Academic background

2014 – …, PhD. Exercise Physiology, University of Guilan, Iran
2011 – 2014, M.A. Physical education & Sport sciences, University of Rasht, Iran
2006 – 2011, B.s. Physical education & Sport sciences, University of science and research of Tehran, Iran.

Lecturing experience

General physical education (since 2010)
Human Physiology (since 2012)
Exercise Physiology (since 2012)
Physical fitness (since 2012)
Training Methodology (since 2012)
Health & Exercise (since 2008)
Exercise Biochemistry and Nutrition (since 2015)
Ergogenic aids in Sport (since 2013)
Bodybuilding and fitness judgment principles (since 2010)

Professional Qualifications

First official lecturer of physique and fitness in Iran
IFBB International Judge
IFBB weight training specialist


How to prescribe HIIT (book)
Strength and Conditioning: Biological Principles and Practical Applications (book)

Professional Memberships

Head of international affairs of Iran bodybuilding federation (2013-now)
Member of Iran bodybuilding federation judge committee (2005-now)
Member of Iran bodybuilding federation educational committee (2011-now)
Head of educational committee of Tehran bodybuilding and fitness association (2015-2017)
Editor in chief of Jesm-o-andishe weekly professional magazine of bodybuilding and fitness (2014-2017

Meet Other Trainers

Working from home meant we could vary snack and coffee breaks, change our desks or view, goof off, drink on the job, even spend the day in pajamas

