TAYLOR HARRISON / Managing Director, Chiropractor
Taylor is the owner and director of Active Seniors and started the business himself back in 2006 when he saw the great need for something to be done in helping the older population to remain active and healthy. He was particularly focused on balance and fall prevention but expanded to help with almost all chronic conditions effecting seniors. You won't see Taylor as much at the clinics, as he is now more behind the scenes or out doing talks and workshops. He is married and his wife Shelly also assists with running the business, when not keeping on eye on their baby daughter Alexis.
SUZY OGLESBY / Exercise Physiologist, Chiropractor
Suzy is both an Exercise Physiologist and a Chiropractor and commenced working at Active Seniors within the first six months of its opening. Suzy treats a range of ages and conditions in her chiropractic role at Gordon.
When she is not at the centres, Suzy can be found looking after her daughter Sophia. Suzy loves being outdoors and enjoys a range of activities from golf to snowboarding. Suzy believes in a pro-active and individualised approach to health care that centres on treating the cause rather than merely symptom management.
CARLA RICCOBON / Accredited Exercise Physiologst
Carla is an ESSA Accredited Exercise Physiologist and works across both the Gordon and Dee Why Active Seniors Health Centres. She also tutors in Exercise Physiology at the Australian Catholic University and provides rehabilitation exercises at the Hills Private Hospital. Carla is passionate about improving health outcomes for seniors through education, exercise and the maintenance of active and healthy lifestyles. In her spare time Carla loves to stay healthy and active by going to the gym and adventuring with Honey, her cattle dog x kelpie.
SARAH MATTHEWS / Accredited Exercise Physiologst
Sarah is an ESSA Accredited Exercise Physiologist working at our Dee Why Centre. She is passionate about lifestyle medicine, using her love of exercise and nutrition to educate and assist seniors in enjoying movement and living healthy, happy lives. As a new resident to the Northern Beaches herself, Sarah is exploring different ways to be active in the community, from coastal walks, to team sports and surf lifesaving.
AMANDA HARRIS / Accredited Exercise Physiologist
Amanda is an ESSA Accredited Exercise Physiologist who mostly works out of the new Bondi Junction Health Centre. She graduated from the University of New South Wales and has spent many years working in the public health system. She really enjoys working with older populations and is passionate about helping people achieve their health goals to become more active and stronger. Amanda is a country girl from Dubbo and in her spare time she has many hobbies including gardening, cooking and a wide variety of outdoor recreational activities.
BEN PEERENBOOM/ Accredited Exercise Physiologst
Ben is an ESSA Accredited Exercise Physiologist who works at the Gordon centre. He is passionate about helping people of all ages use exercise to improve their quality of life. Ben is a huge sports fan (especially soccer) who also loves travelling the world and meeting new people along the way.
AINSLEY BELL / Accredited Exercise Physiologst
Ainsley is an accreditated exercise physiologist working at the Gordon centre. Ainsley completed her Bachelor of Science (Exercise Science) in 2015 and her Masters of Clinical Exercise Physiology in 2017 at the University of Wollongong.
Ainsley enjoys playing sport, eating food and keeping herself busy. Ainsley has a great passionate for using exercise to help treat, manage and prevent chronic conditions and improve quality of life.
SOPHIE EDWARDS / Accredited Exercise Physiologist
Sophie graduated from a Bachelor of Exercise Physiology from the University of New South Wales. She works as an ESSA Accredited Exercise Physiologist at our Gordon Centre. She is passionate about improving the quality of life of others through teaching a lifestyle approach of ‘active living’ and seeing the positive change that exercise can bring into their life. Sophie enjoys keeping active through coastal walks and gymnastics.
KAREN ZOBORY/ Clinical Nutritionist
Karen is a qualified Clinical Nutritionist and works at the Gordon centre. Having previously worked in the education, training, massage and spa industries, Karen brings a vast amount of experience to her role.
There’s no “one size fits all” solution to eating a nutritionally balanced daily diet. Various life events can have a significant impact on both your body and mind. As a consequence, your nutritional needs change over time. Karen’s expertise lies in her ability to design you a personalised Nutritional Treatment Plan with practical tips and resources for implementing your plan.
BEN PEERENBOOM / Accredited Exercise Physiologst
Ben is an ESSA Accredited Exercise Physiologist who works at the Gordon Centre. He is passionate about helping people of all ages use exercise to improve their quality of life. Ben is a huge sports fan (especially soccer) who also loves travelling the world and meeting new people along the way.
AISHANI ARUR/ Accredited Exercise Physiologst
Aishani is an ESSA Accredited Exercise Physiologist working at our Dee Why and Gordon Centre's. Her desire to become an exercise physiologist working with seniors began with her own health journey, where she realised how daunting the fitness industry could be to people who have never exercised before. Her goal is to make exercise fun and enjoyable for people from all walks of life, and she enjoys building relationships with all of her patients. In her spare time, she enjoys classical Indian dancing, both putting on performances and competing, which she has been doing for over 10 years.