Meet The Team

Daniel Bain

HEAD COACH • RETUL CERTIFIED BIKE FITTER

Daniel, Head Triathlon Coach, Retul Bike Fitter & Personal Trainer, graduated from Macquarie University in 2002 with a Bachelor of Medical Science. He has a detailed understanding of the body that extends to anatomy, biomechanics, energy production and hormone regulation within the body. Originally a medical research scientist, he now applies his extensive background knowledge to maximise the physical results an individual can achieve through exercise, nutrition and modern training principles.

Daniel is an accredited Retul bike fitter and is recognised as a bike fitting professional by the International Bike Fitting Institute (IBFI). He was the first Retul accredited bike fitter in Sydney and one of the first people in Australia trained to use the Retul Motion Capture Technology. He applies his in-depth understanding of biomechanics, functional anatomy and his unique attention to detail to all bike fittings he performs.

Daniel is accredited as a level 2 High Performance Triathlon Coach by Triathlon Australia and has been a fully accredited personal trainer with Fitness Australia since 2006. His extensive experience includes working with people of all abilities, skill levels and unique needs. Clients have included beginners, Super 12 Rugby Players, Australian Wallabies, National Swimmers & Australian Triathletes.

Daniel has years of Triathlon Coaching, Triathlon Training and Triathlon Racing experience and understands the training, nutrition, recovery and performance requirements of endurance sports. Daniel’s athletic background includes;

  • Multiple Australian Ironman Finisher

  • Multiple Half Ironman finishes
  • Olympic Distance Australian age group representative for World Championships in Vancouver 2008
  • Selection for Sprint Distance Australian age group team for World Championships on the Gold Coast in 2009
  • Countless sprint and Olympic distance races throughout Australia and overseas

Triathlon Coaching Positions held:

  • Western Sydney Academy of Sport, Head Triathlon Coach, 2012 – 2017

  • Triathlon NSW Junior Performance Squad Coach, 2014

  • Hills Triathlon Club, Affiliate Club Coach, 2008 – Current

  • Selection for Sprint Distance Australian age group team for World Championships on the Gold Coast in 2009
  • Onebody Triathlon Program, Head Coach, 2007 – Current

Daniel has successfully worked with clients to achieve results that include:

  • Top 3 podium finishes at Ironman events

  • Assisting multiple athletes achieve qualification for the Australian and Irish team for World Championships in both short and long course distances. His athletes’ results at Worlds have included top 10 finishes

  • Core stability training for elite rugby union players, national swimmers, elite rally car drivers & Australian triathletes

  • Personal best times over various endurance sports and distances

  • Helped clients achieve significant weight loss

  • Management and rehabilitation of chronic injuries including overuse injuries

  • Increased fitness & strength for people of all ages & backgrounds

  • Strength preparation prior to surgery and rehabilitation following surgery

  • Correction of muscle dysfunction & return of muscle balance

Daniel is able to work with people of all levels and achieve results by teaching them how to train effectively using modern training techniques and principles.

Jono Rainey

TRIATHLON COACH • PERSONAL TRAINER

Jonathon (Jono) Rainey is an accredited Level 1 Triathlon Development Coach and certified Personal Trainer (Certificate IV in Fitness). He has over 30 years experience in Triathlon, coaching athletes in all distances and helping them qualify for and compete in World Championship events. He also competes in Sprint to Ironman distance Triathlons and Trail running events.

Jono coaches athletes of all abilities, with a passion for making health & fitness an enjoyable and challenging experience for people new to exercising and triathlon as well as for seasoned athletes.

Jono has a willingness to help and motivate others to develop and achieve fitness, sporting and healthy lifestyle goals.

Jono’s athletic and coaching background includes:

  • 30 years experience in Triathlon

  • Coached athletes in 1st ever triathlons and running events

  • Coached athletes to qualify for and compete in World Championship events
  • Excellent Swim and Run Technique analysis
  • Extensive Long Course and Ironman experience as a coach and athlete
  • Multiple Ironman & 70.3 Ironman Finisher

  • Multiple Marathon, Half Marathon & Trail Running Event Finisher
  • Competitor in Adventure Races and Open Water Kayak Events

  • Avid Football (soccer) fan

Additionally Jono conducts Private Technique sessions for Swim, Bike and Run for people new to any Triathlon discipline through to those wanting to develop their technique further.

