Physical exercise and helping the community has been a key element of Brian’s life from a kid. Brian is a great advocate of exercise for both physical and mental health.
Brian is a registered cardio tennis coach with TA and is an avid cyclist and trains either on the bike or in the gym daily. Brian also assists with Mood Active’s risk management processes.
Cam Wilson is Co-Founder of Mood Active (2013) and a Tennis Australia certified coach. He has decades of personal experience using exercise as therapy for depression and anxiety. Cam‘s classes feature his own music mixes - plenty of disco, pop, soul, and good old Aussie rock’n’roll!
Cathy is an accredited personal trainer, group fitness instructor and coach. For the past 13 years Cathy owned and ran her own fitness business, Mums the Word Fitness.
In this role she helped many mums with post-natal depression by providing fun varied outdoor training sessions.
She was very proud of the Mums the word fitness community she created, bringing likeminded people together and brings this experience to Mood Active.
Cathy knows firsthand how being active lifts your mood. Exercise helped her after her she gave birth to her son.
Catherine is a professional Yoga Teacher and Breath Coach, obtained her initial 200-hour yoga teaching certification in Rishikesh India and since then has done further training in Chair Yoga, Body Poetry Yoga and Breath Coaching. Influenced by her teachers, yogic philosophy, life experience and Mother Nature, her goal is to teach in a way that provokes thought and meaning, to help liberate her students both physically and mentally and have them leave feeling relaxed, refreshed and renewed.
Catherine’s past involved a lot of Chronic Stress and burn out. Yoga and other healing modalities have deeply transformed her life and she is now on a mission to help others connect back to their bodies and find what feels good for them too.
Cathy (aka Sparkles) had ‘done Yoga’ on and off for a number of years but became a dedicated practitioner at the end of 2016 resulting in completing her teacher training in 2019. She loves the practice of Yoga as a perfect blend of physical, mental and spiritual disciplines. Coming to the mat brings a deep sense of joy, calm and presence. Sparkles teaching style is interactive, offering both intense Vinyasa flows, that will challenge the participant to step into the fire and cleanse their body and mind; and a slow, mindful flow, that maintains a sense of challenge while focusing on postures to centre and ground. The philosophy of Yoga practice, meditation and mantra are areas of ongoing study and interest for Sparkles and she weaves these themes throughout her classes. She brings her love and dedication to ongoing practice to each class in the hope of igniting a love of Yoga for her students on their own Yoga pathway.
Jade initially turned to yoga as a way to switch off from her busy life and hasn’t looked back since. She loves that yoga is a low impact form of exercise which will still stretch and strengthen the body.
Jade has been teaching yoga at Mood Active since July 2019 and also assists with Mood Active’s marketing and writes exercise posts for the blog.
Owner of Tszyu boxing club and Killa boxing equipment, I have about 20 years of boxing experience, competed at the highest level and trained some world champions such as Billy Dib, Tim Tszyu and Sakio Bika.
I run boxing programs and private sessions at the boxing club, I have studied and been involved in fitness for the last 10 years specializing in strength and conditioning.
Lauren loves to help people enjoy exercise. She has been in the fitness industry for a number of years, working with community groups and at Active Kingston - a council facility in Melbourne.
She enjoys including her children in exercise, but also loves some time by herself to run, lift weights, swim and practise martial arts. Over the years, she has found that exercise is a great boost for mental and physical health and loves to share her experience with other people.
Naomi has been active her whole life, participating in physical culture, gymnastics, athletics, yoga, altitude training and weight lifting. She recently qualified as a Personal Trainer from the Australian Institute of Fitness. Upon discovering Mood Active whilst doing research for an assignment, Naomi knew she had to get involved with Mood Active as it aligns with her values so well.
Naomi loves the sense of achievement physical activity can bring and has personally used exercise as treatment for anxiety. She wishes to share this coping strategy with others and motivate people to discover just how they good they can feel.
Tania has been with Mood Active since 2013 working as a volunteer Events and Marketing Manager and then Funding and Sponsorship Manager.
Tania is now the General Manager of Mood Active. Tania holds a Masters in Coaching Psychology, Masters in Strategy HRM, a BA in Tourism Management, and a Cert IV in Fitness.
Tania is also a leadership facilitator and coach.
Ryan believes that exercise is a crucial tool in helping people manage chronic conditions, physical or mental, as well as improving quality of life. Ryan’s particular area of interest is resistance based training, such as weight lifting.
Ryan is an accredited exercise scientist and is currently completing his Master’s of Exercise Physiology, with plans to graduate in June 2021.