Buddha Baum - BMX

2 x Australian Champion (2016/2017)

Buddha has been training under Steve’s supervision at Elite Performance Gym since February 2016.


As a young 12 year old BMX racer Buddha just loved to ride his bike and relied solely on his bike skills to achieve his results. He was definitely lacking the fitness, mobility and discipline of a true athlete.


Buddha decided he wanted to take his enjoyment for the sport to the next level. We as parents were very apprehensive about letting him attend a gym as we had heard conflicting advice regarding performance training of adolescences.


Whilst being introduced to Steve we explained our objectives and concerns. Steve enlightened us on the difference between strength training and weightlifting / bodybuilding which immediately put our minds at ease. Steve prepared a strength training strategy focusing on developing Buddha into an elite athlete and not just a BMX racer. Steve’s approach has directly contributed to Buddha’s current sporting successes which is a reflection of Steve’s immense understanding and abilities as a Strength & Conditioning Coach. Steve is very motivational, supportive and encouraging but at the same time his programs are extremely challenging, strenuous and diverse.


Buddha thoroughly enjoys training with Steve (even through all the blood, sweat and tears) and it is obvious his personal goals are of paramount importance to Steve. We believe Steve is genuine and equally thrives on the accomplishments of his athletes.


We would not hesitate to recommend Steve to anyone looking for an S&C Coach that listens, is extraordinarily knowledgeable and gets positive results.

Rik and Mekdi Baum (Buddha's Parents)