Our Team

CAITLIN HUNT

Founding director and owner of O2 Active, Caitlin has over 20 years experience in the health and fitness industry working with adults and children.

Caitlin has a Bachelor of Science (Exercise and Health Science) degree from the University of Western Australia and is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist (AEP) through Exercise Sports Science Australia (ESSA). She then went on to train in Pilates in 2003, Flow-Yoga in 2005 and completed further studies at the Byron Yoga Centre in 2011 and her Yin Yoga Teacher Training, Tai Chi and meditation in 2020. Previously to running O2 Active, Caitlin founded Silhouette Dance Studio, with 21 years of ballet as her background.

Her key areas of expertise include rehabilitation and management of chronic pain and medical conditions, supporting adults and children with physical disabilities, neuro-developmental disabilities or developmental delays, health and lifestyle interventions and preventions, women’s health and pre and post operative rehabilitation.

Caitlin ensures the team at O2 Active continues to grow and develop with the needs of Perth’s evolving economy and has successfully maintained it as one of Perth’s most respected, professional and reliable health, fitness and wellness companies.

JESS DARMAGO

Jess is one of our accredited exercise physiologists (AEPs). She graduated with a Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology and completed a Bachelor of Science (Sport Science & Physiology) from the University of Western Australia. In additions she has completed her Zenergy Kids Yoga Teacher Training.

She is extremely passionate about health and fitness and a national sportswoman, having represented WA in both soccer and martial arts. Jess is a second dan black belt in Taekwondo which took her 7 years to achieve, she then moved to Brazillian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) and mixed martial arts. She is now the state champion in BJJ and has won gold in the 2017 & 2018 WA State Championships.

She is experienced in clinical rehabilitation (musculoskeletal, cardiac, metabolic, stroke and cancer), personal training and group fitness, specialising in boxing, boxilates, osteoporosis balance, martial arts/self-defence, HIIT boot camps and kids yoga. Jess aims to motivate clients to live healthy and active lifestyles, she enjoys watching clients develop in a fun, positive and supportive environment.

ALICIA SPENCER

Alicia is one of our Accredited Exercise Physiologists (AEPs) as well as Strength & Conditioning Coaches. She graduated with a Masters of Clinical Exercise Physiology and completed a Bachelor of Science (Exercise, Sport and Rehabilitation Science) from Curtin University.

Alicia is experienced in clinical rehabilitation (musculoskeletal, respiratory, cardiac, neurological, pregnancy and cancer), acute injury management and injury prevention. Through working with Subiaco Football Club and Kidz ‘n Sport, Alicia is very passionate about pre-school, adolescent and youth development. She enjoys helping individuals return to their desired sport post injury as well as improving their skill development and overall quality of life.

Alicia has represented WA and Australia in the National and World Championships for sailing. As well as keeping physically active, Alicia also enjoys working on her mental health by meditating and going for walks along the coast.

GEORGI MOORE

Georgi is a physically active person, participating and competing in sport from a young age. She grew up understanding the importance of a physically active and healthy lifestyle, and it is something she is very passionate about. As a teenager, she competed in swimming and hockey at an elite level, an experience which taught her a great deal of responsibility and discipline. Since her teenage years she found a joy in participating in CrossFit in her spare time. She likes to be disciplined and enjoys challenging herself with new targets that she sets her sights on. Her competitive nature means that she can’t resist the friendly rivalry with other like-minded CrossFit devotees.

Currently completing her Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology at Curtin university, she is particularly interested in ways in which exercise can be used as a modality of treatment regarding cardiovascular, metabolic, musculoskeletal health, and other complex and chronic conditions. She has a passion for sport and physical literacy and enjoys helping people succeed in their physical pursuits as a result of her influence. She finds great satisfaction in watching people achieve their physical movement goals, whether they are big or small. 

 

JOSH DARMAGO

Josh is one of our martial arts and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu specialists, having trained in the art since he was 13 years old. He is currently in his 1st year at Curtin University studying a Master of Occupational Health and Safety. He has a passion for teaching students self-defence and developing health promotion programs through martial arts. Josh loves developing his skills at O2 Active, surrounding himself with inspirational, supportive and like-minded trainers

MIA OSBORNE

Mia graduated in 2018 and studied ATAR dance at PLC. Mia currently teaches ballet, hip hop, acro and contemporary dance while she is studying nursing at uni. She studied under Silhouette Dance Studio, WAAPA Propel course and Redlands ballet and dance academy and has performed in many competitions and shows including PLC showcase.  She loves to share her own passion for dance with the younger students and believes dancing has taught her how to be strong and form friendships that last forever. 

