Dr Bill SukalaDr Bill Sukala is an exercise physiologist, media health expert, writer, speaker, and consultant.  He has over two decades of combined experience from the fitness industry to cardiac rehabilitation to clinical research to tertiary education.

Bill holds a PhD in Exercise Science with a research focus on the therapeutic benefits of exercise for people with type 2 diabetes and morbid obesity.  He has a masters degree in Exercise Physiology and a bachelors degree in Nutrition.  He is also an Accredited Exercise Physiologist through Exercise and Sports Science Australia.

Bill is an award-winning writer whose work has appeared in mainstream health magazines, journals, and websites. Bill is frequently quoted and interviewed by major media outlets and has spoken at conferences around the world.

bill-sukala-fijiIn his personal time, Bill can be found surfing around the beaches of Sydney or around the globe.  He has surfed waves across the United States, Hawaii, Mexico, the Caribbean, South Pacific islands, Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia, Africa, and Europe.

His insatiable curiosity into other cultures has driven him to cultivate his language skills. Bill speaks fluent Spanish and is proficient in French and Brazilian Portuguese.

Bill’s surfing and world travels (not to mention a few health scares) have taught him not to take life too seriously and to just “keep it real.”  Be it surfing a wave, rock climbing, writing an article, or speaking to an audience, everything he does must be a passion and have a fun, creative element to it!

Curriculum Vitae

University Education

2006 – 2011
Doctorate in Exercise and Sport Science
Research focus on high intensity exercise for improving metabolic outcomes
in Maori and Pacific Islands people with morbid obesity and type 2 diabetes.
Massey University, Wellington, New Zealand

1996 – 1998
Master of Science in Exercise Physiology 
San Diego State University, San Diego, California, USA

1993 – 1996
Bachelor of Science in Nutrition
San Diego State University, San Diego, California, USA

 

Accreditations and Memberships

Accredited Exercise Physiologist, Exercise and Sports Science Australia

Exercise Scientist Member, Exercise and Sports Science Australia

ESSA Cardiovascular Special Interest Group

 

Clinical and Preventive Health Care Experience

1995 – Present
Clinical Exercise Physiologist, Consultant
Pinnacle Medical Exercise, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
(formerly San Diego, California, then Wellington, New Zealand)

2011 – 2013
Clinical Exercise Physiologist/Clinical Supervisor
Southern Cross University, Lismore, New South Wales, Australia

2007
Clinical Exercise Physiologist, Lab Practical Supervisor
Massey University, Cardiac Rehabilitation Clinic, Wellington, New Zealand

2000 – 2006
Clinical Exercise Physiologist
Sharp Memorial Hospital, Department of Cardiac/Pulmonary Rehabilitation
Sharp Cushman Wellness Center, Executive Health Screening. San Diego, California

1996 – 1998
Exercise Physiology Lab Coordinator
San Diego State University Exercise Physiology Lab, San Diego, California

1993 – 1995
Certified Personal Trainer
Bally Holiday Spa, San Diego, California

1990 – 1993
Fitness Instructor
South Jersey Nautilus, Northfield, New Jersey

 

Academic Teaching Experience

2011 – 2013
Lecturer of Clinical Exercise Physiology
Southern Cross University, Lismore, NSW

2007
Casual Exercise Physiology Lecturer
Massey University, Wellington, New Zealand

2003 – 2004
Exercise Physiology Adjunct Lecturer
University of California San Diego, University Extension, San Diego, California

2002
Exercise Physiology Adjunct Lecturer
San Diego State University, College of Extended Studies, San Diego, California

 

Clinical Internships

1997
Clinical Exercise Physiology Intern
Sharp Memorial Hospital, San Diego, California

1997
Clinical Exercise Physiology Intern
Scripps Ornish Program for Reversing Heart Disease, La Jolla, California

1997
Clinical Exercise Physiology Intern
San Diego State University, Adult Fitness Program, San Diego, California

1997
Exercise Testing Assistant/Intern
ARCO Olympic Training Center, Chula Vista, California

 

Research Projects

2013 – 2014
Physical Activity and Risk of Obstructive Sleep Apnoea in Commercial Truck Drivers
Cross-sectional study evaluating associations between physical activity levels and the risk of obstructive sleep apnoea in Australian long-haul truck drivers.  Supervisor to principal investigator Lana Eyeington, MSc.

2013 – 2014
The OPT to Stand Study
A joint research collaboration with Optus Pty Ltd and University of Sydney investigating the feasibility and acceptability of adjustable-height workstations and productivity measures in call centre employees.

