Exercise is Medicine

We know that exercise is a powerful tool to support you after bariatric surgery. But changing lifetime behaviours and attitudes towards exercise can be difficult, especially after surgery.


Accredited Exercise Physiologists – Registered with ESSA (Exercise & Sports Science Australia) and Medicare

True North Wellness

At True North Wellness we understand the challenges and provide the support and expertise to get you moving at your pace and safely.

True North Wellness is a specialised exercise and health clinic with a team of Accredited Exercise Physiologists that have the expertise and experience to work with you. We are an established allied health clinic with extensive experience working with people post bariatric surgery. Our programs are individualised for your goals and medical conditions, and we have a range of delivery options including face to face sessions in our non-intimidating private clinics in both Brisbane’s Northside and Southside to eHealth consultations that can provide support Australia wide.

Vicky Graham from True North Wellness assisting patients

Program Coordinator

Vicky Graham - True North Wellness

Vicky Graham is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist that has been involved in the health and fitness industry for over 30 years. She has the depth of knowledge and experience required to work with specialist medical conditions to provide a coordinated approach with your health team. Vicky’s unique health coaching style provides positive support to promote long term behaviour change.

Program Details – “Health Directions” Exercise Program

Our 12 week exercise program provides the coordinated support and expertise from our Accredited Exercise Physiologists to help get you started with an individualised exercise program that is safe and progressed as you are ready both physically and mentally.

Programs Include:

  • Initial Health Assessment, goal setting and action plan.
  • Individualised exercise program tailored to musculoskeletal issues, personal exercise preferences and lifestyle.
  • Weekly check ins and training sessions to ensure adherence, accountability and exercise progressions as required.
  • Personal Accredited Exercise Physiologist supporting you throughout your program.
  • This program can be delivered face to face in our Northside or Southside clinics or virtually to provide flexibility.

Outer Brisbane Regions

“Health Directions” exercise program can be delivered throughout Queensland and remote areas using specially designed video programs. This allows the personalised support with your exercise program and our Exercise Physiologists to talk you through any progressions as you improve no matter where you are located.

We offer a 30 minute free consultation to discuss how we can support you to start exercising safely and at your comfortable pace.

Contact Details

Contact Vicky Graham at True North Wellness on (07) 3325 3678 for more information or come and have a free 30 minute chat to discuss how we can support you to achieve your health goals. Or visit www.truenorthwellness.com.au

Personal Trainers:

Tim Douge

Tim is an experienced exercise physiologist having provided services in primary care and community settings for the last 13years. He has a passion for leading patients to a better understanding of their own health and wellbeing. To do this he takes a very compassionate and individual approach to each patient with respect to personal goals and context.

Tim attained his qualifications from the University of Queensland and ensures his knowledge is up to date through ongoing education in pre and post operative practices while working with surgeons, GPs and other consultants around Brisbane. He believes in creating a strong patient pathway from surgery to self-management which is why he works with patients during their initial recovery right through to a community based setting at Studio 99. During his sessions you will learn the value of exercise not just for your recovery and weight loss journey but also for optimal living, long into your future.

Contact Details

Contact Tim Douge on 0409 315 826 for an exercise program at Studio 99 Milton. 339 Coronation Drive, Milton.

Fergus Baker

Fergus is a Brisbane based personal trainer offering in studio training in Paddington and mobile PT to your home or a local park.

Fergus’s clients value his holistic approach to his training style, specialising in customised programs designed to meet the needs of each individual depending on where they’re at on their health journey.

He enjoys working with people who are looking to get back into the groove of healthy living, and understands that exercise and starting back into a training routine can be daunting and confronting.

He believes its vital to create a comfortable and positive training environment for his clients, so he can work with them and their specific needs to make the journey to health as smooth and as enjoyable as possible.

Contact Details

Contact Fergus Baker on 0432 303 525 for an exercise program at your home, in the gym or enjoying nature while you workout.


Katie Martin – Kfit, Certificate III and IV in Personal Training

Owner of Kfit. Kfit was established in 2017. Katie provides private or small group training from the Calile Hotel gym, Forme Fitness. She will help you achieve your goals once you are comfortable introducing exercise into your new lifestyle routine. After completing her Certificate III and IV and Mat Pilates course, she began working full-time as a Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor. Helping people every day to reach their goals is Katie’s passion. She is motivated, professional and can help you stay focused with your training. Katie can work with your exercise physiologists and dietitian if needed, to help you follow your specialised programs.

Contact Details

Please call Katie Martin on 0438 400 051 or visit https://kfit.com.au/

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