OzSquad’s Meet Our Trainers
The OzSquad trainers are motivating, encouraging, approachable and passionate about their work and their clients.
Their priority is to provide a professional service and ensure that each and every client walks away from their Bootcamp buzzing from that post exercise high.
Carly Steggles - OzSquad Owner
Carly spent six years working in a suited and booted corporate job in the UK but shortly after returning to her desk from a mammoth two year overland trip from the UK to Australia, decided that she didn’t want to see her personality disappear into an Excel spread-sheet any longer.
After dramatically (in her head at least) quitting Accountancy she now leads a more outdoorsy, active, some might even say, wholesome, lifestyle with a career in the fitness industry as owner and head trainer of OzSquad and Buggy Bootcamp.
An organiser at heart, Carly enjoys nothing more than rallying (backslash nagging) friends and clients into various outdoor activities. Whilst she is a runner at heart, her other pursuits of choice include kayaking, beach volleyball, boxing and yoga. Hailing from England, her freestyle skills aren’t what they should be but she is also currently working hard at changing her doggy paddle into a front crawl worthy of an Aussie pool.
Carly has tackled half marathons, marathons, Ultra marathons, and Mud Runs galore (coming in as the 10th toughest girl at the Tough Bloke challenge – she is now hunting down the tougher nine to challenge them to a push up competition to equal the scores). Having caught the ultra-marathon bug at the Ultra Trail Australia events, Carly is now busy re-writing her running bucket list to include some longer multi-day running events. Watch this space!
Certificate III in Fitness / Certificate IV in Fitness / Group Fitness Instructor / Pre and Post Natal Fitness / Older Adult Fitness / Paceline Accredited Running Coach / Certified Punchfit Trainer / Certified CrankIt Suspension Training Coach / Certified AIK Kettlebells Level 1 trainer / Senior First Aid / BA Honours Architecture Degree / Certified Chartered Accountant (ACCA)
Lynsay Rushworth – OzSquad Head Trainer
There’s nothing like a Northern English Mackem accent yelling at you to go faster!
A salt-of-the-Earth lass, Lynsay also escaped an office job in the UK to work as a trainer in the glorious Northern Beaches. A Mum of two, a Les Mills instructor and bootcamp leader extraordinaire, Lynsay is a busy bee and loves nothing more than getting Manly peeps squatting, running and lunging at an outdoor fitness class. Whilst talking about food and the latest bargains on offer at Aldi. She loves to talk almost as much as she loves a discount!
Lynsay divides her time between her two kids, indoor PT work, Buggy Bootcamp and OzSquad sessions.
Lara Cumming - OzSquad Trainer
Lara is not your typical fitness instructor. She is a lawyer by day who likes to spend her early mornings encouraging people to run, jump, skip, push, pull and fly.* She is really into technique, form and biomechanics and will use her attention to detail to ensure you get the most out of each exercise.
Lara loves nothing more than creating fun, energetic and effective classes which often have a unique twist (there was the time she turned up to Manly wearing fairy wings and clutching a wand then proceeded to teach a bootcamp based on children’s party games for her birthday).
A free-spirit and adventurous at heart, Lara has climbed Africa’s highest mountain, cycled over a thousand kilometres through the Western Australian wilderness and lived for three months in the middle of a pineapple plantation in Costa Rica.
Lara can’t wait to train you for your next adventure in life, whatever that may be.
* Please note for legal reasons Lara is no longer allowed to ask people to fly.
Kate – OzSquad Yogi
After 15+ years of working in demanding Corporate jobs and having two kids, Kate started contracting part time to bring some more balance into her life and trained as a yoga teacher with Qi Yoga in Manly. Kate has a particular interest in yoga for back care and pre/post-natal practice as well as yoga for anyone who runs, walks and/or sits a lot (basically everyone!).
Kate has practiced yoga for more than 20 years and has experienced the many benefits yoga can offer, from building strength and flexibility to quietening the mind and being present. Her classes have been described as fun and challenging while also allowing time we rarely give ourselves for deep rest and relaxation.
Outside of yoga, you can find Kate on the beach with her 2 girls, eating the amazing food her husband cooks, scuba diving, skiing and travelling (although the kids have put the brakes on the last 3 a bit).