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ABOUT

Warren grew up in South Africa before moving to the UK for university, where he completed a Master's in Aerospace Engineering in 2010. Following his studies, he joined the Royal Navy's Fleet Air Arm as a Pilot.

 

After his military service, he transitioned into investment banking, initially with J.P. Morgan in London, then relocating to Australia to work with Macquarie Bank in Sydney.

Feeling a void from the lack of leadership and physical activity that the military offered and with nearly two decades of gym experience, he left the banking sector to follow his passion for training and nutrition.

 

Upon returning to the UK temporarily, he trained clients at a central London gym, until the pandemic shifted his focus to online coaching. He then spent a year in Dubai, gaining experience at a leading regional bodybuilding gym.

In 2021, he returned to Australia, settling on the Gold Coast. There, he expanded his online business and resumed personal training at Goodlife Bundall, a bustling gym with over 5,000 members and 30 trainers.

 

His business flourished quickly, and by March 2023, he had hired his first subcontracting trainer, followed by a second in April 2024. As of April 2024, Warren and his team at Goodlife Bundall manage over 80 PT clients weekly.

He advocates that real, in-person client interaction on the gym floor is essential for any online coaching business, believing it impossible to replicate such experience, and any effective coaching, without first working with clients in person.

 

He maintains that nutrition is paramount to achieving sustainable results, whether in muscle building or fat loss. 

 

Having dedicated his career to physique improvement, rather than powerlifting, Warren aims to revive the old-school bodybuilding wisdom overshadowed by social media's focus on strength metrics, PBs and other "hype" which is completely irrelevant to hypertrophy and aesthetics.

 

He models Leppan Physiques' methods on legendary coaches like Arthur Jones, Vince Gironda, and Hany Rambod, adding depth to 'the why', and offering a unique approach that combines the greatest techniques for muscle building and physique enhancement.

