Barney Mercer - Crossfit coach and athlete


Who are you and what do you do?

I am Barney. I am 37 years old originally from England. I’m now based out of Mornington on the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria.

I am a qualified Personal Trainer, Olympic Lifting Coach, CrossFit L1 and CrossFit Kids. I deal mostly in functional group/one on one training. My wife and I run a small local business dealing with fitness classes, pilates, pre and post baby pilates/fitness.

Why did you want/agree to be an ambassador?

When I heard about the Evolved Generation Ambassador program I wanted to get involved immediately. I love what the Team does and am keen to participate and help out as best I can. I kind of always felt like a ‘lone Vegan’ so I’m thrilled to be in such awesome company.

What does being the best version of yourself mean to you?


Having spent a long time attempting to be the worst version of myself I now strive to be the best I can every day. Not only for my own health but for my family, friends and clients. I believe now that being better every day is far more satisfying than settling for mediocre some of the time and fitting in.

What do you think is the best way to spread the plant positive message?

I think we need to address the health issues associated with diet, food and most of all animal products. We need to appeal to the public’s selfish side, to their survival instincts. By proving that the healthiest way to live is through a plant based diet and exercise people will start to listen, people will start to change.

How can we contact you?


Facebook: PB Fitness – Personal and Group Fitness, Barefoot FitnessWolfe Den CrossFit