2013 – 2014
Beta-Alanine Diabetes Study
A randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled investigation into the effects of beta-alanine supplementation as a therapeutic adjunct to improve exercise capacity and insulin sensitivity in individuals with type 2 diabetes.  Supervisor to principal investigator Rhen Nealon, MSc

2007 – 2013
The SPIRIT Study
The South Pacific Islanders Resist Diabetes with Intense Training.  A randomised trial comparing the effects of high intensity resistance versus aerobic training to improve glycaemic control in New Zealand Maori and Pacific Islands people with obesity and type 2 diabetes.

 

Academic Publications

  1. Rowlands, D.S., Page, R.A., Sukala, W.R., Giri, M., Hayat, I., Cheema, B.S., Lys, I, Leikis, M.J., Sheard, P.W., Wakefield, S.J., Breier, B., Hathout, Y., Brown, K., Marathi, R., Orkonuglu-Suer, F.E., Devaney, J.M., Ghimbovschi, S.D., Leiken, B., Krebs, J., Hopkins, W.G., Hoffman, E. (2014). Multi-Omic Integrated Networks Connect DNA Methylation and MicroRNA with Skeletal Muscle Plasticity to Chronic Exercise in Type 2 Diabetic Obesity. Journal of Physiological Genomics (under review).

  2. Sukala, W.R., Page, R.A., Lonsdale, C., Lys, I., Rowlands, D., Krebs, J., Leikis, M., Cheema, B.S. (2013). Exercise Improves Quality of Life in Indigenous Polynesian Peoples with Type 2 Diabetes and Visceral Obesity. Journal of Physical Activity and Health. 10(5):699-707.

  3. Sukala, W.R., Page, R.A., Cheema, B.S. (2012). Exercise Training in High-Risk Ethnic Populations with Type 2 Diabetes: A Systematic Review of Clinical Trials. Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice. 97: 206-216. doi:10.1016/j.diabres.2012.02.001.

  4. Sukala WR, Page RA, Rowlands DS, Lys I, Krebs J, Leikis ML, Cheema BS. (2012).  Exercise Intervention in New Zealand Polynesian Peoples with Type 2 Diabetes:  Cultural Considerations and Clinical Trial Recommendations. Australasian Medical Journal, 5(8): 429-435.

  5. Sukala, W.R., Page, R.A., Cheema, B. (2012). Commentary: Targeting the Type 2 Diabetes Epidemic in Polynesia: Historical Perspective and Critical Review of Lifestyle and Exercise Intervention Trials. Ethnicity and Disease. 22: 123-128.

  6. Hayat, I, Rowlands DS, Lys I, Sukala WR, Cheema BS, Breier, B, Leikis ML, Krebs J, Page RA. (2012)  Effect of aerobic exercise on leptin and PGC-1a gene expression in a unique cohort of morbidly obese Polynesians with Type 2 diabetes. Endocrine Reviews, 33(03_meeting abstracts): MON-524.

  7. Sukala, W.R., Page, R.A., Rowlands, D.S., Krebs, J., Lys, I., Leikis, M., Pearce, J., Cheema, B. (2012). South Pacific Islanders Resist Type 2 diabetes (SPIRiT): Comparison of Aerobic and Resistance Training. European Journal of Applied Physiology . 112(1):317-25.http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21556816

  8. I. Hayat, R. Bramley, A Hollings, I. Lys, W.R. Sukala, B. Cheema, D.S. Rowlands, B.Breier, J.D. Krebs, R.A. Page, (2011). Exercise training effects on mitochondrial activity and oxidative capacity in skeletal muscle tissue of Polynesian individuals with type 2 diabetes and grade 3 obesity. Proceedings of the Australian Diabetes Association – Australian Diabetes Educators Association Annual Scientific Meeting, p. 123.

  9. I. Hayat, B.S. Cheema, W.R. Sukala, R.A. Page, D.S. Rowlands, B.Breier, J.D. Krebs, I. Lys. (2010). Exercise training in a Polynesian group with type 2 diabetes and visceral obesity in New Zealand: Effects on specific obesity markers. Proceedings of the Australian Diabetes Association – Australian Diabetes Educators Association Annual Scientific Meeting, p. 167.

  10. I. Hayat, A. Hollings, R.A. Page, W.R. Sukala, B.S. Cheema, D.S. Rowlands, B. Breier, M. Leikis, J.D. Krebs, I. Lys. (2010). Proceedings of the 79th Scientific Meeting of the Wellington Health and Biomedical Research Society, p.37.