FAQ
  • I've tried other online programs before, how is this any different?
    This is not a program! This is a tailored coaching experience. Working 1-1 with your selected coach, with regular online check-ins, photos and plan tweaks/changes. On the premium level, working directly with Warren, you receive a personal weekly phone call to add another level of accountability, and knowledge-building. There is no 'set length'. We will get you eating better and training better in order to see weekly results. How long you decide to continue will be based on how far you want to take your results. Leppan Physiques will design you an entirely unique, tailored workout program, based on your goals, the time you have available, your experience/current condition, the equipment you have available, and your nutrition preferences. With us you are hiring a coach who will monitor your progress through check-ins/calls and make adjustments to your training, cardio and nutrition to ensure you are always on the most effective path towards your goals, each and every single week. And if and when those goals change, e.g. shred to bulk, or vice-versa, your plans will change, too. Your plans will always reflect the most effective path towards your goals.
  • What do I receive for the payment each week?
    You're not buying a set program, or even a weekly service per se. You're investing in an overall physique transformation; the length of which is dependant on how far you want to take your results. We've had clients some clients onboard for 3 years, and still seeing weekly changes. They are miles ahead of where they started now. We'll set goals for eg. 12 weeks, and then provide you with whatever plans, subsequent changes, support, answers, weekly check-ins and most importantly, the accountability framework to achieve that transformation within that timeframe. You might receive several training programs, and we've had clients who've received a different meal plan every week based on change requests, or changes directed by us following high levels of compliance, in order to keep the client progressing every week.
  • Do I need to be at a certain level, or condition, to be ready for this type of online coaching?
    No - if you are currently struggling with motivation, discipline or consistency, you will only benefit more from the accountability process involved in coaching.
  • Will I get to speak to my coach directly?
    Yes - all clients have direct 1-1 access to their coach at all times through a private coaching channel within the Leppan Physiques App. Premium clients working directly with Warren have 1-1 calls every week.
  • If I ask a question, how long will I wait for a response?
    Often only a few hours, but 24 hours at most. Depending on the level/complexity of the question, your coach will wait until they can respond with sufficient detail rather than sending one-word answers on the fly.
  • How fast will I lose fat?
    This will depend on your initial body fat percentage; the higher it is now, the faster you'll lose fat at the beginning. We not prioritise drastic, unsustainable weight-loss at the expense of losing muscle-mass, or compromising health/metabolic health. Severe deficits, and/or inadequate nutrition such as when relying on shakes, juices or by cutting out entire food groups will almost always result in severe cravings and ultimately uncontrollable binging and the rapid regain of body fat as a result. For clients focused on fat-loss, we use balanced nutrition programs, providing as much high quality nutrition as possible, whilst still inducing an effective and sustainable calorie deficit. On average, this will result in weight-loss of approx. 1% of your total body weight per week. For those with higher body fat percentages, this may rise as high as 1.5 or even 2% during some weeks, especially if consistency with the meal plan is high.
  • Do you work with beginners?
    Absolutely - we have no entry requirements in terms of current condition, age, gender or experience levels!
  • Are your reviews all genuine?
    It's a sad reality that some 'coaches' in this industry are stealing transformation photos (hence the watermark on all of ours). You can be assured all of our reviews are quotes taken verbatim from emails, messages in the App, or the review/commenting section at the bottom of this page, where clients and ex-clients leave their reviews directly. Googling 'Leppan Physiques' will bring up even more quality reviews which we are extremely proud of.
  • What if I don't like my programs?
    Your programs, either nutrition, training or both, are built to your exact specification, based off your answers to two in-depth questionnaires. Should they fall short of your expectations in any way, we will discuss any changes in respect of your goals to ensure they align, and proceed with any required changes straight away. Check-ins provide further opportunity for any changes in the future. Client satisfaction is our priority, and we aim to provide 100% clarity on how to reach your goals at all times.
  • What is involved in the check-in process?
    Check-ins are very quick and easy! You will have access to a private link to an online check-in form. The form contains a series of short questions asking for weight, week number etc, as well as several scores out of 10 for tracking important factors such as energy, motivation, consistency etc. The form also contains several free-text boxes for workout change requests, meal-plan change requests, or any other requests you would like, or for any questions you have about anything. When you submit the form, it will arrive directly into the email inbox of your coach, and you will receive an email response with feedback, and confirmation of any requested changes made within 24-48 hours.
  • How are changes made to my programs?
    All training changes are made directly in the App by way of your coach manually editing your program, replacing exercises, amending reps/sets etc, shortening/lengthening workouts etc. All meal plan changes will result in a brand new meal plan being created and uploaded into the App, with all changes shown in red for easy identification.
  • Why do I need changes made to my programs?
    The main point here is that unless you having your programs adjusted regularly, you are not receiving coaching, but rather, instructing. Your meal plan, and/or macros, will need adjusting, and potentially many times along your journey, to ensure you remain in the right level of deficit, or surplus, as your metabolism changes. Failure to change macros correctly will result in plateaus, energy crashes and/or unnecessary fat-gain. Your training will also need changing along the way to ensure your body is always challenged, but also if you change gym, train at home, train on holiday, or reach a plateau in an exercise.
  • Will I have to do cardio for fat-loss?
    No - all clients start with no additional cardio. We ensure your regular weight-training, combined with your meal plan, are creating the required calorie deficit. Once weekly fat-loss is achieved, cardio can (at your request) be gradually introduced to compliment the exisiting program, and slightly accelerate results. Note, it is entirely possible to lose fat by being consistent with your meal plan and weight-training alone, without ever doing additional cardio.
  • Will I have to eat 6 meals/day and train 5 times/week like a bodybuilder?
    No - you will specify the training frequency you can commit to, and the same for meal frequency. If you want to change your meal frequency at any point, this can be done at check-in, every week if need be. If you find you can commit to more training sessions, we'll add them in. If you want to cut back, we'll condense your program. All these changes and many more can be requested during weekly check-ins. Even just 3 training sessions per week is adequate to see weekly lean muscle added. And similarly, your macro intake over a 24-hour cycle is more important than individual meal timings.
  • Is there any guarantee I'll see results?
    Our coaching methods have proven successful with 1,000+ clients online and in-person in the gym, following exactly the same principles. We can guarantee you that if you follow the plan, and stay in contact via the check-in process, you will reach your goals faster than ever before, and see weekly, visible results.

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