2016 Comp season – What an AMAZING SUCCESS!!!
Season A internationally has been an amazing success in both Australia and the U.S.
Ellie Uzelac and Teanna Born both brought their best package and showed the world what conditioning Jnrs can bring.
2015 Comp season – What an AMAZING SUCCESS!!!
Season B had seen some amazing results across INBA and NABBA/WFF QLD titles.
ACE SUTTON has come back with some big improvements from season A shows. Placing 4th in INBA First Timers and 3rd in Novice in April 2015, he blew everyone away with his improvements.
2014 Competition Season
TEAM VIKING had a great 2014 comp season with a great showing at the NABBA/WFF QLD state titles. All but two were first timers to the stage and ALL did us very proud! Big congratulations to Brent Kiemann for taking out NABBA Opens Men’s Class 3 and Damiano Giammatteo for placing 3rd in NABBA Opens Men’s Class 1.
Kristine Finsås - IFBB Physique
I first met Kris back in 2008 in Shanghai China, and he is the biggest reason I got interested in fitness and bodybuilding. Watching from the side-line as he went on to win Mr Universe and Mr world, and sometimes training together, really inspired me to start my own journey into the bodybuilding world. I had been training a bit by myself before, but Kris really helped me take my knowledge of fitness, strength training and nutrition to the next level.
In 2012 I entered and won the 2012 WHS 12 Week Body Transformation Challenge and was crowned 2012 Ms Fit Shanghai as well as Female National Champion. This made me wanting to compete in Figure/Physique competitions.
After doing well at several competitions in China/Hong Kong in 2014 I knew I needed to take my physique to the next level in preparation for the very first Mr. Olympia Amateur Asia in November 2015. I contacted Kris (who had left China) and he kindly offered to help. Through his guidance and online coaching I went in to the prep with a whole new approach for my training, diet, and posing. In 3 months I was able to take my physique to a whole new level I never before thought I could reach, and I’m forever grateful for Kris professionalism, knowledge, and ability to motivate me and help me stay focused.
I cannot recommend Kris enough! He’s by far the best coach and trainer I have ever worked with, and also a good friend. I will definitely keep seeking his advise preparing for future competitions.
Brendan Sacca - IFBB Over 90’s
After my first year of competing in 2011, coming 4th in NABBA Novice Southern Hemisphere Novice, Kris approached me backstage and told me that I had to bring my legs up. So in 2012, I decided that if I want to really make it and be competitive, I need to bring up my lagging body parts – my legs!
Kris said my upper body was already awesome, and I just had to develop the legs to match the shoulders width.
Kris not only showed me how to train legs for serious growth, but helped me so much with putting on size, getting my posing right and taking out both the NABBA and IFBB Mr Queensland titles.
I would recommend Kris for anyone looking to make the changes needed to win!
Teanna Born - WFF Fitness Model
I have struggled my whole life with depression and anxiety; my diet was horrible and my mental health was deteriorating. I was introduced to Kris late last year in 2014 and made the decision to compete, it has completely changed my life around, having something to focus all of my energy on has kept me motivated and has opened up so many new opportunities and life paths, I feel like I have finally found my purpose and passion!
Kris has given me the knowledge and skills I needed to take out the overalls and win my first ever competition with nationals to come! I couldn’t of asked for a better coach!
John Albergo - WFF Class 2
My journey with Kris started approximately 2 and half years ago. I had been training quite consistently for the last 10 years, and dieting as well, I completed my personal training course and was becoming a bit stagnant just training and dieting with no real goal in mind, that’s when I decided I would like to compete in a bodybuilding show, to, a), to break the boredom, and, b) I thought it would work well with my pt business.
I had previously met Kris through doing my pt course as was immediately impressed with his extensive knowledge of everything to do with the human body. I asked if he would help me and he said yes straight away, he was pumped… as so was I! At the time Kris wasn’t even in Australia, we did all our correspondence via the internet.
