The Buzz founders and operators are originally from Tasmania, Australia. Joe and Amelia both worked for many years as teachers. For as long as they can remember they have also been involved in sport and adventure. After travelling overseas for triathlon events and training, including multiple visits to France, they fell in love with the Alps and in particular Morzine.
In 2012 they set up a base in Morzine with a desire to share the beautiful alpine town and its surroundings with others who have similar interests to their own. Their aim is to share what they enjoy doing most, keeping fit and enjoying summer and the great outdoors.
Buzz Performance & Fitness aims to inspire and empower everyone to be the best version of themselves. Whether it is joining their local fitness classes or following an individualised training program, Amelia and Joe are there to support and encourage others to be the best they can be.
Buzz Triathlon & Cycling Holidays aim to provide visitors with a truly enjoyable mountain holiday filled with adventure or relaxation or a little bit of both.
Amelia & Joe are busy people, always striving to be the best they can be. They have a passion for triathlon, cycling, open water swimming, running, functional strength and a healthy & happy lifestyle.
Triathlon is Amelia’s passion. A former triathlete, she retired from top level competition in 2012 having experienced great success as an age group and professional triathlete. She has trained for triathlon for over 20 years and having spent time training and racing all over the world in Sprint, Olympic, Long Course and Ironman events.
Amelia is a seasoned professional with a personal best Ironman time of 9 hours 36 minutes, recorded in 2011. Her studies and Bachelor Degree in Education from the University of Tasmania, Performance Level Triathlon accredited coach qualification from Triathlon Australia combined with her race experience lay the foundations for a great coach. Amelia is known for her strength across all three triathlon disciplines and her positive approach.
Triathlon is my thing. I did my first event at 15 years old and never looked back. I loved the challenge of pushing myself to the limits to be the very best I could be. Growing up I was never the most talented sportsman but I worked extremely hard and I’m very proud of what I have achieved in the sport. I am now honoured to be able to pass on my knowledge and experience in sport & fitness to help other achieve their dreams.
Cycling & Fitness is Joe’s passion. He is a former Australian Rules Footballer who represented Tasmania Country. Joe has experienced most sports, with the most memorable being completing the Route des Grandes Alps on his bike. He has also and completed 3 Ironman’s and numerous Half Ironman and Olympic Distance triathlon and played State Level cricket. Joe’s most recent Ironman was in 2018 and after some specialist training from Amelia to improve his swimming and general triathlon performance he record a PB of 10hours 23minutes.
Joe, not one for sitting still, has race directed countless triathlon, duathlon and aquathlon events in the past 10 years. Joe was a masseur for the 2003 Australian Triathlon team and the founding President of the Cradle Coast Triathlon and Multisport Club in Tasmania. Joe studied a Bachelor of Human Movement and achieved First Class Honours for his thesis on The Psychology of Sportsmanship. He has also gained a variety of coaching and trainer certificates. He has taught Health & Physical Education, Sports Science, Athlete Development and worked in gyms and with sports clubs.
I am passionate about doing things well. My motivation for training and exercise is to ultimately be the best I can be. I place an emphasis on good technique for sound movement and setting achievable goals.
As coaches Amelia & Joe strive to inspire, guide and support athletes in their endeavor to achieve a goal. The role of a coach can have a huge impact on an athlete and therefore Buzz place importance on coaches being experienced, educated and certified.
Both Amelia and Joe have a vast array of French certified qualifications and value the importance of continuing their personal development and staying up to date with the latest research and technologies. They both hold Educator Sportif Carte Professionals, the French certification of their qualifications.