Boot Camp Melbourne

Fitness Command Center

Our Instructors

We Pride ourselves on making your boot camp a camp to remember and so provide top quality regular and guest instructors.

Our regular and guest instructors are all experts at the top level in their field so each of your training sessions is delivered by an industry specialist.
These sessions include MMA, Kick boxing, Core strength, Boxing, Yoga, Kettle bells, Strength training and much more

Our regular and occasional special guest instructors include industry experts such as Amanda Buchanan, Sue Stanley, Greg Porter, Sam Soliman, Dave Hedgcock, Tyrone Crosse, Phil Kourbatski, Sam Greco and more. We have at least 2 of the expert instructors listed below at every camp

About our Regular and guest instructors

Amanda Buchanan
Your head trainer and Boot Camp coordinator


  • World Title Mauy Thai (W.K.A) 1996
  • Commonwealth Boxing title 1997
  • Female fighter of the year - Blitz hall of fame awards
  • First lady of boxing - Australian boxing awards
  • Various Australian boxing & kick-boxing titles
  • Black belt karate
  • Baby daughter - Sage born 2005 (best achievement)
  • Stunt woman - TV - Film
  • Fight choreographer for film, TV & live theatre 


  • Diploma in Fitness plus Cert 3 & 4 in fitness
  • Qualified Boxing Trainer
  • Level 2 first aid
  • Blue card for child related employment
  • Stunt Woman

To find out more about Amanda

Sue Stanley
Strength and Fitness Training Expert

Ms Fitness World Champion

In November 2000, competing for the first time in the sport of Body Shaping where after a five-year retirement from all international competition, stunned the sporting world once again by winning Gold and the title of Ms. Fitness World Champion 2000.

3 time world aerobic champion.

Sue was undefeated both at a National and International level for 4 years. Amassing an amazing 35 consecutive wins, for 3 World Championship titles, numerous international titles and 9 consecutive Australian and National Championships. Without doubt, Sue Stanley is the queen of her sport.

Sue's successive wins of the World Cup Aerobic Championship in Japan made her the only woman in the history of the sport to ever successfully defend a World Title.

Water Skier - 1988 Seoul Olympic

Sue was a member of the Mulwala Water Ski Club and was a competent tournament skier which included Jump, Trick and Slalom skiing and a show skier with her forte being the top skier in the 3 tier pyramid. In 1988 Water Skiing was selected in the Seoul Olympics as a demonstration sport. Sue performed in the Opening Ceremony on the Hahn River in Korea.


Sue started her career as an elite Gymnast achieving International Level 10 status. Sue was one of the first scholarship holders at the Australian Institute of Sport and performed in numerous State, National and International competitions.

Recognized by her peers - Sue is a member of the Sport Australia Hall of Fame - Member and a recipient of the Advance Australia Award for recognition in her sporting achievements.

Sue has a very high media profile and currently promotes health and fitness through her weekly No 1 rating radio segment with Ernie Sigley on Melbourne radio station 3AW and Channel 7's Go For Your Life TV Show.

To find out more about Sue visit

Greg "Krunchie" Porter

Greg Krunchie Porter runs daily "KRUNCHIES" boot camp sessions at the botanical gardens in Melbourne and we are proud to have him as a guest instructor on our weekend boot camps visit to find out more about his daily torture options
Sam Soliman IBF World Champion

Boxing and Kick Boxing Expert

Sam began his boxing career after studying multiple forms of martial arts, such as Tae Kwon Do, Karate, and Kick-Boxing.

Sam compiled an Amateur Record consisting of 84 fights, with only 11 losses

Professional Boxing Career 

Soliman turned pro at the Cruiserweight level in 1997 at the age of 23. Without a lot of connections, and lacking an easy path to a championship, Soliman fought 12 rounds for the Australian Cruiserweight Championship in only his second fight. He gained a worldwide audience when he defeated Raymond Joval by a twelve round Unanimous Decision, on July 17, 2004.

A rematch with fellow Australian Anthony Mundine, who Soliman suffered a split decision loss to earlier in his career, ended in a ninth round TKO loss for Soliman. Soliman moved up from his normal 160lbs middleweight division to take on Mundine in the Super Middleweight division, for the vacant WBA Super Middleweight Title. After suffering a knockdown in round 2, Mundine ended the fight in the 9th round, by knocking Soliman down three times.

He was one of the boxers featured on the 3rd season of the boxing reality TV series, The Contender, which premiered September 4th, 2007 on ESPN.

