Our new BGS strength and conditioning centre

Based in Annandale, the centre offers state-of-the-art facilities and expert instructors.

As a member of the BGS community**, you are invited to take out a gym membership and benefit from group-based fitness classes at extremely competitive rates.


Join us in Winter

The days are getting darker and there’s no better time to fight the cold and get your fitness goals on track than by revving yourself up in THREE of our classes.

In Term 2, every $49 sign-up fee includes three FREE classes. That’s THREE FOR FREE!

 

Yoga is back!

In the Wellbeing centre we practice Hatha slow flow yoga. This is the physical practice of yoga that aims to create balance for health and wellbeing.  The Hatha system of yoga also brings your attention to your breathing, helping to calm down the nervous system – we could all use that in our fast-paced, multi-tasking lives. Contrary to popular belief, you do not need to touch your toes to do yoga!  Beginners are very welcome. In our classes you’ll loosen up, build strength and walk away with a sense of ease.

Jayne Hope, Yoga Teacher

State-of-the-Art

Exercise body AND mind in this cutting-edge facility 

  • Exciting mix of small-group classes 
  • Personalised training and wellbeing programs
  • Biometric and mindfulness technology
  • Expert, friendly staff who will tailor classes to your level
  • Affordable community rates
  • Easy bookings via our website booking system
  • Not for profit (proceeds go towards the provision of expert training for BGS students)

 

 

The space

Schedule

 

  Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
AM

Strength for Life 5.45am (45min)

 

  HIIT 5.45am (45min)

Strength for Life 5.45am (45min)

 
  Cycle Fit 6.00am (45min)

    HIIT 6.00am (45min)  
          HIIT 
8.00am (45min)

          Strength for Life 9.00am (60min)

PM

  HIIT 5.00pm (60min)  

HIIT 5.00pm (60min)

   
     

Yoga 5.00pm (60min)

   
    Cycle Fit – 6.00pm (45min)      

 

 

Cycle Fit For extra enjoyment, this class is based on the work-to-rest ratios of some of your favourite cycling events, such as the Tour de France. But you don’t have to be a world-class cyclist – this is suitable for all abilities and ages. Come and ride the route in our world-class spin studio, at your own pace. You’ll improve your cardio strength, build muscle definition and burn calories.

Stronger Fitter Faster HIIT An anaerobic and aerobic conditioning session using similar equipment and exercises as Strength for Life classes, but in a higher intensity environment. If you’re looking to improve your overall health and fitness, and have a great time while doing it, this class is for you.

Strength for Life This weight-training session is expertly designed for people of all levels of fitness and strength. You will use strength and conditioning techniques to ensure that you are strong for whatever your life demands, whether it be running after young children, surviving long days in the office or excelling in your weekend sport.

Intro to Strength for Life Haven’t been to the gym in a while? This class is a fun, engaging and comfortable environment that will introduce you to strength and conditioning techniques to build your stamina for the rigours of daily life. The perfect place to start in the Annandale Gym.

Yoga A steady-paced class that focuses on balance and core strength while developing flexibility and fostering relaxation. Suitable for all levels, including beginners. 
NOTE: Yoga classes are held in the Wellbeing Centre, on the corner of New Street and Allee Street. If you have your own mat, please bring it; if not, we can lend you one.

Fighting Fit This boxing class will improve your aerobic and anaerobic fitness. You’ll be taken through drills and movements in a fun and challenging environment. Boxers are some of the fittest athletes in the world and this class will only leave you wanting more.
NOTE: To participate in this class, you must bring your own boxing gloves (and pads if you have them).

What is a BGS Community Member

**You qualify as a BGS community member if you are:

  • A parent, guardian, grandparent or sibling (over 18 years) of a current BGS student
  • A prospective parent or guardian (must have a paid registration)
  • A past parent or guardian
  • An Old Boy (over 18 years, or not yet 18 but having completed Year 12)
  • A BGS donor or spouse of a donor (over 18 years)
  • A BGS staff member (full-time, part-time or casual) or spouse.

Not just personal trainers, the dedicated team at the Annandale Gym are all certified Strength and Conditioning Coaches. What’s the difference? They are university educated exercise-science professionals. What they do is prescribe exercise to improve performance while preventing injury. The team includes (L-R) Ian (Head of S&C), Brianna, Dylan, Trent, and John. 

  • John Hallam

    Philosophy
    I’m dedicated to improving the abilities and performance of my clients, from children learning fundamental movement skills, adults experiencing pain and looking to get started with a structured exercise program through to elite sporting athletes in individual or team sports.

    Qualifications and Experience
    Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science (Deakin University)
    Accredited Exercise Scientist (AES, ESSA)
    Athletic Performance Coach, Bentleigh Greens NPL U18s
    Head of Athlete Development Beaumaris Junior Football Club 
    Strength and Conditioning Coach, Eastern Ranges Football Club TAC Cup
    Athletic Performance Coach, Bayside United, Senior Womens NPL Soccer 
    High Performance Coordinator, Thornbury High School Football Development Academy (soccer)

    What gets me up in the morning?
    I enjoy tackling the challenges a new day brings. With the wide variety of work I do as an exercise scientist, each day is different from the last, whether that be the clients and athletes I am seeing, the programs I am coaching or finding solutions to any issues that they’re encountering

    What I’m in to
    On the weekends you’ll find me in the mountains or forests riding my mountain bike

    Fun fact
    Those who sleep less than 8 hours per night are at nearly 2 times greater risk of an injury than those who sleep 8 hours or more

  • Ian Miller

    Philosophy
    Be patient, establish foundations, build relationships, earn the right, and have fun, success in whatever you want to achieve will follow.

