Our Team

Brent Cosnett

Brent Cosnett

Co-Founder + Head Coach

Having been in the industry since 2011, Brent Cosnett is considered one of the best General Population health and wellness coach’s in the state.⠀

Brent started attending strength and fitness related courses out of his own interest while studying finance at university. After a year, the iron bug had bitten enough to switch degrees and careers completely, making the transition to Strength Coach and Personal Trainer.⠀

In 2014 Brent Co-founded a Cosnett Training Systems, the premier personal training gym of South East Melbourne. Brent has successfully coached a wide variety of clients, from bodybuilders, physique competitors, powerlifters as well as athletes in a multitude of sports.⠀

Having undertaken specialist educated with some of the best in the industry, Brent can help clients beyond their training and nutrition to unlock the handbrake’s that may be holding them back.⠀

Over the years Brent has crafted a speciality in getting incredible results with general population clients looking to not just change their physique but take control of their health. With the ability to order and analyse comprehensive blood testing on site, Brent can achieve a much greater understanding of each client’s biochemistry and health, allowing superior tailored training, nutrition and supplementation for each individual.


Dale Hansford

Dale Hansford

Head of Education + Senior Coach

Boasting extensive knowledge of physical training, nutrition and rehabilitation, Dale is known for his straight up and intelligent approach to helping his clients achieve rapid changes.

Over the course of Dale’s career, he has coached state and national record holders in powerlifting, along with rehabilitating chronic and acute injuries from general population clients to world champion track cyclists.

He has also coached many clients to enhance physique and achieve personal bests in and out of the gym.
Dale has studied extensively under the world’s best practitioners in Strength Training, Functional Nutrition and Soft Tissue treatment.

As evident from his professional development list, his education is one of the best in the Melbourne region. His unique skillset enables him to provide quicker results to his clients, who often approach him after limited success with other practitioners.

He has studied directly under such names as Charles Poliquin, Andre Benoit, Wolfgang Unsold, Stephane Cazeault and Yves Nadeau, continuing to up skill and increase his knowledge base to further help his clients.


Ben Andrews

Ben Andrews

Strength Coach

Ben has been a coach at CTS just over 18 months, but his journey began with completing his Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science at Deakin University, then a Masters in Strength and Conditioning at Edith Cowan University which he completed this year. Along with completing his Australian Strength & Conditioning Association Level 1 with Level 2 near completion.⠀

“I started in this industry because I was passionate about sport and I wanted to work with elite athletes at the highest level. Following my undergraduate degree, I knew that I needed more experience before I could ever get my chance at working at the highest level, so I began working as a personal trainer at the beginning of 2015. Once I got my foot In the door, I quickly realised how rewarding this industry can be. I became very passionate about helping people reaching their goals, whether it was to lose weight, gain muscle or increase their strength. I quickly realised I didn’t necessarily need to work with athletes at the highest level to be fulfilled and that I just loved coaching, regardless of who it was, or what they were training for. I started working at CTS in 2018 as I wanted to do more 1on1 training and utilise my knowledge to periodise and program the best training principles for all of my clients.”⠀

“What gets me excited is seeing progression! Whether it’s a client down 5kg on the scales or adding 10kg to their squat, seeing progress makes me pretty proud to be a coach. I love the opportunity I have to work with high level athletes, but at the end of the day the excitement comes down to the same thing, watching them progress. Seeing them put in all the hard work on the gym or the track finally transfer onto the field is a pretty rewarding feeling.”⠀⠀

Over the past couple of years Ben has started to work more and more elite sporting programs with athletes from state and national levels in their respective sports. In 2018, he worked as an Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach with the Elite Athlete Program at Melbourne University.

In 2019, he was named the Head Strength & Conditioning Coach for Casey Demons in the VFLW which saw the girls a lot of success on the field. In 2020, however, he has some very exciting news about working with the Melbourne Demons AFLW team.


Cayne Schultz

Cayne Schultz

Strength Coach

Cayne has been a coach at CTS for over 2 years now, he is always wanting to learn new exercises & new ways to program for his clients. He has always done strength training for his own enjoyment & was always trying to learn more from the industries best, so he decided to quit his job at the time & pursue a career in the fitness industry. He studied at Deakin University to complete his Exercise Science degree majoring in Exercise Physiology & graduated in 3 years. He loved studying as he believed he needed to bridge the gap between his amazing practical skills in the gym compared to the theoretical side of coaching & programming.⠀

“After originally feeling like I wanted to train high level athletes, when I started working in the private sector, I realised that I had a passion for movement rehab and correcting dysfunctions in people’s movement patterns, helping them become pain free and strength training safely.”⠀

“I love it, doesn’t really feel like work. I love seeing people slowly (or quickly) overcome issues they may face and not only becoming pain free, but start to love resistance training. I try to pass on my enthusiasm for training to my clients, by educating them about why they’re doing something a certain way, and what I expect it to do. I find this helps not only with engagement, but also buy-in. The client has to believe and trust that I’m giving them the right thing; its a partnership. I also love the puzzle that is training, the principles are the same for every client; old/young, male/female, everybody should be training. But these principles have to be delivered with constantly shifting methods, making every new client a new problem to try and find a solution for; the optimal training programming for them.”⠀

Since Cayne has come to CTS he has not just brought a wealth of knowledge but a great atmosphere to the gym & builds such a great rapport with all his clients. We are very lucky to have him part of our coaching team & we are always still learning from him.