STRENGTH & CONDITIONING physiotherapy CLASSES ($20 - CLAIMABLE ON PRIVATE HEALTH)
These sessions consist of strength exercises designed to target the specific muscle groups used in swimming, cycling and running. All of our strength and conditioning sessions are based off the latest scientific literature and place an emphasis on performance for endurance events and injury prevention. The exercises completed vary from class to class, allowing athletes the opportunity to experience a range of strength exercises. For athletes who want a personalised strength and conditioning programme tailored to their individual requirements, we offer a one on one assessment which is recommended prior to the commencement of classes. All classes provide close athlete supervision, focusing on technique and load management.
- All strength and conditioning assessments and classes are run by a qualified physiotherapist with an assistant trainer.
- Limited to 8 per class.
- Discounted multi passes available.
ONE ON ONE STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING ASSESSMENT - PHYSIOTHERAPY ($149 - CLAIMABLE ON PRIVATE HEALTH)
This includes a thorough musculoskeletal assessment examining muscle strengths and weaknesses, as well as any current injuries. We comprehensively assess your injury history, which helps to establish the goals of your strength programme. You will leave this assessment with a personalised strength programme to complete, with a thorough understanding of technique and the reasoning behind each exercise.
ECONOMY TESTING (BIKE OR RUN - $139)
The economy of our bodies (how much oxygen we consume during exercise) is widely regarded as the most accurate predictor of performance in endurance runners and cyclists and triathletes. Knowing your running or cycling economy at a particular pace or power allows you to identify improvements from training by testing on different occasions. Economy testing will also identify the main energy substrate (fats or carbohydrates) your body utilises for fuel, which can assist in planning race day nutrition. The test involves sitting at a pre-determined pace or power on a treadmill or Wattbike whilst measuring oxygen consumption. Whilst VO2max and lactate testing are brilliant for setting training zones, economy testing is practical to see objective improvements in training.
LACTATE TESTING (BIKE OR RUN - $139)
Knowing your lactate threshold is extremely important for both training and racing. Performing at or beyond this threshold results in the accumulation of lactate in the body, which quickly leads to increased fatigue and decreased performance.
This testing requires taking tiny blood samples over a range of intensities and identifies the heart rate, pace or power of your lactate threshold. Using research quality analysers, we ensure that the data is the most reliable that you can get. This information can then be used to establish pacing for your threshold training sessions and be invaluable in setting race plans.
For athletes who request feedback following the testing session, the data will be analysed and clearly explained to you, empowering you with the knowledge of how to set your personal training zones and intensities.
VO2 MAX TESTING (BIKE OR RUN - FROM $199)
VO2max testing identifies your heart rate, pace or power at aerobic and anaerobic thresholds, helping you establish precise training zones. Following the test, all data will be analysed and you will receive specific feedback on how to apply your VO2max results to your specific training zones. Our VO2max testing utilises the UNDA's MOXUS metabolic cart, giving you access to state of the art equipment with unparalleled accuracy. You can either bring your own bike with a power meter or use a Wattbike provided at no additional cost.
For athletes who request feedback following the testing session, the data will be analysed and clearly explained to you. This information can be implemented into your training and racing for optimal performance.