“Physically and mentally in the best place on earth”

Our Story

A curated space designed by a group of former athletes and their medical team. Their intimate understanding of high-performance training and how fitness, health and wellbeing are ultimately integrated has resulted in this purpose built space with fitness, function and wellbeing in mind. 

Tap into the experience of our coaches and disciplined mindset to realise your full potential, in a relaxed community atmosphere.

The Gym at Salt is located within the Peppers Salt Resort complex in the heart of the Salt community with world class, cutting edge facilities including an altitude training room, boxing zone, functional fitness zone and a thermal recovery area.

The Space

The Gym at Salt is a purpose built space comprising various training zones .

Designed to fill a gap in the local market that caters to the person who not only values their health and wellness but wants to take their fitness to the next level and tap into the mindset of those that have achieved sporting success  at the most elite level.

Our vision is to create a relaxed, community orientated space where the entire family is welcome. The team want to help every individual be physically and mentally in the best place on earth.

The Gym at Salt

The Team


Matthew “Maxy” Kennedy has had a long standing career in and around high performance sport for more than 20 years. Arriving on the Gold Coast in the 80s his appetite for sport continued to grow and develop, eventually finding a home at the Brisbane Bears / Lions for the next 13 seasons and almost 200 Senior AFL Games and Life Membership at the Club he loved. Post AFL playing career Max continued his involvement in Elite Level Sport working as a Strength & Conditioning Coach at the Brisbane Lions for 4 more years. Max enjoys spending time with his wife Nina and 2 children. 


Dean ‘Solly’ Solomon is a former AFL Premiership Player with the Essendon FC (2000) as well as trekking across the Nullarbor to find a home at the Fremantle Dockers where he rounded out a glittering career spanning over a decade and more than (200) senior AFL appearances.

Following Deans AFL career he became a Senior Assistant Coach at the Gold Coast SUNS where he stayed for 10 years becoming one of the most sought after Assistant Coaches and future AFL coaches in the competition. A mentor, confidant and trusted advisor to some of the AFL’s most talented players who have turned into legitimate stars of the game, his influence has been immense. 

His uncanny knack for building deep connection and trust with his cohort is Solly’s trademark and one that is universally recognized throughout the industry. The lad from Broken Hill was known for his combative uncompromising style on the field although his genuine care and interest in helping people is his endearing quality and secret to success.


One of Australia’s leading sports physiotherapists, Victor has worked closely with many Olympic and World champions in various sports, as well as iconic Australian sport teams such as the Brisbane Lions from 1999-2008, the Australian Swimming and Cycling Teams and the Australian Olympic Team at the Atlanta and Sydney Olympics.  Victor has also worked internationally with professional cycling teams (on events such as the Tour de France), as well as being a consultant to the Russian Olympic Team at the London Olympics, GB Swimming and GB Cycling programs. Victor’s knowledge and interest in both injury management and prevention are augmented by significant experience in recovery and performance enhancement techniques. He has consulted to the AIS, QAS and NSWIS and has assisted athletes of all levels to achieve their goals. The Gym at Salt provides a venue where Victor can utilise his knowledge, experience and passion to assist members in optimising their physical and emotional performance through specific programs and techniques developed over his 35 year career.

Call 0414 455 393 or Make An Appointment below


Hi, I’m Huw Darnell and I am an accredited exercise physiologist, who specialises in helping people overcome pain and injury and get back to a high level of performance.

Originally from the North Coast, I am excited that my young family and I will be back in the area as I take up a great opportunity to operate out of The Gym at Salt, Kingscliff 2487 from the 6th July.

If you want help taking your athletic performance to the next level from a strength and rehabilitation specialist who has worked with over a 1000 athletes from amateur to professional levels in numerous sports including, Triathlon (Aus), Football (AFL & NEAFL), Rugby League (NRL & QRL), Rugby Union (U20’s Qld Reds, Premier Grade & Qld Samoa), Rowing (Aus U23’s & Qld), Swimming (Qld, PNG & KOR), Australian Wheelchair Rugby, and many more

If you want expert advice from a university qualified practitioner with over 10 years industry experience, contact me now!


Altitude Training Room
Boxing Zone
Functional Fitness Zone
Cardio Zone
Pure Strength Zone
Outdoor Zen Zone
Luxuriously designed change rooms
Thermal Recovery Zone with:
Finnish Wet Sauna – Magnesium Spa Pool – I-cool ice bath and I-cool ice shower (World first install)


$45 per week.

This includes full facility access, group classes and our fully supervised creche open Monday to Friday 9-11am



Guest Passes

Outdoor Holiday Sweat Sessions

Thermal Recovery Experience


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