Origins

Geoff WeigandZeroGravity.Life Project Founder | Programs Creator

Athletic Career:
One of the world’s original protagonists in transforming the pursuit of rock climbing into a world recognized athletic discipline and was one of the first generation – and Australia’s first, of Professional Athlete Rock Climbers – traveling the world, completing world level first ascents, onsight ascents and free-solos in Australia, Europe and the United States.

He is also an original competitor and finalist in the world’s first international and World Cup level climbing competitions representing Australia – International Invitationals (Snowbird 1988), World Cup (Snowbird 1989) Rock Masters (Arco 1989) and winner of the United States top bouldering competition (Hueco Tanks Rock Rodeo 1991).

Geoff also participated in climbing’s first foray as an Olympic discipline at the 1992 Albertville Olympic Games (Chambery Demonstration event) where he was a finalist in the difficulty speed event. By the age of 20 he was Australia’s top rock climber while concurrently being promoted to Category 1 (A Grade) Road Cyclist – with multiple road race, time trail and track victories across categories.

Performance Learning Career:
Coach | Consultant | Mentor | Programs Developer

Concurrent to his athletic career he had been an innovator and one of the first in the world to develop and implement specific training and performance methods for rock climbing – initiated with his climbing school in Sydney (aged 18) – and was a guest university lecturer by the age of 20. Later he authored and implemented the first integrated curriculum for teaching and training climbing (technique and performance) designed for commercial climbing facilities and later adopted at the college level.

Over the next two decades he continued to develop new performance integration methodologies for coaching world level and elite performers across a wide range of athletic and artistic disciplines – Rock and Alpine Climbing, Road and Mountain Bike Racing, Swimming, and Classical Ballet as well as consulting a diverse group of professionals – creatives, health practitioners, actors and pilots and chief executives.

He has continued to expand the scope of inquiry beyond a purely performance-based context into the realm of education, learning dynamics and program development for integrated living – where all aspects of life are included. This work is expressed through the ZeroGravity.Life project with programs, seminars and community initiatives offered to address fundamental aspects of life: Sleep Fitness, Mentoring for Integrated Living, Coaching for Integrated Performance, as well as experiential learning programs designed to address personal resilience and real time learning for kids through adults.