• Jarrat Wood

    Director of Longevity Exercise Physiology and Personal Training

    Bio

    Jarrat Wood grew up in Gunnedah in rural NSW and his burgeoning athletic and triathlon career was cut short when he was diagnosed with a heart condition (supra-ventricular tachycardia) in 1998. It was the lesson of a lifetime as he experienced multiple episodes of a racing heart rate requiring hospitalization and was unable to exercise for the best part of 3 years. To be stripped of your greatest passion is a difficult blow but one which would develop a new passion: one to understand the human body and to pursue health and fitness with a new perspective and with a greater understanding of the difficulties one faces when confronted by a chronic health condition.

    Fortunately, the condition was remedied surgically in 2001 and Jarrat was able to return slowly to an active and competitive sporting lifestyle. During this time Jarrat put on approximately 15kgs, reconfigured all aspects of his future: athletic; study; and career. It was a tremendous lesson in not giving up. It inspired his studies in Exercise Physiology at UNSW and ignited the vision for a business in the fitness industry that would prioritize health, not just fitness. That is why at Longevity: HEALTH COMES FIRST.

    Prior to the heart condition, he had run a 51mins 15sec PB for the City2Surf at 16, placed 3rd in CHS athletics for the 800m and in the top 10 for his age in NSW All Schools for sprint distance triathlon. After the surgery, he was able to represent his club, region and State in Touch Football. He has won multiple athletics Gifts ranging from 300m to 600m, was named NSW Athletic League Athlete of the Year in 2013 and achieved a half marathon PB in his maiden race over the distance in 2016 of 1hr 26mins.

    He didn’t give up and neither should you. Longevity is structured to support you in a way that treats you like a unique individual and comes from a place that cares and supports you. We prescribe exercise specifically for you. Bespoke exercise prescription because we want you to be healthy. Forever.

    Qualifications

    Bachelor of Science (Health and Sport Science), UNSW
    Level 1 Athletics Coach
    Level 2 Touch Football Coach
    Certificate III in Fitness - Gym Instructor
    Certificate IV in Fitness - Personal Trainer
    Functional Movement Assessment Tool Accredited
    First Aid Certification
    CPR Certification (Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation)

    Location

    Edgecliff

  • Marcus Enright

    Accredited Exercise Physiologist

    Bio

    I grew up in the Western Suburbs of Melbourne and have always had a keen interest in sports. I played tennis for 10 years and then transitioned to basketball for about seven years.

    During my exercise and sports science degree at Deakin university, I followed my interest in sports and also discovered a passion for strength training in the gym. This had a profound impact on my confidence and overall health and cemented the fact that I wanted to share with others these benefits. I then became fascinated by the immense impact exercise has on chronic disease treatment and prevention, I followed my desire to helping people live longer and healthier lives, and continued my studies at Deakin to receive my Masters in Clinical Exercise Physiology. During my studies I was able to hone my skills as a personal trainer. I helped people achieve various health and fitness goals and integrate exercise as a lifestyle and not just a quick fix. I believe that exercise is medicine and it’s never too late for someone to begin their exercise journey. I am a massive sports fan and follow the NBA, AFL and tennis very closely. I also love playing basketball with friends, video games, strength training and hiking.

  • Mitchell Parr

    Accredited Exercise Physiologist

    Bio

    Growing up in Canberra I was always in and around sports. Starting off in my youth playing Rugby League before making the switch to Basketball. My interest in coaching and training began towards the end of my junior basketball career, where an unexpected injury kept me off the court for the final weeks of the season. It was at this time that I was deciding where to take my studies after high school and through my experience with return to sport training, I knew that I wanted to work within health and rehabilitation.

    Upon beginning my studies in Exercise Physiology and Rehabilitation at the University of Canberra (UC), I was looking for any opportunities to advance my learning as fast as possible. I started to pursue different qualifications and career opportunities that would complement my studies. I achieved my Strength and Conditioning Level 1 with the Australian Strength and Conditioning Association (ASCA) and began training clients within my local gym space as a Personal Trainer. My experiences as a coach shifted me from training premier league Rugby Union players in the John I Dent cup, assisting top coaches with performance testing for junior international basketball players at the Australian Institute of Sport, to training a large variety of clients within the local gym space as a personal trainer. I would regularly see clients for weight loss, strength, health and performance. I have previously coached clients with heart, lung, or genetic conditions as well as various work or sporting related injuries. During my time away from work I am a huge fan of basketball following NBA and NBL, I am easily entertained by F1 cars driving in circles for hours straight and of course as a born and raised Canberran, I have to follow the Raiders and the Brumbies. I love a good snow season, a beach swim, or a decent walk.

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor in Exercise Physiology and Rehabilitation
    • ESSA Accredited Exercise Scientist and Exercise Physiologist
    • ASCA Level 1 Strength and Conditioning Coach

  • Rhiannon Fremantle

    Accredited Exercise Physiologist

    Bio

    I grew up in South Penrith in Sydney's West and during my childhood I immersed myself in to the world of dance and cheerleading. After more than 15 years of competing and coaching teams at a state and national level, I was given the amazing opportunity to travel to America to compete at an international level at the 2023 Dance World Championships in Orlando, Florida. My life has always been full of sport, so once I began my studies and had to cut back on dancing to focus on my career, the gym became like a second home which allowed me to keep up my training but on a flexible schedule that allowed me to have an outlet whenever I was available between work, university and home life.

    Driven by my passion for sports, problem solving and the love for having a good chat, I found myself drawn to the Bachelor of Applied Science - Exercise Physiology at the University of Sydney. Through this degree I was able to elaborate on my knowledge of sports and gather an in-depth understanding of chronic illnesses and how exercise is the best medicine! Despite the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, my determination to make a positive impact on my community's health pushed me to the finish line of graduation.

    As an exercise physiologist, my driving force is empowering individuals to take charge of their health journey. I thrive on creating a supportive and enjoyable environment where clients can achieve their goals, no matter how big or small.

    With a penchant for chronic illness management—particularly respiratory and cardiac conditions, NDIS, and pre-natal/post-natal care—I'm dedicated to guiding individuals towards a healthier, happier life.

  • Ashleigh Resch

    Accredited Exercise Physiologist

    Bio

    Ashleigh is an experienced Accredited Exercise Physiologist in our Gungahlin and Casey clinics in the ACT. Ashleigh grew up as a defence kid, so even though she calls Canberra her hometown, she has lived all around including Newcastle, Sydney and in the USA.

    Ashleigh completed her Bachelor of Exercise Physiology at UNSW in 2021 where she gained valuable experience in working in hospitals and private practice, including mobile clinics, and working with clients of all ages. After graduation, Ashleigh moved back to Canberra to begin her professional career where she worked mainly under DVA and helped her clients manage their chronic conditions and injuries and their mental health. Ashleigh also has experience in working with private and medicare schemes. She has a keen interest in working with mental health, knee and back pain, and working with runners to make them stronger and more efficient. Ashleigh also has her certificate III in fitness and a certification to teach reformer pilates. Ashleigh also has extensive experience working with children, having worked as a swim school instructor during high school. Ashleigh also worked at an Out of Hours Care (OSHC) centre in Coogee for four years during university. While this experience confirmed that she did not want to be a teacher, she knew that she would enjoy working with kids in a clinical setting. Ashleigh has always had a passion for exercise, having been very active from a young age. Ashleigh was heavily involved in Athletics and Cross Country, Swimming, Triathlons and Netball. Athletics was the sport that won her heart, and she competed for over 15 years, specialising in racewalking and distance events. Ashleigh competed at a national level for race walking, having won numerous national medals in her junior years. When she moved to the USA, she broke their indoor 1-mile racewalk record with a time of 7:00.33, and was able to walk 5km in 23:31. While now retired from competitive athletics, she still is a keen runner. Her favourite race distance is a half marathon, but has also recently started racing marathons. In her spare time, Ashleigh loves running, going on hikes and checking out all the cocktail bars around Canberra.

    Qualifications

    ● ESSA Accredited Exercise Physiologist | Bachelor of Exercise Physiology (UNSW) ● Medicare, NDIS, DVA and Workcover Registered Provider ● Certificate III in Fitness ● Reformer Pilates Instruction

  • Bryony Hobson

    Accredited Exercise Physiologist

    Bio

    Growing up in Sydney's vibrant northern suburbs, my childhood was filled with a love for sports, including netball, swimming, and surf life-saving. At 15, I completed the Bronze Medallion Award in Surf Lifesaving, and have always loved being at the beach whether on patrol, competing in club competitions, or simply enjoying the water.

    In more recent years, my passion for an active lifestyle has evolved, leading me to discover a love for running and hiking. Throughout my training, I enjoyed developing a program to improve running mechanics and endurance, which ultimately led to the completion of my first half marathon in 2022 – and I hope to complete another one (and maybe a full marathon) soon!

