About Us

Coaches Leading The Way


The home of some of Geelong's Strongest. Lara's No.1 Owner Operated Strength and Conditioning Facility.

Jo and Dave are the head coaches and co-directors of Be Strong Fitness Geelong. Together they have 16 years of  industry experience.  

Jo Greagen is an Elite 67.5kg class Powerlifter/World Record Holder and Strongwomen competitor. Coaching clients in small PT groups in the above speciality areas as well as various group training classes. 

Jo is also renowned as a Bootcamp trainer. Training with all fitness and strength levels.

David Tran- Cong competes at an Elite level in Equipped Powerlifting and amature Strongman. Dave specialises in Strength and Conditioning, from beginners to elite athletes and lectures in this field at Victoria University. He also works with Personal Training Clients helping them to reach their goals. Dave has been working with fitness and weightloss clients with amazing results for years.

Both Jo and Dave have a proven track record of long term clients and an extensive list of industry connections and testimonials from many levels of sport and exercise.

Premier Group Fitness Facility


We offer a variety of classes for all ages with a focus of toning/weightloss and fitness for all ages and experience levels from our brand new BHive Health and Fitnes Facility right next door to Be Strong Fitness Geelong.
Our classes include X-Training/Circuit and Boxing.

For The Kids -

We have a fitness/boxing class. Full of fun so the kids can enjoy their training and gain the benefits of muscle activation exercises and the fundamentals to set kids up for a healthy future!

Kids have a discounted membership.

We also run exclusive Challenges,  Strength Programs, Bootcamps and Fitness Programs periodically through the year to bring out the best in our clients and help get you to your goals. Training in a group environment is not only cost effective but can really help with motivation and and social networking.

In 2018 we aspire to offer even more health and fitness services to the local community of Lara and surrounding areas with the expansion of our family friendly BHive Facility.

Keep an eye on our calendar for our upcoming events and programs.

Family Friendly Fitness


We know everyone's journey is different and we aim to provide a safe, fun and supportive environment to get everyone moving at BHive- Health and Fitness!

Whether you are a parent, grandparent or even the kids we want to see you kicking goals and achieving more than you ever thought you could with us!

All our coaches are great with kids and we want to provide you with the opportunity to look after your health and fitness no matter what.

All our daytime classes are child friendly so parents please feel free to have your little ones in tow. We offer a safe environment where you will be able to get your training in and know that your little one is close by safe and sound. Our coaches take the highest care to make sure you get the training your after and your little ones are safe.

To find out more about all our weekly group classes and schedule click on the link below.

First session is free so contact us today and come on down for your free initial trial. Bookings essential.

Our Team Of Professional Coaches

Joanne Greagen



Elite Strength Coach

Class/Bootcamp Instructor

Personal Trainer

- National Powerlifting Champion

- World and National Record Holder

- Arnold Classic Competitor and Winner

- Competitive and coaching experience at a national and international level

- Highly experienced Bootcamp Instructor

Specializing in Online Programming and Coaching, Bootcamps, Strength and Conditioning, Powerlifting, Strongman/woman, Comp Prep, Emergency Services Fitness testing, Kids Classes and Injury Rehabilitation/Prevention

David Tran-Cong



Elite Strength Coach

Class/Bootcamp Instructor

Personal Trainer

- Competitive Weightlifter (VWA)

- National Record Holder

- University Lecturer

- Equipped Competitive Powerlifter of over 10 years

- Athletic Preparation and youth development coach

Specializing in Group Fitness, Strength and Conditioning, Powerlifting, Olympic Weightlifting, Strowgman/woman, Comp Prep, Emergency Services Fitness testing, Kids Classes and Injury Rehabilitation/Prevention

Kylie Smith


Personal Trainer

Weight-loss Coach

Class/Bootcamp Instructor

Pole Dance Fitness Instructor

- Director / Head Instructor Smitt Fitt Aerial Fitness

- Amateur Pole Fitness Competitor

- Team BSFG Elite Powerlifter

- Results backed weight-loss coach

- Highly experienced Bootcamp and group training instructor

Specializing in Bootcamps, Strength Training, Body Re-composition and Weight-loss, Injury Management, Rehabilitation and Prevention, Mums and Bubs, Pole Artistry Strength and Condtioning.

Brad Lomas


Massage Therapy

Brad  is one of our resident Massage Therapists treating his clients and gym members right here at our facility in our upstairs private treatment room. .

He  brings knowledge from his personal training background and personal interest in strength sports to help his massage clients get the best results.

From niggling injuries, chronic or acute pain management, muscular recovery and aiding physical performance Brad is ready to help you be your best!

Treatment times available 12-7pm each Tuesday. Current Gym Members receive an exclusive promotional price for their treatments.

Matthew Poulter


Massage Therapy

Mathew is one of our resident Massage Therapists treating his clients and gym members right here at our facility in our upstairs private treatment room.

He is very passionate about helping people perform at their best and wants to see you reaching your goals. He specialises in deep tissue massage as well as other forms of massage and remedial therapies. Coming from a background in competitive shot put and discuss he is strong enough to get your the results you want!

