Welcome to my podcast. I am Doctor Warrick Bishop, and I want to help you to live as well as possible for as long as possible. I’m a practising cardiologist, best-selling author, keynote speaker, and the creator of The Healthy Heart Network. I have over 20 years as a specialist cardiologist and a private practice of over 10,000 patients.

Doctor Warrick Bishop interviews Lourene Bevaart, a former world champion karate athlete and one of the original Australian Gladiators. Lourene shares how she achieved her childhood dreams of becoming a phys ed teacher, world champion, and mother. She describes her experience competing on the first season of Gladiators and being selected to join the show. Lourene went on to become a personal trainer, working with famous clients like Russell Crowe and Shane Warne. Her passion now is helping others improve their heart health and live active, healthy lives for longer.


  • Lourene Bevaart was a world champion karate athlete and one of the original gladiators on the TV show Gladiators.
  • As a young girl, Lourene dreamed of going to university, becoming a physio, being a world champion, and being a mother. She achieved all but one of these goals.
  • She credits being surrounded by high achievers in school for motivating her own success. Her parents and teachers were also very supportive.
  • Lourene went to university to become a physical education teacher. She then saw an ad for Gladiators and tried out, eventually becoming one of the show's gladiators.
  • Through Gladiators, she started her personal training business. She then trained Russell Crowe and Shane Warne.
  • Loreen is passionate about health and fitness. She wants to help people be active and healthy as they age.
  • Heart disease is a major issue, and many heart attacks could be prevented through lifestyle changes and screening.
  • Lourene uses activities like coloring in a grid to represent one's lifespan to motivate taking health seriously.
  • She had many interesting stories from training celebrities like Russell Crowe and Shane Warne.
  • Lourene's focus now is on helping people improve their "health span" or quality of life through their aging years.

Australia, like the rest of the western world, has a heart problem.

Over 9 million people around the world die from heart disease every year.

Every 10 minutes, someone in Australia suffers a heart attack. And 21 lives are lost daily because of it.

The devastating fact in all of this is… 

Almost every one of those cases could have been prevented. 

This podcast is for anyone who wants to improve their health literacy and gain information to help them make the best decisions about their risk of heart attack, their cholesterol, blood pressure, risk of diabetes, weight loss and general health. Join me on my personal mission journey to prevent Heart Attack on a global scale. If you like this podcast, I would be honoured by a 5-star review and appreciate if you let your friends and family know about this podcast; you may even save the life of someone you love!

Are You at Risk of a Sudden Heart Attack? How Healthy is Your Heart? Really?

Heart disease is the #1 killer in the Western World. In Australia, someone dies every 28 minutes from heart disease. That’s 51 people a day. In the US, someone has a heart attack every 40 SECONDS! Fortunately, many heart attacks are preventable. However, regular exercise and eating healthy are no guarantee you won’t succumb to this silent killer.

  • 94% of Australians have at least One Risk Factor for heart disease.
  •  59% of Australians have been Touched by heart disease.
  •  Yet only 3% of Australians have had a Full Heart-Health Assessment in the past 12 months.

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