Meet the Team

  • Director of Longevity Exercise Physiology and Personal Training
    Jarrat Wood

    Jarrat Wood

    Bio

    Jarrat Wood grew up in Gunnedah in rural NSW and his burgeoning athletic and triathlon career was cut short when he was diagnosed with a heart condition (supra-ventricular tachycardia) in 1998.

    It was the lesson of a lifetime as he experienced multiple episodes of a racing heart rate requiring hospitalisation and was unable to exercise for the best part of 3 years. To be stripped of your greatest passion is a difficult blow but one which would develop a new passion: one to understand the human body and to pursue health and fitness with a new perspective and with a greater understanding of the difficulties one faces when confronted by a chronic health condition.

    Fortunately, the condition was remedied surgically in 2001 and Jarrat was able to return slowly to an active and competitive sporting lifestyle.

    During this time Jarrat put on approximately 15kgs, reconfigured all aspects of his future: athletic; study; and career. It was a tremendous lesson in not giving up. It inspired his studies in Exercise Physiology at UNSW and ignited the vision for a business in the fitness industry that would prioritise health, not just fitness. That is why at Longevity: HEALTH COMES FIRST.

    Prior to the heart condition, he had run a 51mins 15sec PB for the City2Surf at 16, placed 3rd in CHS athletics for the 800m and in the top 10 for his age in NSW All Schools for sprint distance triathlon.

    After the surgery, he was able to represent his club, region and State in Touch Football. He has won multiple athletics Gifts ranging from 300m to 600m, was named NSW Athletic League Athlete of the Year in 2013 and achieved a half marathon PB in his maiden race over the distance in 2016 of 1hr 26mins.

    He didn’t give up and neither should you. Longevity is structured to support you in a way that treats you like a unique individual and comes from a place that cares and supports you. We prescribe exercise specifically for you. Bespoke exercise prescription because we want you to be healthy. Forever.

    Qualifications

    Bachelor of Science (Health and Sport Science), UNSW
    Level 1 Athletics Coach
    Level 2 Touch Football Coach
    Certificate III in Fitness - Gym Instructor
    Certificate IV in Fitness - Personal Trainer
    Functional Movement Assessment Tool Accredited
    First Aid Certification
    CPR Certification (Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation)

    Location

    Lindfield

  • ESSA Accredited Exercise Physiologist ESSA Accredited Exercise Scientist
    Angela Vitucci

    Angela Vitucci

    Angela is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist with a Bachelor of Human Movement and Masters in Exercise Physiology.

    Angela has experience working in a range of settings. Angela began her health and fitness career in 2012 as a personal trainer and gym floor supervisor. From 2014-2019 she owned her own outdoor women’s training business gaining experience training women ages 18-60 in an individual and group setting as well as managing her team.

    Angela completed her studies in 2015. From 2016, Angela has treated clients as an Exercise Physiologist in a private clinic first specializing with back conditions, scoliosis specifically. Angela now has experience treating a range of chronic conditions and injuries in a private gym.

    Angela’s priority is to incorporate functional training into an exercise program as well as ensuring the individual meets the Australian Physical Activity Guidelines. She believes this helps improve the quality of life of each individual and is a key indicator of optimal health and happiness.

    Qualifications

    Accredited Exercise Physiologist; Master of Exercise Physiology (USYD)
    Accredited Exercise Scientist; Bachelor of Human Movement (UTS)
    Cert IV Personal Trainer
    Workcover NSW Approved
    Registered Medicare Provider
    DVA Registered Provider
    NDIS Registered Provider
    Level 1 & 2 SEAS Accredited
    Level 1 SCHROTH Accredited

    Angela’s story

    Angela loved playing sport all of her life and grew up in the country town of Griffith NSW, with a supportive family taking her to endless football (soccer) and tennis training, as well as representative tournaments. She also played touch football, netball, and swimming.

    Being active all of her life led her to pursue a career in the health and fitness industry. Angela moved to Sydney to begin her tertiary studies and in her final year of her Bachelor's Degree in Human Movement, she went under numerous investigations to identify the cause of irregular heart rhythms. She finished her degree and in December 2013, 2 weeks before her 21st birthday, Angela was diagnosed with a heart condition – arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy, and she now lives with an implantable defibrillator. This came as a shock with no family history present.

    Whilst still undergoing cardiac rehabilitation, Angela began her Masters in Exercise Physiology. Having this diagnosis meant that she had to give up competitive sport and it was during this time that Angela realized that not only her own life had changed, but she knew that she wanted to have a big impact on the health of others too.

    Angela now likes to keep active by regular gym sessions, coastal walks and trying out new modalities like yoga and kayaking. She loves watching sport; particularly soccer, tennis, AFL, NRL, and netball. As time has gone on, Angela has learned how to manage her own condition, both physically and mentally, and uses her own personal experience as a motivator and encouragement for others dealing with a chronic condition.

  • ESSA Accredited Exercise Physiologist ESSA Accredited Exercise Scientist
    Daniel Elias Arciuli

    Daniel Elias Arciuli

    Daniel has always been surrounded by health and fitness from a very young age. He was first drawn to school sports such as athletics, rugby union, soccer and swimming, going on to represent NSW in athletic sprint events. Nowadays his interests lie within the gym environment, specifically strength and bodyweight training.

    At university he continued to fuel his passion for sport by completing a Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science at Australian Catholic University, where he learnt the importance of strength and conditioning to improve an individual’s athletic performance. While studying he got his first job in the health and fitness industry and started working as a Personal Trainer.