Treatment times available 9am-9pm each Thursday.  Current Gym Members receive an exclusive promotional price for their treatments. 

Join Our Team of Professionals


Space available for the right professional

Are you a passionate Personal Trainer, Massage Therapist, Nutritionist, Myotherapist, Exercise Physiologist or group class instructor?

Do you feel like you have the skill set to make Be Strong Fitness Geelong an even better training facility and health and fitness community?

We want to hear from you, feel free to contact us today with your professional CV and will be in touch with you as soon as we have a position opening among our team of coaches and allied health health professionals.

Team BSFG Elite Athletes

Competition Programming


We offer individualised programming to suit your lifestyle and needs. 

We will guide you every step of the way in preparation for your next competitive event. 

We can  help you with peaking, tapering, recovery and nutrition/weight cuts.

Elite Coaching


Receive hands on coaching or online video analysis from our 'Remote Programming and Coaching' Package from highly experienced elite coaches who will help you be your best!

For all our programming and coaching options click on the links below.

Comp Day Coaching


Want a coach at your side on comp day who will take away all the stress and have you in a position where you can focus on being your best?

From knee wrapping, attempt selection, technical assistance and technique analysis we can help you with everthing you need of an experienced, professional coach on competition day.

Strength Sports


Our elite coaches have over 10 years experience in strength sports and have competed themselves at an elite level.

If you are a:




Girevoy/Kettlebell Sport

Arm Wrestler

Body Builder

Mass Wrestler

We have the tools and experience to help you improve and compete at a high level.

Strength and Conditioning


No matter what sport you participate in our elite coaches can help you! Our current athletes range from:

- Powerlifting








-Long Distance Track and Field



Injury Management


Want to keep performing at your best or need to get back to your best our elite coaches can help you rehab or manage any injuries that may be limiting you. We network with a great team of allied health professionals from Physios to Massage therapist so we can help you optimise your performance.

From our individualised programming to hands on coaching we can help you work through a number of injuries and have you back participating in the sport you love or prevent the risk of re-injury.

Team BSFG Elite Powerlifting

Join Our Supportive Team


Are you looking for a Powerlifting Club?

Whether your training to improve your total or want to get started in Powerlifting and compete at sanctioned comps we can help you reach your competitive goals.

Services include advanced programming, (online coaching and by correspondence available), comp peaking and on the day coaching services. We will see you across the line from hands on coaching all the way to comp day.

We also assist our lifters with making weight for competition day, performance and recovery support, injury rehab as well as mental preparation.

Competitive Lifters



Renee Theyers 

Meagen Rochfort

Blane Robertson

Mark Whelan

Luke Bragonje

Alby Owens

Alex Lawson

Kylie Smith

Laura Eyles

Jaymii Morris

Elliott Webb

Josh Tuddenham

Jacqui Edwards

Head Coaches: 

Joanne Greagen and David Tran-Cong

Next Up: ProRaw XII


The next Powerlifting meet on the competitive calendar for our team will be ProRaw XII held on the 20th-22nd of March 2020 at the Arnold Classic Australia, Melbourne Exhibition Centre.

Come on down and cheer on our team as they hit the platform against the best lifters from Aus and around the world.

If you want to get started in strength sports including:




Girevoy Sport

Click on the link below and we can get you well on your way to your next PB and your first competition.

Our Latest Gym Tour

A quick walk-through of our Strength and Conditioning Facility (free weights and cardio area)

Team BSFG Elite Athletes

Angus King



Full contact

2019 Victorian Champion

Brian Anthony


Body Building

Grand Masters

ANB Victorian Titles - 2019 3rd pl.

Lara Football and Netball


Matt Spence - GFL Football

Senior Co-Captain Lara Football Club '19

Laura Eyles


Strongwoman / Powerlifting

2019 Ballarat's Strongest Woman 2nd pl.

Battle of Ballarat 3 - 2019 Winner

Roger Ruzzier


Girevoy Sport Athlete-Girevoy SportAU

Head of Geelong Kettlebell Sports Club

Team BSFG Mixed Basketball


Corio Bay Basketball Association 

Mixed League 2019

Luke, Leah, Stacey, Margaret, Andrew, Vicky, Dave, Paul, Brian, Neal, Ryan, Emily. 

Kylie Smith


Pole Art / Powerlifting

Competitor and Accredited Coach

Joanne Greagen


Powerlifting / Strongwoman

Multiple National Champion, World Record Holder and international athlete

David Tran-Cong


Weightlifting / Powerlifting

Victorian Weightlifting Assoc. 2018 Vic Titles 3rd, GPC AUS Record Holder 


In House Massage Therapy

Fully furnished treatment room available

 Come join our passionate team of professionals and build your massage business. 

Available Immeadiately

Get in touch with us today for more info

Gym Tour with OzPower Podcast

Thank you to James and Pat from OzPower Podcast for dropping in and checking out our facility and chatting with head coach Jo. Here is video that they took of our facility back in early 2017.