Personal Training for Teens in Canberra

(ages 12-22)

Bear Athletic teaches a broad range of strength and conditioning exercises and protocols to make sure you are exposed to the correct stimulus for the best possible outcome for you, these include:

  • Olympic lifting
  • Gymnastics
  • Callisthenics
  • Athletic drills and technique sessions
  • Flexibility and mobility session
  • General Hypertrophy
  • Proprioception based sessions

As well as participating in these sessions the athlete will also be educated on the importance of these sessions and the possible physiological outcomes for them from the specific training they are undergoing.

Whether you want to play for your state, train to become the next sporting star or just want to improve your overall athletic ability and feel comfortable in a gym environment, Bear Athletic will create a program to help you reach your goals and unlock your maximal athletic potential.

This is achieved by conducting a one on one session where the client is put through a testing battery and thorough discussion of long, medium and short-term goals to best fit the needs of the individual's sport.

Bear Athletic provides customized evidence-based programming to the individual's needs such as sports specific training including running micro meso, and macrocycles to make sure you’re at your peak and perform at your best when the time is needed.

We focus on the fundamentals and proper movement patterns at Bear Athletic, which from evidence-based research has been proven to be the most effective approach to athletic development in adolescents and has the best possible future outcomes such as injury reduction (Myers, Beam and Fakhoury, 2017) (Costigan et al., 2019).


Costigan, S., Lubans, D., Lonsdale, C., Sanders, T., and del Pozo Cruz, B. (2019). Associations between physical activity intensity and well-being in adolescents. Preventive Medicine, [online] 125, pp.55-61. Available at: [Accessed 7 Jan. 2020].

García-Hermoso, A., Ramírez-Campillo, R. and Izquierdo, M. (2019). Is Muscular Fitness Associated with Future Health Benefits in Children and Adolescents? A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Longitudinal Studies. Sports Medicine, [online] 49(7), pp.1079-1094. Available at:

Lloyd, R., Cronin, J., Faigenbaum, A., Haff, G., Howard, R., Kraemer, W., Micheli, L., Myer, G. and Oliver, J. (2016). National Strength and Conditioning Association Position Statement on Long-Term Athletic Development. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, [online] 30(6), pp.1491-1509. Available at: [Accessed 7 Jan. 2020].

Logi Kristjánsson, Á., Dóra Sigfúsdóttir, I. and Allegrante, J. (2008). Health Behavior and Academic Achievement Among Adolescents: The Relative Contribution of Dietary Habits, Physical Activity, Body Mass Index, and Self-Esteem. Health Education & Behavior, [online] 37(1), pp.51-64. Available at: [Accessed 7 Jan. 2020].

Myers, A., Beam, N. and Fakhoury, J. (2017). Resistance training for children and adolescents. Translational Pediatrics, [online] 6(3), pp.137-143. Available at: [Accessed 7 Jan. 2020].

Meet our Personal Trainer

Hi, I'm Peter Howard and I'm the founder of Bear Athletic.

I'm 24 years old and have a bachelor's degree in Sport and Exercise Science and Human Nutrition.

I started Bear Athletic because I have a passion for athletic development and also because of the demand for privatised athletic development in the Canberra region (Lloyd et al., 2016).

I am extremely passionate about athletic development because of my experience with high-level rugby union and a large number of lifelong benefits that can be attained when an adolescent is properly coached and nurtured. Read more about me here.

Please feel free to ask me anything using the form below.

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