Dayne Beams

Collingwood AFL Club

Since I was a youngster I always dreamed of playing AFL footy at the highest level.

To play at the elite level, I knew I’d have to get Bigger Faster & Stronger!

That is when I sought the guidance and expertise and wisdom of Joey Hayes.

I’d seen and heard about the amazing results he’d produced with previous AFL footballers, so I gave him a call. This would have been one of the smartest things I’ve ever done!

I was blown away by the results! Within 3 weeks he increased my vertical jump by 29cm, my speed, agility and explosive power went through the roof!

To say he has mastered the art of strength and conditioning and fine tuning football performance would be an understatement!

If you are fair dinkum about having a crack at playing top level sport I’d highly recommend seeking the services/training with Joey Hayes at THE PIT.

The only regret I had was not training with him sooner!

Do yourself a favor get into his program – You won’t regret it!

Katie Brennan

Richmond Tigers AFL Club

My time in the USP PIT Gymnasium turned dreams into reality. The time I spent in the USP PIT Gymnasium coached by Joey and surrounded by likeminded athletes created the foundations of the footballer, and person I am today. I learnt so much about the key pillars of high performance and developed more strength, power and confidence in my ability then ever before. The atmosphere at the USP PIT Gymnasium is like no other and cannot be replicated anywhere else in the world. Joeys knowledge and wisdom is infectious and he is a true leader in his field. No matter if you are currently the best in your sport, you are injured or you are looking to make a team – he will make you better and get you where you want to be. I can’t thank Joey enough for the lessons I leaned and the experiences I had in the USP PIT Gymnasium and carry with me to this day.

Matt Hodgson

Brisbane Bullets ABL Australian Boomers Representative

Joey and I started working together two months before my first pre-season with Brisbane Bullets. During that time, Joey opened my eyes to training efficiency, proper nutrition, and practical ways to improve my recovery habits.

My performance improved dramatically due to his methods, and I enjoyed the best season of my basketball career by far. Upon working with him for 12 weeks so far in the off-season, he has helped me to increase my muscle mass while simultaneously decreasing skin folds, improve my single-leg stability, strengthen my core, and improve my athletic performance on the basketball court even more.

Maybe even more important than all of the above is that he genuinely cares about his athletes. Joey is someone who I see not only as a long-term working partner, but also as a friend that will support me during the tough times as well. If you want to become a better athlete AND a more well-rounded person, then you can’t do any better than enlisting Joey Hayes.

Courtney Hancock

3 x Coolangatta Gold Iron Woman Champion 3 x Nutri Grain Iron Woman Series Champion 2 x Australian Iron Woman Champion Iron X Champion 2020

Working with Joey has helped me achieve my dreams!

Every training session with Joey gives me the confidence and belief that I am moving closer to achieve my goals.

If you want a coach that is 100% committed, has a wealth of experience and knowledge of an athletes individual sporting needs but more importantly helps inspire belief and confidence in you to become the best athlete & person you can be.

I’d highly recommend Joey Hayes.

Kurt Tippett

Sydney Swans AFL Superstar

I have trained in ‘THE PIT’ with Joey for 14 years. In this time he helped me become BIGGER FASTER and STRONGER!

Joey’s workouts and intense approach to training is like no other. Training hard in ‘THE PIT’ has helped me achieve my goal of getting drafted to an AFL club.

I would recommend Joey to anyone who is looking to get the edge over his or her opponent!

Mason Woods

North Melbourne Kangaroos AFL Club

I spent a significant period off my off-season training with Joey at USP in THE PIT. The USP private gym and revolutionary training methods coupled with the fact only serious athletes train here makes THE PIT an ideal training environment for athletes seeking to be the best! The coaches, programs and equipment are on par with what I have experienced at the elite level. If you’re serious about taking your performance to the next level I’d highly recommend training at USP.

Sam Gilbert

National AFL draft 2005 pick 33 to St. Kilda
NAB Rising Star Nominee 2007

When I missed out on the QLD State under 18 AFL team I was shattered. I thought I had lost my chance at playing professional AFL and my career was slipping away. That was, until I sought the services of Joey Hayes. I heard Joey Hayes was the best at getting athletes into the best shape of their lives, both physically, spiritually, mentally and emotionally! I was skeptical at first, but my initial fears were unfounded. After my first session in THE PIT I knew this was the right and only choice! And THE PIT would be my new best friend! Joeys professionalism, enthusiasm, meticulous preparation and individual programming ensured I would be the fastest, strongest and mentally toughest athlete on the footy field. If you want to reach your potential and be the best athlete you can possibly be, then you need to train with Joey!