WORK EXPERIENCE 07/2011–12/2011 Physical Trainer Zejtun Corinthians Football Club, Zejtun (Malta) Pre-season training with the Senior team including: Fitness testing. Development of physical/mental capacities leading to a healthy and effective match environment. Technical advice to the Head Coach In-season training including: Development and progression on football physical and mental capacities including speed and strength development, endurance and pro-active rehabilitation. Rehabilitation and restoration of the injured player to match rhythm. 04/01/1994–30/12/2006 Technical salesperson Auto Sales Ltd, Lija (Malta) Main responsabilities of a sales counter for an automotive company including dealing with customers physically and by phone/online, preparation of bulk orders, estimates for accident damages. 04/01/2007–07/03/2016 Fitness trainer/gym instructor BodyMedics Fitness Club. Mondval Ltd, Zejtun (Malta) Day to day running of gym business, interacting with clients including training schedule design and diet advice. 12/03/2016 Present Fitness Trainer/Gym Instructor M2 Elite Wellness GYM, Marsascala (Malta) Interacting with fitness enthusiasts in the weight room, giving advice on weight training and nutritional advice. 01/06/2007 Present Fitness coach and Sports Therapist self employed, Marsaskala (Malta) Preparing custom made training programs and nutritional plans. Personal Training. Fitness competition and photo shoot preparation via body transformations including training, nutrition, posing and motivational duties. Guiding clients through a healthy weight loss regimen. Strength and Conditioning coach helping many athletes in football, power lifting, combat sports and martial arts. Sports and Deep Tissue Massage. Therapeutic Massage including pain management, correction of muscular imbalances and optimal sports performance restoration. Rehabilitation from injury and restoration of improved quality of life. Life skills coach and motivator. 3/10/18 © European Union, 2002-2018 | http://europass.cedefop.europa.eu Page 1 / 5 EDUCATION AND TRAINING 03/01/2011–14/06/2011 Diploma in Physical Training Malta Football Association (Malta) Topics covered including: Endurance Training Strength, speed and functional training methods Variable testing on football players. Rehabilitation methods and match fitness restoration Pre-season Dissertation: Strength development in football players through functional methods. 2011–2018 Master certificate in Ifbb Contest Judging International Federation of bodybuilding (Malta) Detailed contest judging criteria leading to a career in judging local and international bodybuilding and fitness contests. 10/2008–06/2009 Diploma in Sports Massage Itec Anatomy and Physiology of all the major body systems including detailed function and points of insertion/origin of Muscular system. Physiological and psychological effects of sports massage. Subjective and objective assessments and examination techniques: ▪ Postural analysis and palpation ▪ Functional testing ▪ Active, passive and resisted motion ranges ▪ Strength and flexibility testing Sports massage strategies for before, during and after an event. Corrective, preventative and conditioning strategies Specific techniques: ▪ Connective Tissue Management (CTM) ▪ Cross friction, Soft Tissue Release (STR) ▪ Proprioreceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF) ▪ Cryotherapy and Thermotherapy. Consent and legislation. Consultation methods including ▪ Contra-indications to sports massage ▪ Common ailments and injuries ▪ Patient/ client care ▪ Hygiene ▪ Safety procedures in the clinic. 10/2006–06/2007 Diploma in Holistic Massage Itec Anatomy and Physiology of all the major body systems. Pathology, diseases and disorders of all the major body systems. 3/10/18 © European Union, 2002-2018 | http://europass.cedefop.europa.eu Page 2 / 5 History, theory, development and philosophy of massage. The holistic approach to massage. Contraindications to massage All the Classical massage movements and their physiological and psychological benefits. ▪ Supervised hands on teaching of all classical massage movement ▪ How to perform an effective full body massage ▪ Adapting massage techniques to suit the needs of the client Skin types, general body types and common postural faults. Aftercare and homecare advice for clients. Consultation methods and informed consent. Clinic based hygiene and safety. 06/2006–10/2006 Fitness Trainer Course EQF level 3 Art on Body Co. Ltd., Zurrieq (Malta) Theory and Practice course (EHFA Certified) leading to effective skills necesssary for working in a training facility (gym). 1993–1995 Diploma in Secreterial Studies Sir Hanibal Scicluna. Institute for Secreterial Studies (Malta) Full Diploma in Secreterial Studies including: Pitman Shorthand 120wpm. Office Practice including Business English and Italian Accounts and Commerce. 2008 Certificate in Indian Head massage Nefertiti School of Beauty (Malta) One day course covering basics of Indian Head massage 02/2011 Basic First Aid Malta Red Cross (Malta) 09/1997 Course in Customer Care Business Psychology Service Training (Malta) 1993 Typewriting (Proficiency) EQF level 2 London Chamber of Commerce and Industry Examination Board, London (United Kingdom) 01/1992 Physics - University of London School Examination Board EQF level 2 St. Paul's Missionary College, Rabat (Malta) 06/1991 Computer Studies EQF level 2 St. Paul's Missionary College, Rabat (Malta) 05/1992 Accounting University of London EQF level 2 Sir Hanibal Scicluna - Secretarial School, Msida (Malta) 06/1991 Geography - University of London School Examinations Board EQF level 2 St. Paul's Missionary College, Rabat (Malta) 06/1991 European History - University of London School Examinations Board EQF level 2 St. Paul's Missionary College, Rabat (Malta) 06/1991 Mathematics - University of London School Examinations Board EQF level 2 St. Paul's Missionary College, Rabat (Malta) 06/1991 Maltese Language - University of Malta EQF level 2 St.Paul's Missionary College, Rabat (Malta) 06/1991 Maltese History - University of Malta EQF level 2 St.Paul's Missionary College, Rabat (Malta) 01/1991 English Language - University of London School Examinations Board EQF level 2 St. Paul's Missionary College, Rabat (Malta) 12/1990 Italian Language - University Of Malta EQF level 2 St. Paul's Missionary College, Rabat (Malta) 06/1991 Religious Knowledge - University of Malta EQF level 2 St. Paul's Missionary College, Rabat (Malta) PERSONAL SKILLS Mother tongue(s) Maltese Foreign language(s) UNDERSTANDING SPEAKING WRITING Listening Reading Spoken interaction Spoken production English C2 C1 C1 C1 C1 Italian C2 C2 C1 C1 C1 Levels: A1 and A2: Basic user - B1 and B2: Independent user - C1 and C2: Proficient user Common European Framework of Reference for Languages Communication skills I am able to communicate very well especially in a busy environement