ATHLETE SQUAD TRAINING PROGRAM - LIMITED SPACES AVAILABLE!
Are you an aspiring athlete, looking to excel in your sport? How would you like to gain the competitive edge over your opposition by being stronger, fitter and faster than them? Well this brand new service has been created just for you!
We're very excited to now offer our Athlete Squad Training Program which aims to help elite (and aspiring) athletes achieve their performance goals. All elite athletes know you need to do far more than just work on your skills in your chosen sport - you also need to work to strengthen your body and correct dysfunctional movement patterns, so that you can stand out amongst your competitors. If you need direction and expert coaching in strength and conditioning training, and in functional movement, than our Athlete Squad Training program is for you! But please note: we only accept the most dedicated athletes, who are willing to work hard, inside and outside of the gym. Our focus is on improving performance - we WILL help you to improve, but in return we need your 100% dedication.
Spaces in the Athlete Squad Training Program are STRICTLY limited - Only FOUR spots remaining. Contact us today to see if you are eligible!
When you join the Athlete Squad Training Program, you will receive a Functional Movement Screen to assess your movement patterns and any dysfunctions that need correcting. You will then receive an Individualised Program designed especially to help you regain functionality in your movement, as well as increase strength and fitness so that you can excel in your chosen sport. Your program will be updated regularly, as needed. We will also work with your sports coach (and any other professional you are working with, i.e. physiotherapist, nutritionist, etc.), to ensure your program works synergistically with your current sports-centred programs. In addition to this, you will also receive 2 x 1 hour Semi-Private Coaching sessions, where you will be coached through your program by our expert strength and conditioning Head Coach, Chris Bellette. Spaces are strictly limited to a maximum of six athletes, to ensure that each athlete gets individualised attention during the Athlete Squad Training sessions.
The price of our Athlete Squad Training Program is $50 per week, which includes an Individualised Program (and ongoing updates), and 2 x Semi-Private Coaching sessions per week. This is an excellent price, as you would usually be looking at spending $310 for an Individualised Program, and $160 for 2 x 1 hour Private Coaching sessions per week.
If you have any questions, or would like to see if you are eligible for our Athlete Squad Training Program, contact Coach BigDog on 0402 733 944 or email@example.com
About Your Athlete Squad Coach
Chris Bellette is a qualified ASCA Strength & Conditioning Coach, who has been working with athletes in many different sports for the past 7 years. In addition to his role as Head Coach at Move Strong Gym and CrossFit Devonport, Coach Bellette is also the Tasmanian Institute of Sport (TIS) Satellite Coach for TIS athletes in the North-West Coast. He has coached a range of athletes, including cyclists, sprinters, equestrians, boxers, netballers, AFL players and triathletes. He has coached several olympians and national and state champions. Just recently one of his TIS athletes, Deon Kenzie, achieved a silver medal in the 1500m sprint at the Rio Paralympic Games. Coach Bellette is also the North-West Strength & Conditioning Coach for Cricket Tasmania, and is the co-director of Strongman Tasmania, and actively competes in the sport.
Coach Bellette has received a number of educational achievements, including a Bachelor Human Movement Science, Strength & Conditioning Coach (Level 1), Functional Movement Screen (Level 2), AWF Weightlifting Coach (Level 1), REHAB Trainer Essentials (Level 1), Active Release Techniques (Upper & Lower Extremities) and Athletes Performance Internship (Phase 1).
We'd also like to make special mention here of our strong movers who have been with us for two years - Jared R - and one year - Jimmy J, Mitchel B and Kane P. Thanks guys for trusting us and for helping make Move Strong what it is today! To show our gratitude, we'd love to give you you $20 credit to spend on our Move Strong apparel :)
If you'd like to learn more about our CrossFit Group Training
, our CrossFit Competition Programming, our FAT-LOSS Private Coaching Program
or our Individualised Programming
, feel free to contact us
Our CrossFit training program is also uploaded daily on our blog. Feel free to play along at home. We also upload CrossFit members' results daily on our blog under the corresponding daily WOD. Check them out!
