Matt Jolley spent a lot of years working in the welfare sector, trying to help people from challenging backgrounds to improve their lives, and now he get to do that in ways that allow people to achieve more meaningful and potentially life changing results. Starting out as a personal training business, Matt Jolley’s first adventure was with a Kokoda Trek in 2011. The following year was when he added in his long-term dream of a Bali Fitness Adventure and the rest is history!
WHAT BANG FITNESS ADVENTURES?
BANG Fitness Adventures is a wholly Australian owned business where fitness and health meet adventure, where DOING is more important than just talking about it, where making AWESOME things really happen, achieving the big goals is what we do every day.
From a corporate Adventure Training Camp to a week-long BALI Fitness Adventure, we make it happen for you, your team, your business because YOU want it and are tired of not having it happen.
HOW DID BANG FITNESS ADVENTURES COME ABOUT.. + come to life?
BANG Fitness Adventures started life as my personal training business, boot camps at the beach and personal training, but I realised that training people to ‘get fit, lose weight, tone up’ was not going to help them achieve long term success. Helping people achieve big goals and working with them to learn the skills to set big goals, break them into bite size chunks of success to achieve more than they thought they could is how we now operate.
HOW LONG HAS BANG FITNESS ADVENTURES BEEN UP + RUNNING FOR?
BANG Fitness Adventures started in 2003 as a personal training business and we started our first adventure with a Kokoda Trek in 2011. In 2012 we added our long-term dream, a Bali Fitness Adventure [we completed our 11th Bali Adventure last month!] and in 2013 we added the Iconic Great Ocean Walk to our calendar and have completed 35 of them!
We now have over 35 Australian events, from Grampians and Wilsons Prom Walks, to walks in Western Australia, even climbing Mt Kosciuszko in New South Wales and trekking near Wineglass Bay in Tasmania. We also offer Half Day Hikes, local walks over 2-4 hours to allow people to give our adventures a try to see if they like it and to build up their confidence.
We have 13 different international adventure events in seven different countries – Indonesia, Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Thailand, Vietnam, Japan and Sri Lanka
EVERYBODY HAS SOMETHING.. what do YOU love about your job?
I spent a lot of years working in the welfare sector trying to help people from challenging backgrounds to improve their lives, and now I get to do that in ways that allow people to achieve more meaningful and potentially life changing results. I don’t just sit behind a desk and tell people how to do it, I go with them and experience their success alongside them. But it’s always about the client and their experience – just being around people when they get the results they’re seeking is great fun!
IS YOUR JOB EXCITING.. or do you just get to lounge around, traveling the world?
Not every day is chock full of white water rafting in Bali or cycling in the Golden Triangle region in Northern Thailand! There are lots of early starts and late finishes with my personal training which I now operate out of In-Sync-Fit gym in Fyansford. Every day I have the opportunity to help someone get what they want out of their life. It’s not about making people the fastest or the fittest, it’s about helping them use what they already have to best effect and to help them develop the skills they need to progress in their lives and careers.
WHAT IS PLANNED FOR THE FUTURE OF BANG FITNESS ADVENTURES?
We continue to look for new adventures for our clients – we like to create experiences that aren’t your regular holiday – challenge by choice activities and trips that will create awesome memories for people who may never have thought themselves capable of what they can actually do.
We also have lots of Adventure Weekends which allow people to get a taste for it over a weekend, a combination of the adventures, fitness coaching, motivation and nutrition advice, which is great for people who are time poor [but we can help them find more time!]
HOW DO I GET IN CONTACT.. find out more + check out these awesome adventures?
You can easily get in touch with Matt Jolley, Director
M // 0400 207 303
WEB // https://www.bangfitness.com.au/adventurecalendar/ [our Adventure Calendar is a great way to see what we have coming up]
SOCIALS // BANG Fitness Adventures: https://www.facebook.com/BANGFitnessAdventures/