due to my experience in a spare parts department and fitness premises. This is shown clearly when there are people who are in distress or facing a problem which needs solving. I am a very good listener and in all these years coaching people from every social environment and age, I have become a point of reference to most of them, when they are facing troubled times. My strong point regarding the above is that I can effectively pin-point the problem and offer solutions. I have an innate ability to express myself on subjects of my knowledge and have no problem to teach/instruct content which I studied or acquired through experience in my profession. Organisational / managerial skills Keeping the training facility in an effective and safe manner is a skill which I possess. I have also acquired through 12 years of experience working in gyms, how to set up and manage training equipment to cater for a large (40) group of people. I can supervise and train many people at the same time. My experience as a fitness coach enables me to manage all physical and mental aspects of athletes who train under my supervision. The ability to work under pressure due to deadlines and busy environments gives me an edge when coaching people for contests. Motivation and problem solving are two aspects which go hand in hand with my profession. Job-related skills Some of my skills are: Management of a training facility: ▪ Supervision. ▪ Training. ▪ Nutrition advice. ▪ Point of sale and minor office work. Fitness coach: ▪ Designing custom training routines. ▪ Contest preparation. ▪ Personal training in the gym. ▪ Designing and conducting training session for teams or individuals on the field. ▪ Long term planning and periodisation of team or individual athletes. Sports Massage Therapist: ▪ Diagnosis of injuries/imbalances. ▪ Treatment of injuries/imbalances with various massage techniques. ▪ Pro-active strategies to keep clients away from injuries. ▪ Assessment and necessary correction of lifestyles/training methods to enhance and improve performance. Technical Sales Representative: ▪ Management of an Automotive Spare Parts Sales department. ▪ Office work related.
    I have almost 30 years experience in the health and fitness industry. I am self-motivated in all I do and am driven towards success. I am pro-active and more than capable of working on my own initiative without supervision. I have a friendly, approachable personality and have always adopted a professional attitude towards my responsibilities and my work ethic has always been unquestionable. I possess excellent organisational and administrative skills and know what it is like to work under pressure. As a teacher I am friendly and approachable. I possess good listening skills and find time to help anyone who needs it.
    2016- Self employed personal trainer and massage therapist (based at Hilltop Gardens, Naxxar) Planning and delivering 1-1 and group personal training sessions to clients. I also offer a massage therapy service specialising in sports and deep tissue release massage. For massage, I either work from an onsite treatment room or home visit. 2012-2015 Account Manager / Debt Liaison agent, Northway Financial, Malta Contacting and discussing client needs and repayment schedules such as DMPs and IVAs with third party debt management companies who are dealing with customer’s debt. Following guidelines and regulations set by The Insolvency Service (ISS), the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) UK, the Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA), the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) UK and the E-Commerce directive. 2009- Part Time Tutor / Assessor Biocare Academy, Mosta, Malta & Elizir Academy Naxxar The delivery of anatomy and physiology (standard and advanced) sessions to students who are undertaking various subjects / courses at either the Mosta or Naxxar academies. I also deliver the complete Swedish massage courses at these academies. This covers both the theory and practical elements of the course. Position requires the preparation of PowerPoint presentations and relevant subject handouts and revision sheets for each subject taught. I am also the mentor, trainer and assessor for students who enroll for Active IQ online level 2 and level 3 courses in gym instruction and personal training based at Mosta. 2009-2012 Team Coach, Trainer and Senior Customer Service Representative. HSBC Direct Malta As an HSBC accredited team coach and mentor, I had to follow structured coaching plans. This included listening and grading calls, and providing feedback on the outcome to the respective agents. For 6 months, I was part of the centre’s training team delivering varied subjects such as customer service skills, empathy, security procedures, and internet banking procedures. 2000-2008 Course Trainer/Tutor & Centre Manager. Premier Training International, Nottingham Responsible for the preparation, delivery, management and administration of full time Diploma courses in Health, Fitness & Massage therapy. Over a 12 week period the courses were approximately 480 hours of theory and practical lessons I was responsible for liaising with my superiors to ensure the smooth running of the courses. It was very important to maintain the standards and requirements set and required by Premier (the parent company), the Franchising College (NCN) and the awarding body (Active IQ). As an internal verifier (IV), I would personally assess and provide feedback to students. I was also responsible for observing and providing feedback to other tutors and assessors to ensure their teaching and assessing was fair and carried out to the required standards.
    Adelaide University. Adelaide. Australia. Diploma Applied Science (Management) Nottingham Trent University Certificate in Education (Cert.Ed) New College Nottingham (NCN) City & Guilds Level 4 Certificate In Further Education Teaching. Stage 1 City & Guilds Level 4 Certificate In Further Education Teaching. Stage 2 Oxford Cambridge RSA (OCR) RSA D32 / D33 Assessor Award V1 Internal Verification Award (Diploma RSA) VTCT IQA assessor award (pending) Premier Training International Diploma in Personal Training and Sports Massage Therapy Fitness Trainer Award Parts I Gym Instruction Fitness Trainer Award Part II Personal Training Optimum & Sports Nutrition Circuit Training Therapeutic (Swedish) Body Massage Sports Massage Therapy
    I have always enjoyed resistance training, cycling and hiking (any exercise really). On the sedentary side, I like reading action/adventure novels and ancient and modern history. I also enjoy cooking to entertain and BBQs.
    Whilst in Australia, I was a part time professional dive master with a P.A.D.I. dive school
      1983 born Bachelor of hotel and catering Certified International personal trainer EQF level 4 Certified International nutrition advisor Certified International lifeguard