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

Dominique Kelly

SAGE ESSA Registered Coach, Accredited Exercise Scientist

Dominique is an Accredited Exercise Scientist specialising in working with people who have acute injuries and chronic illnesses. She  has a passion to uphold the standards and integrity of the allied health industry having worked in a medical practice for six years and seeing the varying degrees of debilitation and suffering people go through on a daily basis.

Her compassion for her clients and her commitment to excellence allows her to go that extra mile to help her clients reach a better standard of living.

Dominique has completed her Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science at the Australian Catholic University Melbourne and has commenced her Master of Exercise Physiology.

Having worked in both areas of healthy and chronically ill or injured populations she has an amazing holistic approach to her craft. She is conctantly adding to her existing knowledge and training, to ensure her clients receive the best possible outcomes.

Dom exudes enthusiasm and is a very outgoing and adaptable person. She is consistent, reliable and has demonstrated abilities in exercise testing and health screening followed up by program design and implementation.

She has a desire to have the latest, up to date exercise and health knowledge. It is this desire, followed by constantly engaging with the latest research that enables her to improve clients’ quality of life and maintain the high standards at Sage Active Clinic.

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

Nathan Caithness

SAGE ESSA Registered Coach
Accredited Exercise Physiologist

Nathan is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist and Scientist with high level communication skills and a passion to see his clients progress into greater health and mobility. Nathan has completed his Masters of Clinical Exercise Physiology and also has a Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science from the Australian Catholic University. As well he holds a Certificate 3 and 4 in Fitness at Holmesglen Institute of TAFE. Nathan has had over 5 years’ experience in personal training, delivering specific and effective exercise and lifestyle change to a wide variety of clients. Nathan recognised that to be the best for his clients he needed to further his education.

Nathan’s 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 environment Nathan has worked with a wide range of clientele with various needs and goals, from musculoskeletal rehabilitation, to weight loss, to athletic preparation and chronic disease. Nathan 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.

Having worked as a gym instructor at Monash Sport, Monash University Clayton Campus has given Nathan access to other high achieving individuals in the industry and has helped him set high benchmarks for himself and those whom he serves which includes not only his clients but his fellow workers and current employers.

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.


Jake Holness

SAGE ESSA Registered Coach, Accredited Exercise Physiologist

Jake is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist and Exercise Scientist who specialises in Musculoskeletal Injuries, Chronic Pain, Rehabilitation and General Fitness Training, Goal Orientated Fitness, Sports Specific Training and Long Term Care.

Jake completed his studies at the University of Melbourne as well as the Australian Catholic University he has also undertaken studies in neurophysiology and exercise physiology at The University of California, San Diego.

Jake  has a Masters of Clinical Exercise Physiology. Jake has developed skills working as a health and wellness trainer in primary schools and with post-natal mothers.

Jake specialises in treating people in a wide age bracket and in particular in the areas of musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, rehab/prehab, chronic fatigue, and chronic pain.

With a background in personal training Jake is exceptional with exercise prescription and client experience. 

Jake takes a longevity approach to health and well-being. Jake’s intention is to help you live a longer, healthier life, free of pain.

Acro-Yoga, Swimming, Cycling, Running, Triathlons and getting outside in nature keeps Jake busy when he is not helping others. 

“Knowledge withheld is knowledge wasted”


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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