Who We Are

We are building a world where people with a disability can flex their full potential through and inclusive fitness industry where they truly belong

WeFlex began with two brothers, Tommy and Jack, in a gym, having fun and getting their Flex on! However, Jack being on the autism spectrum meant that he had trouble finding a personal trainer who would meet his unique needs. So, Tommy became a personal trainer himself and trained Jack. It was whilst studying for his Certificate IV in Fitness when Tommy noticed a complete lack of training and services, supporting people with disability in the health and fitness industry. Hence, WeFlex was born!

TEAM

Meet our team, our specialists, and our friends.

Our Team

Tommy
Trout

Founder

Leader in the disability, fitness and for-purpose sectors, previous Partnerships Manager at The Funding Network and lifetime of experience in the social sector.

Jo
Lindsay

COO

Experienced leader in the corporate wellness sector with a passion to improve access for everybody, also holds a first dan black belt in martial arts and Cert IV in Fitness.

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Rob
Hale

CGO

Results driven senior executive, strategic thinker and high performance leader with over 20 years experience in the health, fitness and sports industry.

Laura
Mallison

Client Relationship Manager

Holds a Bachelor of Health and a Cert III in Education Support. Managed multiple disciplinary teams for The Brain Train Co, with a specialised focus on Clients with Autism and has a client-centric approach to best support a client’s goals.

Samantha
Cadorin

Administration and Marketing Coordinator

Holds a Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies, as well as a Bachelor of Creative Arts. Qualified in Marketing and Creative Writing. Passionate dance teacher, supporting people with disability through creative expression and music.

Melissa
Le Quesne

Fitness Relationship Manager

Has over 20 years of experience across both the fitness industry and the disability sector. With a strong belief that fitness is for every body, Melissa ensures that every WeFlex client gets the fitness professional that they need to reach their health and fitness goals specific to their unique needs.

Denise
Itte

Learning and Development Manager

Passionate about inclusive fitness and health and helping to create accessibility for all. Denise holds a Bachelor of Health Science & Master of Teaching (Primary). Also a Cert 4 Fitness (Personal Training) & a Cert 4 in Training & Assessment.

Chris
Lapa

Marketing Manager

Motivated to reach and change as many lives as possible through WeFlex.
Chris leans on 15 years experience in business and marketing, as well as a lifetime of lived family experience to fuel his mission and passion.

Our Board

Andrew
Rowley

Chair

Managing Director of Ability First Australia and experienced senior executive in not-for-profit, education and commercial sectors.

Erika
Gleeson

Director

Internationally renowned Clinician Senior Behavioural Specialist, Founder & CEO of Autism Swim, Author, Speaker and 2021 finalist for Australian of the Year.

Sam
Frain

Director

Executive Director at Northcott Innovation who is passionate about collaborating with people with disability, their families, carers and communities.

Katherine
Maree Pace

Director

International award winning product design executive specialising in #healthtech, Chief Product Officer for SARSEN and global Techstars & Springboard Enterprises Alumni.

Our Advisors

Dan
Bognar

Board Advisor

Seasoned executive with 20+ years leading global technology companies. Adjunct Research Fellow – School of Psychology & Public Health, La Trobe.

Benji
Krowitz

Board Advisor

Experienced strategist with a background in tech, consulting, growth strategy and go-to-market design and execution.

David
Nichols

Advisor

Founder of The Catalytic Impact Institute, Co-Founder of The Growth Project and Non-Executive Director of Priority Advisory Group.

Larry
Fingleson

Board Advisor

Experienced corporate governance, legal, risk & compliance professional with start-up experience – currently a Chief Risk Officer in a financial services and technology business.

Anthony
Chesler

Board Advisor

A seasoned global management consultant and start-up specialist, currently the CEO of for-purpose organisation Thread Together.