Stephen Ng – Head Boxing Coach
Stephen is a qualified personal trainer who has been working in the fitness industry for over 15 years and holds a certificate 4 in training and assessment. As a Level 1 Boxing Coach Stephen has specialized and built his business around the art of boxing.
Having established Matrix Boxing Gym in 2005, Stephen has created an environment where anyone can come to learn about boxing, feel the benefits of the fitness it creates and the accomplishment of learning the technical aspects aswell. Stephen’s passion is in teaching correct technique to those wanting to use boxing for either personal use or to pass on the benefits of boxing for fitness to their clients.
Throughout his career in boxing which yielded an Australian title, Oceania Silver, Arafura Games Bronze, National Golden Gloves as an amateur and a Queensland title as a professional, Stephen has trained with Australia’s top boxing coaches. These techniques learnt over the years, along with Stephen’s quest to always learn new and improved training methods, keeps you the student always learning.
Stephen is consistently looking for ways to challenge himself and those around him, having competed in a Kickboxing Tournament in 2007 in Noumea, making his Professional MMA Debut in 2008 (knocking his opponent out cold!) and completing the gruelling Kokoda Challenge in 2009.
Most people don’t realise how technical boxing actually is. We try and teach the ‘Art of Boxing’ by breaking down each technique….bringing it back to its simplest, most efficient and effective movement. There are the basic fundamentals that everyone must learn….but from there, once you have that foundation, we strive to not only find a style that suits you, but teach you how to combat all styles that are put in front of you. -Stephen Ng
Nadine Brown – Head Fitness Trainer
Nadine is Head Fitness Trainer for the gym, a Personal Trainer and Physiotherapist, having completed a Cert 3 & 4 in Fitness, as well as B. Exercise Science and Master of Physiotherapy at Griffith University. Returning to exercise from an injury can be frustrating & daunting, but there are many exercise options for people to get fit and back on track with their fitness.
A professional boxer, Nadine started competing in 2008. In the Amateurs, Nadine was very busy in 2009, winning the Qld Novice, Wide Bay, Open Qld State (Elite) championships, the 2010 South East Qld Championship & also travelled to Canberra in December 2009 to compete in the Australian Titles, winning Silver. Nadine turned Professional in 2011, and holds 2 Qld Professional Lightweight titles.
“I started at Matrix Boxing Gym as a client myself back in 2007, and it’s definitely not just for athletes and competitive boxers. In fact, a large portion of our client base is every day people. It’s a community where you will get the best expertise in boxing coaching, fitness training, and injury prevention & rehabilitation.”
Nathan Brown – Coach
Nath is a true inspiration to everyone at Matrix Boxing Gym. About 12 months ago, Nathan came to Matrix sitting at about 150kgs. He was unfit and needed some big changes in his lifestyle. With absolute iron determination, Nath signed up for the Boxing Circuit classes to help shed the weight and increase his fitness.
And what a transformation. Having lost 40kgs (yep, that’s right, 40), Nath had his first fight in July 2009, at the Wide Bay Titles in Bundaberg. Nath weighed in at 110kgs, fitter than ever, fighting fit in fact!! Nath won, after a hard fight — He was the Wide Bay Champion! Since then, the wins have kept on coming, with Nath’s re- cord now 5 wins & only 1 loss.
Nath is now a registered Boxing Coach and you will find him coaching in the Boxing Training classes or working on those freight-train punches of his.
If you are ever in doubt of the benefits of training hard to achieve your goals, go have a chat to Nath, he is a shining example of how it’s done.
Lenny Kent – Trainer
Running our No Excuses Functional Strength classes and available for Personal Training, Lenny Kent is a Personal Trainer and CrossFit Level 1 trainer with a passion for Martial Arts and Strength & Conditioning. Lenny Started fighting in MMA and working in the fitness industry in 2005 as an assistant instructor in Wing Chun Kung Fu. He then pursued the sport of MMA more seriously and began training in Mauy Thai and Brazilian JiuJitsu from 2006 to 2015.
During this time Lenny won a host BJJ medals at State and National levels, won an Amateur Qld Mauy Thai Title, a Professional Qld MMA title and fought for an Australian title. Lenny has coached MMA and BJJ fighters that have enjoyed success at local and national levels.
Lenny has also been privileged to be able to work with clients with mental illnesses, developmental disorders, and even the blind throughout this time.
Lenny received his BJJ Black Belt in 2015.
More recently Lenny’s focus has shifted to Strength & Conditioning, completing his Cert III & IV in Fitness and CrossFit Level 1.
“I started my fitness journey in Martial Arts and fitness as a way to turn my life around. I believe in therapeutic value of training your body on a regular basis 100%! No matter what your situation you can and should train regularly”