With a passion for sport and fitness throughout his childhood, it became clear that working in the allied health industry was something that Luke wanted to be involved in. Growing up in south western Sydney, he spent most of his teenage years playing football at non-representative and representative levels as well as getting involved in school volleyball, basketball, track & field teams.
At the end of his 1st year of university, Luke completed a Certificate III and IV in Fitness and have since gained 3 years of experience as a Personal Trainer. He feels that this industry experience provided a solid foundation in teaching him how to effectively communicate, build rapport and devise exercise programs in light of a patient’s health goals.
Luke also completed a Certificate IV in Massage Therapy in 2017 with a vision to improve an individual’s function, through both exercise and soft tissue manipulation.
Luke is now an Accredited Exercise Physiologist (AEP) following the completion of a Bachelor of Applied Science (Exercise Physiology) at the University of Sydney. His role as an AEP is to design, deliver and evaluate safe and exercise interventions for people with acute, sub-acute or chronic medical conditions, injuries or disabilities such as Type 2 diabetes, hypertension, stroke, mental illness and cancer.
Specialist areas include;
musculoskeletal rehabilitation and athletic development, particularly in the area of football as he has worked with youth NP1 club, APIA Leichhardt, as well as being involved in the development of youth football exercise programs for the Western Sydney Wanderers Academy.
With this background, Luke strives to empower individuals to restore physical function, achieve their health goals, overcome personal health and fitness challenges as well as provide education to improve their well-being in the short and long-term.
Luke Frijo- Exercise Physiologist
University Of Sydney