Glenn Dickson

My names Glenn Dickson & I’m the Survivor Fitness founder & Director but also the Head Coach of the facility. I have competed in many sport’s in my life including AFL, Swimming event’s, Track running, Grid Iron, Judo & was a enthusiast Weight lifter but my real love of sport’s came when I found Muay-thai at 14 years old.

I trained the sport as a hobby until I started competing in the local fight events at the age of 18 year’s & was competing at a Semi-Professional level at 25years old. I had 5 fight’s 4W 1L & was aiming for my 6th when I was attacked by a 3.5m Bull-shark whilst spearfishing off QLD Coast which cut my fight career short. I am now a Personal Trainer & coach of Muay-thai with a large focus in the strength & conditioning of athletes.

Qualification’s & Experience

  • Cert 3 & 4 in Fitness
  • Level 1 Strength & Conditioning coach
  • Semi-professional fight experience
  • Senior Advanced First Aid
  • 11 years’ experience in the fitness industry
  • Motivational Speaker & Shark attack Survivor


Kari Allison

Hi, my name is Kari. Sport and exercise has been a big part of my life from a young age. I recreationally danced for more than 5 years and played many other sports for fun before finding an interest in kickboxing fitness with Glenn in his backyard! From there, I continued to train Muay Thai with Glenn and additionally found myself dedicating a large amount of my spare time into fitness.

After discovering my passion for health and fitness, I went on to complete my cert 3 in fitness, allowing me to take over kickboxing fitness and strength and conditioning classes at the gym. I am now in the process of completing my cert 4 in fitness to become a personal trainer.

  • 2 years Kickboxing Fitness experience
  • Muay-thai fighter trained
  • Cert 3 & 4 in Fitness
  • Senior Advanced First Aid
  • Background in Dancing

Qualifications and experience

Cert III in fitness 6 months experience of group class exercise instruction First aid and CPR certified

Luca Lanigan

My names Luca Lanigan & I am a Muay-thai coach here at survivor fitness, I started training Muay Thai at the age of 10 & quickly became obsessed with Thai Boxing and dedicated currently 7 years to training multiple times a day. At 14 years old I left school to pursue my dreams & become a coach at one of the top gym’s in Cairns QLD, called Destination Fitness. I was trained as a fighter & coach by 2 times Australian champ & who well known as the “KO King” Patrick Doherty! I currently have had close to 10 fights, trained in Thailand at one of Bangkok’s top gyms, I represented Australia at the IFMA world games, and hold a certificate 3 & 4 in fitness.

Qualification’s & Experience

  • 7 years Muay thai experience
  • 12 Muay-thai fight’s
  • Cert 3 & 4 in fitness
  • Senior Advanced First Aid

Brenton Edwards

Hi my name is Brenton Edwards. I am the head strength & conditioning coach here at Survivor Fitness. My passion and goal is to help people improve & achieve their fitness goals and make a positive impact in there fitness journey, no matter the member or client’s experience level. I am a lover of all sports and played plenty myself. I’ve been a fitness enthusiast the majority of my life and strength training has been my passion and focus within the fitness industry for over 20 years.

 I have played semi-professional cricket and have been working with QIS and state high performance programs in which I trained under some great Strength and Conditioning Coaches, achieving some great knowledge along the way. This knowledge has been used to help local and representative sporting sides prepare as well as everyday people looking to improve their general or specific goals.


  • 20 years of strength & conditioning experience
  • Professional cricket player with specific knowledge in sports specific strength & conditioning
  • Worked with QIS state high performance programs
  • Cert 3 in Fitness