HrdKAW Strength is co-owned by Australian representative athletes Melissa Wu (diving) and Joshua Wu (weightlifting). We are a strength and skill training gym and registered Olympic Weightlifting Club. We specialise in Olympic Weightlifting and Gymnastics strength and skill training, with a focus on impeccable technique and optimal movement patterns. Our programs are individualised and ideal for novice to elite athletes seeking to enhance strength, power development and athletic performance. We offer face-to-face or online coaching.
Melissa is a three time Olympian and Olympic Silver Medallist, and coaches our Gymnastics programs. Joshua is a 14 time Australian Representative and Senior Oceania Bronze Medallist, and coaches our Olympic Weightlifting programs. As we are both senior Australian athletes who have competed at international level, we offer an approach to sports performance that is based on not only our knowledge as coaches, but also our experience as athletes.
Given that our respective sports are highly technical, we are both driven by attention to detail and our philosophy is focused on helping our clients prevent injuries, correct technique and reach their performance goals. We also provide mentorship to our athletes to emphasise the importance of a positive mindset, optimal nutrition and recovery.
We place great emphasis on our ongoing professional development and regularly attend workshops, seminars and complete courses in order to expand our knowledge base and skill set. We complement this by connecting with other athletes, coaches and professionals to learn about and experience other sports and to offer the best possible knowledge based service to our athletes.