Our Team

Meet our highly qualified strength coaches.

Paul Thompson

Paul is the owner and Head Coach of Iron Underground. For over 15 years, Paul has trained, designed training programs for and written customized eating plans for thousands of people from novice to competitive athlete and figure competitor. Paul has also spent thousands of hours in the gym under the iron himself – so he also speaks and knows from personal experience.

Phone: 0422 671 661
Email Paul

Qualifications & Achievements

  • Opened first powerlifting gym in Brisbane
  • 260kg Deadlift and 160kg Bench at under 93kg BW
  • Level 1 & 2 Charles Poliquin International Certification Program (Strength Coaching)
  • Bronze Medal IPF Oceania & Commonwealth Championships Australia 2013 – Bench
  • Silver Medal – 2011 State Powerlifting Opens (RAW under 93kgs)
  • Bronze Medal at the Matti Tikka Powerlifting Challenge 2012 (RAW under 93kgs)
  • Ranked in top 10 (8th) in Under 93kg RAW Weight Division in Australia –  Powerlifting Australia (IPF)
  • Formally Ranked 19th across all weight classes Australia wide according to the relative strength (Wilks) calculator – Powerlifting Australia (IPF) – 2011
  • Head Coach of the Iron Underground Powerlifting Team
  • Bio-Signature practitioner
  • Certificate IV in Fitness
  • Certificate in Exercise Nutrition
  • Registered Fitness Australia Business
  • Registered Fitness Australia Professional
  • Coach of over 50 Australian, Commonwealth and Oceania record holders
  • Meet Director & Organiser of PA/IPF Australian National Championships 2016 – Brisbane Fitness Expo
  • 15 years plus experience in the industry
  • First Aid Certificate

Opening Hours

7 days per week
12pm til late (and by appointment)

Visit Us

17 Pedder Street
Albion QLD 4010

Contact Us

Call Paul 0422 671 661