I believe that a good, flexible diet is a key piece of the puzzle when looking to achieve long term health and fitness goals. Teaching the principles of how to structure an inclusive and varied diet around a busy lifestyle is my top priority when working with clients.
Philosophy & Background:
From experience working with clients from lots of different backgrounds from all over the world, I have found that empowering them through education to have the confidence to build varied diets to suit their training, performance or body composition goals is the key to long term sustainability. All too often you see people crash dieting, losing a bit of weight, then regaining the weight and then some. The term ‘diet’ implies an end or a restricted period of time. My primary objective is to overhaul the relationship my clients have with food, reshape non-optimal habits that have developed over a lifetime, and see that they get the most out of the education I provide.
• BSc Nutrition (undergraduate)
• Post-Graduate Diploma with the International Society of Sports Nutrition (ISSN) (ongoing)
• Body Type Nutrition Academy Graduate
• First 4 Sport Level 2 Strength & Conditioning Qualification
Experience & Specialisation Areas:
I first gained interest in, and realized the importance of, good nutrition whilst working at a Thai Boxing camp in Phuket, Thailand, helping professional Muay Thai fighters with weight management between fights and then often assisting further with safe weight cutting strategies for big events such as Thai Fight and Max Muay Thai. From that base, I met a wide range of people from all walks of life and have subsequently worked with clients in New Zealand, Australia, Switzerland, Germany and the UK. My areas of expertise include, but are not limited to, martial arts performance, weight cutting strategies, body composition improvement, endurance performance, strength and muscle gain, improved eating habits, nutrition education. I can provide a softer coaching approach where habits are changed in a timely and reasonable manner, at the clients’ pace, or, for the super motivated, a more intensive approach can be applied.