On the Contender, Soliman captured third place after defeating Wayne Johnsen. Solimans only loss was in a competitive Unanimous Decision loss to Sakio Bika, the eventual third season Contender Champion.

Sam Soliman is trained by Dave Hedgecock and based in Melbourne, Australia, where he lives with his wife Maria.

Recent Fight History

2007-11-06 : Contender Arena, Boston, United States: Sam Soliman beat Wayne Johnsen by unanimous decision (bronze medal winner of the Contender Season 3) round 6 of 6.

2007  : Contender Arena, Soliman loses in a rematch to Sakio Bika in an 8 round decision

2007-09-18 : Contender Arena , Los Angeles, California, United States : Sam Soliman beat Max Alexander by Unanimous Decision in round 5 of 5

2007-03-07 : Entertainment Centre, Sydney, NSW, Australia :
Anthony Mundine beat Sam Soliman by KO in round 9 of 12

2006-11-17 : Soboba Casino, San Jacinto, CA, USA :
Sam Soliman beat Enrique Ornelas by Majority Decision in round 10 of 10

2005-12-10 : Mohegan Sun Casino, Uncasville, Connecticut, US :
Winky Wright beat Sam Soliman by Unanimous Decision in round 12 of 12


Tyrone Crosse

MMA and Grappling expert

Tyrone is a B.J.J. black belt and received his training under the world renowned and legendary John Will and was one of the first to receive a JBW black belt in Australia.

Tyrone is the founder of "Crosse Training" A training facility located at Kensington in Melbourne. 

His grappling skills are first rate and he is a master of chokes.

Tyrone was the 1st Pan Pacific Absolute champion, he choked out all of his opponents in all divisions in under 2 minutes
Phil Kourbatski

Kettlebell expert - Senior Australian Kettlebells Instructor
Phil has over 30 years kettlebell lifting experience
Phil was a physical conditioning instructor in the Russian Army where he was responsible for the physical preparedness of soldiers. Having spent the first 30+ years of his life in Russia, Phil has lifted a kettlebell or two. Phil is one of Australia's foremost Kettlebell experts and has been conduction workshops and courses in Australia for many years.

Phil runs kettlebell workshops once a month at Kettlebell Athletica in Prahran. Follow this link for details
About our occasional special guest instructors
Sam Greco
MMA and Kick BoxingExpert
When growing up in Melbourne, Australia Sam's Italian-born father Vittorio encouraged him to get involved with soccer from an early age and Sam became the youngest player ever to sign up with the Australian premier league team Juventus. He played as well for Heidelburg soccer club in Melbourne.

Sam trained in Kyokushin karate, and started competing in full contact karate tournaments.

Sam had his K-1 debut in 1995 at K-1 Hercules. Following year he appeared in his first K-1 World Grand Prix tournament where he suffered his first loss in semifinals against popular Japanese kickboxer Musashi.

During the next decade he fought against the best fighters in the world. Andy Hug, Jerome Le Banner, Branko Cikatic, Mike Bernado, Mirko "Cro-Cop" Filopovic, Ray Sefo and Peter Aerts to name a few.

After retiring in 2005 from professional competition, Sam Greco currently works as trainer for other fighters, including Bob Sapp.

He has also appeared occasionally in Hollywood movies as an actor, fight consultant and martial arts advisor.

He had a small part in the 4th episode of the Australian mini series Underbelly, playing nightclub bouncer Bruno Bolotzi. This episode was broadcast in February 2008.

He now owns a restaurant in West Melbourne called Don Cammillo's.

Titles and accomplishments

  • 1999 K-1 World Grand Prix 3rd Place
  • 1999 W.A.K.O. Pro World Muay Thai Super Heavyweight Champion
  • 1995 The Best of the Best Tournament Champion
  • 1994 W.K.A. World Muay Thai Super Heavyweight Heavyweight Champion
  • 1994 Karate World Cup Champion
  • Commonwealth Karate Champion 1989-1991
  • 6 time Australia Full Contact Karate Champion

Dave Hedgecock
Boxing and Kick boxing Expert
Dave ‘The Rock’ has delivered multiple Australian & World Champions.
Dave Hedgcock was ranked number 1 in the world for four years with a record of 78 fights and only 3 losses.
Dave Hedgcock is a household name and internationally renowned trainer.
Dave has trained Australian and World Champions including Lester Ellis, Sam Soliman (current IBF World Champion), Amanda Buchanan, Maurice Smith, Tosca Petridis, Alex Toohey, Dana Goodson, Stan ‘The Man’ Longanidis to name but a few.