Testimonials

Having surfed for nearly four hours the previous day (Jan 1), I decided to head out for one last session at Oneils bay on the West Coast before I got my children for a 10 day stint.

Half way through my surf , I got pitched and my rail saver snapped separating me from my board and dragging me into the impact zone.

I proceeded to cop 6 waves on the head and was getting sucked under at a rapid rate.

When something like this happens ,it happens so fast and all that I could remember was the flight and fight training exercises and breath work I had done with Ollie at FPT during winter.

Not once did I panic in an effort to conserve my energy stores and between every wave I was able to get a big breath in before going under.

This training I believe surely saved my life and I am forever grateful

Colin Overton

“I have taken part in Olly’s training sessions multiple times now and I love it.. 

Olly and the other trainers have really helped me to see what I need to work on to enhance my surfing. It has been epic noticing improvements when I go out surfing now; I feel way more confident and agile. 

The variation in training has kept things fun and challenging, from learning how to skate, to pushing myself to constantly improve my breath holds etc.

One of the sure highlights from the training has been the people; I’ve enjoyed meeting new like-minded people and becoming good friends.

Would highly recommend FPT to anyone who wants to improve their surfing skills!”

Sara de Jong

Having previously worked with Oliver before, it was a natural transition for me to purchase the Fpt App.

 As an older guy,what’s most important to me is being able to trainer smarter and  do specific exercises that  enable me to surf  better, for longer and reduce the risk of  possible injury.

What Oliver  has done here is nothing short of incredible and to have the video exercises demonstrated ensures that you are able to perform these exercises correctly and with the right technique.

Colin Overton

“I found Olly and his brilliant FPT Surf Development Program when I realized that I had no progress for a couple of years. From the first class I started to enjoy it, even though before the Program I didn’t like going to the gym and it was my first ever time skating.

I totally fell in love with the FPT team, very supportive and keeping you challenged every time. During the class it feels like you have several personal coaches, driving you forward! I appreciate how the program is structured, getting different kinds of drills on land, on skate and in water. I have started recommending Olly’s classes to my friends and they appreciate them as well. It is always fun, hard and fulfilling! And moreover I’ve overcome the stopping point and more than impressed on how my surf has become better and continues to improve =) Thank you Olly and all the FPT team! Feel very inspired with your classes and happy as when training!

Evgeniya Mikheeva

It is my absolute privilege to endorse Olly as a personal trainer and board sports specialist.

I attended the 12 week surf development course and in that time I thoroughly enjoyed working with him and his team.

I came to Olly with a desire to work on my underwater breath work among other fundamentals to support my goal of learning to surf.

Olly patiently supported me in all aspects of training, pushing me to physical and mental limits gaining measurable results in all areas. I have found Olly to be knowledgeable, friendly and approachable in all interactions, he keeps each session interesting and fun whilst remaining challenging and I am keen to undertake another course with him and the team at FPT in 2021 AND pumped for the newly introduced beach sessions.

SARA MACDOUGALL-UNWIN

“Ollys brief was to help me avoid shoulder surgery and keep surfing without pain. He has been working with me for 6 months and not only is it working – its fun”

 “Most surfers I know over the age of 40 have shoulder issues. Olly has helped me manage a long term shoulder injury from surfing that without his attention could end my surfing days. Olly has kept me in the water and fitting fit”.

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Simon Plowman

I have been looking for a comprehensive surf fitness program to help me get stronger in the water. I found Olly’s work by reading surf research articles. As one of the more prominent surf researchers, I knew I could trust his recommendations. After starting the FPT program about 10 weeks ago, I am noticeably stronger in the water. I feel like the workouts, especially the mobility aspects, have helped me to catch more waves, have better endurance, and recover faster from long surf sessions. I am grateful for Olly’s work and look to him as a mentor in the surf-fitness world. 

Thank you for everything,

Kali Stewart

Thanks so much again for your help and looking forward to future programming with you!!

 I am in week 8 of the 12 week surf development programme created by farley performance training and I can confidently say that my progress as an intermediate surfer has been outstanding! This programme has covered all bases for me through strength and conditioning, mobility, agility and targeted core and stability work. My paddle strength and endurance has heightened beyond what I could imagine along with core strength increasing weekly! In the past I have suffered from a server back injury and long s or double sessions. I would always notice it but after just the first 4 weeks I noticed a remarkable change in the strength through my lumbar which I am so pleased with! Every element within the program has really highlighted how important it is to get a specified surf program by someone who has a true understanding of mechanics like Oly does. Truly am so grateful to see such improvement and positive changes all round!

Kate Irvine

Working with Olly opened my eyes in how to train and the whole body function and movement. he’s helped me train to be my best and also was a major help with me recovery after breaking my ribs. I think he’s definitely underrated in the training world and would highly recommend!

Paige Hareb: WCT PRO SURFER; NZ MOST SUCCESSFUL SURFER

I really enjoyed my time with Olly as my S & C coach. His training was always a great balance of strength, power, mobility, intensity and fun. I saw real improvements in my ability in the gym and also on the pitch.  I would highly recommend to all athletes to hop on the gain train with Olly and see how much it can improve their game!

Anna Leat: NZ Women’s National Football Goalkeeper