Chief Executive Officer – Corporate Wellness Australia
In a former life Wayne was a journalist, editor and publisher of some of Australia’s most recognised magazines and websites such as Tracks Surfing Magazine, FHM Magazine and more. He also held the mantel of Media Manager for the ASP Pro Surfing tour.
Often stressed and carrying a few extra kilos, in 2003 Wayne was challenged to shape up and shed 10 kilograms in order to enter the ring in a kick boxing bout as an undercard on an Australian kickboxing titles fight night. After successfully losing the weight, but sensationally losing the fight, Wayne continued the training and soon developed an unbridled passion for helping others to create change and push themselves physically and mentally.
He soon became a well-respected personal trainer on Sydney’s Northern Beaches and then established his own gym, which soon evolved into Corporate Wellness Australia – after many large companies and executives who had received benefit from Wayne’s training, asked Wayne to help them set up wellness programs for their staff.
In more recent times Wayne has retrained as a business consultant and corporate advisor and has been involved in the process of working with companies to ready them for listing on the ASX.
All the while, despite being extremely busy across his businesses and with a young family, Wayne “walks the talk” and maintains a regimented training schedule. His dedication to assisting businesses to develop success-oriented cultures through focusing on increasing staff wellness is unparalleled.
Monique is our General Manager here at Corporate Wellness Australia who comes from a Corporate Wellness and Fitness background. She has worked with large corporations and implemented highly successful health and fitness programs. She is a qualified master trainer who has a popular personal training business MFit Training. Monique specializes in Core Strength for pain management and resistance for weight loss. Prior to this Monique worked in Business Development and Event Management. She lives and Breathes the fitness industry and has been highly successful in areas like Program Coordinating, business development, managing contractors and instructing group fitness classes for Corporate Wellness Australia.
Meredith has been immersed within the fitness and health industry for over 20 years. After completing a BA in Human Movement studies Meredith eagerly took on many roles within the industry. Meredith has developed award winning health and wellness programs while continuing her education in a wide variety of fields. These include training in Pilates, movement correction and prescription, CrossFit, Life coaching and a diploma in counselling to name a few.
Meredith has a passion for people and this is showcased in the programs she develops and the way in which she empowers people to embrace positive change. Meredith true passion is running workshops and seminars especially around the key areas of values, goals, life management and holistic wellness.Meredith has the ability to connect with her audience through knowledge, personal experience and her willingness to show vulnerability around real life topics.
Some of her recent clients include: Qantas, Schneider Electric, Accenture, Ridley-Co and Achmea Bank.
Gym Manager Supervisor
Paul has been involved in the fitness industry for over 20 years with the majority of his work spent in Corporate Health and Fitness. During this time he has gained a wide range of knowledge and experience in the area of workplace health, running programs that assist with members postural and flexibility issues that come with being seated most of the day. He also loves putting members through their paces during the News Corp Monday circuit class.
One of Paul’s passions is in food and nutrition which has led to him becoming a qualified nutritionist. To continue his education in this field he recently completed the Precision Nutrition Coaching course.
A sports tragic, he still plays and refs soccer and is involved in coaching junior soccer in his area.
Paul has overseen the growth of the Health and Wellbeing Centre at News Corp in Surry Hills since the start of the program there over 17 years ago.
Simon Colman – Gym Manager and Fitness Instructor
Simon has been professionally and personally involved with fitness and personal wellbeing for the last 15 years. In this time, he has helped hundreds of people in their pursuit of a healthy lifestyle through following fitness and nutrition programs.
Simon’s personal fitness journey began with learning martial arts as a teenager. Since becoming a personal trainer in 2006, Simon has also acquired qualifications and experience in a range of different areas of fitness, including; fat loss, yoga, boxing, martial arts, teaching elder adults and children.
Simon began working in Corporate Wellness in QANTAS’ wellness studio in 2015. He continued to work within a corporate environment supervising and managing gyms in the News Corp wellness centres around Sydney.
Simon’s diverse range of fitness experience has enabled him to help his clients and gym members develop their strength and confidence as well maintaining or reaching a healthy weight.
