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about fast Twitch

STAFF PROFILES

KIERAN ELDRIDGE

STRENGTH & CONDITIONING COACH

Specialties

  • Sports Specific Training
  • Fitness and Conditioning
  • Program design specialist

Background

Kieran is a competitive Weightlifter and FT’s Olympic Lifting Coach. Kieran brings a wealth of knowledge to the team with his understanding of power training and how it converts into athletic application and fitness training. Having this in-depth knowledge and skills makes Kieran an integral asset to your program and your technical lifting ability. Kieran has won State Championships in weightlifting - Clean and Jerking + 150kgs and Snatching + 120kgs.
Kierans Qualifications are BA Applied Science in Human Movement, Senior First aid and CPR.

 

BEN BRAITHWAITE

STRENGTH & CONDITIONING HEAD COACH

Specialties

  • Sports Specific Training
  • Fitness and Conditioning
  • Program Design Specialist

Background

 1. Who am I?
 My sport is basketball. The reason I chose to become a coach/ sports & exercise scientist was due to always having a passion for sports and finding new levels of performance. I genuinely love seeing people improve. My driving philosophy is constant improvement. Every single rep, set and session has to be improved in some way or another. Steady incremental gains with detailed planning result in long term success. I am hailing from Mount Gambier; I moved up to the city to pursue my goal of training athletes full time.  
2. What are my skills, ambitions and achievements?
 I specialise in creating powerful athletes who can run fast and jump effortlessly.
 I've also helped fitness clients lose up to 30kgs while also improving performance.
 I perform athletic assessments, 1 on 1’s and small groups within FT.
 I currently run a weekly recovery / mobility class & enjoy lower body rehab.
I have worked with athletes from the A-League, AFL, NBL, Super Netball & have performed placements at the Olympic level. My qualifications include a Bachelor of Applied Science in Human Movement (Sports Science Stream) UniSA, Australian Strength & Conditioning Level 2 Coach, Fitness Australia Level 2 Certified Exercise Professional ­ Personal Trainer & Gym Instructor, Powerlifting Australia Level 1 Course & Senior First Aid.
My main achievements (to date 2017) include; having an athlete finish 2nd in a World Cup Downhill Mountain Biking event, multiple AFL draftees, National Champions in Athletics, American college scholarship holders, Italy for professional Soccer academies and athletes joining the AIS. My future ambition is to work for an elite sporting team full time.  
 3. Why you should work with me?
I really enjoy working with people from any age and background. I believe you should work with me because I will strive to help you achieve any goal you set.
 How to work with me; (a) come and talk to me in the gym (b) email me at benbraithwaite@live.com.au or (c) speak with Henry/Gerard at reception and look at making a booking with me.

 

BRODIE HAND

STRENGTH & CONDITIONING COACH

Specialties

  • Sports Specific Training
  • Fitness and Conditioning
  • Program design specialist

Background

Brodie is the coach with a huge passion for Fitness and Human Biology and this is echoed in his own outside interests of endurance based sports of Cycling and Rowing. In 2014 he was the GESA Junior State Champion - Mt Bike and in 2015, the SA Kite Boarding.His philosophy is " a tree cannot grow without roots, so start with the basics and build a foundation from which one can achieve." He has currently accepted an offer to for an Honours degree in Neurobiology. At Fast Twitch he loves working with people who have a goal and a work ethic to match.

 

Fraser McCormack

STRENGTH & CONDITIONING COACH

Specialties

  • Sports Specific Training
  • Fitness and Conditioning
  • Program Design Specialist
  • Rehabilitation Sport Injuries

Background

Fraser loves the ball sports, AFL,SANFL, Soccer and Cricket and Gridiron. His aim at Fast Twitch is to develop mentally and physically prepared athletes.He is back ( for how long we dont know) from experiencing the USA College system in Minnesota State University  and also has been coaching as an Assistant S&C coach for Basketball SA.Frasers qualifications include a BA of Applied Science in Human Movement (Sports Science Stream) Fitness Certificate Level 3 and 4 PT and SASMA Level 1 Sports Trainer,

 

VICTOR THACH

STRENGTH & CONDITIONING COACH & Exercise Physiologist

Specialties

  • Sports Specific Training
  • Fitness and Conditioning
  • Program Design Specialist
  • Rehabilitation Specialist

Background

Victor has worked with numerous athletes in the Sports of Martial arts ( Brazilian Jui-Jitsu), Field & Running , AFL and Racquet Sports, at a high level of Coaching, Program support and specific Performance expertise. He is thorough in doing the essential FT Assessments so to provide clients with accurate findings that will then be turned into active achievements.His own achievements include SA State BJJ Junior Champion, Dual Medallist in BJJ Aust Nationals.Victor has a particular interest in exercise and Rehabilitative science. His Qualifications include a BA of Applied Science in Human Movement (Sport Science Stream) and Graduate Diploma in Clinical Exercise Science. He is also a Certified EP. 

