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Below are some answers to common questions that we’re asked. For further information please feel free to contact us at any time.

How is RAD different to your typical gym?
A typical gym will measure muscle mass - everything is aimed at lifting big weights and getting ripped. At RAD its about building speed, power, strength and agility. We achieve this via individual programs designed to complement your training. In simple terms, for a long distance runner your program will focus on building strength in your legs and core as well (as some technique) so your body is able to endure the km's. A basketball or netball program will predominantly focus on agility, power and speed off the mark and strength in the legs. For a footballer a program will ensure you build upper body strength to help you make and break tackles, leg strength to help you explode off the mark, run out games and endure the season. Where your typical gyms measures muscle mass, RAD measures improvements in speed and power.
What are the benefits of RAD compared to the 'group training' franchises
The group training franchise model is generally a one size fits all - you show up and everyone does the same program regardless of where you are at fitness wise. At RAD we our model is very flexible in that every athlete has their individual program. This program will be specifically designed with the athletes current situation, goals and needs in mind. For new athletes, you will be put through a thorough performance review to figure out where you are currently at and where you want to get to. Importantly, we'll ease you in to ensure you don't get ahead of yourself. For experienced athletes, we'll tailor your program depending on where you are at with your performance requirements. If you have any niggles we'll adjust your program accordingly to get on top of the issue and strengthen the area to minimise the risk of re-injury. If you are on top of your game, we'll continually challenge you to achieve personal bests.

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What if I find gyms intimidating?
We hear many stories of gyms with mirrors and bulked up men where you walk in and greet a staff member at reception, and then you're left to your own devices. At RAD, we do everything we can to ensure a friendly welcoming environment. Where coaches are ready to assist whenever you need them, and where athletes talk to and support each other. At RAD it's all about the experience and providing a balance. Where you can catch up with your mates and make new friends whilst getting fitter and stronger.
What if I don’t have anyone else to join up with me?
That’s as good a reason as there is to join up. Joining a gym is one of the best ways to make extra friends that are more like-minded. We see it all the time here at RAD.
What type of athletes attend RAD?
Any athlete who requires a combination of power, speed, agility, strength and endurance. In no particular order, current RAD members are involved in running, sprinting, boxing, basketball, netball, AFL, AFLW, bmx racing, cycling, soccer, ultra marathons, rowing, dance performance, gymnastics, rugby, swimming, tennis, gymnastics and more...
Is RAD mainly for elite and high-level athletes?
Not at all. We train all levels of athletes from elite long distance runners and professional basketballers through to young emerging junior rowers. Each gets the same amount of attention and care.
Should teenagers workout at a gym?
This is a question we hear a lot. Our answer would be no if there was no program structure and minimal supervision from trained experts. Teenagers can get ahead of themselves and when there's peer pressure from mates to lift big weights, it's a disaster waiting to happen. If however, there is a structured, tailored program designed to suit a junior athlete's body and stage of development, where they can workout in a supervised environment (within their capabilities), then there's no reason for concern for safety. Click here for more information about our junior athlete programs.
How does your session times work?
When you become a member of RAD, we set you up with the Gymmaster app that allows you to book a training session. We have supervised session times from 6-10am and 3-7pm weekdays, and 8-11am on Saturdays. When life gets in the way and you can't make it during these hours you can access to the gym anytime between 5am - 11pm.
Are session numbers capped?
Yes. We operate with a 1:6 coach to athlete ratio. The small group training environment allows our coaches to get around and assist athletes when they need advice and direction. This also ensure good equipment availability.
Some other gyms are cheaper. Why wouldn’t I go to one of those?
We encourage you to do your due diligence. Signing up to a gym is a big decision. Talk to people. Go and visit different gyms and check them out for yourself. Get a feel for the culture and the people that attend each gym. Check websites and social feeds. Talk to the staff. Ask yourself what each gym offers for the investment and what you’re looking to get out of it. What’s your end goal? Once you do this make an informed decision. Whether that’s us or some other gym, just make a decision that is best for your situation and go for it.

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