About us

 

We believe in helping individuals and the community to 'live better' through healthy movement. We provide one to one coaching, group classes, specialised programs, physiotherapy and nutritional advice

 
 

Andrew Daubney

Director & Head Practitioner

Specialisations
Exercise for cancer
Exercise for mental health

Why do you work in the Health & Fitness industry?
I want be a positive influence in peoples lives and impact the health of the community. 

What are you training for?
Cairns Ironman 2018

What is your typical training week?
12-15 hours per week combining swim/bike/run and core strengthening. 

What is favourite/least favourite exercise?
I love - At the moment... Swimming 

I hate -burpees!

'Go to' healthy meal/my best cheat meal?
'Eating Good' - Grilled salmon, sweet potato mash & salad

Guilty pleasure - Ben & Jerry's 

Qualifications
Bachelor of Applied Science (Health & Sports Science), BAppSc, UNSW
Cert IV (Business)
Massage Therapist (DMA)
AEP, MESSA, TPI, FMS, FDN, ART, IICT

 

Jeff Rufila

Exercise Physiologist

Specialisations

Cardiometabolic disease
Running Performance & Injury prevention

Why do you work in the Health & Fitness industry?
The field of Exercise Physiology integrates both my strong love of exercise and the opportunity to
help enrich the lives of others through the countless benefits that safe and effective Exercise
provides. 

What are you training for?
I’m to training to qualify for the Boston Marathon and run as many marathons/Ultra-marathons as
possible. 

What is your typical training week?
Running 3-4 days per week & 1-2 days of Resistance training.

What is favourite/least favourite exercise?

I love! - My 30+ km long runs along the beautiful Sydney Harbour especially around sunrise & doing deadlifts in the gym

I hate! - Core work especially Planks!

'Go to' healthy meal/my best cheat meal?
'Eating Good' - A Grilled chicken/lamb salad with any of the following: sweet potato, quinoa,
avocado, halloumi

Guilty pleasure - A double scoop of ice cream

Qualifications

Bachelor of Medical Science (Major: Anatomy Histology) - University of Sydney
Master of Exercise Physiology - University of Sydney
Accredited Exercise Physiologist – Exercise Sports Science Australia (ESSA)
Accredited Exercise Scientist – Exercise Sports Science Australia (ESSA)
Accredited Running Coach (Level 2 Intermediate) – Athletics Australia

 

Lauren Tapp

Exercise Physiologist

Specialisations

Exercise for people living with a disability
Exercise for cognitive function

Why do you work in the Health & Fitness industry?
I have always had an interest in the health and fitness industry through sport from a young age, and have also wanted to make a difference in people’s lives.  Exercise Physiology allows me to combine these two interests.

What are you training for?
I don’t train for anything specific, I train for better health and it makes me feel more energetic, positive and less stressed.

What is your typical training week?
I train in the gym 3-4 times per week, and try to do a coastal walk on most weekends.

What is favourite/least favourite exercise?
I love! – Doing coastal walks and runs

I hate! – Squat jumps

'Go to' healthy meal/my best cheat meal?
‘Eating Good’ – chicken, avocado and sweet potato salad

Guilty pleasure – lemon meringue tart

Qualifications
Bachelor of Applied Science (Exercise Physiology) (Honours, Class I), University of Sydney
Accredited Exercise Physiologist
Accredited Exercise Scientist

 
 

Adrian Adams

Naturopath & Associate Nutritionist

Specialisations
Irritable Bowel Disease, Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Coeliac Disease
Autoimmune Diseases
Weight Loss and Sports Specific Dietary Patterns

Why do you work in the Health & Fitness industry?
I work in the health industry to help people learn the way to eat and live to achieve optimal health, avoid disease and reach their goals in life. I enjoy teaching people about the intricacies of their bodies and how what they eat and do in life effects their health. Everyone should be able to have the resources and knowledge to obtain optimal health. 

What are you training for?
love the sport of fitness, Crossfit. I am always training to gain more fitness and skill to compete in competitions year round.

What is your typical training week?

I do 4-5 sessions per week of Crossfit (weightlifting, gymnastics, running, rowing etc)

What is favourite/least favourite exercise?
I love! - Barbell Snatch 

I hate! - Man Makers

'Go to' healthy meal/my best cheat meal?
'Eating Good' - Roasted Beef with Roast Vegetable Salad accompanied by Stock Reduction Sauce

Guilty pleasure - Dark Chocolate!

Qualifications
Advanced Diploma of Nutritional Medicine and Naturopathy, Australasian College of Natural Medicine
Bachelor of Health Science (Complementary Medicine), BHSc, Charles Sturt University

 

Kirsty McColl-Gardener

Practice Manager

Why do you work in the Health & Fitness industry?
I enjoy being part of something that can create a positive change in people’s lives.

