Meet The Trainer

Meet the Trainer – David Atkinson



  • Registered Exercise Professional with Fitness Australia
  • Cert III in fitness
  • Cert IV in personal training
  • AIF Master Trainer
  • Level One Punchfit Trainer
  • Level One Kickboxing Trainer
  • Level One Group Trainer
  • Senior First Aid
  • Fitkids Trainer

Have you have any nicknames?

Hangers, Deep Voice Dave, Atko

How many years have you been in the fitness industry?

3 Years

Reason for becoming a Personal Trainer?

Health and fitness has always been a major part of my life whether it was playing sport or going to the gym, I just love the benefits, physically and mentally by being active. I also love meeting and working with people and being able to make a positive impact on their lives. Being able to do it in the great outdoors makes it fun and totally worth it!

Best thing about being a Personal Trainer?

Seeing the results that my clients achieve and recognising them feeling better about themselves is so rewarding that’s why being a personal trainer is my biggest passion.  It is a great feeling to know that you have been with my client from start to finish no matter how big their goals are and to see them reach levels they would never believe they could ever achieve!

Worst thing about being a Personal Trainer?

There is very little I don’t like about being a personal trainer, to be picky it would be the cold early mornings but once I start moving round and motivating my clients I forget what time it is!

What do you specialise in?

I specialise in a wide variety of personal training depending on what client’s goals are. My main areas include boxing and strength training, weight loss, sport specific, core stability training and body toning.

Do you play any sports?

I have cricket since I was little and have play a number of different sports such as indoor beach volleyball and golf.

What is favourite type of exercise?

Strength and Boxing training

How often do you workout?

I try and workout 4 to 5 times a week and I often join in with my clients when they go for a run, doing boxing training and core strength exercises. I feel I have to stay fit and strong enough to keep up with the demanding physical activity I do every day. I believe as a personal trainer, I should be able to be 100% capable do everything technically correct with good form.

What is your favourite muscle?

Triceps and Shoulders are my two favourites.

What is your favourite type of equipment?

Boxing gear, Free weights and kettlebells

What quote do you live by?

“You only live once so why not give it a go”

What do you do in your spare time?

I enjoy socialising with friends and family, and going away whenever I get the time!

Favourite music?

Pretty much everything.

Favourite band?

Powderfinger and Girltalk

Favourite food?


Favourite drink?

Water and the occasional beer

Favourite Holiday spot?


The Country I would most like to visit?


What AFL team to you barrack for?

Western Bulldogs

What is your number one goal?

Is to constantly motivate and commit to each individual and to make sure all my MaxNRG clients reach their health and fitness goals.

What areas around Melbourne are you available to train?

Craigieburn, Essendon, Tullamarine, Greenvale, Keilor, Taylors Lakes, Moonee Ponds, Coburg, Brunswick, Pascoe Vale, Strathmore and most North western Suburbs, please contact us to find out if we train in your area!

To start up training with David at MaxNRG Personal Training Melbourne call 0403-741-278 or fill out or easy on-line contact form here.