Justin Savage is a legend in the fitness industry. Long before instagram, he already had a bunch of the major celebrity clients, which made him popular in the media world right when health and fitness started to trend.
Justin recently launched his new gym A Squad Called Savage in the heart of Potts Point. Here is what you need to know!
What inspired you to launch A Squad Called Savage?
I worked in corporate gyms for 3 years prior to starting Savage and I always felt like they were impersonal and rushed. We wanted a place that was friendly, where training could be more personal and I could find trainers that fit this business model.
Fast forward 5 years, we are in our dream space, we have 10 amazing trainers and awesome clients. We now run lots of corporate wellness programs for business such as Joe and the Juice, Interactive inc, nuzest, Mundipharma and two in-house gyms for Linkedin with our brand @squadwellness
What does Savage Squad specialise in?
We specialise in 3 major areas – Box, Shred and Build.
The Boxing class is a hybrid of boxing and cross fit, Shred classes are circuit and HIIT + Build is our ever popular 6-week strength program. We run these programs in our own gym as well as in our corporate gyms.
What has been one of your best moments since launching Savage?
Seeing our clients love our new space, come back week after week and become like family to our team and each other.
And biggest learning?
Think big! With passion and hard work you can do it – anything possible!
Love it! So now we want to hear about what your day looks like.
What time do you wake up?
5:30am on work days and 6:00am on my days off (then I usually train myself)
The morning and nighttime routines that you swear by?
Drink water before you go to bed and when you wake up
What is one unique thing that you do every day or every week that may surprise people?
I train with my trainer 3 times a week – he’s a professional rugby league player and a Savage trainer so he knows how to push me
What is your day on a plate for a normal day?
My days are split between my gym, corporate clients, our new app and my own personal brand. So usually I work on one meal per day – try to squeeze in training myself with my trainer, walk our dogs and spend time with my family
Do you have any health philosophies that you live by?
Have some time to yourself every day, just time to think, re-evaluate and plan
What are your top health spots near home?
Orwells cafe is awesome healthy food
What is the best health treatment you have ever had and why?
Favourite place to work out?
My own gym
Favourite brunch spot and what do you order?
Orwells – Anything with eggs + Avocado
Do you have a hack to help you with stress or eating well when you are busy?
Workout – reduces stress, helps with hunger and makes you feel good
What’s one thing people probably don’t know about you?
I have a degree in Graphic Design + Photography
Do you have any habits that your friends think are weird?
I treat my two dogs like they are my children
How do you unwind?
Watch a movie
The app you love?
My app coming soon @squadshrez www.squadshredz.com
Discover weekly always something new and fresh
Go to Binge watch series?
American Horror Story
Instagram stalker to?
Anything fitness fashion or travel
Where can we find you?
Have you trained at A Squad called Savage? Review them on FITtopia and let us know what you think!