Athletic Program

Our Athletic Program is ideal for young athletes looking to improve performance and establish effective long-term training habits and techniques. It’s suitable for athletes with varying skill levels and those wanting to improve their understanding of the principles of exercise.

Our Athletic Program Gold Coast

The Atkins Health Athletic Program (AAP) is located at Temple Gym, Varstiy Lakes. In this group program, young athletes will receive an individualised and progressive exercise program from our exercise physiologists to help them achieve their goals.

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INDIVIDUALISED Progressive Programs

Whatever type of sports you play, whether it’s soccer, basketball, netball, track and field, rugby or any other sport, you will receive an individualised and progressive exercise program supervised by an exercise physiologist in a group class. Additionally, you will receive a home exercise program complementing your training frequency, to help you achieve your goals faster.

Our Athletic program uses VALD testing to help you find compensatory points in your movement. This is necessary for injury prevention. (Learn more about VALD by visiting our Exercise Physiology page.) We will also measure athletic performance – peak force analysis related to your sport – and conduct biomechanical analytics (using HumanTrack video analysis) which is ideal for adolescents needing to improve body awareness and coordination.

Our team of exercise physiologists will work with you to create and deliver the best training protocol for you, and our evidence-based approach is underpinned by regular testing to ensure that you’re on track to meet your goals. We provide ongoing education throughout your program and you will leave each session with tasks to complete at home to improve outcomes and your capability.

Our Location


What’s Involved? Assessment

The Athletic Program commences with one hour of testing.

The program requires an assessment before a participant can start the program There are two parts to our testing. The first part is a subjective assessment that includes:

  • Sport analysis
  • Exercise history
  • Lifestyle factors (nutrition, best time of day)
  • Previous injuries
  • Goal setting
  • Barriers
  • Functional movement screen analysis, or FMS.

The FMS evaluates fundamental movement patterns that are typically experienced in most sports. This can show movement limitations or compensations which can provide an understanding of risk factors for further injury, as well as planning for injury prevention.

The second part is athletic testing. It includes:

  • Upper and lower body strength testing
  • Speed
  • Power
  • Endurance

What’s Involved? Group Program

Each athlete’s individualised program will be supervised by an exercise physiologist and conducted in a group class comprising a total of three participants on average.

Athletes present to us with varying skill levels. In addition to the physical adaptations that we strive for, our goal is to also progress the athlete’s learning. The method that we use to facilitate learning progression is follows three stages.

1. Cognitive – What to do

The cognitive stage refers to when an athlete needs to concentrate on a new skill or technique they’re being introduced to and think about what they need to do. This is a learning phase which generally progresses quite quickly, however at this stage learners can make many mistakes and inconsistencies are to be expected.

2. Associative – How to do it

The associative stage is where the athlete learns how to perform and how to adapt the new skill or technique to their training and sport performance. At this stage, they learn how to do what was learned in the cognitive stage. While performing it still requires thought and problem solving, it requires less than in the cognitive stage.

3. Autonomous – Doing it

The autonomous stage is the one which involves the least amount of thought and is where the athlete performs the skill almost automatically. Less conscious control of movement is required, and the athlete may feel that performance of the skill is effortless.

At the end of the 12-week program, our athletes will be retested and goals re-evaluated. Athletes have the option to continue the program. 


Discover the Atkins Health difference, through an exercise physiologist-led course:
  • Two classes per week
  • Participants average three per class
  • Class duration of one hour
  • Each client receives a personalised and periodized printable program
  • Re-assessment conducted at end of 12-week program
  • Pay per session

*Save 10% on our special 12-week package offer.



  • Initial Assessment$99.00
  • Each class$45.00
  • *12-Week Special Package$500.00


  • Temple Gym, 2 Lake St Varsity Lakes
  • 7am Tuesday
  • 7am Wednesday

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