Strength & Conditioning Specialist

Steve is strength and conditioning specialist with extensive experience training, testing and benchmarking elite athletes for competition in World Championships, Olympic Games, Commonwealth Games and professional sport teams, including the NZ Breakers and Northern Mystics.

He was the Head Strength and Conditioning Specialist for the NZ Breakers for 7 years spanning the period in which they won their first NBL Championship in 2011, successfully defended it in 2012 and 2013 and reclaimed it in 2015.

He has worked as a Strength and Conditioning Specialist with an array of athletes and sport professionals in swimming, cycling, yachting, as well as in netball, basketball, volleyball and hockey during his time at High Performance Sport New Zealand.

Steve spent eight years competing in the decathalon nationally and internationally. He takes a holistic view and recognising and understanding first-hand the physical and mental barriers high performance sportspeople face.
Tailor-made strength & conditioning programmes provide pathways for development based on individual goals and sports specific demands. One on one personal training sessions or online personal training programmes may be recommended when designing your regime. Steve’s training philosophy is based on improving fundamental movement to enhance the physical demands of life and sport. Steve has also developed a performance testing & benchmarking program to create unique and innovative opportunities – empowering you to be the best you can be.

Working with individuals and teams of all levels and abilities from grassroots to elite athletes, Steve will highlight your strengths, weaknesses, decrease the risk of injury and enhance your athleticism.

Performance equals fitness minus fatigue


What they say about me

Pedro Fernandez
Jiu Jitsu Black Belt/Owner of Tukaha
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I had an ACL, MCL, medial and lateral meniscus repair surgery in may this year. Started my rehab with Steve in July. He is highly knowledgeable and a hands on trainer. Quite often he actually does the work out with me. We have been training together for almost 5 months now. Rehab 3 times a week and strength and conditioning twice a week. I’m already feeling stronger then before my injury and my knee has been improving consistently since day one. I couldn’t be happier with my progress and would recommend him to anyone who’s after serious training.
Rachelle Wilson
Trail Runner
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Steve really listened to what I wanted to achieve (1/2 marathon trail running events), pushed me to do a wider range of training and corrected my technique. I really appreciate his depth of knowledge and the way he explains why each exercise is helps me stayed motivated.
Mick Ravlic
Constable Counties Manukau Police
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I have been with Coach Stephen for a few months now and without a doubt I can say my overall fitness has skyrocketed. I needed his help to prepare for a selection course where I would be tested to my physical limits. His specific training programs helped me nail the course without injury. I can always rely on him to reply and tweak my program to fit with my schedule and how I am feeling. Can’t wait to see what else we can achieve.
Renato Silva
Jiu Jitsu Black Belt
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I always have great work with FXV. Steve is knowledgeable and friendly. The workouts are well balanced with a range of exercises. He pushes me but still leaves me with energy to perform at my Jiu Jitsu training. Highly recommend it for injury prevention and improved performance!
Brent Newdick
Decathlete, Olympic & Commonwealth Games
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Steve helped me prepare for and travelled with me to several international events over 3 years. We got my jumps and throws firing at the same time and I hit several PBs at Gotzis in 2011. I also qualified for the London Olympics and came first in the Australian Championships 2012 in Melbourne under his guidance. Steve pushed me to my limits and intuitively understood what I needed. I highly recommend him to anyone wanting to improve their performance.