Dr Meerkin, an accredited Exercise Physiologist, began utilising DEXA in his Masters Research work in Wollongong in 1992 and this progressed through to his PhD work at QUT in Brisbane in 1994. Between 2000 and 2005 Dr Meerkin specialised in the use of DEXA as a tool for body composition measurement as a Senior Research Fellow at QUT in the School of Exercise and Sports Science working with two of the leading researchers in the country in the obesity and exercise research domain. Through his extensive experience using DEXA in research Dr Meerkin saw a need in the consumer world for this important tool and established Body Composition Australia in 2005 and subsequently MeasureUp.
Dr Meerkin’s focus now lies with overseeing the implementation of MeasureUp strategic goals and growth. Dr Meerkin is also an active advocate for the preventative care of bone health throughout Australia’s aging population.
An acknowledged and experienced entrepreneur and graduate of Harvard Business School, Mr Levitt previously was the Managing Director and co-founder of the successful independent real estate agency Angus Levitt Property Agents which operated for 19 years (selling up in 2013) in the prestigious Sydney Eastern Suburbs market, the company was renowned for integrity and success. Sasha is also an accomplished property investor in his own right, with a special interest in development and finance.
Health and Fitness was always his passion which is why he transitioned into the industry and co-founded MeasureUp to enable him to help people achieve their fitness goals or stay on top of their bone health.