As anyone knows competing for a bodybuilding show, especially for the first time can be extremely stressful as you want everything right to win and for me Kris made the process a breeze. He was always there to answer my 5000 questions throughout the lead up to the show without any hesitation whatsoever, and i cannot thank him enough for that.
Kris has taken my body and transformed it beyond my imagination, to date he has taken me to:
2010 WFF International Championships: 4th
2010 WFF Southern Hemisphere Championships: 3rd
2010 WFF Southern Hemisphere Championships: 3rd
2010 WFF Southern Hemisphere Championships: 3rd
2012 WFF Conquest Classic: 1st and Overall winner
2012 WFF International Championships: 1st
2012 WFF Southern hemisphere Championships: 1st
My greatest achievements to date are definitely my last three wins from three competitions it definitely makes all the had dieting and training worthwhile, the best thing is I know Kris has more in store for me to go even further.
I cannot speak more highly of Kris, he is the consummate professional when it comes to his personal training I don’t have to worry about a thing with Kris in my corner and look forward to bigger and better achievements in the future. For anyone considering stepping on stage or just getting in shape and having a body you’ve only dreamed of Kris will get you there, you have to work hard to, but Kris will give you the tools to make it a pleasant journey.
Gypsea Harrison - WFF Bikini
In 2011 I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism. After being diagnosed I decided I needed to make a lifestyle change; to eat more nourishing/unprocessed foods and start regular exercise. I have now been training for about 3 years, trialing different training methods from boxing, outdoor boot camps, group weight training and also training on my own.
In December 2013, I decided I wanted to compete in my first fitness competition, I wanted to take my fitness to a new level and prove to myself that having a thyroid condition would not hold me back from anything.
I had previously met Kris at an outdoor boot camp, and I had heard about his wide range of experience in the fitness industry, including his bodybuilding titles. I wanted to prep for my comp with someone who knew what they were doing, so I could get the best personal results. It was hard for me to choose a coach as I had no idea about prepping for a comp, but I decided to prep with Kris and trust that his methods were best.
Training with Kris not only got me the best physical results I have ever had, but he also helped to expand my reality. Kris really believed in me and saw potential in me that I had never seen. He not only transformed my physique but he transformed my mindset. I look forward to every training session with Kris because I know he will push me to my limits, but he also encourages me to think with a positive and expansive mind. As a coach Kris was always by my side for my entire 12 week prep, if not literally, he was always just a phone call away. He would always go over and above to make sure I was on the right path with my prepping.
Together Kris and I managed to walk away with 2 trophies from my very first 2 shows. I am so lucky to have met Kris and I know my journey with him will continue to get bigger and better. Kris went beyond all expectations that I had, and I know he will do so for every one of his clients. He is professional, knowledgeable, inspiring and also comes with a great sense of humor. If you’re looking for a supportive way to achieve your fitness goals and to stick with it for the long term, I’d highly recommend training with Kris.
Tom Brown - WFF Class 1
For a novice bodybuilding competitor, competing for the first time can be very exciting yet stressful and confusing. There are so many aspects for an athlete to consider whilst preparing for a bodybuilding show.
Kris helped turn my class winning physique at the 2011 Nabba/WFF Victorian Championships into a 3rd place at the Australian Championships, Darwin, in my first year of bodybuilding. The changes we made to the package I presented on stage in one week was phenomenal and I could not have been in my best shape if it was not for the help of Kris.
Kris made my competition weekend in Darwin stress and hassle free. He monitored my condition leading up to the show, ensured my nutritional intake was spot on, helped me with my tanning and stage presentation and was there to support me backstage, during and after my event.
He educated me as to why I was doing the things I was doing and made the whole experience of competing a most enjoyable one.
I want to personally thank Kris and his partner for looking after me and ‘taking me under their wings’ and making me feel like I was one of their own. I am looking forward to working with Kris again for the next time I prepare to stand on the competitive bodybuilding stage.
If you want a truly professional and smooth contest preparation to be at your absolute best on stage, I highly recommend Team Viking as the preparation of choice.
