Debra

Debra Ruggiero 

I have been surrounded by the fitness industry for the past 10+ years and have been active in a wide range of keep-fit activities from a very young age. I was a ‘cali’ (calisthenic) girl for over 20 years, competing in Junior and Intermediate State teams, won a Graceful Girl competition and taught at several clubs in the Perth area.

I discovered that I love teaching Zumba classes to people like me, older but wanting to keep fit, healthy and active, and have been an active educator of Zumba Gold for many years.

I also discovered Y Striders (a fitness group for people aged 40 and upwards) and have been a Fitness Trainer with the club since 2010. I am passionate about educating the Y Striders members in the concepts surrounding fitness and mobility, and find it very rewarding helping them to achieve their individual goals while at the same time, increasing their interest in staying active.

Qualifications

  • Certificate 111 in Fitness (Aging Wisely)
  • Certified First Aid and CPR

Licensed to teach the following;

  • Zumba
  • Zumba Toning
  • Zumba Sentao
  • Zumba Gold
  • Zumba Gold Toning
  • Zumba in the Circuit

Member of:

  • Fitness Australia – Level 1 Fitness
  • Professional
  • Australian Fitness Network

Specialty Areas

  • Strength and conditioning
  • Functional movement and mobility
  • Nutrition and weight management
Anita

Anita Albertini

My whole life I’ve always been involved in sport and physical fitness. Sport and fitness improves all aspects of our lives, which is why I love to help people make achievements they never thought they could! Through my involvement in the sporting industry I am inspired to help others seek the benefits of sport and fitness to live a happy and healthy lifestyle. Being able to see the smiling, happy faces on people when they are participating in sessions makes being a coach very rewarding and fulfilling.

I have found Y Striders to be a very welcoming club, encouraging all members to try their best and achieve their goals.

Qualifications

  • Certified First Aid and CPR
  • Certificate III and IV in Sport and Recreation
  • Diploma of Education (Physical & Health)

Specialty Areas

  • Functional Training
  • Mentoring and coaching
  • Skills testing and Fitness Programming
Trainer Zoe

Zoe Mackey

The thing that drives me everyday is my passion for health and fitness. I truly believe in the saying; when the body moves the mind follows. Taking care of ourselves using movement, nutrition and clean living is the way to keep us strong and healthy into our later years. There is a certain freedom that can be found within the form or structure of exercise that just makes us feel so good.

I have a particular interest in plant-based nutrition, modalities like Pilates and also rehabilitation. I have my certificate 4 in fitness and am always looking to further my skills to progress in the industry so I can deliver a high-quality service.

I love my “work” with Y Striders because I get to hang out with amazing, inspiring people who give it their all and don’t take themselves too seriously. The members are such a social group and there are always plenty of laughs to be had along the way, and that’s what life is about!

Our doors are always open to new members, and we would love any additions to our awesome group. Looking forward to meeting you soon. 

Qualifications

  • Certificate First Aid and CPR

  • Diploma of Health Science majoring in Therapeutic Massage

  • Certificate lll & lV in Fitness

Specialty Areas

  • Functional Training
  • Mentoring and coaching
  • Skills testing and fitness programming
  • Nutrition, Pilates and Rehabilitation

Cassy Newman 

Physical activity and sport have been part of my life for as long as I can remember. Growing up I have always been one to try out every sport and give it my best effort. My aim at Y Striders is to bring my enthusiasm and passion to the club in order to inspire and motivate the members. Health is a large priority of mine and I love to learn more and more every day about nutrition and exercise, and share this information where I can.
The sessions I run aim to be fun, educational and help members as much as possible to achieve their goals, in a safe and social environment. I enjoy Y Striders because the club is open to everyone, runners or walkers, and it is accepting of all new members. The atmosphere at the club is contagious as I am always leaving a session with a big smile on my face.

Qualifications:

  • Certificate III in Sport and Recreation
  • Mental Health First Aider

 

Specialty Areas:

  • Mentoring and coaching
  • Nutrition and exercise
  • Goal setting and achievement

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