Brayden Crossley

Gold Coast Suns AFL Club Draft Pick No. 50 2017

Since training with Joey, my professionalism has gone to another level!

I decreased my body fat by 8kgs in 12 weeks, which culminated in my All Australian Selection.

Joeys training programs and nutrition protocols have allowed me to get healthy, accelerate my recovery, be pain free and in the best shape of my career!

I would recommend Joey to any athlete that wants to take their performance to another level!

Andrew Raines

Gold Coast Suns AFL Player 2015

Joey’s programs are exceptional for any young man or woman wanting to reach their sporting dream.

His meticulous and professional approach ensures that his athletes are well prepared physically and mentally.

I believe all his programs are cutting edge and they would be of the standard of any leading sporting programs in the world.

Paul Turk

Paul Turk High Performance Manager AFLQ

Ultimate Sports Performance (USP) is the place I choose while on the Gold Coast. Joey’s professional mindset, and striving to be the best has made ‘The Pit’ the place to train for serious athletes. With a design set up, and array of equipment we find it the perfect place to train, be it during the off season, or in season with the AFL while playing on the Gold Coast with our travelling Essendon emergency players. We’ve used USP for many years, enabling our Essendon AFL players to train in a focused environment at the intensity required at the top professional sporting level. The personal facility has everything we require and the fact that it’s a non commercial type allows the privacy serious athletes need. ‘The Pit’ has everything serious athletes require, and Joey has ingrained his hard work ethic into the culture of ‘The Pit’. As soon as you walk in the facility it demands hard work, and intensity which we love. Joey himself is an ultimate professional, always striving to be the best and challenging his staff & athletes around him to be so also. His commitment to excellence and his passion for strength & conditioning stands out. I happily recommend Joey Hayes and the Ultimate Sports Performance facility the place to train while on the Gold Coast.

Joel Tippett

North Melbourne AFL Club

I began training with Joey 12 years ago, and in that time I have seen significant changes in both my physical and mental being.

Training in ‘THE PIT’ and Joeys programs has enabled me to gain the strength and size I needed in order to perform at the highest level.

This ultimately helped me achieve my goal of getting drafted. Therefore I’d highly recommend Joey to any aspiring athlete!

Sam Michael

Sam Michael Essendon AFL Club

After being delisted by the Brisbane Lions in 2014 and being denied of another AFL opportunity I signed on with the Redland Bombers to play in the 2015 NEAFL season. I finished the 2nd half of 2015 with solid form however I knew that I needed to find an edge if I wanted to take my football to another level and realise my dream of playing at the elite level once again.

I found that edge with Joey Hayes after being introduced by another USP athlete Callum Carsledine. Joey’s training methods were unique and highly tailored to enhance my physical performance. Not only did Joey make me a better athlete, but he also gave me the confidence I needed to truly believe that I was physically and mentally ready for any AFL opportunity that came my way.

Sure enough after 3 months of training in the Pit, my opportunity came with the Essendon Football Club.

Never have I found a Coach who has been so passionate in helping athletes achieve their dreams as Joey Hayes – his track record speaks for itself!

Broc McCauley

Hawthorn Hawks AFL Team

Every time I step onto the football field I know I have a competitive edge over my opponents as I know they haven’t had the opportunity to be trained by one of the most Elite Strength and Conditioning Specialists in Australia. I have had the privilege of being trained and educated by Joey for the past 3 years which has given me the opportunity to reach my fullest athletic potential.  Joey’s customised programs, elite strength and conditioning techniques and his vast wealth of knowledge gave me the ability to take my game to the next level. Joey has the unique ability to take any athlete to the next level, if you have the desire to succeed and won’t settle for second best, contact Joey to see if you have what it takes to be an Athlete of the PIT!

