THE AEQUUS TEAM

Shannon Breen

Founder, Managing Director and coach

Shannon’s unique approach to training and movement has been strongly shaped by her own experiences within high-level sport, rehabbing her own injuries and her experiences with clients over the last 10 years. The challenges these experiences provided are what drove Shannon’s passion for healing and strengthening the body. Her holistic approach to training acknowledges that everything within the body and the person is connected. Shannon has formed a necessary extremely high attention to detail in movement observation, anatomy and understanding the impact of life outside the gym. Most importantly, she has developed sensory acuity in receiving the body’s feedback. Shannon works with the individual and uses this feedback to map out a case by case plan of action. She is passionate about assisting people as they move closer to strength, balance and awareness within their body. The goal; optimisation for each individual through achieving a state of balance, in the body and in life. Shannon is currently completing her final semester in a Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science at the University of Canberra. Shannon’s existing qualifications include; Institute of Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, Certified Communication Code consultant, Sports medicine Australia sports trainer, ASADA level 1 affiliation and certificates III & IV in fitness.

Jordan Cremerius

Coach

Jordan has 10 years experience in the health and fitness industry after developing a love for it later during his Tertiary education at St Edmunds College. Following graduating from College Jordan completed his Bachelor in Exercise Science/Sports Coaching and Human Nutrition in 2017 from the University of Canberra. Jordan is constantly looking to improve his skillset and looking at a return to university in 2021.

His passion for coaching started just after College when he started working as a swimming coach for children. Seeing their minds soak up the information and bodies develop skills so quickly gave him a sense of gratification that couldn’t be matched. Since then Jordan has worked in a number of different coaching environments and for the past two years Jordan has been living and working in London. Through that time he has worked with people in personal training and group fitness sessions and reinforced his love for helping people achieve their goals and performing their best.

His love for health and fitness doesn’t stop there though. He has been involved with a number of sporting communities including swimming and basketball, however his true passion is with Rugby Union. Jordan has played at elite levels in the ACT and has been an active member, both as a player and coach, of community rugby in Queanbeyan since leaving school.

Jordan believes and encourages having an active lifestyle to ensure that we get the most out of life.

Talisa Kirwan

Coach & Administration

Talisa commenced her health, fitness and wellness journey completing yoga teacher training in India and Canada.

Talisa promotes physical, mental and emotional well-being through movement with an emphasis on correct technique and breathing. She has gained exposure to many different clients each with their own unique needs including injury prevention and rehabilitation and has a particular interest in educating and training clients with a multi faceted approach to their health goals to ensure sustainability and realistic achievements.

She previously worked along side physiotherapists in patient handover to the gym and holds a certificate III and IV in Fitness

Nikki Fiocco

Administration

Nikki is an Exercise Physiology student at the University of Canberra. She is passionate about health, fitness and plant based nutrition.

She was inspired by her own personal trainer, love of strength training and fascination of the human body to pursue a career in the fitness industry and study EP. As an aspiring EP, Nikki looks forward to helping others find joy and healing through exercise and nutrition.

Outside of studying and training, Nikki enjoys cooking and baking healthy treats, climbing mountains, relaxing at the beach and finding waterfalls.

John Raineri

Coach

John's approach to teaching and training comes from delving into the works of Paul Chek (Holistic Health Practitioner), Kelly Starrett (Becoming a Supple Leopard Author), Wim Hof (Cold exposure and Breathwork), Gary Ward (Anatomy in Motion), David Grey (Physiotherapist) and many others. Incorporating all of these methodologies to address missing or weak movement patterns.

The main aim of John's coaching is to train without pain and to heal the body. This is achieved through different approaches and understanding the clients concerns and history. After dealing with a serious back injury and managing it successfully over the last few years, John has gained a huge amount of empathy and understanding around managing pain and working towards liberating oneself from it.

John has trained in the Ido Portal Movement Method for the last 2 years which includes handstands and mobility, floor work (inspired by dance, capoeira and tricking), gymnastics strength and conditioning, and has trained for 10 years previous to that in many modalities such as bodybuilding, powerlifting and soccer. This has given him exposure too many different ways of moving and an insight into the power of movement as not only therapy but also to improve one's strength, coordination, mobility and physical intelligence.

John is currently in his 2nd year of a Bachelor of Physiotherapy at UC, and holds his Cert III & IV in Fitness.

Abbey Rywak

Coach

Abbey-Rose has been in the fitness industry for over 12 years. In this time she has worked in various environments which lead her to take a more holistic approach to fitness, health and training. Abbey is currently studying a Bachelor in Physiotherapy and is passionate about helping individuals live better lives through movement and health education. Abbey has also completed A bachelor in Exercise Science and completed many other courses such as TRX suspension training, Sports Nutrition and Precision Nutrition course, Chek Holistic Level 1 Practitioner course to help her provide the best service to her clients. When Abbey isn’t training clients or studying, she is either in the gym working on strength, practicing handstands, walking her dog, enjoying catching a few waves or at the snowy mountains.

Ebonee Russo

Coach & Administration

Ebonee has a wide ranging background in training and in sport that comes from a passion of learning constantly about the body, mind, nutrition, training and optimal health. Ebonee’s love of fitness began with 12 years of soccer and 6 years of CrossFit, cultivating a love of Olympic lifting and driving her to complete her certifications in fitness in 2013. A pivotal moment in Ebonee’s personal and professional fitness journey was a disc herniation in 2016. The injury encouraged Ebonee to delve deeper into holistic recovery and a sustainable style of training that promoted injury prevention. Ebonee’s qualifications include a Paul Check level 1 certification, certificates 3 & 4 in fitness, and a diploma of Sports management. Her continued studies include; The communication code including NLP and Human behaviour, SSI Coach Level 1 & 2, NASM Performance Nutrition level 1, Bachelor of Health Science Naturopathy.