Crista

Crista-Individual-ST-MARYS-31Crista Reid, Accredited Exercise Physiologist

Crista is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist who started working at AEP in 2014 after completing her studies at the University of Tasmania. She has worked predominantly with the elderly population and frail clients who with multiple chronic health conditions in both the home and clinical setting. Crista enjoys helping clients regain their independence and improve their quality of life through exercise and healthy eating. 
Crista has a special interested in weight loss / management and motivating people to become active for disease prevention, improved quality of life and long term good health.
Qualifications:
 ESSA Accredited Exercise Physiologist (AEP), Bach. Exercise ScienceSenior First Aid & CPR.

 

I graduated with a Bachelor of Exercise Science in 2011 at the University  of Tasmania. From here I worked in corporate health, improving the holistic health of rural truck drivers; this included motivating clients to move towards a heathy lifestyle, exercise prescription and healthy eating education. From 2013 onwards I completed many home visits to elderly clients, helping them to improve their quality of life and stay living in their own homes for as long as possible.

In 2014 I moved from Tasmania to Adelaide. I started part time work with AEP Health Group and have been working here for approximately a year and a half. I mainly work at the St Marys and Woodville clinics doing consults and group classes. I also provide home visits for elderly DVA clients.

My passion as an Exercise Physiologist is to improve the quality of people’s lives. I love educating people on how exercise will improve their chronic health conditions, motivating people, and helping them realise and believe that they can do the things they want to do again. By giving them the knowledge and working with them to develop their individualised exercise program to achieve their specific goal.

I am currently doing further study on pulmonary rehabilitation as this is an area of interest for me as many of my family members suffer from some type of respiratory condition. I am also finding exercise and mental health becoming more of an area of interest.

Aside from life as an Exercise Physiologist I am a part time disability support worker, working with children and adolescents who suffer from a range of mental health conditions. I began this type of work to support myself through University and have continued to pursue it as I enjoy the challenging and rewarding nature of the job.

When I’m not working I love to socialise, travel and I frequently trek home to Tasmania to catch up with my friends and family. I’m no athlete but I enjoy an active lifestyle by taking figure skating lessons, trying to surf, hiking, horse riding, running at the beach and gym. I also volunteer at the RSPCA which keeps me very active walking their dogs! Keeping active to me is all about having fun and doing what you enjoy!