Meet the X2166 team


Owners

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  • Thyla Huynh

    Managing Director

    About me: I am a mother of 3 who loves to work out (CrossFit mainly).

    When I’m not working at X2166 you’ll find me ... Chilling at home with a nice bottle of wine and good company. I am always so excited when a member gets bitten by “the Bug” of going to the gym! It takes me back to the journey that I have been through and to see that enthusiasm and transformation is honestly the best reward a gym owner can get.

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  • Danny Huynh

    CEO

    About me: I am a married father of 3.

    When I’m not working at X2166 you’ll find me ... At the casino playing poker.

    I’m passionate about: My training, playing Poker and travelling the world

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  • Neil Cuizon

    Department Manager and Head Coach of CrossFit Canley Heights

    About me: I’ve been in the coaching industry for over 5 years now, I started my journey as a coach through coaching kids where I eventually branched off and started to work with adults.

    My Coaching Style: I think it’s important to have attention to detail and I enjoy helping people improve their technique in fitness and personal goals as a coach. I push people to achieve their highest potential while I’m always learning new skills to help in their journey. Avoiding client injuries is important to me and I’m not just about the top scores in the gym, but I’m more about good movement across the class. I also like to have fun with the class and not take everything too seriously all the time, so everyone enjoys their time.

    When I’m not working at X2166 you’ll find me ... Cooking, sleeping in, eating and catching up with friends.

    I'm passionate about: Sports, Performance, Health and Fitness, and any team related activities. I always want to learn new things to increase my knowledge and skills and to help my clients to the best of my ability. I’d like to get to the fittest I can be, which is my personal goal while still improving my knowledge and experience in sports. I want to make a difference in people’s life. If it’s just a change of lifestyle, they want to get fit and healthy, want to train so they can eat whatever they want or if they want to improve their performance and get to a competitive level in their sport. Which ultimately my passion is helping people to achieve their goals and improve their wellbeing.

 

Front of House

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  • Jennifer Salsinha

    Reception / Sales

    About me: I’m 45 years old, Maltese and have 2 kids. I work here at X2166 and also do a retail job on the weekends . MY nickname at the gym is ‘mother hen’.-

    When I’m not working at X2166 you’ll find me ... Training (I’ve been doing kickboxing for 16 years!). I also spend quality time with my kids and family, enjoy going to the beach and cooking. I love feeding my family and friends.

    I’m passionate about: My work, my family, kickboxing and my dogs

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  • Linh Nguyen

    Reception

    About me: I am an easy going gal who enjoys a friendly chat.

    When I’m not working at X2166 you’ll find me ... You’ll find me at the beach soaking up the sun.

    I'm passionate about: Living life to it’s fullest and I think it’s very important to be optimistic and have a positive approach to whatever you do.

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  • Cathy Chan

    The X Bar Tender

    When I’m not working at X2166 you’ll find me ... Playing with my nieces & nephews, eating out, trying new foods / drinks, drinking coffee with friends, online shopping, listening to music, going for walks, taking photos.

    I'm passionate about: I’ll always be there to listen or try to help make you feel better, photography (taking photos / videos when ever i travel), sunrise & sunsets, nature.

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  • Joanne Chau

    Staff Coordinator

    About me: People mistake me for many nationalities but they never guess it correctly on the first go. Apart from that, I’ve worked in gyms for most of my career but my current role has been at the highest level to date which is a big achievement for me. If you’ve never met me before, you might think I’m brutally honest, but I have a kind and humble heart the more you get to know me so don’t be shy!

    When I’m not working at X2166 you’ll find me ... I’d like to say training but mainly binge watching shows and movies.

    I'm passionate about: Finding fresh bangers (music) but also, going into a career that helps people improve their physical health and transition from rehabilitation.

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  • Nina Cao

    Reception

    About me: I am a first-year university student studying events management at UTS.

    I'm passionate about: Going out with friends and family, studying or at university. I really love going out and also being outdoors. Especially, hiking to find scenic views or just being at the beach. Helping others is what I’m really passionate about that’s why I am currently pursuing my dream career of being an events planner so I can help people’s dreams turn into a reality.

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  • Eric Pham

    Head of Maintenance

    About me: One part Alizé, one part Cristal.

    When I’m not working at X2166 you’ll find me ... i’m on the road. or trying to stop my dog from eating all the cats in the neighborhood.

    I'm passionate about: Helping - it doesn’t take much. Passing on knowledge, teaching people what others have taught me, music from the old school, and food - yeah - food.

