Meet The Team – Jena Buchan Exercise Physiologist
Jena joins POGO as an Accredited Exercise Physiologist, registered with Exercise and Sports Science Australia since 2008.
Why did you become an exercise physiologist?
I have always been very passionate about playing, watching and working with sports. While undertaking a degree in Sports Administration and Marketing, I took an Exercise Physiology course with this energetic Brazilian professor, Dr. B. From the first week of class, I knew that was the path I wanted to go down. He was starting up an exercise rehabilitation program for women with breast cancer and needed some trainers, so I volunteered as I was a qualified personal trainer.
Then came the final piece of the puzzle. He’d met an Australian researcher at a conference who wanted to go back to Perth the following year and start up a similar exercise program, and I got the opportunity to join her and make that my Masters project. Since that first Exercise Physiology course, I knew I’d found a career I would look forward to every day, and I do.
Originally from the east coast of the United States, Jena completed her postgraduate study in Perth and Brisbane, Australia, recently deciding to make the Gold Coast home. Over the years, she has worked in cardiac rehabilitation, run exercise programs for cancer survivors, spent time as a personal trainer and taught a variety of fitness classes. Jena is also a qualified yoga teacher and Pilates instructor. Her passion is helping people grow comfortable and confident in exercising so they can get the most out of all this beautiful coast has to offer!
Surfing, rock climbing, beach volleyball and yoga (always an adventure when the dog tries to participate)
What is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist? HERE
Who is Exercise Physiology For? HERE
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