    My passion for exercise and living the active lifestyle led me to pursue a career in Exercise Physiology, and I graduated from The University of Sydney in 2022. This professional journey also took on a deeply personal meaning as I witnessed and supported my sister's recovery from a double meniscus tear, my mothers transformative journey into type 2 diabetes remission, and my fathers effective management of golfers aches and pains.

    These experiences have instilled in me a huge appreciation for the power exercise and rehabilitation have in enhancing both mental and physical well-being. My goal is to use my personal and professional experiences to motivate and educate others, creating an environment where individuals feel comfortable and capable in both gym settings and everyday life.

  • Vasco Da Silva

    Accredited Exercise Physiologist

    Bio

    Growing up in a Portuguese household in Perth WA, Vasco quickly found himself on the football (soccer) pitch from a young age. Vasco’s commitment to the sport saw him play and learn from various elite teams across Europe during his teenage years before returning to Perth, where he continued to play semi-professionally until his recent move to Sydney. Despite moving, and changing circumstances, football and physical activity has always been a constant in his life, and from it, his passion for exercise grew.

    Vasco completed his Bachelor in Exercise Science and Rehabilitation at Edith Cowan University (ECU), where he developed his clinical knowledge and skills which reinforced his previous learnings from elite athletic environments. During his studies, Vasco found a key interest in the positive effects of exercise on mental health and behavior change that led him to participate and contribute to on-going research in the field.

    Prior to relocating to Sydney, Vasco worked in the worker’s compensation and NDIS space as an Accredited Exercise Physiologist (AEP), enabling injured workers to safely return to their pre-injury duties and improving the quality of life of those under an NDIS plan. Through this, and his life experiences, Vasco has gained experience in musculoskeletal injuries, neurological conditions, chronic illness, mental health and behavior change, as well as elite athlete performance.

    Vasco strongly believes that exercise IS medicine, and will strive to engage in a more active lifestyle by helping you achieve your goals, prevent illness and/or injuries, as well improving your day to day function - all with a smile on his face!

  • Cerissa Dimarchos

    Accredited Exercise Physiologist

    Bio

    Cerissa grew up in the inner west of Sydney and played a variety of sports including netball, touch football and athletics. She played representative level netball and went to CIS for athletics. It was through her sports and the injuries that accompanied the training and competition, that led her to the health sector, and wanting to help people, as others had helped her return to sport.

    Cerissa completed her undergraduate degree in Human Science (Major in Human Movement) at Macquarie University and Diploma of Exercise Science at Charles Sturt University (CSU).

    Her love for sport along with wanting to make a difference in peoples lives and prior to starting with Longevity, she worked as an allied health assistant in Neurorehabilitation and as a support worker in the NDIS space. She is a big believer in using exercise as medicine to give back to others, treat a variety of conditions (including Neurorehabilitation, NDIS, musculoskeletal and other chronic conditions) and helping individuals feel comfortable and achieve their goals through personalised exercise prescription.

  • Sophie Wheeler

    Accredited Exercise Physiologist

    Bio

    Originally from Perth, Sophie grew up immersed in a variety of competitive sports, including netball, basketball, volleyball, athletics, and surf life-saving. Her passion for sports and fitness led her to pursue a Bachelor of Applied Science (Exercise Physiology) at the University of Sydney.

    At age 15, Sophie was hit with a shock diagnosis of Type One Diabetes, where her hospital recovery briefly interrupted her sporting career. However, through exercise management and help from her allied health team, Sophie was able to return to sport and compete at a high level. Sophie’s exercise physiology journey has been enriched by her university placements across Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs and Northern Beaches, where she honed her skills in musculoskeletal rehabilitation, pre and post-natal health, and metabolic disease management. Her hands-on experience has equipped her with the expertise needed to address a wide range of health concerns, highlighting her dedication to improve individuals’ wellbeing through tailored exercise prescriptions and holistic approaches to health management.

  • Isaac Toigo

    Accredited Exercise Physiologist

    Bio

    I grew up in Brisbane and spent a lot of my time outdoors and playing sport. I was involved with cricket, soccer, tennis and swimming before I was introduced to (field) hockey when I was 9 years old. This turned into my main sporting passion, which I am still involved with today, playing first grade in Brisbane and Canberra for the past 10 years.

    I studied environmental science and business management at university which is when I became interested in strength training. This led to me becoming involved with the sport of powerlifting where I have stepped up to the platform and competed a number of times. I eventually went back to university to study exercise physiology based on my (at the time) recent interest in strength training. This further strengthened my passion for gym work, treatment of various injuries and conditions, as well as the benefits of exercise for general health and fitness.

    I moved to Canberra at the start of 2023 to be with my partner and start my career in exercise physiology. As a Queenslander through and through, I don’t think I’ll ever get used to the cold of Canberra. I will however make sure you know the Broncos won over the weekend in the NRL.

  • Stefan Velevski

    Accredited Exercise Physiologist

    Bio

    I grew up in the Northern suburbs of Melbourne and during my childhood and teenage years I was very active in sports such as swimming, soccer and Taekwondo. After practicing Taekwondo for 10 years, I became an instructor which allowed me to help people improve their fitness and self-confidence. However, my priorities changed during my teenage years when I was introduced to the gym. I was having an absolute blast getting bigger and stronger. However, during my first few years in the gym, I developed a rotator cuff tendinopathy and was extremely frustrated that I couldn’t do what I love anymore due to pain. During this time, I became drawn to learn more about how the rehabilitation process works. I also noticed how great it felt to go back to doing what I enjoyed. This opened up my world and brought me into my career in exercise physiology. I want to help as many people as I can, to get back to doing what they enjoy most.

    I have worked as a gym instructor and personal trainer for years and love having a bit of banter with clients while helping them achieve their goals. Over the years I have been able to help many people improve their strength, fitness, increase their muscle mass and improve their overall health! I am passionate about injury prevention, rehab, chronic disease management, strength and hypertrophy development.

    I grew up playing a lot of video games and still play many to this day. It is something I enjoy doing in my downtime to relax, even if it is a little stressful at times. I also love chatting about cars and have been fortunate enough to be behind the wheel of some very quick ones.

    “Success is the sum of small, repeated efforts”

    One exercise session won’t make a world of difference, the magic happens when you are consistent!

     

    Qualifications

    Certificate 3 in Sports Coaching (Martial Arts)
    Certificate 3 and 4 in Fitness
    Bachelor of Health Science – Major in Anatomy and Physiology
    Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science
    Masters of Clinical Exercise Physiology

     

    Location

    Coburg, Melbourne

  • Zac Laws

    Accredited Exercise Physiologist

    Bio

    Zac grew up in the Hills district of Sydney and threw himself into a variety of sports throughout his youth, playing competitive AFL, Basketball and Rugby League. He mainly played AFL, working his way through the ranks to play for the GWS Giants Academy as a 16-year-old, before deciding to focus on his future education during his final year of schooling.

    Post sport, Zac needed an outlet to scratch the competitive itch footy had left. He found it in the gym, focusing on self-improvement and developing his strength and conditioning. This eventually transferred into functional strength and conditioning and then to the sport of CrossFit which he now competes in as an amateur athlete across the greater Sydney region.

    Zac was set on transferring his love for exercise and health into a career pathway and decided to study a Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science at the University of Technology, before going on to add a Masters of Exercise Physiology from the University of Sydney. It was while studying at university that Zac learned about the presence and impact of various chronic health conditions and diseases on the wider population and the role that exercise could play as ‘medicine’ in the treatment, prevention, and management of these conditions.

    Zac believes creating an environment that is friendly and supportive in a setting that to many may be daunting and unfamiliar is the best way to boost client comfort and confidence. Zac focuses on addressing the stigmas and stereotypes that are ever present in the fitness/health industry and bases his work strongly on evidence-based best practices. Zac has experience working with clients with various health conditions including cardiac conditions, cancer, chronic pain, diabetes, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, neurological conditions, and mental health. However,

    Zac has a particular love for treating and preventing musculoskeletal injury and associated rehabilitation. Zac focuses on providing the highest level of care for clients whether their goal is treatment/rehabilitation, disease management/prevention or improving performance.

  • Ali Quinn

    Accredited Exercise Physiologist

    Bio

    Ali grew up in Hunters Hill and has always had a keen interest in sport. From a young age she competed in a range of sports including netball, athletics, touch football, rowing and rugby union and is still heavily involved in netball, rugby and rowing to this day. After living in country England for a year, Ali returned home and completed a Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science which she graduated from in 2021. This further sparked her interest in helping everyone increase their overall quality of life and healthspan through exercise.  This lead to her enrolling into a Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology which she completed in July 2023. In mid 2023, Ali underwent a major knee surgery after rupturing her ACL during one of her preseason rugby matches. This experience has given her a greater appreciation for the rehabilitation processes and allowed her to help use her own experience to further motivate and educate others. Ali’s aim is to help everyone feel comfortable in the gym and ensure others are able to live a balanced and healthy lifestyle. She has experience working in a range of settings including neurological conditions, cancer, NDIS, musculoskeletal injuries and other chronic conditions.  

