Robbie Tissera

Exercise Scientist| Performance Coach

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Robbie’s sporting background includes strongman, powerlifting and amateur boxing which drove his love of sport and exercise science.

Robbie’s thirst for growth took him to Cambodia where he coached their national cycling team as well as their National Circus Performers. You’ll find Robbie High Performance coaching at local schools, sporting clubs, ADP, Junior Academy, Private Coaching and Group Training.

Pat Rhodes

Exercise Scientist| Performance Coach

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Pat was born into a life of travelling and while taking in the sites of Australia his love of sport was always a constant. He has grown up playing footy which is his driving passion for Performance Coaching.

You’ll find Pat on the Performance Coaching Team of the Casey demons VFLW as well as High Performance Coaching at local schools and sporting clubs, ADP, Junior ADP, Private Coaching and Group Training.

Jake Heyen

Exercise Scientist| Performance Coach

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Jakes passion for basketball gave him the drive to ensure he chose a career that kept him enthralled in the sport far beyond his playing years. Jake’s love of basketball and learning  has taken him to sporting internships in Canada and has also drawn him back to study his honours.

Jake is passionate about High performance and coaching. You’ll find Jake on the golf course, travelling and building his dog family with his wife, Emily.

Lachy Porter

Exercise Scientist| Performance Coach

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Lachy is sports science obsessed and virtually spends every waking minute coaching, studying, training, researching and practising Performance Coaching. Lachy love for sport and exercise science has also taken him back to study Physiotherapy.

You’ll also find Lachy on the Performance Coaching Team of the Casey demons as well as High Performance Coaching at local sporting clubs, ADP, Private Coaching, Junior Academy and Group Training.

Jade Roberts

Sports Nutritionist, Dietician & Performance Coach

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Jade is passionate about supporting active individuals in maximising their performance through best nutrition practises and an emphasis on these being realistic for the athlete to achieve. Jade works with individuals as well as teams and also provides group education and workshops for schools and local sporting teams.

Jade has an extensive background in delivering both nutrition and strength & conditioning interventions to those in elite sport. Jade is currently the Head Strength & Conditioning Coach and Dietitian of the SunRisers Hyderabad in the IPL and has held positions with the AIS, QAS, Cricket Australia, Sri Lanka Cricket, Melbourne Renegades and Cricket Victoria.

You’ll find Jade dividing his time between Australia and India as he juggles family life, elite sport, consulting and private coaching.

Karla Bulte

Junior Performance Coach

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Karla is a Junior Performance Coach with an unwavering passion for health and Fitness as well as helping others.

Karla is currently completing her Bachelor of Sport & Exercise Science at Deakin University and as a standout student and Coach, we jumped at the opportunity to welcome Karla to our team even before completing her studies.

You’ll find Karla deep in her books, coaching Group Training, the Junior Academy and Private sessions as well as hiking in her spare time. She’s even completed Kokoda!

Rod Blackbourn

Exercise Physiologist | Owner | Facility Manager

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Rod had always imagined a career helping others. He merged his rehabilitation specialty with sport and hey presto- created his dream job and facility!

Rod is not only hands on in managing the Axis facility, he is also a hands on Dad, a practising Exercise Physiologist and performance Coach to international elite level athletes.

Dan Atkinson

Clinical Exercise Physiologist | Rehabilitation Specialist

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Dan is unbelievably passionate about improving the lives of his clients. He enjoys helping people to reach their health and wellbeing goals through education and management techniques suited to their needs and level of ability.

Dan helps his clients increase physical function, improve wellbeing and manage chronic health conditions with exercise and movement.

You’ll find Dan getting outdoors, getting into his motorsport and enjoying live music and also Directing the Strength and Rehab for the Dandenong Southern Stingrays Under 16’s Football team.

James Van Elewoud

Exercise Physiologist

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James is a highly experienced Exercise Physiologist at Monash health with a special interest in chronic pain management and chronic health conditions.