Probably one of the biggest complaints we hear inside (and outside) the gym is the feeling of exhaustion, or lack of energy. This can be a symptom of many underlying causes, and should not be ignored. There are certainly some talented natural therapists and functional medicine practitioners out there who may be able to help you uncover the root cause of your exhaustion (ask us for our recommendations). In the meantime, here are 10 very simple nutrition and lifestyle recommendations from Dr. Axe that you could try to help increase your energy levels. Seriously, it could be as simple as reducing your carb consumption (or...surprise, surprise, getting more sleep!).
Here's a summary about one of these 10 ways to skyrocket your energy levels...Introducing 'Chia Seeds': "If your only experience with Chia seeds is the Chia pet, prepare to be pleasantly surprised. These magic little seeds will boost energy levels and provide your body with a lot of nutritional bang for the buck. The ancient Mayans and Aztecs used to ingest Chia seeds to keep up energy and alertness among warriors during war. For us mere mortals, the essential fatty acids (omega-3 and omega-6) found in Chia seeds help regulate glands, fight adrenal fatigue, and combat inflammation, which keeps your body feeling fresh. Combined with high levels of protein and fiber, which keep blood sugar stable (no afternoon sugar crashes!), and it’s no wonder chia seeds are being heralded as a superfood" - Dr. Axe
This is a very simple recipe to help you get your daily dose of chia seeds (and increase your warrior-like energy and alertness!). It's delicious for breakfast, but could also be consumed as a snack, or as an after-dinner treat. You could also make the pudding in a screw-top jar, throw it in your bag and take it on the run!
- 1/4 teaspoon sea salt.
- 40 g (1/4 cup) hazelnuts.
- 120 g raw cashews.
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract.
- 6 drops of liquid stevia or rice malt syrup, to taste.
- 1/2 teaspoon cardamom.
- 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg.
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon.
- 30 g (1/4 cup) chia seeds.
- 1/2 cup chopped mixed nuts, to serve.
- strawberries, to serve (optional).
- almond milk, to serve.
If you'd like us to help you with your personal nutrition, wellbeing and lifestyle, contact us to book in for a nutrition consultation. We also have a 12-week educational program - the Wellness Nutrition & Lifestyle Program - which will teach you how to make healthy food and lifestyle choices for fat-loss and optimal health. During the program you will have unlimited support from our coaches, as well as daily monitoring of your eating and lifestyle choices. For more info on nutrition, health and lifestyle, check out our Eat Strong blog.
- 1. Combine the salt, hazelnuts, cashews, vanilla, stevia and spices with 750 ml (3 cups) of filtered water in a blender and whizz until smooth. Transfer to a bowl and add the chia seeds. Stir to combine well, then cover and place in the fridge overnight.
2. To serve, scatter with chopped nuts and strawberries, if using, and add almond milk.
Massive congrats to Deon Kenzie for taking out the Silver medal in the 1500m at the Rio Paralympics last month!!! Deon went into Rio as the World Record holder in this event, and as always put in a killer of an effort. Deon has been training with TIS North-West Satellite Coach, Chris (BigDog) Bellette, at Move Strong Gym. It’s been awesome seeing Deon progress in the gym and watching him get better every day. We’re all proud of you Deon, well done! Keep doing Tassie proud!
A huge congratulations also to Para-Equestrian Caitlin Radford (2nd from the left) and her horse Jay, for achieving 62.76% and Reserve National PSG Champion in the extended canter, and for their huge PB of 68.16% in the Intermediate 1, and becoming the National Interschools Intermediate 1 Champions! This is a huge achievement for Caitlin in her Interschools career, in a national Equestrian championship in the highest dressage test that Interschools offers. Caitlin is another of Coach Chris' TIS athletes, and has been working hard in the gym with Chris to get stronger and fitter. All the hard work is paying off. Go Caitlin!
RIDING TO FIGHT KIDS' CANCER
Our awesome strong mover, Learnna Sheean, is riding in the Great Cycle Challenge in October to help fight kids’ cancer! Learnna has come SO FAR in her health and fitness journey since starting Move Strong in our CrossFit program earlier this year. She really is a true inspiration, the way she comes to class to give CrossFit a good crack (and sometimes even rides her bike all the way from East Devonport!). And it’s extra awesome that Learnna is helping raise money for kid’s cancer. A very worthy cause! Help Learnna reach her fundraising a goal by jumping on this link to make a donation