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PERFORMANCE TRAINING

The Trainer

Marcos Freitas created SALT from his long-term passion for physical conditioning, movement in nature and his personal philosophy of life. He brings a positive spirit to every session and a genuine enthusiasm to help others be strong, healthy, happy and free.

Marcos was born and raised in Florianopolis, Brazil, a city/island known for it’s healthy, active and natural living. At a young age he found his greatest love in sport - surfing. His life was spent outdoors exploring the surrounding island, lands and oceans and would travel across various terrains in search of the best local breaks with his mates. Marcos’s parents would also take him to a local University of Physical Education where he learnt and participated in various sporting practices such as swimming, power yoga, capoeira, jiu jitsu, judo and soccer until his teenage years. In his late teens, Marcos went into military training where he trained cross fit in both natural and urban settings, day and night for years. He loved it all and was inspired by his coaches. One day he decided, he would do the same.

Growing up as an avid surfer, Marcos would always read about famous point breaks and adventures in Australia. The stories of the people, the lifestyle and surf community of the Gold Coast in particular appealed to him so much he left everything and flew there to live out his dream. As the years passed he felt more and more at home and decided to stay and became an Australian citizen.

Now a fully certified Personal Trainer with the Human Performance Centre (HPC) and a certified Level 1 Surf Coach with an accreditation from Surfing Australia, Marcos has created his own form of training specifically designed for surfers who want to improve their overall performance, health and fitness. Using advanced strength and conditioning training principles, his programs improve your balance, flexibility, strength, endurance, core stability and agility. He trains for all levels of ability, fitness and age, offering customised programmes to help transform the way you move and in turn improve you surfing.

Marcos has a vast knowledge in different dietary requirements, healthy food preparation and nutrition. He also has a clear passion for fitness and movement in nature and hands on experience in motivating all levels of fitness to achieve great results. He is highly disciplined and focused on understanding the human body and it’s capacity for movement. A big believer of fresh air and open spaces Marcos trains outdoors in a friendly, down to earth manner. He is dedicated to your health and happiness both physically and mentally through exceptional training and positive personal relationships.

Client Reviews

Surf Lessons

Training with Marcos at SALT is not only great for my body and overall fitness but also my motivation. His training always makes me happy. I am looking forward to continuing my training with Marcos for my next comps!

NAO OMURA

Pro Surfer

Surf Lessons

I want to say congratulations to Marcos for bringing to Australia this revolutionary training method. I have been training with Salt Performance Training for nearly 6 months and I've never felt as good, motivated and strong as I am now. Thank you very much Marcos for your great training.

PEDRO HUSADEL

Competitive Surfer

Surf Lessons

My name is Jalaan. I've been training with Marcos for three months now and I've noticed a big improvement in my balance, pop up's and flexibility. I feel fitter and more confident out in the water and my overall surfing has improved. Thanks Marcos!

JALAN SLABB

Competitive Surfer

Surf Lessons

I have been training with Marcos at Salt Performance Training for over 3 months. SALT is an amazing training program! Marcos helps surfers develop and improve their surfing by using surf specific training in his sessions. SALT involves a balance of core stability, agility, strength and flexibility. Ever since starting at Salt Performance Training I’ve improved in my surfing as well as my physical fitness. Marcos never pushes too hard and is always very supportive and considerate if there is a weakness or injury. Marcos also interprets visualisation to help with our mental side of surfing.

RAYA CAMPBELL

Competitive Surfer

Surf Lessons

Hi my name is Damien I am 14 and I live in Coolangatta, I really only surf snapper & D’bar. I have been training with Marcos @saltperformancetraining for 6 months now. I can feel such a big improvement in my training and surfing. My flexibility has improved so much allowing me to get really low and complete all my turns and become a lot more critical surfer. Marcos not only helps me physically but mentally; making me a better person and preparing me for comps. I really appreciate how much effort you put into us thanks Marcos.

DAMIEN ROGERS

Competitive Surfer

Surf Lessons

I have been training one on one with Marcos for the past 5 months. He has been working with me to help my body build in strength and power whilst keeping me flexible and agile for optimum performance in my surfing and my work as a lifeguard. Since training with Marcos my range of movement has increased and I feel more powerful in my daily routines of work and surf. Marcos has a unique approach that is much more suited to me then any other type of training I’ve ever done.

BEAR

Free Surfer

Surf Lessons

I'm 39 years old and I've been training with Salt for the past year. I have a young family and work full time but I make sure to train twice a week. Training with Marcos has improved my flexibility, strength and agility which has made my surfing days way more fun and I'm able to keep up with the grommets! Thanks Marcos for everything, stoked to be training with you!

THIAGO MACHADO

Pro Surfer

Surf Lessons

After having little success with using gyms and other forms of exercise it was such an welcome relief to start training with Marcos from SALT. Marcos is incredibly knowledgeable and professional and has tailored the perfect course for me. His one on one sessions are exactly what I need to motivate and push myself. I cannot thank Marcos enough! Thanks mate!

SIMON MASSEY

Competitive Surfer

Surf Lessons

Hi I'm Shaye Leeuwendal! I started training with Marcos about a month ago, and already I've seen improvement in my upper body strength as well as in my mobility and core muscles. At Salt Performance Training, Marcos really focuses on our individual goals and works on our strengths and weaknesses. Marcos always provides a fun and safe learning and training environment weather its indoor or outdoor training. I really enjoy training with Marcos as he believes in hard work and improvement.

SHAYE LEEUWENDAL

Competitive Surfer

Surf Lessons

Could not be happier with the results thanks to Marcos's different approach to movement, strength and flexibility training that we have been doing. Feeling great in and out of the water and always have a epic time with the crew.

