What is Elite Strength and Conditioning?
A combination of strength training and aerobic conditioning specifically designed to improve your sporting performance and reduce injury.
Classes are small, gym based with cardio equipment, squat rack, deadlift platform and full weights range.
Working in partnership with Physiotherapist + Strength and Conditioning Coach, Patrick Au, you will set goals for improvement in areas including:
What are the benefits of Elite Strength and Conditioning Training?
Lopez et al. (2018) found that resistance training for adults at a frequency of 1–6 sessions per week, training volume of 1–3 sets of 6–15 repetitions and intensity of 30–70% 1-RM promoted significant enhancements on muscle strength, muscle power, and functional outcomes. In addition, a study conducted by Beattie et al. (2016) concluded that strength training in an endurance athlete’s program has shown improvements in injury prevention and improved economy, muscle power and performance.
How are the sessions run?
- Before commencing your Gym Studio session, you will discuss your goals / expected outcomes and establish baseline performance measures with Patrick in an in-rooms consult.
- Patrick will then draw up a program for you specific to those goals and take you through a 1:1 Studio Gym based session to confirm the program is well suited to you.
- Once Patrick and you are happy that you’re working well to an appropriately challenging level, you will move into a small group class (max 4 participants) in the Studio Gym.
- Strength and conditioning classes currently run on Fridays at 4:15pm.
- This program is designed to support and improve your performance in other physical activities that you’re participating in.
Elite Strength and Conditioning Training may be of benefit if you are:
- An athlete who is returning to sport post injury or surgery who is seeking a bridge between preliminary rehab and resuming sports performance.
- An athlete who feels the plateau and wants to ramp up performance.
- A Pre-Season trainer who wants to start the season strong and reduce risk of injury.
- An individual with a busy schedule – classes are time efficient and fast paced for optimal results.
- Someone who is looking for a tailored, individualised program to enhance their strength and performance on the field and outside their regular gym routine.
How is this program different from the others?
- Physiotherapist run – the person managing your gym program is your clinical practitioner, able to address issues should they arise, with in-rooms consults. This is the best way to avoid injury and have the optimal chance for continuous improvement with less likelihood of set backs.
- With a strong competitive sports background including team sports and contact sports, Patrick is experienced in all facets of training and preparation. He understands the effort required to improve performance and reach the next level.
- Motivation is key in getting the most out of your program. You will have ongoing reviews and tests to keep you challenged, reach your goals and be continually striving for new personal bests.
- Spacious, purpose built studio, open plan layout with state of the art equipment.
Private Health Fund Rebates
- All classes are private health fund rebatable using Hicaps code 505.
-  Lopez, P., Pinto, R. S., Radaelli, R., Rech, A., Grazioli, R., Izquierdo, M., & Cadore, E. L. (2018). Benefits of resistance training in physically frail elderly: a systematic review. Aging clinical and experimental research, 30(8), 889-899.
 Beattie, K., Kenny, I. C., Lyons, M., & Carson, B. P. (2014). The effect of strength training on performance in endurance athletes. Sports Medicine, 44(6), 845-865.