pronunciation / AH-GO-JYAH /

Spartan word for the education and training regimen used to create “a class of warrior citizens” – strong of mind, unflinchingly loyal and physically unmatched.


Based in Sydney’s beautiful Bondi, AGOGA has been the Eastern Suburbs’ health, fitness and energy hub since 2012.

Whether it’s Small Group Training classes or one-to-one Personal Coaching we’ve got you covered. 

Our training ethos is simple. We Train Like Athletes.

A professional athlete’s approach to training includes more than just ‘going hard at the gym’. They have a team of experts monitoring their training intensity to minimise risk of injury, so they can maximise their performance and are regularly assessed to provide feedback on their progress. None of this is possible without a comprehensive nutrition plan and quality rest to help aid recovery.
Based on these essential qualities for high performing athletes, we have created the AGOGA ‘5 key principles’ for high performance training:
  1. Exercise
  2. Measurement and Evaluation
  3. Nutrition
  4. Injury Prevention
  5. Rest and Recovery
These key principles are the building blocks to help our members (our athletes) become Stronger, Leaner, Faster. 
We have a ‘no ego’ policy and a supportive, nurturing environment that brings out the absolute best in our diverse community of members.
Your inner athlete is just waiting to emerge, we can’t wait to welcome you to your new favourite place to train.



Owner and Head Coach


AGOGA’s owner and Head Coach John. A former professional beach volleyballer, junior tennis coach, and aerobics competitor (back in the ‘90s), he has also run his own martial  arts dojo on the Gold Coast’s Main Beach.

Nowadays, John’s passion is for functional fitness and long-distance running. Competitions, fun-runs, half and full marathons – he loves it all, and is dedicated to helping others achieve their fitness and running goals. From assisting everyday athletes to move better, to developing sporting movement patterns and improving client mindset, John is a powerhouse of group and personal coaching having helped 100’s of clients achieve their goals over the past 15 years.

John’s qualifications include Certificates III and IV in Fitness; Certified TRX and Strongfirst Kettlebell Instructor; Level 2 FMT Trainer; Level 2 Punchfit Boxing instructor; ASCA Strength and Conditioning Coach Level 1; and Senior First Aid.





Emily is known as AGOGA’s Hybrid Trainer because she’s got it all! Her early career as a professional dancer evolved when she moved to Australia and immersed herself in the study of fitness and yoga.

From her graceful movement and dynamic speed to her incredible strength and mobility, Emily is a veteran Bondi trainer who’s constantly exploring how to train the body to move more efficiently and enhance overall wellbeing.

With several years of experience, Emily’s qualifications include Certificates III and IV in Fitness; Diploma of Fitness; Diploma of Remedial Massage; 200hrs Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga teacher training; 150hrs continuous advanced training; Barre and Mat Pilates instructor; Pre and Post Natal Personal coaching; and First Aid.




Jared originally from the sunny Gold Coast now calls Sydney home. His areas of focus in the health and fitness industry are wide and varied which include strength and conditioning and injury prevention and management while putting a big focus on quality of movement.

His passion for fitness has stemmed from a life of sport and is driven from the positive and long lasting effects of health and well-being on the physical and mental state achieved through a balanced life.

If you don’t see Jared’s smiling face in the centre of the studio you will most probably find him on the beaches of Bondi, studying new research or finding his next challenger in a workout of his creation. He’s also one hell of a Personal Coach for one on one training.

Jared’s qualifications include Certificates III and IV in Fitness and First Aid.





Sam has been a Yoga Teacher & Movement Coach for over a decade. Originally from Toronto, Canada – Sam has called Bondi home for several years and is thrilled to be a part of the community at AGOGA!

A massive love of yoga & functional movement, and holds strong the belief that the skills we learn through movement such as resilience & adaptability translate directly into our daily lives, supporting us to be stronger & more connected in life. Sam loves to explore new & fun ways to move, whether through handstands, rock climbing, canyoning & hiking in the national parks.

Taking your training on a more personal journey requires knowledge, experience and ‘been there and done it’ mindset. These are the types of traits you can expect from Coach Sam. For a full breakdown on how personal coaching can fast track your goals, please contact us.

Qualifications – Fitness and Health Diploma, Cert 3 & 4 in Fitness, 200 hour RYT, 500 HR of continuous training, Trigger Point Myofascial Compression Techniques, First Aid & CPR.

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