"Not All Strength & Conditioning Programs Are Created Equal"
Most Strength Training Makes Athletes Worse... Not Better.
Almost every athlete does some form of strength and conditioning training these days. Whether it's:
- A program you follow from the club,
- Something that's made up on the spot by your coach,
- Or a program you put together yourself...
Most athletes think they have the preparation box 'ticked'. But if simply ticking the box was enough, we'd expect to see resilient, powerful and confident athletes everywhere.
"Love working with Lachie, a coach that values an athlete's feedback and implements it into their training program. Rare to have a coach with so much knowledge yet always looking to improve. Knowing every athlete was an individual and doing his best to come up with a plan to suit. The best always look to get better."
"It is rare to be coached by someone who has an abundance of knowledge but also the drive to learn. He listens to the athlete and works with them to get the best out of themselves. I was fortunate to work with Lachie for 5+ years, he is the reason I am the athlete in strength and conditioning I am today."
"Working with Lachie at the GWS Giants was a great benefit to myself, as I didn't know much about strength and conditioning as an 18 year old. He made it simple and clear in what I needed to do over the few years to be able to play AFL at the top level. It was amazing to have a coach take the time and effort to prepare & make me the best player I could be. Lachie has set me up to be the player I am today."
HOW IT WORKS
Our Athlete Development Program (ADP) improves athleticism to support the physical demands of sport. We help athletes of all levels bulletproof their weaknesses, decrease injury risk, and build strength, power and speed. We are the only complete athlete support service available in Sydney. Here is how it works:
Design Your Elite Athlete GamePlan™
When athletes fail to plan, they are planning to fail. But through no fault of their own, most athletes start a gym program without a clear plan, a purpose and achievable targets.
Every athlete who begins working with us starts by designing their own Elite Athlete GamePlan™. This GamePlan™ helps discover the unique pathway that will develop your strength, power, speed and overall athleticism.
Over the course of this performance testing experience, we help our athletes:
- Pinpoint the weaknesses that are holding you back and bulletproof them once and for all.
- Identify the blind spots in your performance and discover how to turn them into opportunities that will enhance your sports performance.
- Reveal the strengths that make you a talented athlete and ID your X-Factor.
By the end of the testing experience, we'll know how to help you get an edge and advantage on your competition.
Develop Your Winning Mindset
Now that we understand your physical performance profile and you have your Elite Athlete GamePlan™ designed, it's time to help you create a winning mindset. Developing mental toughness through Mental Performance Training is the key to performing at your best during the moments it counts the most.
If you want to be able to rise to the occasion when the pressure is on and turn dreams into reality, it’s mental toughness, grit and self-belief that help make that happen. Consider what the great Michael Jordan said:
“The mental part is the hardest part and I think that’s what separates the good players from the great ones.”
Just like MJ, Tiger Woods & Michael Phelps, all the greatest athletes realise that physical preparation is not enough to go from good to great. That's why all our athletes work on their mental preparation, as well as their physical preparation, developing positive routines and rituals, helping them deal with adversity, and improving their self-talk.
By the end of your first mental skills session, you'll be on your way to developing a winning mindset and will be ready to join our performance program.
Once your program has been designed and coordinated into your schedule, you'll be ready to get to work.
We'll Create Your Individualised Program
With the important foundations laid for success, we'll get to work designing your individualised program. This program will take into account your weaknesses, strengths and blind spots and seamlessly fit your training program into your schedule. All your strength and power training, fitness and conditioning, and, sprint mechanics will be customised based on what you need to maximise your potential for your sport.
Once your program is designed and coordinated with your schedule, you'll be ready to join our program and get to work.
Start Training & Putting In The Work
With the preparation for training complete, it's now time to get to work and prepare for competition.
You'll join our Athlete Development Program team training sessions (ADP) and join up to 14 other athletes in our small training squads who want the same thing as you -- to succeed in sport.
