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Exercise Physiologist


Personal Trainer


GAVCOOP Fitness & Rehabilitation provides evidence based Exercise Management to help those in the local community who may require a higher level of exercise guidance/prescription to help manage a medical condition or injury. Located in the heart of Manly West, the private clinic provides comfort and privacy while maintaining a professional environment.



Registered Service Provider for the following

WorkCover Qld Claims

Department of Veterans' Affairs' (DVA)

NDIS (Self Managed Participants) 

Private Health Insurance (HICAPS)

GP Management Plans (Medicare)

Gavin Cooper

Gavin is an Accredited Clinical Exercise Physiologist & Sports Scientist and holds over 10 years of health and fitness industry experience with 2 years working at The Prince Charles Hospital in the Cardiac Science Unit.


Qualification: Bachelors Degree in Clinical Exercise Physiology 

Certificate IV Personal Trainer 

Senior First Aid

Accreditation/Membership: Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA)

Registration: Medicare Australia, WorkCover QLD, Department of Veterans' Affairs', NDIS (Self-Managed Participants).


Specialty: Musculoskeletal Rehab, Pre/Post-Operative & Injury Rehabilitation, Weight Management, Seniors Fitness, Chronic Disease Exercise Management, Sports Specific and Strength Training. 


John, W

I have been working with Gav for the last year. The progress we have made has kept me going forward when I thought my running days were over. An absolute professional who makes it his business to know and understand you, thereby ensuring your training suits your needs. Would highly recommend Gav to anyone who is looking to make a difference in their life.

It taken me a while to find a specialist trainer who listens to what their clients needs are, and doesn't just copy and paste a program across their clientele. I really wanted my training to focus on improving my surfing and Gav took the time to research what I needed. He has delivered weekly sessions with lots of variety and explained why it was relevant to my sport. The bonus is he isn't just a normal PT, he is an exercise physiologist which gives me extra confidence in his programs. I couldn't be happier and I highly recommend seeing him. His studio is spotless and well equipped.

I've been training with Gav for over 7 years and always feel motivated, encouraged and supported during and after our sessions. Gav has really helped me achieve my fitness goals and improve my technique, strength and health in my everyday life. Gav is the real deal so I highly recommend!!!

James, J

Danielle, N


Contact Me

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or CALL 0407 161 292



GAVCOOP Fitness Rehabilitation is a locally run exercise physiology service located in Manly Qld, servicing neighbouring suburbs of Manly, Wynnum, Wakerley, Tingalpa and the greater Bayside suburbs. It is owned and operated by Gavin Cooper who is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist and Personal Trainer currently holding accreditation and membership with Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA). Gavin has been working in the health and fitness industry for over 12 years with experience in hospital settings, private clinics, studios and large chain gyms.


Gavin began his career with in the Health and Fitness industry as a personal trainer, working in a large-scale gym as a franchisee for over 7 years. This has given Gavin business experience and exposure to a broad range of clientele with various goals and training types. For example, Weight Loss, Muscle Hypertrophy (muscle gain), Sports Specific Strength and Conditioning, Boxing, HIIT, Stretching and Myofascial Release Trigger Pointing. This exposure gave Gavin a strong knowledge base for helping Healthy Populations but found that most of his clients had co-morbidities (multiple problems e.g. Diabetes, MSK Injuries, Heart Disease etc.). This lead to Gavin Studying a 4-year University Degree in Clinical Exercise Physiology, to better equip himself with the knowledge and experience to be able to safely and correctly exercise higher needs clientele.


On completion of his degree, Gavin gained employment in a large North Side hospital as a Cardiac Scientist within the Cardiac Science Unit for a number of years. This involved cardiac investigations ranging from various types of stress tests to ambulatory device applications, interpretations and reporting. This has given Gavin a strong knowledge base in relation to cardiac rehabilitation and pathologies of the heart that aids in safe evidence based exercise prescription.

His love of working with clientele to achieve improved health outcomes prompted the move to working in Health clinics and Private studios again exposing him to populations suffering from various chronic diseases including cardiovascular, metabolic, neurological, musculoskeletal, cancers, kidney, respiratory / pulmonary and mental health. Along with patients with chronic disease Gavin also has helped many patients requiring post-operative rehabilitation following orthopaedic surgeries of the Hip, Knee, Back and Shoulder.


Gavin’s strong business drive motivated him to open his own private exercise physiology clinic, ‘GAVCOOP Fitness Rehabilitation’, located in Manly Qld and has been successfully open and operating for over 2 years. Specialising in GP referred Chronic Disease Management Plans covered under Medicare Australia, GP Referred Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) White and Gold Card Holders, Post-Operative and Injury Rehabilitation (Hip, Knee, Back, Shoulder), and General Health & Fitness.


Optimal health outcomes and exercise prescription sometimes requires a combination of medical and allied health practitioners. GAVCOOP Fitness Rehabilitation can contact and liaise with your current Medical and Allied Health practitioners to ensure appropriate care and guidelines are met to insure the best course of exercise management.


As part of the Allied Health sector, GAVCOOP Fitness Rehabilitation has registration with Medicare Australia and appointments can be partially claimed via Medicare following referral of a GP Chronic Disease Management Plan or with participating HICAPS Health Funds under Exercise Physiology.


All appointments require bookings and bookings can be made via online enquiry or contacting Gavin directly by phone 0407161292.

Servicing Wynnum, Manly, Manly West, Wakerley, Tingalpa, Morningside, Cannon Hill, Birkdale, Thorneside, Capalaba Wellington Point and more.