Founding director and owner of O2 Active, Caitlin has over 18 years experience in the health and fitness industry.
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 and meditation in 2020.
Her key areas of expertise include fitness, weight loss, sport specific programming, rehabilitation and management of chronic pain and medical conditions, health and lifestyle interventions and preventions, safe pregnancy fitness and post-natal 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.
I am quite a physically active person, participating and competing in sport from a young age. I have grown up understanding the importance of a physically active and healthy lifestyle, something that I have become very passionate about. As a teenager I was able to compete in the sports of swimming and hockey at an elite level, an experience which taught me a great deal of responsibility and discipline. Since my teenage years I found a joy in participating in CrossFit in my spare time. I like to be disciplined and I enjoy challenging myself with new targets that I set my sights on. My competitive nature means that I can’t resist the friendly rivalry with other like-minded CrossFit devotees.
Currently completing my Masters of Clinical Exercise Physiology at Curtin University, I’m particularly interested in ways in which exercise can be used as a modality of treatment in regards to cardiovascular, metabolic, musculoskeletal health, and other complex and chronic conditions. I have a passion for sport and physical literacy and enjoy helping people succeed in their physical pursuits as a result of my influence. I find great satisfaction in watching people achieve their physical movement goals, whether they be big or small.
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.
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 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.
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 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 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.
I began dancing at the age of 3 and have trained in a range of genres including RAD Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop and Contemporary. I have been involved in summer intensives with Co:3 Youth Dance and as well as classes with Sydney Dance Company and Brent Street Performing Arts as part of PLC’s Dance Tour to Sydney in April of 2019. I was Dance Captain at PLC in 2019 and upon graduation received the prize for the top mark in ATAR Dance. This year I started working at Silhouette Dance Studio where I have continued to gain teaching and choreographic experience with a variety of age groups. Over the past couple of years, I have developed a strong interest in fitness and particularly its importance for dancers in maintaining the health and condition of their bodies in a gruelling profession. I find teaching extremely rewarding and love to see my students learn and explore their talents whilst having fun.
From a young age, Georgina has loved both dance and fitness. She has completed intensive summer programs at the Australian Ballet School, New Zealand School of Dance and West Australian Academy of Performing Arts, as well as earning scholarships and awards at R.A.D. Upon graduating PLC in 2018, Georgina topped ATAR Dance and was asked to audition for Performing Arts Perspectives. Along with this, Georgina has completed her Advanced One R.A.D. ballet examination, and is trained in Jazz, Contemporary, Hip Hop, Acrobatics and Broadway Jazz.
Studying Music Specialist (Voice) at UWA, Georgina is incredibly passionate about sharing her love of music dance with others. Focusing on teaching correct technique, Georgina motivates her students to be the best they can be, giving them confidence and a skill-set to take with them for life.
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.
A great class mascot and running coach.