With today’s heavy corporate demands, people within the corporate environment are stressed and often short of time. To address this Simon has created programs with an emphasis on training smarter not just harder, making the most of the limited time people have for their health and fitness goals.
Simon has seen first-hand the benefits of Corporate Wellness being enjoyed on both an individual basis and to the benefit of a corporation’s culture as a whole.
Kevin Johns – Gym Manager and Supervisor
Kevin first got involved in the fitness industry in the mid 80s after he finished playing competitive sport.He has owned and operated his own gym in Gawler for 10 years from the mid 80s to mid 90s. He started working at The Advertiser in July 2010 as a gym supervisor and personal trainer, and was appointed manager in 2014.
Kevin still loves to train every day. His passion is weight training and mountain biking. His involvement in sport included League Football with Central Districts in the S.A.N.F.L. District cricket with Salisbury and baseball with Central Districts Baseball Club.
Rob Hubert – Gym Manager, Wellness Coach, Fitness Instructor
Rob has been enthusiastically pursuing health, fitness and wellness for the last ten years and has acquired wide range of knowledge and experience in fitness training, rehabilitation and nutrition with a particular emphasis in recent years on wellness within the work place.
After many years working in aquatics as a swim teacher and bronze swim coach and upon completing his Cert III and IV acquired a position as a fitness instructor within the newly established News Queensland Wellness centre.
With a particular interest in maintaining mobility, flexibility and posture Rob has succeeded in providing remedies for many conditions arising from long periods of stationary activities in the workplace.
Six years on Rob continues to maintain his passion for health and fitness and channels his efforts into achieving the success of his members’ goals and, under the guidance of Corporate Wellness Australia managing the Q.N.P. wellness program as a whole.
Silvia Baylie – Yoga
Silvia is a Vinyasa yoga teacher with a passion of bringing the practise to the corporate world. Silvia brought yoga to her workplace Qantas before joining the Corporate Wellness team. Silvia continues to spread the joys of yoga with her colleagues at Mascot!
“I’m delighted to be part of the Corporate Wellness Team, Wayne and Monique are great to work with!”
Jason Hopcroft – Massage Therapist
Jason’s massage is designed to invigorate and rejuvenate the client in a short space of time. In the workplace they are intended to boost morale and relieve stress amongst hardworking office staff.
Jason uses a combination of massage techniques and acupressure to the neck & shoulders, upper back, arms & hands whilst seated in an ergonomically designed seated massage chair.
In the workplace there is no need to disrobe as it is a ‘clothes on’ massage and oil is not required, so you can return to work feeling refreshed and revitalised.
Ben Palumbo – Pilates Instructor
Ben’s initial background as a competitive gymnast and professional acrobat gives him a very focused approach to his Pilates tuition.
You may have seen him as a flash across the screen in the film “moulin rouge” or an “underwater creature” suspended 30 meters in the air at the Sydney Olympics opening ceremony!
Trained and fully certified in STOTT pilates, his progression into fitness and teaching coincided with rehabilitating various injuries and now he has an involved understanding of addressing specific conditions. Working throughout the years with many physiotherapists as well as attending numerous fitness courses, and with a background as a fitness instructor, Ben has the ability to cater for a wide range of fitness levels, from those with a bad backs, to fitness enthusiasts to high level athletes.
Ben has tutored and worked with many clients with issues relating to workplace repetitive stress and has been able to bring balance and understanding to many in order to address and help alleviate some of these issues.
Ben has taught internationally and now is based in Sydney.
Al Jeffery is known globally as a facilitator of personal and social transformation! Since the age of 12, he has been on a mission and in enterprise to create personal and cultural change.
Listed in the top 30 entrepreneurs under 30 in Australia twice in a row and nominated for young Australian of the year, he has consulted with the likes of Apple, Australia Post, Telstra, Suncorp and many others on high performing inter-generational culture. He speaks on stages around the world on the topics of wellbeing and peak performance, community and emergent-innovation.
Al facilitates intensive and introductory workshops for teams around mindfulness and wellbeing, and internal community facilitation. When not facilitating or speaking, you’ll find Al reading, hiking, writing music, doing yoga or playing with new ways of being.