About us

HrdKAW Strength

HrdKAW Strength is co-owned by Australian representative athletes Melissa Wu (diving) and Joshua Wu (weightlifting). We are a strength and skill based gym specialising in Olympic weightlifting and gymnastics, with a focus on impeccable technique and optimal movement patterns. Our programs are individualised and ideal for novice to elite athletes seeking to enhance strength, power development and athletic performance. We offer face-to-face and online coaching.

About Us
Our Story

Our Name

In 2014 our lives were changed forever when our precious sister Kirsten took her own life. Our tight knit family was shattered and none of us would ever be the same again. Kirsten was in her 3rd year of Dentistry, she had also competed for Australia as a Junior weightlifter and she was a self-taught baker of amazing creations. There was nothing Kirsten couldn’t do and she was good at everything she did. She had a zest for life that was infectious and her smile lit up the room and our lives. Kirsten was a social butterfly and she made friends wherever she went...

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Meet the team

Our Coaches

Joshua Wu


Joshua places great importance on teaching the fundamentals with great technique and individual programming for all his weightlifting and PT clients.

Sonja Porter

Melissa WU


Melissa focuses on building strength and teaching good movement patterns and technique. Some of the most important things Melissa teaches are drawn from her many years of experience as a world-class athlete.

how to find us

Contact us


We service the Western Sydney, Hills and Penrith areas.


0452 287 822