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MEG ALLEN
EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGIST

Meg grew up in Tasmania with one older brother and has many fond memories of spending her weekends at the family beach house made complete by kayaking by day and bonfires by night. She spent her early working years making fresh juices and as lifeguard during the Summer months. 

 

An avid sportswoman who enjoys all sports, Meg began playing competitive touch football when she was 12 years old and has represented Tasmania at national competitions four times. Following a serious injury Meg could no longer compete and began her own recovery journey. It was this experience that inspired Meg to pursue Exercise Science during her tertiary studies. 

 

Although Meg loves her homeland, she opted for the Gold Coast lifestyle and potential work opportunities that go along with it and decided to move to Queensland to study at Griffith University. Meg initially began her studies in Physiotherapy before deciding on a change to Exercise Physiology. Meg credits the variety and opportunity to be involved in long term rehabilitation rather than acute stage only as her motivation for change. 

 

It was during Meg’s six week placement at Making Strides that she found herself feeling 100% certain she had chosen the right career path. Meg loves the relationships that she gets to build with her clients and the longevity of them. Being a part of her clients rehabilitation for an extended period of time allows Meg to connect with her clients unlike any other position she has experienced. 

 

Meg complements her work at Making Strides with two other positions; one working at a physiotherapy clinic and the other as group instructor at F45. This makes her one of our busiest ‘all-rounders’! There is never a fear that Meg is spreading herself to thin; Meg is the type of person who has a “display tea towel” that people aren’t allowed to use because it’s too pretty to dry dishes with. She loves renovating but can’t sleep because of the mess it creates and would love to go on The Block but fears she wouldn’t have enough time to keep on top of her ‘to do lists’. Meg’s incredible work ethic and commitment to getting a job done well the first time is what makes her an invaluable member of our team. 

Things you NEED to know about MEG:

  • Meg's first job was making smoothies and jacket potatoes at The Juice Bar

  • She measures success by how much her cheeks hurt from smiling

  • Meg's proudest achievement is owning her first home and is hoping to finish her renovations soon

  • Meg can't say no to Fizzers at work, he favourite food is Mexican and admits to a small food obsession

  • Meg is terrified of clowns

  • The Amalfi Coast is on her to do list