  • Ben Edwards

    Accredited Exercise Physiologist

    Bio

    I grew up in Perth and I have always been heavily involved in sport and exercise. I have a keen interest in AFL where I have played for 14 years. I have also played waterpolo, basketball and tennis. I also love to get to the beach for a surf when I get the time. I have grown up in team environments so I love helping others try to achieve their goals and help drive their improvement as well. I studied in Perth where I completed a Bachelors of Exercise and Sports Science at The University of Notre Dame Australia. I then went on to complete a Masters of Exercise Physiology at The University of Western Australia. I have worked with a variety of conditions which include Diabetes, musculoskeletal injuries, Autism, Traumatic Brain Injury’s, Spinal Cord Injuries, Parkinson’s Disease and many others. I also have great experience and knowledge in exercise prescription due to my extensive background in AFL. I have a passion for helping people improve their lives through improving their health via physical activity and achieving their exercise and personal goals. In my spare time I enjoy watching AFL games on TV or going to watch them live. I also love watching the World Surf League and the Australian Open. I really enjoy getting to the beach with family and friends and taking weekend surf trips up and down the coast.

  • Izaac Hughes

    Accredited Exercise Physiologist

    Bio

    I grew up in Newcastle where I had a very active upbringing playing multiple sports and always trying to keep up with my talented older brother in surfing and skating. I played soccer for over 15 years before making the transition to AFL in 2019. I commuted to Sydney from Newcastle for two years playing for Sydney University before being selected in the Sydney Swans reserve grade squad in the VFL competition, which led to my move to Sydney.

    I became passionate about Exercise Physiology and using exercise as medicine after breaking my femur when I was 18 and going through my own rehab journey. Since then I have completed my Masters in Exercise Physiology and furthered my passion to help people along their journey to bettering themselves and working through any barriers that may be stopping them from achieving their goals.

    I believe in creating a supportive and friendly environment for people in a setting that may be unfamiliar or daunting for a lot of people. Helping someone feel comfortable and confident so they can be consistent in their journey to bettering themselves is the most important thing for me.

  • Annie Crimmins

    Accredited Exercise Physiologist

    Bio

    From an early age, Annie has loved sport. Highly competitive, she excelled in team sports and athletics at school, regularly competing at state and national level. It was her interest in sport and exercise which ultimately influenced her decision to pursue a career in health.

    Having completed a degree in Exercise Physiology and a Masters of Nursing (both at the University of Sydney), Annie has worked in healthcare for the past six years. Initially employed in occupational health as an Exercise Physiologist, Annie pivoted to hospital nursing, working in intensive care and cardiology.

    Coming full circle, Annie’s goal is to combine the knowledge and skills from both disciplines to deliver tailored, holistic exercise interventions which optimise health outcomes and keep people out of hospital. Her unique perspective of the healthcare system and understanding of acute and complex chronic conditions, passion for helping people, and personal commitment to meet client goals through harnessing the medicinal effects of exercise, put her in good stead to do just that.

    Starting at Longevity Drummoyne, Annie grew up in Rozelle and is keen to make a difference in her local community. Her areas of interest include working with older clients, falls prevention, people living with disabilities, managing clients with cardiometabolic conditions as well as general strength and conditioning.

    Witnessing the detrimental effects of hospitalisation firsthand, Annie has a strong value for primary prevention, and believes in giving people the tools to successfully self-manage their conditions

  • Kale Barton-Bissaker

    Accredited Exercise Physiologist

    Bio

    Kale has been submerged in in high performance sport for most of his adult life. Growing up Kale was apart of inner west representative teams for both cricket and rugby where he learnt from firsthand experience the physical and cognitive demands of high performance and developed a strong understanding of exercise science principles. Kale then applied this experience as a first grade intern at the South Sydney Rabbitohs and then in his role as Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Parramatta Eels Jersey Flag team.

    Kale is an Exercise Scientist (Completed at the Australian Catholic University) & Accredited Exercise Physiologist (Completed at Charles Sturt University).  During his time throughout the completion of his university degrees, Kale worked as a Personal Trainer and Exercise Physiologist Assistant, which enabled him to place his newly developed skills and knowledge into practice. It was in his role as an Exercise Physiology assistant that Kale developed a strong desire to not only help those in high performance sport but also individuals living with chronic injury or illness.  The idea of implementing and utilising exercise as a means of treatment or medicine, excites him. Kale has worked extensively with individuals with musculoskeletal injuries, metabolic conditions (diabetes), cancer, mental health conditions, cardiovascular complications, and degenerative bone conditions to help improve their independence and overall quality of life.

    Kale also enjoys aiding in the development of teenagers, where exercise can be used as a tool to improve confidence and physical performance. Kale believes with an exposure to correctly prescribed exercise early in an individual’s life, one can build foundations to promote the longevity of life.

    Qualifications

    Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science -ACU
    Masters of Clinical Exercise Physiology -CSU

    Location

    Drummoyne

  • Luke Dorizas

    Cluster Manager

    Bio

    Luke grew up in Sydney and has always been active, playing multiple sports and keeping active in general, however it’s his passion for football/soccer that continues today. He still plays locally and player/manages his local team where you will find him most weekends in winter!

    Professionally, Luke has been an Accredited Exercise Physiologist since 2011, after completing his studies at UNSW. He has worked in various settings, gymnasiums, private clinics around Sydney and since 2012, he has been based at Neutral Bay. He sees clientele of all ages and conditions, believing it is never too early or too late to exercise! He believes strongly in strength programming due to the endless health benefits, both physically and mentally.

    Since commencing in Neutral Bay in 2012, he has built up a strong referral network and continues to liase regularly with the local health community, including GPs, Physiotherapists and Allied Health professionals receiving referrals for more complex health conditions requiring specialist exercise programming.

    Qualifications:

    BSc (Health and Exercise) UNSW Accredited Exercise Physiologist

    Level 1 Strength and Conditioning Coach Level 2 Kinetic Link Trainer Workcover NSW Approved DVA Approved Medicare and Private Health Fund recognised provider

    Location

  • Annabel Bergman

    Accredited Exercise Physiologist

    Bio

    Annabel is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist with a Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science completed at the University of Technology Sydney and Masters in Exercise Physiology completed at the University of Sydney.

    Annabel has extensive working experience in a range of locations. Annabel commenced her fitness career in 2017 as a sports coach for her high school. She has coached a range of sports including swimming, Waterpolo, basketball and netball. She has been a pool lifeguard for the past 4 years, gaining extensive customer service experience.

    Annabel’s ultimate aim is to implement exercise into an individual’s daily routine and create a personalised plan that focuses largely on the client’s goals. She prides herself on ensuring individuals are able to get the most out of life and achieve the best long-term and sustainable health outcomes.

    Annabel’s Story:

    Annabel has loved playing a range of sport since she was very young growing up on the gorgeous Northern Beaches. She has participated in swimming, Waterpolo, basketball and touch football for majority of her life. She also played soccer, which led to two anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) knee injuries, in 2016 and 2017.

    In 2016 the same year she was completing her HSC, she suffered her first ACL injury playing soccer which led to 12 months of rehab with a physiotherapist with the goal to strengthen her lower limb muscles to get her back to the sport she loved. Upon returning to soccer 12 months later, she suffered the same injury to the same knee resulting in another 12 months of rehabilitation. Since this injury, this led her to delve into a career in the health and fitness industry, in the hope to support others going through injuries and conditions like herself.

    Annabel completed a Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science at the University of Technology Sydney and completed her Exercise Physiology Master’s degree at The University of Sydney finishing in 2021. Annabel has learned how to manage her own condition, both physically and mentally, and uses her own personal experience as a motivator and encouragement for others dealing with a chronic condition. She is passionate about working with individuals with cancer and metabolic conditions and looks to assist individuals lead a healthy and happy life.

    Qualifications

    Accredited Exercise Physiologist; Master of Exercise Physiology (USYD)
    Accredited Exercise Scientist; Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science (UTS)

    Location:

    Neutral Bay

  • Nikki Bohringer

    Medical Receptionist

    Bio

    Nikki was born in Frankfurt, Germany and grew up a military kid moving from place to place with her family finally settling in Lexington, Kentucky. During her school years she participated in Track and Field, later transitioning to Colorguard, which is an extension of Marching Band. This was a passion she lived day in, and day out until her high school graduation. Alongside a passion for oil painting. At 21, after attaining her Associates degree in Arts and Sciences, she picked up and moved to Australia to be closer to her partner. 10 years, a husband, and two kids later, she’s living in Sydney, now continuing her career in the health industry with Longevity at our Neutral Bay location. From 2016 she worked for 2 years as a florist in Surry Hills until the arrival of her daughter in 2018, and her son in 2020. Her weekends are spent soaking up the fun times with her husband, and kids. She loves to host a meal and connect with people on a deeper level!

    Location

    Neutral Bay

  • Andrew Verdon

    Exercise Scientist

    Bio

    Andrew is one of our most experienced team members with 25 years full time in the elite sports, exercise and fitness industry.  He was the owner of the Neutral Bay studio location for 19 years, prior to joining the Longevity team.

