To students about to embark on their own studies at VU I would say: as soon as you start uni, get out into the industry. Use the networks. Use what VU’s got.
Kadeem Aarons
Bachelor of Exercise Science (Sport Practice)

Ninja Warrior Australia semi-finalist and strength and conditioning coach/educator Kadeem Aarons has his sights set on an exciting future.

“I was thrilled to be selected to compete in Ninja Warrior Australia, and make it into the semi-finals in 2017 and 2018. It was a surreal experience – and a huge high being out on the course. The bridge of blades caught me out this time but I'll be back next year!

I studied Training and Assessment through TAFE (Victoria University Polytechnic), which helped enhance my skills as an educator, before I enrolled in my Exercise Science degree.

Through VU I gained the best four months of my life when I went on exchange to German Sport University in Cologne. Moving abroad to a foreign country and being in a different environment – I loved the whole experience from start to finish.

I was fortunate to gain a role as a strength and conditioning coach/educator with Richmond Football Club, and in 2018 I opened my own ninja gym in Melbourne; and a complementary online training system.

To students about to embark on their own studies at VU I would say: as soon as you start uni, get out into the industry. Use the networks. Use what VU’s got.”

Kadeem opened 5.2 Ninja, an online exercise resource for Ninja Warrior athletes, providing strength, prehab, rehab and conditioning programs, one-on-one coaching and online community support.

Kadeem studied