Bryce Retzlaff

Brisbane Lions AFL Club 2012

Prior to training with Joey in THE PIT I never knew what was required in order to achieve my dream of being drafted to a professional AFL club. Seeking the knowledge of Joey Hayes ensured I became The Biggest, Fastest and Strongest and mentally toughest athlete I could be. Through Joey’s Intense training program, nutrition and supplementation plan I was putting on a minimum of a kilogram of lean muscle every week! Joeys enthusiastic approach to coaching makes him a leader in his field and gave me the competitive advantage needed to succeed with my personal goals and aspirations. Joey recognizes the athletes individual needs and tailors his programs around these specific requirements. If you’re serious about reaching your full potential and playing a professional sport, I’d highly recommend the professional coaching services of Joey Hayes. It is the best decision I ever made and I would not be in the position I am in now without Joeys training. His conversion rate for athletes who reach their dreams and achieve their goals speaks for itself.

Matthew Lodge

Carlton Blues AFL Club Rookie List 2012

Joey’s perspective on what BEING THE BEST means and how to BE THE BEST, influenced my on-field and off-field motivation to exceed personal expectations, to push past the boundaries of pain til I knew that when I faced any opponent on a football field, I was physically superior to them. But it’s not just being bigger and stronger than anyone else; Joey’s emphasis on flexibility, power and agility sets him apart from the other conditioning coaches. His goal is to make you the complete footballer/athlete, no matter what it takes. Give Joey a call, bust your guts to get involved in his training programs and learn to call THE PIT your second home. If you want to achieve the ultimate success, then you’re doing yourself every favour in the world by being an athlete of Joey Hayes.


Matt Kennedy

Matt Kennedy Gold Coast Suns AFL Team High Performance Manager

Joey Hayes UFT Programs are some of the most comprehensive programs I’ve ever witnessed.

No stone is left unturned and they are ideal for players of all ages.

Callum Carseldine

Callum Carseldine 2015 AFLQ Grogan Medal Winner League Best and Fairest

I want to specifically thank and give a shout to Joey Hayes who has guided me with my strength and conditioning the last 5 years! He is one of the main reasons I’ve been able to improve as a footballer and come back strong from a few serious injuries! I’m looking forward to getting better in the years to come under his guidance! Check out ‘Ultimate Sports Performance’ if you’re an athlete looking to get the best out of yourself physically and mentally! Appreciate all your help Joe!

Tay Zimmer

World Record Holder
Australian and Commonwealth Record Holder
World Championship Medallist

Joey is the MAN! What he has helped me achieve personally, both in and out of the pool has been nothing short of astonishing!
Within 3 months training in THE PIT I got remarkably Stronger and Leaner! My start and kicks were the most Explosive they had been, my skinfolds were down and my hypoxics improved dramatically.
My new found strength, ultimately helped me become the Australian Backstroke Champion and Commonwealth Record Holder!
My continued improvements in the gym transferred to the pool where it culminated in Personal Best times at the 2006 FINA World Championships where I was part of the team that broke the World Record for the Medley Relay.
Joey not only helped me realize my potential, but helped achieve consistency and balance in all aspects of my life.
I’d recommend Joey to all athletes going for Gold!
Train Hard or Go Home!

Matt Parks

Matt Parks World Champion Karate All Styles

Joey Hayes Knowledge, skills and experience is unrivalled. His results speak for themselves. Training in THE PIT with Joey allowed me to be physically superior to my competitors and ensured I was the best prepared! Joeys peaking methods and elite nutritional and supplementation ensured I would dominate my competition. Whilst training in THE PIT in preparation for my fights I got significantly stronger, powerful and more explosive. His odd, unusual and unique conditioning methods put me ahead of the pack and guaranteed I would be strong until the bell! Joey Hayes is an expert you want in your side of the ring.

Kael Becerra

Kael Becerra, South American 100m and 200m Sprint Champion

Being an Elite Athlete in South America-it is challenging to find world class, experienced coaches with a proven track record of success and it’s extremely frustrating when you can’t access the information required to take your performance to the next level! I met Joey whilst he was consulting in South America and immediately knew he could take my performance to the next level! The challenge was to be able to work together whilst residing in different countries. Enter Joeys Elite Distance Coaching Program. Since undertaking the program in 2010 I have seen significant improvements in my life as a person and on the track as a professional athlete. With Joeys understanding of all training variables he was able to guide, prescribe and oversee my training which allowed me to stay injury free and ultimately run faster! I would definitely recommend Joeys Elite Distance Coaching Program for any athlete that is serious about taking their training to the next level! The best part is you can undertake the program from anywhere around the world!!