James takes the time to establish his clients goals to ensure that through lifestyle interventions his clients reach their full potential. When he’s not at Axis, you’ll find James at Monash Health, at home with his family, hunting for new breakfast spots or snowboarding.

Chris Allen

Physiotherapist

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Chris is a Senior Physiotherapist at Epworth Hawthorn and Richmond, specialising in Orthopaedic and Musculoskeletal injury and rehabilitation.

Chris believes that movement and activity are key components of injury recovery.

Chris is available for full Physiotherapy appointments as well as sports injury clinic and concussion clinic appointments.

You’ll often find Chris travelling or spending times with his friends.

Jack Atkinson

Remedial Massage Therapist

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Jack is a crazy sports fan with a big passion for health, education and rehabilitation. Jack’s passion for health and rehabilitation means he spends most of his week between helping others manage their soft tissue condition and studying Applied Science in Prosthetics & Orthotics at University.

He is passionate about helping others achieve the best possible health outcome through manual soft tissue manipulation to alleviate all kinds of aches, pains and injuries.

Having grown up playing state level and premier cricket Jack is obsessed with sport and health, this led him into a background of remote community health education with sporting bodies Athletics Australia, NT Cricket and AFLNT.

Nikki Goatley

Occupational Therapist

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Nikki is a Senior Occupational Therapist with a background in hospital based Occupational Therapy.

Nikki specialises is chronic pain and neurological rehab. Nikki is based at Axis and also completes home visits as well as workplace occupational therapy for small and large organisations.

You’ll find Nikki doing Group Training, being a busy mum to 3 kids and trying to find time to go for a good run!

Maria Waterhouse

Customer Service Specialist

Maria is a home schooling powerhouse mum to 3 children and when she heard about Axis, she just had to be on board. Her positive and enthusiastic nature hasnt waivered since the day she started and her love of learning and helping others is evident every single day.

You’ll find Maria in Group Training, Crossfit, running around being a busy Mama and spending time with her loved ones.

Rebecca Tyler

Customer Service Specialist

Bec is full of surprises and one of the busiest gals you’ll ever meet! When she’s not whizzing around Axis doing 100 things at once (and perfectly, we’ll add!) she is studying primary school teaching, spending time with her loved ones, training, recovering AND running her very own and very busy candle business!

Nat McKenna

Customer Service Specialist

Nat is the warm and welcoming dog mum of the Axis family. She loves her big fluff ball Jaxxy!

Nat has a longstanding passion for health and fitness which lead her to Crossfit over 8 years ago.

You’ll find Nat smashing a WOD, studying nursing or sipping a coffee (or espresso martini) down on the peninsula with her loved ones.

Jayde Frenken

Customer Service Specialist

Jayde is a to do list smashing QUEEN! When you need a bunch of things done fast, she is your gal!

Jayde has spent her whole life surrounded by a large variety of sports and values the unique training and recovery services offered by Axis. No matter the concern Jayde is always happy to help.

You’ll find Jayde Coachinga Calisthenics, competing or hitting the books hard, studying Forensic biology and Criminology.

Ayden Nelson

Membership & Client Manager

Ayden isn’t a local lad, he’s from the Peninsula but for a sports freak like Ayden, Axis is worth the travel. Ayden is passionate about customer service, helping others and of course his sport which makes him a great fit for us! When he’s not helping our visitors you will find Ayden completing his ADP Program, playing footy or spending time with his family and friends.

Kassidy Withers

Assistant to Em & Rod

Kassidy is a multitasking goddess with an infectious positive nature. Kassidy is a netball superwoman, playing in the VNL for the Casey Demons. Kassidy is passionate about her sport and loves revolving her life around her Netball.

You’ll find Kassidy in the Axis gym with her teammates, braving the ice bath like a boss and whizzing around the Netball court like a superstar.

Emma Pike

Owner | Director

Emma’s Axis dream stemmed from a background in Coaching as well as Health Club Management with the intention of opening a facility with a difference.

Emma prefers to be behind the scenes and often completes most of her work from home while also juggling her and Rod’s 3 young children as well as managing her chronic health condition, POTS.