Matty McCormick

“The effect you have on others is the best currency there is.”
– Jim Carrey

Matty’s all about making his sessions challenging yet fun. He’s a bit of a comedian, so he’ll have you laughing through the pain.

about matty

Matty McCormick is not only an experienced Personal Trainer, but also Fitness Playground Marrickville’s resident comedian. Matty’s background in and passion for Rugby League led him to pursue a career in fitness seven years ago. His patient and realistic approach to fitness coaching is what motivates his clients – everyday people – to achieve greatness.

Matty continuously revolutionises his clients’ workouts with creative challenges and competitions, such as the ingeniously named Cliympics (Client Olympics) and Queen/King of The Gym. With years of experience coaching a wide array of abilities, both in London and Sydney, Matty values giving his clients autonomy and helping them to take pride in even the smallest fitness achievements. Matty believes training should be as fun as it is challenging. His training programs are evidence-based and impactful but, most importantly, enjoyable.

  • Strength & Toning
  • Fat Loss
  • Injury Rehabilitation

training philosophy

My philosophy is to make training accessible yet challenging and effective for each individual. People are more likely to continue with training if they feel it is making a difference to their lives and are rewarded, so this is why I always celebrate every achievement that clients reach. Fitness should be enjoyable, so I aim to have my clients laughing throughout the workouts… even if they’re laughing at my expense!

education, experience & achievements

  • Certificates III & IV Fitness (2015), Australian Institute of Fitness
  • Master Trainer (2015), Australian Institute of Fitness
  • Level 1 GPP Coach (2017), Boutagy Institute of Fitness
  • Level 2 Fat Loss Coach (2017), Boutagy Institute of Fitness
  • Level 2 Strength and Hypertrophy Coach (2017), Boutagy Institute of Fitness
  • Fundamentals Kettlebell, Powerbag and Battleropes Course (2017), Boutagy Institute of Fitness
  • Level 1 Nutrition Certification (2020), Precision Nutrition

3 fun facts

  1. I lived in London for over 2 years, and on my days off from the gym, I accepted a job cover teaching (without a teaching degree).
  2. I have previously worked for the NRL, providing educational programs in schools.
  3. I can dislocate both my shoulders and raise them above my head!


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