As the year comes to an end I always like to sit back and reflect on everything that has happened in the year and plan for the next year ahead, setting new goals and preparing ways to achieve them. This year at Total Health Performance was massive. I am so proud of all of our team and their achievements.
Our modified strongman crew got great results once again. I really enjoy our time together. These people are loyal and work their hardest every session. They are much more than clients, they are friends, and we love them all like family.
For me, there are a couple of stand-outs this year. The first one was Bruno winning the Abu Dhabi Professional Jiu Jitsu Championship. I remember this so clearly. I woke up at 3am and saw the results and broke down in tears. It was a massive moment as I know how hard Bruno worked for this, the sacrifices he made, how much it meant to him, and it was also our first ever world champion. This was a goal I had set since I was forced to retire from my sport due to injury and to see all the hard work and study pay off was surreal. I can’t thank Bruno enough for putting his trust in us to prepare him for such important competitions and I have to thank Kyle Fish for introducing us to Bruno, Aaron, Igor, and the SJJA team. None of it would be possible without him.
Bruno winning the World Masters Championship was also huge. He is just a great human and to see him beat the best in the world in these two competitions was amazing. You can watch the final here.
The second stand-out for me was my brother Brendan Waters winning player of the year for the whole Ron Massey Cup Competition. We sat down and spoke a lot about improving his game in the off season leading into the 2016 season. He said he felt his progress had stalled and that he felt I was the person who could take his game to a new level. We worked so hard on all the little details of his game and to see him implement what we planned and trained for, and get the results, was really rewarding. I really respect the dedication he put in as it could be easy for him to cruise after playing more than 150 NSW cup games, playing a lot of rep games, and winning numerous Ron Massey Cup competitions. He couldn’t have done any of it without all the boys ripping in each and every week. I love every one of my players and it was a great season for the Western Suburbs Magpies Ron Massey Cup side even though we fell just short of our ultimate goal.
Helping people improve their lives is our passion. All of the clients we have helped throughout the year makes me so happy. Gem has helped all sorts of chronic diseases and even helped people fall pregnant that had been struggling for long periods of time through nutrition, training and supplementation protocols. Helping Parkinson’s, scoliosis, stroke, women with hormonal issues, and rehabbing clients post-surgery and seeing them progress makes all the hard work worth it.
Below is a list of some of the main achievements of the year:
Bruno Alves - became World Champion again winning the Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu Jitsu Championship.
Igor Almeida - came 3rd at the Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu Jitsu Championship.
Sarah McNevin - competed in the 2016 National Open Water Swimming for both 5km and 10km events. She just missed out on a spot in going to the Rio Olympics in the 10km event. She dropped 2kg and 14.2% body fat.
Pete Nay – earnt himself an NRL Trial game with the Penrith Panthers playing over in PNG.
Kindra Doyle – got a bronze at the Australian Pro Nationals
Bruno Alves – won the 2016 World Masters Championship held in America. This gave Bruno two of the biggest wins he could achieve in the 2016 year, winning both Abu Dhabi and this one.
Western Suburbs Magpies Ron Massey Cup side finished second on the competition ladder. They ended up getting beat in the grand final qualifier.
Shannon Gallant – finished as top point scorer for the Ron Massey Cup Competition
Bryce Shaw played in his rugby league’s competition grand final qualifier semi-final.
Alfie Tropea, Marcus Moore, Ben Quinlan all played in their respective competitons grand finals for rugby league.
Brendan Waters – won the Noel Kelly award which is an award for the most outstanding player in the club (Western Suburbs Magpies)
Dave Harris – won the Western Suburbs Magpies Best and Fairest award
Nathan Waters – won the Pratten Park Magpies Club Person of the Year (Western Suburbs Magpies)
Brendan Waters – won the Ron Massey Cup Player of the Year Award at the 2016 Brad Fittler Medal Awards night.
Toby Huxley – won the group 6 premiership with the Camden Rams. He also won the players player award from that game. Massive effort after his surgeon told him he wouldn’t play again. Other THP athlete’s that won this game with him were Dean Rysko and James O’Neill.
Megan Spiteri – won player of the year for her netball season
Ben Quinlan – made Western Suburbs Magpies S.G Ball squad
Marcus Moore and Alfie Tropea – made Western Suburbs/SWAS under 17’s Development Squad. They were also named co-captains for a trial match.
Bryce Shaw – got a contract with the Western Suburbs Magpies Sydney Shield/Ron Massey Cup Squad
James Mirceski – got a start with the North Sydney Bears NSW Cup squad
Joined the Sydney Jiu-Jitsu Academy’s Competition Team sponsorship program.
Aaron Smith – won the 2016 Summer Cup (Jiu Jitsu)
We are so grateful to all of our team and all of the hard work. We wish you and your families a safe and happy Christmas and New-Year, and look forward to bigger and better things in 2017.