Simon Lucas
South Australia

Employer: Mental Muscle Education

Simon’s purpose is to share the skills that shaped him and nurture empathy-driven professionals. His training began through a school-based VET program, gaining a Certificate III and Certificate IV in Fitness. Guided by his mentor, Simon discovered the essence of fitness—bringing passion into people's lives to lift their wellbeing. He established his own organisation at 20 years old and has now been a reputable health and well-being provider in SA for 13 years. 

Simon took his passion to schools, becoming a qualified trainer and assessor in 2016, equipping young people with the skills to inspire others and follow their dreams. 

In 2020, he founded his second company, Mental Muscle Education, offering curriculum-based health and wellbeing programs to schools. Collaborating with registered training organisations, Simon now provides VET-directed learning and pathways to public and private schools across SA. 

Simon encourages others in SA to join him and advance the VET sector across the state. With over a decade of experience, his unwavering commitment to education, innovation and the positive impact he makes on students’ lives drives him forward.