    Qualifications and Experience
    Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science
    Honours of Exercise and Sport Science
    Masters of Strength and Conditioning
    ASCA Level 2 S & C Coach
    Head of Strength and Conditioning at Brighton Grammar School
    Strength and Conditioning Coach at Brighton Grammar School
    Strength and Conditioning Coach at Victorian Fury (Australian Netball League)
    Performance Coach Absolute Health and Performance
    Strength and Conditioning Coach Derbyshire Institute of Sport (UK)
    Strength and Conditioning Coach University of Derby (UK)
    Lead Strength and Conditioning Coach Game Changer Performance (UK)
    Head of Strength and Conditioning Repton School (UK)
    Strength and Conditioning Coach ESS Performance
    Assistant Head Strength and Conditioning Coach Geelong Grammar School
    Strength and Conditioning Coach Sandringham Football Club (VFL)

    What gets me up in the morning?
    Having the opportunity to help people achieve their dreams in sport or in everyday life

    What I’m in to
    Watching or playing sport, spending time with friends and family, traveling and exploring new places

    Fun Fact  
    Children with at least 1 inactive parent are 68% more likely to be inactive (This is a really powerful statistic, let’s ensure we are setting a good example for our children)

  • Brianna Tabone

    Philosophy
    Strength and Conditioning is a key role in maximising performance in a chosen sport and decreasing the risk of injury.

    Qualifications and Experience
    Certificate III and IV in Fitness
    Bachelor of Exercise Science (final year)
    ASCA Level 1 Strength and Conditioning (in progress)
    S&C Coach at Woodford Sport Science Consulting with schools and junior athletes
    S&C Coach Loreto Girls Rowing Team and Melbourne Girls Grammar School Rowing Team
    Physical Preparation Coach for Norwood Football Club and Old Paradians Football Club.

    What gets me up in the morning?
    My areas of expertise would be junior/youth physical development, injury prevention and specificity of training for a sport.

    What I’m in to
    My interests include working with young athletes that are new to training and are keen to learn. I am also a major tennis and AFL fan and have been playing both sports for over 10 years.

     

  • Trent Pirihi

    Philosophy
    Earn the right to lift heavy. The weight room is the best place to develop and test your character as an individual. You become great by continually doing the little things well. 

    Qualifications and Experience
    Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science
    Certificate of III & IV Fitness
    U/18’s NRL Victoria Thunderbolts (Melbourne Storm Feeder Program)
    Inner Athlete (AUS) – Founder and Head Strength Coach
    The University of Wisconsin Madison: Olympic Sports Strength and Conditioning Program – S&C Intern
    Rookie Me – Testing administrator
    Dayhab Addition Treatment Centre – Fitness Instructor
    Frankston Dolphins VFL Club – Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach & Tackle Coach
    Boston 13s RLFC, U.S.A.R.L – Player

    What gets me up in the morning?
    Strength and Power Training/Programming
    Circuit training for sporting teams
    Retraining breathing patterns
    Improving Mobility and Joint Range of Motion
    Metabolic Conditioning
    Training individuals with lower back injuries

    What I’m in to
    Personal Development
    College and U.S. Professional Sport
    Coffee
    Rugby League
    Olympic Weightlifting

  • Dylan Vizzarri

    Philosophy
    To create buy-in through educating, building strong relationships and mastering the fundamentals of human movement. This will set a solid foundation to reach one’s full potential.

    Qualifications and experience
    Bachelor of Exercise Science (Sports Practice)
    Level 1 ASCA Strength and Conditioning Coach (Currently completing level 2)
    Certificate IV in Fitness
    Oakleigh Chargers Football Club – Strength and Conditioning Coach
    Head of Athletic Performance – Studio Kinetic
    Western Bulldogs Football Club (AFL) – Strength and Conditioning Cadet 

    What gets me up in the morning?
    Having a positive influence on other peoples lives by assisting them reaching their goals and performing at their optimum regardless of their population group or age demographic.

    What I’m into
    Keeping fit and healthy. Spending time with family and friends. Eating good food and drinking quality coffee. Playing and watching footy (AFL). Having fun and not taking life too seriously!

    Fun fact
    Strength facilitates many athletic qualities such as speed, power and resistance to fatigue. It also assists in weight loss, prevents injury/disease and has been shown to improve mood and mental well-being. It should therefore be a staple in EVERYONES program, not just athletes!

    Areas of Expertise
    Movement competency
    Strength and Power Development
    Mobility to enhance joint function and movement mechanics

    Interests
    Holistic health and fitness
    Friends and family
    Sport

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If you have any questions on the Annandale Gym and what is on offer, please email Julie Ellwood.