meet the team

Our Coaches

About Us
13
Years of experience
3
Olympic Games

QUALIFICATIONS:


  • Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science (in progress)
  • Diploma of Nutrition and Dietetics - In Progress
  • Strength and Conditioning Level 1 (ASCA)
  • CrossFit Level 1
  • CrossFit Gymnastics
  • Gymnastics Australia Beginner Coach
  • Functional Movement Systems Level 1 (FMS)
  • Functional Range Conditioning (FRC) Mobility Specialist
  • Certificate III/IV in Fitness (Master Trainer)
  • TRX Suspension Training Course Level 1 (TRX Qualified)
  • Stick Mobility Level 1
  • Diving Australia Level 2 Coach
  • Diving Australia Level 3 Judge


Melissa Wu

Melissa Wu is a World Class athlete who has competed at 3 Olympics and 4 Commonwealth Games.

Melissa coaches the gymnastics programs at HrdKAW Strength and has experience coaching gymnastics strength and skill, and CrossFit gymnastics.

Melissa is a current member of the Australian Diving Team and a New South Wales Institute of Sport (NSWIS) Scholarship holder. She is a platform specialist and competes in the women’s 10m individual and women’s 10m synchro events. She is a 3 time Olympian and Olympic Silver Medallist, and has represented Australia at 4 Commonwealth Games. Melissa won a Gold Medal in the Women’s 10m individual platform at the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games. Melissa made her Australian team debut at just 13 years of age in the 2006 Melbourne Commonwealth Games, where she won a Silver Medal. By age 16 Melissa had won medals in every major open international diving competition, as well as winning a Gold Medal at Junior World Championships.

Melissa is currently also coaching an NSWIS Diving Target Squad, which aims to bring through Australia’s next generation of Olympic Divers. She herself loves to learn and train new skills that challenge her both physically and mentally and she has the same enthusiasm when it comes to coaching. She combines this with an emphasis 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. She not only focuses on the physical aspects of training but also the importance of mindset, injury prevention, work ethic, optimal nutrition and recovery.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT:


  • ASCA Implementing Gymnastics in Athletic Preparation Programs Workshop
  • Squat PBs With Adonis (Squat Workshop)
  • School of Movement Kids Movement and Strength Workshop
  • Performance Summit 2019

About Us
10
Years of experience
14
Australian Representative

QUALIFICATIONS:


  • Exercise and Sports Science (in progress)
  • Strength and Conditioning Level 1 (ASCA)
  • Strength and Conditioning Level 2 (ASCA) - In Progress
  • AWF Level 2 Weightlifting Coach
  • Weightlifting State Level Referee
  • CrossFit Level 1
  • Functional Movement Systems Level 1 (FMS)
  • Certificate III/IV in Fitness (Master Trainer)
  • Level 1 Sports Trainer
  • TRX Suspension Training Course Level 1 (TRX Qualified)


Joshua Wu

Joshua Wu is a 14 time Australian representative in Weightlifting at Youth, Junior and Senior international level.

Josh is an elite weightlifter and head coach of HrdKAW Weightlifting Club. He has been involved in weightlifting for 11 years and has represented Australia at youth, junior and senior level. He is a Senior Oceania Bronze Medallist and was the first reserve in the mens 69kg weight category for the 2018 Commonwealth Games.

Josh has been coaching for 4 years and established HrdKAW Weightlifting Club in 2019. He has experience coaching weightlifting and also Olympic weightlifting movements for CrossFit, along with CrossFit classes. Josh puts great emphasis on performing lifts with good technique and movement patterns to maximise efficiency and minimise injury. Josh also enjoys expanding his skill set and has recently competed in a novice powerlifting competition.

In addition to coaching the weightlifting programs at HrdKAW Strength Josh also coaches weightlifting technique classes and is a CrossFit coach at CrossFit Arete. He is also a CrossFit coach at CrossFit 2147.


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT:


  • Presenter at Performance Summit 2019
  • Squat PBs With Adonis (Squat Workshop)
  • Oly4Kids
  • CrossFit Gymnastics Workshop for Coaches by Melissa Wu
  • Stick Mobility Workshop