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our story

Movement is king. At Australian Athletic Centre (AAC), we know the better an athlete moves the better they perform. This is not your typical gym. AAC is a high performance facility dedicated to maximising athlete’s sport performance and minimising their risk of injury.

AAC combines years of tertiary sport science study and industry experience to enhance your game through optimal programming and expert coaching. Athletic development begins from the grass roots. AAC was established to offer elite high performance training to not only professional athletes, but also junior and semi-professional athletes. Age, gender and sporting level aside. If you want to jump higher, run faster and become the best athlete you can be, we have you covered. Be a part of the ever growing AAC community and help set the new standard of high performance in Australia!


Miroslav (Miki) Trbovic

Accredited Exercise Physiologist

Trap Bar Deadlift


  • Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Physiology

Having worked at various private gyms and sporting organisations early in his career, including Norwood FC of the SANFL, Miki knew athletes and coaches across Adelaide deserved better. Too long had optimal rehabilitation and S&C services only been accessible to athletes at the top level.

Miki started AAC in 2017 with the vision of creating an environment for athletes to the get the most out of their performance. What began as a small handful of aspiring athletes and coaches has turned into a not so little AAC community with athletes competing locally, nationally and across the globe. This is only just the beginning!

Adam Pople

Senior Strength & Conditioning Coach and Head of Education

Soccer, Baseball, Track and Field
Safety Bar Split Squat


  • Bachelor of Applied Science (Human Movement)
  • Master of Exercise Science (Strength & Conditioning)
  • ASCA Level 2 S&C Coach

Having worked in the professional, semi-professional, and US college domains, as well as consulting privately with clients ranging from kids to national team athletes, Adam has developed an understanding of strength and conditioning and rehabilitation across a range of sports.

Adam’s specialty is strength and conditioning for field sports and complex rehab, having previously worked with Coburg FC, Adelaide United FC, and Minnesota State University, as well as the private sector.

Jazz Stott

Athletic Development Coordinator

AFL, Soccer & Netball
Clean & Jerk


  • Bachelor of Health Science
  • Bachelor of Letters (Sports Performance Coaching)
  • ASCA Level 1 S&C Coach
  • AWF Level 1 Power Coach

A love of sport and training has fuelled Jazz’s pursuit of a career in strength & conditioning and coaching. Jazz has a passion for working with kids and young athletes. He believes athletic development should begin as early as possible to develop movement patterns, coordination and strength, which is the foundation for athletic performance.

Reece Williams

Combat and Injury Rehabilitation Coordinator

Boxing, Kickboxing, Jiu Jitsu
Zercher Squat


  • Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science

Reece has a lifelong passion for martial arts and human performance. He has a history in combat sports and has a profound understanding on the effects of injuries for both physical and psychological wellbeing. As such, he has dedicated his time in learning how to help people come back from injuries and become even better versions of themselves.

Reece has helped multiple fighters prepare for upcoming events in MMA, boxing and kickboxing giving special considerations to fight camp preparation and maximising the athlete's performance. He has also overseen a number of athletes return to sport from severe injuries such as ACL reconstructions, shoulder reconstructions and stress fractures.

Victor Thach

Accredited Exercise Physiologist and Strength and Conditioning Coach

Soccer, Distance Running, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu


  • ASCA Level 1 S&C Coach
  • Bachelor of Applied Science (Human Movement & Health Studies) - UniSA
  • Graduate Diploma in Clinical Exercise Science - UniSA

Victor is the Director of PerformEx. Sport & Health and works alongside AAC’s coaches. As a Strength and Conditioning Coach, he has personally trained and developed athletes across a variety of sports from amateur through to Olympic level to reach their goals.

In addition, as an Accredited Exercise Physiologist he has developed an understanding of clinical rehabilitation and provided programs for a range of clientele with injuries, with a special interest for sports injuries and return to sport programs. Outside from work, you can catch Victor training for a marathon, playing local club soccer or rolling on the BJJ mats!

Shane Ellul

Accredited Exercise Scientist

Basketball, Powerlifting
Straight Bar Deadlift


  • Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science

Shane had spent a large portion of his life dedicated to the sport of basketball and loves helping those interested in improving their craft. Being involved in the industry, Shane has developed a love for powerlifting and loves helping individuals become stronger than they thought possible.

Shane’s favourite aspect of the industry is watching his clients achieve their goals as they grow both mentally and physically!

Daniel Milovanovic

Strength and Conditioning Coach

Soccer, Endurance Running
Bulgarian Split Squat


  • Bachelor of Exercise Science Undergraduate
  • ASCA Level 1 S&C Coach
  • FFA C License

Daniel has been involved with sport his entire life, especially soccer, which is what sparked his passion to step into coaching. After making the transition from player to coach Daniel found himself pursuing a career as a S&C coach with the goal to improve knowledge, performance, and injury prevention among athletes.

He has developed a particular focus on women’s soccer and has become a head coach and S&C coach in Football SA’s Women’s State League. Along with his focus on furthering athletic development in women’s football, Daniel has also participated in Ultra-marathon running and has now begun specialising in training Marathon and Ultra-marathon runners.


Are you our next Intern?

We are always looking to help develop future Coaches in the industry. If you are a Personal Trainer, S&C Coach or Exercise Scientist/Physiologist student and want to learn from a group of driven, like-minded Professionals we want to hear from you!

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