John Steven Novak Wiki, Age, Affairs, Girlfriend and Net Worth

John Steven Novak Wiki, Age, Affairs, Girlfriend and Net Worth: John Steven Novak (born 2nd April 1962) is a sports mind coach, author, speaker, radio host, fitness instructor and television presenter known for producing Australia’s first television and video fitness program ‘Aussie Fit’ and co-host of the Aerobics Oz Style television series.

He is known for individually working with the NRL Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs, NRL Manly Warringah Sea Eagles, James Magnussen, David Warner, Melissa Wu

Early life

Novak attended De La Salle College in Western Sydney before completing high school at St. Patrick’s college in Strathfield, Sydney Australia.

From age 11, Novak trained in martial arts. He played representative rugby league for Western Suburbs Rugby Leagues Club and soccer for Sydney Croatia at age 15.

Novak retired from both sports to pursue Karate.

Sporting Career

He is a Karate 3rd dan black belt holder and is known for beating Dolph Lundgren in an NSW heavyweight Karate championship.

Novak retired from competition Karate in 1986 and re-entered competitive Karate in 1995. He represented New South Wales at the National Karate Championships.


Novak started his career as an Aerobics instructor for Heathlands (now Fitness First) gyms across Eastern Sydney and delivered approximately 5000 classes across Australia of up to 240 people. Between 1986-1990 he co-hosted nationwide television program Aerobics Oz Style that aired for 24 seasons.
He demonstrated at-home fitness workouts and product endorsements in Fitness Segments on the television show Good Morning Australia alongside Kerri-Anne Kennerley and Bert Newton.

Novak produced the at-home workout video series called Aussie Fit in 1994 which sold in excess of 400,000 copies.

Sports Psychology

In early 2000, Novak and wife Theresa Novak began formally researching and implementing the impact of positive psychology on sports performance they titled ‘The Boomerang Effect’.

He worked one-on-one with professional golfers and published a golfing mind game before working individually with Olympians such as James Magnussen and Melissa Wu, NRL teams Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs and Manly Warringah Sea Eagles, and cricketer David Warner.

Novak ceased working with Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs after the club finalised his contract in October 2016.


Novak completed undergraduate studies at the University of NSW receiving a Bachelor of Arts in 1982 and then a Master’s degree in Political Science at George Washington University inn 1987. He then qualified as a practicing Lawyer from The University of Sydney in 1989.

In 2009 he completed a Diploma of Health Counselling.

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