About GinaPassionate, experienced & results orientated.
Gina’s main career objective is to create opportunities for others and teach what she has learned to positively influence people who enter her network through knowledge and mentoring. Gina is frustrated with the many errors & misconceptions that are blindly promoted by our “experts” and endeavours to interest people in exploring the truth about how to achieve health and wellness.
Currently Gina is teaching Health Science at WSU – The College at Nirimba Education Precinct. She is continuing her education in all things health, specifically Chronic Disease Prevention and Management, by studying a Master of Public Health at UNSW. This qualification will be completed in 2021.
Gina Ferraro – 20 years professional industry experience
Gina Ferraro is a qualified exercise physiologist with an in-depth understanding of health, wellness, fitness, and weight-loss and she has extensive experience in fitness education, fitness management, and corporate health. Gina has a solid background in exercise program development, implementation, and evaluation. She is an avid advocator of health and wellness and passionate about assisting people of all ages, abilities, & conditioning levels achieve their goals.
As an exercise physiologist Gina is highly capable of working with clients with varying injury and disease conditions. As a lecturer she is an accomplished & fun educator with methods that achieve successful understanding of information. She is also obsessive about analysing research material and ensuring that she stays well-informed to implement evidence-based guidance to others.
Gina is not a stranger to debilitating injury nor weight gain, as she suffered a major disc herniation in 2007 that rendered her immobile for almost two years and resulted in a 24kg weight gain. But Gina overcame that obstacle and though she still struggles with pain on a daily basis….Gina does not let it control her life nor her health. Because of this she is able to relate and empathise with others who face similar hurdles and this has enabled Gina to connect more effectively with them.
- Master of Public Health 100% 100%
- Postgraduate Certificate of Exercise Science (Strength & Conditioning) 100% 100%
- Bachelor of Applied Science (Sport & Exercise Science) 100% 100%
- Diploma of Remedial Massage 100% 100%
- Certificate IV Special Populations – Children & Adolescents (CHISM) 100% 100%
- Certificate IV & Certificate III Fitness 100% 100%
- Professional Diploma Advanced Sports & Exercise Nutritional Advisor 100% 100%
2001 – 2007:
Tertiary education lecturer in Fitness with WSI TAFE Nepean
2007 – 2010:
Lecturer in fitness and personal training courses for various highly respected Registered Training Organisations including The Australian Institute of Fitness, Australian Training Company, and Australian College of Natural Therapies.
2014 – Current:
Health Science teacher at Western Sydney University – The College.
2002 – 2003:
Uni of Western Sydney Parramatta – Sociological Aspects (Family Studies)
Uni of Western Sydney Macarthur – Sport Sociology (Sport & Exercise Science)
Uni of Western Sydney Macarthur – Exercise Physiology (Sport & Exercise Science)
Fitness course developer
2001 – 2007:
2008 – 2009:
JNB Course Developers
Australasian College of Natural Therapies
Study Group Australia
Australian Institute of Personal Trainers
- Health retreat management
- Gym management
- Corporate health & fitness management
- Personal training coordination
- Health promotions presenter
- Strength & conditioning trainer
- Exercise physiologist mentor
- Personal Training Business
- Fitness testing of Olympic athletes at NSW Inst of Sport
- Anthropometry (girth and skinfolds)
- Group exercise instruction including *Les Mills programs
Recent blog posts
When I look around my gym I am consistently surrounded by people who are performing advanced exercises BADLY! Most assume that they are more competent than they actually are, and instead of gradually progressing their exercises...
One of the most common questions I have been asked over the past 30 years is "Gina....what are the best abdominal exercises for getting a six pack?" For any of you other fitness professionals out there you will understand my reluctance to answer such a complicated...
There are many myths surrounding health, nutrition, and fitness as most of us know, but there are none quite as big as the one on cholesterol! A little while back I came across a three-part Catalyst documentary on the ABC - it covered the truth on sugar, cholesterol,...