rucci's team


Director (B.Sc.)

Head Powerlifting Coach

Remedial Massage Therapist (Dip. Rem. Mas., AAMT)

GPC WA State Delegate

Dan is a co-owner and Director at Rucci’s Gym. He is an experienced Powerlifter with almost 20 Powerlifting competitions under his belt and has held National and World GPC records for his age and weight category. Dan was part of the Australian team at the 2012 GPC World Powerlifting Championship where he bronzed in the in the U82.5 open class mens category.

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Director (B.EngH.)

Head Powerlifting Coach

APL Meet Director

Paul is a co-owner and Director at Rucci’s Gym. He is an experienced Powerlifting athlete and coach.

Paul has a passion for competitive sport and was a soccer athlete in his younger years representing Western Australia.

Always strives for technical excellence with his athletes. He has an analytical approach to training, programming and competing.

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Elliot Burton

Powerlifting Coach

Elliot is a strength training and powerlifting enthusiast with a wealth of industry experience.

Elliot is passionate about helping people reach their goals, whether that be on the platform or in the gym in general.

Elliot is a Powerlifting Coach at Rucci’s Gym and prides himself on improving his lifters technical prowess with a highly structured approach to each lifters’ annual plan and addressing their needs individually. Elliot is a big believer in the coaching practice being 50% science and 50% art which is evident in his approach to coaching all his clients.

Having competed numerous times, Elliot understands the game day nerves and personal pressures that come with competing and the journey to the platform. This is something that he prides himself in coaching lifters through.

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Strength Coach

Vinh is a strength coach at Rucci's Gym. Vinh has a thirst for knowledge and a passion for strength training which has led him to complete a Master in Exercise Science (Strength and Conditioning) from ECU. His purpose is to improve people's quality of life through the application of strength training. 

Acknowledging that the pursuit of health and fitness is a life-long journey is important and therefore, requires a step by step approach that is sustainable, appropriate and fulfilling.

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Amanda Brown
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Personal Trainer


Amanda has been a personal trainer for 7 years now. The driving force behind Amanda’s passion is to help people enjoy being fitter and stronger through exercise allowing them to enjoy a healthier better quality of life as a result. Over the years she has worked with a number of people and feels that the best steps forward to a better quality of life is to build small milestones towards the end goal. The key to any success comes from consistency and compliance in any discipline.

In an effort to provide a better service for her client base and expand on her qualifications, Amanda is currently enrolled at ECU studying Exercise Science and Rehabilitation. This will help her to further help clients in a more holistic approach.

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Taryn Rucci
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Clinical Nutritionist (B.HSc. ANTA)


Taryn graduated from Endeavour College in Perth in 2017 with a Bachelor of Health Science (Nutritional Medicine). She has over 400 hours of clinical experience supporting client with a wide range of health challenges.

She also holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Marketing and HR) from UWA.

After her diagnosis of Coeliac disease in 2004, she made the connection to the quality of the food she was eating and the improvement in her health and vitality. In the years following, she began researching food as medicine to help support the health of her children. After much success she enrolled at Endeavour College to gain qualifications with the aim to help others.

erika rosario

Administration & Marketing

Erika handles administrative and marketing matters for Rucci's Gym. She joins the Rucci's Team remotely from the Philippines.


She has a bachelor's degree in Psychology with minors in Human Resources Management and Women's Studies. She is currently enrolled in law school and is working towards her Juris Doctor degree.


Erika aspires to be a lifelong athlete. She trains for and competes in triathlon events, obstacle course racing, and dragon boat races in her home country.


johnny Bao

Strength Coach

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Dale Manuel

Operations & Maintenance

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