The Warrior Performance Team

In 2007 Shannon Green founded Warrior Performance with one core mission in mind; to build a temple dedicated to helping people achieve their strength, fitness and lifestyle improvement goals.

Having worked in the fitness industry at a variety of places before opening Warrior Performance, Shannon became frustrated with the options available and realized he needed to create his own gym with it’s own personality and mission.

SHANNON GREEN – FOUNDER & HEAD COACH – ASCA Strength & Conditioning Coach Certification – 2005, Certified Sports Massage Therapist – 2008

Shannon’s approach to training is be technically proficient, work hard and consistently. You get out what you put in. “I can only give you the tools to succeed, you need to use them.”

3 things that make Shannon a WARRIOR

  • Pedantic attention to detail
  • Constant education
  • Unending drive to help his clients reach their goals

FOCUS AREAS

  • Powerlifting, Strongman
  • Powerlifting Competition Prep
  • Strength & Conditioning
  • Rehabilitation
  • Scoliosis, Hip, Back & Knee Pain

Shannon started his journey into exercise in the year 2000. He was 21 years old, 55 kg and sick of being skinny. A friend took him the gym and it sparked a fire in Shannon that would ultimately become his lifelong passion and mission personally and professionally.

Shannon is obsessed with understanding the mechanisms behind programming, nutrition and human physiology. He scours textbooks, research papers and books,  listens to  podcasts, videos & DVD’s. Shannon has traveled the globe to talk to and learn from some of the top coaches, therapists, researchers & Drs to further expand his knowledge base.

Shannon has competed in Kickboxing, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Strongman & Powerlifting.  Combining his personal experience and knowledge with his professional experience, Shannon has successfully coached athletes at all levels and sports including, MMA, BJJ, Kickboxing, Boxing, Judo, Rugby Union & League, Track & Field, Highland Games, Strongman, Powerlifting, Bodybuilding & Figure competitions,, Rowing, Surf Life Saving, Iron Man, Triathlon and CrossFit.

Additionally, Shannon works closely and consistently with a team of experts on specific rehabilitation goals with Clients who come to him or have been referred to him after nothing else has worked.

LAUREN HANNON – STRENGTH & CONDITIONING COACH.

REPS 2 & 3 (UK Qualification) 2013, CrossFit Level 1 Certification 2014, ASCA Strength & Conditioning Coach Certification – 2015

Lauren’s approach to training is to work smarter, not just harder.  Listen to your body and rest when you need rest.  When you can train, make every movement count.  Don’t just go through the motions.  Move with intent and always move well, technique is always the priority over weight on the bar.

3 things that make Lauren a WARRIOR

  • Maniacal focus and determination
  • Ability to rise to any challenge
  • Bionic capabilities

FOCUS AREAS

  • Powerlifting and strength training
  • Powerlifting Competition Prep
  • Fat loss
  • Training the female athlete at any age

Before Lauren became a certified personal trainer, Lauren tried a variety of training methodologies. She’ followed the latest and greatest programs,  cardio, pump classes,

bodybuilding, German volume training, Olympic Lifting, CrossFit and Powerlifting – you name it, Lauren more than likely tried it – even a half marathon.

After spending 10 years in the Finance industry, Lauren decided that she no longer wanted to live in an environment that caused stress and premature ageing; instead she wanted to follow her passion and teach people how to live a better life through training and nutrition.

Lauren has always believed that a strong body is a healthy body and that physical exercise is not only good for your body, but good for your mind as well. She knew that having greater physical strength paved the road to better mental health and she wanted to help women harness the power of physical fitness
In a world full of chaos, it’s important to prioritise time for your own well being.  Lauren knows having a good balance of exercise, nutrition and quality sleep not only reduces stress levels, it can help battle depression, anxiety and other mental disorders, allowing people to reach their greatest potential.

With her infectious enthusiasm, Lauren hopes to inspire others to have a positive self image and healthy attitude towards health and fitness. She encourages people to love their bodies. There are no crazy fads, no quick fat loss challenges, no buzzwords or magic pills, just hard work, consistency and dedication. Having won multiple National & World Records in Powerlifting, Lauren is a living example that anything is possible if you are willing to put in the time, dedication and sacrifices for things you truly want.

BEN THORNE – STRENGTH & CONDITIONING COACH, BJJ & JUDO

Fitness Diploma 2015, ASCA Strength & Conditioning Coach Certification 2013, Remedial Massage 2016, Bachelor of Exercise Science (1st year)

3 things that make Ben a WARRIOR

  • Learning means doing
  • Quest for knowledge
  • Passionate martial artist

FOCUS AREAS

  • Powerlifting and strength training
  • Strength & Conditioning for BJJ & Judo
  • Fat loss
  • Training the young athlete

Ben started working in the fitness industry in 2006 as a personal trainer at Fitness First Bondi Junction. In 2008 he moved to London to further develop his personal training and expand his knowledge base.  While in London, Ben was introduced to Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and started training out of Roger Gracie Academy and fell in love with the art of BJJ.

In 2011 Ben moved back to Australia and training jiu jitsu at Southern Cross in Taren Point under Rodney Ellis. Then in 2012 he stumbled into Warrior Performance and met head S&C Coach Shannon Green, who mentored Ben in the weight room and taught him how to periodise training correctly to have the best transfer to his sport.

Ben always had a passion to be a better trainer and always knew that knowledge while important is useless without direction. Fast forward to 2016 and he is now coaching clients out of Warrior Performance and is completing a Bachelor of Exercise Science at ACU. He still competes in jui jitsu regularly and is now also competing in powerlifting.

Ben’s approach is simple – He takes an initial detailed assessment, develops a customised, intelligent plan to meet each client’s goals, tracks and assessed progress. Be ruthless with proper technique and correct form, revise goals, rinse and repeat.

GEORGE & ODIS

George is an English Bulldog and Odis is an Australian Bulldog. They are the gym’s current mascots. George took over in early 2015 from his predecessor Johnson (an Aussie Bulldog and gym mascot from 2007 – 2015). Odis joined the crew in 2017. George likes to sleep, get pats and steal your water bottle if you leave it lying around. Odis likes to make you chase him for his rope and loves to terrorise George.