I'm a Kiwi who has a Post Graduate Diploma in Sports Medicine and a Bachelor of Sport and Recreation (with distinction). I have accumulated over 20yrs+ industry and training related experience with some highlights that include tutoring health sciences to undergrad degree students, running my own personal training businesses and working for several of the best online companies that are coaching strength and physique athletes in the world today.
I love exploring the outdoors via surfing, hiking or geocaching. Experimenting with yoga, meditation and Wim Hof.
What is your favorite kind of workout?
Surfing or resistance training
What is your main focus?
Macro Tracking (Flexible Dieting) - calculating and manipulating macros is my preferred method of nutritional manipulation; Resistance Training - optimizing exercise prescription; Physique Sports - prep coaching and providing guidance beyond the stage.
How did you get interested in health?
Initially it was for my own athletic performance. That evolved into helping others through my own personal experiments and lessons. I like to say that “I’ve learnt from my own f@$kups so others don’t have to”… but in all seriousness, I believe you need to have arrived at a point of greater understanding in some way to better allow you to help others who may be working through similar experiences.
What was one of the biggest health changes you’ve made?
Learning to be able to step back from an ultra-competitive standpoint (think very specifically-focused) to embrace a more balanced overall health mindset.
What do you think most people should do differently to be more healthy?
People need to figure out what small lifestyle changes or habits will give them the greatest return on results. In practice I can say that simply having good sleep hygiene and being more mindful of exactly what food or "fuel" we are regularly supplying our bodies with are both very important.
What are some books you recommend?
“Pipe Dreams, a surfer’s journey” by Kelly Slater.