The Allan May Weights Room

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The Alan May Weights Room at Sydney Boys High School

Since 2005 the school's Weights Room has been a fully functioning Strength & Conditioning facility, which caters for not only the boys who train to improve their physiques, but also those boys who are striving to improve their sporting performance.

All boys who attend the weights room are given a formalised Strength Program to suit their individual needs and address any weaknesses or imbalances that they may have. A Strength Coach is always on hand to monitor progress and correct any incorrect lifting techniques.

All parents are encouraged to visit the weights room at any time for an update on their child’s progress from Head Strength and Conditioning Coach Mr Kurt Rich or any of the other strength coaches that may be on duty.

Will Weights Training stunt my/my son's Growth?

This is the biggest myth around but it is still asked daily by parents if doing weights will stunt their child's growth. For more information on the subject, you can view the position paper of the Australian Strength and Conditioning Association: Resistance Training for Children and Adolescents

Program Structure

Full Year Rate: $285 unlimited use (including all holiday periods)

Prices include program design/instruction.
Full year rate available until cut-off date on 28 February.
Prices current for calendar year 2023.

Operating Hours

Monday 7.00am – 9.00am   3.15pm – 5.00pm
Tuesday 7.00am – 9.00am   3.15pm – 5.00pm
Wednesday 7.00am – 9.00am   3.15pm – 5.00pm
Thursday 7.00am – 9.00am   3.15pm – 5.00pm
Friday 7.00am – 9.00am    

Masters in Charge of individual sports may at times arrange alternate times for teams to use weights room.

Panoramic view of the Alan May Weights Room

General Gym Rules

Discipline forms an integral part of the strength training program and the following rules apply at all times:

  1. Fees to be paid before 1st workout
  2. Medical questionnaire/Exercise history form to be completed before gym use
  3. Sign in on entry
  4. Thorough warm-up must be completed before lifting
  5. No food allowed
  6. Use a towel
  7. Shoes must be worn
  8. Return your weights and equipment after use
  9. Seek proper instruction
  10. Wipe down equipment after use
  11. Use a ‘spotter’ when needed
  12. Work in with others where possible
  13. Use deodorant
  14. The RED ZONE is off limits when lifting in progress
  15. Do not interfere with or disrupt another student whilst he is lifting.
  16. ‘Set up’ your weights in a safe manner and a safe location
  17. Programs to be upgraded every 3-6 weeks
  18. Technique is your No. 1 Priority
  19. Intensity is a Necessity