DANE KEILAH

Surfer

Surf Lessons

In just the six weeks I've been with Salt Performance Training I've achieved so much more flexibility and movement in my body . When I surf I feel a lot looser and stronger everywhere. It's been a lot of fun training with a great bunch of mates. Thanks Marcos!

KURT MORROW

Competitive Surfer

Surf Lessons

Hi my name is Gabe, I am 15 and live in Tweed Heads. I surf mostly at D'bah, Snapper and Kirra when I can! I have been training with Marcos at Salt Performance for nearly a year now. Thanks to his training I am stronger, fitter and better prepared than ever before. His training has helped build my technique and gives me extra confidence in the water. Thanks Marcos.

GABE LEY

Competitive Surfer

Surf Lessons

My name is Sam and I am a very keen surfer. My best friend Lucas and I just started surf training with Marcos a few weeks ago. Since training with Marcos we have felt stronger, fitter and more flexible with every week! Marcos shows us the stoke of surfing and teaches us different techniques to massively improve to our surfing. We also learn how to understand different surf conditions while on the beach. Our sessions are fun but at the same time tough! We love the variety of training - warm ups, instructions on the beach, surf fitness and most importantly scoring some great waves. Thanks for the awesome coaching Marcos, we are learning so much and are getting a ton out of our SALT experience! We would recommend Marcos to anyone keen to surf and get fitter!

SAM LUKE

Competitive Surfer

Surf Lessons

I have been training with Marcos for six months now. The amount of improvement in my surfing as well as overall movement has definitely shown through. As a Canadian, where skiing was my sport I didn't grow up around the ocean so understanding wave position, tides and swell has all been new for me. I have been lucky enough to work with Marcos in which he has been able to teach me all of those skills. Marcos's expertise to work on my weaknesses both on land and in the water have made me able to surf more confidently as well as gain strength and flexility that has translated to daily life and other sports I enjoy doing.

AMY GOLDSTROM

Surfer

Surf Lessons

After the birth of my second child I really felt like I'd lost all fitness and especially core strength. I lacked motivation and was finding it hard to work any sort of consistent exercise in with looking after the kids. However, since I've started training one on one with Marcos, I've got more energy and can actually see the results each week as I'm getting stronger. Not only that - Marcos has gone out of his way to make me feel comfortable throughout each session and has also allowed me to schedule my time with him in a way that fits in with family commitments. Marcos has a great approach to the training focusing not only on strength but also flexibility. He's paid attention when I've had niggling pains or injuries and adjusted the sessions accordingly. Most of all - whilst he'll push you to your limits - he makes it fun.

KATE TOPPERWIEN

Surfer

Surf Lessons

I've recently returned to training for kitesurfing after a year off. Marcos works us hard but the sweat and pain are worth the great results - every week I'm feeling noticeably stronger, fitter and more flexible on the water! Marcos keeps the sessions interesting, every week is a new challenge. Loving it!

MEG DELAHOY

Kite Surfer

Surf Lessons

It has been two months since I started training with Marcos. Some weeks I can only make it once and I feel good. Other weeks I'm able to train twice and I feel amazing. My surfing is improving and evolving thanks to Salt Performance Training. It's awesome to have a trainer that creates different routines every session! Thanks Marcos for pushing my limits and giving me the chance to have fun while exercising!

RICK BASFRA

Surfer

Surf Lessons

I have been training with Salt Performance Training for 3 months. I injured my ankle some months ago and tried coming back to surf but it wasn't the same. Marcos has been helping me so much with his training and always provides good vibes. I now feel more comfortable and confident then before and I am continuing to improve my overall fitness in and out of the water. Thank you Marcos, I am really enjoy the training.

VINICIUS TASCHIN

Surfer

Surf Lessons

I really enjoy training with Marcos at Salt Performance Training. I have never liked training but ever since I started with Marcos I look forward to it every time. I'm always motivated to train now and have felt a really big improvement in my overall surfing performance.

SAYAKA MURAMATSU

Competitive Surfer

Surf Lessons

My name is Jack. Ever since I started training with Marcos I’ve noticed such a big improvement in my surfing. His training has made me much stronger which has helped me with my critical turns. His training has also helped me with my flexability, before I started I couldn't even touch my toes! Thanks Marcos for everything!

JACK WILSON

Competitive Surfer

Surf Lessons

In the small space of time I've been training with Salt Performance Training, I’ve already achieved more strength and flexibility in and out of the water. After just 4 sessions with Marcos I’ve made a massive improvement in all area’s of my surfing. I really look forward to every training session with Marcos, Thanks Marcos!

BLAKE IRELAND

Competitive Surfer

Surf Lessons

I'm 38yrs old, a nurse, a surfer and a father of 2 young kids. I'm not unwell or unfit but I'm not at my best either. I have been training one on one with Marcos over the last few months to regain my full fitness and health potential. Marcos's tailored training sessions meant we built on my strengths and targeted my weaknesses. The changes were noticeable within a few weeks and my health and fitness improved I found I had more energy, was sleeping better, had improved flexibility and better core strength. I was also having fewer injuries and strains both at work and when surfing. Marcos will push you to your limits to ensure you reach your goals but not in a hard ass 'Commando' style. Marcos's holistic approach and life philosophies mean you will be feeling better about your life - mind, body and soul in no time. He's a dead set legend, all round nice guy and genuinely wants to help you. Just watch out for he's "Brazilian counting" or he might have you doing a few extra reps!

BEN TOPPERWEIN

Surfer

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