Auckland Strength & Conditioning Coach Steve Buckley Focuses on Grass Roots

The expense for a grass roots athlete to maintain a club membership, coach, equipment, and uniform is expensive enough so often Strength and Conditioning is considered a luxury and overlooked. However, specialised strength and conditioning training is fundamental for all elite athletes allowing them to keep up with their sporting demands, enhanced performance as well as protecting their bodies from injury. See more here

This is where Steve’s online fitness programmes provide a solution by giving the benefit of one-on-one personal training with a high-performance Strength and Conditioning expert at minimal cost, no travel required and without requiring a gym membership.

Generic fitness apps and online programmes follow cookie cutter recipes which may show results at first however, as the workout is not specifically targeted to the users’ goals and capabilities, they often miss their targets or hit a wall. Correct technique, precise information and accountability is key to successful and continuous improvement. Steve’s online personal training programmes differ from cookie cutter programmes as he designs and oversees each programme himself. He is enthusiastic about athletes reaching their maximum potential and thoughtfully creates each programme accounting for current ability and progressing safely and steadily towards their goals. Steve is accessible by phone or email to his clients and personally monitors and guides each individual. More details about the online programme can be found here:

Steve offers performance testing services so athletes can benchmark themselves as well as tracking their individual performance over time. He is currently finishing an online testing platform to track and monitor performance metrics.

He also offers one-on-one personal training at a high-end fitness facility in Auckland CBD. During the first Covid-19 lockdown in NZ Steve saw people lose access to their gyms. In times of uncertainty, exercise is even more important to maintaining overall health and wellness. Steve realised the importance of delivering meaningful online fitness programmes with the use of minimal equipment such as resistance bands and body weight.

Steve’s online personal training programmes appeal up and coming athletes training for a particular sport, event, test or recovering from injury. Although, several years were spent focusing on basketball Steve is well known in NZ’s sporting community as he spent seven years as strength and conditioning specialist at High Performance Sport NZ. He has experience and expertise in a wide range of sports and events from athletics to netball and cycling to golf.

Whether in person training or an online programme a gym membership is unnecessary. Steve’s one-on-one training includes access to a high-end facility in Auckland Central and his online programmes can be written with or without equipment. Athletes can tell him what they have access to, and he will make it work for them. Those with a gym membership Steve’s online programmes make the most of the gym facility without the expense of an inhouse personal trainer.

Those interested can talk to Steve on the phone or Zoom so he can understand current levels of fitness and strength, previous injuries, or medical conditions. He will then use this information to build a training plan.

Training programmes are loaded to an online platform which shows example videos and allows Steve to follow the progress. Steve creates a progressive training plan over a four-to-six-week period to ensure starting level is improved steadily each week. Tracking progress on the online platform is easy. These serve as additional motivators and reinforcers. Aucklanders can see Steve for in person for strength and conditioning training. More info is available on this video here Strength and Conditioning Coach Auckland – Personal Trainer Steve Buckley – YouTube

Steve Buckley Personal Trainer
Steve Buckley Personal Trainer

64 Cook Street

New Zealand

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