Michael Freeman was born in Auckland, New Zealand, in 1991. He completed five years of study at the University of Auckland from 2009 to 2013, culminating in a Bachelor of Science (double major in Sport and Exercise Science and Psychology), Postgraduate Diploma in Science with Distinction (Cardiac Rehabilitation) and Master of Science with Honours (Clinical Exercise Physiology). Michael moved to Australia in 2014 to work for Queensland Health, taking on an Exercise Physiologist role for the Rockhampton Hospital Cardiac Rehabilitation and Heart Failure team. He then relocated to Melbourne at the end of 2015 to pursue an opportunity to work for Active One.
He takes an interest in all areas of exercise physiology, with a particular focus on the prevention and management of cardiac, metabolic and musculoskeletal pathologies.
Michael developed a passion for sport and fitness from a young age, with a main interest in soccer. During his teenage years, he represented a number of Auckland youth soccer teams that toured throughout England, Germany, Italy, Croatia, Singapore and the Pacific Islands. Michael still enjoys playing soccer and futsal, representing local and regional premier men’s teams since the age of 17. In his spare time, Michael enjoys his local beach in Parkdale, and ventures around Melbourne experiencing the culture, still feeling like a tourist in his new home city.