Kenya Addison

Kenya is a registered dietitian experienced in using evidence-based methods to help others lose weight, gain muscle and achieve optimal health.

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Meet Kenya

I have experience in helping clients lose weight, gain muscle, manage chronic diseases of lifestyle (diabetes, high blood pressure etc.), resolve intolerances, and transition to specialised diets such as plant-based or ketogenic. I am also a fitness fanatic, highly knowledgable in techniques to optimise athletic performance and gain muscle. I am passionate about helping others see that health is not purely the absence of disease, rather it's that sweet spot where you find yourself thriving in all facets of life.

Outside Gyroscope

When not working I am usually out hiking with friends, doing yoga, reading a new book, exploring new recipes, or out running with my two fur babies (my whippets).

Location

Cape Town, South Africa

What is your favorite kind of workout?

I can't choose between Crossfit and yoga. Crossfit for the variability of each session and the competitiveness that comes from working out in a group. Yoga for the mindfulness and mobility benefits.

What is your main focus?

If you're looking to make lasting lifestyle changes based on scientifically-backed research, then I am the coach for you. I can teach you simple techniques on using nutrition to help you achieve your goals, how to sustain healthy habits, and how to optimise athletic performance. Health is the byproduct of achieving optimal performance in all facets of life. I can help you get there.

How did you get interested in health?

My health journey began 9 years ago while I was studying accounting. After a health scare in the family we made some serious changes to our diet and lifestyle. I realised I had an immense passion for all things nutrition-related and made the scary decision to change career paths and I haven't looked back since.

What was one of the biggest health changes you’ve made?

I cut out all processed foods from my diet, replacing them with wholefoods. This simple, although challenging adjustment, increased my energy levels, made me leaner and improved my sleep. I am now less strict with my diet, having found a lifestyle that I can sustain indefinitely while still achieving my goals. I love helping others do the same.

What do you think most people should do differently to be more healthy?

They need to set specific health goals, get more better-quality sleep, crowd-out refined processed foods by increasing the amount of wholefoods in their diet, and they need to include some form of daily movement that they enjoy.

What are some books you recommend?

The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg, The Circadian Code by Satchin Panda, Why We Sleep by Matthew Walker, 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R Covey