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Joey Edwards From Moonah

by Stephanie Williams
Joey Edwards From Moonah

Born and bred in Hobart, Joey Edwards runs Un-Racked, a group training gym in Moonah with a passionate following.

What do you love about Moonah? I’m central without being in the city. And it’s easy to get parking. There’s a lot happening out here, new restaurants opening and cool coffee shops, which is awesome.

What’s the best thing about Hobart? I’ve lived here practically my whole life, so I don’t know what it’s like in other cities but I don’t think you can go to the beach, do an awesome mountain bike track and all this stuff, with the city right there. It’s big enough but small enough at the same time.

And the worst? Probably the weather. I mean, if we had 25 degree days all year, the population would be huge!

How did you get started? At school I got asked what are you going to do? I was like, I’m going to play sport for a living. My teacher was like yeah, yeah, we know you are but you’ve got to have a backup plan. And honestly, I was never going to make it any sport! I didn’t go to college and I never put myself into a position to run a business and here we are running a business! It’s growing and going well. This is what I do every day – I get to train people and exercise, it’s awesome.

Tell us about Un-Racked. We’re three years old now. I was working at another gym doing personal training and small group stuff, eventually numbers started to build and it became clear I had to get my own space. I’ve watched it grow since then. The coolest thing about Un-Racked is that in my class there’s a 65 year old, in the same class as a policeman, one of the local footballers who’s super fit, a 15 year old teenager, and a mum who has three kids. It’s a place where it doesn’t matter what walk of life or what fitness level, you come here and everything will be tailored to create the best version of you, whatever that ends up being.

Where’s your favourite eatery? I like St. Albis, it’s a good steak joint and it’s got a bar. I head to The Shamrock in town for the $12 rump. I also like Solo Pizza and Pasta down in Sandy Bay.

Where do you head for a coffee? I like getting a coffee up the road at Shake a Leg or Straight Up Roasters.

Favourite place for a ‘cheat’ meal? For a burger, definitely The Winston. It can’t be good for you, you don’t eat until lunchtime the next day!

Which team? I love watching rugby league. We moved to Canberra between grades three and six at school and I played union. But when Origin was on, I was Queensland in the schoolyard – my favourite player was Darren Lockyer, he’s awesome.

A quote to live and die by? I’ve got a poem Invictus, by William Ernest Henley on the wall here. There’s two lines – “I am the master of my fate, I am the captain of my soul.” It’s really powerful.

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