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PERFORMANCE TRAINING

The Trainer

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

Marcos was born & raised in Florianopolis, Brazil, a city/island known for it’s healthy, active & natural living. At a young age he found his greatest love in sport - surfing. His life was spent outdoors exploring the surrounding island, lands & oceans & 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 & participated in various sporting practices such as swimming, power yoga, capoeira, jiu jitsu, judo & soccer until his teenage years. In his late teens, Marcos went into military training where he trained cross fit in both natural & urban settings, day & night for years. He loved it all & 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 & adventures in Australia. The stories of the people, the lifestyle & surf community of the Gold Coast in particular appealed to him so much he sold everything & flew there to live out his dream. As the years passed he felt more & more at home & decided to stay & became an Australian citizen.

Now a fully certified Personal Trainer with the Human Performance Centre (HPC) & 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 & fitness. Using advanced strength & conditioning training principles, his programs improve your balance, flexibility, strength, endurance, core stability & agility. He trains for all levels of ability, fitness & age, offering customised programmes to help transform the way you move & in turn improve you surfing.

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

Client Reviews

Surf Lessons

Training with Marcos at SALT is not only great for my body & 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 brining to Australia this revolutionary training method. I have been training with Salt Performance Training for nearly 6 months & I've never felt as good, motivated & 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 & I've noticed a big improvement in my balance, pop up's & flexibility. I feel fitter & more confident out in the water & 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 & improve their surfing by using surf specific training in his sessions. SALT involves a balance of core stability, agility, strength & 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 & is always very supportive & 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 & 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 & surfing. My flexibility has improved so much allowing me to get really low & complete all my turns & become a lot more critical surfer. Marcos not only helps me physically but mentally; making me a better person & 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 & power whilst keeping me flexible & agile for optimum performance in my surfing & my work as a lifeguard. Since training with Marcos my range of movement has increased & I feel more powerful in my daily routines of work & 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 & I've been training with Salt for the past year. I have a young family & work full time but I make sure to train twice a week. Training with Marcos has improved my flexibility, strength & agility which has made my surfing days way more fun & 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 & other forms of exercise it was such an welcome relief to start training with Marcos from SALT. Marcos is incredibly knowledgeable & professional & has tailored the perfect course for me. His one on one sessions are exactly what I need to motivate & 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, & already I've seen improvement in my upper body strength as well as in my mobility & core muscles. At Salt Performance Training, Marcos really focuses on our individual goals & works on our strengths & weaknesses. Marcos always provides a fun & safe learning & training environment weather its indoor or outdoor training. I really enjoy training with Marcos as he believes in hard work & improvement.

SHAYE LEEUWENDAL

Competitive Surfer

Surf Lessons

Could not be happier with the results thanks to Marcos's different approach to movement, strength & flexibility training that we have been doing. Feeling great in & out of the water & 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 & movement in my body . When I surf I feel a lot looser & 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 & live in Tweed Heads. I surf mostly at D'bah, Snapper & 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 & better prepared than ever before. His training has helped build my technique & gives me extra confidence in the water. Thanks Marcos.

GABE LEY

Competitive Surfer

Surf Lessons

My name is Sam & I am a very keen surfer. My best friend Lucas & I just started surf training with Marcos a few weeks ago. Since training with Marcos we have felt stronger, fitter & more flexible with every week! Marcos shows us the stoke of surfing & teaches us different techniques to massivly 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 & most importantly scoring some great waves. Thanks for the awesome coaching Marcos, we are learning so much & are getting a ton out of our SALT experience! We would recommend Marcos to anyone keen to surf & 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 & 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 & in the water have made me able to surf more confidently as well as gain strength & flexility that has translated to daily life & 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 & especially core strength. I lacked motivation & 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 & 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 & 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 & 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 & pain are worth the great results - every week I'm feeling noticeably stronger, fitter & 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 & I feel good. Other weeks I'm able to train twice & I feel amazing. My surfing is improving & 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 & 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 & tried coming back to surf but it wasn't the same. Marcos has been helping me so much with his training & always provides good vibes. I now feel more comfortable & confident then before & I am continuing to improve my overall fitness in & 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 & 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 & flexibility in & 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 & 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 & health potential. Marcos's tailored training sessions meant we built on my strengths & targeted my weaknesses. The changes were noticeable within a few weeks & my health & fitness improved I found I had more energy, was sleeping better, had improved flexibility & better core strength. I was also having fewer injuries & strains both at work & 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 & life philosophies mean you will be feeling better about your life - mind, body & soul in no time. He's a dead set legend, all round nice guy & 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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