Linda Dobszay - NABBA Figure
I moved to Australia in December, I’m from Hungary. I’ve always loved sports, have tried many forms of it. I started lifting weights when I was 13 years old. As a child I wanted to do ballet but I was advised to choose strength sports and athletics instead. I’ve never been a slim figure, so I have to continuously pay attention to my diet and exercise regime.
After about 7 years of training I thought I would compete one day. At the time I didn’t have the knowledge of how to do it and didn’t have an experienced coach who could get me ready for my first show. I just really wanted to see what I built in those years. I’ve never had a chance to see it because I’ve never been lean.
Kris showed me a different perspective of strength training. I was that typical female who thought if I trained with big weights I would get bulky and big very quickly. So I only used small weights and did my cardio before weights. I wasted years training like this.
Kris opened up new possibilities of body transformation for me. The knowledge I learned from him in the past 3 years changed me a lot more than I achieved by myself in 10 years!
This year Kris prepared me for my first competition and I finally realised my dream and stood on stage on a state and national level. Beyond that, I won both of my first competitions: NABBA Figure Novice Ms Qld and Ms Australia.
The most significant change in me has been my mental attitude and training method. I’m no longer afraid to use heavy weights and learned that I’m capable of a whole lot more than I could ever have imagined. Now I know what training intensity means and how I have to train to achieve results.
The hardest thing in the beginning for me was to change my diet and be disciplined. But when the results came fast, it was the best motivation.
I’m sure that I couldn’t have achieved all this without Kris’ help. His experience and knowledge is what you need to tap into if you want real transformation and want to understand what you do and why you do it. With him you’ll learn a lot about how your body works so you’ll have the knowledge for life. Highly recommended, 5 star service from a passionate professional!
Paul Edwards - NABBA Class 2
Kristian is the missing link between you succeeding or failing, it’s that simple. The changes made to my physique this competition season when Kristian came on board were nothing short of a miracle. My conditioning was taken to a whole new level, which resulted in me being even more competitive.
I can’t wait to work with Kristian as we head into 2014 towards the biggest competitions there are. Jump on board with Team Viking and achieve what you have been dreaming of, your only regret will be not having done it sooner.
Aneta Siedlecka - IFBB Figure
Hi my name is Aneta Siedlecka, I’m from Poland. I have spent the last 8 years living in Australia, and I am loving every moment of it.
Till most recently I have never been happy with the way I have looked. My decision to train was pushed by determination to reach my fitness goals, I wanted to become fitter and stronger than ever before and prove to myself that it is never too late to start training.
I have trained with many trainers but never with the ambition to get to competitive levels as I am now. Meeting and training with Kris Porthill has driven me and put me at the level to be able to compete at a national level.
The most significant change in me to date has been my mental attitude toward this achievement and how I have become disciplined to train, diet and have faith in myself and my capability to lift heavier weight without being concerned, and I owe that to you Kris.
The hardest thing in the beginning for me was to maintain focus on the challenge of competing, I definitely would recommend training with Kris, it has been so much fun along the way, i have learned a lot and I feel like I have achieved my set goals. Thank you very much Kris
Ace Sutton - INBA Class 2
My name is Ace Sutton and I aspire to be one of the best bodybuilders in my day and age. I first met Kristian Porthill through a mate who recommended I contact him. I was looking for a great coach/trainer because being just a gym junky wasn’t enough. I wanted a bigger challenge in a different area, and man I learned soo much from the best Mr Hall of Fame, Kristian. My first year competing and I achieved the impossible winning my second show 1st in Novice and 1st in open men’s class 2. I was soo close in nearly winning the overall, where they had both of us in the middle posing down.
I thank Kristian soo much for his guidance when a lot of things in my life went downhill and I nearly fell off track and wanted to give up. But his motivation and encouragements kept me focused and helped me win class 2 open men’s Queensland state Titles. Thank you to coach Kristian Porthill and Team Viking for the best year of my life.
