Martin Refalo

Martin Refalo

A note from Martin

Martin is a PhD student, evidence-based coach, educator and university level teacher with an intense passion for the fitness industry and the science behind training and nutrition. Martin has 6 years of coaching experience that is accompanied with athletic experience and continual education through academia. His areas of expertise include human physiology, muscle hypertrophy and nutrition for body composition, enabling him to work effectively with individuals who have physique related or competitive bodybuilding goals. Two of his core values include ‘self-development’ and ‘delivering education’ – Martin is committed to continually learning and educating his clients and other coaches/students wanting to excel in the industry.

My Philosophy

As a coach, I exist to provide a service that is unlike anything my clients have received before. My goal is to foster a coach-client relationship that consists of an honest and transparent line of communication, combined with a consistently professional service that breeds excellence. I strive to be a role model for my clients, demonstrating my passion and care at all times whilst prioritising education throughout their journey to nurture their behaviours and skills – in aim of ultimately developing their competency and self-sufficiency. I am committed to self-development, determined to continually advance my knowledge base and hone my qualities, ensuring my clients and students get a service that is of utmost value.


  • PhD candidate at Deakin University
  • Masters in Applied Sports Science (Deakin University)
  • Degree in Exercise Science (Victoria University)
  • Certificate 3 & 4 in Fitness


  • Bodybuilding Juniors 2nd Place (ICN Worlds Bali 2017)
  • Bodybuilding Juniors 1st Place ( ICN Melbourne Classic 2016)
  • Published Author (Simple Guide to Scientific Nutrition


JPS Health & Fitness is more than a gym. Read what our amazing clients have to say.



The knowledge and the experience of the coaches in this gym are second to none. They pride themselves on their evidence based practice which is so refreshing to see in the fitness community. The education and knowledge I have gained from my coach in the 12+ months I have been going here is massive, not to mention how happy I am finding my love for the gym again and the results! If you’re looking for a serious training coach without the meathead gym environment and trainers that know what they are doing, look no further! Hats off to the JPS team.



It is a great feeling walking into a place with like minded individuals, and a coach who I can entrust and believe in. Sam’s programming is amazing and my personal results in all the big 3 have vastly improved! Sam offers continual feedback to his “needy” (me) clients via phone, email and text.I also love the accountability created with my food tracking and just love my sessions overall. Highly recommend to anyone looking to start out or for intermediate and advanced individuals to further improve. From pure observation all the coaches at the facility are truly invested in their clients! Thanks heaps! 🙂

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