The FAM™ mission is to empower differently-abled people to live more independent lives.
The strength & conditioning program for differently abled people
FAM™On The Move
Virtual Strength and Conditioning for Differently Abled Athletes
Thank you for embracing and supporting FAMOTM during the NZ lockdown. We trained more than 800 adaptive athletes during the two NZ COVID-19 lockdowns!
As NZ is now back level 1, we are enjoying our live sessions in the gym and no further FAMOTM classes are currently on offer. The only one running is the international class:
7 pm UK time, 8 pm South African time (mixed class, seated & standing athletes)
The classes is conducted via Zoom. The zoom calls will require you to register prior to the class. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
The fee for one session is 10NZD per person (GST included)
If you have ANY questions regarding FAMOTM or want to register please contact Michael.
We would love to hear from you and your community.
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Let us help you finding the right class
FAM™ FUNCTIONAL ADAPTIVE MOVEMENT™ Ltd offers plenty of classes at six Auckland locations every week for all ages and capabilities.
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.
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 living with any disability and support this social enterprise, we would love you to join our FAMily. Our partnership with Be Collective (volunteer management platform) will generate a cool Social CV to add to your profile. Join the FAM™Group on Be Collective using the button below.
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 250 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. Since January 2020, FAM is running the Strength & Conditioning training for Parafed Auckland.
Working out of seven 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
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.
Locations | Contact
Reebok 09 Thrive
1/118 Asquith Ave, Mt Albert, Auckland
CLM The Bays
135 Morrin Rd, Panmure, Auckland. 1741
Auckland Rehab Spinal Unit
30 Bairds Road, Papatoetoe, Middlemore 2025
Massey Uni - Recreation Centre
1 University Ave Gate 1 - Massey University - East Precinct, Albany Expressway, Albany, Auckland 0632
Body Evolution Method
46c Porana Rd, Wairau Valley, Auckland 0627
15 BirchStreet, Waterloo, Lower Hutt, 5011 (Wellington)