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  • Vanessa Vuong

    Reception

    About me: An 18-year-old aspiring nurse and/or paramedic. Hoping to start my studies early next year!

    When I’m not working at X2166 you’ll find me ... Either playing/training for competitive and social Oztag to compete at the end of this year or hanging with friends and family!

    I'm passionate about: Helping others hence my interest in nursing. My aim for the future is to ensure I in a career where I am able to help and assist people with the best of my abilities. I find myself being a people person and enjoy helping out in situations that others may find difficult.

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  • Gretta Masima

    Reception

    About me: I’m loud, enthusiastic and full of charisma. I’m currently a student at Western Sydney University studying a Bachelor of Criminology. I enjoy meeting new people in new environments.

    When I’m not working at X2166 you’ll find me ... Trying to finish all my assessments. If not there, I’ll be on the footy field.

    I'm passionate about: Helping others and making them laugh, football, criminal justice and spending time with family and friends.

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  • Taylah Watson

    Reception

    About me: I’m a huge dog lover, especially for golden retrievers! I enjoy many sports like touch, soccer, wakeboarding but definitely exceed in athletics, I’ve competed for Australia in many events such a 100m hurdles, 100m sprints and relays! I want to go to University and complete my degree in secondary teaching as a PDHPE teacher as well as teaching children with special needs!

    When I’m not working at X2166 you’ll find me ... Studying as I currently am completing my HSC, spending time with my Mum, and my friends or spending time at the beach whether it’s just hanging out there or cleaning up the rubbish!

    I'm passionate about: Helping young children fulfill their dreams and always looking at the positives in things!

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  • Patrick Vuong

    Sales

    About me: I’m studying Exercise Sports Science and I’ve been in the fitness industry for four years now.

    When I’m not working at X2166 you’ll find me ... Playing football, in the gym or collecting Yu Gi Oh cards.

    I'm passionate about: Sports but more specifically Football and Powerlifting!

 

Coaches

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  • Dimitri (Dimi) Kokkinis

    Powerlifting Coach

    About me: I have been involved with competitive powerlifting since 2010 and as a junior I held an Australian record in the bench press. I have been coaching since 2014 and have coached multiple National, Oceania, Asia Pacific, Commonwealth and World Record holders.

    When I’m not working at X2166 you’ll find me ... Listening to Disney music, or R&B from the 00’s, playing with my car or playing the piano.

    I'm passionate about: Helping others discover their own strength. Whether they’re looking to train twice a week or twice a day, whether they’re training to feel confident in a dress or enter a powerlifting competition - everyone can grow in ability and confidence through properly guided strength training.

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  • Simon Abela

    Primal Head Coach, Group Fitness Coordinator and CrossFit Coach

    About me: I have a love for fitness and anything sport related, my passion is team sports and being part of a team. Besides being a chef in my past time, I’m also a foodie and I really enjoy experiencing different cultures and cuisines.

    My Coaching Style: As a coach, I enjoy helping people improve their fitness technique and achieve their goals. I push people to achieve their highest potential while also avoiding injuries. I’m not just about the top scores in the gym, I’m more about good movement across the whole class. I like to have fun with the class and not take things too seriously - I want people to enjoy themselves.

    When I’m not working at X2166 you’ll find me ... Cooking, sleeping in, eating and catching up with friends.

    I'm passionate about: Sports, performance, health and fitness, and other team activities. I always want to learn new things to increase my knowledge and skills. I’d like to be the fittest I can be, which is my personal goal while still improving my knowledge and experience in sports. I want to make a difference in people’s lives - whether it’s a small change of lifestyle, wanting to get fit and healthy, wanting to train so they can eat whatever they want or even wanting to improve their performance and get to a competitive level in their sport.

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  • Aaron Soto

    Coach / Gym Floor Supervisor

    About me: I’m passionate about all styles of training - from bodybuilding and crossfit to boxing and weightlifting.

    When I’m not working at X2166 you’ll find me ... Doing outdoor activities, hiking exploring, travelling, buying or selling sneakers.

    I'm passionate about: Self improvement and helping other’s achieve what they think was impossible.

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  • Tony Campa

    Personal Trainer

    About me: I was working the corporate grind in Sales and decided to make a career change into doing something I love and enjoy on a daily basis, which is why I joined the fitness and health industry.

    When I’m not working at X2166 you’ll find me ... Doing fitness obviously! Football, soccer, movies, checking out new restaurants and dining experiences, travelling, hanging out with close friends and family.

