For over twenty years the name Mark Stitt has been synonymous with Sports, Health and Fitness here on the Sunshine Coast. Stitty as he is affectionately known founded Suncoast Fitness back in 1993, which quickly became a hub of sporting and fitness excellence.
GENERAL MANAGER, SURF COACH & GROUP FITNESS INSTRUCTOR
Kerry has always had a lifelong interest in sports psychology, fitness and health. An elite athlete in his day, reaching state representation in several sports.
Mark is a recognised Fitness Industry and Strength & Conditioning expert both nationally and Internationally. Mark has a PhD in Sport & Exercise Science, is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist with ESSA and a Level 3 Master Coach with ASCA. Mark is a past president of Fitness Qld and is currently on the Exercise Professional Council for Fitness Australia.
ELITE SQUAD TEAM MANAGER & HEAD COACH
Grant Thomas or 'GT' as he is known is the head of our elite squad division. GT has been surf coaching for over 15 years and during this time he competed at an international level on the World Longboard Tour for 10 years.
My competitive surfing career served as the perfect apprenticeship for coaching future generations. Representing Queensland & Australia from a junior through to a master enabled me to work with different coaches, learning various techniques.
“Spence” is originally from the Uk a small town called Newquay where he learnt to surf in the cold water on the Atlantic ocean . He’s been surfing for over 35 years and competed as a professional surfer all over the world, earning himself 2 European titles , Australian cadet champion and finishing in numerous WQS finals globally.