Myotherapy, Remedial Massage, Pilates and Functional Movement
Megan completed her Myotherapy studies at the RMIT School of Life and Physical Sciences. Her skill set and expertise expands across the health and fitness industry specialising in movement and manual therapies.
Megan’s career highlights started with an internship at Carlton Football Club and employment at a leading Physiotherapy and Pilates clinic in inner Melbourne. Here Megan worked alongside some of the most expert clinicians in allied health. Furthering her career in elite sports musculoskeletal injury prevention and maintenance she gained employment with the Sydney Swans in 2014. Her ever-evolving journey has given her a wide plethora of knowledge and the advantageous ability to approach healthy movement from various angles.
Throughout her practice, Megan has derived a philosophy based around connecting all elements of wellbeing. She pays attention to functional movement patterns, and postural alignment in order to prevent injury. Megan also integrates free-form and play into her sessions ensuring she creates a positive experience for her clients when they move. Megan is always learning from clients and her own experiences in the links between physical form and the mind. Megan is curious and innovative in applying her knowledge to help better people’s lives.
“Being active is a constant I choose in daily life, it is a time to connect with myself, awaken the body and a time to focus my thoughts. My basic advice is – choose to think positive and be positive.”
Qualifications: Myotherapist, Personal Trainer and Fitness Instructor, Level 1 Crossfit Course including Weightlifting, Gymnastics Level 1 Coaching, Diploma in Beauty Therapy at Victoria University, Worked for Carlton Football Club and Sydney Football Club, Polestar Pilates Instructor in training
Loves: Long distance running and pilates and weight training, coffee, raw food sweets, Promoting positivIty and Balance, friends and family and red wine, camping and surfing, also has a sneaky love for TED talks
Meet Jesse – born and bred in country South Australia, his passion for the human body and its many movements grew from his early teens. After joining his Mum for early morning jogs through the town swamp, Jesse continued to be inspired by her fit and healthy lifestyle and began his own journey toward becoming an Active Being. At 17, Jesse made it into the South Australian Cross Country team. After training so hard and watching his fit opponents cross the finish line ahead of him, Jesse was fascinated and determined to learn more about training the human body to perform at its best.
A series of physical and mental pathologies within Jesse’s family and personally gave him further insight into various angles of fitness and wellness – “it’s not to look good but to feel good; not just human performance but to teach and help others grow and learn”.
Jesse recently finished a Bachelor Degree in sporting science and already has five years of experience coaching others on their own journey’s to build and maintain an active and balanced lifestyle. His studies left him wanting to know even more and in 2016, Jesse started his first year as an Osteopathy student. He’s looking forward to continued learning and teaching, helping those who ask for direction on the path to reach their goals – not just short term, but lifelong goals… that is the true gift!
Qualifications: Certificate III & IV in Fitness, Bachelor of Exercise Science and Human Movement, St Johns First Aid and CPR, Certificate III in Small Business Management. Currently completing Bachelor of Osteopathy at Victoria University.
Loves: Coffee, Ice Hockey, Functional Movement, Traveling, Camping, Cooking, Reading, Human Anatomy, Crossfit, the great outdoors, Water Sports, Fishing, Rock Climbing and long walks on the beach
Ailsa first discovered Pilates while on her own journey to help alleviate her ongoing muscular skeletal issues. Pilates taught her how to gain strength without pain or injury and she realised how much she loved to move and wanted to help others. Ailsa then decided to leave behind her previous career of a decade as a geologist and undertook a Diploma of Polestar Pilates studio and Rehabilitation Method.
Ailsa is passionate about helping her clients through Pilates at all stage of their movement journey from preventative health, rehabilitation to ultimate fitness. Modern life continuously causes us to develop compensations and faulty movement patterns in our bodies regardless of fitness level. Pilates is a method designed to help bring bodies back into balance. Ailsa’s style of teaching is focused and attentive, as she guides clients through movement to gain strength, mobility and balance based on their individual needs.
Ailsa is grateful to have been able to find a career she is passionate about and loves the process of constantly learning and expanding her knowledge surrounding Pilates and amazed by how innovative and creative the method can be.
Qualifications: Diploma of Polestar Pilates studio and Rehabilitation Method, TRX Instructor
Loves: Cooking, Camping, Travelling, Hiking, Swimming, surfing and yoga
Eliza was introduced to Pilates to complement her training in classical ballet as a young teen and her practice continued into her professional life after she moved to Denmark to commence her career with the Royal Danish Ballet.
She performed as a corps member of the company for 2.5 seasons before returning to Australia due to an injury. It was during her recovery and rehabilitation that she consolidated her relationship with pilates.
Inspired by a local Polestar Pilates educator, Eliza commenced her training with Polestar Pilates and she is now teaching as well as studying Physiotherapy at the Australian Catholic University.
Eliza enjoys sharing her love of Pilates with everyone and is excited to work with people from all different backgrounds with different abilities and needs.
She is looking forward to continuing to develop her Pilates practice in conjunction with her continuing education.
Nutritionist BSc (Nutr Ther)
After finding her fascination with nutrition through herself seeing a nutritionist, Emma completed her Bachelor of Science majoring in Nutritional Therapy at Victoria University. From there she became a passionate volunteer, an ongoing group facilitator of numerous nutrition programs, has conducted cooking classes for disadvantaged individuals, develops and presents various health workshops and provides daily nutrition babble via social media.
She thrives on empowering and educating individuals to become the healthiest version of themselves. ‘Health is not just physical, it is also emotional and social and my degree really focussed on counselling skills and group therapy as well as biomedical science.’
She already has had extensive experience in client consultations and strongly believes in evidenced-based nutrition. She uses the most up to date scientific research in order to provide her clients with the best possible information.
Qualifications: Bachelor of Science (Nutritional Therapy)
Loves: documenting her love of all things food and nutrition on her Instagram page, creating recipes, walking, yoga, coffee and good conversation.
I am aged 85 and have been using Active Being services for several years. Megan is very caring and patient and has given me the confidence to meet my goals. Through Megan’s help I am now aware that exercise is one of the main sources for good health and balance which I thought would be impossible for me. I would have no hesitation in recommending Megan’s services.
My time with Megan has been life-changing, I never could have imagined a time where I actually, seriously, looked forward to training, now it's one of my favourite things in the week. I feel fit, strong and confident. Couldn't recommend her highly enough. Thanks guys,
Being a tradie and semi professional athlete, my body takes a huge workload and without correct maintenance it's easy to break down. Megan and the friendly team at active being have been great with me helping keep on top of my body this winter with flexible and accommodating massage, they really listen to my needs and focus on the areas that help my body staying fresh and positive. I highly recommend seeking treatment from active being
Ailsa is an absolutely brilliant Pilates instructor. She listens to you, makes it her business to really know where your body is at and what you need, and designs your session accordingly. She has a deep professional knowledge and expertise, and a calm and warm demeanour. I love working with her - Active Being is one of my happy places.