We have one core belief: Build Better Athletes.

As a brand, APA stands for the success of our athletes. We believe in you being able to achieve your complete and true potential. This is what drives us and it is our mission to propel you to the next level of sporting performance and long term success.

We take great pride in our academic background, but it is the ability to apply this knowledge through real-world experience gained by working with world-class athletes around the globe that truly sets APA apart. This experience has allowed us to understand the impact we can have on your training plans.

Our athletic performance training programs aim to be holistic in nature, catered to your needs, for anything from:

  • Strength and conditioning

  • Rehabilitation of injuries

  • Injury prevention

  • Speed and agility

  • Power and velocity-based training

  • Nutrition plans

  • Educational webinars (various topics)

Athlete Performance Authority Core Values

  • No egos

  • Athlete first

  • Confident but humble

  • Over Deliver

  • Foster relationships

  • Win each day

The Athlete Performance Authority Team

Wayne Lombard

Wayne has been applying his passion for over 10 years with athletes around the world. With humility, passion, empathy, patience being the corner stone of his approach, Wayne has had the privilege to see many of his athlete perform at the highest level. Wayne completed his undergraduate and honours degrees at the University of Kwa- Zulu Natal (Durban). He then joined the Sports Science Institute of South Africa as a Biokineticist and Performance enhancement specialist at the High-Performance Centre. After this he went on to complete is Masters degree, and is currently registered for a PHD in exercises science at the University of Cape Town, South Africa. Wayne has worked with some of the best athletes in South Africa, China and currently in India.

Robin Arkell

Robin Arkell is an NSCA accredited strength and conditioning coach currently based in India as the head of strength and conditioning for the senior men Indian hockey team. Robin completed his sports science degree from the University of Stellenbosch and his masters degree in Biokinetics from the University of Cape Town, specializing in rugby union youth development. Robin has previously worked as the head of strength and conditioning with the University of Cape Town varsity cup rugby team, winning the cup in 2014, as well as being the head of strength and conditioning for the Pumas senior currie cup team.  Robin currently finds his passion in all things high performance development, with specific focus on special strength and power development in team sport athletes.

Sarah Chantler

Sarah loves everything about food and how it supports athlete health and performance plans. From the building blocks of cooking, flavour and meal variety; to optimising ergogenics and ensuring that all nutritional requirements are met. Sarah has developed a strong athlete centered philosophy and pragmatic streak working with athletes for the last 10 years. Working at the Sports Science Institute of South Africa in Cape Town was a huge part of her development. She is currently completing her PhD in England after completing both her Dietetics degree and Masters in Exercise Science at the University of Cape Town.

What the athletes say!

Working with Wayne was very different in a great way. He can always explain why we were doing what at any time during my training plan.

He always pushed me to find new boundaries.

He always helped whether injured or training for a major competition to achieve my goals

Rudolf Visser, National Open Water Swimmer & Freedom swim Winner

It was a great pleasure training with and learning from Wayne. He taught me many new things not only during our training sessions but outside of the gym too.

Wayne knows how to get the best out of his athletes.

Dheeraj Rangi, India National Boxer (64kg)

When I was training with Wayne, I felt my conditioning and strength improve quickly!

His training methodology suited us very well. He brought a lot of joy, and  I really enjoyed training with him.

we miss him here at Liaoning.

Lin Chang Liang, Liaoning National League and China Hockey Senior Men’s Team (Midfielder)

I felt my strength increase. I like Wayne’s training a lot. The way of training allowed me to focus a lot more than before.

Wayne is not only a good coach but a good person and we got along very well.

Yu Xin, Liaoning National League and China Hockey Senior Men’s Team (Striker)

Wayne’s training was very practical. While training with him my strength increased very quickly.

His training methods were specific for hockey and me, they were very efficient.

Wang Bo Wen, Liaoning National League and China Hockey Senior Men’s Team (Midfielder)

Robin’s passion for what he does would be tough to match, always the consummate professional, giving undivided attention to his athletes thus forming the basis on how he works; developing relationships based on trust and integrity with all his athletes. Under Robin, I transformed into an extremely physical prop which elevated my game and allowed me to progress into senior provincial rugby

Digby Webb, University of Cape Town Rugby Football Club

What a privilege to have worked with Robin. He took my career to the next step helping me to improve as an all-round rugby player, but specifically helping to improve my body composition goals, speed, power and in contact strength. Always a smile and willingness to work hard and assist whoever in getting better. Loved working with him.

Hennie Skorbinksi, Mpumalanga Pumas, Captain

His dedication to detail, with each of his players, all but guarantees significant improvement in performance. He is always one step ahead, constantly challenging me to become the best athlete I could be. Robin is one of the hardest workers in his field and continues to prove himself as one of the best in the world.

Carel Greef, Mpumalanga Pumas