Gina Van Ulzen

Clinical Exercise Physiologist, Pilates

Professional Background

Gina loves being an Exercise Physiologist due to the thrill of seeing people’s lives improve as a result of exercise, especially witnessing people develop their own passion for exercise and sport. Gina also loves connecting with people and learning and applying the most up-to-date developments in Exercise Science and Health.

She has experience creating and supervising exercise programs, addressing client’s needs through a holistic approach to health and has developed a passion for assisting veterans to improve their mental health. Gina is interested in approaches like motivational interviewing, mindfulness and self-efficacy building to address mental health and client goals.

Gina has also worked with swimmers, where she has assisted with running a ‘land-based’ gym program to reach optimal client centred goals. She is experienced with clients of all ages and backgrounds, from children through to Olympic-level athletes.

Gina is passionate about treating musculoskeletal conditions and has significant Pilates experience. Gina has been mentored by Physiotherapists specialiseing in the performing arts with a focus on implementing the latest and most effective scientific research.

In her own time, Gina loves rock climbing, fine art, cooking, and cycling. Gina has hiked throughout Nepal and Scotland, savouring haggis and dahl alike. Gina volunteered in Nepal and taught a variety of subjects. In addition, she has worked at Woodford Folk Festival in the performing arts and volunteered in fine arts studios with professional Printmakers and Artists. These varied experiences allow her to connect and empathise with many people and be open to innovative ideas. Gina draws from these numerous experiences to develop creative and inspiring exercise programs.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Physiology

Professional Associations / Achievements / Awards

  • ESSA Accreditation & Member
  • Member of the Student Advisory Board at QUT: Liaison with senior members of staff of the School of Nutrition and Exercise Science to provide sound recommendations for improvements to the courses in response to student feedback.
  • GPS fencing (BSHS)
  • Senior Girls’ athletics champion (Kyle Academy, Scotland)
  • Junior Girl’s swimming champion (Ayr Grammar School, Scotland)
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