About Ben

My story

Ben joined the fitness industry in 2012 after completing a Certificate III & IV in Fitness. Shortly after, he decided to broaden his understanding of the industry and wider health. This sparked the decision to complete further studies in Exercise Science at Victoria University.

Ben believes optimal movement mechanics are key to improved physical performance and are the building blocks for living a healthy life. Focusing on these two aspects and utilising scientific principles, Ben strives to enhance the sporting performance for clients, juniors, and athletes alike.

At the forefront of Ben Geron’s formal training is a personal dedication to teaching the effects of forces and motion on sports performance. This physically prepares the body, and minimises the risk of injury. This motivation sets the stage for designing training programs which focus on preparing the body for the physical demands of any sports.

Drawing on experience from working with elite athletes, Ben is able to help juniors across a wide range of disciplines, improve confidence, performance and strength!

My experience -

  • Development and implementation of ACL post-op physiotherapy;  
  • Strategic development and application of pain management for shoulder, back and neck imbalances;
  • Selected by Victoria University to complete work experience with Tennis Australia, and the AFL Draft (Western Bulldogs).

What we do

Sports performance for youths is a challenging and rewarding endeavour. The impacts of which, last well beyond the individuals’ years of athletic participation. Geron’s Performance Academy was founded on this responsibility.

At the forefront of Ben Geron’s formal training in sport and exercise science, is a personal dedication to understanding and teaching the effects of forces and motion on sports performance, to physically prepare the body and minimise the risk of injury. This motivation sets the stage for designing training programs that are focused on preparing for the physical demands of specific sports.

Prior to practical application, children need to learn motor control, balance, rhythm, timing and much more. These factors are often lost in the initial stages of skill aquisition. The key to success is finding effective instructional cues to help the athlete achieve the best technique possible.

Juniors are thrown into sports with very little preparation or training. Left to navigate the physical requirements on their own, often, creating problems in adulthood. Even those with a strong background in movement may struggle to apply themselves physically and mentally in a sporting context.

At Geron’s Performance Academy we specialize in developing skills to compliment any sporting background, whether the junior is competitive or not.

Our programs will help your child build confidence in every aspect of life, becoming stronger, more resilient, and achieving their goals.

Movement skills

When learning a fundamental movement skill such as running or jumping, important components such as movement mechanics and force absorption are neglected.

We are naturally born with all of our fundamental movement capabilities.  The modern-day lifestyle sees kids in classrooms more than outside being physically active.

We have more children going to see physios then ever before. A study published on ABC, in 2017, has found ACL reconstructions amongst young Australians has increased by more then 70%. The combination of our modern-day life, and the pressure of sport, is putting children at a higher health risk of injury than ever before.

The best solution

We incorporate different components of fitness, including running & landing technique, balance, timing, reaction, and much more

At Geron’s Performance Academy we tailor strength and conditioning programs, specializing in developing skills to compliment any sport.

By utilizing sports science and strength and conditioning principles, we incorporate programs used by professional athletes and tailor them to suit any junior.

All of our coaches are tertiary educated in sports science, and have an in-depth understanding of fundamental principles.

What can we do for you?

“TAKE THE FIRST STEP”

Does your child lack confidence in Sport?

Sport is a significant part of Australian culture and is first introduced at a competitive level in school. Individual performance can result in an increase or decrease in a child’s self-esteem. Those who perform well are rewarded, while those that do not, are left behind.

At GPA we look at your child’s individual strengths and weaknesses. We believe achievement and perseverance are the cornerstones to attaining confidence. 

Our program focuses on coaching time to set goals and reach physical milestones.

In schools and sporting clubs, teams are larger, and have a high teacher to student ratio. At GPA our MAXIMUM is 1 teacher for every 6 children.

Our philosophy is to ensure every Junior receives the best coaching possible from highly qualified and experienced instructors.

Has your child experienced pain or injury?

Believe it or not, injuries in juniors are more common than you think. ACL (knee injury) injuries have increased by 70% amongst juniors in recent years, while many others experience symptoms including back pain, shoulder pain, and more.

At GPA we look at movement for each individual, and address important sport practice risks. Working to rehabilitate and make sure the chances of a re-occurrence are as low as possible. 

Be assured our experts in the field have had experience dealing with a range of injuries, and work well alongside other health professionals, such as physiotherapists and doctors. 

Your children are our priority, and we want to keep them as injury free as possible.

Does your child want to improve their performance?

Have you come across your child saying, “I wish I could run faster” or “I wish I could jump higher”? This is very common in sport, especially when sports coaches put pressure on our children to perform.

At GPA we utilise exercise science to enhance performance primarily through the use of external loads (weights, hurdles & many other tools). With consistency and hard work, your child will become stronger, faster and more powerful.

Your child can become a stronger and more resilient individual.

Resilience and character are built through adversity. Challenges are in every corner, from exams to sport, to relationships and the list goes on. Sport is a great way to test children and expose them to adversity.  

At GPA we expose your children to challenges they can handle, utilising physical performance to build their character. We support them at every turn, and encourage self-empowerment. Each child progresses at their own pace, without the external pressure from school or sporting clubs. We help your child deal with  pressures by teaching them to never give up and trust in themselves.

Need advice?

Our coaches are here to help you every step of the way. 

Call 0430 999 470 or send an email to ben@gerons.com.au

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