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.
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
Jason Lanfranchi – Exercise Physiologist
Jason studied at James Cook University completing a Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science in 2003.
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.
Will Hall – Exercise Physiologist
Will graduated from James Cook University in 2016, completing a Bachelor of Exercise Physiology (Clinical).
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.
Tessa Underwood – Exercise Physiologist
Tessa graduated from James Cook University in 2016, completing a Bachelor of Exercise Physiology (Clinical).
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/
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.
Jason Di Betta – Exercise Physiologist
Kelly Pitcher – Exercise Physiologist
Kelly graduated from James Cook University in 2018, completing a Bachelor of Exercise Physiology (Clinical).
Tayla Argent – Exercise Physiologist
When not at work Tayla is … visiting Cairns to catch up with friends and family and adventuring outdoors!
Heidi Cooke – Clinic Manager
Heidi officially came on board in 2015, having helped behind the scenes for a number of years beforehand.
Katrina Dixon – Receptionist
Although not born in Townsville, Katrina has spent most of her life here in Tropical North Queensland.
Katrina graduated from High School in 2018 and from there went on to study a Bachelor of Nursing Science at James Cook University. She is now in the second year of her degree, learning content that helps make her the understanding and supportive receptionist here at Health Studio.
After playing indoor cricket for 7 years (and counting), Kat is no stranger to the friendly, active environment Health Studio provides. She wants to contribute as much as she can to the team as our newest receptionist; keeping the studio an organised and efficient workplace.
When not at work Kat is…
At uni, playing indoor cricket or spending time with family & friends.
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