"Michelle has been on a clear and focused mission for us all by laying down well documented examples of her insights and knowledge with an aim to urge us to take action for ourselves into moving more efficiently and therefore bring more opportunity for the exact reason we connected with surfing from the outset -
the pure joy it brings to our whole being. Putting your trust in Michelle's clear techniques will help surfers young and old to become stronger, faster and more efficient. The answer lies within, take action now."
"My first year training and working with Michelle, and following her injury prevention techniques, was also the year I qualified for the World Tour. This was no coincidence. Surfing with increased strength and flexibility not only allows for better and longer surfs, but more confident surfs and less injuries. Doing some of these routines before, after or between surfs will change your experience in the water!"
"This is an amazing resource for anyone looking to take their surfing to the next level. Michelle truly inspires and guides you through the progressive strategies to becoming ‘fluid’ in your movement. These training programmes and injury prevention methods are underpinned by experience working with some of the worlds top professional surfers and solid foundations in performance science."
Want to be a better surfer and a strong, natural athlete? This subscription site is packed with clear videos designed to help with surf performance outcomes or sports rehabilitation. Michelle's personal approach to strength and movement has supported numerous world class athletes. Check out the following unique components that will help you achieve your own training goals:
Free-weight training includes the use of dumbbells, kettlebells, weight plates, barbells, cable machines, medicine balls, sandbags, sleds, prowlers, ropes and any other object which increases the loading your body is required to overcome. Read More..
Learn how to do the squat, deadlift, bench press, military press, pull-up and their varations. Michelle is qualified to teach powerlifting and olympic lifting / weightlifting techniques and understands the principles behind getting stronger. Read More..
This section will cover when and why you may need a greater amount of mobility / flexibility and how to achieve it. You will learn targeted soft tissue techniques, gentle mobilisations and active stretches in preparation for full-range strengthening. Read More..
Bodyweight training is increasingly recognised as a beginner to highly advanced strength stimulus, suitable for all levels of ability and which can exceed the mobility and strength requirements of loaded lifting. Read More..
This section is not only for those who have had specific injuries. It is also for those who want to stabilise and strengthen their bodies with specifically targeted exercises. In effect, to expand their injury-buffer zones for life's inevitable curveballs. Read More..
Good dynamic postures are paramount for optimal joint stacking and efficient force production. The exercises in this section are essential to master before progressing on to highly complex, intense movements. Read More..
"If you are looking for a membership site that covers all your fitness needs, this is it. Michelle is an experienced lifter, trainer, surfer, and mobility coach, and therefore has a plethora of experience across multiple categories based off of what you need. Her ability to create a program giving people what they need, instead of what they want, is done incredibly well here. She teaches posture, mobility, and bodyweight work first- as it should be, and then gives people the freedom to explore further down each of those modalities- or you can take a left turn and get into some free weight activities. There aren't many sites that I would write a good review for that try and mesh things together like this, but Michelle's is one of them. If you're not lucky enough to train with her in person, this is your next best bet."
"Michelle's programs and new online training site combine to make a fantastic training resource. Her step by step progressions and balanced approach to movement makes them suitable for those just starting out with their training or recovering from injury, all the way to elite athletes wanting that extra edge. Could not recommend Michelle and her training methods highly enough to anyone wanting to get the most out of their body."
APA Sports Physiotherapist, Olympic Winter Institute of Australia and 2014 Australian Olympic Team Physio for snowboarding Half Pipe and Ski Slopestyle, GWS Giants Movement Specialist, Director of Surf to Summit Clinical Pilates and Physiotherapy.
"Wow Michelle, Your site is killer. Loads of material to work with!"
"My first year training and working with Michelle was also the year I qualified for the World Tour. This was no coincidence."
"I have gained a lot from your Fluid Surfer book and wanted to investigate more. I am sold on your program. I want to surf till they bury me."
"Thanks for your awesome training and guidance, I am using the stuff I've learned from you continuously and have never felt better."
"My body has never felt more balanced and strong. The extra muscle tone and leanness is a huge bonus!
James, Strength & Conditioning Coach
"Thanks for your support and expertise in getting me not only fitter and stronger, but for opening my eyes to life outside an office and 14 hour days, better nutrition and a more positive view of life!"
Pete, Health Coach
"Hey Michelle, I am getting ripped doing your awesome moves. You are the only coach I can recommend. I didn't realise how bad my shoulders were - years of cricket, surfing up to 5 hours and landscaping. All getting fixed up slowly now. Thanks for your dedication, it has helped me heaps!"
Michelle Drielsma is an Exercise Physiologist and Level 2 Strength & Conditioning Coach from the Northern Beaches. Michelle is a graduate of Sydney University with a Bachelor of Exercise & Sports Science. She has gained clinical experience at various hospitals and medical centres as well as sports performance experience with the NSW Institute of Sport, Australian Rugby Union, Basketball NSW and several Surfing and Mixed Martial Arts athletes. Michelle has also studied with the CHEK Institute, Australian Strength and Conditioning Association, FMA Strength Institute and is a Functional Range Conditioning (FRC) mobility specialist.
Michelle has an extensive history of writing for several health and fitness publications including The Sydney Morning Herald, Women’s Health, Men’s Fitness, The Inertia, Exercise & Sports Science Australia, Nine MSN, GQ Magazine, Fitness First, Ultra-FIT Magazine, Oxygen Magazine, Surfer Today, Girl Surf Network, Australian MMA and three children’s books (Lesson Zone). Michelle published her first book "Fluid Surfer - The Surfer's Bible to Endless Performance & Injury Prevention" in 2016.