    I'm passionate about: Being in the fitness and health industry where I’m constantly learning new things and concepts and helping others achieve their fitness goals if definitely a full-filling part of the job.

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  • Vu Tran

    Weightlifting Coach at Heights Barbell Club

    About me: Growing up playing basketball and a fan of Michael Jordan, I have always been into all things sport. Eventually started my gym journey and then found CrossFit. Through CrossFit I also began my coaching journey eventually becoming a full time head coach at a CrossFit gym for many years (8+ years experience). During this time I developed my passion for the sport and movement of Olympic weightlifting and began to focus my training towards that and competing. In 2016 I was able to become NSW Senior State Champion and qualify for Nationals after a couple years competing in olympic weightlifting. I then decided to focus my coaching craft towards olympic weightlifting more and helping others find their passion for the sport.

    My Coaching Style: Working with the individual to find out what works best for them as well as trying to instil work ethic, consistency and empowering the athlete development through awareness and understanding so that they are not dependent on me. I try to deliver fairly technical coaching and progression but disguising it in a simpler, easier to understand way as the outcome or result is the main thing that matters not how many big words you can use to describe something as a coach.

    When I’m not working at X2166 you’ll find me ... Training, playing basketball, creating content for my social media brands, and looking after my new puppy Kilo.

    I'm passionate about: Weightlifting, strength training, adding value on social media, coaching, helping people.

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  • William Nguyen

    Personal Trainer

    About me: I’m always curious and eager to learn about everything, especially topics regarding sport and nutrition. The human body is a complex and meticulously designed machine capable of so many things!

    When I’m not working at X2166 you’ll find me ... Adventuring! Going on hikes, camping, at the beach, exploring and immersing myself in nature.

    I'm passionate about: Helping people understand the relationship between physical activity and nutrition to enhance our quality of life by achieving optimal health as a whole.

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  • Neil Cuizon

    Department Manager and Head Coach of CrossFit Canley Heights

    About me: I’ve been in the coaching industry for over 5 years now, I started my journey as a coach through coaching kids where I eventually branched off and started to work with adults.

    My Coaching Style: I think it’s important to have attention to detail and I enjoy helping people improve their technique in fitness and personal goals as a coach. I push people to achieve their highest potential while I’m always learning new skills to help in their journey. Avoiding client injuries is important to me and I’m not just about the top scores in the gym, but I’m more about good movement across the class. I also like to have fun with the class and not take everything too seriously all the time, so everyone enjoys their time.

    When I’m not working at X2166 you’ll find me ... Cooking, sleeping in, eating and catching up with friends.

    I'm passionate about: Sports, Performance, Health and Fitness, and any team related activities. I always want to learn new things to increase my knowledge and skills and to help my clients to the best of my ability. I’d like to get to the fittest I can be, which is my personal goal while still improving my knowledge and experience in sports. I want to make a difference in people’s life. If it’s just a change of lifestyle, they want to get fit and healthy, want to train so they can eat whatever they want or if they want to improve their performance and get to a competitive level in their sport. Which ultimately my passion is helping people to achieve their goals and improve their wellbeing.

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  • Christina Condoleon

    Personal Trainer / Primal Coach

    About me: I have 8 years of industry experience in group classes and 1 on 1 personal training.

    When I’m not working at X2166 you’ll find me ... By the beach or doing anything outdoors!

    I'm passionate about: Helping others discover their own love for health & fitness, just how I found mine.

 

Physical Therapy

 
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  • Minh Dang

    Coach / Sports Chiropractor

    When I’m not working at X2166 you’ll find me ... Treating clients or spending time with family / friends. If I’m lucky enough to have spare time to myself, I enjoy functional strength and mobility training.

    I'm passionate about: Optimising health and performance through lifestyle factors such as movement, nutrition and biohacking.

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  • Jonathan Ma

    Physiotherapist

    About me: Jonathan’s interest in movement and performance grew from an early age undergoing a multitude of injuries playing footy and other sports. Through this, he appreciated the importance of obtaining the right advice, education, and direction to getting back to what is desired no matter what age or activity level. He has a strong interest in the realm of power/weightlifting, CrossFit, MMA, and rugby but has also gained experience with dancers, basketballers, and soccer to name a few.

    When I’m not working at X2166 you’ll find me ... At CrossFit Canley Heights, training, at the beach, on a hike, watching the footy or on another food adventure.

    I'm passionate about: Helping others reach their true potential and facilitating positive long term changes in their lives. Jonathan’s first hand experience with injuries together with his expertise and dedication will ensure that you are never alone throughout your journey.