We don’t plan to fail, we program for success

The Team

 

Corey Green – Owner // Strength & Conditioning Coach

MExerSc(Strgh&Condt)., ASCC., ISAK., AWC/SPC., NSCAM

With over 12-years of experience in the industry, Coach Corey is a world-class practitioner, industry disrupter, and renowned in the field of Strength & Conditioning.   His diverse involvement in various aspects of coaching in multi-disciplinary areas makes him highly regarded and respected among his peers.

Corey holds the highest form of qualification in this industry; a Master’s degree in Strength & Conditioning. He is the Head Strength & Conditioning Coach at the West Perth Football Club, where he tests, programs, and manages all things related to athletic performance.

Corey is also the founder of Perth’s leading Strength and Conditioning facility: Athletic Institute. AI trains between 200 – 300 youth athletes from a wide range of sporting fields. He also works closely with professional athletes competing at the highest levels in their sport, including the AFL, Triathlon, Golf & many more. Corey was a senior intern at the Western Australian Institute of Sport (WAIS) where he implemented programs for elite athletic institutions like the Fremantle Dockers Football Club and the Canadian Olympic Centre.

Corey’s personal training goals are diverse.  Having competed in sports like Body Building, Powerlifting, and now Triathlon, He truly understands what it takes to train for performance across many disciplines. Corey is now a 2 x Ironman athlete, with the eventual aim to qualify for world championships in Kona Hawaii. Corey has both the knowledge and experience, so when it comes to programming and coaching he eloquently understands the classic blend of the art and science of working with elite athletes.

Corey never stops looking for ways to improve his abilities and is currently undertaking a diploma in Sports Performance Nutrition.

Qualifications:
  • BSc. Exer&Sprts Sc.
  • MEx Sc. (Strength & Conditioning)
  • Performance Nutrition (IOPN)*
  • Endure IQ – Long Distance Triathlon (Programming Fundamentals 102)
  • Australian Strength & Conditioning Association (ASCA) Level 1
  • Australian Strength & Conditioning Association (ASCA) Level 2 Mentor & Coach
  • Australian Weightlifting Coach (Level 1)
  • Functional Movement Screen (Level 1)
  • International Society for the Advancement of Kinanthropometry (ISAK) Level 1
Here’s what West Coast Eagles Player Connor West has to say…

From the first day, I walked in the doors as a skinny kid, I’ve worked closely with Corey Green. Corey’s commitment to each individual athlete has stood out to me, as he is constantly striving to improve in his work, whether it’s through new strength techniques, gaining knowledge in a new area, or simply finding a new way to motivate you. This is what distinguishes him as an expert in this field, and it is what has led me to where I am as an athlete today

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Chris Ormsby – Exercise Physiologist

MExerSc(Strgh&Condt)., BSc. Exer&Sprts Sc  (Exer Phys) ESSAM

Chris has been a leading Strength and Conditioning Coach for over a decade. He is also a qualified Exercise Rehabilitation Consultant and an Accredited Clinical Exercise Physiologist.

Chris is highly dedicated in the field of the development of strength, power, conditioning, and overall performance.

His drive and passion lie in using these skills to change the lives of individuals suffering from acute and/or chronic ailments, illnesses, or conditions.

Chris’ depth and breadth of knowledge is a powerful and intrinsic element of his coaching style. His command of the intricacies of the human body and his ability to translate that to bring out athletic excellence is inspiring.

Chris has been a State Bodybuilder competitor for many years in various federations. This has enabled Chris to develop his experience in the ‘artistry’ and ‘science’ of devising progressive, resistance training plans to elicit true greatness on the competition stage.

Qualifications
  • BSc. Exer&Sprts Sc. (Exer Phys)
  • MEx Sc. (Strength & Conditioning)
  • Australian Strength & Conditioning Association (ASCA) Level 1
  • Kettlebell Instructor (Performance Training Institute)
  • Optimising Movement Performance (Be Free, MLW)
Here’s what Private Coaching member and footy umpire Isaac Bavcevic has to say…

Chris is knowledgable, personable and passionate about his work. I love the fact that he champions the benefits of being strong and it works. His focus and attention to detail on developing my strength has greatly assisted me to improve my running while also eliminating my down-time due to injury.

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Nhat Vu – Exercise Physiologist

BSc. Exer&Sprts Sc (Exer Phys)., ASCC.,

Coach Nhat is a strong advocate for evidence-based research and uses this knowledge to devise an exceptional exercise and sports-specific tailored program.  He specialises in fundamental movement skills with an emphasis on improving performance both on and off the field, court, or sporting ground.

He is a pivotal asset in Athletic Institute’s Youth Athletic Development Program, displaying an untiring level of commitment required for such a demanding role.

Nhat has completed his Sports & Exercise Science degree from the University of Western Australia and is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist (AEP). He has a wealth of knowledge in human movement, strength and conditioning, and exercise physiology.

His attention to detail and steadfast approach allows him to deliver a holistic service to members. He is passionate about helping people perform better, improve their fitness and become more resilient.

