Get to know Health & Wellness Centre Manager Gareth Hall

May 13, 2022

Get to know Tattersall's Health & Wellness Centre Manager, Gareth Hall!

Q. What led you to do the work you do?

I was always extremely active as child; this included such sports as BMX riding, competitive soccer and running my first marathon at 19. At 17, I suffered a serious injury playing soccer and part of my injury rehabilitation journey included working out at the gym – at which point I realised the value and benefit of strength training for everyone. Soon after I had recovered from injury, I switched my college course and started my journey as a fitness trainer and strength coach.

Q. What advice would you give someone who wanted to improve his or her fitness and lifestyle?

Be consistent and create good habits! Changes in fitness, health and wellness take time. It takes a period of regular exercise for physiological adaptations to occur and physical appearance to change. Increasing sleep duration and quality can significantly improve wellness, productivity, and general mood. Do not underestimate the value of incidental movement; hitting 10,000 steps daily can drastically lower the risk of developing metabolic disease and help maintain a healthy weight.

Q. What do you do when you are not working at Tatt’s?

Most mornings I’m up at 4:30am swimming, cycling, or running as I am a keen triathlete. You will often see me compete in races around SE Queensland on the weekends. My other interests are collecting vinyl records (I’m as massive Foo Fighters & Oasis fan) and watching British crime series.