Archie Richards

 

Exercise Physiologist

Specialisations
Falls prevention
Exercise for mental health
Strength and conditioning

Why do you work in the Health & Fitness industry?
Exercise physiology combines two things that I’m very passionate about; helping people and exercise. I’m extremely lucky to work in a role where I can help people to perform meaningful movement and exercise to help them reach their health goals.

What are you training for?
I train year round for sport, including touch football, ultimate frisbee, basketball and baseball. I also enjoy running in yearly events such as the City2Surf and the Blackmores Half Marathon. Exercise is my favourite way to destress and always makes me feel good so I do it as much as possible!

What is your typical training week?

I train or compete in different sports 4 times per week whilst also including 2-3 gym sessions where I’ll work predominantly on improving strength and reducing risk of injury. 

What is favourite/least favourite exercise?
Favourite - any team sport!

Least favourite - Planks and wall sits

'Go to' healthy meal/my best cheat meal?
Healthy - chicken and veggie stir fry with brown rice

Cheat meal - burger and chips

Qualifications
Bachelor of Applied Science (Exercise and Sport Science) - University of Sydney

Master of Exercise Physiology - University of Sydney

Accredited Exercise Physiologist 

Accredited Exercise Scientist

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