“I quickly realised how beneficial S&C is and the importance of quality training. I was stronger, faster and was getting injured less in sport. I became fascinated with the science of Strength & Conditioning and Nutrition after how amazing I felt just after a few months of training”
Talia grew up as a gymnast and then progressed into Muay Thai. She is a currently a competitive and active Muay Thai fighter. Talia was first introduced to S&C in 2018 when she undertook a S&C class to gain weight, increase performance and prevent injury for sport.
Following high school, Talia completed her Bachelors of Exercise and Sport Science (Major in Nutrition) where she undertook different placements to gain practical knowledge from Sport Scientists.
During her final year of university, she completed an internship with MH Performance Coaching, involving learning and working underneath Mandy, Naomi and Sarah whilst coaching the Netball S&C Academy Athletes and the female Boot Camp. She interned at MHP for just under 6 months before taking being offered a coaching role as a Strength and Conditioning Coach whilst undergoing further studies in a Master’s of Applied Sport Science (High Performance Athletes)*and Jake Carter’ Carter Institute for Functional Health and Nutrition.
Since starting, she has continued working with as a coach for our specialised Netball Program, she also coaches our 8-week Female Strength Camp, She is head of S&C for an U18s Female WAFL team, along with working with her 1 on 1 clients to help them achieve reach optimal health, performance, and body composition.
My strength and conditioning career started during my internship at the Western Region Academy of Sport (WRAS) in Regional NSW. Through this experience I was the head S&C coach for an academy netball team whilst working through 10 S&C certificates and being mentored by some of the industries top sport scientists and strength and conditioning coaches. This saw me make the move to Perth to complete my Masters in Sports Science under one of the worlds top sport scientists Assoc/Prof. Greg Haff (formerpresident of the National Strength and Conditioning Association [NSCA] – the governing body for strength and conditioning in the world) with my research focusing on reducing injury risk factors and improving performance in young netball players.
The past 6 years have seen me as the head S&C coach for the West Coast Warriors Netball Club, I coordinate the strength and conditioning programs for the state league squad, under 20s squad and the mens state league team. In addition to this, I regularly visit the Warriors Academy team, schools and various netball clubs around the region to speak about strength and conditioning in netball and run strength sessions.
“Having competed in bikini competitions in the past I have been subject to strict dieting regimes, yo-yo dieting and excessive cardio prescription which left me in a hormonal mess.”
Lewis’ was first introduced to fitness in 2013 when he joined Lacey’s Boxing Gym. From there he became infatuated with the science around training, programming and nutrition for both athletes and general population.
Following high school Lewis went straight to university to pursue his interest in Sport Science. Completing his Bachelor in Exercise and Sport Science, completed a Certificate III and IV in fitness whilst working at Laceys Boxing Gym to continue to gain hands on coaching experience whilst studying.
Sarah is not only one of our coaches but also a netball athlete. Her participation in club, regional, and national netball competitions has led her to a passion for sport and in particular strength and conditioning.
Sarah is also a former coach of club netball leading successful teams from under 12s up to Opens divisions.
Originally seeking 1 on 1 coaching for injury management and better on court performance, Sarah began her journey at MH Performance as a client of Mandys.
Coming from an elite basketball background Naomi has had her fair share of injuries. She was constantly having to be sidelined and receiving treatment for her back and knee. These injuries unfortunately caused her to have to cease playing all sport.
“After suffering so many injuries through sport I became fascinated in how athletes bodies work, how to prevent injury and how to improve performance” – Naomi
Kieran lives a life revolving around exercise and sport, trying his hand at football, AFL and pushing himself as an endurance athlete. During this he always showed an interest in athletic performance and where he could get an upper hand on his opponents, leading his attention to exercise science.
Kieran explored this interest by studying a bachelor in sport science, exercise and health at UWA, finalising his degree with an internship at MH. This gave him the opportunity to work under, and pick the brains of our senior coaches as he broadened his knowledge in strength and conditioning, nutrition, periodisation and coaching. Following this Kieran continues to work with our 8-week Female Strength Camp and Netball S&C Academy Athletes, pushing them to reach their goals.
While working with MH Kieran looks to further his education within the injury prevention and rehabilitation field as he studies a degree in physiotherapy, allowing him to get our injured athletes back on the field and performing.