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, one-to-one Personal Coaching or an Open Gym session 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.
With over 60 years of collective coaching experience the AGOGA team understands the importance of a flexible mobile body to improve posture and day to day movement.
We are here to help you unleash your inner athlete!

Join us in class or one to one personal coaching.

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Team Coaches (2)



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 1000’s of clients achieve their goals over the past 20 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 over 10 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.




An ex-pro Rugby player who joins us from the UK, Will has a passion for strength training and functional fitness. Will’s Rugby career included two Junior World Cups with his native Scotland at U-20 level, a Pro12 Winners medal with Glasgow Warriors, and a wealth of knowledge about how elite athletes prepare and compete. Aside from a love of strength training, Will also competes in Hyrox, winning the 2023 Sydney event in the Men’s Doubles U-30 category, and qualifying for the World Championships in 2024! Yes! 👏🏼                                           

Our newest Bondi local, Will is learning to surf (slowly) and has developed an unfortunate soft spot for almond croissants 🙂

Will’s qualifications include Cert III and IV in Fitness and First Aid.




Nate’s passion is to help people change their lives in the simplest and most realistic ways possible. He started his career as a diver in the Navy and developed his mindset around what it takes to succeed both physically and mentally in some of the most unforgiving environments imaginable. But don’t let that scare you, Nate believes everyone deserves the right to good health and to be happy with themselves inside and out. With over 18 years of coaching and fitness experience.

Nate has honed his techniques firstly for himself as a representative 400m track and field athlete, and now helps all those that train with him, reach their goals. He cares deeply about his clients, and there’s nothing of more value to Nate than helping somebody go through an experience that makes them happy, confident, and strong.

Nate’s qualifications include Cert III and IV in Fitness, Boxing level 1, Australian Strength and Conditioning and Senior First Aid.