Maximum Potential Calisthenics

Calisthenics Personal Training Sydney

One-on-one personalised training to get you results, fast!

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Work With a Personal Trainer to Unlock Your Strength Potential

Understanding how to reach your strength potential using just your own bodyweight is difficult, adding reps & sets just doesn’t cut it.

This can be frustrating and may leave you feeling powerless and unmotivated.

You shouldn’t need to motivate yourself AND understand progressions AND build a program!

That’s what we’ve done since 2013! Reach your goals with personal training in Sydney.

I do PT sessions at Observatory Hill with Nathan and its been the best decision I've made.

“I’ve been training with MPC for a year and a half now. I do PT sessions at Observatory Hill with Nathan and its been the best decision I’ve made.
My goals were to gain my strength back without reinjuring myself time and time again and Nathan has definitely helped make that happen by helping me focus on my form during training and reaching my full potential.

The classes are fun and you meet some pretty great people along the way.”

Kristel McPherson

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Personalised, Results Driven Personal Training

Your results are our passion and we understand that everyone starts from somewhere, us included!

One-on-one personal training offers a unique personalised experience with a program built specifically for you.

A Simple Plan That Works

Train Consistently

1. Book in YOUR Free Launch Session

2. Choose Your Personal Training Sessions

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3. Gain Strength and Have Fun!

Personal Training Locations - Sydney

Want us to come to you? Contact us for a free quote for extra travel costs.

Prefer to train online? PT via Zoom now available.

Flexible Training Options

Our Gold and Platinum memberships are the perfect fit for those looking to combine Personal Training with classes.

Alternatively, if you’re just after one on one training, then we have you covered there too.

All PT options include an online plan to keep you training for times you can’t do it in-person.

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What Our Students Are Saying

