The paragon purpose

how this amazing community came to be

We built this community

paragon is more than just a gym

Physical & athletic achievement isn’t separate to intellectual achievement. The ambition & success in one realm translates directly to the other. Be strong, be smart, be empathetic & generous.

 Our vision is to create a premium shared working space for great coaches, clients & members alike that serves its community; an environment in which working conditions are stable, consistent & inclusive & where members can feel safe to train, take part & be; a space where every individual’s achievement is celebrated for what it is.

paragon: more than a gym

these are our objectives:

To create a stable environment in which excellent coaches can succeed in building brilliant businesses without fear of change or instability while helping those around them.

To create a facility that allows its members to feel comfortable & welcome, free from insecurities & the fear of changing environments & costs.

To create a facility that is inclusive & encourages open communication, positive energy & amazing support for one another.

Our Facilities

State of the art strength, powerlifting & Accessory equipment
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Comp spec Bars

Paragon is home to 18 Competition Spec Powerlifting Barbells:
3 x Eleiko Power Bars
6 x Rogue Ohio Power Bars
9 Goliath Power Bars

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Calibrated plates

Paragon has 6 complete sets of Competition Spec Calibrated Powerlifting Plates - ensure your success on the platform by training with the equipment you'll use on the day.

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combo racks

Paragon has 5 Competition Spec Combo Racks - more than any other powerlifting facility in Australia, so no matter when you train, there will always be a place to squat or bench.

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bodybuilding gear

Paragon also has state of the art accessory equipment including a cable crossover, leg press, lat pull down, seated cable row, dumbbells to 50kg, back extension, GHR & more.

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fully accessible

Paragon has an accessible change-room, bathroom & shower facility with wheelchair access, in addition to member lockers & a second washroom & bathroom.

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AMAZING COACHES

With over 20 years of experience between the four coaches that work at Paragon, you won't have any issues tracking down your strength, powerlifting & bodybuilding pursuits.

meet our coaches

we have over 20 years of coaching experience between us

Nick Cheadle

Nick is the Co-Owner of Paragon Strength & Performance & has been a personal trainer & coach for in excess of 11 years. He specialises in improving body composition, strength training & nutrition. He mainly works in a one on one capacity with clients all over the world, whilst also offering in-person PT. He runs a strength training group – ‘Squad’ – twice a week which consists mainly of strong women who like to challenge themselves & compete in powerlifting. You can find out more about working with Nick HERE.

bec chambers

Bec is the other Co-Owner of Paragon Strength & Performance & has been a coach & personal trainer for more than 2 years. You can find out more about working with Bec HERE.

matt bartholomew

Matt has been a personal trainer and powerlifting coach for 5 years, specialising in strength training & powerlifting coaching. Matt is an elite level powerlifter, with experience on both National & World stages, and is the 2019 Powerlifting Australia National Champion. Matt runs both supervised group coaching sessions & one on one personal training sessions out of Paragon. You can find out more about working with Matt HERE.

chrissy dask

Chrissy has been a personal trainer and coach for over 5 years now & specialises in strength training & nutrition for women. As a powerlifter, she has experience on the National Stage, finishing on the podium in both 2018 & 2019. Chrissy runs one on one personal training & coaching sessions out of Paragon. You can find out more about working with Chrissy HERE.