Abby Woods - IFBB Figure
I first met Kris Porthill in 2013, just 14 weeks out from my first competition of the season. This was my second season competing and I was entering into a new federation. This is where Kris’ experience and unwavering support took my training to a whole new level across all areas – workout intensity, choice of exercises and enthusiasm.
Perhaps the most remarkable thing about working with Kris was the confidence and belief he had in my ability and potential…. it was this belief that drove me to the best condition of my life. Kris developed what I would label a comprehensive, flawless plan for me from the beginning of prep. You know exactly where you are going and what to expect with Kris.
Kris has the ability to not only provide the constant, genuine support – from initial training through to actual show day (where he was right by my side every step of the way!) – but he also perfected my posing and routine – something I thought I would have to go to someone else.
Simply put, meeting and training with Kris has driven me to never before achieved competitive levels. I can confidently state that my success and achievements to date would simply not have been possible without Kris by my side.
Ellie Uzelac - Fitness Model
After training with Kristian for the very first time I knew that he was the person who was going to take my fitness journey to an entire other level. As a coach he offers a lifetime of knowledge, experience and support and as a trainer he knows every method to push you above and beyond your comfort zone which in turn gets you the body that you never thought was possible. I have Kristian to thank for everything that I have achieved and would not trust anybody else with my competition prep. Proud to be a part of Team Viking!
My name is Kristian Porthill. I am a Personal Training school owner, Hypnotist and seasoned competitor holding such titles as Mr Universe, Mr World and have been inducted into the Australian Hall of Fame as a Legend. I have been competing for over 10 years now, and I have learned nearly every method to get ready for a show. There are so many ideas and secrets that people use whether they have read it in a magazine, seen it back stage, been told by the old big guy who competed back in the 70’s. What works, what gets you dry, hard, grainy, veiny? The list goes on.
I can tell you which ones are more likely to succeed than others, which ones are safer and which ones can go wrong if not paying close attention. The list of competitors I have helped is too long to name. I love to work with everyone. From first timers who have no idea about anything, right through to the veterans who are looking for the edge they never seemed to get. Whether you’re a bodybuilder or a bikini model, we will take your physique beyond your perceived limits.
Changing the mindset and breaking old and ineffective patterns of training and diet can unlock amazing new potential. When starting you’re comp prep 20 weeks out, it’s important to know where you want to be at specific weeks leading up to it. The unconscious mind is so overlooked in setting goals of weight loss and muscle gain, when in actual fact it’s your mind that dictates how far you will progress and how easy it will feel.
Your subconscious only ever wants the best for you, so why not talk directly to that inner voice that wants you to WIN. We can then destroy patterns of eating or cravings that lead to blowing your strict diet. It is possible and easy to motivate yourself into setting new PB’s in the gym and attack every workout with ultimate optimism.
Through training the mind we can clear motivational blocks, self-confidence issues, ongoing cravings, and kick start successful, consistent and continual progress on the road to victory in the following ways.
Clear blocks: the unconscious mind might have a block through lifelong negativity and emotional pain which can cripple successful body transformation.
Change patterns: Habitual patterns can be broken by re-training the mind.
Increase motivation: the minds like a runaway horse, engaging it and training it means taking total control and harnessing its potential for unlimited positivity.
Focus on the future: by seeing yourself on stage with the first place trophy you can ignite your unconscious mind for greater success.
TEAM VIKING specialises in contest preparation and motivation for unblocking your true potential for competition. My name is Kristian Porthill and I am the director of TEAM VIKING. Since my first show in 2003 I have competed in many countries and worked with competitors from around the world. My first attempts at competing were mixed and I learned things the hard way to really achieve that tissue paper skin that my conditioning has been known for.
My physique wasn’t the biggest or best for NABBA or IFBB so it wasn’t until they introduced the WFF that I felt I was competitive. My first win was the inaugural year of the Classic division in the IFBB where I took out the Mr Australia. After a few more years of refining my dieting techniques I finally worked out the winning method so the following is the list of contest starting from 2009.
Inaugural WFF Hall of Fame Australian Legend Award