Jim started working as a personal trainer and running boxing fitness classes in Melbourne gyms in 1994. Upon qualification as a fitness instructor in 1996, he was employed as the program co-ordinator at Fitzroy Stars gym where he arranged programs for gym members and special need groups.
Jim has worked with AFL footballers, Melbourne Storm, combat sports competitors and hired by other personal trainers. He also appears in the documentary, ‘Fat and Back’ by Paul ‘PJ’ James.
His sporting life began learning to swim. As a teenager he trained in martial arts and began boxing in my late teens. As a boxer, he won 3 Victorian championships 1991, 92, 93 and an Australian championship 1992 silver medal.
Jim also made the Australian boxing team, and has represented Australia at the Oceania championships 1993, winning silver. He has competed in the 1993 Kings Cup, Thailand and has a passion for boxing and martial arts.
Brunswick & Dandenong