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Before He Was A Coach, He Almost Lost His Life - Brett Bartholomew

Brett Bartholomew is a strength coach to NFL superstars, MMA power houses, and legendary weekend warriors, but life hasn’t always been this great for Brett. At the age of 15, Brett came dangerously close to losing his life. When some of his childhood friends and members of his primary social circle started experimenting with hard-core drugs, and his family dynamics changed rapidly due to a divorce, Brett turned to training and exercise to help him deal with the tough circumstances. Training hard was what Brett knew best, and also what he thought was best for him, but even this couldn't prevent his onset of depression.  A hobby and escape soon gave way to an exercise addiction that brought him to the...

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"In a flash, my dreams were shattered" - Scott Reardon

On the 10th of July 2002, I remember regaining consciousness on the ground, looking down to discover that the lower part of my leg was no longer attached and realising that I was in a bit of trouble. Have you ever caught yourself pondering what it would be like to be the best in the world at something? To be part of something so big that you could only dream about? Making my way through primary school I spent more time dreaming about donning the green and gold, before tearing onto the Rugby League field then doing actual school work. There is no hiding the fact that I was more athletic than academic. The best part of school was recess...

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