Garrett McDuling – Personal Trainer – Surge Fitness

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garrett mcduling

“If it doesn’t challenge you, it won’t change you” - Ironman Australia

From a young age I grew up playing many sports and loving everything about Health & Fitness. After finishing school, I was offered a professional contract and set off to play soccer in the Irish Premier League. During my career, I learnt in depth about not only rehabilitation after an injury occurs, but the importance of pre-habilitation and the need for strengthening particular areas to prevent injury in the first place. I also developed a passion for wanting to help others achieve their health & fitness goals and upon my playing retirement, I opened up a PT studio on the Gold Coast and was a mentor to not only my clients, but my trainers as well.

After 6 years as a PT owner/operator I joined the Special Forces in the Australian Defence Force Army. Post Army, I continued to upskill by studying a Bachelor of Science, Sports Science Degree and a Diploma of Education (Health and Physical Education), tapping into my love for helping others. I have completed 2 Ironman Triathlon events to date and have a passion for both triathlon and long distance events. I am currently completing my Football Federation Australia A Licence and for the past 2 seasons I was also the head coach in the WA National Premier League. I have a passion for all sports, so be sure to stop me for a chat about your favourite team or any advice you may require.


  • QLD TAFE Certificate in Fitness Practices - 2001
  • Australian Institute of Fitness Cert III & IV - 2002
  • Australian Institute of Fitness Master Trainer
  • Bachelor Degree: Sports Science and Football
  • Diploma of Education (Health and Physical Education)
  • Advance First Aid and CPR
  • Bronze Medallion
  • Working with Children Card
  • Football Federation Australia B Licence

Specialist in

  • Athlete Management
  • Developing Speed, Agility and Quickness
  • Increasing Mobility and Flexibility
  • Weight Loss
  • Military Style Boot Camps
  • Sports Specific Training / Strength and Conditioning
  • Event Preparation
  • Sports Science
  • Altitude Training
Important Information Regarding Your Surge Fitness Membership.

Yesterday’s announcement from our Prime Minister ordering the immediate closure of Fitness Facilities across the nation is significant a blow to all of us across many Industries. We understand that this decision has been based on the best advice currently available to those responsible for our safety and with the Impending state border closures, and increasing community concerns, meant that this decision was unavoidable.

As such, it is with great sadness that we today announce that all Surge Fitness clubs will temporarily close, effective from 12pm today, Monday 23rd March 2020.

At Surge Fitness, we believe that we can make a difference, change lives and build healthy communities. As a brand, we still have a lot of work to do and we all believe that we can continue to positively impact our members and the local communities at large during this time of uncertainty.

Like many of you, our business is facing unprecedented impacts both on our people and our business and we will continue to work through the issues together as effectively as possible.

During this time of closure, all memberships will be placed on complimentary freeze until we are in a position to resume our regular services. Surge Fitness has been working on contingency plans throughout the past few weeks to provide ongoing services to our members such as online & virtual training platforms including numerous resources to help support our members physical and mental health well-being.

Further announcements will be made in the coming days with communications to be published both on our social media platforms and via email once the government has clarified their position regarding the forced closure directive.

On behalf of all of the team at Surge Fitness we would like to thank you all for your ongoing support over the years. As a team we have shared some memorable experiences with you all. Today's forced closure is just a minor setback in our Health & Fitness journey together.