Few words about us.

   Our Story

Can we please leave?
It’s too loud for me.

I stopped and stared at my little brother Jackson. It was only after he said this that I realised how loud the music was. Something that I had barely noticed was prohibiting him from feeling comfortable. Jackson is on the autism spectrum and is extra sensitive to noise, crowds, and lights. Too much of these can leave him feeling overwhelmed and wanting to retreat.

We went and asked the gym manager if they could turn the music down. After I explained why, she agreed, and my little brother was put at ease and had a great workout. The most important part was that not a single other gym goer was impacted as most had their headphones in anyway. With a flick of the switch that gym became just a little bit more inclusive.

Founder – Tommy Trout

Tommy has very real and personal experience having a father who was on the autism spectrum and sadly passed away from preventable conditions if only he was a healthier man. Tommy also has an amazing younger brother Jack who’s also on the spectrum and Tommy will not let history repeat itself.

Inclusion is at the heart of WeFlex – through inclusive health & fitness we aim to improve the length and quality of life for those living with disability. We all know the power of regular exercise and improved fitness and it’s our mission to help connect people with unique needs to the immense benefits that the fitness and health industry has to offer. More importantly, this will help create somewhere people with disability can go and feel included as part of society.

Meet our friends
& specialists
in the team

   Our team

Friends, enthusiasts
and specialists in their fields.

Tommy Trout

Leader in the disability, fitness and for-purpose sectors, previous Partnerships Manager at The Funding Network and lifetime of experience in the social sector.

David Sexton

Commercial entrepreneur, former CEO at Variety – the Children’s Charity NSW/ACT and Managing Director at Purposeful Consulting.

Erika Gleeson

Internationally renowned clinician, senior behavioural specialist, Founder & CEO of Autism Swim, 2020 finalist for Australian of the Year and 2019 AMP Tomorrow Maker.

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Sam Frain

Executive Director at Northcott Innovation who is passionate about collaborating with people with disability, their families, carers and communities.

Rob Hale

Senior fitness industry executive of multinational gyms, exercise physiologist and currently GM of Anytime Fitness Australia.

Dan Bognar

Board Advisor
Seasoned executive with 20+ years leading global technology companies. Adjunct Research Fellow – School of Psychology & Public Health, La Trobe.

Larry Fingleson

Board Advisor
Founder of The Catalytic Impact Institute, Co-Founder of The Growth Project and Managing Director & Head of Community and Philanthropy at Priority Advisory Group.

Anthony Chesler

Board Advisor
A seasoned global management consultant and start-up specialist, currently the CEO of for-purpose organisation Thread Together.

Benji Krowitz

Board Advisor
Experienced strategist with a background in tech, consulting, growth strategy and go-to-market design and execution.

David Nichols

Experienced corporate governance, legal, risk & compliance professional with start-up experience – currently VP, Risk Consulting at Genpact.
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