Kadeem Aarons

Kadeem Aarons is a university educated strength coach with experience working in various different sports such as Australian Rules football, Rugby Union & Netball. Kadeem has a passion for working with youth athletes to develop their physical abilities but also their character.

As seen on T.V Kadeem was part of the inaugural season of Australian Ninja Warrior and was one of the first 50 to ever run the course. Despite his short stature he still managed to make the semi-finals which put him in the top 90 ninjas in the country.

Kadeem was fortunate enough to be selected for season 2, where he had a disappointing result but is ready to bounce back for season 3!

5.2 Ninja was created to provide the best scientific programming for strength, conditioning and rehab in order to empower athletes to be able to manage their performance!

Qualifications:

  • Bachelors of Exercise & Sports Science  (Sports Practice) Victoria University 2018
  • ASCA Level 1 Strength & Conditioning Coach
  • ASCA Level 2 Strength & Conditioning Coach

Experience:

  • Richmond Football Club Next Generation Academy & Richmond Institute of Sport Leadership (Strength coach & Educator) Nov 2016- Jan 2018
  • Victorian Fury: Australian Netball League (Strength Coach) Nov 2016- April 2017
  • Melbourne Rebels U20s (Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach)Oct 2016- Mar 2017
  • Sandringham Dragons Football Club TAC cup (Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach) Feb 2014 – September 2016
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The Team

Exercise Physiologist: Mitch Greaves

Mitch is a qualified exercise physiologist and strength & conditioning coach. He has developed his skills in a wide range of strength & conditioning and rehabilitation positions at the elite and sub-elite levels of sport, whilst also working within progressive clinical settings. This has allowed him to provide a high-quality service privately at Melbourne Fitness & Performance, whilst working as a Strength & Rehab Coach at Williamstown Football Club.

Mitch’s personal take on rehabilitation & performance is that of a multi-disciplinary approach, with his programming reflecting the continual liaising with Biomechanist’s, Osteopaths, Myotherapists, Physiotherapists, General Practitioners, Dieticians, and a variety of other specialists. This is the key to implementing a holistic program, aiming to improve our client’s function and get them back to what they love doing most!

Qualifications:

  • Masters of clinical exercise physiology (Deakin University) 2017
  • Bachelors of exercise science & human movement (Victoria University) 2014
  • ASCA Level 1 Strength & Conditioning Coach

Areas of Personal Interest:

  • Knees & specifically ACL injuries, Hip & Groin Pain, Ankle/Lower Limb Fractures
  • Youth Athletic Development
  • Musculoskeletal conditions such as Osteoarthritis, Chronic Pain and Minor/Major Fractures
Mitch Greaves

Physiotherapist: Sarah Forsyth

Sarah is a recent graduate of La Trobe University. Sarah works at Glenferrie Sports and Spinal Clinic in Hawthorn, where she predominantly focuses on rehabilitation following orthopaedic surgery and return to sport for athletes following injury. She is currently participating in a research project at LaTrobe University studying the Management of Proximal Hamstring Injuries in AFL players.

Sarah has gained valuable experience in the past through being a trainer at Geelong Football Club VFL team as well as Physiotherapist at Box Hill Cricket Club. With these skills, she has been able to obtain the head physio position at Monash University Blue VAFA (Victorian amateur football association) premier team. She has a passion for Hockey where she has represented State, School and is an active member of Camberwell Hockey Club.

She has travelled as a Physio to numerous State and National Hockey Tournaments. Sarah also recently took up cricket and plays in the Premier Grade Reserves as a wicketkeeper for Box Hill Cricket club. Sarah has a focus on sports medicine conditions and really enjoys treating shoulder and knee conditions as well as elite strength and conditioning.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelors of Biomedical Sciences
  • Bachelors of Health Science
  • Masters of Physiotherapy

Areas of interest:

  • Shoulder injuries
  • Knee (ACL Patella femoral syndrome)
  • Hamstring injuries
Sara Forsyth

Nutritionist: Fiona Willox

Fiona Willox, a qualified Nutritionist runs Integrated Nutrition based in Melbourne, Australia.

She is passionate about the real food movement and the need for nutrition to be highly individualised and not a one size fits all approach.

She specialises in sports nutrition and works with leading sporting organisations like the Richmond Football Club and Netball Victoria.

Qualifications:

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Strength & Conditioning Coach: Daniel Du-Buisson Perrie

Daniel is a strength and conditioning coach and personal trainer. He has been working in the industry for a bit over 7 years, in a range of different sports with a range of different athletes ranging for local sports to international athletes.

Daniel has worked with athletes engaging in  24-48 hour obstacle racing events, who have achieved success in their individual categories ranking in the top 3 Internationally.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Education (Primary) Deakin University 2018
  • Diploma of Sport Development (Victoria University) 2010
  • Diploma of Fitness (Victorian Fitness Academy) 2012
  • Strength and Conditioning Level 1 (ASCA)

Experience:

  • Assistant diving coach (MSAC) Victorian Squad
  • Assistant football coach at Geelong College
  • Strength and Conditioning Coach Ocean Grove Football Club
  • Fitness Coach Portarlington Football Club
  • Strength and Conditioning Coach to individual athletes (Obstacle Racers, Canoe Polo Player, 1500m Run, Basketballers)
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