OzSquad – 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, the North Face 100 (yep that stands for 100km), the North Face 50, Tough Bloke (coming in as the 10th toughest girl – she is now hunting down the tougher nine to challenge them to a push up competition to equal the scores), Valley Stampede, and Tough Mudder as well as their colder, muddier English equivalents. Having caught the ultra-marathon bug at the North Face events, Carly is now busy re-writing her running bucket list to include some longer multi-day running events. Watch this space!
Education and Qualifications:
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 busy squatting, running and lunging at an outdoor fitness class. Whilst talking about food. She loves to talk and has a weak spot for chocolate!
Lynsay divides her time between indoor PT work, Buggy Bootcamp and OzSquad sessions.
Gabriel Ripamonti – OzSquad Trainer
Introducing our Italian friend Gabriel (you can call him Gab).
A qualified trainer in Italy and Australia, a Sport Masseur and a Yoga teacher to boot, Gab has a full and varied bag of exercise tips and tricks ready and waiting for you at the OzSquad Original sessions.
Gab is a nature lover, a passionate surfer and is inspired to train both for a healthy body and mind. In line with OzSquad’s ethos, he is always up for having fun and doesn’t take life too seriously. Don’t be fooled by this persona though, get ready for some fun but oh-so-tough sessions!
Izabella – OzSquad Yogi
Izabela graduated from Power Living Yoga Australia as a Vinyasa Teacher under Duncan Peak, Keenan Crisp, Adam Whiting and their team with refinements in asana, philosophy & ethics and anatomy. As a mum of two little girls Izabela is practicing yoga on the mat as often as possible but also trying to take yoga’s mindfulness off the mat and live a more conscious, slower and peaceful life. Outside of yoga Izabela is a former marathon runner, climber and keen mountaineer so expect some tough classes from time to time.
Blair Amber Milne – OzSquad “Master of Fun’.
The big friendly Scottish bloke who can run like the wind would probably harrass you to run and go to the pub anyway, but he is also officially appointed to do so on behalf of OzSquad! Suggest any ideas you have for socials and take him on at the OzSquad Beer Mile if you dare.