Established in 2016, we created the idea of The Strength Syndicate with one thing in mind; create an environment and facility that caters for each and every individual who wishes to become a stronger version of themselves.

With support from international level coaches and athletes and the best powerlifting environment and equipment in Canberra; we pride ourselves on quality and performance, with group training, programming advice, and one-on-one sessions with established coaches. 

Whether you are looking for a place to maximize your performance and progression to a high level, or have some fun with like-minded individuals - the TSS culture is one that promotes our members to become Stronger Together. 



• Level 1 Powerlifting Australia Coach

• Coach for the Australian Junior team, 1997

• Deadlift bronze medal, u90kg Open division, IPF Worlds, 1996

• Number one ranked Australian lifter, 1995/1996/1997

• Inducted into the Powerlifting Australia Hall of Fame

• Powerlifting Australia board member



• Level 1 Powerlifting Australia coach

• Worlds Junior 63kg Silver Medallist, Killeen 2016

• 1x Overall Junior in Oceania's

• Cert 3 and 4 in Fitness

• 63kg Open National Champion, 2017

• Current Student at University of Canberra (BS Biomedical Science)


tom schwartz

• Nationally Qualified 83kg Lifter

• Cert 3 and 4 in Fitness

• BS of Science Majoring in Human Biology and Physiotherapy – Minor in Human Nutrition

• 5 Years Coaching Experience



• Nationally qualified 94kg lifter

• Cert 3 and 4 in Fitness

• 6 Years Coaching Experience


athanasia kanellopoulos

• Powerlifting Australia u84kg lifter

• Cert 3 and 4 in Fitness