Dr Sven Rees (PhD, AEP)

Accredited Exercise Physiologist

Sven is an experienced Exercise Physiologist with over 15 years of experience. Sven holds a PhD in Exercise Physiology from the University of Technology Sydney (UTS). Sven has worked as a Strength and Conditioning Coach at the New South Wales Institute of Sport, as a Sports Scientist at the Sydney Academy of Sport, and as an Exercise Physiologist in his own practice. In addition, Sven has lectured in Exercise Physiology units at a number of universities. As a clinician, Sven has worked with a wide range of individuals: from Olympians, elite sporting teams through to individuals with chronic diseases.

Sven is also the co-founder and Chief Innovation Officer at BioConnected, an innovative health technology company. BioConnected has developed wireless biosensing exercise earphones and software to improve people's health and fitness.

Carl Thistlethwayte

Dr Carl Thistlethwayte


Dr Carl Thistlethwayte is a Certified Lifestyle Medicine Practitioner, a Certified Heath and Well-Being Coach and a Bone Densitometry Technologist. Carl enjoyed  13 years of “hands on” clinical practice as a chiropractor prior to retiring due to a chronic repetitive strain injury in 2019. Since then he has perused a career in lifestyle medicine, health coaching and academia and has worked for 3  years as a sessional lecturer in applied clinical nutrition at Central Queensland University. Carl adopts a person-centered,  coach approach to support clients in co-designing health goals to facilitate sustainable health behavior changes in conjunction with their exercise physiology prescriptions.