 

HENRY BLAKE

STRENGTH & CONDITIONING COACH

Specialties

  • Sports Specific Training
  • Fitness and Conditioning
  • Program Design Specialist

Background

Henry joined the Fast Twitch Team in November 2016. Watch this space for upcoming information of this quiet achiever.

 

Jake Drechsler

STRENGTH & CONDITIONING COACH

Specialties

  • Sports Specific Training
  • Fitness and Conditioning
  • Program Design Specialist

Background

Jake joined the Fast Twitch Team in September 2016. 
1.       Who am I?
# My sports were Baseball and Cycling growing up but now focus solely on strength training and competing as a Natural Bodybuilder.
# The reason I chose to become a coach/ exercise scientist was driven by my love for fitness and inspired my drive to help others achieve the sense of satisfaction gained from reaching their performance/ fitness related goals. 
# My driving passion is to be able to use my personal experience as a competitive bodybuilder/ strength athlete and theoretical knowledge in strength  & conditioning and corrective exercise to help others achieve their sports related goals.
# I also enjoy testing the capacity of my stomach and being active outdoors with my friends and family.

2.       What are my skills, ambitions and achievements? I specialise in helping athletes achieve greater power, speed and strength in their relevant sport. I have worked with tennis, basketball, football and soccer athletes to improve their movement fluidity, agility, explosive power and functional strength. At the same time I am able to identify impaired movement patterns and prescribe appropriate exercises to improve the athlete’s movement efficiency.
#My qualifications include: A Bachelor of Human Movement (Sports science stream) UniSA, ESSA Accredited Exercise Scientist, First Aid & CPR.
  #My main achievements include; 2016 INBA SA First timer & Junior Bodybuilding Champion, 2016 ANB SA Junior & U70kg Bodybuilding Champion.

#My future ambitions is to work as a Strength and Condition coach as well as working as a Full time Fire-fighter for the MFS.

3.       Why you should work with me; # I enjoy working with athletes and clients with fitness related goals who are self-driven and are willing to be consistent with their training. Along with a structured training program these qualities will allow the client to achieve their short and long term goals. # I believe you should work with me because I am able to use my theoretical knowledge and personal experience to tailor training programs specific to the clients goals and ensure an enjoyable and positive experience.

 

hall of fame

IAN CALLINAN

CURRENT CAPTAIN OF ADELAIDE FOOTBALL CLUB RESERVES TEAM – SANFL/AFL

Career Achievements

In 4 seasons Callinan won 4 premierships with Central Districts FC 2007/08/09/10. Winner of the Jack Oatey Medal in 2010. In 2011 Callinan was drafted to the Adelaide FC and played 32 seniors games and kicked 49 career goals.

FT TRAINING HISTORY

Working the entire 2010 season with Fast Twitch.

 

JACK KELLY

CURRENT AUSTRALIAN U21’S NATIONAL ROWER SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT AT HARVARD COLLEGE - USA

Career Achievements

FT TRAINING HISTORY

FT has worked with Jack when he was 15yo in 2011. With his obvious success we developed a highly specialised program which has seen Jack be taken to heavy weights Harvard College to continue developing his career. Again keep a close eye on this kid.

 

LEE SPURR

Current AFL player for Fremantle Dockers football club - afl

Career Achievements

After playing in 2 premierships for Central Districts FC Lee was drafted #8 in the AFL Rookie Draft in 2012. Lee played in a the losing AFL Grand Final in his first AFL season.

FT TRAINING HISTORY

Lee trained with Fast Twitch through out the 2010/11/12 seasons and participated in a Pre-Draft/Combine training block

 

Mario Karlovic

Current international soccer player - Terengganu FA – Malaysia

Career Achievements

Starting at Adelaide City Force at 15yo Karlovic moved and played the majority of his Career in Italy, receiving interest from Giant AC MILAN. Returning to play in Australia for Brisbane Roar in 09/10 Karlovic joined Persebaya and has recently joined Malaysian Terngganu FA.

FT TRAINING HISTORY

Each season Mario comes home to Adelaide and comes into Fast Twitch to develop his speed, power and strength to remain competitive when playing overseas.

 

Michael Toyama

Current captain of Adelaide football club reserves team – sanfl/afl

Career Achievements

FT TRAINING HISTORY

Mike has been training at Fast Twitch for the past year. The SABJJ team is closely affiliated with FT and we prep, condition and Mike for National and

 

TRENT DUMONT

Current north Melbourne football player - afl

Career Achievements

At only the age of 18 Trent was one of the best players in Norwood FC 2013 premiership team and was drafter pick 30 in the AFL draft in 2013.

FT TRAINING HISTORY

Trent joined Fast Twitch as a 15yo Development Athlete and worked on improving his strength, speed and power to develop himself into the footballer we see now. Keep an eye out for him the future.

 

NATALIE VON BERTOUCH

Past Australian captain/Adelaide thunderbirds captain – ANZ/international

Career Achievements

Netball World championship Winner in 2007/11 ANZ Adelaide Thunderbirds Championship Winner 2010/2013 Recipient of the Australian Diamond in 2010.

