Sports performance coaching, training, and rehabilitation for athletes of all sports

Achieve your ultimate potential with the support of Australia's premiere strength & conditioning team.

Our Core Partners

Performance services

Professional support and coaching for athletes of all sports and all levels.

Athletic Development

Push your performance like never before with our elite level strength and conditioning coaching and programming. Open to athletes of all sports.

Nutrition Consultations

Fuel your success on the field and in the gym with a sports dietetics consult. Consultations are eligible for private health rebates. (Consults are included in athlete memberships).

Athlete Testing

Learn where your team needs to improve with our cost effective performance testing sessions. Includes advanced group and individual reporting, and can be delivered at our facility in Oakleigh or at your club/school.

Want to know more about how we can make you the best athlete possible?
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Enquire via our form

Have a few questions? Submit an enquiry through our online form and our team will be in touch as soon as we can.

Call us now

Give us a call between 12-6pm Monday to Thursday to speak with our high performance coaches.

Building incredible athletes

Core Advantage athletes have gone on to compete at the highest level in their sports, including professional leagues around the world, US college scholarships across all divisions and representing Australia.

“My second home”

Starting at Core Advantage to rehab my knees, I am so grateful for how Core Advantage has helped me increase my performance and longevity in basketball.

- Rachel

"I love this place"

Starting as an intern, I am still training at Core Advantage multiple times a week, the coaches are great. So much more than your typical gym!

- Tom

Strength & conditioning experts

Train in Melbourne’s premier athletic development centre for sportspeople of all levels.

Founded by strength and conditioning coach Durham McInnis in 1999, Core Advantage is one of the most respected athletic performance providers for junior and elite athletes in Australia. Based in Oakleigh South, Melbourne we are dedicated to helping you every step of the way to becoming the strongest, quickest, and fittest version of you imaginable.

Core Advantage specialises in:

  • High performance athletic training and development
  • Athletic performance testing
  • Sports nutrition consultations
  • Team workshops
  • Internship placement
  • Online education

Join an environment designed for athletes

Open to athletes of all sports and all levels, our gym has the culture of hard work and motivation you need, with professional coaching support and strategies to help you reach your goals.

Performance testing

Your experience at Core Advantage begins with an injury assessment and baseline performance testing session. This allows us to see where you are now, where you need to be, and discover your critical opportunities for improvement.

Customised program

Our expert coaches craft you a customised sport specific strength and conditioning program. Based on your assessment results, we align your training to match your unique biomechanics and goals.

Unlimited training sessions

Train in our state-of-the-art gym as often as you need each week. Your workouts are fully supervised so you can be sure to have the right guidance and support to increase your athletic performance.

What is included in your membership?

Ongoing individualised speed, agility, strength and conditioning programming.
Unlimited weekly training sessions in the Core Advantage high performance centre.
A home training program to increase your performance gains and keep up the momentum.
Ongoing performance testing, and screening to keep track of your progress and cover weaknesses.
An individualised holiday program to keep you fit and ready for when you get back.
World class coaching and elite training methods to reduced injury risk and maximise performance.

Want to know more about our education & internships

Designed for aspiring or practicing coaches, sports scientists, and personal trainers, our education services are built to accelerate your development in the competitive world of fitness.

Intern @ Core

Now accepting applications for our six month in-house internship. Intakes start February and July every year, apply with covering letter and resume via the button below.

Online master courses

Our in-depth master courses are designed to rapidly accelerate your development as a coach or trainer. Expand your skill-set, improve retention and build the business you want.

Online short courses

Short S&C courses on a range of topics. CEC certified with Fitness Australia, these S&C courses range from an afternoons work through to a few weeks of diving deep on pivotal topics as you expand your theoretical and practical skills.

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