Our Team

The Sage Active TEAM

Josh McCarthy

SAGE ESSA Registered Coach

Josh’s passion for health and fitness grew while studying Physiology at Monash University. To compliment his studies, he graduated with a Sage Diploma of Fitness Coaching and quickly fell in love with the industry and all it had to offer. After completing his coaching qualification, Josh has pursued health and fitness as his full-time career and has a passion for helping his clients achieve their goals.

Josh’s approach to fitness is holistic and he aims to make it part of his clients’ every-day lives. Understanding that each client is different, Josh focuses on finding the perfect training regime and uses the most accurate measurement protocols available.

Josh is on his way to becoming an accredited Exercise Physiologist and is enrolled at Victoria University.

Apurva (Nikki) Verma

SAGE ESSA Registered Coach

Exercise Physiologist

Nikki is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist who specialises in the design and delivery of exercise programs.

Nikki has always had a passion and love for helping people, from all walks of life, suffering from various disabilities and challenging chronic conditions.

During her studies at Victoria University, completing a Postgraduate course in Exercise Rehabilitation, Nikki devoted 500 volunteer hours of clinical placements with different health care settings including Monash Medical centre, Hampton community centre, and the Victoria University gym. This practical experience provided her with skills and knowledge that have helped her provide a wide range of programs for apparently healthy clients as well as clients with various chronic conditions.

Nikki has worked in Medical Clinics, Hospitals and Health & Fitness facilities and she believes that properly managed exercise is the foundation of a healthy body, mind and wellbeing.

Robert  Hornsey

Robert has over 40 years in the business world which began in the automotive industry, importing, retailing and wholesaling automotive share parts.

He then began working in the fitness industry where he joined forces with AFL Legend Doug Wade to purchase Lifestyle Fitness Centres which became the largest fitness group in Victoria.

Robert was the longest serving member of the Fitness Victoria board in the 1990s and in 2012 was inducted into the Industry body’s Fitness Industry Roll of Honour.

From the mid 1990s Robert established and operated vocational education institutes, training many thousands of Personal Trainers under the brands AIF and Sage Institute of Fitness.

Robert is passionate about the positive outcomes, Sage ESSA Coaches and other Sage endorsed allied health professionals, are having in providing a new benchmark in facilitating enhanced human performance and well being in the Sage Active communities.


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