Kathryn Chalker
Kathryn Chalker
11:12 23 Oct 22
I absolutely love training with MPC! I have tried many different gyms and group training programs in the past, but this... is the first time I have become a regular and made a long-term commitment. Dave is a very approachable, friendly and knowledgeable trainer who helps to keep me accountable and reach my goals. The training sessions are tailored to my ability level and goals but not only that I have so much fun getting stronger and learning new skills. The MPC community is very supportive and friendly where newcomers are made to feel very welcome. I would highly recommend Dave and Maximum Potential Calisthenics!read more
Lianne Moller
Lianne Moller
06:24 10 Aug 22
Joined MPC as a fun alternative to the gym and also to improve mobility in my injured knee. Two months in I can again... go down stairs without pain and am close to my first pistol squat!!! Dave is a great coach, and nails the balance between keeping each workout challenging without me ever feeling like i'll overdo it or injure myself. I'm impressed with how quickly I've gained strength with his more
John Cat
John Cat
09:16 16 Jun 22
Maximum Callisthenics has been a fantastic community and group to train in .They have trainers that are quite... knowledgeable and very passionate about Callisthenics .I have been part of this group for a few years now and Dave has really brought my strength to another level that I have never thought I would reach .Recommend MPC to anyone !read more
Joseph Braun
Joseph Braun
09:09 02 May 22
I have been training with Dave 3 times a week since the end of January. It started out as a goal to get stronger for a... Spartan competition but he turned into the highlights of my week as I look forward to progressing my strength with a great trainer and an amazing community. I would definitely recommend this to anyone looking for strength training!!read more
julian fung
julian fung
03:42 20 Feb 22
Ive been training with MPC for a few months now, they’re a very welcoming bunch and it’s a relaxed training... environment, having said that, I came to MPC with a few years of consistent traditional strength and conditioning gym training under my belt and all I’ll say is that it has been a very humbling experience, the general calibre of the students is testament to the quality of the training and more
Gordon Qin
Gordon Qin
06:51 12 Feb 22
I have training with Dave once a week and could not recommend them highly enough. I have gone from struggling with a... few pull ups to being able to comfortable sound several sets of 10 and have certainly improved my upper body strength. Sessions are certainly enjoyable and include a lovely variety of different exercises. I once again recommend Max Potential Calisthenics and recommend anyone interested in functional body strength training to get in touch and start your own journey!read more
Petr Hudecek
Petr Hudecek
23:54 17 Jan 22
Dave has been instrumental as a trainer in improving my strength, endurance and overall health condition in the last 6... years. Very knowledgeable and experienced, he has helped me with my dodgy knee and lower back problems. Calisthenics is fun and Maximum Potential Calisthenics makes it even more fun. Highly recommended!read more
Shey Lee
Shey Lee
02:25 13 Jan 22
I’ve been training with Nathan for around 5 weeks now, PT and group classes. In such a short time My strength has... progressed a lot and learnt so many things. He is very professional and pushes me to achieve my goals. Highly recommendedread more
Paul Wahltuch
Paul Wahltuch
04:02 12 Jan 22
Dave is an excellent trainer and full of knowledge.I've learnt a ton in the last few months and can honestly say I've... never had such excellent fitness outcomes!read more
Stephen Noble
Stephen Noble
11:43 09 Dec 21
Calisthenics is the best “bang for your buck” exercise hands down. It combines strength, mobility and endurance into a... one hour session to make you feel like you’ve run a marathon. As a Long time student (4+ years) I’m constantly finding new ways to improve my body through MPC.Excellent trainers with a thorough knowledge of the body to help get the most out of your workouts and you’ll feel muscles you never knew you had.You begin with foundations and safely move through progressions to more advanced exercises.You’ll meet people from all walks of life with the same vigour for working out as you and having classes motivates you to get up and go.I can’t recommend MPC enough and recommend anyone to try at least one more
Cameron McMillan
Cameron McMillan
21:07 05 Dec 21
I was looking for an entry-point into Callisthenics and MPC has more than delivered. The main benefits of joining MPC... for me have been:- Small class sizes.- The quality of the training location, Turruwul Park, which has a comprehensive outdoor gym, good tree cover, and 2 tennis courts in which to practice handstands.- The variety of classes available throughout the week (Pull Strength, Push Strength, Hand balancing, Mobility, Core, Bar Skills).- The technical knowledge of the instructor (Nathan).- The playful, social atmosphere of the classes.After 8 weeks of attending these classes, my arms and shoulders are bigger, and my handstand has improved significantly. I would highly recommend more
Elizabeth Major
Elizabeth Major
01:51 19 Nov 21
Nathan is such a great coach, he really knows how to get the best out of me. He really pushes me and knows so much... about correct cali technique and strength training. Even when I turned up tired today, he amended the workout on the spot according to how I was feeling. And to leave me finishing on a high, able to do a new skill, that was really good coaching. Highly recommend!!read more
Shane Hurst
Shane Hurst
04:06 17 Nov 21
I started with Maximum Potential Calisthenics a little over 6 years ago with David Mace. I was bored of lifting weights... at the gym and had always wanted to learn how to muscle up. I had practiced online progressions and spent some time at a CrossFit gym, but felt like I was going nowhere! When I first met Dave, I told him my goal and within 2 sessions I had my first successful, albeit inconsistent, muscle up. Dave’s patience, commitment, professionalism and expert knowledge really sets him and the MP Calisthenics team apart from most other fitness professionals. Over 6 years later I can now do free standing handstand push-ups, back levers, front levers and human flags. I would highly highly recommend the crew at Maximum Potential Calisthenics to anyone wanting to change their fitness lives!read more
Rasha Dahdal
Rasha Dahdal
08:53 17 Oct 21
I started training with Nathan a little while ago as a complete beginner. I have since noticed great strength and... mobility gains and have learned heaps about a very new method of training! I could not recommend the team more you will learn and grow very quickly!read more
Andrea Giannini
Andrea Giannini
08:39 02 Sep 21
Amazing crew and amazing community! I started as a beginner and they made me feel part of the family since the first... moment! With such an incredible consideration for everyone's needs and goals, I experience every day their knowledge and passion in what they do, keeping all of us extremely motivate in order to reach our limits and set up new ones every week! Absolutely suggested to everyone!P. S.Nathan knows Italian better than me, and I'm Italian!! Just unbelievableread more
Lilyann VM
Lilyann VM
21:05 01 Aug 21
Highly recommend these trainers, they are knowledgeable, friendly and professional. I’ve been training with them for... over a year and a half and have been seeing great results in my stretch and more
Matt Roberts
Matt Roberts
06:57 25 Jul 21
Had fun as a beginner here. Great team of trainers and training community overall. They are very approachable, fun and... can pretty much adapt anything to more
P Bouks
P Bouks
07:17 02 Jun 21
Nathan and his team are the most wonderful and professional group that you're ever likely to meet. You will hit all of... your goals and have a laugh doing it. Amazing community too, friendly and fun with none of the macho grossness of some other fitness more
