As an Exercise Physiologist, I believe that 'Movement is Medicine'. Following my experience in High Performance Sport, I come back to the question, if we monitor wellness, training load & stress balance in athletes - why don't we do this for ourselves? I aim to bring the experiences I've gained in professional sport to the gyroscope platform to achieve the best possible outcomes for those wanting to lose weight, build strength and achieve cardiovascular and metabolic health.
I enjoy watching Football (Real Madrid), Rugby (the Wallabies) with my fiance & our poodle, as well as travelling to Europe (Spain!).
What is your favorite kind of workout?
Resistance exercise - It can be manipulated in many ways to achieve many different goals, within all phases of training. We can use it to achieve a strength, aerobic, or rehabilitation goal. Resistance training is the most effective way to improve insulin sensitivity in diabetics when programmed correctly, and can be more effective than medication, with a host of other benefits.
What is your main focus?
Although I feel I can assist all kinds of people in achieving their goals, I would like to work with those who need structure and direction within their exercise program. Those with high blood pressure, cholesterol, diabetes / high blood sugar, or other chronic health conditions, I specialise in the use of exercise to help manage these conditions.
How did you get interested in health?
As a young Rugby Union athlete, I was driven to know how I could optimize my lifestyle to be the best I could be.
What was one of the biggest health changes you’ve made?
From a dietary perspective - Switching to a higher fat, lower carbohydrate diet. Although there is no one size fits all, personally this approach has allowed me to stay more alert & productive within the day, as well as maintain a lower body fat than previous.
What do you think most people should do differently to be more healthy?
Have a plan & monitor this - most people rely on 'healthy habits' but haven't yet defined what these are. This makes 'health' hard to achieve without knowing what it looks like!
What are some books you recommend?
Extreme ownership by Jocko Willink, Tools of Titans by Tim Ferriss