Strength And Conditioning Coach Melbourne

Our Strength & Conditioning programs suit all sports

  • Develop crucial athletic traits for success.
  • Enhance your health.
  • Get you back on track following an injury.
  •  Established physical strength and weaknesses. 
  • Improve athlete performance. 
  • Strength and power with a purpose.
  • Sport-specific agility and speed.
  • Prevent injuries or recover from it more quickly.
  • Improve your movement and run faster.
  • Mechanics, technique, and form should all be improved.
  • Become a more powerful, quicker, and cost-effective endurance athlete.
  • Create a solid athletic foundation for players.
  • Systematic progress and flexibility must be balanced.
  • Performing a detailed examination of your exercise, training, and injury history.
  • Identifying your physical advantages and disadvantages
    highlighting the advantages and disadvantages of training.
  • Based on scientific research and tried-and-true training methods implemented by our fitness coaches.
  • Technique and movement, not muscles, are the focal points.
  • We provide personal training and professional coaching coming from our certified fitness instructors. 

Why Run Ready?

Your “Strength and Conditioning Coach Near Me”

All You Need In A Strength Coach

Our Strength And Conditioning Philosophy

Our strength training philosophy is to build a strong foundation to be
injury free and ready to play, train and compete. We focus on mobility,
stability, agility, balance and coordination alongside improving strength,
speed and power.
Our teen strength program focuses on building a strong and robust body
with age appropriate exercise prescription. Balance, coordination and
sound landing competencies are key focuses of this program
We aim give our clients continuing education on the importance of regular and
consistent strength training, and what a good strength training session
looks like.
Our strength coaches have the expertise to prescribe for the individual with their goals and
needs to improve athletic performance. All you need in a strength and conditioning coach is right here at Run Ready Melbourne. 

Personal Training With A Qualified Strength And Conditioning Trainer


All staff and fitness coaches have been qualified through ASCA (Australian Strength and Conditioning Association) and possess fitness certifications. When working on high performance training, it’s important you have a qualified fitness coach who has the skillset and knowledge to prescribe strength and conditioning exercises and programs that will yield the best results. Not all personal trainers are trained in strength and conditioning as highly as our fitness coaches. 

Our Strength and Conditioning Accredited Coaches

Nick Bowden

Nick Bowden

Exercise Science Graduate Degree, Level 2 ASCA, Level 4 IAAF Athletics Coach

Jo Bowden strength and conditioning coach melbourne

Jo Bowden

Exercise Science Graduate Degree, Level 1 ASCA, Level 2 Aths Coach with Athletics Australia

Run Ready coach -.Luke Hall

Luke Hall

Exercise Science Graduate Degree, Level 2 ASCA, currently completing a Masters of High Performance

Run Ready coach - Aiden Harvey

Aiden Harvey

ASCA Level 1, currently completing Exercise Science degree

Health and Fitness Melbourne

Professionals with conditioning coach accreditation as  Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialists (CSCS) use scientific knowledge to coach athletes with the primary objective of increasing sports performance and professional development through modern scientific methods.


In a gym context, personal trainers deal with individuals one-on-one, whereas strength and conditioning professionals work with athletes. Both are necessary to have extensive understanding of exercise teaching, programme creation, anatomy, and nutrition, and both have the capacity to make a positive difference in people's lives.

"A personal trainer is an expert fitness trainer who prescribes and instructs exercise...." A strength and conditioning coach is a fitness and physical performance expert who employs exercise prescription and training programs to improve and help athletes enhance their performance.

Isometric training is great for rehab strength training. This form of fit training is excellent for rehabilitation and can aid in the development of strength in a weak region. Isometric training sessions should consist of up to 8 repetitions, each lasting at least six seconds.

Muscles are activated and their size and endurance are increased by conditioning. Without training, the muscles are more likely to remain inactive and shrink in size, a process known as reversibility.

Strength training puts a lot of strain on the muscle that's being utilised, which might lead to tiny tears. The body adapts to these high intensities by growing muscle growth and strength, allowing the intensity to be elevated without inflicting as much harm the next time it is encountered.

Strengthening supporting muscles, evening out muscle imbalances, increasing mobility, correcting posture, stabilising joints, learning new movement patterns, improving coordination and peripheral abilities, and so much more are all possible with proper strength and conditioning.

Traditionally, athletic trainers (ATs) have thought of rehabilitation programmes in terms of three separate physiologic phases: acute injury, repair, and remodelling.

Body Alignment is Improved by Strength Training

Muscles, tendons, ligaments, and bones that are misaligned with regard to one another, on the other hand, can no longer operate in unison. Strength training entails smooth motions that produce great body alignment, lowering your injury risk dramatically.

When delivered an expert made program, strength training strengthens ligaments, tendons, and cartilage. The force that muscles can create in a single maximal effort is referred to as muscular strength. Muscular endurance refers to a muscle's capacity to remain contracted or contract repeatedly over time. The range of motion that a body has is referred to as flexibility.

Our Strength and Conditioning Coaches

Our certified fitness expert coaches and health professionals will provide small classes, with a focus on education and attention to detail such as:

  • What good training looks like
  • Organising training weeks
  • Teaching athletes to organise their training
  • Practical application of conditioning courses
  • Prioritize achievement of health and fitness goals towards professional development

We provide individual programming unlike many other S and C programs. 

Strength and Conditioning For Rehabilitation

We aren’t just your regular personal fitness trainer, we understand the process of developing an athlete, as experts in s and c for rehabilitation, our tailor-made strength programs are aiming to improve health and fitness are also mapped out to suit the athlete while paying close attention to the level of progression the athlete can handle, which in turn creates a more effective strength program. 

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Strength and conditioning, s and c melbourne
DOHA - QATAR - OCT 1: Ben Buckingham (AUS) competing in the men 3000m steeplechase heats during day five of the 17th IAAF World Athletics Championship
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Strength and Conditioning Exercise Physiology

Exercise physiologists evaluate, plan, and implement exercise programmes for the prevention and management of chronic diseases and injuries such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, osteoporosis, depression, cancer, and arthritis, as well as assisting in the restoration of optimal physical function, health, and wellness.

The study of the body’s reactions to physical exertion is known as exercise physiology. Alterations in metabolism and physiology in many parts of the body, such as the heart, lungs, and muscles, as well as structural changes in cells, are examples of these reactions.

Exercise Science

The beginnings of sports science may be traced back to ancient Greece. Galen, a well-known ancient Greek physician, published 87 extensive writings on how to improve one’s health (correct diet), cardiovascular fitness, and physical strength. Sport science is the application of scientific knowledge to sports activity. Sport science aims to assist improve athletes performance and endurance while reducing the risk of injury in preparation for events and contests.

It’s used to assist identify strengths and limitations so that a training programme may be tailored to each individual, from athletes to the elderly and everyone in between.

Athletes are kept up to speed on latest training regimens, testing, and preparation by sports scientists.