The FAM™ mission is to empower differently abled people to live more independent lives.
The strength & conditioning program for differently abled people
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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.
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™ (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
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.
Our Extended FAMily
(Clients and Affiliates)
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