Meet The Team

 

Libby Babet
Founder

Libby has been training at the highest levels of sport since the age of 14 when she first represented Queensland in the Nationals for 200m and 400m. At the height of her competitive running, Libby was the second ranked female 400m runner in Australia. She has also played first grade touch football and represented Australia in Hip Hop dance!

Libby is a qualified journalist and has worked for major TV networks, newspapers and magazine publishers around Australia, including being Editor of a women’s health and fitness magazine.

Other qualifications include Certificates III and IV in Fitness from the Australian Institute of Fitness, Master Trainer, St Johns First Aid and a range of specialist certifications including Punchfit, Nutrition and Postnatal Fitness.

Libby's passion is health, fitness and nutrition. She is the resident Fitness Expert for Women's Fitness, is a regular contributor to major online portals and magazines such as Yahoo!7 and LifeStyle YOU, and is a proud Lululemon Ambassador. 

Libby also owns and operates Group Personal Training Studio AGOGA on Bondi Rd.

Follow Libby on Instagram (@libbybabet) or visit her personal website for more information.

 
 

Alicia Beveridge
General Manager

Alicia’s energy and enthusiasm for life and sport is matched only by her passion for helping other women discover just how much fun exercise can be!

Originally from Tasmania, Leash has been playing high level competitive sport from as far back as she can remember. Mostly, she kicked butt in the 800m and long distance events, competing for NSW countless times. After leaving school, she studied journalism and fashion, while also working in a few big name gyms to build up her knowledge around resistance training. After graduating, she decided to take a break from the athletic side of things to flex that other all-important muscle, the brain!

A stint working in editorial and fashion for Cosmopolitan Health, Bride & Pregnancy Magazines was a great opportunity for Alicia to further explore her passion for working with strong, fabulous women and after a few years of listening to stirring stories of heartache, love and the eternal search for health and happiness, it was time to go back to the drawing board and figure out how she was going to get involved in the health and consulting industry full time.

So it was back to study for Alicia and having completed her certificates in fitness and personal training, she has now brought her passion for fitness and female wellbeing to the BUF team.

Inspiring people to make exercise a pivotal component of their lives is what Alicia’s all about – she believes that exercise has healing properties, particularly when combined with a nutrient dense diet and a bit of good ol’ fashioned fun!

Alicia currently holds a Cert III & IV in Fitness, as well as her Master Trainer from the Australian Institute of Fitness. She holds a Senior First Aid Certification and is looking to further specialise in nutrition and post natal care.




Cassey Maynard

Personal Trainer

Happy, outgoing and always smiling, Cassey spent many years in the corporate world before she found her calling in the health and fitness industry. Cassey followed her passion and made the choice to do what she loves - she strongly believes if you do what you love you'll never work a day in your life!

Cassey started training as a client with Bottoms Up in 2010. She quickly fell in love with the brand, its methods of training and the passionate professionals whose leadership and direction helped her achieve her health and fitness goals. Cassey is now inspired to help you do the same. She has always been inspired by health and fitness and is determined to help other women to get involved, to make the right choices and to become the best versions of themselves that they can be.

Previously Cassey worked in a sales management role for a luxury Champagne brand - she understands hard work and the importance, and satisfaction, of setting and achieving goals. Originally from Brisbane, Cassey now makes her home in Bondi.

She currently holds a Cert III & IV in Fitness, as well as Master Trainer from the Australian Institute of Fitness. Cassey also has a Senior First Aid Certificate and is looking to further explore her keen interest in nutrition.




Alexa Connors

Senior Trainer

Having always been involved with sports and fitness from a young age, Alexa has competed for NSW state for athletics throughout her schooling life.

Alexa started a career in the fashion industry in Melbourne for one of the biggest leading fashion brands in Australia. Her days were spent toying with a tape measure and her nights were spent swimming, riding, running or practicing yoga.

After travelling for months, she soon moved to Sydney for a new active life. Feeling unfamiliar in her well travelled body; she took up group personal training in the Eastern suburbs to get ‘back to normal’. After undergoing gruelling months of hard work with her personal trainer, filling out food diary entries and training twice a day she became inspired and obsessed with health and fitness.

She soon after completed her certificates in fitness and personal training and engrossed herself in the health and fitness industry. She has specialised in MMA training & TRX functional training. Inspired by her lecturers she decided to become a Les Mills Body Attack instructor and currently teaches in various fitness clubs around Sydney CBD and Eastern suburbs.

Alexa has been practising yoga for 10 years and is currently studying to gain her yoga instructor qualifications.


 

Veronica Wallington

Personal Trainer

Bottoms Up’s resident pro runner, Veronica (better known around the BUF traps as Vee) spent three years (2009-2012) in the USA on an athletics scholarship, competing as a professional, sponsored athlete (sponsored by Nike in the USA and SKINS back here in Australia) in the national varsity system for cross country and track/field.

Throughout her international training, she attended and also coached at elite athlete training camps, altitude training courses, specific strength and conditioning programs; as well as yoga and pilates stretching courses. All while competing in some pretty serious national and international events, including the Australian Open Women’s Mountain Running event, which she won a couple of years in a row!

A pretty serious injury saw Vee return home to Australia in January 2012, where she retired from competitive running for a time with a burning desire to kick of a personal training career and better understand the human body, its capabilities in all areas of physical training… and ultimately its limits.

Moving from her home town of Canowindra to the big smoke in late 2012, Vee chose Bottoms Up! as her fitness family and we feel so blessed to have her! The knowledge, coaching skills, passion and, well, SPEED she brings to the team as our guru Run Coach are absolutely priceless.

Vee's formal qualifications include Certificate III and Certificate IV in Personal Training through the Australian Institute of Fitness, Master Trainer, Senior First Aid Qualified.

For those of you who are a little curious, check out a few of Vee’s wins and times below:

Titles

  • Junior Women's Australian National Champion Mt Running (2007,2008,2009)
  • Open Women's Australian National Champion Mt Running (2007,2008) 
  • U21 Australian All Schools National Cross Country Champion 6km (2008)
  • U21 NSW All Schools State Cross Country Champion 6km w. record 19:07min (2008)
  • 5th at Junior Women's World Mt Running Championship Switzerland (2008) 
  • 3rd at Junior Women's World Mt Running Championship Switzerland (2007) 
  • Member of 1st placement Junior World Mt Running Championship Team Switzerland (2007)

Personal Records

  • 10,000m (road race): 36:46min 
  • 7,000m (road race): 23:07min 
  • 5,000m: 16:49min 
  • 6,000m (cross country): 19:07min 
  • 3,000m: 9:47min 
  • 800m: 2:18min