Laura Sidhom
Laura Sidhom
07:56 18 May 21
I have been training at MPC for about 4 months now and have seen a quick improvement in my strength. The group training... sessions are great, they are the right amount of fun and also keep me accountable and on track with my goals. Dave is super knowledgeable and ensures there is always a regression or progression exercise depending on how you are tracking / injuries / goals, meaning classes are always productive. There is also a great variety of classes to choose from. Highly recommend for anyone who wants to see some progress in their more
Nicole Quinn
Nicole Quinn
02:44 14 May 21
Highly recommend, great environment, I see myself getting stronger every week and the classes are so much fun
Chris M
Chris M
00:47 14 May 21
I've trained with MPC for a couple of years, mainly at Observatory Hill, and it's awesome. Noticed the progress after a... few weeks. Great atmosphere, especially Saturday mornings. Give it a month and you wont want to stopread more
Tom Randall
Tom Randall
03:01 12 May 21
Have trained with them since 2018. Knowledgable, practical, and supportive team. Strength and ability has improved... substantially with no real injuries. Lots of ways to approach training and levels of commitment. Feel very lucky to have found them!read more
Sean Baker
Sean Baker
22:52 22 Apr 21
Maximum Potential Calisthenics is a great crew of knowledgeable, dedicated and genuine trainers with a robust program... that can fit to any fitness level.You'll learn a wide range of body-weight exercises you can do without gym equipment, improve your mobility and flexibility as well as learn some advanced hand balancing.I can say under Dave and the team I saw more improvement in my strength, mobility and general fitness in a year than many years of other more
Christopher Williams
Christopher Williams
23:52 15 Apr 21
I would recommend Maximum Potential Calestheniics to everyone! For myself, MPC are a great team, that keep me... motivated and challenge me to approach each day, with the idea that 'today I will do better than yesterday'. They've let me go at my own pace, yet keep encouraging me to improve on any mental or physical barriers I have, towards progression. They all also make training fun!I enjoy calestheniics for many reasons, it's outdoors but doesn't have to be outdoors.And personally I find that there's elements of meditation and art to the discipline, helping you grow stronger each day. Also, as someone who previously had one prolapsed disc in my lower back and some further nerve impingement higher up, its been a fantastic discovery to help regain my fitness. Keep it up guys. Thanks, more
Ross Gardner
Ross Gardner
21:21 14 Apr 21
I have been training with Dave for the past 2 years and have found the small group PT sessions work very well for me,... as they are social with the benefits of having a personal trainer. The hyper strong sessions have been a game changer in increasing my overall strength and also give me a work out I always look forward tooread more
Alessia Manfredini
Alessia Manfredini
20:15 24 Mar 21
Definitely worth a try!Dave, Nathan and Anthea know how to guide you to reach your goals whatever they are. My push... ups got stronger, I can now do side to side pull ups and my dragon flag has never been this low and controlled. In addition to these, my skills are improving every week. My back lever is now solid and I'm starting to see good results from my front lever preparation too.On top of that, it's real fun working out with these guys!read more
Drew Nguyen
Drew Nguyen
05:00 17 Mar 21
When I first started I couldn’t do a chin-up and managed 1 pretty unconvincing push-up. Now, I could do 3 chin-ups, 20... push-ups and a 5sec free standing handstand among other things that I never dreamed of doing (like dragon pistol squats and a standing back-bend). The trainers – Dave, Nathan, Anthea and Myles – are the friendliest and most dedicated coaches. I highly highly highly recommend more
Lawrence Coelho
Lawrence Coelho
23:23 26 Feb 21
I have always done my fitness routines at gyms but with Covid restrictions was looking at things I could do with just... body weight exercises and found this thing called "Calisthenics" 😊My entire experience with Maximum Potential Calisthenics has been awesome! I messaged them over the Christmas break and was surprised that they were able to organise a fitness assessment for me with Nathan in the first week of January 2021. I had a few concerns having NO previous calisthenics experience at all but Nathan was able to quickly put my mind at ease and I joined up in the second week of January.Since joining I have only gone from strength to strength over the last 2 months…- from never being able to do a handstand (fear of falling on my head) to now progressing to do a wall handstand hold (28 sec).- from never being able to do a pull up or chin up unassisted to doing 2 pull ups and 4 chin ups unassisted- my maximum deadlifts in December 2020 was 80kg, February 2021 is 130kg (attribute this largely to the improvement in the grip strength required for calisthenics)Nathan is an awesome coach and takes the time to find out your goals and weaknesses so you can improve on them. The crew that show up to Turruwul Park are awesome, very friendly and supportive. Am sure the rest of the MPC coaches are just as great and have no hesitation in recommending them if you want to give it a go (which you should). My only regret is not having done it sooner!read more
Danny White
Danny White
10:26 21 Nov 20
Dave, Nathan, and the rest of the crew are amazing. If you’re thinking of getting into calisthenics (which you should),... give them a go.I came in mid-September not knowing a thing. Three-ish months later, I’ve got a solid training regime and am feeling stronger than ever.The MPC crew is great at keeping check of your progress so you don’t stagnate. They also get the best out of you each session without it being a slog. The crowd that shows up (for group sessions) is a solid bunch, too.I started by reaching out to Dave via phone. He called back and patiently took in my situation. We even had a quick 1:1 session to figure out where I’d start, if I chose to join. I’d recommend doing the more
Thomas newall
Thomas newall
06:49 29 Sep 20
The coaches are great. They take the time to find out your goals and weaknesses so they can work with you on reaching... them. The community is also amazing, everyone is very supportive and friendly. I enjoyed my time there and look forward to coming backread more
Naveed Saleh
Naveed Saleh
20:01 30 Dec 19
I started maximum potential calisthenics about 7 months ago and have seen more progress than ever. Not only a wonderful... soul Dave knows my strengths and weaknesses exactly and how to improve them.The community in maximum potential calisthenics is fantastic and I enjoy coming to every session :)read more
Neil Saul
Neil Saul
06:29 23 Aug 19
Dave and all the trainers at MP Calisthenics are brilliant! The training sessions are practical, focused and... supportive. It has been great to see my strength + definition improve - week by week - all in a friendly and energised environment. The horizontal classes and headstands are the best! As the inspiring name suggests, Maximum Potential Calisthenics really helps one to achieve their maximum potential - one calisthenics exercise at a more
Marcelo Mello
Marcelo Mello
04:59 09 Jul 19
I've been training with Dave for more than one year and a half. My progress has been great. I went from not being able... to do more than 5 chin ups to doing archer pull ups and 35kg weighted pull ups. He knows a lot about calisthenics and fitness in general while also being a great guy. All the classes have a great atmosphere since everyone is friendly. The other trainers are also great. I recommend training with Dave in either Jannali or Observatory Hill if you don't like the gym environment and/or doing more
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Personal Training - Your Questions Answered

