Fiona is a passionate and enthusiastic Allied Health Professional, with a zest for life. Having over 10 years experience in the health and wellbeing industries, Fiona graduated with a bachelor of exercise science in 2004, later becoming an Accredited Exercise Physiologist (AEP).
Growing up on the beautiful Gold Coast, Fiona developed a passion for movement from a very early age. Her sporting portfolio included water polo, long distance running, triathlons, ski paddling, and surfing, with the favourite of all being swimming! Fiona competed at a State and National level frequently, and attained a spot in the Australian top 10 for 100m freestyle.
Having never consistently completed strength training, despite completing at a high level of sport, until Pilates became Fiona’s movement method of choice when rehabilitation from serious sporting injuries and accidents became paramount in 2007. Her deep passion for the principles of flow, stability, breathing and control, coupled with the wonderful sense of wellbeing it provided, resulted in the addition of clinical and remedial pilates to her professional and personal tool kit.
As an AEP, Fiona also guides and educates individuals to tailor their physical movement and lifestyle habits for improved health and vitality. This can be done via a variety of exercise types including cardiovascular, strength, flexibility, and/or neuromotor activities, as well as breathing and relaxation techniques.
Fiona has worked with a large variety of chronic conditions including
- Persistent, chronic pain
- Back and neck conditions
- Chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia
- Lung diseases, including chronic asthma and COPD
- Depression and anxiety
She has also worked with clients who are healthy, yet seeking enhanced vitality through better movement and lifestyle choices.
Fiona is accredited with Australia’s peak body for Exercise and Sports Science professionals, as well as being an Exercise Is Medicine ® Network member, and a contributor to the Exercise RightTM blog and Exercise Is Medicine Australia ®.