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This is one of the best field / sport training programs out there. Chris & Kevin have poured their combined decades of experience into this platform. This is perfect pre season and in season training program, guaranteed to improve your speed, power, strength and conditioning. Train like an athlete.
I train at 98 when I'm getting ready for the football season ahead. 98 has taught me new training techniques which are specific for any given desire that I may have. The program has coached me on how to achieve my personal goals and given me fantastic nutritional tips along the way. I can confidently say that the small pieces of advice I have received have helped to shape me as an individual. I will continue to use everything I have learnt there on a daily basis for the rest of my life.
As an actor working in feature film I'm constantly tasked with achieving new physical goals, whether it be a level of fitness required to perform heavy action sequences or simply changing shape for aesthetic purposes. Whenever I'm on Aussie soil 98 keeps me challenged, focussed and dialled in to wherever I need to be. Physical fitness and adaptability has become a vital ingredient to success in the film industry and it's imperative to align yourself with professionals who understand how to help you reach your full potential whilst staying inspired and healthy. 98 is world class. I'm lucky to have them on my team.
Jai CourtneyActor - @jaicourtney
Earlier this year I successfully summitted Mt Everest for the second time, this time from the North Side in Tibet. My entire training program for 12 months leading up to the climb was designed by Kev Toonen of 98 Gym. This program was a crucial element of the climb itself and gave me great confidence as I undertook my goal.
I felt fitter and stronger on this climb than any previous climb and was impressed with the knowledge and explanation behind the programming. Using this program ensured I was ready for the demands of climbing on Everest.
Alyssa AzarEverest Summit 2016 and 2018
I can’t speak highly enough of the 98 Program, it has truly reinvigorated my love and passion for exercise. Not only do I find it challenging, physically and mentally, most importantly it is enjoyable and extremely rewarding. What adds to my positive experience is the input and guidance from the trainers. As someone with numerous injuries and limitations, the guidance and time they take to talk me through alternatives, means I can exercise confidently and finally feel part of the group, and that is what sets 98 apart. The sense of community and feeling a part of something is extremely inspiring and really drives me to do the best I possibly can every time I set foot in the gym.
I thought I was fit until I took my first class at 98! I was looking for a challenging workout and one year on as a member, I can definitely say this is the fittest and strongest I have ever been. The classes and the entire program are so well-thought out — you are training with and being trained by the best in the business. I find it especially empowering how 98 emphasises strength training for women and love that the culture is 0% about aesthetics and 100% about work ethic. 98 has also built an amazing community and I am so grateful to have made lifelong friends here!
The 98 Gym program that is offered is the most professional and structured training program I have ever been involved with . The thorough and thoughtful way it is put together ensures optimum outcome and results for the many members and online participants. It’s not only rewarding to improve within yourself but it’s been so pleasing to see so much improvement in many of the members since undertaking this program . It is no surprise why 98 gym has such a fantastic reputation from many outside the gym.
You come into 98 to train but everyday you leave with so much more. The 98 program has not only taken my training and performance to the next level, it has instilled the desire to constantly push myself to new heights both in and outside of the gym. The program is purpose driven and progressive, so every session you are able to challenge yourself and test yourself against your previous scores. Every session, every moment is considered and has purpose and it gives you the upmost confidence in the program Since being part of the 98 program, I have hit PB’s in my squat, deadlift, bench and presses as well as being stronger and fitter on the bike, ski and row.
The 98 Program is about consistency, hard work and people from different backgrounds and ages all pursuing improvement in their athletic ability. It’s a community without attitude where all standards are welcomed. You see the same members five and six times a week, giving their best and motivating each other. One year in and the results of the 98 Program are evident. It is clear to see that the 98 Gym members are in Kevin Toonen’s words..”fitter, faster and stronger”!
98 Online ensures I train with purpose. The program consistently challenges me, both mentally and physically, it provides me with a sound structure which delivers results - if I am putting in the (hard!) work. Recording my results in the online forum helps with accountability while training independently and motivates me to push for improvement week upon week - it’s also great to see that you weren’t the only one who suffered through that day’s ‘finisher’! I love this program and the ethos it is built upon. I trust the experience and expertise of the team behind it.
