At Nthside we pride ourselves on having Expert coaches around to help you learn, improve and achieve all your fitness and general health goals

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Tommi Gargiulo

Owner/Head Coach

Tom has a passion for functional movement, injury prevention and strength development. He spent many years as an athlete, competing as a successful rower before moving into the field of health and fitness.

Tom has experience training a variety of clients in Crossfit, Personal Training or Group Fitness settings. Whether you're a 90+ year old or a teenager, he understands the benefits of living an active, well-balanced life and how these benefits transfer into other areas of your life.

“Countless people these days are inactive and out of shape from years of neglect. Adding an unrealistic training regime on top of that only sets you up quicker for an injury. Our goal is to see you mobile, strong, pain free and healthy for many years to come! So we only up the intensity when your body is ready for it. This means that training with us is an ongoing process. At NthSide Fitness we are not about fake promises or short term fitness, and we want your life to be one of long-term health and fitness”.


Graduate Certificate of Exercise Science (Strength & Conditioning)

Bachelor of Exercise Science & Human Movement

Diploma of Sport Development

Certificate 2 in Diabetes Management

EXOS/Athletes Performance - Level 1

Australian Strength & Conditioning Association - Level 1

Australian Weightlifting Federation - Level 1

CrossFit - Level 1

CrossFit Strongman

CrossFit Kids

Pendlay Olympic Weightlifting - Level 1

Pendlay Olympic Weightlifting - Level 2

ESS High Performance Mentorship Program (1yr duration)

The Outlaw Way Parabellum Series Seminar

Unlocking The Squat - Stop Chasing Pain - Dr Perry Nickelston

McGill Method Level 3


Joshua Varrasso

Owner/Managing Director

Josh discovered the movement of CrossFit in 2012 and in 2015 changed career paths to follow his passion full-time. Josh finished working as an electrician and began the journey of opening his own fitness centre with the support of his friends and family. Josh has trained, coached and competed in CrossFit.

Although CrossFit is Josh's personal choice of fitness, he understands its limitations and that it doesn't suit everybody. He therefore wanted to create an environment where there are options for everyone in the community to come and participate.

Josh is generally a quiet person, but when passionate about something, such as CrossFit and fitness, it is impossible to shut him up. He isn't about who can lift more or who can do more reps, for Josh, it is about everyone pushing themselves to reach their full potential. The joy he gets from people achieving their goals is constantly shown through the cheeky grin on his face.


Pendlay Olympic Weightlifting - Level 1

Pendlay Olympic Weightlifting - Level 2

The Outlaw Way Parabellum Series Seminar

Personal Training Cert 3 & 4

CrossFit Level 1 Trainer

Senior First Aid


Michael Murphy


Michael a.k.a Murph has been in the fitness industry for over 10 years and had a plethora of jobs in the time. From working at weight loss retreats, training elite athletes and owning his own personal training business Murph has almost done it all when it comes to the fitness industry.

Although not working full time training anymore, he still has a passion for fitness and helping others. He currently works as a facilitator educating the personal trainers of the future passing on his wealth of knowledge and experience. He also continues to work as a strength and conditioning coach as numerous sporting teams.

Recently Murph has been interested in the psychology behind why people train which resulted in him completing his honours degree titled ‘An Examination of CrossFitters Perceptions on Sense of Community at Their CrossFit Box’. This aligns with his philosophies that one’s fitness journal is both a physical and psychology journey.


Masters of Exercise Science (Strength and Conditioning)

Bachelor of Applied Science (Honours)

Bachelor of Exercise Science & Human Movement

Diploma of Sports Development

Diploma of Outdoor Recreation

Certificate 3 & 4 Fitness

Level 2 CrossFit Coach

Level 2 Australian Strength and Conditioning Coach

Level 1 Australian Weightlifting Federation Coach


giulia sgro-ralph


Giulia is a huge advocate for living a healthy & active lifestyle, and the plethora of positive benefits associated alongside it. 

Having grown up playing various sports, she appreciates the physical and mental challenges that any sort of physical activity possesses, which make for a continuation of personal development. Recently she has taken a more focused approach to Olympic Weightlifting, and loves to be challenged by heavy weights. 

Giulia loves helping individuals from all walks of life achieve their own personal goals, whether they have stepped into the gym for the very first time or are an avid gym-goer. She finds it extremely rewarding when individuals progress and break down barriers, or limitations which they had previously set upon themselves. 

Giulia is also an extremely passionate Nutritionist, holding a bachelor’s degree in Nutrition. She loves any opportunity to bring the two worlds together in order to get the absolute best out of someone, and is constantly staying up to date with the latest findings to ensure that individuals receive honest and reliable information/advice.  


Bachelor of Health Science - Nutrition 

Food Science Minor 

Certificate 3 & 4 in Fitness