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Ben Butler-Bonnice

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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Overview

  • 13 Positive References
  • Fluent in English; learning Portuguese, Spanish
  • 28, Male
  • Member since 2011
  • Personal Trainer/Fitness Consultant/...
  • Bachelor of Health Science, Diploma ...
  • From Bendigo, country Australia.
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Physiotherapy Masters Degree, do jiu-jitsu as much as i can, travel more.

ABOUT ME

I'm living in Melbourne now studying a masters in physiotherapy. I just got back from an exchange semester at the University of Calgary, where i finished my undergrad. There i also wrestled (freestyle olympic) with the UofC "Dinos" wrestling team, loved it! I train jiujitsu, wrestling and boxing. Love the outdoors and a few froffees (Beers). Love hiking, fishing, camping and keeping very active.

PHILOSOPHY

Inspire and learn from others, be kind, be honest, live to experience as much as you can, deticate yourself to something you love and are passionate about but make time also for your friends and family.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

surfing, couch surf meetings, coffee, beers. Used it most when i travelled. I haven't had the change to offer up a couch yet, but hopefully one day! Currently living with a friend who regularly has surfers.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I have made a lot of friends and had many great experiences with couch surfing.

Interests

keeping fit, i love jiu jitsu, wrestling, boxing, muay thai, im training wherever i can find in my travels, Spending time with my good friends, having a barbecue, going out. Love the outdoors, hiking, fishing camping etc. I want to climb another mountain.. last time it was Mt Aconcagua, 6962m.. i loved it, so painful, yet so rewarding.

Music, Movies & Books

love music, especially when its live. Theres to many books and movies to mention. But i love the movie "Stand by me" and the book "Born to Run" and i am currently reading "Cosmos" by Carl Sagan. I have a particular interest in the universe recently, trying to learn more about what we don't know. Love all that stuff but a bit too busy reading text books and lecture notes at the moment...

One Amazing Thing I've Done

lived in china for 1year training shaolin kung-fu, it was in kung-fu school with about 5000 students. you could compare it to a military camp. the training was very intense. 5-6 hours a day 6 days a week. it was very difficult both mentally and physically. i saw some amazing athletes there. Also running an ultra-marathon is something that was very rewarding. 113km run, the pain is something you can only experience through pushing your body to its limit. its an amazing feeling.

Teach, Learn, Share

I can teach you many things about fitness and health, and Melbourne the city i live. i would love to share my experience with others as well as my interests and education. if i can listen to your story i would love to here it also. I have many interests and am always keen to here other peoples outlook on life and learn about what interests them.

Countries I've Visited

Argentina, Belgium, Bolivia, Plurinational State of, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Germany, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Ireland, Macao, Malta, Mexico, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Northern Ireland, Peru, Poland, Singapore, Sweden, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States, Viet Nam

Countries I've Lived In

Australia, Canada, China, United Kingdom

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