What are you training for?
No specific event, i train purely for me and how it makes me feel. I feel better and have more energy when I exercise. 

What is your typical training week?
I do 3 training sessions a week (although I would like to do 4)

What is favourite/least favourite exercise?
I love! - Anything which can involve hanging out with my family such as bike riding, bush walking, beach jogging/walking 

I hate! - Shoulder press

'Go to' healthy meal/my best cheat meal?
'Eating Good' - Baked salmon with veggies

Guilty pleasure - Burritos are a quick family favourite 

Qualifications
Cert iv in Administration, Metropolitan Business College
Cert iv in Media and Media studies TAFE

 

Sol Reinhardt

Physiotherapist

Specialisations
Manual Therapy
Active Release Techniques
Cupping and Needling
Exercise Prescription and Technique Correction

Why do you work in the Health & Fitness industry?
Because I love it! I've always enjoyed exercise and that led to me working as a Fitness Coach. Over the years I came to rely upon the help of some incredible Physiotherapists to get my clients and myself back on our feet ASAP if we were ever injured. These relationships inspired me to become a physiotherapist and it was one of the best decisions of my life. 

What are you training for?
Life, Work & Play - open to suggestions!

What is your typical training week?
24/7 husband and father of two sons - enough said! I fit in 3 or 4 Crossfit sessions a week also

What is favourite/least favourite exercise?
I love! - longer workouts - an endurance running background has not put me in the best place for super high intensity short ones. 

'Go to' healthy meal/my best cheat meal?
'Eating Good' - BBQ Steak + 3 veg

Guilty pleasure - I love Nachos 

Qualifications
B.A. Psychology and History
B.App.Sc. Exercise and Sport Science
Master of Physiotherapy

 

Kate Wood

Exercise Physiologist

Specialisations
Weight loss and Metabolic Conditions
Pre and Post Natal Exercise

Why do you work in the Health & Fitness industry?
For me, exercise / movement / sport /activity has always provided me with enjoyment not to mention the increased physical and mental health attained whilst being active. Exercise helps me be the “best version” of myself. I have always wanted to share this knowledge and passion for movement with others.

What are you training for?
I plan to complete the Big Swim – Palm Beach to Whale Beach Open Water Swim (2.5Km swim) then after this probably Pub2Pub Fun Run (13Km)

What is your typical training week?.
I try and do something on 6 days of the week for between 30min and 90min. As I get older, I try to tune in to what my body wants/needs on a particular day and go with this, rather than have a strict regime. This activity might be a High Intensity Interval Session on my spin bike, a weight based strength session

What is favourite/least favourite exercise?
I love any movement in nature and when I’m feeling great, anything vigorous and challenging ‘where I’m huffing and puffing!’
I dislike gymnastics and acrobatics.

'Go to' healthy meal/my best cheat meal?
'Eating Good' - Chicken and salad wrap

Guilty pleasure - Burgers

Qualifications
Bachelor of Arts in Human Movement Studies (BHumanMovSt.) University of Technology, Sydney.
Diploma of Education (Dip Ed.), University of Technology, Sydney.
Diploma of Remedial Massage (Dip RM) Nature Care College, St Leonards.
Diploma of Remedial Therapies (Dip RT) Nature Care College, St Leonards.

 
 
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Nina Evans

Dietitian

Specialisations
Chronic health conditions, (cardiovascular disease, diabetes and cancer)
Weight management
Auto immune diseases

Why do you work in the Health & Fitness industry?
I have always strived to be the best version of myself both mentally and physically, and it is a deep passion of mine to motivate and inspire others to do the same. Being an Accredited Dietitian, I am able to provide evidence based practice to enrich the lives of others, to
achieve optimal health and reach their goals in life!

What are you training for?
I don’t train for anything specific, I keep active to feel energised, positive and maintain my
wellbeing

What is your typical training week?.
I range between different activities (mainly outdoor) and gym work. Every day usually consists of a 5-10km fast walk, and then I might have a hit of tennis, or a bike ride or an hour of rock climbing for fun.

What is favourite/least favourite exercise?
I love being outdoors and going for hikes up in the mountains!
I’m not a fan of running (I try!)

'Go to' healthy meal/my best cheat meal?
'Eating Good' - would have to be some sort of salad. I love having a big bowl of delicious
colourful vegetables with some added protein.
Cheat meal- I like to indulge in pizza and nachos but it is always homemade and not as
naughty!

Qualifications
Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics. Griffith University, Gold Coast.
Certificate III & IV in Fitness. Human Performance Centre, Gold Coast.