From the age of four, Pat played rugby league and has always had a thirst for competitive sport. In 2007 after seven years as a professional rugby league player he retired and embarked on his career as a personal trainer. He also discovered a passion for the sport of triathlons. Pat has been a personal trainer for over ten years and loves helping people adapt to a healthier lifestyle. He works with many different clients from elite athletes to corporate clients, some with specific requirements to be motivated and pushed to achieve their fitness goals and others who just want to maintain their fitness in a fun, relaxed and supportive environment. Pat finds reward each day in helping people to achieve their ultimate health and fitness goals. Pat’s many achievements include representing Queensland in rugby league and Triathlon World Championships representation in Australia, New Zealand, London and Chicago.
Katie is a qualified personal trainer and health nut with over 10 years’ health and fitness industry experience. Katie specialises in general fitness, female body sculpting and conditioning, nutritional health and working closely with clients to restore balance to their busy lives. Katie enjoys helping clients achieve their optimal health and fitness goals in simple yet practical ways. Nutrition is big passion of Katie’s and she enjoys providing wholefood nutritional guides, food plans and delicious tips for a plant-based lifestyle. Katie practices an environmentally conscious and sustainable lifestyle and loves sharing her tips for a chemical free lifestyle. Katie’s achievements include 2006 Miss Nabba/WFF Athletic Australia (Body Sculpting/Figure) and many Triathlon World Championships representation in London, Chicago and Australia.
Jess has come from her own success story. Starting at 100kgs 9 years ago, she overcame a number of obstacles to lose 35kgs and has found a passion for helping others reach their health and fitness goals.
Jess loves strength and functional training. It assists her with obstacle racing, of which she attends a few races each year and enjoys taking groups along who want to try something new and challenge themselves.
With a full range of training styles available from boxing, spin and calisthenics to cross-fit and strength training, Jess can create a fun and challenging environment to help you reach your goals.
Makayla loves to share what she has learnt through her own fitness and fat loss journey and she now assists people to transform both physically and mentally. As a trainer, she does this by creating programs that are specific to her clients individual needs, wants and desired training styles.
Combining her background of professional dance, martial arts and yoga with both resistance and strength training, Makayla helps to target fat loss while building lean muscle mass working through fitness & lifestyle goal setting, nutrition, weight loss & muscle gain.
After experiencing her own transformation journey, helping other people create better lifestyle choices through versatile training and nutrition is now Makayla's passion.
Vevin has always had a passion for the world of sport, health and well-being. He has a background in sports, strength and conditioning, and is always smiling. Vevin’s passion for teaching fitness developed when he became a Volleyball referee in Brisbane and subsequently started coaching Volleyball.
With his exceptional enthusiasm and fitness training skills, Vevin is the perfect PT for anyone looking to improve their fitness levels for a particular sport or even just to achieve personal fitness goals to live a better lifestyle.
Born and raised in Poland, Maria has always loved the outdoors, hiking, biking, running and traveling. Maria's passion for her job translates into her personal life as well. She exploded onto the obstacle racing scene two years ago, where she quickly made a name for herself on the competitive circuit. Obstacle racing has become a huge part of her life. Her biggest achievement was obtaining the title of Spartan Race Middle East Champion – the obstacle course held in Dubai, consisted of 30 km and 40 obstacles.
Maria wants to show everyone who gets stuck or has their confidence shaken now and then, that there is always a way forward. She always drives her participants to push to the limit and achieve results in their workout. Maria strongly believes that fitness and health is not only about maintaining weight, but having a strong heart, body and mind and feeling confident and energetic.
Maria specialises in strength and conditioning training, obstacles course race preparation, mobilising the body, fixing any imbalances and learning how to move efficiently.
David's love of yoga initially sparked his interest in human anatomy and human movement. Originally from Mexico, David treats a variety of conditions, acute and chronic, aiming to relieve pain and increase activity. David’s treatments are tailored to the individual usually combining massage therapy techniques with yoga stretches to increase his client’s functional movements. He aims to help improve his client’s everyday performance and maintain an overall healthy well-being. David has been a chef for more than 12 years and has a real passion for holistic health and is a fully qualified massage therapist.
Myles is an Australian Physiotherapy Association Sports Physiotherapist with a special interest in injury management, rehabilitation, biomechanical analysis, and injury prevention. He has traveled as an on-tour therapist for Cirque Du Soleil and as Australian Team Physio for the Australian Canoe/Kayaking team from 2014 (including the Rio Olympic Games in 2016, where they won Bronze). Currently he's involved with the Australian Institute of Sports and provides services to Triathlon Australia’s Elite Program, Kayaking Australia, Australian BMX programs and Swimming Australia. At Activate Health & Fitness, Myles is combining his extensive physio experience with his passion for health and fitness. He has over 10 years’ experience using deep tissue massage, dry needling/acupuncture, and joint mobilisations for management of everyday aches and pain, and sporting injuries. As a competitive long distance runner Myles understands the stress of combining work and training schedules, and how important work/life balance is to happiness. He is passionate about helping people overcome their injuries, improve their performance, and stay on track!
Ash completed her Masters of Physiotherapy at Griffith University and has over 5 years’ experience working in private practice as a sports and musculoskeletal physiotherapist. She comes to us from the gold coast where she worked with Australian representative swimmers and triathletes and as a physio at the Commonwealth games. Ash herself was a competitive swimmer and has now made the change to powerlifting. Through these personal and professional experiences she understands the importance of moving correctly and staying strong. She has a real passion of helping anyone achieve their health and fitness goals and has a special interest in swimming, lifting and gym related injuries, especially in the shoulder, foot/ankle or back and pelvis.
Sarah’s love of sport, health, and fitness, as well as her time as an elite netball athlete, has lead her to develop her career in Remedial and Sport Massage Therapy. From a young age she began competitive netball in Perth and went on to represent WA, and later NSW in the Australian Netball League. Outside of Activate, she works with the Brisbane Bronco’s as a massage therapist and understands the demands placed on athletes and those training towards achieving personal goals.
Sarah has a Bachelor of Exercise & Sports Science degree as well as a Diploma of Remedial Massage, and implements various activation, strengthening and stretching exercises to her massage treatments to improve the quality of day-to-day movements in her clients. After working with elite teams across AFL, NRL, Netball and A-League soccer, Sarah has the skills and experience to treat individuals across a range of fitness and health levels and focuses to improve overall movement, health & wellbeing.
Jess comes to us as an aspiring, enthusiastic and highly driven sports dietitian. Her previous work includes the likes of Brisbane’s rugby league team dietitian and more recently dabbling into private practice nutrition. Her passion lies with both the elite athlete and everyday worker, and helping them reach their performance and nutrition goals. She has worked with a range of athletes over time including rowers, triathletes, dancers, gymnasts, rugby league players and trail runners.
Outside of her work as a dietitian, Jess enjoys training in CrossFit, Parkrun, rock climbing and hiking pretty much all of the surrounding areas. She has a food first approach but also understands and sees the need for supplementation and healthy convenient options. She strongly believes in balance and that food is more than just nutrients, it’s a way of bringing people together, celebrating and enjoying life!