    Andrew has been directly involved in preparing athletes for 5 Olympic Games and was support staff for 3 Olympic Games with the Australian Team. He was directly involved in the preparation and programs of athletes who have won 25 World Championship medals and 9 Olympic medals- 6 of which were Gold medallists, 3 Silver.

    He completed 12 years with the Australian Institute of Sport as an external contractor, developing into the National Coordinator for Physical Preparation as well as Senior Strength Coach – and completing His Master’s Degree in this period.

    This experience has shaped Andrews’ focussed and high quality approach – and specifically designed to Improve your Performance!

    Wether this be for sport, for life, for health or for your well-being. No matter what you’re current level we can improve it.

    How can he help? Injury prevention and recovery Post surgery strength rehabilitation programs Personal Training programs esp to build strength, improve posture and mobility Gym or home program design and supervision/revision Sports specific Strength and Conditioning esp endurance sports and masters athletes Liaise closely with other Allied Health Practitioners eg physio, osteo, chiro Link into referral network for specific support eg dietitian, psychology, GP etc

    Qualifications

    Masters in Applied Science
    School of Human Movement
    University of Queensland
    B.Comm (Acc/Law)
    ASCA strength coach level 2
    Graduate Diploma Sports Coaching UQ
    Diploma of Fitness (Cert 4)

    Location

    Neutral Bay

  • Angela Vitucci

    Cluster Manager

    Bio

    Angela is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist with a Bachelor of Human Movement and Masters in Exercise Physiology.

    Angela has experience working in a range of settings. Angela began her health and fitness career in 2012 as a personal trainer and gym floor supervisor. From 2014-2019 she owned her own outdoor women’s training business gaining experience training women ages 18-60 in an individual and group setting as well as managing her team.

    Angela completed her studies in 2015. From 2016, Angela has treated clients as an Exercise Physiologist in a private clinic first specializing with back conditions, scoliosis specifically. Angela now has experience treating a range of chronic conditions and injuries in a private gym.

    Angela’s priority is to incorporate functional training into an exercise program as well as ensuring the individual meets the Australian Physical Activity Guidelines. She believes this helps improve the quality of life of each individual and is a key indicator of optimal health and happiness.

    Qualifications

    Accredited Exercise Physiologist; Master of Exercise Physiology (USYD) Accredited Exercise Scientist; Bachelor of Human Movement (UTS) Cert IV Personal Trainer Workcover NSW Approved Registered Medicare Provider DVA Registered Provider NDIS Registered Provider Level 1 & 2 SEAS Accredited Level 1 SCHROTH Accredited

    Angela’s story

    Angela loved playing sport all of her life and grew up in the country town of Griffith NSW, with a supportive family taking her to endless football (soccer) and tennis training, as well as representative tournaments. She also played touch football, netball, and swimming.

    Being active all of her life led her to pursue a career in the health and fitness industry. Angela moved to Sydney to begin her tertiary studies and in her final year of her Bachelor's Degree in Human Movement, she went under numerous investigations to identify the cause of irregular heart rhythms. She finished her degree and in December 2013, 2 weeks before her 21st birthday, Angela was diagnosed with a heart condition – arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy, and she now lives with an implantable defibrillator. This came as a shock with no family history present.

    Whilst still undergoing cardiac rehabilitation, Angela began her Masters in Exercise Physiology. Having this diagnosis meant that she had to give up competitive sport and it was during this time that Angela realized that not only her own life had changed, but she knew that she wanted to have a big impact on the health of others too.

    Angela now likes to keep active by regular gym sessions, coastal walks and trying out new modalities like yoga and kayaking. She loves watching sport; particularly soccer, tennis, AFL, NRL, and netball. As time has gone on, Angela has learned how to manage her own condition, both physically and mentally, and uses her own personal experience as a motivator and encouragement for others dealing with a chronic condition.

    Location

    Edgecliff

  • Courtney Maher

    Accredited Exercise Physiologist

    Bio

    Courtney has a passion for movement and believes it is never too late to start. Growing up, she competed in dance and rhythmic gymnastics, representing NSW in the State Rhythmic Gymnastics Team and competing at the Australian National Gymnastics Championships. Whilst completing her bachelor’s degree in Exercise Physiology, Courtney competed for the UNSW Cheer and Dance Society in the Jazz, Contemporary, Hip Hop and Pom teams and now teachings classes for the society. To compliment her EP work, Courtney has also completed her Certification in Matwork Pilates. She values the principles taught in Pilates to help people strengthen stabilising muscles, improve mind body awareness and develop control from the centre out.

    Courtney’s background in competitive sport and experience managing her own injuries and hypermobility is what drives her passion and appreciation for the impact of regular strength, mobility and aerobic exercise. She knows how hard it is to not be able to do things you love and once did easily but has experienced first-hand the positive impact of individualised exercise on preventing and managing chronic injuries and conditions.

    Having practiced for over 4 years in a gym-based setting, Courtney enjoys seeing a wide range of clients and getting to know them like friends. She has a special interest for arthritis (particularly rheumatoid arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis), multiple sclerosis and musculoskeletal conditions involving the shoulders, hips and knees. She also enjoys working with beginners to the gym, young adults and adolescents. She knows gyms can be intimidating and values the importance of setting someone up with the skills and confidence to make exercise a lifelong habit.

    In her downtime, you’ll find Courtney enjoying long walks, dance classes, yoga, pilates and trying her best at touch football. As an Accredited Exercise Physiologist, Courtney’s goal is to help people find an exercise routine that not only achieves their goals, but is something they enjoy, look forward to and see the benefit in. She is a caring, calm and expert listener, who will always try to bring laughter in to your sessions!

    As an Accredited Exercise Physiologist Courtney’s drive is to use the best available evidence for exercise and lifestyle prescription, to help others live their healthiest life.

    Qualifications

    Bachelor of Exercise Physiology (UNSW)
    ESSA Accredited Exercise Physiologist and Exercise Scientist
    Pilates Matwork Certification (Studio Pilates)
    WorkCover NSW Approved
    Medicare Registered Provider
    DVA Registered Provider
    NDIS Registered Provider

    Location

    Edgecliff

  • Ashleigh Mead

    Cluster Manager

    Bio

    Ashleigh is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist based at our Edgecliff location. She is available for gym-based and home-based exercise physiology and can treat patients through Medicare, NDIS, DVA, Private Health Insurance, and Workcover schemes. Ashleigh completed a Bachelor of Applied Science (Exercise Physiology) at the University of Sydney where she gained a variety of insightful experiences in Public Hospitals, Community Mental Health, and Private Practice.

    After spending considerable time studying and working in private practice in the Western Suburbs of Sydney, Ashleigh is excited to be back in the Eastern Suburbs – working at Longevity, Edgecliff, and treating her clients within a gym in her local area.

    Ashleigh has worked with clients of all ages and with varying health conditions. She strongly believes that it is never too early or too late to start moving and that there is always an exercise for everyone, no matter their experience or ability.

    Her skills are particularly well developed in the areas of falls prevention training and metabolic management. She also has a special interest in treating Osteoarthritis, Women’s health, Mental Health and Exercising with Cancer. Ashleigh has a unique approach to her clients. She is positive, encouraging and engaging meaning that her sessions have an equal balance of education, challenge, support, and fun!

    Ashleigh loves sport, especially Rugby League! She also enjoys traveling around coastal and country Australia and spending time at her family’s farm. She loves playing Touch Rugby League with her friends during the week and plays competitive netball for Marrickville All-Stars on Saturdays. Ashleigh is very friendly, approachable and relatable. She is always willing to answer any questions, have a chat and share pictures of her pets!

    Qualifications:

    ESSA Accredited Exercise Physiologist ESSA Accredited Exercise Scientist Bachelor of Applied Science (Exercise Physiology) – USYD ESSA Accredited Exercise Scientist WorkCover NSW Approved Medicare Registered Provider DVA Registered Provider NDIS Registered Provider

    Location:

    Edgecliff and Randwick

  • Georgia Wassall

    Cluster Manager

    Bio

    For over 15 years, Georgia has gained extensive knowledge in the fundamental principles of exercise science whilst competing as an elite 800m runner. She has worked with some of Australia’s best sport scientists, psychologist, and nutritionists from the AIS and New South Wales Institute of Sport. In 2014 Georgia placed 3rd at the IAAF World Junior Championships and after years of setback due to injury and illness was this year named NSW state champion in the Women’s 800m.

    Georgia is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist after completing her Bachelor of Exercise Physiology at the University of Sydney. Using the principles she has learned through her experience as an athlete combined with her university degree has given Georgia a strong foundation to effectively treat clients of varying ages and abilities with great success. Georgia has worked with clients living with heart disease, diabetes, osteoporosis, chronic pain, musculoskeletal injuries and mental health conditions. Georgia also has extensive experience training teenage athletes, working with two prestigious Sydney private schools athletics teams whilst studying.

