I'm a Kiwi from New Zealand with 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.
Following a digital nomad lifestyle - I love exploring the outdoors via surfing, hiking or geocaching; experiencing and sampling new cuisines with local craft beers. Resistance training, yoga, meditation and dabbling in the Wim Hof method are staples in my routine.
What is your favorite kind of workout?
Resistance training or surfing
What is your main focus?
Having been on the rough end of fat loss / food behaviours / body image myself, I like to help people with these aspects. In respect to exercise, I like showing that doing less can often be worth far more, when things are organised efficiently. As a former high-level competitive athlete, I can coach to these types of goals and provide the guidance to look beyond after they have been achieved.
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 a competitive standpoint (think very specifically-focused) to embrace a more balanced health mindset. I now desire to have a greater capacity to be more adaptable to life in general and enjoy experiencing things more fully.
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 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.