Gennaro Ferra




One of the world's most symmetrical and defined natural physique stars, Gennaro first started competing in bodybuilding in 1986 as a teenager and will compete again in 2017.  He is still in the best shape of his life at the young age of 49.

He is known as ʻTrainer to the Trainersʼ having mentored and coached many successful fitness professionals. Gennaro is a former 1989 NABBA Mr. Australia and more recently a 2015 WFF Mr. Universe finalist. He was the first athlete to represent Australia as a world natural professional (WNBF) bodybuilder in 1997  in NYC.

Gennaro was born in Naples Italy and moved to Melbourne, Australia with his family when he was 9 months old. His father Mario Ferra is a master chef and cooked and taught all over the world. Gennaroʼs skills as a personal chef and nutritional consultant were further enhanced through his fatherʼs mentorship.

Gennaro moved to NYC in 1997, after an editor of a fitness magazine invited him to compete in a series of natural bodybuilding competitons and now he has dual Australian and American citizenship.



Winning pose with trophy at the 1989 NABBA Mr. Australia

Winning pose with trophy at the 1989 NABBA Mr. Australia



  • Bachelor of Education, Physical Education (Deakin University, Melbourne)

  • Fitness and Nutrition Coach

  • Speed, Agility and Quickness Specialist (NESTA)

  • Certified Personal Fitness Chef 

  • CPR/AED & FIRST AID (American Red Cross)

People noticed the results almost immediately and commented on how effective my training program was. Gennaro was always conscientious about spending the full time with me and was very focused on me and my goals.
— Phil Koeber
The results were so good and the sessions so worthwhile and enjoyable. Gennaro is totally focused on me as the client when I am working out with him. He pays careful attention to every single repetition and instinctively knows how I am coping and how far to push me during workouts to get maximum benefit without over training or causing injury. Gennaro is a consummate professional, and is reliable, punctual and flexible with his schedule, which is what I need as I have a demanding job with long hours. His knowledge of fitness, both from the nutrition and exercise angle, is top of his field and I believe he is one of the best trainers in NYC.
— Patrick O'Donnell