Why did you choose HPN?
I love the philosophy of a holistic approach where food comes first. It's not just the food we eat but our lifestyle that also affects our health and performance in day to day life. I adored the fact that each individual's metabolic map is so vastly different, so applying carbs appropriately very much resonated with me, in accordance to the individual's goal. I'm a fan of eating Whole Foods to fuel my life and my CrossFit performance went through the roof, as did my sleep and energy levels. I simply wanted to help others achieve what I did and HPN's course provided that next step
Would you recommend the HPN course to others? Why/ Why not?
Because it's affordable, can be done in your own time in easy to manage modules. The webinars and learnings are super valuable too. It provided a great cross section to apply to my clients and understand just what they need to progress
Describe your ultimate day off
A slow morning to read/meditate..
Leisurely brunch by the ocean followed by a walk with a girlfriend to walk it off..
A CrossFit session then an afternoon with my partner in nature followed by dinner and red wine with an early night
What's next for you in the nutrition and health field?
Food and Psychology. Getting an understanding as to why people find it hard to stick with eating healthy foods. I'm just about to make the move to Melbourne and ready to take my business Dani Vitality to the next level and work for myself full time
What is your favourite way to nourish your body and what is your biggest food weakness?
I adore my protein breakfast smoothie because coconut cream and peanut butter feature! My biggest food weakness is a glorious cheese and antipasto platter *heart eyes emoji*
What does your weekly fitness routine consist of?
CrossFit 3-4 times per week then an HIIT style gym session. I also love a walk on the beach which is more therapy than fitness but I'm in active wear so I figure that counts!
Favourite piece of nutritional advice?
Eat when you're hungry and listen to what your body is calling out for. When you struggle to make healthy choices, ask what your body and goals need to be fueled and to feel good
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Research and popular science articles by the members and faculty of the Holistic Performance Institute.