About Core Advantage

Maximise your athletic potential with strength and conditioning experts

Melbourne's hub of strength & conditioning

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 athletes from every sport excel.

Core Advantage specialises in:

  • High performance athletic development programs
  • Athletic performance testing
  • Sports Nutrition Consultations
  • Team Workshops
  • Internship Placement
  • Online Education

What we do

Core Advantage is your one stop shop for athletic development, providing  world class strength and conditioning coaching and nutritional advice so that you can fulfil your true sporting potential.

Athletic Development Programs

With over a two decades of experience training athletes from a range of sports, the Core Advantage team is the perfect solution for improving overall athleticism, reducing injury risk and laying the foundation to a long healthy career.

Athletes will receive a detailed bio-mechanical and performance analysis designed to pinpoint strengths and areas for improvement. Our coaches will develop a customised workout program with exercises designed for your body, and the sport you play. With guidance from our coaches every step of the way, you'll be on your journey to becoming the best athlete you can be.

We train athletes from all sports and skill levels, whether you are aiming for the next Olympics, trying to secure a college scholarship or simply want to be the best you can be, we've been helping build robust, explosive athletes in Melbourne since 1999.

Sports Nutrition Consultations

Our in house Sports Nutritionist, Dr Dominique Condo, offers sports nutrition consults for athletes of all ages.

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.

Consultations are open to both Core Advantage members and non-members, and are based out of the Core Advantage high performance centre in Melbourne.

Athletic Testing

Using the latest in innovative technology, Core Advantage is Melbourne's leading company for athletic testing and profiling.

Whether you're a school or club, our athletic performance testing solutions can be sport-specific, and will capture a snapshot of the strengths and areas of improvement of each individual and the team as a whole.

With thousands of individuals having completed our performance testing, we know exactly how you stack up to the competition and how you can improve.

Team Workshops

Whether you need to nail your preparation for a tournament, want to learn the art of the perfect warm-up, how to enhance your recovery, or how to be fitter and faster for next season, our team sessions are the perfect solution for teams and clubs at any stage of the season.

By combining years of coaching experience and the latest research and evidence from the cutting edge of sports science, our workshops blend practical advice with easy to understand scientific principles so that athletes and coaches can take immediate steps towards improved performance in the long and short term.

Internship Placements

Every year head coach and founder Durham McInnis along with senior coaches 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. Interns 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.

Online Education

We've developed a library of educational courses tailored for those interested in fitness, high performance training, strength and conditioning, and those that work with existing clients and athletes.

Approved by Fitness Australia, our Continuing Education Credits (CECs) programs deliver world-class online education, practical applications, and help advance your career in the fitness industry.

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