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Exercise Physiologist

Qualifications: Bachelor of Human Movement Science (Exercise Physiology) Dip SBM, Accredited Exercise Physiologist (AEP) ESSA, Australian Strength & Conditioning Association / Level 1 S&C Coach, Mediball Certified – Level 1 and 2.

Specialisation: Rehabilitation, EPC, Diabetes and Chronic Disease Management (CDM), Sports Specific Training & Exercise Prescription.

Favourite Quote: “Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t, you are right” undisclosed, “There is no one giant step that get you there, it’s a lot of little steps that will.” Peter A Cohen.

Best Achievement: Worked with client presented after a stroke. Test indicated she had diabetes, breast cancer, High BP and obesity. She blamed her sedentary lifestyle and work (self-employed accountant) with no exercise experience. She was 5″4′ and she weighed 105kg. Her husband had passed away 2 years ago from lung cancer. She also was on medication for anxiety and depression.

2 years later: 5″4′ at 54kgs. She effectively lost 50% of her bodyweight! No longer required to take medication for diabetes or high BP. Immune levels indicate (WBC count) no presence of cancer after treatment. Exercising daily with cardio and weight training. Walking daily up to 2 hours and resistance training a minimum of 3 days per week in her own home gym. She likes using DB’s pilates and the mediball. Goals to complete Kokoda trail in 2015!

Interests: Baseball, Tennis & Cycling – road and mountain.

Client Testimonial: Brian Randell
An incredibly big influence in my journey was Ben Larner. I partnered with him by chance and I have never been so lucky. He made me go to see a GP and dietician, luckily for me, because my blood pressure was at a stroke level and my eating habits needed to be improved. He taught me that weight training helps in burning fat and has given me confidence and has also been there for me. He is someone who I can bounce ideas off and speak general life with.