Unit 1, 17 Villiers Drive,
Wendouree.
 

Kay Hodgson
Mobile: 0409 954 641
Email: [email protected]
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Others succeed because they are determined.

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UPCOMING EVENTS FOR 2019

Register For Kids Comp Here
Register For Ballarat's Strongest Here

Sunday 30th June 2019

#battle3

Sunday 24th November 2019

Strongman Training

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Ballarat's First Strongman Gym!!

Victorian Representative for the
Australian Strongman  Alliance.​



STRONGMAN TRAINING TIMETABLE

TUESDAY 5pm - 6.15pm  (Beginners & Casuals)
WEDNESDAY 5pm - 6pm  (Beginners & Casuals)
THURSDAY 5pm (Beginners & Casuals)
SATURDAY 8am (Competing 
Strongmen & Women only)
Strongman Class is suitable for everyone. This is a fun class that each week will teach you a new element of Strongman movements. Strongman training will help improve your abdominal wall and lower back, increase your grip strength and assist with gaining overall strength.

Come and join our Strongman Crew

Victoria


Why did you take up Strongman Training?

I took up Strongman to challenge myself & become stronger in a fair environment

What do you love about Strongman Training?

What I love about Strongman is the rewarding feeling of getting stronger. I also like how diverse it is & breaks the stigma that women are not as strong as men.

What is your favourite piece of Strongman equipment?

Deadlifting & the yoke

Is Strongman Training just picking up odd objects?

There is so much more to Strongman that just physically picking up things. To be strong you need to have a strong mind & believe in yourself.

Would you recommend Strongman Training to friends and family?

Absolutely I would recommend Strongman to anyone who wishes to get strong & feel empowered.

Simone

Why did you take up Strongman Training?​​

I’d been doing some strength training through CBs Aspire program and in other classes with Kay and really enjoyed it. With such a great Strongman crew at CB and after helping out at Battle of Ballarat and seeing what these strong men and women were capable of, I was inspired (after a little nudge by Carly) to give it a crack!

What do you love about Strongman Training?

I love the challenge mostly! It’s both physical and mental. It feels great when you achieve a lift or movement you didn’t think you were capable of.

What is your favourite piece of Strongman equipment?
  
The deadlift frame and the yoke.
  
Is Strongman Training just picking up odd objects?
  
Yes you do pick up, carry and move odd objects but it’s so much more than that; it’s about functional strength and movement, it’s a tough and challenging sport that anyone can do.
Would you recommend Strongman Training to friends and family?
  
Absolutely!

Carly


Why did you take up Strongman Training?

I took up Strongman Training because Kay put it on the timetable one day and I thought it sounded interesting.

What do you love about Strongman Training?

I love training with the Strongman team. I love getting stronger every week and seeing results quickly and being able to try new things. I loved being able to enter my first comp and get to meet other Strongman competitors and see how encouraging the Strongman community is.

What is your favourite piece of Strongman equipment?

Favourite thing would be stones or farmers carry.

Is Strongman Training just picking up odd objects?

Strongman training involves a lot of weights and strength training and also accessory work to be able to pick up the objects.

Would you recommend Strongman Training to friends and family?

I would definitely recommend Strongman to others as I've made some amazing friends from it and am a lot stronger through my training. It takes away the stigma that women shouldn't lift weights. I've never felt so strong and happy with my body before.

Ryan

Why did you take up Strongman Training?​​

I wanted to do more at the gym then just lift weights in the mirror. I met a few people doing it and they couldn't fault it so I looked for a gym in the local area that specialises in strongman. That led me here to Kay and the gangs.

What do you love about Strongman Training?

It's 'functional', it's about building your strength and pushing yourself. I enjoy the challenge.

What is your favourite piece of Strongman equipment?
  
There are so many but I currently enjoy the log press and deadlifts.
  
Is Strongman Training just picking up odd objects?
  
That's a big part of it but it's also about learning to believe in yourself and your capabilities.


Would you recommend Strongman Training to friends and family?
  
Absolutely, that way I won't be the only one doing the heavy lifting on house moving day.

