The Sage Active Clinic TEAM​

Service with a smile

Meet our amazing team

The faces behind our success

Bryanna Armao

SAGE ESSA Registered Coach, Accredited Exercise Physiologist

Bryanna is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist and Exercise Scientist who holds a Masters of Clinical Exercise Physiology to become an Accredited Exercise Physiologist. She also has a Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science at Australian Catholic University (ACU).

Bryanna has worked for years alongside Exercise Physiologists in ACU exercise clinic programs as well as aiding the development of these programs, running both one on one and group setting sessions. The experience Bryanna gained at ACU has enabled her to have obtained key skills in the professional allied health environment, making her an invaluable independent team player who brings about key results with her clients.

She has experience working with diabetes clients and being involved and working with National Tennis Australia, plus ACU’s Future in Youth Program in East Timor.

Bryanna has had a diverse range of exposure and experience working with people of both young and mature age. These experiences make her extremely personable and adaptable to the various needs of clients with varying challenges.

Bryanna’s attention to detail and her ability to notice the subtle distinctions required in allied health, makes her a great practitioner. Bryanna brings a special touch to our uniquely qualified team, as she has a wealth of knowledge and is passionate about  her client outcomes. 

Darryl NG

SAGE ESSA Registered Coach, Accredited Exercise Physiologist

Daryl is an ESSA Accredited Exercise Physiologist and Exercise Scientist. He has vast experience working with a large range of clients in both urban and rural settings and has a particular interest in musculoskeletal, cardiac, metabolic, respiratory, neurological and mental health.

Born in Australia and raised in Singapore. He has a background of competing in track and field in high school at the national level, Daryl moved back to Australia by himself to begin his studies with the University of Sydney to gain an exercise and sports science degree at the bachelor level from 2014 to 2017. Working with clinical populations by chance inspired him to take on a Masters in Exercise Physiology and in 2019 moved from Sydney to Melbourne.

Daryl firmly believes in the power of exercise as medicine to address not only physical ailments but managing mental well-being, not only because of the studies he has coleted and researched, but also through working with others and his own personal experience. Daryl is passionate about empowering others by sharing his knowledge, driving them to lead more fulfilling lives through intelligent and consistent effort. Daryl is keen to help clients whether they are appear healthy or are dealing with some form of acute or chronic injury, disability or illness.

Rod Smith

SAGE Accredited Physiotherapist

Rod Smith has been practising physiotherapy in the Bayside Area in private practice for over 25 years. He has vast experience over this time in treating people of all ages and with a huge range of conditions.

He will provide personalised one on one service for your specific condition at an affordable price. Rod takes the time to discuss your condition with you, explain treatment options, and use a variety of manual therapy, electrotherapy and exercises as required.

Rod is part of the Sage Active team of health professionals that are dedicated to a holistic, outcomes based approach to your wellbeing.

Being affiliated with all the major health funds you claim can be processed on the spot.

Rod can assist with:

  • Injury rehabilitation
  • Increasing mobility
  • Safety and care for long term conditions
  • Prevention of injury

Kadeem Aarons

Sage ESSA Registered Coach,
Accredited Exercise Scientist

Kadeem Aarons is a qualified ESSA accredited Exercise Scientist who has extensive experience working with a wide range of clients from competitive sports to general health and fitness. His specialties include metabolic, respiratory, musculoskeletal, cardiac and many other varying health issues.

Born in Australia and with a passion for being a Ninja Warrior he completed an Exercise and Sports Science degree at the bachelor level.

Frome working with clients and from personal experience, Kadeem firmly believes in the value of exercise as medicine to address not only physical ailments but manage mental health and well-being.

He is deeply committed to empower clients and shares his knowledge and ability, inspiring them to greater health, fitness and overall well-being. He teaches his clients that by applying consistent effort,  recovery and improvement will be achieved in their acute or chronic injury, disability or illness

Yuval Bar Tor

Accredited Remedial Massuer

Yuval is an Accredited Myotherapist and Remedial Massuer with high level communication skills and a passion to see his clients progress into greater health and mobility. Yuval has had many years’ experience in delivering and training in sports and exercise related modalites of remedial massage and myotherapy to help facilitate a lifestyle change to a wide variety of clients. Yuval recognised that to be the best for his clients he needed to further his education.

