Meet Our Perth Team

At O2 Active, our team of Accredited Exercise Physiologists (AEP’s) and health and wellness professionals assist people with disability, injury or illness to move better, feel good and take part in everyday activities and community life.

Every team member is passionate about helping you experience better function, health, and wellbeing – irrespective of your fitness, age or ability.

O2 Active work with people throughout Perth and surrounding areas, including the Perth Hills, Mandurah, Yanchep, Northam and Merredin, to achieve their health goals using exercise and lifestyle interventions delivered with a positive and supportive approach.

CAITLIN HUNT

MANAGING DIRECTOR

Caitlin, our founding director, has more than 20 years of experience in the health and fitness industry and has worked with a vast range of clientele. Caitlin has a Bachelor of Science (Exercise and Health Science) and is a recognised Accredited Exercise Physiologist. Her key areas of expertise include rehabilitation and management, supporting adults, youth and paediatrics, clients with disability or developmental delays, health and lifestyle interventions and preventions, and women’s health.

ANNIKA RENKEMA

SENIOR EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGIST

Annika has a Bachelor of Science (Exercise & Sports Science) and a Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology. Her areas of expertise include Pilates to aid in disease and injury prevention and individualised clinical exercise interventions. Annika has been involved in community sports from a young age and continues to compete in, captain and coach state and youth basketball. She believes science, sports, medicine and rehabilitation can improve everybody’s quality of life physically, mentally, and emotionally.

JESS DARMAGO

SENIOR EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGIST

Jess has a Bachelor of Science (Sports Science & Physiology), a Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology and is a Zenergy Kids Yoga Teacher. National sportswomen, her areas of expertise include clinical rehabilitation, 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.

CAROLINE BROADWAY

SENIOR EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGIST (AEP)

Caroline is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist with an additional qualification in health coaching. She believes that exercise is medicine, and uses it to help her clients prevent and manage chronic health conditions, such as diabetes, heart disease, osteoarthritis, cancer, depression, and anxiety. She believes in the benefits of exercise for everyone, regardless of age, disability, exercise history or current health condition. Caz’s philosophy is to ensure each client feels supported, valued and capable.

ISSY ZENDLER

ALLIED HEALTH ASSISTANT (SPORTS SCIENTIST)

Issy has a Bachelor of Science (Sports Science & Exercise and Health), a Diploma in Clinical Pilates, is a qualified life guard, and is currently completing her Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology. She has a passion for all things health and fitness, specifically in clinical sports rehabilitation and making sure injured clients have the quickest possible recovery. Issy’s main aim is to help inspire the population to move fearlessly and enjoy the process of exercise and the physical and mental benefits, rather than focusing on the outcome.

KALYPSO MCCALLUM-SMITH

EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGIST (AEP)

Kalypso has a Bachelor of Science (Sports Science and Exercise and Health) a Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology and is a qualified Swedish massage therapist. She is experienced in clinical rehabilitation, strength and conditioning, and coaching. Her extensive, high-level sporting background has led her to encourage youth sports participation, particularly for injury management, mental wellness, and for NDIS participants. Kalypso loves sharing her positive relationship with movement and helping her clients discover and develop their own.

AMY ROSS

ALLIED HEALTH ASSISTANT (SPORTS SCIENTIST)

Amy has a Bachelor of Science (Exercise, Sports & Rehabilitation Science) and is currently studying physiotherapy. Having so many influential coaches and fitness role models in her life, Amy appreciates that fitness journeys are often most successful when participants are supported and pushed by leading examples and believes it is important to be constantly striving towards goals. Amy endeavours to assist young women reach their personal fitness and wellness goals.

JESSICA BUTTERWORTH

ALLIED HEALTH ASSISTANT (SPORTS SCIENTIST)

Jess has a Bachelor of Science (Exercise and Health & Sport Science) and is currently completing her Master in Clinical Exercise Physiology. She has developed a passion for working with athletes and paediatrics, in particular, areas of injury management and encouraging youth sports participation. Jess also has an interest in clinical sports rehabilitation and wants to inspire people to be confident and enjoy exercising for personal enjoyment focusing on how exercise makes people feel rather than physical gains.

OLIVIA MANN

ALLIED HEALTH ASSISTANT (SPORTS SCIENTIST)

Olivia has a Bachelor of Science (Exercise, Sports & Rehabilitation Science) and is currently completing her Master in Clinical Exercise Physiology. From a young age, she has played tennis at an elite level and has represented WA on various occasions, having travelled to tennis academies across the globe and won multiple awards. Olivia enjoys working with paediatrics, as she believes that giving children the skills to allow them to be active throughout their adult life is incredibly valuable.

KELLY NESTER

YOGA & PILATES INSTRUCTOR

Kelly has more than 12 years of experience in the fitness industry. She is a fully qualified personal and group trainer, a yoga and Pilates instructor and a mindfulness meditation teacher. Kelly is passionate about the human body and how it moves. She strongly supports moving the body in a functional sense, improving core strength, mobility, and posture. Kelly understands the necessity of not only a healthy body but also a healthy mind, keeping this as a focal point when dealing with all her clients.

 

SHARON WU

MASSAGE THERAPIST

Sharon has a Diploma of Health Science, is a qualified and experienced Swedish massage therapist, and is currently completing a Bachelor of Exercise (Sport and Rehabilitation) in addition to her remedial massage qualifications. Sharon grew up in China where she medalled at various competitive swimming championships. She excels at applying massage techniques to resolve muscle soreness and prides herself on building a unique understanding of a client’s physical condition.

VIOLA RIBUL

PILATES INSTRUCTOR

Viola has a Diploma of Professional Pilates Instruction, is a certified Polestar instructor and is trained in Boxilates and Pregnancy Pilates. Viola discovered Pilates after being diagnosed with chronic fatigue which halted her sporting endeavours as a result. It wasn’t until she began mat Pilates that she returned to good health and found her passion. Viola is fascinated by human movement and loves working with her clients to achieve their personal fitness goals through group and private sessions.

TIM WALLACE

EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGIST (AEP)

Tim has a Master of Exercise Physiology and is currently completing his Honours at UWA. Self-proclaimed sports fanatic, Tim’s passion for fitness has taken him around the world. He has more than 6 years of experience in the fitness industry, working as a personal trainer and strength and conditioning coach. His main areas of expertise include injury rehab, pregnancy and competitive powerlifting and has worked with the Western Force and WAFL clubs in their junior athlete programs.

JULIAN JANSSEN

EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGIST (AEP)

Julian has a Bachelor of Science (Exercise & Health), a Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology and full accreditation with ESSA. Julian takes a holistic, personable approach to exercise, where the biopsychosocial domains of health that encompass the individual are recognised and supported. His keen interest for all aspects of training and healthy movement, combined with exercise methodology, help fulfil his goal of supporting people to realise their potential day in and out.

BRIE GIBBINGS

ALLIED HEALTH ASSISTANT (SPORTS SCIENTIST)

Brie has a Bachelor of Science (Sports Science & Exercise and Health) and is currently completing her Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology. She has experience working as a strength and conditioning coach, specialising in athletic development, sports performance, injury prevention and rehabilitation and has a special interest in exercise for cardiovascular health She is passionate about encouraging clients to move their bodies every day in a sustainable way that they enjoy.

JOSH DARMAGO

BOXING INSTRUCTOR

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.

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Contact Us

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