This really depends on your circumstances. If you are new to training you may benefit from a few personal training sessions before starting classes. PT sessions are a great way to master an exercise sooner, giving you one-on-one time with the trainer to discuss your goals and history in more detail as well as get to know your trainer. 

Likewise, some people simply prefer to do one-on-one personal training rather than working out in a group setting – it really is up to your own personal preference, budget and timetable. 

Other benefits of PT include:

  • Flexibility – find a time that suits you, rather than fitting into the class timetable
  • Greater accountability – your PT will follow up with you via SMS or Whatsapp to help keep you motivated and accountable
  • More time to focus on your technique to make sure you are using proper form and technique
  • Variety – we can mix up the PT sessions to suit your changing goals and add more variety
  • Extra support for specific needs such as rehab or training for a sports event
  • Your experience is personalised, the whole session is just about you!

If your goal is to learn the proper form and technique for specific exercises, a few sessions with a personal trainer may be enough.

However, if you want to make long-term changes with ongoing accountability, support and guidance then you could consider doing PT on-going. 

Some of our students have started off on PT or PT + Classes (Gold membership) and then dropped down to doing just classes. Others have just done PT for years, it really is up to your own circumstances and preferences. 

Other students have started classes and booked PT sessions here and there to work on specific needs. We are flexible in whichever setup you think would work best for you. We can discuss this in your free launch session.

First, we’ll schedule a free launch session where we can discuss your goals, training preferences and any history or current injury. 

Your first session will be a gentle introduction to the program (unless you tell us you let us know you want a more intense workout) to get you familiar with the exercises and stretches. 

Our friendly, knowledgeable trainers will let you know why we recommend certain exercises, what muscles you’ll be working and how to activate muscles to get the most from the exercise as well as prevent injury. 

Each session we’ll either work on push, pull or legs or a full body workout, depending on how often you train. When exercises get too easy, you’ll progress to the next ones!

You can expect plenty of great conversation, information and fun whilst you get strong!

Overall, the goal of the Free Launch Session is to get a clear understanding of your needs and goals. This will allow us to create a customised plan that will help you achieve your fitness and strength objectives.

