Fixing the Great Irony of Sport Since 1999

In elite sport athletes have unlimited access to all the help they might need, the best facilities, coaches, professionals and planning. But what about before athletes make the big time?

Our mission at Core Advantage is to fix this great irony, by providing elite level coaching, support and facilities to athletes of every level. The Core Advantage Team is your personal high performance department, we will help develop and improve your athletic potential at every stage of your career, through training, performance testing and screening along with long and short term periodisation and programming support. 

Based in Oakleigh South, Melbourne we are dedicated to training athletes from every sport to improve their speed, strength, reduce their risk of injury and reach their absolute potential.


Our services

+ Performance coaching for Teenage Athletes

Teenagers are not simply smaller adults. Their unique biomechanical and rapid growth rate means they require unique solutions when undertaking resistance training. With over 15 years of experience training junior athletes from a range of sports the Core Advantage team is the perfect solution for laying the foundation to a long healthy career

+ Strength Training for Athletes

We train athletes of all sports and levels, whether you want to make to the next Olympics, secure a college scholarship or simply want to be the best athlete you can, Core Advantage has been helping build robust explosive athletes since 1999.

+ Running Technique Coaching and Assessment

Running is the foundation of almost every sport, but rarely is it taught to athletes outside track and field. Correct running technique is vital not only for maximising speed, fitness and agility but it is also a crucial component of our injury prevention program.

+ Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation

Injuries are an unfortunate part of sport, and while sometimes they are inevitable, there is an enormous amount you can do to reduce your risk profile and minimise the effect of an injury on your athletic career moving forward. We combine the latest in cutting edge technology, research and scientifically backed rehabilitation methods to ensure you not only return to the sport you love but also have a reduced risk of injury in the future.

+ Performance Testing

To measure is to know. Using the latest in cutting edge precision technology Core Advantage is Melbourne's leading company for athletic testing combines. With over 1,000 indiviual athletes profiled, we have a strong understanding of how your should be performing for your age and what you need to be doing to improve.

+ Team Workshops

Whether you need to nail your preparation for a tournament, Want to learn the art of the perfect warm up, or want to be fitter and faster for next season, our team sessions are the perfect solution

+ Nutrition Consultations

As of Monday the 10th of September our very own in-house Nutritionist Dr Dominique Condo will offering consults for athletes of all ages. Consultations are open to both Core Advantage members and non-members. Dr Dominique Condo is an experienced Accredited Practicing Dietitian, Accredited Sports Dietitian and lecturer in Sports Nutrition at Deakin University. She consults to Geelong Cats Football Club (AFL) and the Deakin Melbourne Boomers (WNBL), having extensive experience working with both junior and elite athletes offering nutritional support and advice. Dominique has a special interest and experience in supporting athletes meet body composition goals for their specific sport, the dietary management of bowel issues, food intolerances and disordered eating. Dominique is dedicated to her profession and teaching others how to adapt their dietary intake in order to meet their goals whilst ensuring the best health outcome. She treats every individual differently, adapting her approach and advice to suit the specific situation. Consultations are open to both Core Advantage members and non-members.

+ Education Seminars and Internships

Every year head coach and founder Durham McInnis along with senior coaches Jacob Tober, James Cheers, and Tennille Nash lead interns through more than 30,000 hours worth of practical knowledge distilled into a fast paced six month curriculum. Learning is highly interactive, with a mix of theoretical and practical components. In exchange for this valuable knowledge and intensive mentoring, interns will assist Core Advantage in training our athletes, including the Deakin Melbourne Boomers WNBL team as well as a host of elite athletes across a range of sports.

+ Free Resources and Online Content

We are regularly posting to our blog. From there you can stay in touch with our Podcast and be the first to know about new videos, articles or athlete resources.


Contact Us

Core Advantage Athletic Development

(9am - 8pm weekdays, 9am -2pm Saturdays)

39 Cleeland Road, Oakleigh South
(10 minutes South of Chadstone)