If you want to train with purpose and don’t mind a bit of hard work, this is the perfect program for you.
I joined 98 Gym earlier this year with a background of hypertrophy/powerlifting weights training. Since joining 6 months ago I've maintained weight, but have increased strength across all major compound lifts, whilst also feeling fitter and more capable than ever before. I've been able to fix poor lifting techniques and identify weak spots which need focus to increase overall strength. Most recently my conditioning training has helped me become more conscious of maintaining a positive internal talk track during tough workouts, where in the past I would have focused on counting down till the rest periods/end of workout. Highly recommend for those wanting to kick their training into the next gear.
An exceptionally unique training experience for you
Tried & Tested Program
Programmed by Kev Toonen, 18 years military experience, Former Strength and Conditioning Coach for Special Operations Command. Our online program has been rigorously tested by top tier professional athletes. It is also tested on a daily basis at 98 Gym. We adapt our program to ensure it's accessible for every fitness level, from professional athletes to first timers.
Receive your daily workout. These workouts are part of a well rounded strength and conditioning program. The sessions will reflect exactly what is happening at 98 Gym. You will be able to scroll through 2 days before and 2 days after to enable the week to suit you if needed.
This extensive library of movements whill help you perfect your form. Each movement will include a demonstration and points of performance and will be hyperlinked directly to the workout. This library is ever growing and will include every movement you will see on the program.
Build your knowledge of training, nutrition, mindset and much more with the weekly articles, videos and blog posts from Team 98. Watch Back Squat tutorials from one of Australia's best strength and conditioning coaches, read articles on nutrition from out 98 Nutritionist Harriet Walker and listen to podcasts on mindset from some of the worlds best athletes.
Get involved with our worldwide community. Jump on the session discussion board and see notes for the session from the trainers at 98 Gym, post your results, share tips and scores and get involved in a little banter. Let the community help keep you accountable.
When you have completed your session make sure you check the completed box. Each workout completed will give you a member rating and update your position on our leader board. Milestones will be recognised and rewarded.
You can hit all 6 session per week or choose 3 and still be challenged. It can be done in a gym or at home with minimal equipment. You can make it fit around competitive sport, use it as a pre season tool or just use to reach your strength and fitness potential. Contact our trainers to help figure out how it will work for you.
General Physical Preparedness
The plan for these sessions is to front load or back fill weak areas, mobility, flexibility and assistance work needed for joint health and performance increases. Increasing the general workload thus increasing the persons overall ability. This can be a technique based session if need as well. Sessions will be designed to get you moving after a day or two off, increasing your muscular endurance and over all work rate.
Energy System Development
Energy System Development (ESD) sessions are comprised of interval work on the ski/rower/bike/running. This works in conjunction with the strength (STR) cycle to increase power, speed and VO2 Max.
This means improving your overall work capacity, enabling you to work harder and stronger, whilst improving your ability to recover from extended work and remain focused on the task at hand.
The strength component will run through a number of phases:
1. Strength (building a strong base)
2. Power (developing from your STR base)
3. Strength Endurance (increasing your overall capacity formed by the previous STR/PWR blocks) This means squatting in all forms, pressing, deadlifting, and all accessory movements that come along with a solid program.
F*ck You Friday
The goal of FYF is to showcase your mental and physical capability, why we are who we are. This is your chance to explore the grit and determination forged in the previous weeks/blocks of training.
Preparing an athlete to succeed in their sporting arena boils down to this – you must appropriately apply your training tools to trans-fer weight room progress to the arena or you’re just wasting time. Though simple on paper, somehow this approach gets lost when a coach works with a novice athlete. But this won’t happen at 98 Riley St
Interval Weight Training
A highly sophisticated and effective means of multi-variable cross-training to optimise performance in a wide variety of sports. Through the proper selection and manipulation of IWT intensity (load, intensity, volume, and frequency of training) an extremely high level of total athletic fitness can be achieved.
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