Under the guidance of our expert coaching and rehab staff, you'll complete your training program at our state-of-the-art facility. Every week, you'll take a small step forward to improving your preparation.
Over time, these gains 'aggregate' to the point where you're stronger, faster, fitter and more athletic.
Events that would otherwise injure you, don't.
Events that would otherwise rattle your confidence, don't.
Events that would normally make you give up, will make you fight harder.
With the right preparation, anything in sport is possible.
HEAD OF PERFORMANCE
MEET THE HEAD COACH
From: Lachlan Wilmot
Re: How to bulletproof your body, create a powerful physique and a confident mindset
WHY CHOOSE US?
☑️ The comprehensive performance testing we do with every athlete will uncover your strengths, weaknesses and blindspots to design an individualised program that helps prepare you for sport.
☑️ Your individualised program will then be built out seamlessly around your weekly schedule. No matter how busy sport (and life) is, we make it easy for you to look after yourself. Strength training, speed training, recovery sessions... you name it we will design the right solution for you.
☑️ Our comprehensive small-squad training schedule means you never have to train alone, again. Whether you're in the gym for a strength & power session, on the field for a speed session, or joining our rehab sessions to get over that injury for good, we have you covered.
☑️ Every session in your training week supervised by some of the most experienced coaches in the country, all having worked in pro-sport with Australia's best athletes. Your training will be in safe hands.
☑️ Your training doesn't start and end with just your physical training programs. You'll also work closely with our mental skills coaches to master your mental game and establish the habits, routines and mindsets of a champion athlete... even if you haven't achieved what you want from sport (yet).
☑️ If you ever get a niggle or need extra maintenance all our athletes get supported with discounted Sports Physiotherapy. In most cases, standard private health care allowances will cover all the costs -- meaning there is no gap for you to pay.
PRO ATHLETES COACHED
ATHLETES WHO TURNED PRO
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When you join the ADP, you'll have everything you need to feel fully prepared.
- You'll be able to stop guessing about your athletic performance and guarantee your results.
- You'll have unwavering confidence in your physical and mental ability to perform.
- You'll have the confidence knowing you've done everything you can to avoid unnecessary injuries.
- And you'll be able to stop doubting yourself in the moments that it counts the most.
Athlete Development Program
Our Flagship Program
Your Investment: $147/wk
12-Month training package. For shorter durations, extra charges may apply.
Elite Athlete Program
For Unmatched Support Including 2x 1:1 Coaching Sessions
Your Investment: $397/wk
12-Month training package. For shorter durations, extra charges may apply.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
All Your Questions Answered In One Place.
No two athletes are created equal, and because of that, all our programs are individualised as needed for our athletes. After completing your Elite Athlete GamePlan™, we will be able to identify exactly what you need to take your performance to the next level in a way that is unique to you.
We are constantly measuring an athlete's performance. Whether that's in day-to-day training and reporting, or more formally every twelve weeks with performance testing, we hold ourselves accountable to data. We believe that what doesn't get measured, doesn't get improved.
All training programs are individualised for our athletes and for that reason, some athletes will see results with two sessions, while others might need more. We make suggestions on training frequency based on variables like your schedule, the training season you're in, and, your training history. As a general rule, the higher your exposure to strength, power and speed training, the more likely it will be you need at least three sessions per week. If you're more junior to this form of physical preparation training, two times per week usually works well.
We have a comprehensive small-team training schedule with over 16 sessions available every week. During these sessions, you will work with up to 14 other athletes with four coaches on duty. This makes sure we can keep a quality 4:1 'athlete:coach ratio' so every athlete gets the attention they need.
Yes. For athletes who compete on their feet, speed, change of direction and agility usually contribute significantly to your best performance. Because of these reasons, we do specific speed and agility sessions on field to work on sprint & running mechanics so you move well, and move fast.
Because we train athletes, there is an expectation that there is a high level of maturity during our coaching sessions. While we don't usually work with athletes less than twelve years old, one of our most mature athletes is ten (!!), so we take every application on a case by case basis. If we're confident after meeting that you'll fit our training culture well, we'll invite you to join. If you're just a little too young, we'll let you know when we think you'll be ready.