Nhat is determined to impart the importance of functional movement and mobility as a pre-cursor to strength performance. He effortlessly combines the competencies of sports science and exercises physiology to prescribe solutions that underpins his success with clients.

Qualifications
  • BSc. Sports Science and Exercise & Health
  • GradDip Exercise Physiology
  • Australian Strength & Conditioning Association (ASCA) Level 1
  • Woodford Applied Sports Science (WSSC)
  • Athletic Institute Internship Program – Movement Specialisation
Here’s what Specialised member Linda Buttner has to say…

I have had shoulder and hip issues for several years so a friend suggested I see Nhat. I joined AI in December 2019 and during this short period of time, I have seen significant improvements in my shoulder and hip mobility. I have a son with a disability so after the Covidi-19 lockdown, I decided to train at home. Nhat has continued to write my programs and has done an amazing job of creating a workout utilising the limited equipment I have. The program is different, fun, and always targets my specific needs.

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Bryce Williamson –Strength and Conditioning Coach

MExerSc(Strgh&Condt)., BSc. Exer&Sprts Sc

Bryce has undertaken the highest form of qualification in the industry: a Masters in Strength & Conditioning. However, it is his initiative, grit, and unwavering commitment to his profession, which makes him such a valuable asset to the team and our members.

Through years of dedicated practice, Bryce possesses a high level of initiative and technical proficiency. He hones his craft through continual practice, evidence-based research, and intelligent training protocols.

Bryce’s passion and pursuit for performance excellence across a wide variety of sports, has cemented him as an elite Strength and Conditioning Coach.

He is dedicated to long-term athletic development and works with each member on an individual & personal level to successfully harness and nurture peak athletic ability.

Bryce conducts testing and designs individualised training programs for athletes of all ages and experience levels.

 

Qualifications
  • BSc. Exercise, Sports and Rehabilitative Science
  • MEx Sc. (Strength & Conditioning)
Here’s what Specialised member and State Lacrosse Coach Travis Roost has to say…

Bryce is passionate, approachable and  knowledgeable. He understands my training goals and fitness needs really well. Bryce’s program is challenging, engaging and practical to my age and lifestyle. The ‘home stretching’ component of the program has helped greatly with my recovery. Bryce has a genuine interest in you as a person outside AI and I would recommend him to anyone looking for a quality strength and conditioning coach.

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Andrew Lockwood – Exercise Physiologist

BSc. Exer&Sprts Sc, GradDip(ClinExPhys)

As a Clinical Exercise Physiologist, Andrew works with people suffering from chronic musculoskeletal, metabolic, and neurological conditions.

Andrew strives to make a positive impact on the lives of everyone he trains and works with.

He is the perfect example of practicing what he preaches. He prioritises his health and fitness so he can help you prioritise yours.  By harnessing and sharing his experiences, Andrew is able to relate, motivate, and bring out the best in you.

Andrew’s passion lies in helping to develop the knowledge and skills necessary for you to take control of your own physical and mental wellbeing.

He contributes to maximising the potential of youth athletes and semi-professional athletes at West Perth Football Club. He is proficient in utilising individualised programming and specialist techniques to help improve performance.

Andrew is continually evolving and fast securing his success and longevity in the field.

Qualifications
  • BSc. Exercise, Sports and Health
Here’s what parent of Youth Athlete Brodie Roost has to say…

Andrew is a fantastic young coach who brings passion, enthusiasm, and enjoyment to the Youth Development classes. He has been such a support for my son over the past year and makes training fun and engaging for him. Andrew builds great relationships with the kids in the classes; talking about their school and sport. He is a great role model and the kids respond to him in a positive way.  Andrew is a quality young man, coach and asset to the team.

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Sam Herrera – Exercise Scientist

BSc. Exer&Sprts Sc

With a Bachelors degree in Exercise Science, Sam is enthusiastic and passionate about all things sports and health.

Sam successfully completed internships here and at Perth Lynx over the last 4 years. He excelled at the high standards we expect from our Interns and has gained an immense amount of knowledge and experience.

He brings youth and innovation to the team, marrying the latest techniques with foundational training methodologies to create successful sporting outcomes.

Sam aspires to play a key role in the education of youth athletes to achieve their sporting and personal goals. A self-motivated go-getter, he is currently studying for his Masters degree in Strength and Conditioning to further his development. With his focused commitment and potential, he’s sure to leave his mark in the industry.

Sam currently works with both professional athletes and the general population in group and 1-on-1 settings.

Qualifications
  • BSc. Exercise, Sports and Health
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Giorgia Neill – Exercise Physiologist

MExerSc(Strgh&Condt)., BSc. Exer&Sprts Sc  (Clin.Ex Phys)

Giorgia recently completed her Masters degree in Clinical Exercise Physiology. Her experience in the health and fitness industry extends from a clinical base to the gym, which has helped her develop an extensive range of skills and knowledge.