FT TRAINING HISTORY

Fast Twitch began Training the Adelaide Thunderbirds in 2010 and worked closely with Natalie until she retired in 2013.

 

STEVEN LUSTICA

Ex Adelaide United - current Brisbane roar football player - a league

CAREER ACHIVEMENTS

Lustica signed a with Croatian giant Hajduk Split in 2011 before returning to play for Adelaide United on loan. After playing half the season Brisbane Roar signed Lustica and he played in the 2013/14 Grand Final winning squad

FT TRAINING HISTORY

Lustica worked with Fast Twitch while in Adelaide for the 18 weeks 2x pw before moving back to Brisbane

 

TIM BROOMHEAD

CURRENT COLLINGWOOD FOOTBALL PLAYER-AFL

CAREER ACHIVEMENTS

Playing his junior football for Port Adelaide Broomhead was drafted #20 in 2012.

FT TRAINING HISTORY

Tim is another athlete development success story. Tim came to FT when he was 15 to prepare himself for state screening, Tim quickly impressed AFL talent scouts and continued to work closely with FT until he was drafted in 2012.
 

 

CRAIG GOODWIN

CURRENT NEWCASTLE FC FOOTBALL PLAYER NEWCASTEL JETS FC - A LEAGUE

CAREER ACHIVEMENTS

Started with the Adelaide Raiders and secured a contact with Melbourne Heart in the A-League. Craig is now playing with the Newcastle Jets. Nominated for the NAB young Footballer of the year in 2013 and also joined EPL side Reading FC on loan.

FT TRAINING HISTORY

Working closely with Craig in 2010 before signing with Melbourne and currently working with Craig when he comes home.

 

RENAE HALLINAN

CURRENT ADELAIDE THUNDERBIRDS CAPTAIN

CAREER ACHIVEMENTS

Renae won the 2013 Australian Diamond Award along with a 2014 Commonwealth Gold Medal.

FT TRAINING HISTORY

Damo, Andrew and Alan,
In what has been an incredible year for me I wanted to thank the three of you for the time, effort and care that you put into me both on and off the court over the past 2 years.
Fast Twitch and the three of you are absolutely the reason that we got the Thunderbirds premiership, and how I was able to get through the international tours. So pleased that you are all getting the rewards for your hardwork. Thank-you so much.

 

JARROD SIMS

CURRENT #1 AUSTRALIAN DECATHLON CHAMPION

CAREER ACHIVEMENTS

Jarrod is a Fast Twitch Academy Sponsored Athlete who has been training with FT since 2010. After a celebrated career Jarrod has had numerous Australian and International titles to his name. The Current Australian (2014) Australian Ranked #1 Decathlete, Jarrod embodies what power, speed and athleticism really is.

Jarrod is a Fast Twitch Academy Sponsored Athlete who has been training with FT since 2010. After a celebrated career Jarrod has had numerous Australian and International titles to his name. The Current Australian (2014) Australian Ranked #1 Decathlete, Jarrod embodies what power, speed and athleticism really is.

 

AFFILIATE PARTNERS

TEKS Fitness Supplies

Wholesalers to Public Gym Equipment and Accessories

COMPANY PROFILE

TEKS Facts

100% AUSTRALIAN OWNED
  • Australian and locally built and designed Iso-kinetic Equipment.
  • Premium quality and large varirty of Fitness equipment and products in our Adelaide based working showroom
  • South Australian customers – visit our Performance training centre, Fast Twitch, to view equipment in use.
  • Visit our warehouse, Unit 9 520 Grand Junction Rd Angle Park 
  • Past and ongoing research and development of products with a staff that is dedicated to making improvements and advancements to our equipment and products.
  • Custom made equipment and products available upon request.
  • Pick up or Delivery upon request. Conditions apply.
  • After sales advice as provided by our trained staff to ensure that our products are assembled correctly, used efficiently and maintained.
  • Credit Card Facility available

www.teksfitnesssupplies.com/

 

VISIONATION

Web/Creative/video

COMPANY PROFILE

So you like the design of this website, the videos, the photography and the overall appeal of this business. That’s because the amazing team at Visionation spent countless hours getting this right for FT.

When it comes to recommending someone you will only do so if they provide to you excellence.

www.visionation.com.au

 

Teks Australia

Isokinetic Equipment manufacturing

COMPANY PROFILE

TEKS Australia is the manufacturing company behind some of the worlds most elite sporting and training equipment. TEKS has been working hand in hand with Fast Twitch to continue to develop, improve and specialise high end sports and rehabilitation equipment. Together FT and TEKS have developed international award winning equipment and training knowhow. Check our the TEKS product range

www.teksaust.com

 

Sprouted

Nutritionist

COMPANY PROFILE

sprout.ed was created by Lisa Feleppa and Sarah Mahony, July 2014, with the intention of teaching, inspiring and sharing their knowledge about eating well, moving often and learning about health.

www.sprouteducation.wordpress.com