My name is Lochy Duncan and I’m a recent graduate of HPC.
I am currently a student at Griffith University, studying a Bachelor of Exercise Science. I longed to find a professional path where I would be given the opportunity to apply my growing knowledge as I studied. I soon picked up a flyer from my local gym that lead me to enquiring about HPC’s available courses; I immediately took this journey, knowing that I would be a part of an industry that would provide opportunity for experience, connection and further knowledge.
I really enjoyed being a part of the course at HPC; they provided me with insightful knowledge and many opportunities for practical experience on fellow classmates. Throughout the course, I was able to develop an understanding of what it would like to become a personal trainer, which fuelled my drive further. It was an informative and rewarding course that made the transition from student to trainer so smooth.
After graduating from HPC, I decided to start up my own business, Stay Fit Personal Training, to provide personal and group training to people of all ages and fitness levels. Stay Fit offers a range of services, including, outdoor group training, personal training and individualised exercise programs for the Southern Gold Coast.
Recently, I was approached to be a group trainer for a new functional fitness gym in Varsity Lakes, called Lifestyle Incorporated Training Club. It has been an incredible opportunity to connect with like-minded people that I can learn from and collaborate with. Each day, I get the chance to assist people in reaching their goals and achieving their full potential. I’ve already gained so much knowledge and experience about working for myself and a gym; I’m determined to meet the demands of a business and supporting clients in achieving results.
My journey has only been a short one but has been full of excitement and challenges. I have met some influential people and had many doors open for me, making my short time at HPC already so valuable. I look forward to seeing what the future brings.