Our Team

We have a team of experienced trainers onsite to help you through every stage of your training. Our coaches hold qualifications in personal training, fitness, weightlifting, gymnastics and first aid. Always ready to motivate and offer advice, our team will motivate and train you to get in the greatest shape of your life!

Founder / Coach / Athletic Development & Rehab.

Brock Martin

Education: ASCA L1, CrossFit Level 1, PSE Art of Breath certification, Burgener Strength Olympic Weightlifting L1 & L2, Anatomy Trains in training, The Gymnastics Course L1, Chris Hinshaws Aerobic Capacity & CrossFit Kids.

Brock is the Founder of Crystal Strength & Conditioning, He has 5 years experience coaching in Strength & Conditioning for Multiple different domains. He brings a lot of enthusiasm as a Strength and Conditioning Coach. Brock enjoys working with individuals on their particular athletic goals and will do everything he can to assist in achieving these goals. Brock believes that Strength & Conditioning principles can be applied to any individuals training program and encourages members & Individuals to tune in to their own goals in order to achieve success.

Currently, Brock is working 1-1, with multiple individuals with completely different goals at opposite ends of the spectrum including – Weightlifting, AFL & Endurance Training (for Adventure Sports/Hiking and Triathlon).

Brock also works with certain individuals helping them to their highest level of functionality whether it be from work and sporting injury or traumatic accidents.

Darren Nankivell

Head Coach / Member Services

Darren is a Broken Hill local of 23 years, he played a lot of AFL and Cricket growing up and has now found love in soccer and Strength & Conditioning. Darren is the head coach at Crystal Strength & Conditioning where his main role lies with running our group training classes, as well as training clients 1-1.

Education
Biography
Education
  • Certificate III In Fitness
  • ASCA L1
  • Studying Certificate IV In Fitness
Biography

Darren is a Broken Hill local of 23 years, he played a lot of AFL and Cricket growing up and has now found love in soccer and Strength & Conditioning. He has been training on and off for the past 5 years, through bodybuilding but could never get into a consistent routine. But since joining Crystal Strength & Conditioning he loves training more than ever and is seeing more progress in the past year than the previous 4!

Darren is the head coach at Crystal Strength & Conditioning where his main role lies with running our group training classes, as well as training clients 1-1 in a personal training setting.

Darren works with clients from all walks of life, from clients preparing for Physical Tests for the military, weight loss as well as aspiring young athletes looking to improve their performance.

Note From Darren :

“My focus as personal trainer is to help people achieve their specific goals with a focus on how training can improve life outside of the gym and not just be about lifting weights or the number on the scale”

Saraiha

Coach

Saraiha Grew up in the Southern Highlands South of Sydney, Saraiha became a coach because she genuinely enjoys helping people. It is reflected in her choice of professions as a First Responder, the journey and the experience is always rewarding.

Education
Biography
Education
  • ASCA L1 coach
  • Cert 3 fitness
  • CF L1
Biography

Saraiha Grew up in the Southern Highlands South of Sydney, Saraiha became a coach because she genuinely enjoys helping people. It is reflected in her choice of professions as a First Responder, the journey and the experience is always rewarding.

As a coach, her favorite things to see are an athlete’s drive, will power and witnessing the exact moment they prove to themselves that they CAN do it.

She takes pride in her athletes’ successes and feels their failures, Saraiha believes her job as a coach is to help athletes understand the value of failure and teach them how to learn from it.

At School Saraiha thrived in cross country, swimming and athletic carnivals. During high school she lost her desire to apply herself to Sports and Training.

At 21 she started back with training cardio boxing, She then spent 3 years at a CrossFit Gym, training quite extensively and obtaining her Coaching qualifications and completing Coach development courses.

Saraiha has been with Crystal Strength & Conditioning for 4 Years, as a strong member of the Community & a staple part of the Coaching and operations of the gym.

Saraiha has also attended the running lab workshop with Tim Bransdon, basics of WIMHOF method breathing & cold exposure & the 98gym Foundations seminar.

Saraiha aspires to be a coach that is capable, knowledgeable, trustworthy, genuine, empathetic and understanding, she aims to lead by example by trusting the program, upskilling, liasing with other coaches, listening to her athletes and keeping an open mind.

Emma Gearen

Membership Services / Personal Trainer / Coach

Emma has been in the fitness industry since she was 15, starting off in a local gym behind the desk then moving on to a traineeship where she proceeded to get her cert 3&4 in personal training.

Education
Biography
Education
  • Cert 3&4 in Personal Training
Biography

Emma has been in the fitness industry since she was 15, starting off in a local gym behind the desk then moving on to a traineeship where she proceeded to get her cert 3&4 in personal training.

Since then Emma has worked as a personal trainer and has had experience with a wide range of different people. Over the years she has taught many 1 on 1 personal training sessions, group personal training sessions, coached classes for people of all ages including people from the age of 8 all the way up to their 80s and everything in between.

Emma has previously competed in the ANBSA bodybuilding competition and a GPC powerlifting competition. Her love for trying new things comes from wanting to see as much of the industry as she can, allowing her to have more experience and knowledge to hand over to her clients. Emma also carries her Level 1 advanced instructor qualification with thump boxing.

Emma believes that what she can provide is beneficial to others as she can contribute to people’s journey in our gym by being someone who genuinely cares about the success of her clients and hopes to be a positive influence on those around her in the CSC community.

Whilst Emma has tried a range of different things in the industry Strength and Conditioning and in particular the way we train at CSC, has proven to be the most beneficial for Emma’s lifestyle. Emma’s role at CSC includes administration, marketing, personal training and coaching group sessions.

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