Christian Marchegiani

I've been working in the sports & fitness industry since 2001 having founded THUMP Boxing which became the worlds leading boxing for fitness accreditation provider. I went on to work with NRL teams Penrith Panthers & Wests Tigers as part of their fitness conditioning staff while also completing a Bachelors Degree in Exercise & Sports Science.

Since 2004, I have also been part of the Sydney Swans fitness staff providing boxing coaching to players in conjunction with strength & conditioning for the Sydney Swans Academy & the NSW AFL. In 2005, I commenced working with various Australian athletes from Cricket to Swimming & continued to develop THUMP Boxing courses, which is now taught in over 10 countries.


After completing the Channel 9 series of 'Excess Baggage' and appearing on numerous men's fitness magazine covers, I decided to put my clothes back on & began a Masters Degree in Sports Science. While doing my Masters I became interested in the high intensity training concept and developed the HIRT courses & workshops which are now approved by Fitness Australia, The American Council on Exercise (ACE), and the National Association of Sports Medicine (NASM).

After travelling the world teaching THUMP Boxing and HIRT I decided it was time to settle down so I went back to University and completed a Graduate Diploma of Education (Biology) and became a High School teacher. I now teach Science at an all-boys boarding school in Sydney where I live with my wife and two children.