We are a family business, proud to be locally owned and operated in Canberra, working with the same team of coaches for many years and training the same group of athletes for just as long. Our difference lies in the strength of our programming, experience, commitment to athletic performance, and team spirit – our esprit de corps.
A key difference of our signature course in Canberra, Outdoor Group Conditioning, is our capacity for athletes of all abilities from deconditioned to elite, to work side by side and both experience immense athletic returns from their workout in a positive and supportive environment. The combination of these fitness levels inspires and motivates our athletes to excel and is fundamental to the success of the group as a whole. Century caters for those not local to our outdoor courses through the provision of remote, easy to access, fitness solutions that stay true to our coaching style and provide our remote athletes with the same calibre of training and satisfaction.
With our strong background in sports coaching and exercise science, we approach training the same way you would with a professional athlete. Our programs are periodised into weekly microcycles, monthly mesocycles, and as part of yearly macrocycles with targeted goals in each cycle to ensure continual improvement and allow for adequate recovery.
The Australian Army’s own values of courage, initiative, respect and teamwork are a source of inspiration to us and our head coaches’ military background means we deliver our science based programs in a regimented and disciplined way that upholds our own values of excellence, integrity, loyalty, camaraderie, education and performance.
We love what we do and are committed to our athletes and their goals—which are wonderfully different, brave and often incredibly adventurous! Century’s mission is to go beyond 6-packs and to provide our athletes with vastly improved athletic performance that will see long term changes in body composition. Century prides itself on providing the enabling environment to see holistic change from increased athletic performance and improved physiology that will see you through some of the toughest challenges and have positive long term impacts on your life and the goals you’ve always wanted to achieve.
Something we are immensely proud of and another key difference here at Century, is the diversity of our athletes—mums, dads, grandparents, public servants, business owners, teachers, students, and more. They are the heart and soul of Century and many of them have been training with our team since 2010 when we first started coaching here in Canberra.
The support and camaraderie that training together has fostered is very evident; life-long friendships have been established, valuable connections, opportunities, and memories made (even the odd wedding and baby!). Belonging to our group and training together inspires optimal performance and results, and when the ‘struggle is real’ helps get them through tougher times.
A fascinating read and akin to these observations of our athletes is Sebastian Junger’s, Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging.
“Human beings need three basic things in order to be content: they need to feel competent at what they do; they need to feel authentic in their lives; and they need to feel connected to others. These values are considered “intrinsic” to human happiness and far outweigh “extrinsic” values such as beauty, money and status.”