“Alex is an amazing trainer and has a huge passion & commitment to becoming better every day as a person and trainer. As a Strength and Conditioning Coach, Alex has taken my hockey fitness to another level. His knowledge with Strength and Conditioning is amazing and left me asking myself how come I didn’t meet this guy earlier in my career. I probably would have not over trained, sustain so many injuries and my performance on the ice would have drastically improved. I now know I can keep playing for another 5 years. He provides a lot of support and makes you better every day. I have nothing but great things to say about him...”
- Joey Hughes, Professional Ice Hockey Player, Melbourne Ice & Team Australia
“After working with Alex for the past year, I am the most physically resilient and powerful Goalkeeper I’ve ever been. This was my first year I was injury free and I attribute that all to Alex. Even through chemotherapy treatments, I was able to make performance gains under Alex’s watch. Although he won’t admit it, Alex is a true expert in the matter of strength and conditioning/sport science. He is a true professional with an incredible work ethic and attention to detail. I strongly advise anyone who gets to work with Alex, that they take full advantage of their time with him.”
- Mason Stajduhar, Professional Soccer Player, Orlando City Soccer Club & U-20 USA National team.
"I hired Alex as my Strength and Conditioning Coach after a series of overuse injuries were causing me significant discomfort. Alex took the time and effort to help me overcome these injuries and assist me in a training program to reach my full potential in preparation for trials for the upcoming W-league season. With Alex’s coaching and program I was able to be offered contracts at both Adelaide United and Melbourne Victory."
-Alex Gummer #12, Professional Footballer for Melbourne Victory. Formally for Doncaster Rovers Belles [UK] and Adelaide United.
"Alex understands the various physical capabilities of the semi-professional rugby athlete and showed an in-depth knowledge of the psychology necessary to positively push the athletes to attain maximal outcomes for the on-field conditioning sessions. He had a wonderful understanding of the conditioning methodology for rugby at the particular point of our cycle. Over the years, I have continued to keep in contact with Alex as he showed great potential to succeed in the Strength & Conditioning industry. Alex's willingness to learn and up-skill his knowledge and capabilities is a tribute to his dedication to the craft."
- Shane May, Professional Strength and Conditioning Coach, Maxxfit Australia (Formerly with Melbourne Uni Rugby Club)
"I worked with Alex through my ACL knee reconstruction rehabilitation. The programs he developed were challenging but always achievable & his ability to help me reach the highest fitness level that I had ever been at is a credit to his skills. After the preseason I spent with Alex, I was playing at the highest level in my career and had complete confidence in my knee which i didn't think I would ever have again."
- Cam Belza, Field Hockey player, Toorak East Malvern Hockey Club
"I have got to know Alex through my internship as a Sport Performance Coach at Purdue University (USA). During my time at Purdue, I trained frequently with Alex and was able to exchange knowledge and experiences with him. Alex taught me how to effectively utilise Kettlebells as well as educate me on mobility and flexibility exercises. Alex has great knowledge that covers all aspects of training, including Sports Performance, Kettlebells, functional training etc. He has very effective methodical instructions to ensure his athletes can understand and execute the exercise. Alex is a very open-minded guy and it was a pleasure to speak and learn from him. "
- Konstantin Sobon, Sports Performance Coach/Founder, Sobon Sports
"I interned under Alex Calder for about 6 months and to say it was a real eye opener, doesn't quite explain how much this has changed me as a coach. His knowledge and passion is endless as there is never a down moment for him, he constantly dedicates himself to reading literature as well as always reading a textbook. The biggest lesson he taught me was how to be confident in myself and what I'm doing, as well as teaching me the absolute basics and how effective that is."
- Michael Lamattina, Personal Trainer/Strength Coach