Our Performance Hub Team are made up of Accredited Sports Scientists, Exercise Scientists or Exercise Physiologists backed by years of training and education.

Together they will bring you hints and tips to help you excel at your sport and passion.

What is periodised training and how it increases athletic performance

Mitchell Vautin, Accredited Exercise Scientist

Mitchell Vautin is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist and Exercise Scientist. Mitchell is the Director of Exercise Healthcare Australia and has more than 6 years experience working with the clinical populations as well as elite and sub elite athletes post surgery, injury or just looking to improve their strength and performance.

Mitchell has worked with and continues to work with professional Rugby Union and League Players, Collegiate Basketball Players, National Level Swimmers and other Strength Based Athletes. This is in addition to the weekend warriors looking to improve their ParkRun time, learn how to Squat or complete their first Chin Up!


Dr Kellie Pritchard-Peschek, Exercise and Sports Scientist

Dr Kellie Pritchard-Peschek is the founder and Performance Scientist of Dr Kellie Rose Performance Science, helping executive women achieve peak performance for long-term career success, by optimising their health, lifestyles and personal wellbeing through individualised coaching programs.

Kellie has worked for over a decade in elite sport internationally, supporting numerous athletes across multiple sports to medal-winning and record-breaking performances at Olympic and Commonwealth Games, and World, European and Pan Pacific Championships, both in Australia and Switzerland.


Courtney Porter, Accredited Exercise and Sports Scientist

Courtney Porter is an applied sports scientist, coach, academic and researcher with over 10 years’ experience in the sporting industry.

Courtney has worked with several state and national organisations including AFL Queensland, Netball Queensland and the Australian Institute of Sport and is currently completing her PhD in decision-making expertise and talent transfer in conjunction with the Queensland Academy of Sport and Queensland University of Technology.

Courtney is most passionate about helping coaches design effective learning environments through the application of skill acquisition principles and has published her work in peer reviewed journals and presented at both domestic and international conferences.


Sam Rooney, Accredited Exercise Physiologist and Senior Performance Coach

Sam Rooney is based at ION Training in Sydney, Australia. He has broad professional experience including working with elite athletes, the everyday person and in hospital based rehabilitation settings.

When it comes to Athletic Performance, Sam has spent time learning from some of the best coaches at ALTIS in Phoenix Arizona, and his past and present client list includes AFL Athletes, Olympic Sprinters, Elite Ultra-Endurance Athletes and sub-elite development programs.

His personal passion for running has seen him help a number of runners in the Sydney running community break lifetime PBs, and was selected to be a Pacer at the SeaWheeze half marathon festival in Vancouver.

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