Rauraidh Purnell

“It is not the critic who counts…The credit belongs to the man in the arena, who strives valiantly, who comes short, because there is no effort without error. Who at best knows the triumph of achievement, at worst knows they failed while daring greatly.”
– Theodore Roosevelt

about rauraidh

Rauraidh Purnell, Strength & Conditioning Coach
Rauraidh has been coaching athletes for ten years, accumulating knowledge, experiences and skills to apply that knowledge to clients with various exercise backgrounds. Rauraidh is driven by a combination of managing long-term injuries, enjoyment of being coached, understanding the adaptive capabilities of the human body and first-hand experience of the growth that comes through training. Rauraidh’s coaching style is thoughtful and evidence-based. He strives to understand and provide what his clients need to excel.

  • Strength & Conditioning
  • Speed & Agility Training
  • Power Development
  • Late Stage Injury Rehabilitation

training philosophy

My training philosophy applies a pragmatic approach to achievement. Consistency and effort are the bedrock to progress. With a clear goal or target, tracking progress provides a fulfilling training environment. I believe in open feedback between myself and my clients, and communication is critical to a strong coaching relationship. Autonomy is my overall aim when I coach clients, I want them to take ownership of their training. The more they do this, the better their results will be.

education, experience & achievements

  • MSc Strength & Conditioning
  • BSc Sport & Exercise Science
  • Certified BioForce Conditioning Coach
  • Cert IV Personal Trainer
  • Elite and Amateur Sport Strength & Conditioning Experience
  • Amateur Rugby & AFL Athlete

3 fun facts

  1. I have one of the most Scottish-sounding names ever, but I don’t sound Scottish at all.
  2. I make things out of wood in my spare time.
  3. I geek out on history podcasts and books.




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