Sydney traffic can be a nightmare. If you really want our coaching and support but can't make it regularly to our facility, we do provide online coaching. While it's not cheaper in price (because we don't see you in the facility, it's actually more work to make sure you get the quality of service you deserve as we have to review all your training online), it is a great option when working with us in Artarmon isn't. You can choose to train at your local facility or, hire gear from us as part of your program at no extra cost so you can train at home.
Yes. We provide equipment for all our athletes if they'd like to do one of their sessions at home. We'll coordinate how to best go about this during your first week with us.
With your membership to the Athlete Development Program, you'll receive:
- 4 x Performance Testing sessions per year
- Unlimited coaching within our small-team environment
- Full access to our facility
- Unlimited use of our recovery zone
- Your own individualised program
- Mindset coaching
- Speed, Agility & Running mechanics
- NO-GAPS Sports Physiotherapy (with a minimum $55 payment)
When you pay for these services separately, it could easily cost $14,000 per year. With the ADP membership, you'll pay no more than $127 a week.
You didn't get to where you are now overnight, and you won't get to where you want to go with a quick-fix, either.
You've probably heard that saying that "Rome wasn't built in a day." The same thing applies to your ambition in sport:
"Great athletes weren't built in a day."
That's why our program works in season cycles. It gives us enough time for our expertise and training systems to combine with your work ethic to get incredible results.
A lot of athletes (especially at the higher levels of sport) only have three and six-month blocks available to them before their other commitments recommence. If you're an athlete in that position, we can still help. We'll assess your situation on a case-by-case basis and if it makes sense for you to join our program, we'll get the wheels in motion. Extra fees may apply.
There are two options for payment.
Our yearly commitment upfront is a flat fee of $5000. This is a $1600 or 22% saving.
More commonly, our athletes pay weekly on a direct debit membership. The cost is $127 per week.
Absolutely. We provide up to 6 weeks per year at no cost. This will extend the length of your membership proportionate to the membership suspension. For longer durations, fees may apply to maintain your position in our program (because we have a capacity 120 athletes at any one time).
In some cases, we do look after athletes remotely. If you live interstate or can't make it to the facility, please reach out to us and we'll assess if we can help. Most of the time, we'll refer you to a coach we recommend in your city, because nothing beats coaching and accountability in the flesh. However, if you really want to work with us, we can explore that option with you.
The cost of joining the ADP is $147 a week. To see the complete inclusions in the ADP, scroll up to the section above this FAQ.
Yes. When you pay upfront for the year, you'll receive $1600 off the yearly fee.
There are lot of inclusions in the program that you don't pay for that we build into the yearly subscription. If you choose to work with us for a shorter period of time, we have to account for these extra inclusions. We also want to incentivise those that are truly commited to the process.
We totally understand. Both Karl and Lachlan worked at big commercial gyms and understand how a lot of trust has been lost with gyms and direct debit (DD) memberships. If you don't feel comfortable setting up a DD with us, paying upfront for the year is still available to you.
We're located at 16 Dickson Avenue in the heart of Artarmon. We're just 6 minutes walk from both Artarmon & St Leonards station.
We're open for Sports Physiotherapy Monday-Friday from 7 am - 7 pm. Bookings are available via our Sports Physiotherapy webpage.
Our training facility is open for coaching sessions Monday-Saturday with classes starting between 6:30 am and finishing at 7:30 pm.
For a copy of the current coaching, please reach out to us via our contact form.
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We Are The Only Performance Facility In Sydney To Put Our Money Where Our Mouth Is...
We stand by our results. If after your first performance re-assessment you haven't improved, we’ll give you 100% of your money back. We don’t make excuses, we just get results. If you aren’t head over heels thrilled with your training experience with us, then we don’t deserve your money. Simple. There is not a stronger guarantee than this in the market.