alpha omega health gym

    Friendly and Professional Gym in Townsville

    Welcome to Alpha Omega Health (AOH), an innovative health, wellness and fitness centre. We offer an extensive variety of evidence-based programs utilising a periodised theoretical model for sustained improvement in health and wellbeing.

    About us

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    Located at the Townsville Sports Reserve, Alpha Omega Health services the North Queensland area providing a range of health intervention programs. These include basic fitness centre memberships, through to OMEGA-level comprehensive memberships, ensuring there is something for everyone at our Townsville-based gym.

    The team

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    Our team consists of highly qualified allied health professionals with varied backgrounds and a wide variety of experiences. Our team includes exercise physiologists, sport and exercise scientists, and lifestyle coaches.
    The Alpha Omega Health Team Includes:

    Justin Smith

    • Accredited Exercise Physiologist with Exercise Sports Science Australia since 2005 (ESSA)
    • Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science (James Cook University)
    • 4 years’ experience in clinical exercise physiology specialising in cardiac rehabilitation (Mater Hospital) and lifestyle counselling
    • 6 years’ experience as Senior Exercise Physiologist with a national corporate health company servicing BRW top 50 companies, primarily
               focusing on executive health management, health coaching and lifestyle counselling
    • 2 years teaching Certificate 3 and 4 Fitness through Barrier Reef TAFE
    • Strength and conditioning coach for local rugby league team (2 seasons)
    • Guest lecturer at James Cook University – Speed/Acceleration/Power/Flexibility application principles
    • Australian track and field representative (100m, 200m, long jump and 4 x 100m relay)
    • State, national and international medallist in track and field
    • Australian Oztag representative (Mixed Open teams 2004/2005)
    • Coach of state, national and international athletes in multiple sports
    • Special interest in lifestyle coaching, cardiovascular disease, metabolic syndrome, weight management, corporate health, athlete      
               development junior/senior
    • Loves to snowboard (when he gets a chance to travel to Japan!)
    • Considers a 400m run a long distance event

    Scott Naughton

    Scott has lived most of his life in North Queensland being heavily involved in pretty much every sporting opportunity that has been made available to him. Completing his first stint at university in 2010, Scott graduated with a Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science degree. Scott then went on to work as a sport and recreation officer and personal trainer for 5 years within the fitness industry. Scott later returned to study to complete his Bachelor of Exercise Physiology (Clinical) in 2015. 

    Scott started out with a casual position with Alpha Omega Health (AOH) in February 2016 as an Accredited Exercise Physiologist. This role quickly advanced into a full-time position, quickly following a development into a practice manager capacity in December 2016. While at AOH, Scott has been predominately focused on the assessment and exercise prescription of client’s who suffer from chronic and acute musculoskeletal injury, both in general populations and the athletic population. Scott is heavily involved with the performance side of AOH being responsible for the majority of the assessment and prescription involved in the Junior High Performance program and taking on the role of implementing the strength and conditioning program for the Northern Fury throughout the 2017 season. Working at AOH Scott has also had the pleasure of working with clients with a wide range of conditions including diabetes, autism and multiple sclerosis. 

    In his spare time, Scott enjoys playing soccer (poorly but enthusiastically), continuing his education in any way that he can find, and attending as many concerts/music festivals that he can find the time to get away for.

    Jordan Baleikatuba

    Originally from the beef capital of Australia (Rockhampton), Jordan now calls Townsville home having moved in 2007 to pursue his childhood ambition of playing basketball at the highest level. Following the completion of his Bachelor of Exercise Physiology (Clinical) at James Cook University in 2016, he has moved into a full-time role with Alpha Omega Health having been a part-time employee throughout the 3rd and 4th years of his studies. Jordan completed his clinical placements all across the state from Brisbane, to Rockhampton, up to Townsville where he was highly regarded across all sites. Jordan is currently looking at expanding his future practice by pursuing a keen interest in neurology and neuromuscular related disorders, and how the role of regular exercise can improve quality of life and outcomes across these populations. 

