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The FAM mission is to empower differently abled people to live more independent lives.

The strength & conditioning program for differently abled people


Join the FAM movement

Let us help you finding the right class

FAM™ FUNCTIONAL ADAPTIVE MOVEMENT™ offers plenty of classes every week for all ages and capabilities. Contact us if you or your child, student, friend etc would like to join FAM™ and we help to find the classes that suit you or your athlete's needs.


Adaptive mixed group class

The most effective way of training with your peers in a safe environment regardless of your disability. You will develop strength, flexibility and balance through the specially adapted programs. Learn new life skills and make new friends. Contact us today for more details as to which class may best suit your needs and goals.

Individual adaptive class

A valuable opportunity for an athlete to receive 'one-on-one' coaching on a personal pathway to realising their wellness goals


FAM™ volunteering provides wonderful occasions for 'Special People to help Special People' and is a great services experience.  If you are a Physio, OT, Carer, Support worker,  PE student or a Corporate Organization with a social program who has a desire to work with those dealing with any disability and support this social enterprise, please contact us.


FAM Testimonials


Just a quick email to say - thanks mate!
Thanks for the fantastic progress you’ve made with Billy these last six months.
Thanks for showing him he’s capable of more than he believed he was.

Thanks for proving to him his body isn’t broken, it just needs a bit of work (don’t we all).
Thanks for the patience you demonstrate to connect with him so well.
Thanks for the enthusiasm you have in his progress
Thanks for teaching him his body is only a part of his overall well-being
As a parent you want to provide everything your child needs, and when Billy and I first visited you in July last year I was so enthusiastic about what you’d be able to achieve with Billy. That enthusiasm was absolutely warranted.
Love your work mate!

(Big) Thanks

Wayne DeMulder, father of adaptive athlete, Jan 2019


About FAM™

FAM™ (Functional Adaptive Movement™) is a strength and conditioning social enterprise with specifically designed programs for all ages to increase the overall health and wellness of those dealing with any disability.

​These programs have proven to elevate the balance, coordination, confidence, strength, endurance, concentration, communication, capability, and life skills of participating "differently-abled" athletes.

​Such improvements have been recognised in physical, mental, and emotional aspects by the individuals themselves, and by their Carers, Parents, Support Workers, and Allied Health Professionals and Organisations.

 Currently, about 200 adaptive athletes are attending classes each week, yet the swell of interest in the unique programs of FAM™ have encouraged plans to expand the program further within New Zealand and internationally.

Working out of five respected facilities in Auckland, FAM™ utilizes active volunteering from the Community and Corporates' social programs, local Universities and Allied Health bodies to deliver fun-filled and energetic classes, while ensuring the safety and personal achievement of all participants.

 The FAM™ programs and Community focus intentionally on a united culture and the belief that there are endless possibilities for all of our athletes and their affiliates.

Welcome to our FAMily




Michael Hynard

CEO & founder of FAM™

Michael’s career in the health & fitness industry is his calling and passion. Michael's relationship to disability is deeply personal: In 1996 his then 1 year old daughter Siobhan was diagnosed amongst other conditions with Cerebral Palsy. His own family experience inspired Mike to start the FAM™ Program understanding that only an integrated and collaborative approach can be successful, even more so in the special needs demographics. Mike works as closely as possible with related specialists in their fields to give the program a robust and well-rounded approach that benefits the athletes most.
Michael is a competitive athlete who has represented South Africa twice in martial arts, including as a national champion. He is a certified CrossFit Level 2 trainer and has a 1st Dan in traditional Jiu Jitsu. Prior to following his calling and starting FAM™, Michael has worked as sales person and sales & leadership coach in big Corporate companies which taught him to adapt to a wide range of situations and personalities. His clients describe him as enthusiastic, energetic, knowledgeable, professional and very motivating.

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1/118 Asquith Ave, Mt Albert

Auckland, New Zealand


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90 Akoranga Drive, Northcote

Auckland 0627, New Zealand