    Georgia was initially drawn to Exercise Physiology due to her background in elite sport but through her 4 years of study has developed a strong passion for helping individuals with chronic conditions using exercise as medicine. Georgia has a special interest in working with the elderly and is incredibly passionate about promoting the message that no one is too old or deconditioned to exercise. She has thoroughly enjoyed prescribing her own grandparents exercise over the years and seeing great improvements in their condition and quality of life. 

    Qualifications

    Bachelor of Exercise Physiology (UOS) Accredited Exercise Physiologist

    Location

    Lindfield and Drummoyne.

  • Susannah Mah-Chut

    Accredited Exercise Physiologist

    Bio

    With a love for swimming from a young age, Susannah has excelled a competitive level at swimming through her primary and high school years. She also played water polo during school and university. This passion led her to become a swimming instructor on the North Shore of Sydney, whilst completing her undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in Clinical Exercise Physiology at the University of Technology Sydney and the Australian Catholic University.

    Susannah began to realize how important the right type of exercise was for everyday people with common aches and pains, and the benefits on their quality of life. She loves to see her clients get better at performing their daily tasks, and is so passionate about educating her clients on better nutrition and general health and wellbeing.

    Susannah has been in the industry for 5.5 years now and has recently returned back from maternity leave. Throughout Susannah’s pregnancy, she developed another passion for pre and post-natal exercise and has completed many professional development courses on it since. Having been through it all herself now, she truly understands the challenges motherhood places on you mentally and physically and loves to help those return back to their prior physical condition in a safe and supervised way.

    Susannah loves to work with all different health conditions and believes developing a trusting relationship is the key to success with her clients.

    Qualifications:

    Bachelor of Management in Sport and Exercise (UTS) Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology (ACU) ESSA Accredited Exercise Physiologist and Exercise Scientist Workcover NSW Approved Medicare Registered Provider DVA Registered Provider NDIS Registered Provider

    Location:

    Pymble

  • Shannon Tevardy Coolican

    Accredited Exercise Physiologist

    Bio

    Shannon has always had a passion for sport, health, and wellbeing. She grew up locally in the Eastern suburbs and attended nearby St Vincents College, Potts Point where she was involved in all sports and captained the first IV soccer team. She played premier league soccer throughout her teens, but decided to put her boots aside to focus on getting into the university course she was most interested in, Exercise Physiology.

    After a year of studying Exercise Physiology at The University of New South Wales, her father was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, a common neurological disease that affects both movement and balance. This shook Shannon and her family but in turn, further ignited her passion to improve the health and quality of life of individuals living with neurological chronic conditions.

    She now has a specific interest in working with individuals suffering from these conditions and also has experience working directly with musculoskeletal injuries. Shannon provides her clients with evidence-based individualized exercises and programs related to their needs and believes educating her clients is the most important factor of a successful EP-client relationship.

    She is a positive and relatable member of the Longevity team who is excited to use exercise to better her client’s lives.

    Qualifications:

    Bachelor of Exercise Physiology (UNSW)
    ESSA Accredited Exercise Physiologist and Exercise Scientist
    WorkCover NSW Approved
    Medicare Registered Provider
    DVA Registered Provider
    NDIS Registered Provider

    Location:

    Edgecliff

  • Rachel Booker

    Accredited Exercise Physiologist

    Bio

    Rachel grew up locally in the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney and attended Newtown High School of the Performing Arts, studying Dance and Classical Ballet. Rachel trained as a dancer until the age of 18 and has participated in a number or sports including Netball and Soccer. Rachel enjoys leading an active lifestyle with special interest in strength and conditioning training, CrossFit and weightlifting.

    After rehabilitating various injuries as a dancer, Rachel went on to study Exercise Physiology at The University of New South Wales, to pursue her passion for exercise therapy in injury and chronic disease management.

    Rachel has experience in private practice delivering evidence-based exercise interventions to a diverse range of target conditions including injury rehabilitation, chronic disease management, neurological rehabilitation, pre and post pregnancy exercise, intellectual disability, mental health conditions and healthy populations. Delivering both one-on-one sessions and group exercise classes including seniors’ strength training and CrossFit coaching.

    With her compassionate nature and close attention to detail, Rachel has been able to take amazing care of all her clients. Rachel believes that exercise can help people of all ages and abilities to lead a healthier, happier lifestyle.

    Areas of special interest include working with musculoskeletal injury rehabilitation, disability and Women’s health. Outside of the gym Rachel enjoys walking her dogs, hanging out at the beach, travelling overseas and spending time with family and friends.

    Rachel is eager to spread her knowledge and passion for the use of exercise as medicine in everyday life. Her goal is to cast a positive impact on people’s health and wellbeing in the local community!

    Qualifications:

    Bachelor of Exercise Physiology (UNSW) ESSA Accredited Exercise Physiologist and Exercise Scientist WorkCover NSW Approved Medicare Registered Provider DVA Registered Provider NDIS Registered Provider

    Location

    Randwick

  • Trish Blair

    Medical Receptionist

    Bio

    Trish Blair is from Wellington, New Zealand. As a child a near drowning incident made learning to swim necessary.  From then, many hours were spent swimming, playing netball and softball. In high school she dabbled in water polo and underwater hockey, she continued with netball, and managed to scam her way into the Wellington Under 14 Rep Badminton Team. 

    Her father owned a dive shop in Wellington and she completed her Open Water Dive Course at 17 years of age.  

    After studying Fashion Design, she moved to Sydney in 1992 to start her overseas experience, but loved it so much she never left. She is now married to her husband Mark, with two teenage boys.

    She has worked in many administration and sales roles over the years.  A frozen shoulder forced her to change direction and make a return to admin after serving in Not for Profit roles with Vinnies.  Trish is already making waves at Longevity, setting course for our ever growing administration department.

    Nowadays she enjoys walking, Bikram Yoga, sewing 50s style clothing, and TikTok.

    Qualifications

    Certificate in Fashion Design - Wellington Polytechnic
    Administrative Secretarial Certificate - Wellington Polytechnic

    Location

    Neutral Bay

  • Isaac Roman

    Accredited Exercise Physiologist

    Bio

    Isaac brings his experience in making exercise safe and effective for everyone to our clinical team at Marrickville. Isaac completed a Bachelor of Applied Science (Exercise Physiology) at University of Sydney with First Class Honours. Since then he has gained experience applying this knowledge to see great results in his clients of all ages and exercise experience.

    Isaac strongly believes that ‘Exercise is Medicine’ and that exercise can be used to manage and prevent many chronic conditions and mental illnesses. He loves working with people to overcome barriers that are limiting people’s health and preventing them from achieving their goal. Isaacs focus is delivering high level care whether your goal is returning from injury, maintaining your health, improving performance, or beginning exercise.

    Isaac understands that regular exercise and keeping active are crucial for everyone. He particularly enjoys working with elderly populations to change their perception on exercise and achieve positive outcomes for their health.

    Isaac also has experience working with clients with musculoskeletal injuries, mental health issues, cardiovascular conditions and metabolic conditions.

    Outside of his clinical Exercise physiology experience, Isaac himself is a local soccer player and huge soccer fan. The hours spent in the early morning watching his favourite team has instilled his passion for sport and exercise.

  • Ryan brings a dynamic combination of experience in elite strength and conditioning environments and a passion for clinical exercise physiology. Ryan currently plays AFL for the GWS Giants Reserves side in the VFL and has played for the Sydney Swans Reserves and Werribee FC in the VFL previously. In these environments he is a sponge, learning from the best strength and conditioning coaches in the country. This accelerated his skills beyond what they teach at university. Many of the principles of training for elite athletes crossover to training people with chronic conditions and injuries. Everyone has their own movement demands of their daily life, their strengths and weaknesses – Ryan can help them address these with careful, evidence-based exercise prescription. 

    Ryan believes in the notion that ‘Exercise is Medicine’. He believes everyone is indicated for regular exercise but acknowledges the difficulties that most people experience with achieving consistent, habitual exercise. Ryan focusses on addressing the barriers that are prevalent in the industry, such as ‘running is bad for your knees’ or that ‘elderly people are too frail for resistance training’, when in fact it is probably the most important thing they can do to maintain their health and independence. 

    Nothing makes him more fulfilled than someone with their personalised goals, seeing them commit to our exercise strategy and then seeing the results come to fruition. Ryan has experience with musculoskeletal injuries, mental health, cardiovascular conditions, metabolic conditions, elderly populations, and behaviour change strategies. 

    What can he help you with?

