Rise Health Group Presents - the final installment of our three part series on, Zoe Ruth, a lifelong client and now staff member.
Although Exercise Scientist Zoe Ruth has had to overcome a series of medical challenges in her lifetime, she has continued to use her experiences and expertise to help others at the Rise Health Group Clinic.
Zoe Ruth has already completed a Bachelor of Science (Exercise and Sports Science) at Deakin University to become a qualified Exercise Scientist. Zoe Ruth’s next goal is to become a fully qualified Exercise Physiologist, which she is due to become in June after her completing her Master’s Degree of Clinical Exercise Physiology.
Zoe has been working at Rise Health Group since she was 21 both as an Exercise Scientist and a Customer Service Assistant. When asked about her future career aspirations Zoe explained that “when I got the internship [at Rise Health Group] and then the job, it was like my goal [had been] reached.”
“Before I started [my] internship [at Rise Health Group], I was like ‘that’s where I want to work, that’s where I want my job, that’s where I want my career.” Zoe continued to explain. “My plan right now is to stay [at Rise Health Group] long term.”
Rise Health Group prides itself on being a “health care provider for life”. Therefore, Rise is currently involved in running the Life! Program, which is funded by the Victorian Government and managed by Diabetes Victoria. Zoe Ruth has been the driving force behind organising the local course to be the most beneficial for all participants. The program aims to help individuals prevent Type 2 Diabetes, heart disease and stroke. It is free for most people and helps support individuals to live a healthier and more active lifestyle.
Further information about the Life! Program information can be found at www.lifeprogram.org.au.
Rise Health Group are currently in the process of organising a second group for eligible individuals to partake in the program within the coming months. If you are interested in completing the program with Rise Health Group, or would like to see if you are eligible, please email Zoe at firstname.lastname@example.org with your contact details, or alternatively call the clinic on 9763 9233.