    Daniel’s interest in exercise for chronic disease management and rehabilitation started at age 15 when his mother, who has many chronic health conditions, started seeing an Accredited Exercise Physiologist. He saw the positive impact that Exercise Physiology had and how it can improve an individual’s overall health and wellbeing. This experience drove him to further his studies and complete a Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology at the Australian Catholic University.

    Since then Daniel has gained experience treating a diverse range of clientele in settings such as hospitals, aged care facilities, physiotherapy practices, neurological clinics and within the gym environment.

    As an Accredited Exercise Physiologist with over 5 years experience he believes that movement is medicine and that anyone of any age can benefit from exercise, regardless of their physical abilities or health conditions.

    His aim and passion is to inspire and guide his clients in the journey to a healthier and happier life.

    Qualifications:

    Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology (ACU)
    Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science (ACU)
    Registered Medicare Provider
    DVA Registered Provider
    WorkCover NSW Approved
    NDIS Registered Provider
    Functional Movement Screen Level 1 and Level 2

    Location

    Lindfield

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    Dylan Furey

    Dylan Furey

    Dylan is an accredited Exercise Scientist and Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology.  He has completed a Bachelors of Exercise and Sports Science and Master’s of Clinical Exercise Physiology. Dylan has experience in public/private hospitals, private clinics and gyms treating patients with chronic conditions such as Cardiopulmonary dysfunction, Diabetes, Obesity, Osteoarthritis and multiple joint and musculoskeletal injuries, including post-operative conditions. In addition, Dylan has extensive knowledge in strength and conditioning coaching for athletic development, return to sport and has obtained experience in training Mixed Martial Artists, Rugby, weight/powerlifters and teenage athletic development at varying levels. Dylan also has gained significant experience in training Firefighters and Police Officers to manage injuries and develop greater functional strength and movement. Dylan has a lot of interested in return to sport rehabilitation, increase everyday function can capacity athletic development.

  • ESSA Accredited Exercise Physiologist ESSA Accredited Exercise Scientist
    Courtney Maher

    Courtney Maher

    Courtney developed a passion for movement from a young age, training and competing in dance and rhythmic gymnastics from age 7. In 2010 and 2011, she was a member of the NSW State Rhythmic Gymnastics Representative Team. She achieved high results and went on to compete in the Australian Gymnastics Championships. Since 2014, Courtney has trained at the University of New South Wales dance society and competes at the Australian All Star Cheer-leading Federation (AASCF) National Cheer and Dance Championships. The years of training taught Courtney the importance of persistence and looking beyond the physical components in order to reach one’s goals.

    Courtney’s appreciation for the positive impact exercise has on physical, mental and social health led her to complete a Bachelor of Exercise Physiology at the University of New South Wales. Here she learnt about the increasing number of Australians living with chronic disease and knew that she could help people to use exercise as a key part in successfully managing their condition long term.

    Courtney’s commitment to her own and others training, has given her an in-depth understanding of different exercise methods and modalities. She believes in continuing to challenge the body and explore new ways to move, no matter your age. Courtney does this herself and is currently learning yoga, salsa dancing and touch football.

    Courtney has gained experience working with a range of clientele of varying ages and with various and multiple health conditions. This includes, for example, clients living with osteoporosis, arthritis, chronic pain, musculoskeletal injuries and mental health conditions. She has also developed a special interest for helping those living with disabilities, such as down syndrome and autism, exercise effectively.

    As an Accredited Exercise Physiologist Courtney’s drive is to use the best available evidence for exercise and lifestyle prescription, to help others live their healthiest life.

    Qualifications

    Bachelor of Exercise Physiology (UNSW)
    ESSA Accredited Exercise Physiologist and Exercise Scientist
    WorkCover NSW Approved
    Medicare Registered Provider
    DVA Registered Provider
    NDIS Registered Provider

    Location

    Edgecliff

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  • Ashleigh is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist based at our Edgecliff location. She is available for gym-based and home-based exercise physiology and can treat patients through Medicare, NDIS, DVA, Private Health Insurance and Workcover schemes.

    Ashleigh completed a Bachelor of Applied Science (Exercise Physiology) at the University of Sydney where she gained a variety of insightful experiences in Public Hospitals, Community Mental Health and Private Practice.

    After spending considerable time studying and working in private practice in the Western Suburbs of Sydney, Ashleigh is excited to be back in the Eastern Suburbs – working at Longevity, Edgecliff, and treating her clients within a gym in her local area.

    Ashleigh has worked with clients of all ages and with varying health conditions. She strongly believes that it is never too early or too late to start moving and that there is always an exercise for everyone, no matter their experience or ability.

    Her skills are particularly well developed in the areas of falls prevention training and metabolic management. She also has a special interest in treating Osteoarthritis, Women’s health, Mental Health and Exercising with Cancer.

    Ashleigh has a unique approach with her clients. She is positive, encouraging and engaging meaning that her sessions have an equal balance of education, challenge, support and fun!

    Ashleigh loves sport, especially Rugby League! She also enjoys travelling around coastal and country Australia and spending time at her family’s farm. She loves playing Touch Rugby League with her friends during the week and plays competitive netball for Marrickville All Stars on Saturdays.

    Ashleigh is very friendly, approachable and relatable. She is always willing to answer any questions, have a chat and share pictures of her pets!

    Location:

    Edgecliff