Amy Ross

After discovering a passion for fitness while studying Psychology at UWA, Amy recently commenced Sports Science Exercise Rehabilitation Science studies at Curtin University. With an original goal to enter Sport Psychology, her love of everything health and fitness made her reconsider her study choice and felt as though Exercise Physiology was more of an appropriate choice.

Amy is involved in competing her horses in dressage and she involves herself in non-competitive running.

Having so many influential coaches and role models in her life, Amy appreciates that the fitness journey is often the most successful when supported and pushed by those leading examples and finds its important to be constantly pursuing goals. Amy strives to be a coach that can help the PLC teachers and girls towards any personal fitness ambitions they have and share their journey.

VIOLA RIBUL

Viola is a certified Polestar Pilates mat work instructor. She is also trained in Boxilates and Pregnancy Pilates. This year she is completing her Studio and Rehab Diploma, furthering her knowledge in equipment-based classes. Viola is fascinated by human movement and loves learning the body and natural healing.

Julian Janssen

Julian is the newest accredited exercise physiologist to join our team. He completed his studies in Exercise Science & Health at UWA and subsequently completed a Masters degree in Clinical Exercise Physiology. This has skilled him in both high performance disciplines and exercise rehabilitation for a wide range of chronic conditions and sporting related injuries.

His early years involved competitive swimming at a state level before adopting triathlons during his tertiary studies, and has settled into the area of road cycling and strength training at present.

Julian takes a holistic person-centred approach to exercise, where the biopsychosocial domains of health that comprise the individual are recognised and supported. His keen interests for all aspects of training and healthy movement, combined with personal application of the knowledge backing his sessions, complement his goal of helping people realise their own potential day in and out.

TIM WALLACE

Tim first joined O2 Active while doing his Prac placement for his Masters in Exercise Physiology at UWA and is one of our newest recruits to the team!
 
Tim has 6 years’ experience in the fitness industry, working as a personal trainer and strength and conditioning coach, helping clients from injury rehab, pregnancy and competitive powerlifting, including working with the Western Force and WAFL clubs in their junior athlete programs.
 
Tim is a sports fanatic and has competed in state and national teams for rugby, American football, swimming and surf boat rowing. His passion for fitness has taken him around the world, including a contract playing rugby in Ireland.
 
Tim’s focus will be running O2 Active strength and conditioning classes and personal training sessions, including classes at the PLC Lighthouse.

issy zendler

Issy is one of our strength and conditioning coaches at the PLC lighthouse.

She recently graduated from The University of Western Australia with her Bachelor of Science, with a double major of Sports Science and Exercise and Health. She plans to continue her studies in 2021, starting a master’s in clinical exercise physiology. She is currently completing her Diploma in Clinical Pilates further developing her passion in this area. You may also see her down at North Cottesloe Surf Life Saving Club on the weekend patrolling the beach or down at the local football club as the sports trainer. She has a passion for all these health and fitness, but especially the rehabilitation side, wanting to help people get back to full recovery as quickly as possible.

Issy’s aim is to help inspire people to move fearlessly and enjoy the process of exercise rather than focusing on outcome.

 

OLIVIA MANN

Olivia is currently studying her undergrad in Exercise, Sport & Rehabilitation science at Curtin University. After completing 2 months of her practicum placement at O2 Active, we knew she would be a great addition to our team.

Olivia has always been active (and competitive) from a young age, competing in gymnastics, soccer, netball and her main sport, tennis. Olivia played tennis at an elite level, representing WA on various occasions such as, nationals and Bruce Cup, she has travelled to many tennis academies over the world such as Barcelona Total Tennis and the JC Ferrero Tennis academy, and received the Women’s Division 1 MVP award for Summer Pennants in the whole of WA. Olivia likes the independence that being a tennis player bought her, but also allowing her to maintain a healthy lifestyle throughout her school life which has now continued through to adulthood.

With having experience coaching young (and older) tennis players, Olivia enjoys helping women succeed, feeling confident in their own skin (she’s also a makeup artist – so she is a natural at this!) and most importantly, helping them achieve their goals, whatever they may be!

 

Jess

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Contact Us

caitlin@o2active.com.au
+61 411 642 152
PO Box 282, Leederville WA 6903