Carys

Trainer
"The finish line isn’t given, it is earned"
Qualifications:
  • Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Science in Clinical Exercise Physiology
  • Master of Science in Clinical Exercise Physiology
  • Resuscitation Level 3 First Aid St John’s Certificate
  • REPs Level 3 Personal Trainer
Classes:
Favourite Exercise:

Any exercises that assist in improving core and postural stability, as they help improve balance, whilst reducing risk of injuries.

Bio:

Carys was born in New Zealand and has always been extremely passionate about health, wellness, and the human body. A motto that she lives by is ‘practice what you preach’ and in her spare time you will find her running, hiking, doing high intensity interval training (HiiT) and getting involved in team sports.

With a background in athletics (she was team captain at provincial level), netball, and touch rugby prior she holds a degree in Exercise Science, and a Postgraduate Diploma and Masters in Clinical Exercise Physiology from The University of Auckland.

Whilst completing her Postgraduate Diploma and Masters, Carys accumulated over 600 hours experience working within The University of Auckland Health and Rehabilitation Clinic. This enabled her to work professionally with a variety of patients presenting with a wide range of health conditions (including Cardiovascular, haematological, musculoskeletal, metabolic, neurological, and pulmonary) within a clinical yet adaptive setting.

Carys is a firm believer in ‘Exercise is Medicine’ as a fundamental element that boosts not only physical health, but also mental, and emotional wellbeing.

Carys is always committed to assisting her clients in achieving a healthier lifestyle and meeting their fitness goals through enjoyable, personalised and evidence-based practice (combining both testing and exercise prescription). She is also extremely eager to continue learning and enhancing her knowledge and skills, to create the most appropriate and beneficial programmes for her clients.

For Carys, what makes Reformer Pilates so beneficial as an exercise practice is that it incorporates stretching, loading and corrective components without putting too much pressure on weight bearing joints. She was particularly drawn to join the Ten team because of a shared set of beliefs and goals, and because of Ten’s Circle of Care – an integrated and collaborative team of allied health professionals working closely together with each client’s best interests at its heart.

Having endured her share of sporting injuries and undergone knee surgery, she is acutely aware of the mental and physical impact of injuries and setbacks and training goals, and knowledgeable about modifying exercise programs to assist in rehabilitation whilst still supporting clients’ journeys towards their health and fitness goals.