Jacob

Why did you take up Strongman Training?​​

I was talking to my good friend Ryan and he had mentioned that he was doing strongman training. So I started to watch the world strongest man videos and found it very interesting, so I decided to give it a go and I have loved it ever since my first day.

What do you love about Strongman Training?

I love how it challenges you to put your best work into it. I enjoying pushing myself to the limit and then telling myself “You can do it, you just did it”. I also love how your training buddies and people who you compete against show you a lot of support.

What is your favourite piece of Strongman equipment?
  
My favourite piece of equipment so far would have to be the atlas stones or the yoke, as they push you to give it your all.
  
Is Strongman Training just picking up odd objects?
  
Picking up odd objects is the fun of strongman training as it allows to realise that you can pick a certain thing up and carry it! It also makes you believe in yourself and gives you confidence in picking up odd things.


Would you recommend Strongman Training to friends and family?
  
Yes I would 100%, it would great to have family and friends give strongman training a try..


#battle2 Strongman/women Competition

Sunday 25th November 2018 we held our second Battle of Ballarat Comp at the Springfest Market.

This year we had 28 teams enter the partnered competition and it was a fantastic day and great to see all the competitors get behind the event. A massive shout out to all of the volunteers who helped through the day - the comp would not have happened without all you.  

Please click the links below to check out all the amazing pics from the day.
Thanks to  Anthony Rogers Photography

Event 1 - Tram Pull
Event 2 - Car Flip​
Event 3 - Farmers Carry
Event 4 - Mystery Load & Podium

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ASA Qualifiers

Congratulations to all of the competitiors of the ASA Qualifiers we had a fantastic day and we couldn't have had such a successful day without our amazing volunteers. A big thank you to our judge Scott and scorer James. Well done to all the competitors who qualified for Nationals.

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Back To Ballarat

Novice Strongman/Strongwoman Comp

What an amazing day at the Novice Strongman/Woman comp. 
A massive thank you to all the competitors for turning up and putting on a fantastic display of what Strongman is all about. 
The volunteers who helped on the day - whoa - you guys are the absolute best. So much so, we finished 2 hours before the anticipated finish time.  
To Lee from Renault Ballarat for the use of the van - thank you.
To Alira & Michael for judging & making the drive up & for anyone else I may have missed or came up and thanked us for putting the event on. 
It was our pleasure - we had a blast​

PODIUM FINISHERS

Masters
1st - Simone
2nd - Michele

Masters
1st - Dean
2 - Matthew
3- Bren


U62.5 Female
1st - Charmaine
2nd - Rebecca
3rd - Tarleah



U80 Male
1st - Shane
2nd - Ryan
​3rd - Kane

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U72.5 Female
1st - Tanya
2nd - Jasmine
​3rd - Holly
U90 Male
1st - Craig
2nd - Scott
3rd - Conan
     Ben


U82 Female
1st - Donna
​    - Shae 


U105 Male
1st - Scott
2nd - Tim
3rd - Jason


Open Female
1st - Nic



Heavyweight
1st - Lachlan
      Aaron
3rd - Jason


STRONGMAN​
STRONGWOMAN

PAIRS
COMPETITION


Rain, Hail or Shine - the event goes on!

What an amazing day we had at Springfest on Sunday the 26th

November for our first Battle of Ballarat Strongman pairs

competition. With 25 teams entering our male\female partnered

competition that meant we were able to see some of Victoria's

stongest athletes at work.

The day would not have been possible without these super
hard working volunteers who gave up their Sunday (& family time) to assist with Battle of Ballarat. The day ran smoothly, on time and I can not thank you all enough.

BATTLE OF BALLARAT WINNERS
Under 65/Under 80 Category Winners - Rebeccah Hockley and Ryan Fuller 
Under 75/Under 90 Category Winners - Michael Smits and Alira Verity
Under 85/Under 105 Category Winners - Scott Loudon and Mariko Whyte

Open/Heavyweight Category Winners - Aaron Scarborough and Briony Williams

Event One
 Tram Pull
Event Two 
Axle Bar
Event Four
Atlas Stones
Event Three Mystery Carry

Please click the above links for all of the photography from the day - Thanks to Anthony Rogers Photography