Now, as a husband and father, he describes it as the place most aligned with the vision him and his wife Bec have for their family. We stopped by Rich's house in Sunrise to chat with him, Bec, their daughter Ryder and enthusiastic French bulldog, Harvey. Rich led us through some breathing techniques and even coaxed us into an ice bath, proving his own words of wisdom to be true...a lot of people will be surprised at what they are capable of.
What about Noosa feels like home?
The ocean. If all life originally came out of the sea; then to be near it, on it, or in it every day reconnects me to something well beyond a feeling of home.
What does community feel like to you?
1+1=3. That magic equation whereby nobody can sincerely try to help another without helping themselves in the process.
How would you describe your work?
I'm a strength and conditioning coach who stumbled upon the most incredible rabbit hole - an exploration of breath. And my goal is to change people's relationship with stress; be it physical, mental, or emotional; through experience, through feeling that which shifts within once we learn to use our breath to our best advantage. By testing people's abilities in situations provoking fear, stress and anxiety - ice baths, breath holding, training with heavy weights under water, etc. - we can break down the barriers preventing them from becoming the most versatile and resilient versions of themselves.