THE AEQUUS TEAM

Shannon Breen

Holistic Movement Specialist and Healing Advocate

Founder & Director, Shannon brings over a decade of experience in high-level sports, personal rehabilitation, and client coaching to her unique approach to training and movement. Her own journey through injury recovery and her deep understanding of the interconnectedness of mind and body have fueled her passion for holistic healing and strength building. With a keen eye for detail in movement observation and a profound grasp of anatomy, Shannon is adept at understanding the impact of both gym routines and daily life on overall wellness. Through her qualifications as an Accredited Sport and Exercise Scientist, Institute of Integrative Nutrition™ Health Coach, and Certified Communication Code™ Consultant, among others, Shannon tailors individualized plans that prioritise strength, balance, and heightened body awareness. Her ultimate goal is optimisation for each client, both physically and in life, by achieving a harmonious state of balance. Beyond her professional pursuits, Shannon finds joy in training and competing in showjumping and cherishing time with her husband, Gavin, on their farm.

Omar ‘Pasha’ Ahmed

L2 CrossFit Coach & Movement Advocate

With over 15 years of experience in health and fitness spanning the UK and Australia, 'Pasha' is renowned for his profound understanding of biomechanics and commitment to quality movement. As a Level 2 CrossFit Coach, he emphasises the importance of empathy and mental resilience alongside physical conditioning, guiding clients through personalised fitness journeys. Rejecting the one-size-fits-all approach, Omar believes in the individualised nature of the road to fitness, prioritising holistic wellness and empowerment over conventional metrics. Join Omar to discover the transformative power of movement as a vehicle for self-discovery and fulfilment.

Talisa Kirwan

Yoga and Wellness Specialist

Talisa embarked on her health, fitness, and wellness journey by completing yoga teacher training in both India and Canada, specialising in Yin Yoga. With a focus on promoting physical, mental, and emotional well-being through movement, Talisa emphasises correct technique and breathing to foster holistic wellness. Her extensive experience working with diverse clients, each with unique needs including injury prevention and rehabilitation, has equipped her with a nuanced understanding of individualised care. Talisa is passionate about educating and training clients with a multifaceted approach to their health goals, prioritising sustainability and realistic achievements. Talisa holds Certificates III and IV in Fitness, further enriching her expertise in guiding clients towards optimal health and vitality. Previously collaborating with physiotherapists in patient handover from rehabilitation to strength and conditioning, she has honed her skills in delivering comprehensive wellness solutions, notably having undertaken her pre- and post-natal training since her return to Australia.

Abbey Rywak

Holistic Fitness Professional and Physiotherapist

With over 12 years of experience in the fitness industry, Abbey has cultivated a holistic approach to health and training that transcends traditional fitness paradigms. As a physiotherapist, Abbey is deeply committed to empowering individuals to lead healthier lives through movement and education. Her journey towards comprehensive wellness includes a Bachelor's degree in Exercise Science and a myriad of specialised courses, including TRX Suspension Training, Sports Nutrition, Precision Nutrition, and the Chek Holistic Level 1 Practitioner Course. By integrating her diverse skill set, Abbey provides personalised and effective service to her clients, focusing on their unique needs and goals.

Outside of her professional endeavours, Abbey maintains an active lifestyle, whether it's honing her strength in the gym, perfecting handstands, enjoying outdoor adventures with her dog, or relishing moments in nature, whether catching waves or exploring the snowy mountains. With a passion for both physical and mental well-being, Abbey is dedicated to helping individuals achieve optimal health and vitality in every aspect of their lives.

John Raineri

Holistic Movement Specialist

John draws from an eclectic mix of methodologies, influenced by luminaries like Paul Chek and Kelly Starrett, to address movement patterns and promote pain-free training. Having overcome a serious back injury, he brings empathy and insight to his coaching, aiming to liberate others from pain. Immersed in the Ido Portal Movement Method for two years, John's expertise spans handstands, mobility, and gymnastics. With a decade of experience in bodybuilding, powerlifting, and soccer, he understands the transformative power of movement for strength and coordination. Currently completing his final year in a Bachelor of Physiotherapy, John holds Certificates III & IV in Fitness, guiding clients towards holistic well-being.

Ebonee Russo

Holistic Fitness Advocate and Sports Enthusiast

Ebonee possesses a diverse background in training and sports, driven by a fervent passion for constant learning about the body, mind, nutrition, training, and optimal health. Her journey into fitness began with 12 years of soccer and 6 years of CrossFit, fostering a deep appreciation for Olympic lifting. In 2013, Ebonee pursued her certifications in fitness, marking a pivotal moment in her personal and professional fitness journey. However, it was a disc herniation in 2016 that served as a turning point, compelling Ebonee to explore holistic recovery and sustainable training practices focused on injury prevention. Ebonee's qualifications include a Paul Chek Level 1 Certification, Certificates III & IV in Fitness, and a Diploma of Sports Management. Her ongoing studies encompass a wide range of disciplines, including The Communication Code™ with a focus on NLP and human behavior, SSI Coach Level 1 & 2, NASM Performance Nutrition Level 1, and a Bachelor of Health Science in Naturopathy.

Poppy Chapman

Front of House, Administration and Fitness Enthusiast

Currently in Year 11 senior school, Poppy thrives in her passion for science and maths, aspiring to pursue medicine at university post-graduation. Alongside her academic pursuits, Poppy harbours a deep interest in the health and fitness, aiming to become a trainer while studying at uni. Her motivation stems from the joy and sense of community she experiences in the gym, where she finds solace in training and connecting with others. When not at school, Poppy dedicates her time to training, working at Aequus Movement, cherishing moments with friends, and caring for her beloved dog, Norman.