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 & 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?
18-20 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

 

Lucy Carpenter

Dietitian

Specialisations
Weight management
Diabetes & cholesterol management
Non-diet approaches to nutrition & mindful eating

Why do you work in the Health & Fitness industry?
I believe good nutrition can make a truly positive impact on everyone’s lives and their physical and mental wellbeing. I love helping people make sustainable and achievable healthy changes tailored to their lifestyles, any medical conditions and personal goals. I also enjoy empowering my community with accurate and up to date nutrition information, it can be confusing with all the conflicting advice out there!

What are you training for?
I enjoy exercising for the physical and mental wellbeing benefits. I don’t need to train for anything in particular, however I will be training for my next big ocean swim in Greece!

What is your typical training week?.
I aim for at least 30 minutes exercise each day except Sunday (rest day!), as it boosts my energy levels. I aim to include 2 vigorous intensity sessions a week with 3-4 moderate intensity sessions.

What is favourite/least favourite exercise?
Anything outdoors in nature! My favourites include horseriding, surfing, ocean swimming, hiking and soccer when I can. Favourite indoor activities include yoga and dancing.

'Go to' healthy meal/my best cheat meal?
The Mediterranean style of eating. I love a traditional oily fish (salmon/sardines) cooked with herbs and lemon, and a leafy green salad including cucumber/tomato/red cabbage/carrot and feta, dressed with olive oil and vinegar, accompanied by wholemeal pita bread and hommus or tzatziki.

I believe in everything in moderation. My favourite ‘comfort’ foods include pasta with a tomato sauce and cheese; eggplant parmigiana and cauliflower gratin. I also love a homemade pear and berry crumble and chocolate coated nuts!

Qualifications
Bachelor of Science (Psychology & Nutrition & Metabolism). University of Sydney.
Bachelor of Nutrition & Dietetics (Honours). University of Newcastle.

 
 

Luke Gosling

Exercise Physiologist

Specialisations
Falls prevention
Exercise for mental health
Strength and conditioning

Why do you work in the Health & Fitness industry?
Ever since I can remember I’ve been involved in sport and exercise. I’m highly passionate about the ability of the body to recover and improve through the combination of exercise and a good lifestyle.

What are you training for?
I’m always setting new goals in the search to better my overall self. I continually train to improve my well being and outlook on life.

What is your typical training week?

Resistance training 4-5 times a week with at least 1-2 HIIT circuits and a weekly outdoor run.

What is favourite/least favourite exercise?
Favourite – HIIT body weight circuits
Least favourite – Long distance running

'Go to' healthy meal/my best cheat meal?
Healthy – Brown rice, tuna and avocado
Cheat meal – Whole packet of Tim Tams!

Qualifications
Bachelor of Exercise Physiology (UNSW)
Accredited Exercise Physiologist ESSA
Accredited Exercise Scientist ESSA
MESSA

 
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Danielle O'Brien

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

 
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Kate Day

Exercise Physiologist

Specialisations
Weight Loss
Metabolic conditions
Falls prevention

Why do you work in the Health & Fitness industry? 
I've always loved playing sport and living an active life.  For me it is a great way to keep social with friends and it always leaves me feeling physically and mentally stronger.  I would like to help others experience these benefits and gain knowledge of how they can live a happier, healthier life and reduce their risk of chronic disease.  

What are you training for?
It is important to me that I can play my best each week in soccer.  This is partly achieved through training and maintaining strength, mobility and cardiovascular fitness. I also enjoy training as it helps me to destress and leaves me feeling happier and more energised!

What is your typical training week?
Every week is different.  I like to mix up what I do whether it be a strength session at the gym or a walk with friends it just depends on how im feeling and how much time I have.. 

What is your favourite/least favourite exercise?
I love! - squats
I hate! - High intensity cardio

‘Go to’ healthy meal / my best cheat meat?
'Eating Good' - Quinoa Salad with plenty of fresh vegetables and nuts with a lemon and dijon mustard dressing
Guilty Pleasure - I cant go past a slice of baked cheesecake

Qualifications
Bachelor of Exercise Physiology - UNSW
Accredited Exercise Physiologist - ESSA

 
 
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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' - Any fancy salad created with heaps of leafy greens and coloured veg, a few roasted nuts, some grilled haloumi, fetta or marinated goats cheese with plenty of chopped fresh herbs dressed with a homemade honey, garlic mustard dressing served with a side of protein.

Guilty pleasure - A sneaky glass of red or 2 and dark chocolate

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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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