Exercise physiologists are experts in the field of health and fitness. The exercise physiologists of Sydney Sports & Exercise Physiology excel in exercise interventions in areas ranging from chronic conditions, such as diabetes and obesity, to improving sporting performance in semi-elite/elite athletes. The exercise physiologist also provide functional return to work programs.

Exercise physiologists run fitness assessments and generate individualised exercise programs to meet the needs of the clients goals.

They can assist with weight loss and management by collaborating with dietitians to develop the most suitable and individualised lifestyle/weight loss program for each client.

Sydney Sports & Exercise Physiology have experience in creating exercise programs for the gym, fitness centres, home based exercise programs, swimming pools, and programs aimed at improving functional capacity.

  • Chris Pappas

    Exercise Physiologist - Sports Scientist - Performance Coach

    Chris is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist and Sports Scientist with Exercise and Sport Science Australia. He has a keen interest and vast experience in the rehabilitation of musculoskeletal injuries, injury prevention, strength and conditioning programs, athletic development and VO2Max testing. He has previously lectured at Australian Catholic University for the Masters of Exercise Physiology as well as presenting for Sports Medicine Australia, Sydney University, Australian Physiotherapy Association and The Australian College of Sport and Exercise Physicians. Chris has contributed to articles for Men's Health, The Sydney Morning Herald and is often called upon as an Independent Expert for complex legal matters.

    Chris' extensive work experience includes consulting for Cricket NSW, Football NSW, working with National Rugby League and NSW Cup players, National level Track and Field athletes, as well as professional Mixed Martial Artists. In addition, he has vast experience in the long term athletic development of younger athletes, preparing footballers for trials with clubs in Europe's top leagues. He has a passion for delivering the latest science to improve movement, strength, mobility and performance.


    • Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science
    • Masters of Clinical Exercise Physiology
    • Accredited Exercise Physiologist
    • Accredited Sports Scientist
    • ASCA Strength & Conditioning Coach
    • EXOS Performance Specialist

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  • Ryan Gasparotto

    Exercise Physiologist

    Ryan is an accredited exercise physiologist and Sports and Exercise Scientist with ESSA.

    With a sporting background in competitive men's gymnastics and experience in an array of sports such as basketball, soccer and snow and water sports, Ryan uses his personal experience and passion to drive performance and results for his clients.

    Having experience in both hospital and clinical settings Ryan is well versed and equipped to provide a high level of care with a focus on rehabilitation. Whether muscular, chronic, metabolic or neurological Ryan utilises the best available clinical evidence to provide tailored exercise programs for his clients to help them reach their goals and provide them with the best health outcomes.

    Ryan prides himself on his communication skills and believes that this is the key to optimising the performance of his clients and helping to provide solutions for physical, social and mental barriers to exercise rehabilitation. Ryan truly believes that passions drives performance and places all his energy and time into each and every one of his clients.

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  • Ryan Hope

    Exercise Physiologist

    Ryan is an experienced exercise physiologist who firmly believes in the power of exercise as medicine. With a strong background in injury rehabilitation and a passion for promoting health and well-being, Ryan is dedicated to helping individuals harness the benefits of exercise to improve their overall health and quality of life.

    Ryan is a dedicated exercise physiologist with a passion for helping individuals improve their health and fitness. Ryan holds a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science and a master’s degree in clinical Exercise Physiology, and has extensive experience working with a diverse range of clients.

    Throughout Ryan’s career has worked with individuals of all ages and fitness levels, from athletes to seniors. Ryan is committed to helping clients achieve their best selves through safe, effective, and enjoyable exercise. Having played semi professional soccer for the past 11 years, Ryan has a keen interest in sporting related injuries in particular ACL pre and post rehab.

    As an exercise physiologist, Ryan understands the importance of an evidence-based approach staying up to date on the latest research and literature. Ryan works closely with clients to develop exercise programs that a can help clients achieve their goals more efficiently and effectively.

    Outside of the clinic Ryan enjoys playing soccer, good food and a drink, golf, and surfing on the south coast.

    Ryan Hope - Exercise Physiologist
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