Yuval skills in organisation and time management helps him get the best out of his clients by helping them be more organised and manage their time to allow them to commit and succeed to their ongoing health improvement.

Having worked in the gym anc clinic environments Yuval has worked with a wide range of clientele with various needs and goals, from musculoskeletal rehabilitation, myofacia release, to muscle and tendon rehabilitation and chronic disease. Yuval  has developed excellent relationships with clients from a diverse range of backgrounds, and is highly supportive throughout a client’s journey to rehabilitation or lifestyle change.

With multiple years work experience in the industry of massage therapy. His treatment aims to alleviate body soreness and reduce symptoms of variety of musculoskeletal conditions. He first graduated from Max Therapy Institute with a Diploma of Remedial Massage Therapy and has since gone onto to complete an Advanced Diploma of Myotherapy.

Yuval has worked as a therapist in multiple locations, including: Myotherapy clinics, wellness centres and gyms in Melbourne.

Yuval plans for the future is to undertake course of manual lymphatic drainage and pursue his dream to become a qualified Physiotherapist.

He also has an interest in Feldenkrais therapy which will be developing in the near future.

His passion for delivering scientifically supported effective treatments, and attention to detail when prescribing exercise and working with a diverse range of people gives him an edge that sets him apart from other health professionals who may not have the same high commitment to excellence.

Robert Hornsey

SAGE ACTIVE Founder and Manager,
Qualified InBody 770 Operator

Robert has over 40 years in the business world. He began his career in the auto industry, importing, retailing and wholesaling automotive share parts.

In the 1990s he began working in the fitness industry where he joined forces with AFL Legend Doug Wade to purchase Lifestyle Fitness Centers across Melbourne that went on to become the largest fitness group in Victoria.

Robert  was the longest serving member of the Fitness Victoria board and in 2012was inducted into the Fitness Australia, Fitness Industry Roll of Honour.

From the mid 1990’s Robert established and operated vocational education institutes, training many thousands of Personal Trainers under the brands AIF and Sage Institute of Fitness.

Robert is passionate about positive outcomes for Sage’s clients and improving their lives.

Having worked in the health and fitness industry for over 30 years, Robert identified the need to have specialised  facilities for clients that have particular health and fitness challenges. Sage Active includes exercise programs and therapy prescribed by highly qualified professionals that have vastly more expertise and training than what can be provided by personal trainers from the fitness industry.


Abe Pearson

SAGE ESSA Registered Coach, Accredited Exercise Physiologist

Abe is an ESSA Accredited Exercise Physiologist and Exercise Scientist who graduated from Queensland University of Technology (QUT). He has experience working with a large range of clients including individuals with a diverse ethnic background, professional athletes, older adults, school-age children and people with disabilities. Abe has a particular clinical interest in musculoskeletal, cardiac, and metabolic conditions such as Type 2 Diabetes and the role Exercise Physiology plays in treatment and rehabilitation.

Born in Indonesia and raised in Brisbane, Abe comes from a multicultural background and speaks Bahasa Indonesia and a little bit of Javanese. Abe enjoys participating in a variety of different sports including boxing, rowing, tennis, badminton, swimming, and beach volleyball, but his true passion is the world game (football/soccer). Besides this, he has also coached multiple youth football teams over the years and holds FIFA certifications for skill and game training.

From personal experience, Abe is aware of the way chronic conditions and pain can affect a person’s ability to enjoy the things they love most and is eager to help individuals improve their quality of life through exercise.

Frederick Krasey

SAGE Community Relationship Manager
Accredited NLP Practitioner

Frederick Krasey (affectionately known as Freddy) is an accomplished business / life coach, trainer and consultant.

He has been helping clients for over 35 years achieve extraordinary results in coaching, mentoring and business building gives him a profound understand of holistic personal and business success.

His passion for the health industry means he  personally commits to 5 days a week workouts, including, bike riding, Pilates, gym, swimming, walking and personal development.

He is a qualified NLP practitioner and is versed in other modalities of developmental improvement including Spiral Dynamics, Integral Theory and was a National Accredited Mediator and TAE 40110E trainer/assessor.

His commitment to the team at Sage Active is to provide the best advice and support available, to both staff and clients.

He brings great experience from a diverse background and his current pet interest is holistic health, which includes learning about exercise physiology, exercise science, personal training and nutrition.

Our aim is to help you become all that you can.

The quality of the people make all the difference

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