TORIAN has a team of highly skilled and dedicated coaches to help you achieve your fitness goals.


Owner / Director of Coaching

Mike Towner has been heavily involved in the fitness industry for over 10 years. He has extensive experience in CrossFit as both an athlete and coach, having participated in numerous competitions throughout Australia since 2009 and owning successful CrossFit affiliates since 2011. In 2016 Mike coached the CrossFit Torian team to an appearance at the Pacific Regional where the team finished in fourth position, qualifying for and competing in the CrossFit Games in California as one of the best 40 teams in the world.

When the sport of CrossFit arrived, he was immediately drawn to its ability to reach new levels of strength and endurance, while also providing a community aspect that far surpasses what any other fitness style offers. Mike’s passion for the sport translates to his skills as a coach, where he brings a results-driven outlook, coupled with a strong focus on a solid foundation, to ensure his athletes reach new levels of peak performance.

  • State Weightlifting / Sports Power Coach Level 2

  • Club Weightlifting / Sports Power Coach Level 1

  • CrossFit Level 2 Trainer

  • CrossFit Gymnastics Trainer

  • Cert IV in Fitness

  • Cert III in Fitness

  • Senior First Aid & CPR


Head Coach - CrossFit

Royce has performed at a high level in numerous sports (most notably CrossFit, weightlifting, AFL and tennis) and has extensive experience with a variety of strength/power training programs. He is a strong advocate of CrossFit, believing it to be the best strength and conditioning program on the planet. He has seen how the principles of CrossFit, and the lessons learned through every session, can resonate through people’s lives. It is this satisfaction in his clients’ success that keeps him coming back for more.

For the last four years Royce has worked with individuals and groups to forge elite fitness, catering from beginner levels right through to professional athletes. In 2015 he made his first appearance at the Australian National Championships in weightlifting. In 2016 he was part of the Torian team that came fourth at the Pacific Regional, qualifying for the CrossFit Games as one of the top 40 teams in the world, and in 2018 as an individual athlete, he placed 4th at the Pacific Regional qualifing for the CrossFit Games in Madison, Wisconsin.

  • State Weightlifting / Sports Power Coach Level 2

  • Club Weightlifting / Sports Power Coach Level 1

  • CrossFit Level 2 Trainer

  • CrossFit Gymnastics Trainer

  • Cert IV in Fitness

  • Cert III in Fitness

  • Senior First Aid & CPR


Head Coach - Weightlifting

Damon Kelly is highly regarded throughout the world for his accomplishments as an athlete, specifically within weightlifting, and passion for creating a healthy generation of Australians. His weightlifting journey began over 15 years ago. Along the way he has represented Australia all around the world, from the Junior World Championships to the Olympic Games.

With a 310kg back squat and a 176kg snatch, his prowess in the sport is undeniable. Through his hard work and dedication Damon has represented Australia at two Commonwealth Games and two Olympic Games, becoming one of the best weightlifters of his generation.

  • State Weightlifting/Sports Power Coach 2 Licence

  • State Weightlifting Referee

  • Cert III Fitness

  • 2014 Commonwealth Games, Glasgow, Bronze Medallist

  • 2012 Olympic Games, London, 16th Place

  • 2010 Commonwealth Games, Delhi, Gold Medallist

  • 2008 Olympic Games, Beijing, 9th Place

  • 2006 Commonwealth Games, Melbourne, Silver Medallist


Coach - CrossFit

Isabelle’s primary focus in high school was rowing, where she competed in the schoolgirl Nationals in her senior year and represented the Open First VIII for three consecutive years. Isabelle pursued her interest in sports and athletic performance at the tertiary level, completing a Bachelor of Applied Science specialising in Human Movement Studies; in 2010 she graduated with a Dean’s Commendation and Second Class Honours.


After her first ever WOD in 2012, Isabelle became an immediate convert to the CrossFit methodology. In addition to coaching group sessions of 30+ people, Isabelle uses her eight years’ experience as a personal trainer to help clients unleash their inner athlete so they can live a healthier, stronger and happier life. Isabelle is dedicated to delivering the enormous benefits of the CrossFit methodology, while also facilitating the personal growth and strong community established within Torian.

  • BAppSc Hons (2nd class) Human Movement Studies

  • CrossFit Level 2 Trainer

  • Senior First Aid & CPR

In addition to coaching classes, Isabelle is available for 1 on 1 or group PT sessions.


Coach - CrossFit

Luke Gamble has a unique empathy for all those battling to regain control of their health and fitness. Having faced his own struggles with unwanted weight gain, Luke went on to lose 30 kilograms. In the process, he found his true passion and now uses his own experience to change people’s lives using health and fitness as the conduit.


In addition to a Cert III and IV in Fitness, Luke is a Level 1 Kettlebell Trainer and a Level 1 Club Weightlifting / Sports Power Coach, and competes in as many CrossFit and weightlifting events as his schedule allows. In 2016 he was part of the CrossFit Torian team that came fourth at the Pacific Regional, qualifying for and competing in the CrossFit Games as one of the top 40 teams in the world.

  • Club Weightlifting / Sports Power Coach Level 1

  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer

  • Level 1 Kettlebell Trainer

  • Cert IV in Fitness

  • Cert III in Fitness

  • First Aid & CPR

  • 2016 CrossFit Games athlete

In addition to coaching classes, Luke is available for 1 on 1 or group PT sessions.


Coach - CrossFit

Brent Paxton has worked in the fitness industry since 2009. As an accredited exercise physiologist, Brent has extensive experience dealing with chronic and acute injuries in the gym and their appropriate treatment and management, as well as those that limit daily activities. He also has experience developing best possible outcomes for more complicated cases, such as those with metabolic conditions (diabetes), neurodegenerative conditions (Parkinson’s Disease) and cardiac or respiratory disease.


Brent is also an accomplished athlete, having competed at both the CrossFit Regionals and the CrossFit Games.

  • Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Physiology

  • Accredited Exercise Physiologist (ESSAM)

  • Cert III & IV Personal Trainer

  • CrossFit Level 2 Trainer

  • Queensland Weightlifting Association Level 1

  • Australia Strength & Conditioning Level 1

  • CrossFit Level 1 staff (intern)

  • CrossFit Mobility Course

  • CrossFit Weightlifting Course

  • CrossFit Competitors Course

  • 2015 CrossFit Games athlete


Coach - CrossFit

Ashley has been immersed in fitness since his high school days and began his CrossFit journey in 2012. Since then, CrossFit has helped Ashley keep fit while participating in various martial arts, army reserves and under water rugby.


Ashley’s previous career as a mechanical engineer allowed him the opportunity to live and train at a variety of boxes around the country. In 2015 Ashley moved and settled in Brisbane where he became a member of Torian. Two years later he made the switch from engineering to CrossFit coaching and hasn’t looked back.


Ashley is most passionate about helping people move efficiently and push themselves mentally.

  • Cert III Fitness

  • Cert IV Fitness

  • CrossFit Level 1 trainer

  • First aid & CPR

  • Blue Card

  • Level 1 Surf Coach

In addition to coaching classes, Ashley is available for 1 on 1 or group PT sessions.



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