In 1995 I completed the only Fitness Trainer course in Australia after completing my Professional Football and Gladiator career. I wanted to keep fit and start a career in Fitness. Around that time, former Mr Australia Paul Graham invited me to the Arnold Schwarzenegger Body Building Show in the USA. One of my goals was to complete a USA based fitness course. I met the Marketing director of a Large provider of fitness courses in the USA. He proceeded to give me the course, which was a distance learning approach. I was amazed at the course information and could not understand why this information was not in Australia. I then proceeded to obtain the rights to the course in Aussie for distribution and at the same time, introduce distance learning in Australia. The text was created by Dr Fred Hatfield PHD, who broke over 30 world records he also became my mentor.
It has always been a passion to educate people with the latest research and information in a school setting, disseminates information in a practical setting, and advise enthusiasts and general people looking after their well being. After 25 years training people in fitness I still love it.
McGaw played his club football for the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks, Penrith Panthers and South Sydney Rabbitohs. Whilst guesting with English club Leeds he played for them against the 1986 Kangaroo tourits. The following season he played for the New South Wales Blues, appearing in all three games of the 1987 State of Origin series and scoring in Games I and III. McGaw played at centre for the Blues in all three matches of the 1988 State of Origin series as well. McGaw was selected to play at centre for Australia in their victory over New Zealand at the 1988 Rugby League World Cup Final in Auckland. He is listed on the Australian Players Register as Kangaroo No. 590.
McGaw played at centre for New South Wales in all 3 matches of the 1990 State of Origin series, scoring tries in Games I and III. At the end of the 1990 NSWRL season, he went on the 1990 Kangaroo tour of Great Britain and France. McGaw was selected to play for New South Wales in all three matches of the 1991 State of Origin series, scoring a try in Game II. At the end of the 1991 NSWRL season he was selected to go on the 1991 Kangaroo tour of Papua New Guinea. McGaw played for cross-town rivals Penrith Panthers for the 1993 NSWRL season. From 1994 to 1995 he played for the South Sydney Rabbitohs.
McGaw appeared as “Hammer” on the Australian version of the TV show Gladiators from 1995 to 1996, as well as joining other rugby league players such as Paul Vautin, Paul Sironen and Darryl Brohman in modeling for Lowes Menswear. McGaw is founder of Mark McGaw Institute of Sports Science.