    Evidence based exercise prescription to treat, manage or help prevent chronic conditions (e.g. cardiovascular disease, cancer, metabolic disease, etc)

    Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation during acute (short-term post injury), sub-acute or chronic phases

    Exercise prescription for peak performance – Progressive resistance training, aerobic training, flexibility and mobility training either designed for your life, or for sports/events

    Gym based, home-based, telehealth sessions 

    Behaviour change strategies

    Education on the role of exercise in different populations

    Liaise with other health practitioners (your doctor, physiotherapist etc) to achieve a holistic approach to your health care

    Qualifications

    Accredited Exercise Physiologist

    Accredited Exercise Scientist

    Location

    Marrickville

  • Grayson Kieran

    Accredited Exercise Physiologist

    Bio

    Grayson is a Canadian born, soccer loving guy. He grew up always interested in trying any and every sport he could get his hands on. Water polo, swimming, tennis, Oztag, basketball and cricket were among the plethora of sports tried. However, soccer emerged as the constant in his life, starting at the age of 4 and he continues to captain the first-grade reserves at Hornsby Heights Hornets Football club. He fell in love with the physical and mental health benefits that came with the exercise and comradery. He follows Tottenham Hotspur in the EPL and the Edmonton Oilers in the NHL.

    Grayson’s passion for exercise physiology emerged during his rehabilitation from 2 ACL tears in high school. The second was a re-rupture just 7 months into his rehab after the first surgery. It was a combination of learning the science behind his recovery and spending time in the gym sparked his interest in exercise physiology. He loves to know the ‘how’ and the ‘why’ the body reacts to exercise –  leading him to complete at Bachelor of Exercise Physiology at UNSW.

    Through personal experience and exposure to mental health disorders including anxiety, depression and BPD, a special passion has come about for Grayson in how exercise can influence and effect those living with these conditions.  He has developed an interest in finding the right and enjoyable type of exercise for everyone  – knowing the amazing holistic health benefits that are paired with it.

    Understanding exercise can be a different experience for everyone – his calming, reassuring and fun-loving nature will make you feel right at home.  Outside of work Grayson loves live music specifically local rock artists. He also enjoys his food and will be keen to share secrets about your favourite feeds around Sydney!

    Qualifications

    Accredited Exercise Physiologist (AEP, AES, ESSAM)
    Bachelor of Exercise Physiology (UNSW)

    Location

    Pymble

  • Eleni Bradley

    Accredited Exercise Physiologist

    Bio

    Eleni is an accredited exercise physiologist based at our Randwick location. Eleni completed a Bachelor of Applied Science (Exercise Physiology) at the University of Sydney where she gained valuable experience in both private practice and hospital settings working with clients of all ages under private, DVA, Work Cover, NDIS and Medicare schemes. Eleni has a strong knowledge of exercise physiology principles and their application for the prevention and management of a wide range of health conditions and injuries. She has a particular interest in mental health, knee and back pain, women’s health and exercise for disabilities. 

    Eleni’s passion for health and exercise started from a young age, being involved in all kinds of sports from surfing and hockey to tennis, golf, and touch football. Whilst attending high school at Kambala, Eleni continued playing soccer and has represented NSW at the National Championships in both football and futsal. However, her involvement in sport was put on pause following a serious knee injury in 2017. After 12 months of rehabilitation under the guidance of an exercise physiologist and physiotherapist, she returned to play in NSW’s premier league competition. Experiencing first-hand the important role exercise played in helping her return to what she loves, sparked her interest in exercise physiology. Now, having learnt how powerful exercise is in the prevention and management of chronic disease and injury during her studies, Eleni is passionate about sharing this to help others live happier, healthier lives.    

    For the past 4 years, Eleni has also worked as a school sports coach and personal trainer in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs. Since successfully rehabilitating a second ACL reconstruction in 2021, she is excited to focus on helping her clients experience for themselves the positive effects of exercise on physical and mental health. Her aim is to help empower clients to take control of their health and she enjoys taking the time to understand everyone she works with and build individualised programs to suit each person’s goals, condition, and lifestyle. 

    Believing in the importance of exercise for long term health, Eleni does regular gym sessions herself at our location in Anytime Fitness Randwick and has recently started Pilates. She loves spending time at the beach, travelling, coastal walks with her dogs and trying out new cafes and restaurants. Eleni loves being part of communities like Longevity, which make people feel supported and hopes that her friendly, encouraging, and thorough approach will make exercise a rewarding and enjoyable experience.

    Qualifications

    ESSA Accredited Exercise Physiologist 
    Bachelor of Applied Science (Exercise Physiology) - USYD 
    Medicare, NDIS, DVA and Workcover Registered Provider 
    Level 1 Sports Trainer 

    Location

    Randwick

  • Nate Sutton

    Accredited Exercise Physiologist

    Bio

    Growing up amongst the beaches and open spaces of the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney, Nate threw himself into a range of sports. He tried soccer, cricket, baseball and footy, before falling love with Basketball and physical activity on the whole due to the physical, mental, and social benefits it provided him.

    Nate continued playing basketball at a high level, captaining representative teams on National and International stages, and in the some of the best leagues the country has to offer before deciding to focus on his study in Exercise Physiology at the University of New South Wales. /p>

    Combining the principles he learnt as an athlete with his formal training at University, Nate is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist who drives the idea that physical activity benefits everyone, regardless of ability. Nate was originally drawn to Exercise Physiology through his experience in elite sport, but after seeing the practice at work, has developed a passion for treating all chronic health conditions with exercise.

    ADue to his personal, and family history with mental health disorders such as, anxiety, depression and OCD, Nate has a particular interest in working with people who live with these conditions. Nate knows from experience, the profoundly positive effect exercise has had on his psychological wellbeing, and he wants to share that knowledge with everyone. Nate’s goal with his clients is to strive for independence through strong exercise education, and the development of positive attitudes towards exercise from a fun, creative program.

    Qualifications

    Accredited Exercise Physiologist (BExPhys, AEP, AES, ESSAM)

    Location

    Edgecliff

  • Ellen Spencer

    Accredited Exercise Physiologist

    Bio

    Ellen completed a Bachelor of Exercise Physiology at the University of New South Wales in 2021. Prior to this she worked as a Coordinator in Medical Research studying a range of chronic conditions including cardiovascular disease, respiratory conditions, sexual health and diabetes.

    Ellen has played netball from 8 years old and since then has been selected into the Giants Academy Netball team for the 2021 & 2022 seasons and was chosen to represent the Giants Academy in the Australian National Competition team in 2021. She currently plays Premier League with the UTS Randwick Sparks and outside of Netball, Ellen enjoys ocean swims, tennis & yoga.

    Sport has always been an integral part of Ellen’s life and in addition to netball, she has had a competitive background in basketball, swimming, soccer, surf lifesaving and athletics. Ellen has a strong passion in believing that movement is medicine through individualised exercise prescription. Helping people to realise the positive potential that exercise has in helping to improve and manage a multitude of health conditions is what drives Ellen in her practice as an Exercise Physiologist.

    Qualifications

    ESSA Accredited Exercise Physiologist Workcover NSW Approved Medicare Registered Provider DVA Registered Provider NDIS Registered Provider

    Location

    Edgecliff

    Drummoyne

  • Grace Ryan

    Accredited Exercise Physiologist

    Bio

    I grew up in Griffith in south-western NSW where I formed my love of sport and physical activity, in particular netball, playing it from the age of 5 in a range of formats including representative netball and coaching, which I loved. Throughout my younger years, I also tried my hand at basketball, tennis, swimming, touch football, and rowing, developing a deep appreciation for the positive effects of regular physical activity. More recently I have taken a liking to run and hiking, with my sights set on completing a half-marathon (and eventually a marathon!)

    A love of exercise has always been a constant in my life and led me to pursue a career as an Exercise Physiologist. I completed my Exercise Physiology degree at UNSW and have previous experience working within the Worker’s Compensation system, helping people recover from workplace injuries and improve their capacity through an individualized exercise program. I am passionate about helping people find forms of movement that they can enjoy in order to reap the physical and mental benefits of regular exercise. I believe that it is never too late to commence an exercise program and am committed to adapting exercises to make them accessible to all. I have had family experience with stroke and cognitive fatigue and therefore have a keen special interest in the benefits of exercise for neurological conditions, as well as chronic pain and elderly populations, improving independence and overall quality of life.

    Qualifications

    Bachelor of Exercise Physiology (UNSW)
    ESSA Accredited Exercise Physiologist and Exercise Scientist
    WorkCover NSW Approved
    Medicare Registered Provider
    DVA Registered Provider
    NDIS Registered Provider

    Location

    Edgecliff

  • Jack Walker

    Accredited Exercise Physiologist

    Bio

    Jack has a history of playing a wide range of sports from his childhood to adulthood. With a history of playing AFL, basketball, oz-tag, golf, athletics, rugby union, and powerlifting. Jack gained a love of exercise for its physical, social, and mental health benefits.

    Jack was eager to transfer his love of exercise into a career pathway and began working as a personal trainer and strength and conditioning coach at the AIS and Brumbies Rugby Union team. From here, Jack then completed his Bachelor's Degree in Exercise Physiology and Rehabilitation and a Bachelor's in Exercise Science at the University of Canberra.

    Jack is excited to begin working as an Exercise Physiologist at Longevity and use “exercise as medicine” to help individuals lead happier and healthier lives. Jack has experience working with clients of varying ages and abilities and has a special interest in sports rehabilitation for young athletes.

    Jack's philosophy is to inspire his clients to make lasting lifestyle changes that benefit their social, physical, and mental health.

