Staff

Achieving Abilities launched in June 201
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Lauren McDougall

Director & Accredited Exercise Physiologist

Qualifications:

Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Physiology (University of South Australia)

Graduate Certificate in Disability Studies (Flinders University).
 

"Movement is a bit like magic, and the benefits flow into all aspects of our lives. People often associate the benefits of exercise as having a healthy heart and lungs and strong bones, but movement can do so much more than that. It can make you feel better physically and mentally. It can make you feel strong and empowered. It can make you feel accomplished, and confident. It can make day to day tasks feel easier, or even just make them doable.

My favourite part of being an Exercise Physiologist is not only seeing the physical improvement, it’s actually seeing the change in their confidence as they do things they didn’t think they could, improvements in physical independence no matter how big or small, and hearing stories about the benefits of regular movement translating into day to day life from better physical capacity, to improved self-confidence and willingness to try new things, improved mental well-being, forming new friendships or strengthening them through various forms of participation."

Lauren also lectures into the Exercise Physiology program at the University of South Australia on the topic of paediatrics, and disability. Previously, Lauren previously worked at a weight management clinic for children and adolescents. Through this, has experience in supporting children and young people achieving weight management goals and increasing physical activity levels, as well as navigating the complex, and often-delicate, emotions experienced by young people around weight management and body image.

Jacinta Trudinger
Accredited Exercise Physiologist

Qualifications:

Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Physiology (with Honours) (University of South Australia)

 

I believe that being active is one of the most important factors to being both physically and mentally healthy. It can be movement through an activity you enjoy, whether it be in a gym setting, through sport, or games and challenges.

 

I have a passion for helping young people discover their abilities through movement, and watching their confidence grow alongside their physical ability.

I love being an Exercise Physiologist, helping others grow in their abilities, assisting through any challenges, and of course the smiles and excitement that comes with every new milestone; no matter how big or small.  As an Exercise Physiologist, I want to be able to positively impact the lives of young people through the power of physical activity, and change their lives through movement. 

 

Outside of working as an Exercise Physiologist, you will find me coaching cheerleading, this is a fun and rewarding sport that teaches spatial awareness, body control and the ability to work together in a team.

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