Hannah has a passion for keeping fit, riding and living a balanced lifestyle. With a Bachelor Degree in Sports Management and a specialisation in Active Communities and a Certificate IV in Sports Development, the value of keeping riders healthy is at the top of her priority list.
Having started as a young child watching the cliché, Saddle Club, her passion grew and grew. From riding school lessons, first Shetland and ponies, to competing at a Pony Club and EA zone, state and national level across multiple disciplines.
Hannah loves the community built through Equestrian and thanks the industry for shaping who she is today. Pony Club has been a huge aspect of Hannah's development as a rider, but also as a professional in her career. Hannah believe Pony Club aloud her to grow in confidence, learn life skills, make lifelong friends and ride in a safe and encouraging environment. Pony Club is a huge part of Hannah's life and she thanks the experiences and opportunities it has provided her and believes it contributed greatly to her personal and professional lives.
The Riders Pod was a dream of Hannah’s throughout her degree, upon completion, there was no better time to chase that dream and turn it into a reality. The idea was a combination of “I wish I had something that could…” and the understanding of the busy Equestrian lifestyle that require balance and reminders of the importance of personal health and wellbeing.
“I want to inspire riders to remember to love their bodies and give back to their body as much as they do to their horses"
As a busy mum, personal trainer and phys-ed school teacher, ‘SJ’ is our queen of balance and organisation. SJ has a strong passion for promoting healthy living, through balancing healthy relationships, work, training, nutrition and being a mum.
With a Bachelor of Physical Education and a Certificate IV in Fitness, SJ is your go to for all your needs.
Simone Brown is an Exercise physiologist and Pilate’s instructor around Geelong. Working in the allied health space in private practice with clients ranging from acute to chronic diseases and injuries, assisting them to use exercise as medicine alongside their other treatments. With a Post Grad degree in clinical exercise physiology and certificate IV in Pilates, she’s equipped to get your bodies feeling the best yet!
Her passion is to help people better understand how their bodies can optimally function through exercise, mentally and physically. As everybody’s bodies are unique there is a variation, progression or regression to suit everyone to target the right muscle groups to suit your lifestyle and sporting interests.
Simone also understands how important mental wellness is and the effects it has on your overall well being. Sharing her love for incorporating mediation and daily affirmation practices into your life, helping you find the right perceptive to take on the days and fulfill your goals.
Maree O’Dwyer is a Clinical Nutritionist working in Geelong. She specialises in the areas of weight management, post-natal support, digestive dysfunction, detoxification, recipe development and meal planning. Maree works with both men and women and loves helping to better her patients’ relationship with food. She consults privately both face-to-face and online with patients to improve health and wellbeing through diet, lifestyle intervention and practitioner only nutritional supplementation.
Nutritional Medicine is not a one-size fits all approach. Maree understands how diet and lifestyle factors influence overall health. She works closely with her patients in a holistic manner to better overall nutritional status to help improve health and wellbeing. Her investigation is thorough leaving no stone unturned. She explores each body system, analyses test results, and develops an individualised plan to achieve desired health and wellbeing goals.
Pony Club Australia
Pony Club Australia believes to be the best rider you can be, it helps if you try to improve yourself not just in the saddle, but through diet and rider specific exercises as well.
For that reason, we are pleased to support ‘The Riders Pod’ app – created by a rider, for riders – with it’s weekly exercises, tips, recipes and more.
We know our members will appreciate the ‘Pony Club Discount’.
“Pony Club riders and their families have many commitments into which Pony Club rallies and competitions have to fit, and we hope this will help those wanting to stay fit and healthy and ride at their best.”
(Pony Club Australia CEO Dr Catherine Ainsworth)
The Riders Pod would not be possible without the expertise and hard work of our amazing team.
Founder / Director
Hannah has a passion for keeping fit, riding and living a balanced lifestyle. With a Bachelor Degree in...