During this session, we’ll also get you to do a warm-up and a few exercises to help determine your starting point.

Wear your sports gear and bring a bottle of water.

When starting out we recommend booking 2 sessions per week, as well as finding time to do a 3rd session in your own time, to help establish a good routine. Working with us one-on-one twice a week will get you up and running with the program quickly and will get you results sooner. 

Of course, you may not be able to train twice a week or you may want to train more times per week it’s really up to you. 

We’ll set you up with a program that you can use outside of the session so you can do more workouts if you want to. These can be done at home with little to no equipment, at the gym or in an outdoor gym.

If you are training 2-3 times per week you can see results in as little as 2 weeks. If you can stay consistent, even if that’s just training twice a week, over time you will get results. Consistency is key. 

Getting adequate sleep (where possible) and sticking to a healthy, nutritious diet can also help you get better results. A well-rested body with all the nutrients it needs will be able to recover and adapt much quicker than someone who is sleep-deprived and getting poor nutrition. 

We’ll provide you with details of a free app that you can download to your phone and set up a program tailored to your needs. 

You’ll be able to track the number of reps and sets as well as the difficulty of each exercise. At the end of the workout, you’ll get a summary of any Personal Bests you may have achieved. 

Over time we’ll mix up the workouts and progress exercises to keep things interesting and to help you reach your goals.

No please come and have your free launch session so we can discuss your injury and how we can support you.

We have helped people with various injuries and niggles including knees, shoulders, wrists, elbows and backs. Our experienced trainers can recommend exercises and muscle activation drills to help you recover sooner.

Not at all! At MPC we have been trained to work with clients of all ages and strength levels and will create programs for your individual needs. We have worked with teenagers all the way to students in their 70s, there’s no limit you just need to show up and work with you to get the most from your sessions. 

For older adults, working with one of our personal trainers can help to improve balance and coordination, build muscle mass and bone density, and decrease the risk of falls and injuries. We can work with specific health conditions/ injuries to find the right exercises for your needs. 

For younger adults and teenagers, our PTs can help to build strength, improve athletic performance and teach proper form and technique to reduce the risk of injury.

There are a couple of options here, firstly you can join our small group classes that are run at various locations including the Sutherland Shire, Rosebery and the Sydney CBD.

Group classes are a great way to meet like minded people who want to get strong. You’ll also get guidance from our trainers, support from the friendly community and motivation to keep up your weekly routine. 

Alternatively, we can give you a program within an app to follow in your own time, so you can get your sessions in when it’s most convenient for you. 

We recommend doing some light exercises such as walking and stretching between workouts to allow the muscles to recover more easily.

Our trainers are all certificate III and certificate IV qualified and do ongoing training and development. 

Our founder Dave developed our core programs and continues to make adjustments over time to improve the outcomes for our students. Dave has provided training and guidance for all our trainers and he and Nathan are committed to continual learning to be able to pass down the latest findings from research and experience. 

Dave has completed many certifications including the progressive calisthenics certification and various movement certifications. All our trainers are up to date on their first aid training. 

At MPC we provide Calisthenics or bodyweight strength training to help improve your strength and allow you to reach your potential. 

We are not Drill Sergeants! Our approach is friendly, informative, practical and tailored to your needs. You’ll be kept on track with your workout and we’ll follow up with you between sessions to check on how you are going.

With Calisthenics you use your own body weight to build strength. 

This has many benefits including:

  • Safe progressions to get you to your goals without injury
  • No gym membership required
  • Work out at home, in the park – you name it!
  • Get stronger than you thought possible
  • Practical movements for everyday situations (walking down stairs, lifting objects etc.)

Absolutely, our trainers operate in the Sutherland Shire, Sydney CBD and Rosebery so you choose where you prefer to train and when. 

Perhaps you live in Rosebery but work in the CBD, so you could have a PT session in both locations with different trainers or the same trainer – you choose!

I cannot recommend this program enough!

“I’ve been training with MPC, and Nathan, in the city and Turruwul Park for over 18 months.

I train 1 on 1 with Nathan and I have seen an enormous improvement in my strength, flexibility and overall health. Nathan’s knowledge translates into excellent and variable programs that continually challenge my body and mind which I find incredibly stimulating.

With MPC I feel that I have found an ideal training program for me as I approach turning 50 in the best shape of my life.

I cannot recommend this program enough!”

Jesse Todd
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