Meet our Team

Mahn Cooke – Principle / Director 

Mahn studied at the James Cook University Townsville Campus, completing a Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science in 2001.

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On completion of his degree, Mahn worked as a Fitness Centre Manager for several years at James Cook University.  During his time at the University Fitness Centre, Mahn recognised a need for a dedicated facility that specialised in exercise solutions for people with complex medical conditions that require exercise rehabilitation.  As Director of Health Studio, Mahn strives to ensure his practice is leading the way in the delivery of programs to address the needs of North Queenslanders.

Mahn is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist (AEP) and member of Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA).

When not at work Mahn is … riding his bike, fishing, renovating his queenlander or baby wrangling with his new daughter Elise!

Jason Lanfranchi – Exercise Physiologist

Jason studied at James Cook University completing a Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science in 2003. 

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Jason has extensive experience in the health and fitness industry, delivering evidence based outcomes to North Queenslanders for over 10 years.  Jason’s particular areas of interest include human biomechanics, physiology and strength and conditioning.

Jason is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist (AEP) and member of Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA).

When not at work Jason is … enjoying time with family.

Jacob Martinez – Exercise Physiologist

Jacob graduated from James Cook University in 2012 with a Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Exercise Physiology.

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Jacob was fortunate to have a student placement at Health Studio which was the catalyst for his interest in clinical rehabilitation.  As a proud local and driven professional, he is passionate about achieving great patient outcomes through evidence based exercise interventions whilst creating a congenial environment.  Jacob has been able to refine his clinical skills whilst working with a variety of individuals ranging from Dept. Veteran Affairs, Medicare Chronic Disease Management, personal rehabilitation clients and group classes. No stranger to the gym, Jacob also enjoys the strength and conditioning aspect at Health Studio, with the experience to assist clients to reach their personal health and fitness goals.

Jacob is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist (AEP) and member of Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA).

When not at work Jacob is … on his GoPro, playing rugby or fishing.

Will Hall – Exercise Physiologist

Will graduated from James Cook University in 2016, completing a Bachelor of Exercise Physiology (Clinical).

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He is a North Queensland local and since moving to Townsville in early 2016 to finish his university degree has settled in and fallen in love with the Townsville region.

He was lucky enough to first be introduced to the Health Studio team during university as a student on placement and instantly fitted into the team. Will is interested in providing exercise prescription as a therapeutic agent and is a big believer that exercise really is the best medicine and anyone can participate. Will’s main interest are in the areas of cardiac and metabolic conditions but he’s always excited to expand his knowledge and assist people who want to exercise. Will likes to stress to people thinking about getting back into exercise, it’s never too late to start!

Will is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist (AEP) and a member of Exercise Sports Science Australia (ESSA).

When not at work Will is … watching any sport he can find.

Brittany Gould – Receptionist

Brittany is the latest addition to the team, recruited to help keep us all organised.

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Brittany was born and raised in Brisbane but fell in-love with Townsville.  She graduated from High School in 2015 and went on to work in corporate and administrative positions. 
Brittany’s main goals in the work place are to improve efficiency and functionality as well as contribute to a friendly and accepting work environment. 
When not at work Brittany is… enjoying reading a book or spending time with her friends and loved ones.

Tessa Underwood – Exercise Physiologist

Tessa graduated from James Cook University in 2016, completing a Bachelor of Exercise Physiology (Clinical). 

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Through Tessa’s experience, she has been able to obtain an appreciation for the impact an Accredited Exercise Physiologist can have on improving an individual’s quality of life. Tessa has gained profound experiences across her area’s of interest which include women’s health, cancer treatment, musculoskeletal orthopaedic prehabilitation/rehabilitation, metabolic syndrome, and mental health conditions. 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 clients to obtain the knowledge and awareness required to implement healthier choices independently, and understand how the effects of regular appropriate activity can have a lasting impact on quality of life.

Tessa is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist (AEP) and member of Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA).

When not at work Tessa is … finding fun ways to be active, catching up with friends, or spending time with family.

Heidi Cooke – Clinic Manager

Heidi officially came on board in 2015, having helped behind the scenes for a number of years beforehand.

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Heidi moved from Cairns to Townsville after meeting Mahn in 2003.  Heidi originally had a background as a town planner in the private sector, however after the birth of their first child, decided to become more involved in the business on a day-to-day basis.
When not at work Heidi is… spending time with her two little kids at home and visiting family in Cairns.

CONTACT US

Shop 17B Hyde Park Centre,
Woolcock Street, QLD 4810

Phone: (07) 4771 3083 
Fax: (07) 4721 0426

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