Why did you choose HPN?
I chose HPN as it is evidence based nutrition knowledge with content put together by the most knowledgable experts in nutrition in New Zealand. I wanted a course that taught me about eating real whole foods to fuel the body for optimal performance not just in sports but in life.
What did you get out of the HPN course/ why would you recommend it others?
HPN course taught me a lot about the fundamentals of sports performance nutrition, as well as nutrition for everyday life. It taught me about using natural, whole and unprocessed food sources for optimal performance. I would recommend HPN course as I feel it is essential for everyone to have a understanding about what they are putting into their bodies and to be taught the correct food choices and supplementations to live a healthy happy life.
What was your background experience in nutrition?
Diploma in Clinical Nutrition from Wellpark College, Personal Training.
What are you up to now as a graduate of HPN?
Working at my own clinic/training studio seeing clients for clinical nutrition and personal training.
What's does your ideal day off entail?
A sleep in, followed by a nice walk up a mountain in the sunshine or a day on the beach followed by a gym session.
What is your favourite way to nourish your body and what is your biggest food weakness?
I love eating natural whole foods, eliminating everything processed. My biggest weakness is definitely fast food burgers.
What does your weekly fitness routine consist of?
Weight training sessions 7-10 times weekly, followed by cardio 5-7times weekly outdoors or inside.
Favourite piece of nutritional advice?
You can’t out train a bad diet. Too many people spend hours in the gym day in, day out, and don’t see results because their nutrition is not correct. It isn’t until you sort out your eating that you will start seeing good results.
Research and popular science articles by the members and faculty of the Holistic Performance Institute.