Author: Hammer Athletic

Townsville’s Best Personal Trainer

A ‘best personal trainer’ in Townsville competition was recently brought to my attention through a tag by a client and friend on social media. The competition is being run by the local paper – it has asked through their social media platform ‘who is the best personal trainer in Townsville?’ I wasn’t nominated and that’s…

Why ‘functional’ training does my tits in

The rise in fitness facilities or gyms promoting ‘STRENGTH’ OR ‘FUNCTIONAL’ classes to build strength and ‘FUNCTIONALITY’ is a contentious issue for strength and conditioning facilities. In this article, Matt Ham (Hammer Athletic director) shares his view from the perspective of a business owner and professional strength and conditioning coach and offers valuable guidelines for…

March 2020 Best on Ground

COVID-19 has thrown out a variety of challenges to all of us in the Hammer Community and at times it’s been very challenging to maintain a training regime with all the other outside issues going on. However, amidst the chaos, our coaches have been impressed with one client in particular who doesn’t always bring the…

February 2020 Best on Ground

Meet Sara known by some of her training partners as the “coaches favourite” (not naming anyone) given the extra TLC she receives from the coaches. Once being unsure about strength training and the weight room Sara has come full circle and is now all about that lifting life. She brings a positive energy and attitude…