Why did you choose HPN?
I got tired of searching through forums and blogs for science based sport nutritional advice that was in the realm of Carbohydrate appropriate. I believed there was too many courses looking at conventional sport nutrition which was being challenged by science. I was also keen for a NZ based course where I could easily communicate with tutors and mentors in the field.
What did you get out of the HPN course/ why would you recommend it others?
I got a science driven view on nutrition for people wanting high performance in their life. I felt this was an unbiased view and the forums were always open with a very supportive learning environment. I would recommend it because HPN is changing the face of nutrition education.
What was your background experience in nutrition?
I studied Sport Science at Otago University where I completed several Sport Nutrition papers via the School of Nutrition. I have spent several years coaching various athletes and sport teams where nutritional advice has been given. I am also working for a natural health company here in NZ where I am able to give nutritional advice.
What are you up to now as a graduate of HPN?
I am currently working as a Natural Health Business Consultant for GO Healthy NZ. I am also working with several athletes and people who are looking to change their nutrition to increase their daily energy.
What's does your ideal day off entail?
Fresh coffee and omelette before hitting the trails for a run in the mountains. Finished off with some nice food on the deck with my partner.
What is your favorite way to nourish your body and what is your biggest food weakness?
Favourite nourishment would be Kombucha. I love the probiotic goodness it can deliver while being low in sugars. My biggest weakness would cinnamon coated cashew nuts!
What does your weekly fitness routine consist of?
Weekly I am running upwards of 10 - 12 hours, in the hills if I can. Try and squeeze a strength session in there as well as a swim (in the outdoor pool in Dunedin so summer time only).
Favorite piece of nutritional advice?
Carbs are used for fuel only... the less active you are, the less you need.