The Stronger Hearts Team


Christie Manuel is the Director of Stronger Hearts Exercise Program. In 2006, she graduated Bachelor of Creative Arts (Dance) also completing additional courses from the Graduate Diploma of Dance Therapy.

Christie operated a very successful dance school in rural NSW for nine years and also taught regular exercise classes in many Aged Care Facilities in the Riverina after training from Heart Moves (Heart Foundation) and employment from the Division of General Practice. Christie has a passion to provide spaces that people can enjoy the freedom that movement and dance can bring.


Adam Wilkes is the Principal at In Step Physiotherapy in Blaxland, NSW.

He graduated from the University of Sydney in 2005 and has worked within the public and private health systems. His clinical interests are in neurological rehabilitation and chronic musculoskeletal conditions. He believes that Seniors greatly benefit from appropriately designed exercise programs, but more so, how they can maintain exercise as a lifestyle in order to live their fullest life.