Luciano Terilli

“The only thing standing between
you and your goal is the same bulls##t story
you keep telling yourself as to why you can’t achieve it!”
– Jordan Belfort


Luciano Terilli, senior coach/weights-room veteran at Fitness Playground Marrickville. He’s your go-to guy for getting “jacked and stacked” or “lean and mean”.

Ever since age 14, Luciano’s life has revolved around all things training and nutrition. He’s obsessed with balancing an enjoyable lifestyle with training hard, educating himself and trialling different approaches to training and nutrition. Over the years, this approach has helped him get himself – and many others – to achieve their peak physique.

It’s been said that being under the guidance of a passionate yet borderline psychopathic coach will make you realise that if what you’re doing doesn’t kill you, it will most definitely make you stronger… That said, Luciano emphasises implementing a flexible and rewarding lifestyle with himself and his clients because, as he puts it, “What’s the point of having a Ferrari if it always sits in the garage, right?”


– Fat Loss

– Muscle Building

– Education on Programming, Nutrition & Lifestyle


My philosophy on coaching can be summed up in 3 words – Education. Strategy. Results.

Education: I help others reach their peak physique through educating them on the process and purpose of training, nutrition and habit forming.

Strategy: I strategise by setting long term goals from day one, putting in place daily and weekly objectives with a smart exit plan once it’s all over so they not only achieve their goals but keep them for the long term.

Results: By putting the priority on education and strategy in my coaching, I have been able to get my clients to achieve life changing results.


– Training since 14 years old

– Initially taught Training and Nutrition Methods by Father 2 x Mr. Universe (Bodybuilding) John Terilli and Mother Ms. Eastern USA (Bodybuilding) Angela Argentieri

– Certificate III and IV in Fitness

– Boutagy Fitness Institute – General Populations
Preparedness Coaching Certified

– Boutagy Fitness Institute – Level 2 Fat Loss Coaching Certified

– Boutagy Fitness Institute – Level 3 Fat Loss Coaching Certified

– Boutagy Fitness Institute – Level 2 Strength and Hypertrophy Coaching Certified

– Boutagy Fitness Institute – Level 3 Strength and Hypertrophy Coaching Certified

– Clean Health Fitness Institute – Level 1
Performance Nutrition Coach Certified

– Kilo Strength Society – Program Design Course Certified

– Kilo Strength Society – Programming Periodisation Course Certified

– Jon Goodman – Online Trainer Academy Certified

– And many more Courses/Seminars which I won’t bore you with!


1. I have been consistently eating ice cream almost every night for about 3 years now, this is not a fun fact but more so a problem that I need to fix. But, I manipulate it so it fits within my caloric intake each day so I can still reach my physique goals while having the food I enjoy.

2. Coaching has been my only job/career. Although, when I was waiting to get certified and get a job in a gym, I did some topless waitering (when I was 18 years old) because I thought it was the best way to have a laugh, make a quick buck and a good incentive to stay in shape. After that I (supposedly) started taking my life seriously.

3. I was in a Twisties commercial when I was in year 3 for Hawaiian pizza flavoured Twisties, which were only on shelves for about a month or so (I wonder why).



“Honestly, if it wasn’t for Luciano’s guidance and knowledge on fat loss and strength training I wouldn’t be where I am today, in and out of the gym. Luciano helped me realise how simple and easy fat loss was when you truly are driving for it as your main goal and priority. The weekly weigh-ins and constant adjustments to macros even in the slightest details helped me tremendously and there was no-way I could have done that on my own.

His positivity towards helping you reach your own goal is another key factor that he is an amazing PT. Many times I wasn’t feeling the workout, whether it was lack of sleep or a long day, but he always motivated me to get through the workout and still push myself to a point that I never expected. Due to his extensive knowledge of exercises and not missing out on the basics is what also helped me reach such great numbers so early into my training life, not to mention losing a total of 26kg over the course of a year. Could not recommend Luciano more and also not thank him enough for everything!”


“Couldn’t recommend Luciano more highly! I’d been training for over 5 years before I met Luciano. I’d studied personal training with his father, so choosing Luciano to train with was obvious. In the year or so we’ve trained together I’ve made more progress than in the 5 years prior. Really knowledgeable around different training techniques, dietary advice and help is incredible. Good guy!”


“Luciano is a truly excellent trainer. I began training in May 2016 and I have lost over 10kgs in the first 3 months with a total of 16kg lost. I owe all of that to the dedication and persistence of my trainer, Luciano. He encourages and motivates me to do better and yet he knows how much I am capable of. The results I’ve gotten from my trainer haven’t been all physical either. Mentally, I’ve never been in better shape.

My self-confidence has grown and I became stronger, while my waist has shrunk. Luciano’s professionalism, extensive knowledge and enthusiastic commitment to his work and ultimately his clients, provides the perfect scenario for success and sets foundations for a new healthier lifestyle. His tips on nutrition are excellent. Thanks so much, you are the best!”


“Luciano has been my trainer for more than a year now and I could not be more happy with the results. I have reached new goals which I never thought were possible (like seeing my six pack) and overall I feel great about my fitness, my body, my gains and progress. Luciano has always been professional, keeping my programs rotating and up to date, staying focused during our sessions, helping me with diet plans and genuinely listening to what my needs are, giving me good support when I struggle, tips, hints and handy advice.

Overall he is a good mate also, so he cuts me a little slack when I feel low yet motivates me enough to get back to staying focused. I have a very busy life and given his own experience, professionalism and achievements I trust his advice 100% which saves me a lot of time and energy researching information elsewhere. I could have not done this on my own and it’s great to have his support on my side. Money well spent.”


“When I first met Luciano in November 2015, I was a size 14, I was overweight, unfit, lethargic and a smoker. I needed to make a lifestyle change and wanted to improve my health, personal habits and well-being. He was extremely knowledgeable, understanding and quite detailed in explaining the importance of nutrition as part of my training regime.

When we started my first few training sessions, I felt out of breath, was sweating quickly and felt like giving up. But, Luciano was patient and coached for encouragement, session by session educating me on new exercises and methods to improve my health and toning.

We picked up our intensity levels gradually, and before I knew it, months had passed and I went from size 14 to now buying 8-10 and extra small clothes! I could not be happier and have noticed life changing body changes. Now, I feel energetic, my diet is natural and healthy, I have given up smoking and have the desire to keep on training! From a personal perspective, I could not be happier with the progress we have made in such a short time.

I would highly recommend Luciano to anyone!”


“I highly recommend Luciano if you are looking for a PT. Having worked with different personal trainers in the last 5 years, I can confidently say Luciano is one of the best I have come across so far. I have been training with him for the last two years and I have reached my goals within the first six months.

First of all, he really cares about his customers’ progress. He’s passionate and loves his job. He’s down to earth and an easy-going person. He takes pride in his customers’ progression. He also has a very good knowledge in dietary requirements to reach targets – losing weight or gaining muscle, as well as knowledge on a person’s emotional well-being. Yes, you heard it right, he does his best to motivate you to complete the work out, he does not give up on you and this actually makes you want to do more. Anyway, go check it out yourself and you’ll see what I mean.”

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