fitness Internship
  • Level 1 Kettlebell
  • 5 years industry experience
I’m Stephanie, Fitness coach and Exercise & Sports Scientist.
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Trainer

Jess

  • Cert 3 and 4 in Fitness
  • Level 1 Mobility
  • Level 1 Kettlebell
  • 6 years industry experience
I’ve been Personal and group training for 5 years and sports coaching for 7, specialising in Cricket which is a huge passion of mine.
Steven personal trainer
Trainer

Steven

  • Accreditation in Exercise Science (ESSA)
  • Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science
  • 2 years industry Experience
I am an accredited Exercise Scientist and have been a personal trainer for just over a year. Whether it is getting stronger, more functional or becoming injury free, I am eager to help any client in any way I can.
Damian personal trainer
Head Trainer

Damian

  • Certificate 3 in fitness
  • Certificate 4 in fitness
  • Kettlebells 1 and 2
  • 10 years industry experience
Understanding the human body and what we are physically capable of is my passion and I use it to great effect when working towards a goal with my clients.
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Roman

  • ACE Certified Personal trainer
  • Group training fitness
  • Studying BA in Nutrition and food science
  • 5 Years industry experience

 

I pride myself on providing a unique style of training that is focused on building up the body and posture with an emphasis on optimal human movement.
Romano personal trainer

Romano

  • Cert 3 and 4 in fitness
  • Master Trainer level 1
  • 10 years industry experience

 

Taking care of your body is the key to happiness and fitness is both a lifestyle and a passion.
Jack personal trainer

Jack

  • MSc Sport and Exercise Psychology 
  • BA Sport Development with Coaching 
  • A-Level/BTEC Sport 
  • Certificate 4 in fitness
  • 3 years industry experience
The aim here is always to help you build a more sustainable lifestyle, while gaining knowledge and becoming physically and emotionally independent.
Cameron personal trainer

Cameron

  • Certificate III & 4 in Fitness
  • Currently studying BA – Sport & Exercise Management
  • 1 year industry experience

 

My goal is to provide a holistic approach to your training incorporating elements of strength, conditioning, power, and mobility to your workouts.

Josh

  • Cert 3 and 4 in Fitness
  • Bachelor of Exercise & Sports Science
  • 1 year industry experience
I believe everyone has a right to feel comfortable and capable in their own body, and I’m passionate about helping people get there.

Tanya

  • Certificate 3  in Fitness
  • Certificate 4 in Fitness
  • 6 months industry experience
I am passionate about making exercise rewarding and sustaining.

Brodie

  • Certicate 3 and 4 in Fitness
  • Kettlebells level 1 and 2
  • 3 years industry experience
PT is not a race, but a journey for long sustainable results