Athletes aspiring to reach the pinnacle of their sport, or wanting to excel at a grassroots level, will soon be able to tap into decades of expertise right here in Camperdown.
An exciting new collaboration will see Stuart Canavan offer athletic performance classes and training services at Nick Hose Fitness from Wednesday, October 9.
Mr Canavan is a senior physiotherapist, high performance coach and director of the Regional Institute of Sport (RIS) – a new service dedicated to delivering world class training in Birregurra and now Camperdown.
Gym owner Nick Hose said it was an exciting development for the local community. He said RIS would help even more athletes achieve their maximum potential.
“We’re really proud to be partnering with RIS to offer best practice programming for local athletes here in Camperdown,” he said.
“Athletes no longer need to travel to Geelong or Melbourne to receive the expertise that can assist them to realise their full potential in their chosen sport.” – Nick Hose
“I’m really confident this will help open up pathways for more and more people in our community to play sport and compete at the highest level.”
Mr Canavan has been working in athletic development for more than three decades and said RIS was groundbreaking for regional communities.
“It doesn’t matter what your aspirations are around health and sport, RIS can assist you because of our combination of physiotherapy and performance skill sets,” he said.
“As the Sports Medicine and Performance director, I assisted in the development of one of Australia’s largest high school-based sports academies in Rowville (Melbourne) which is now home to over 700 athletes.
“This academy assisted the development of adolescent athletes across a variety of sports including netball, golf, basketball, soccer, AFL & AFLW – including pathway programs to elite competitions such as the TAC Cup.
“The Regional Institute of Sport, in collaboration with our key partners such as Nick Hose Fitness, is bringing this experience and programs to regional areas.
“It doesn’t matter if you’re a grassroots athlete who want to do better, or if you’re a promising athlete who wants to reach the pinnacle of your chosen sport.” – Stuart Canavan
Mr Canavan said RIS would kick off in Camperdown with one class on Wednesdays focused on strength for teens.
“Teenage athletes are in a period of enormous change. Physically, emotionally and socially. They are not ready for expectations of high performance,” he said.
“They are not adults and should not be trained like adults. They should not have adult expectations placed on them.
“What we do is foster a mindset of improvement. Each day or each training session, we find ways to improve something. This is healthy and sustainable. The focus moves inward for a young athlete.”
In addition to the first class commencing on October 9, anyone is invited to contact Nick Hose Fitness to organise one-on-one consults with Mr Canavan.
Contact can be made via direct message on Facebook or Instagram, via the contact form on the website or by calling the gym on 5593 3229.