    Qualifications

    Location

    Drummoyne

  • Emma Jalalaty

    Accredited Exercise Physiologist

    Bio

    Growing up I participated in a wide variety of sports including swimming, dance, netball, AFL, and rowing. Rowing was the one that stuck the most, competing for over 12 years while in high school and at university. While completing my degree I represented Sydney University Boat Club at the University Games, three international tours to China, NSW State Championships, and National Championships as well as representing Australia in the University Trans Tasman against New Zealand. More recently I have taken up surf lifesaving and surf boat rowing on the Northern Beaches.

    Being so heavily involved in competitive sports made me excited to help others feel the enjoyment that I do when I exercise regardless of age or experience. While completing my degree at Sydney University I worked with elite athletes, people with neurological conditions, young people, aged adults, and in a mental health hospital all helping give me a wide skill set to make exercise accessible to all.

    Exercise without barriers is something I am very passionate about and this is what I strive for with all clients that come into the studio.

    Qualifications

    Bachelor of Applied Science (Exercise Physiology)
    Bachelor of Applied Science (Exercise Exercise and Sports Science)
    ESSA Accredited Exercise Physiologist and Exercise Scientist
    WorkCover NSW Approved
    Medicare Registered Provider
    DVA Registered Provider
    NDIS Registered Provider

    Location

    Neutral Bay

  • Alexander Steinkamp

    Accredited Exercise Physiologist

    Bio

    Alexander comes with a keen interest in sports and healthier living. During his completion of his Exercise Physiology degree at the University of Sydney he has been involved in football coaching and providing strength and conditioning for youth footballers. Over the course of his career he has developed an eagerness to guide and empower people of all ages with an individualised program. He strives to get his clients to realise their potential and help them understand the role of exercise on their longevity.

    Alexander has previous experience working alongside physiotherapists where he developed a holistic approach to healthcare. His clinical interest includes osteoporosis, diabetes and musculoskeletal rehabilitation.

    Alexander strongly believes in preventative care and that it’s never too late to become stronger. He is always aiming to get his clients to have a healthier relationship with exercise in order to achieve their goals and become more independent.

    In his spare time you will see Alexander on the football field, on the mountain bike trails or on the squash courts.

    Qualifications

    Diploma of Sport Development
    Bachelor of Applied Science (Exercise Physiology)
    Bachelor of Applied Science (Exercise Exercise and Sports Science)
    WorkCover NSW Approved
    Medicare Registered Provider
    DVA Registered Provider
    NDIS Registered Provider

    Location

    Neutral Bay

  • Maia Berry

    Accredited Exercise Physiologist

    Bio

    I grew up on the mid north coast in a town called Bellingen. Growing up on the coast cultivated a love for the ocean and outdoors. From a young age I found myself loving what sport and exercise did for my mental health and confidence. I began playing netball from the age of 8 and quickly became heavily involved in the sport playing representatively and coaching.

    I always enjoyed being able to understand the anatomy of movement, which is what drove me to complete my bachelor’s degree in Exercise and Sports Science. During this degree I was further exposed to the multitude of ways exercise can help populations living with chronic health conditions and in turn the Exercise Physiology profession. I completed my Masters of Exercise Physiology at the University of Sydney.

    Throughout my studies I have been able to experience the positive impact exercise has upon individuals with cardiometabolic conditions, ageing adults, youth and within the mental health sector. I believe exercise is not only an amazing tool for assisting in the prevention and management of chronic health conditions and injuries but is also essential in the management of positive mental health. I hope to be able to support people in finding ways to move their body to not only aid in maintaining positive physical and psychological health but to also continue to partake in activities of passion throughout life.

    Location

    Edgecliff

  • Zoe Tanti

    Accredited Exercise Physiologist

    Bio

    Zoe Tanti's passion for tennis propelled her to compete at highly competitive levels throughout her primary school years. In year seven she was awarded a prestigious Tennis scholarship to attend Meriden High School, where she became an integral part of their renowned Tennis academy, affording her the opportunity to train during school hours. Her dedication paid off in grade nine when she participated in her first international tournament, which opened doors to numerous prospects in her sporting career.

    By grade 11, Zoe had achieved a remarkable feat, reaching top 700 junior ranking worldwide. This achievement earned her another significant opportunity - an Athletic scholarship at the university of Southern Utah, USA. During her four years at college, Zoe balanced her intensive sports commitments while diligently pursuing her bachelor’s degree in exercise science.

    Upon returning home, Zoe’s professional journal as an Exercise Scientist led her to discover a newfound passion for exercise therapy in injury and chronic disease management. This revelation motivated her to pursue a master’s degree in Exercise Physiology at Australian Catholic University. Zoe’s specialisation lies in working with athletes and clients with neurological conditions. As an exercise physiologist, her primary goal is to forge close connections with her clients, ensuring they receive the finest exercise programs tailored to help them achieve their individual objectives.

    Location

    Drummoyne

  • Natalie Najem

    Accredited Exercise Physiologist

    Bio

    Growing up in a sports fanatic family, I have been surrounded by physical activity all my life. I grew up playing tennis and cheerleading, before playing rugby league for the Newtown Jets. Amongst my sporting endeavours, I fell into the group training environment which I loved and started coaching classes whilst I studied at University. Seeing how much of a difference I made in people's lives every day motivated me to pursue my Masters in Exercise Physiology at The University of Sydney. During my studies I was fortunate enough to gain experience within both hospital and private clinic settings, and enjoyed working individually with a range of clients who were all on a journey to improving their health for life.

    I have so much energy and genuine passion for health and fitness that I love sharing with my clients and I look forward to the many relationships that I will form at Longevity. It’s always a good time to prioritise your health goals, so I’m really excited to be able to share how valuable the Longevity way is, no matter what background our clients come from.

    Qualifications

    Master of Exercise Physiology (USYD)
    Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science (UTS)
    ESSA Accredited Exercise Physiologist and Exercise Scientist
    Certificate III in Fitness (Gym Instructor)
    WorkCover NSW Approved
    Medicare Registered Provider
    DVA Registered Provider
    NDIS Registered Provider

    Location

    Kingsgrove

  • Liam Goehring

    Accredited Exercise Physiologist

    Bio

    Born in Mannheim Germany, my family moved to Australia when I was 2 and quickly involved themselves in the sporty culture that characterises so much of the country. I started playing football at age 5 and quickly fell in love with team sports. Soon to follow was basketball which I played at a representative level for Manly Warringah Basketball Association, surf lifesaving for Freshwater Beach, surfing, tennis, swimming, athletics, gridiron and more. Whatever sports I could get my hands on, I wanted to try. This mindset has also connected me with people from a variety of different health and fitness backgrounds and helped me in my coaching and training work. Currently my go-to sport is Skateboarding, which I have progressed through both in learning and in teaching, starting my own skateboard coaching business in 2021 and continuing to help newcomers to the sport develop their confidence and skill sets.

    This love of helping people discover their own joy for exercise, sport and personal development has only increased during my studies of Exercise Physiology at Sydney University, and I bring this with me into every session I run, no matter your age, background, previous experience or level of fitness. If I can help you connect with exercise on a deeper level and in the process improve your quality of life, it brings me an immense feeling of success and pride in watching you succeed.

    Having had close family connections to people living with a variety of different physical and mental conditions and experiencing the benefits of exercise for these people firsthand has only strengthened my belief in the importance of movement, exercise and passion for health that Longevity embodies and I am overjoyed to be a part of a team which wholeheartedly has not only each clients health, but also their goals, dreams and aspirations at heart.

    Qualifications

    Bachelor of Exercise Physiology (UNSW)
    ESSA Accredited Exercise Physiologist and Exercise Scientist
    WorkCover NSW Approved
    Medicare Registered Provider
    DVA Registered Provider
    NDIS Registered Provider

    Location

    Pymble and Neutral Bay

  • Alfonso Costa

    Accredited Exercise Physiologist

    Bio

    I grew up in Strathfield in inner-west Sydney where I developed my love for sports and physical activity. I have always been involved in sport, mainly Football (soccer), which I played when I was five and then changed to Rugby League when I was 10 years old.

    Summer sports mainly included touch football which I was able to play Junior State Cup for the Western Suburbs Magpies.

    Within my time studying my Bachelors in Exercise and Sports Science I was able to develop a greater understanding of the human body, how we move and how to live the best and healthiest life. This led me to completing my Masters in Clinical Exercise Physiology.

    My studies also led to me working at North West Sydney Football Club as a member in the High Performance team delivering and prescribing strength and rehab programs within the youth system (11-16 year olds) and Working at the Wests Tigers for 2 seasons as a performance analyst, mainly with Reserve grade and Pre seasons with the NRL squad.

    This led to developing great professional relationships across athletes and staff which lead to further developing of my passion for physical activity and health from athletes to individuals living with a variety of chronic conditions and/or injuries. And now I can do this everyday through individualised exercise prescription.

