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Crew Questions – Exercise Physiologist

By September 13, 2021 September 30th, 2021 No Comments

Meet Aimee, our new Exercise Physiologist, joining Kierre and Jo in our Club Sargood gym!

Aimee joined our team in May of this year and has already become a key part of Club Sargood.

Aimee comes to Sargood with a wealth of strength, conditioning and fitness training expertise as well as a passion in working with people with physical disabilities. She is currently training a special Olympics squad as well as being a world champion jump rope athlete!

Born here in the beautiful Northern Beaches, Aimee enjoys getting out into the sun and water at every opportunity. She is passionate about exercise and all the internal physiology that allow us to perform the way we do. Aimee has been a coach for 15 years covering a wide range of sports including skipping, gymnastics and sailing. Some of her athletes have gone on to represent NSW at State at National competitions, with a number even representing Australia on the world stage. Graduating with a Masters of Exercise Physiology, Aimee also has qualifications in boxing and trampolining for special needs populations!

Read on to get to know Aimee with our Crew Q&A!

If you could swap roles with anyone else at Sargood on Collaroy, who would it be?
The Rec Team! Coming into summer it would be so awesome to take the guests out surfing and biking every day.

What advice do you have for first time guests to Sargood on Collaroy?
First of all, sign up for everything that you can! There are some awesome things that go on from pottery to remote controlled car racing, we have it all. Secondly come and see me in the gym! You might learn something new, or end up enjoying my terrible jokes, you won’t know unless you get down here.

What three words would you use to describe Sargood on Collaroy?
Epic. Family. Adventure.

What is your proudest moment at Sargood on Collaroy?
One of my clients has gone from standing for 5 seconds at a time to being able to do 1 whole lap of the gym in a 4 wheeled walker! I honestly cannot believe what some of my clients have achieved, it blows my mind every day.

Where is your favourite travel destination?
My heart will always have a soft spot for Canada. The mountains on the West coast are something out of this world.

What fact about you would people be surprised to learn?
I have represented Australia in the Skipping World Championships in London, America and in Hong Kong.

What book did you read last?
A nutrition book called “the Proof is in the Plants”, highly recommend to anyone interested in nutrition and chronic disease in Australia!

What is your favourite food?
Rollers Café in Manly do the best croissants Ever! If you haven’t tried the monkey bread, you are missing out.

What is the most important lesson you’ve learnt at Sargood so far?
I think the most important lesson I’ve learnt is that the littlest bit of kindness goes a long way. Everyone here is a legend, they go above and beyond to make you feel at home and welcome you into the little family we have here at Sargood. I have felt so comfortable asking for help when I need it and really feel that there are some special humans that make up the team here.

What would you do for a career if you weren’t doing this?
I would also love to be an adaptive Ski instructor! Getting people involved down at the snow and into a sit ski so they can enjoy the mountain as much as I do.

You’re happiest when?
I am 1 meter deep in powder snow on a lovely sunny winter’s day in Japan.