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Michael Barbuto

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Little Bloke Fitness is a proud sponsor of Michael Barbuto. Michael, aka little_power_train93 is the current Junior Under 59kg Australian Powerlifting Champion.

Michael began his powerlifting Journey in July 2015 when he was introduced to the Obsidian Strength Powerlifting Club in Ravenhall. Vincent Patty, powerlifting coach and World Record Holder, saw a resemblance in body type and took an instant liking to Michael and offered to coach and train him as he saw the potential of a great athlete.

Being fit and active has always been of huge interest for Michael, dabbling into many sports including football, baseball, karate, weightlifting and more recently, from the age of 16 – 21 body building, which Michael believes created his foundation for powerlifting.

After only a couple weeks of training as a power lifter at Obsidian Strength with Coach Vincent Patty, Michael knew he finally found a sport that was right for him. “The more I trained and the more I learnt about the sport and how to correctly execute the three lifts, the more I wanted to achieve and compete.”

Michael has competed in three competitions to date and holds 12 Australian National Records in the Junior Under 59kg Male Category with three Squat records, seven Bench Press records and two overall total records.

Michael is also a Level 1 Strength Coach and a Provisional Referee under Powerlifting Australia and the IPF.

Michael says that his goal is to eventually turn his Powerlifting hobby into a career and hopes to inspire and help others to achieve their powerlifting dreams.

To follow Michael on his journey to powerlifting success, follow his instagram page at @little_power_train93 or like his facebook page www.facebook.com/littlepowertrain

The concept of the ‘Little Power Train’ came from the children’s book ‘The little Engine That Could.’ The story taught children the value of optimism and hard work. Michael loved the story and the meaning behind it and he wanted to represent it in his own way. Hence ‘Little Power Train!’


Brand Ambassadors

We’re always looking for brand ambassadors to represent Little Bloke Fitness and our fitness brands. We embrace every individual on different levels of their fitness journey through a supportive community and are thrilled to sponsor those who are actively participating in different venues of sports and becoming an influential and integral part of your journey.

We chose choose you based on enthusiasm and engagement with your community both locally and virtually. But we want our ambassadors to be people who are passionate about our brand and products who can help us with getting our name in front of people while we give them supply of our gear and cool prizes for their businesses or ventures. We will often feature our ambassadors on our website and social media accounts, and expect the same in reply.


Competition Support

We always love to see and be involved in public sporting events where we can – particularly in support of functional training, powerlifting and bodybuilding areas.

Let us know if you think we can like us to help out with your next competition or event and we’ll see what we can do.  We love to get involved where we can.


Other Support

There are billion ways to spread the message about healthier living. If you have something interesting you want sponsored, get in touch.


It all starts with a conversation. Contact us using the form to the right, or call us: (03) 9041 1953 to get the process started.


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