Our Story

In early 2017 a chance conversation about sport and training between old friends Anthony and Matt and champion ironman Ali Day sparked the idea for what would become ACTV Strength Co.

Over the next few months the idea of owning and operating their own training facility on the Gold Coast became a reality, and the hard work begun. Even Ali and Anthony having swine flu the week before opening could not dampen their passion for ACTV.

Since opening in August of 2017 we have not looked back, building a community of likeminded people who love to train hard and enjoy it along the way.


Ali Day


Ali has been competing as a profession Ironman for the past nine years. In that time he has built up a reputation as one of the fittest, most dedicated men in the country. Over the years, Ali has ridden the ups and downs of professional sport and after he was forced to withdraw from the professional series. Now, through ACTV, Ali is ready to share this knowledge with you.


Anthony Bartolo


From as far back Anthony can remember sport and exercise have been a major part of his life. Anthony is extremely passionate about helping people achieve their goals, whether its fat loss, strength, rehab, or athletic development, Anthony is eager to help get you where you want to be.


Matt Pow


Matt has a life long affinity with sport and fitness and is extremely grateful his parents introduced him to sport from an early age. Playing Rugby League professionally gave an insight into the requirements of Elite sport and the opportunity to complete a degree in Exercise Science. With over 10 years experience in the industry Matt has a passion for athletic performance and injury rehabilitation.