Hear what our clients are saying
"I met Dave from Conquest in 2013 - a few months prior to my World Title fight. After seeing Dave train and motivate other athletes, I knew I wanted him on my team. Dave joined Team Soliman as my Strength and Conditioning Trainer and helped me achieve my dream of winning the IBF World Middleweight Title in Germany.
Since then, Dave has joined me on multiple International Fights and Training Camps and his professionalism is of a standard that is hard to beat."
Sam 'KING' Soliman - Australian professional Boxer,Former IBF World Middleweight Champion Boxer, Aust. Cruiserweight, Middleweight and Super-Middleweight Champion, Commonwealth Middleweight Champion, former Kickboxer and MMA artist.
"Dave has looked after our American Football Strength and Conditioning program for over 7 years now and has produced the outstanding results we expected and need for our athletes heading to the USA. He has worked closely with our US College and NFL Football guys to come up with a powerful training program that produces results and ready athletes.
We have worked closely in developing our athletes so they are at the top of their game in skill and strength. I have had many students write back to me and quickly acknowledge that without working with Dave, they would have been in a pretty bad state when it came to the drills they now have to do in the USA.
We are continually expanding our US pathway and would be well off the pace if we were not working with Conquest and Dave."
Nathan Chapman - Founder of Prokick Australia, former AFL player (Hawthorn Hawkes, Brisbane Bears), former NFL player (Green Bay Packers)
“Conquest shows and feeds athletes - especially the young athletes, information that will help them along the way, information that for some athletes I know, would have made it further if they had the same training and teachings Dave has given to Conquest athletes. I would highly recommend Dave and the Conquest team to anyone who is chasing the dream no matter what sport you do."
Edwin Maka - Stade Toulousain, France (Top 14)
“I have worked with Dave for a number of years through our involvement with the Tongan International Rugby League team. Dave has been a professional and committed Strength & Conditioning coach for the team since 2011 and and his knowledge and drive would be an asset to any individual athlete or sporting team”
Kristian Woolf - Tonga National Rugby League & Townsville Blackhawks Head Coach, Brisbane Broncos former Assistant Coach, North Qld Cowboys U20 former Head Coach
“I have been training with Dave at Conquest for over 4 years. Dave's professionalism and knowledge can't be beat. Thanks to Conquest Athletic Performance, I’m in the best shape of my life.”
Rachel Blalding - Ironman Triathlete
“During my off-season I stop by Conquest Athletic Performance to work with Dave because of his known experienced working with the Wallabies in the past. He is very knowledgeable and one of the few people I trust to train with! Definitely the place I come back to every off-season! Cheers mate!”
Digby Ioane – NZ Crusaders (Super 15’s), Australian Wallabies, Honda Heat (Japan Top League), Stade Français (Top 14), Western Force (Super 15’s), Queensland Reds (Super 15’s)
"Conquest Athletic Performance is a second home to me. This place has given me the opportunity to chase my dream of playing in the NFL and pursue a career in the professional sporting arena. I belong to the cohort of Prokick Australia and feel proud to represent them and compete with like-minded athletes from a broad range of different sports.
If you are serious about setting a new, higher standard for yourself then you must surround yourself with like-minded people. Conquest will not only challenge you physically, but you will quickly become mentally tough and self-reliant which will not only help you within the sporting arena, but will assist you with many aspects of your life as you grow and mature and become a leader of your domain.
Conquest Athletic Performance brings your goals and dreams to life and will continue to make you quicker, stronger, healthier, and tougher. I would not be where I am today if it wasn’t for Dave and his wife Michelle. They have opened their doors to me and have afforded me the privilege to continue doing what I love. It is a family environment that encourages and nurtures everyone who comes through that door."
Alex Dunnachie - NFL Free Agent, 4 Year College Athlete at University of Hawaii
"Over the years I have trained at Conquest, I can honestly say that I train at my best when I'm there because of the team and environment around me. Being surrounded by athletes who want to get to that next level always brings out my need to train hard and stay focused. Dave and the team are experts in the game and their guidance and sports knowledge is invaluable to people wanting to get further in their sport."
Lloyd Johansson - Australian Wallabies, Queensland Red's (Super 15's), Viadana (Italy), Honda Heat (Japan Top League), Melbourne Rebels (Super 15's)
"I have trained with Dave and the Conquest team for the last few years in my off season to prepare myself for each upcoming season. Its no coincidence that the last two years of my career I have been injury free, in peak physical condition and consistently performed at my highest level. I highly recommend training with the Conquest team to anyone who is aiming for the next level regardless of which sport they play. The professional, positive and friendly environment they create is not easy to find"
Jack Hingert - Brisbane Roar FC (A League)
“Conquest is the place to go for any athlete, especially rugby players who want to make it to the next level of playing. At Conquest, you will get the support and inside knowledge of how to train from trainers who actually work with professional rugby players and athletes. I’ve been with Conquest for the last 3 years and I credit my success to the skills and work ethic that I learned from Conquest”
Ikapote Tupai - Tonga National Rugby Union U20’s, Australian U20’s, Melbourne Storm U20’s, Melbourne Rebels U20’s, Melbourne Rebel Rising
"Thanks to Dave, I could gain and hold my weight and establish the confidence to compete at the level I needed over in America. It wasn’t just a gym; it was a place where all the boys wanted to come and hang out before and after working out. He made it so I wasn’t intimidated by the weight room, and so I knew every technique and lift there was.
The mental transformation I also went through while training with Dave also helped enormously. I have now made it to the University of Southern California, where I am currently in my first season as the starting punter. I know if I never had enrolled with Dave, I wouldn’t be the same person I am today."
Christopher Tilbey - Punter, USC Trojans Football (University of Southern California)
"Training with Dave at Conquest has been an absolute blessing for me, not just getting back into the best shape of my life but also with finding my feet with a career in sports and life outside the gym. I highly recommend Conquest Athletic Performance - they are passionate about what they do and they genuinely care for you as an athlete."
Dan Yakopo - Australian Sevens Rugby Player, Rugby Coach at Carey Baptist Grammar School
"David was asked to implement a boxing session for a small group of players and the feedback I received from the players was nothing less than outstanding…I would be very happy to utilise David’s professional services when next the QANTAS Wallabies are in camp in Melbourne and would recommend him to any potential employer who is looking for a dedicated and motivating Strength and Conditioning Coach”
Ashley Jones, National Strength and Conditioning Manager, Australian Wallabies, NSCA Professional Strength & Conditioning Coach of the Year for 2016
“I first came to see Dave in 2010 looking to take my game to the next level and within 6 months I had significantly increased my strength and power and with my results, came a lot of career successes. Since the first day I stepped into Conquest, I haven't looked back and haven't stopped training here since. Dave is certainly one of the best coaches I have worked with throughout my whole 10 year ALF / VFL career. His periodises programs and uses unique training methods get the best out of his athletes and the results are unquestionable.”
Nathan Batsanis - Port Adelaide (AFL), Port Melbourne (VFL), Richmond Tigers (VFL), Norwood (SANFL)