Buggy Bootcamp – Meet Our Trainers

Who we are – All Buggy Bootcamp trainers are qualified to work with post-natal clients and are all accredited with the MumSafe Membership™️ Safe Return to Exercise™️ programme.  You can therefore be sure that you are in safe hands and all post-natal concerns and injuries will be addressed and modified for.  We are friendly, approachable and encouraging (no shouty bootcamp types here) and we come complete with a few stories to tell to keep you entertained too.

Our priority is to provide a safe post-natal exercise programme, a professional, reliable service and to ensure that each and every client walks away from their Buggy Bootcamp in Manly, feeling energised, supported and ready for the day ahead.

Mums and Bubs Fitness

Carly Steggles

Buggy Bootcamp Owner

After 6 years of working in a suited and booted corporate Accountancy job in the UK and shortly after returning to her desk after a mammoth 2 year overland trip from the UK to Australia, Carly decided that she didn’t want to see her personality disappear into an excel spread-sheet any longer.  She therefore dramatically (in her head at least) quit to pursue her life-long passion in all things outdoorsy and active with a career in the fitness industry.

After 11 years of working full time at Buggy Bootcamp and at her other ‘non-baby’ fitness venture, OzSquad , Carly is currently taken a little time out to adventure with her family in the great outdoors.  

To keep fit, I… run, kayak, play beach volleyball, squat, lunge, push up, chin up, sit up, box – I fully believe that variety is the spice of life and key to all-round fitness. Having completed numerous half, full marathons and a 100km run in the mountains, I guess you could call me a runner but running trails has recently been switched for legging it up and down a soccer field. My speed definitely outweighs my ball skills!

My favourite quote is… “Live your life on purpose”

My favourite secret indulgence is… cheese. Or hot chips. Or cheese on hot chips! And Tim Tams, damn the Tim Tams….

The thing I love most about Manly is… everything! I honestly never want to live anywhere else and I still get that ‘wow, I live here’ feeling every single day. I hope I never take it for granted how lucky we are to live in such an awesome, unique place. It is also the BEST place in the world to have your maternity leave. I have confirmed this first-hand. Twice!

I look forward to every Buggy Bootcamp because… I get to meet new Mums and cute babies in the Manly sunshine whilst jumping around like an idiot everyday.  I love seeing friendships being made and Mums getting that little boost from the exercise and social connection.

Certificate III in Fitness / Certificate IV in Fitness / Group Fitness Instructor / Safe Return to Exercise™️ accredited / FIA Pre and Post Natal Fitness / Ab Rehab and Positive Pelvic Floor Practise Accredited / Post Natal Restore Your Core Accredited / Burrell Education Modern Post Natal Assessment Exercise Prescription Graduate/ Older Adult Fitness / Paceline Accredited Running Coach / Certified Punchfit Trainer / Senior First Aid / BA Honours Architecture Degree / Certified Chartered Accountant (ACCA)

Lynsay Rushworth

Buggy Bootcamp Head Trainer

Lynsay also escaped an office job in the UK to work as a trainer in the glorious Northern Beaches. A Mum of two herself, Lynsay knows just how tough the first few months (and years!) of Motherhood are and loves helping new Mums get that post work-out high at every Buggy Bootcamp session. Lynsay also LOVES a bargain, eating chocolate and Netflix binging, so your work-out will come complete with the latest local deals, Reject Shop English chocolate supply updates and the latest must watches! 😉

To keep fit, I… spin, bodypump, run and see a PT once a week to make sure that I do weights too.

My favourite quote is… “The will has to be greater than the skill” Mohammed Ali

My favourite secret indulgence is… chocolate – but it’s not really a secret!

The thing I love most about Manly is… Harris Farm coffee and the scenery.

I look forward to every Buggy Bootcamp because… our members are a great bunch of girls, who like a good chat as well as training effectively (most of the time), ha!

Certificate III in Fitness/ Certificate IV in Fitness/ Safe Return to Exercise™️ accredited / Post Natal Restore Core accredited / Burrell Education Modern Post Natal Assessment Exercise Prescription Graduate / Schwinn cycle instructor/ Les Mills body pump instructor/ Certified Punchfit Trainer/ Motivate to train bootcamp and outdoor instructor level 1 & 2 / Master trainer level 1/ Senior first aid

Alex Fyfe

Buggy Bootcamp Manager

It seems like a parachute from a corporate desk job is almost a pre-requisite for Buggy Bootcamp staff, and Alex is no different!! After 10 years advising on mergers & acquisitions and business valuations, she has seen the light and now has swapped out excel for beachfront endorphins.

With three of her own very small people, she understands the juggles of motherhood… and just how important it is to get out and do something (like Buggy Bootcamp!) for yourself during your maternity leave and beyond.

To keep fit, I… mix it up a lot! I like to change up ‘formal’ exercise like bootcamp and pilates with a swim, surf, hike, a game of touch footy or netball and begrudgingly, sometimes I go for a run. I love tricking myself to exercise when it’s fun and social. 

My favourite quote is… “The secret to getting ahead is getting started” – Mark Twain

My favourite secret indulgence is… chocolate, hot popcorn and weirdly… potatoes in all their glorious forms (roasted, hot chips, mash.. YUM)!!

The thing I love most about Manly is… It’s an energetic hive of wholesome activity where everyone is out walking, running, surfing, swimming, volley-balling or slack-lining! It’s got a great friendly vibe and the coffee choices are exceptional. It’s also a nature lover’s playground – with the beach, the various harbour side beaches, Shelly beach and Cabbage Tree Bay Aquatic Reserve, the trails and lookouts of north head, manly dam.. I could go on for hours. 

I look forward to every Buggy Bootcamp because…  I love the friendly vibe that our members bring to class and seeing connections being made (and advice given) between all the local mums. I also love meeting all the new members with their extra cute small people, and helping them rediscover how good it feels to get moving again.

Certificate III in Fitness / Certificate IV in Fitness / Group Fitness Instructor / Safe Return to Exercise™️ accredited / AC&E Boxing Skills and Fitness certified / Senior First Aid / B. Arts / B. Commerce / qualified Chartered Accountant and Business Valuations Specialist ICAA

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