Testimonials

Dayne Beams

Dayne Beams Brisbane Lions 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!

Kurt Tippett

Sydney Swans AFL Superstar

I have trained in ‘THE PIT’ with Joey for 10 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!

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!

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!

Andrew Raines Gold Coast Suns AFL Player

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.

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!

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!

Katie Brennan

Western Bulldogs 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.

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.

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!!

Nat Barnes

Brisbane Broncos

Never have I met someone with such commitment to what they do. Joey takes strength and conditioning to new levels, treating each athlete as an individual and tailoring their programs to meet their specific needs. Not only does Joey make athletes bigger, faster, stronger, he also places high importance on and helps athletes become the best they can be mentally, encouraging positive thoughts and an upright way of life. Joey is always looking at new ways to improve himself as a coach, which keeps him on top of the latest strength and conditioning techniques and a leader in his field. Joey played a pivotal role in helping me take my game to the next level, and is a trusted friend whose support and advice I seek on a continual basis

Griffin McMaster

Brisbane Roar Soccer Player 2009

Training with Joey Hayes outside of Brisbane Roar training gave me a tremendous edge over my opponents. Joey rehabilitated a nagging groin and shoulder injury that had plagued me for the previous 2 years within 3 weeks! My reaction time, hand speed, lateral speed and movement between goals improved significantly. The results on Joeys programs were far superior to any other program I have undertaken at the professional level. “THE PIT Gymnasium” is a breeding ground for sporting success. The PIT boasts some of the best training equipment in the world; combined with some of the most educated and knowledgeable coaches who walk the walk and talk the talk. Joeys results for physically and mentally preparing athletes to succeed at the elite level speaks for itself! Joey goes above and beyond what is expected to ensure his athletes succeed! Overall I hugely recommend the services of Joey Hayes to all athletes that want to achieve sporting greatness!

Gold Coast Stingrays AFL Club

John Rankin GC Stingrays AFL Club Coach, Geelong AFL Club Recruiting Scout.

“Having had a significant injury list during previous years, I sought the expertise of Joey Hayes to map out, program and guide our physical training processes for the Gold Coast Stingrays Under 16 AFL Team. His ability to get athletes faster, stronger and fitter but more importantly more resilient (healthy and injury free) is his point of difference! The program the Gold Coast Stingrays received was the most specific, detailed and comprehensive program I have been involved with. Our team won the QLD State Titles and beat every other team by a significant margin and had a record 9 Gold Coast AFL players that were selected in the QLD squad. We did not sustain any soft tissue injuries during the 8 months Joey worked with us. Joey Hayes and the AFL Coach Education Package is the Real Deal and a MUST HAVE RESOURCE for serious coaches that want to get the advantage over their competition.

Dane Carmody

Sharks Duel Premiership Player 2005 and 2006
Joe Grant Medallist 2006

As the Southport Sharks Head Strength and Conditioning Coach, Joeys’ record is impressive;

3 years at the helm, 3 Grand Final appearances, 2 premierships and a record number of junior players drafted to AFL clubs.

Joey’s unique strength and conditioning programs specific to AFL were pertinent to our success and guaranteed our players were physically superior in all facets of the game.

His uncompromising attitude, expectations and professionalism set a new standard of professionalism at the club, and forced players to exceed these standards.

As a player I was impressed with his dedication to the craft and the fact, he left no stone unturned in his preparation to ensure each player was at their physical peak!

He has an uncanny ability to get players to peak and lift during the finals series, when it matters most.

If you are a team or club, Joey can help your team achieve the premiership success you desire!!

Neil Makay

PBC High School AFL Sports Excellence Co-Ordinator (Level 3 AFL Coach)
PBC High School Queensland Champions 2006 and 2007

Joey has worked with PBC for 4 years. During that time our athletes have gotten bigger, faster and stronger! Joey has implemented long term athlete development protocols to ensure the development of our younger footballers. Our school prides itself on the development, results and sporting successes of its athletes. Joeys knowledge and experience have benefited our school strength and conditioning program tremendously! He is truly a gifted individual that produces outstanding results!