What we do at GOPT is so much more than just a workout. Our coaching program involves working towards constant improvement in 5 areas that we have control over. Mindset management, Sleep, Nutrition,Training and Connection with people.
After 25 years in the fitness industry, we have seen many methods, fads, techniques and plans. We have refined our program to what it is today by researching, reviewing, applying and testing. The system that we use today, “The GOPT Way”, is proven, it gets great results, but most importantly the results achieved are sustainable because what we coach is a lifestyle, we don’t look for quick fixes or rapid results, we build healthy habits and rituals around exercise and nutrition that you continue to do for the rest of your life.
We prioritize mental health as much as physical health. We realise that to look good from the neck down, we need to do work from the neck up. Our program teaches Mindset management, we call it mental muscle work. We include meditation and breathing exercise into our program, we develop, share and promote content that has you thinking and doing differently, we teach you to be truly present in all that you do, to let go of the past and associated depression, to not waste energy thinking about what might happen and associated anxiety. We teach you how to choose where your focus goes and energy flows.
Sleep is one of the key areas of health that many programs completely overlook. Not GOPT, we have done extensive research in this area and as a result, our coaching program focusses heavily on quality and quantity of sleep to ensure you are able to reach your absolute best physical and mental health. As with each of the 5 areas we work on, we strive for progress not perfection in this area and realise that sleep patterns have been established over years so will take time to change and improve
Nutrition will influence greatly how you look, think, feel and move. Our aim is to help you establish what works best for you and is sustainable. Based on your goals we help you understand what foods are best for you and in what quantities. You are an individual, so your nutrition plan needs to work for you. We do not hand out cookie cutter approach 1200 calorie diets that are too restrictive and simply not sustainable. There is no point hitting a goal by doing something that you can’t maintain to then fall back into your old habits and undo all of your hard work. Our nutrition focus is to have you establish and completely understand a system of eating that gives you great results and you keep for the rest of your life.
Our Training methodology is based around preparing you for the unknown and the unknowable, building a stronger, leaner body with greater working capacity. We use a variety of modalities and aim to see improvements in what we consider the 10 key areas of fitness. Cardiorespiratory endurance, stamina, strength, flexibility, power, speed, coordination, accuracy, agility, balance. We recognise that each of our members are at different levels and our coaches are experts at establishing the right amount of work for each individual. What we do is Group Personal Training and we are very good at it.
Connection with People
Finally, and probably what keeps our members getting great results with us for such a long time is our focus on Connection with Humans. We recognise that who we surround ourselves with is who we become. Connection with good quality people on the same path as you, will be critical to your success. Our community is something very special, led by coaches who truly care about you and your health and happiness. We help our members who we call athletes, strive for progress not perfection in each of the five areas you have control over and we provide support and accountability that you will not find anywhere else.
Group Personal Training
In a group environment we focus on the individual, we focus on movement quality before intensity and volume. Our program is constantly varied and brings about improvements in multiple areas of fitness. Our experienced coaches are able to create modifications to work outs that suit each individual, our weekly group timetable has 33 sessions to choose from
1 on 1 or Private Group Sessions
You have the opportunity to work with one of our experienced coaches one on one or in a small group. These sessions dial in specifically the areas that will give you the biggest impact.
Junior Athletes Program
Our Junior program replicates that of our adult program whereby we not only teach them the basic principles of exercise and improve their health & fitness, we teach our junior athletes about what is within their control (mindset, sleep, nutrition, exercise & connection with others), how they can best manage it and give them the support and encouragement they need to make improvements in all these areas. We teach them how to move with purpose focusing on proper movement mechanics, and consistency with good movements before loads are added or intensity increased. We do all this in a supportive, fun and caring environment.