The Academy of Excellence provides world class strength and conditioning coaching. The programming has been designed to assist young athletes in their chosen sport and has been developed by some of the best strength and conditioning coaches in the area – if not the world!

It has been created for young elite athletes in the area to develop their sporting skills and fulfil their sporting potential. The Academy’s main goal is to improve athletic performance, reduce the risk of injury, and condition their bodies in preparation for their sporting goals.

We currently have lots of different athletes taking part in the Academy so if your child is serious about a chosen sport and would like to develop their potential; the Academy is the best place to start!


Sue Richard has excelled in the fitness industry for over 20 years. Through her various roles as a Personal Trainer, Group Fitness Instructor, Team Trainer and Club Manager she has inspired thousands of health club members towards incredible results. Sue is regarded internationally for her passion in developing and training personal trainers and it is in her role as the director of Training for TRIBE Team Training™ where she inspires TRIBE Coaches around the world to become the absolute best in what they do. At ProActive, she coaches TribeLIFE and leads her team members to achieve more than they ever thought possible!

Aaron is a Peak Performance Coach. Looking at nutrition, movement, mind-set and recovery strategies for optimal health and performance.

After working overseas for 15 years with a wide range of clients from Olympic athletes to CEO’s and weekend warriors, Aaron has come to Wanaka to take some of his own advice. Restoring a work life balance. Sessions with Aaron will be fun, varied and results driven.