Fortitude Performance

Strength And Conditioning

Strength and Conditioning training is commonly though of as just the domain for athletes and at FP we believe that anyone should look at their training as strength and conditioning. Strength is your ability to complete tasks from being able to open a jar, carry two of your kids in each arm or be able to pump out a set of push-ups. Conditioning is being able to get up a flight of stairs and not feel gassed, chase after your kids at the park or complete a conditioning circuit at full pelt.
While most people will just focus on their weight training we think that the best approach covers:

  • Strength Training (Strength, Power and Hypertrophy)
  • Conditioning
  • Mobility
  • Recovery Methods

When a client first starts at FP our strength and conditioning coaching will focus on making sure we cover:

  1. Goals – We want to make sure that the training we design for you fits your personal goals.
  2. Training History – How you have previously trained and how long ago are huge factors in where we start you.
  3. Injury History – By understanding your body and previous history we can make sure that we keep you healthy with no injuries.
  4. Assessment – We gather a great snap shot of how your body is functioning and improvements we can make to how you move right off the bat.
We are able to achieve this in a Personal Training setting in a semi-private format. I have always loved this format of 1 trainer and up to 4 clients as it encourages a healthy sense of trying your best, closer community ties and accountability to turn-up each week. Within in your weight training session you can be rest assured that you are:
  • Following your own program.
  • Completely coached through your movements.
  • Given structure and coaching to allow you to stay injury free.
  • Have time to check in and chat about any nutrition and lifestyle education or habits we are focusing on.
At FP we also cater our strength and conditioning for grappling athletes as well. Currently I am head of strength and conditioning at Grappling Education who head coach is a 2019 ADCC competitor Keller Locke-Sodhi.
In closing by taking a strength and conditioning style approach to your training you will get better results, less injuries and become the fittest , strongest and most resilient version of yourself.


What is the Fortitude Performance Five Pillar System? It’s our original program to ensure our clients achieve the best results possible! It consists of:
  • Training
  • Nutrition
  • Lifestyle
  • Habits
  • Accountability
It is a myth that you need to give 100% every session to achieve results. In truth, this is unsustainable and often detrimental to your overall health and well being. In our Semi Private Personal Training program, we work on building you up slowly over time with a focus on proper technique, reducing risk of injury, and teaching you how to train efficiently.
Nutrition – One of the key services we offer our clients, and one that is a key factor in helping them achieve lasting results, is understanding the important role Nutrition plays in your fitness journey. In our program, we will teach you the following fundamentals of nutrition:
1) Understanding what a calorie is and how these breakdowns into macro nutrients of protein, fats and carbohydrates.
2) Learning proper portion control skills around measuring food and understanding the calorie value around your food options.
3) Understanding how to hit your optimal fiber intake.

To have a long term, healthy lifestyle, factors such as sleep, stress management, hydration and daily steps are extremely important. As part of our program, we provide insight and training around how to improve in these areas for better performance, improved body composition, and overall live a healthier life.

Habits are the unconscious things we do throughout our day that either lead us closer or further away from the type of person we are trying to be. We will help you understand and eliminate bad habits that may be stopping you from making the changes you want to make in your life.
With 14 years in the Industry, Ben takes client accountability very personally. Throughout your journey with Fortitude Performance, he acts as your Consultant, in providing the right information to achieve your goals, and as your Personal Trainer, to ensure you are guided and held accountable to the training program that will help you reach whatever your fitness goal may be.
  • More cost effective than personal training

  • Keeps you accountable to your agreed schedule

  • Have an individualised program

  • Enjoy the motivation of group training

  • Save time and injuries working with a professional

  • Avoid the long-term progression difficulties of group training

  • Frequent check-ins help you get the best results

What Our Client Says About Us

  • I was feeling intimidated the first time I went to train, knowing that I was not top notch with my fitness. Ben’s approach was encouraging and I’m seeing progress and now I really look forward to each session.

    Rob Wilson

  • Great trainer, very knowledgable and tailors the program to your needs. Plus also has a great music playlist!

    Adam Deering

  • Highly rated, has individualised my nutrition for a World Masters Comp in BJJ, to compete at a lower weight, without sacrificing strength. And 100% spot on, touching base in how I’m feeling if any adjustments were needed. Meeting GOALS!

    Norita Rodriguez

  • Great gym + trainers. The programs keep you focused to achieve your fitness and nutritional goals �����

    Jacqueline Jenna

  • Is an awesome trainer and gym. Have been here for 3 years and not going anywhere ��

    Lisa Simmons

  • Great atmosphere to train in and a very motivating trainer who helps you reach your goals.

    Nicole Greentree

  • Before working with Ben I never realised there was so much to exercise and form. He is almost a form nazi haha. This attention to detail though pays off as I have never felt stronger and was able to rehab some old injuries as well. Highly recommend

    Chris Greene

  • Great workout! Feeling strong .

    Katie Fisher

  • Great Saturday session . Sets me up for a great weekend.

    Helen Greentree

  • Favourite PT in the shire. I may be biased as he is my babes ❤❤❤

    Michelle Thorne