Dec 3, 8:15 pm

Brett Pescud has been involved in fitness and boxing almost since birth. His father, the late Max Pescud, was recognised as one of Australia's leading boxing trainers through the 1960s, '70s and '80s. From a young age Brett was taught boxing at his father's gym and went on to a successful amateur career.

Through the 1980s and '90s Brett was at his father's side as Max's focus incorporated not only boxers but a growing circle of people who wanted individualised fitness programs. For these people Brett and Max used many of their boxing techniques, because, as they already knew, a successful boxer must be supremely fit - every part of the body is targeted. Max and Brett were personal trainers before the term even existed. In 1999 Max passed away, but Brett 'Power' Pescud continued the family fitness and boxing tradition. Brett has been based on the Gold Coast since arriving here from Victoria 1976. He is an Aquinas College old boy and is also a life member of the Surfers Paradise Aussie rules club, where he has also volunteered many years as coach, trainer and administrator.

Brett, who has held a boxing training licence for more than 20 years, has a lifetime of fitness training experience, but most importantly knows the right physical and mental approach to ensure people get the maximum benefit out of their workout.