Currently the health and fitness industry is experiencing an incredible boom. The amount of information and opinions about training principles, exercise techniques and nutrition can often be overwhelming as well as misleading.
Slowly but surely people are beginning to recognise the importance that Strength and Conditioning programs (based on evidence and prescribed by qualified conditioning coaches) have when it comes to their health, movement, performance and injury prevention.
PEAQ Conditioning Coaching has been developed by Conditioning Coaches who have significant qualifications, combined with years of industry experience. They have recognised the substantial gap that lies between athletes at an elite level who have an abundance of resources to help them to achieve their optimal physiological performance; compared to athletes at a grass roots level who up to this point have lacked the opportunity to improve their physical performance to their greatest potential.
PEAQ aims to offer personalised, evidence-based, applied and qualified conditioning coaching to any athlete of any level, age or gender who aspires to improve the way they move and perform. Not only will you be equipped with both strength and fitness programs to guide you on your journey to improvement, you will also be provided with instant feedback at the end of every session to see how you have progressed individually and compared to others that are physiologically similar to yourself.
Join PEAQ to improve yourself and to close the gap between local and elite!
(Left: Sam A’court, Middle: Sean Baker, Right: Jaimi A’court)
Sean began his journey at the University of South Australia in which he studied a Bachelor of Applied Health Sciences and Human Movement. During this study he completed 18 months of Strength and Conditioning experience with the Port Adelaide Magpies Football Club (SANFL) before earning a 12 month internship with the S&C team at the Adelaide Crows Football Club (AFL). Upon completion of the undergraduate degree and the internship, Sean began his Masters Degree in Strength and Conditioning via Edith Cowan University and was able to acquire a position as an assistant Strength and Conditioning coach at the Woodville West Torrens Football Club (SANFL). At this time he started a Personal Training Business out of the club’s facilities, aimed at applying methods he had learnt at Elite level sport to the wider community. . . He wanted to close the gap between local and Elite! After two years at Woodville and during his final year of the Masters Degree, Sean obtained the Head Strength and Conditioning position at the West Adelaide Football Club (SANFL) along with the position of Conditioning Coach at the Darren Lehmann Cricket Academy. In his first year as Head of Strength and Conditioning at the West Adelaide Football Club, he played a pivotal role in the Club’s first League premiership in 32 years. His passion and willingness to further his knowledge through continued higher level study ensures that he will provide each and every client with the most up to date and effective training protocol in order to create optimal results.
Jaimi has recently completed 4 years of study at the University of Adelaide. She was accepted to the University of Adelaide to study a Bachelor of Psychological Science (3 year degree) and successfully completed this degree in November 2015. She then completed a Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours) during 2016. During this time, she completed a research thesis titled “Barriers and facilitators to accessing Autism Spectrum Disorder services: A thematic analysis of the experiences of newly arrived families with culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds”. Additionally, she has four years of experience as an Applied Behavioral Analysis therapist; working to provide in home behvioural therapy to children on the Autism Spectrum, aged 2-8 years. During her 4 years of study, she worked at a swimming center in a role, which allowed her to combine her psychological knowledge, ABA qualifications and swim instructing experience. Jaimi has a Certificate 3 in Fitness and is undergoing Yoga Teaching Training to add to her list of qualifications in order to bring the best quality and evidence-based service to the PEAQ community. Her extensive knowledge in psychological theories, experience in behavior analysis and personal background in sport has inspired a unique multidisciplinary approach to health and fitness. Jaimi is passionate about combining the mind and the body to ensure that each client reach’s their wellness goals.
Group Fitness Trainer
Sam is PEAQ’s youngest team member who has completed his fitness certificates, specialising in group training and is looking to further his education within the industry. Sam runs PEAQ’s Mawson Lakes Bootcamp as well as team training sessions for local sporting pre-seasons. Both during and after his study, Sam completed all of his practical experience under the guidance of PEAQ Head Coach, Sean Baker. Sam’s personality brings an abundance of energy and enthusiasm to each of his sessions. He is passionate about delivering functional training movements which incorporate the whole body to achieve improved physiological performance.