Her passion lies in using exercise to improve physical function and quality of life in individuals living with acute, chronic, and complex conditions. Her ability to connect with others on a personal level, creates a comfortable atmosphere, encouraging and empowering individuals to achieve their goals. This holistic approach draws on the importance of self-awareness and mental wellbeing to maximise performance and recovery. 

Giorgia’s dedication to her own health and wellbeing, makes her a role model for females in a male dominating industry, providing an example of what one can succeed if you put your mind to it.

Women’s health is an important aspect of Giorgia’s journey and is an avenue that she is looking to delve into, bringing a unique feature to the AI team. 

Qualifications

  • BSc. Exercise, Sports & Rehabilitation
  • Masters of Clinical Exercise Physiology 
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Adam Benz – Strength and Conditioning Coach

PhD (Sports & Exer Sc)., MExerSc(Strgh&Condt)., BSc. Exer&Sprts Sc

Adam’s love of running began as an NCAA 100m/200m sprinter at Texas Christian University (TCU) in Fort Worth, Texas. During his time at TCU Adam realised his passion for sport and chose to make that his career. Starting off as a volunteer Assistant Sprints and Hurdles Coach at TCU, and working with the multi-event and horizontal jump athletes, Adam then moved on to Strength and Conditioning Coaching for the university’s track and field programme.

Adam’s time as Head Strength and Conditioning Coach for the track and field programme was formative as he created and aligned his coaching and personal philosophies so that it was coherent across both aspects of Adam’s personal and professional life. 

Upon completion of his Ph.D. right here at ECU, Adam has focused specifically on looking at the internal, external, and neutral focus of attention instructions and their effects on sprint performance. 

Adam has coached a number of state, national and international level sprinters primarily in the 100m and 200m events and has worked with the club sprinters as their Strength and Conditioning Coach.

Adam’s role as Strength and Conditioning Coach and Educator for Athletic Institute adds another tier of specialist training and programming for our upcoming youth track and field athletes.

Qualifications

  • BSc. Exercise, Sports & Rehabilitation
  • M.Ex Sc. (Strength & Conditioning)
  • Ph.D. (Sports & Exercise Science)
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Megan Kauffman – Exercise Scientist

BSc. Exer&Sprts Sc

Megan recently returned to Perth after spending six years in the United States completing her bachelor’s and master’s degrees while also competing as a collegiate tennis athlete.

She received her undergraduate degree in exercise science from Winthrop University and continued her education at the University of Florida where she received a Master’s degree in Applied Physiology & Kinesiology. 

During her time in the States, Megan obtained invaluable experience as a Strength and Conditioning Coach for numerous college sports including track & field, swimming, volleyball, lacrosse, and basketball. 

With her experience as an athlete and wealth of knowledge as a coach, Megan brings a unique perspective to the AI team. 

She is extremely passionate about creating a positive training environment for athletes to not only grow and improve but also feel empowered to be their best. She takes a particular interest in developing the athlete as a whole working to instill the fundamental movement patterns and positive training habits. 

Megan is dedicated to bettering herself through a continuous drive to learn and improve her own training. Through this dedication, she hopes to be a positive role model for athletes, especially young female athletes. 

Qualifications

  • MsC Applied Physiology & Kinesiology (Human Performance)
  • BSc Exercise Science 

  • Australian Strength & Conditioning (ASCA) Level 1

  • Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS – NSCA)

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Krystal McCluskey – Relaxation, Therapeutic & Sports Specific Massage Therapist

BSc. Exer Sc

Krystal came to us from Melbourne and bought with her over 10 years of experience in the health, fitness, professional sport, and education industry.

Krystal’s experience in the fitness industry ranges from corporate health, coaching sport-specific athletes, educating and training children and youth, programming for specific populations clients, and the general population. Krystal is also a massage therapist, having worked for Essendon Football Club for 10 years and with high-profile and professional NRL, soccer, and cricket teams in Melbourne. She will be offering massage bookings at AI throughout the week. Check the schedule or contact Krystal for details.

Over the past 2-years she has expanded her skill set around youth mental health as this is an area, she believes, is important for our young people as they move through the challenges of life and sport.

Krystal is committed to her own health, wellbeing, and training and has competed at state-level competitions in soccer and played in the Victorian Premier League for many years.

Krystal’s philosophy around training, health, and wellbeing is that it is a necessity for longevity, is a pathway to and maintenance of good health. Training should provide you with enhanced physical, mental and spiritual health. Krystal helps create the right formula for you to ensure you are connected with and have an understanding of your training and recovery needs, in turn, creating long-lasting outcomes for your performance and health.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Exercise Science
  • Certificate III & IV in Fitness 
  • Certificate IV Massage Therapist 
  • Certificate IV in Youth Work
  • Mental Health First Aid
  • Level 2 Senior First Aid
  • Level 1 Sports Trainer
  • Level 3 Registered Fitness Professional – Fitness Australia
  • Level 1 & 2 Kettlebell Instructor
  • Pilates Fundamental
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