Stephen Durant

TRIATHLON COACH • CUSTOM BIKE BUILD PROJECTS

Stephen Durant is an accredited Triathlon Coach with Triathlon Australia working towards Performance Level Coach and holds certifications in Elite Sports Nutrition and TRX strength & conditioning and heads up our Junior Development Program.

Stephen works with athletes across all triathlon distances, as well as coaching and training athletes for Endurance cycling events such as 3Peaks challenge, l’etape and the Haute Route multi stage race in France.

Stephen also looks after our Custom Bike Build Projects and has a fantastic knowledge of all things around road, triathlon, time trial and gravel bikes.

After being peer pressured into a sprint triathlon by his younger brother, he immediately became obsessed with this sport and has since worked to help others enjoy the sport and lifestyle. Stephen is passionate about nutrition and its use as a tool for athletes to optimise training, increase recovery and improve performance. He has a particular interest in whole food plant based nutrition and has spent time with leading nutrition educators and endurance athletes in the USA to further his understanding of nutrition and its role in enhancing human performance.

Stephen is a father of 3 young children and understands the needs of balancing a busy lifestyle with work, family and training.

As an athlete, Stephen has represented Australia several times and has raced internationally in short course triathlon. His experience also includes long course triathlons, Half Ironmans, Ultramarathons, and Endurance mountain biking events. When not coaching athletes, racing in Australian team kit or out training you can find him running around after his kids or seeking the void with a run on the local trails.

Stephen’s athletic and coaching background includes:

  • Coached athletes to qualify and compete at ITU & Ironman World Triathlon Championships
  • Coached athletes in 1st ever triathlons and running events

  • 2019 PeaksChallenge Finisher

  • Multiple Half Ironman finishes

  • Sprint Distance Australian age group representative for ITU World Championships in Chicago 2015

  • Olympic Distance Australian age group representative for ITU World Championships in Chicago 2015

  • Olympic Distance Australian age group representative for ITU World Championships in Edmonton 2014

  • Sprint & Olympic distance triathlon and Dualthon races throughout Australia and overseas with multiple podium finishes

Stephen provides coaching, custom bike builds and nutrition based services to athletes looking to find performance gains through smarter training, the optimal equipment for your budget and goals and fueling.

Ed White

CYCLING COACH, MECHANIC • NRS RIDER

Ed plays an integral role in the cycle training of our athletes and members.

Ed is one of Onebody’s cycle coaches, coaching athletes of all abilities for endurance cycling events such as 3Peaks, Blayney to Bathurst, l’etape as well as Criteriums and Stage race and MTB events. His racing experience is of valuable benefit providing insights into race strategy and tactics for his athletes.

Ed uses his years of experience as a professional cyclist and knowledge of cycling to design and program the indoor power cycling sessions, taking a structured approach to help athletes improve for Criterium racing, Endurance events and Time Trialling or even for the weekend bunch or coffee ride.

Ed is also our in house bike mechanic and bike builder with ‘an attention to detail’ approach ensuring that all bikes are efficient and smooth for riding.

Ed currently rides with the Wilson Racing National Road Series team – GPM Stulz and has achieved some great results which include recording the fastest time in the 2013 Nowra to Sassafras Handicap, bronze medal in the 2013 NSW Elite Road Championships, coming 2nd in Stage 4 of the Santos NorthWest Tour 2012 (NRS) and achieving KOM in the Grafton to Inverell Classic in 2013 (NRS). Ed has also represented his team at the National Road Championships against the best in the country such as Cadel Evans and Richie Porte.

Ed’s sporting history includes representing at club, state, national and international level in rowing with results that include National Champion, Event and Course Records, 1st in Fawley Cup UK in U19’s mens squad, member of the NSW Rowing Team as an U21 as well as opens and elite. Ed has also represented Australia in Rowing World Championships in the U23’s age group and has claimed 7 national titles in 3 boat classes at National Championships.

  • Coached athletes in long road cycling events, l’etape, Peaks Challenge, Bathurst to Blayney, Orange Newcrest and others

  • Coached athletes in 1st ever crit and endurance events

  • Athletes have finished in top 10 positions for l’etape & mountain bike events

  • Current NRS Professional rider

The Team In Action