    Location

    Edgecliff

  • Tammy Povey

    Accredited Exercise Physiologist

    Bio

    I grew up in country NSW and always had a strong passion for sports, athletics and cross country running. As I got older I became more interested in playing league tag and oz tag and was honoured to play representative in both sports. I experienced many injuries playing both contact and non-contact sports which then led me to discover my passion for strength training and more gym based workouts.

    During high school I always knew I wanted to pursue a future degree and career around exercise, PE was my favourite class by far. I started my studies completing a Bachelor of Sports and Exercise Science at the University of Canberra in 2018, during this time I discovered Exercise Physiology. I thought this would be a great fit for me so I changed degrees and completed the next three years to finish with a Bachelor of Exercise Physiology and Rehabilitation. During my career I have had experience working in disability for NDIS funded clients, worked with many DVA clients, worked in a gym setting for general health and fitness and worked in a clinic which saw many doctors referrals for conditions such as Diabetes, Osteoporosis, different types of arthritis, acute injuries and chronic pain.

    In my spare time I like to follow the AFL (baggers all the way), follow the NRL Canberra Raiders team, spending time in nature, enjoying the ocean, socialising with friends, getting crafty and traveling when I can.

    Qualifications

    Bachelor of Exercise Physiology and Rehabilitation
    ESSA Accredited Exercise Physiology
    WorkCover Vic Approved
    NDIS Registered Provider
    DVA Registered Provider
    Medicare Registered Provider

  • Ketki Ahuja

    Accredited Exercise Physiologist

    Bio

    I grew up in Mumbai, India, with parents who placed an emphasis on being active throughout life. Having a strong passion for Indian classical dance forms, I started learning the dance form of Bharatnatyam at a very young age and performed locally with my dance group. I also have a passion for hiking and mountaineering and have completed Basic Mountaineering Course from a leading mountaineering institute in the Indian Himalayas.

    I did an undergrad degree in Microbiology and started working as a laboratory technician for a few years which was very sedentary and time consuming. During my time as a lab technician, my health took a back seat. I took a break from work and travelled for about a year around India covering 10 states out of 28. In my time traveling I realised I wanted to have an impact on the lives of people by focusing on their health and well-being.

    After extensive research and applications, I moved to Australia to do a master’s degree in Exercise Physiology at University of Sydney. This has been the best decision of my life. Being an Exercise Physiologist has given me the opportunity to have a positive impact on the lives of my clients through exercise.

    I have experience working with various conditions like Diabetes, Hypertension, Cardiovascular diseases, Multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, Osteoarthritis, different types of cancers, serious mental health conditions like Schizophrenia, depression and anxiety and chronic pain. I also have some experience in developmental disorders like Cerebral palsy, Intellectual disability, Autism spectrum disorder and ADHD.

    Having played no specific sport most of my life, I took up powerlifting as a sport in 2022 and competed locally in Sydney, which helped me gain discipline and resilience. I look forward to doing more competitions in the future and include my learnings from this sport in my clients’ programming.

    When I am not working, I enjoy working in my garden and watch crime documentaries. I love going for high altitude treks whenever I am travelling to India and spending time with my cats and talking about them to everyone!

    Location

    Pymble

  • Simon Torpy

    Accredited Exercise Physiologist

    Bio

    I grew up in Wahroonga, Sydney where I developed my passion for exercise and played sports such as Rugby union and cricket, competed in athletics and started weightlifting. After many injuries such as a broken foot and torn shoulder muscles, I have hung up the footy boots and stuck to running and strength training. Because of my passion for exercise, when it was time to choose a career path it was a no brainer, I enrolled in a Bachelor of Exercise Physiology at The University of Sydney.

    During my time of study I also completed a CERT III (gym instructor) and IV (personal trainer) in fitness and began working as a personal trainer, starting my own mobile company and also working in a gym. I was exposed to many different musculoskeletal injuries during this time and am especially experienced in the management of knee, shoulder and lower back pain.

    Towards the end of my studies I was hired as an Exercise Scientist by a Mobile Exercise Physiology company where I worked with a variety of different people with autoimmune, cardiovascular, mental health, metabolic and musculoskeletal conditions.

    After finishing my degree I decided to pack my bags and move to Whistler, a ski town in Canada, to work as an Exercise Physiologist in a gym for six months. I enjoyed snowboarding, trail running and hiking over there, encountering many bears, and seeing the most beautiful views in the mountain ranges. My other hobbies are road running, going to the beach, golfing, playing tennis, skateboarding and traveling.

    My aim is to help people achieve their goals through the implementation of exercise into their daily routine and develop a personalised exercise strategy which takes all factors of ones life into account. I believe that it’s never too late for anyone to begin their exercise journey and that quality of life can be significantly enhanced because of it.

    Qualifications

    Bachelor of Exercise Physiology, University of Sydney
    Certificate III in fitness – Gym Instructor
    Certificate IV in fitness – Personal Trainer

    First Aid Certifications

    CPR certification – Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation

  • Michael Heptinstall

    Accredited Exercise Physiologist

    Bio

    I grew up in the Sutherland Shire and have always had a passion for physical activity and sport. I played NRL for 7 years, cricket for 10 and Oztag for 15 years. I have also played a variety of sports including mixed netball water polo and tennis. I have a big family, so I have always been competitive and up for a laugh.

    I studied at Wollongong University initially in Exercise Science before transferring into Exercise Science and Rehabilitation. I have worked with a variety of clients conditions including Diabetes, Cardiovascular Disease, Muscle Injuries, Autism ADHD, Cerebral Palsy, Parkinson’s and more. I have personal experience with weight loss, creating healthier habits.

    In my time off I love watching the NRL and am a diehard Cronulla Sharks fan. I also love watching cricket, the NBA and many more sports. I enjoy going to my local beach and spending time with my family and friends. I enjoy travelling and a goal of mine is to visit 40+ countries.

  • Chloe Chua

    Accredited Exercise Physiologist

    Bio

    Chloe has developed a deep-rooted passion for physical fitness and well-being. Her journey into the world of exercise physiology is marked by her strong connection to sports, a commitment to education, and an unwavering desire to help others achieve their health and fitness goals.

    From her early years, Chloe was actively involved in sports, participating in track and field, and taking on the role of captain in touch football during her teenage years. During her university years, Chloe continued to actively engage in sports, with a particular focus on OzTag. She represented UNSW at Nationals, Homebush at the NSW State Cup and China at the International Tag Series.

    A pivotal moment in Chloe's journey came when she faced a knee injury that necessitated a year- long recovery and rehabilitation process. During this challenging period, she developed a profound appreciation for functional training, plyometrics, and power in rehabilitation. It was during this time that Chloe recognized her calling - to support others in returning to the activities they love.

    Chloe's path to becoming an exercise physiologist took a turn when she decided to redirect her educational pursuits. Fuelled by her passion for the fusion of science and exercise, she made the transition from a commerce degree to pursue exercise physiology at UNSW. To deepen her understanding of the allied health sector, Chloe gained hands-on experience working as a receptionist in a physiotherapy and exercise physiology clinic, as well as at a gym. These experiences significantly enriched her understanding of the essential role that exercise plays in daily life and overall well-being.

    A defining feature of Chloe's professional identity is her unwavering dedication to helping others achieve their health and fitness goals. Drawing from her own experiences with injury rehabilitation and her personal fitness journey, she expertly combines her knowledge and empathy to assist clients dealing with injuries, chronic conditions, performance enhancement, functional improvement, and preventive measures. Her approach is marked by a strong emphasis on building supportive and friendly relationships with her clients, especially those navigating unfamiliar terrains, to inspire confidence and promote overall well-being.

    Qualifications

    - Bachelor of Exercise Physiology with Distinction (UNSW)
    - ESSA Accredited Exercise Physiologist and Exercise Scientist - First Aid

    Certifications

    - CPR Certification (Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation)
    - WorkCover NSW Approved
    - Medicare Registered Provider
    - DVA Registered Provider
    - NDIS Registered Provider

  • Alex Kite

    Accredited Exercise Physiologist

    Bio

    I grew up in Cambridge, a small town in the Waikato Region of New Zealand.

    Cambridge is one of hubs of elite sport in New Zealand, so it was only natural that I developed a passion for competitive sport from a young age.

    I grew up living and breathing Rugby Union only retiring last session (for now). I also took part in Hockey, Tennis, Triathlon, BMX, Swimming and Rowing.

    Some of my other hobbies are Hiking, Surfing, going to the gym, Travelling, Music and spending time with friends and family.

    Going into university all I wanted to do was work with athletes and in the elite sport realms. This stemmed from my background in competing in higher level sport.

    At University my passion started to change to Health, Fitness and Wellbeing. I undertook further studies in Clinical Exercise Physiology.

    This has allowed me to pursue a career that aligns with my passion and be able to use my knowledge to help people and improve quality of life.

    Bio

    Bachelor of Sport and Recreation majoring in Sport and Exercise Science (Auckland Institute of Technology) Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Exercise Physiology (Waikato Institute of Technology) Location: Neutral Bay