    Jordan’s current role as an Accredited Exercise Physiologist (AEP) with AOH includes delivery of exercise-based therapy for a wide range of chronic diseases and disabilities. One of Jordan’s main interests is sport, which is still a large part of his life outside the workplace. As a result, Jordan has suffered multiple injuries throughout his sporting career, which has sparked additional interests in musculoskeletal rehabilitation and orthopaedics where he is able to prescribe exercise-based interventions for clients suffering lower back pain, hip and knee pain in addition to sporting related injuries such as ACL ruptures and meniscal repairs in conjunction with other allied health professionals.

    Jordan has exceptional communication skills, which he actively uses to assist his clients in safely incorporating physical activity into their day-to-day activities to improve quality of life and reduce the burden of chronic disease. In his leisure time, you can find him anywhere with good coffee, looking for creative and innovative ways to avoid paperwork or enjoying the wonderful scenery of Magnetic Island. 

    Tessa Underwood

    Upon completion of Bachelor of Exercise Physiology (Clinical) at James Cook University in 2016, Tessa has now commenced a part-time role with Alpha Omega Health. Tessa has carried 4 years’ experience within the fitness industry into her current role with the Alpha team, and has achieved over 800 hours of practicum experience, working within a number of multidisciplinary teams. Tessa completed her clinical placements within the Townsville region where she was regarded as a valuable member at each site. Her exposure to multi-disciplinary teams has allowed her to obtain an appreciation for the impact an Accredited Exercise Physiologist can have on improving health and quality of life, and the benefits of working in conjunction with allied health professionals.

    Tessa has gained profound experiences across a vast array of conditions including post-menopausal women, cancer treatment, amputees, quadriplegia, post-traumatic stress disorder, orthopaedic rehabilitation, and metabolic syndrome. Tessa has proven her ability to establish an innovative approach for the individualised implementation of therapeutic exercise. Tessa has an appreciation of the barriers we are faced with on a daily basis, and will assist you to obtain the knowledge and awareness required to implement healthier choices independently. Tessa is currently expanding her knowledge within the fields of women’s health, and orthopaedic rehabilitation. She has expressed her growing interest within these fields, is further researching how the effects of regular appropriate exercise can have a lasting impact on the quality of life across the targeted population groups.

    Tessa’s current role as an Exercise Physiologist (EP) with Alpha Omega Health includes prescription and delivery of evidence-based exercise therapy for a wide range of acute and chronic conditions. Tessa’s main interests lie within the fields of women’s health (including post-menopause, osteoporosis, falls prevention, and pre- and post-partum health), musculoskeletal orthopaedic prehabilitation/rehabilitiion, metabolic syndrome, and the health implication of mental health conditions.
    Leigh Fordham

    Born and raised in Perth until the age of 12, Leigh’s family then moved to country Victoria in 1994, where Leigh became heavily involved in water ski racing and AFL football. With podium finishes in various classes for both the Robinvale 80km and Mildura 100km ski race events, Leigh also played senior and reserve grade football in the Central Murray Football League, sparking a passion in sport and athletic development. However, being a country boy, Leigh put his passion on hold for some time to become a tradesman as an Electrical Fitter, with his qualification taking him all the way to Port Hedland in WA.

    Deciding on a career change in 2013, Leigh found himself in Townsville where he enrolled in a Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science degree at James Cook University. After a 4-month placement at the Cleveland Youth Detention Centre during the 3rd year of his degree, Leigh then commenced placement at Alpha Omega Health in April 2016, which transitioned into casual employment as an Accredited Exercise Scientist. Assisting Scott with the Junior High Performance program and the Northern Fury strength and conditioning program, Leigh is busy studying for his Level 1 and Level 2 Strength and Conditioning Coaching accreditation through the Australian Strength and Conditioning Association (ASCA). Leigh is also an accredited Level 1 Australian Weightlifting Federation (AWF) Club Weightlifting/Sports Power Coach, and has recently completed a powerlifting workshop with one of the coaches from the Australian Powerlifting Team. Leigh is very keen to share his knowledge with all clients at Alpha Omega Health, and help clients achieve their sporting goals through evidence-based exercise and periodisation.

    In his spare time, Leigh occasionally water skis, albeit a little slower than his younger years, swapping ski racing for tournament slalom skiing. Leigh also drives roadtrains out to Cloncurry for fun, and occasionally finds quality time to spend with his very patient wife Karen.

    All our team are dedicated to helping you achieve what you want from your gym – call us today on 07 4724 4550 for more information.

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