  11. Sukala, W. R., Rowlands, D. S., Leikis, M., Hoong, I. Y., Page, R. A., Krebs, J., Cheema, B. B. (2009). Randomized trial of aerobic versus resistance training in Polynesian adults diagnosed with T2DM and visceral obesity: metabolic outcomes. Proceedings of the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology Annual General Meeting. Canadian Journal of Applied Physiology. (p. 98-99). November 11-14, Vancouver, Canada.

  12. Irum Hayat, Birinder S. Cheema, William R. Sukala, Rachel A. Page, David S. Rowlands, Bernhard Breier, Jeremy D. Krebs, Isabelle Hoong. (2009). Exercise training in Polynesians with type 2 diabetes and visceral obesity: Effects on specific obesity markers. Proceedings of the New Zealand Postgraduate Conference, p. S13.

  13. Sukala W, Rowlands DS, Leikis ML, Hoong I, Page RA, Krebs, Cheema BS. (2009). Can exercise improve metabolic outcomes in Polynesian with “diabesity”. Proceedings of the 33rd New Zealand Society for Study of Diabetes Annual Scientific Meeting, p.28.

  14. Sukala W, Rowlands DS, Leikis ML, Hoong I, Page RA, Krebs, Cheema BS. (2009). Exercise improves quality of life but not glycemic control in Polynesian adults diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and visceral obesity. Proceedings of the 33rd New Zealand Society for Study of Diabetes Annual Scientific Meeting, p.27.

  15. Sukala, W.R. and Verity, L.S. (2001). Nutrition Knowledge and Information Sources of Active Individuals. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. 33 (5): S73.

  16. Sukala, William. (1998). Pyruvate: Beyond the Marketing Hype. International Journal of Sport Nutrition. 8: 241-249.

  17. Sukala, William. (1998). Nutrition Knowledge, Beliefs, and Information Sources of Active Individuals. Master’s Thesis. San Diego State University.

  18. Sukala, William. (1998). Pyruvate Research: Preliminary at Best. Sports, Cardiovascular, and Wellness Nutritionists Pulse Newsletter. Winter. 17: 6-8.

 

Industry Publications

  1. Sukala, William (2014). Metabolic Time Bombs: Can You Defuse Them? Australian Fitness Network website. 11 March.

  2. Sukala, William (2013). Medications: Impact on Exercise Response. Australian Fitness Network Magazine. Autumn issue: 12-13.

  3. Sukala, William (2013). Beware the Latest Snake Oil. Liproxenol Consumer Alert. Australian Fitness Network website. 25 February.

  4. Sukala, William (2013). Take Control: How to Boost Your Willpower. Healthy Food Guide Magazine. January: 16-20.

  5. Sukala, William (2012). Going Steady. Diabetic Living Magazine (Australia). March/April (38): 38-42.

  6. Sukala, William (2011). The Ripple Effect. Diabetic Living Magazine (Australia). November/December (36): 76-82.

  7. Sukala, William (2011). What is the Difference Between Leisure Walking, Moderate Walking, and Brisk Walking. August/September. 30.

  8. Sukala, William (2011). Pop Out and Pep Up. Diabetic Living Magazine (Australia). July/August (34): 38-42.

  9. Sukala, William (2011). Carrots Now Fat Free! Fitness Life Magazine (Australia/NZ). June/July (55): 74-75.

  10. Sukala, William (2011). How Can I Burn More Calories? Fit-Pro Magazine (UK). June/July issue. 30.

  11. Sukala, William (2011). Let’s Laugh For Better Health. Diabetic Living Magazine (Australia). May/June (33): 52-57.

  12. Sukala, William (2011). Does Walking Uphill Make My Calves Bigger? Fit-Pro Magazine (UK). April/May issue. 30.

  13. Sukala, William (2011). Lose Weight with a Mental Makeover. Diabetic Living Magazine (Australia/NZ). March/April (32): 36 – 41.

  14. Sukala, William (2011). Why Does My Weight Fluctuate So Much. Fit-Pro Magazine (UK). February/March issue. 30.

  15. Sukala, William (2010). Pinch Snap Body Fat. Fitness Life Magazine (Australia/NZ). October/November (51): 108 – 110.

  16. Sukala, William. (2010). Stand Up For Your Health. Good Health Magazine (Australia/NZ). September issue. 60-64.

  17. Sukala, William. (2010) Research Fact or Fiction. Fit-Pro Magazine (UK). August/September issue. 48-49.

  18. Sukala, William. (2010) Budging that Belly. Diabetic Living Magazine (Australia). July/August issue (28) 19-24.

  19. Sukala, William (2010). Too Much Exercise. Fit-Pro Magazine (UK). April/May. 30

  20. Sukala, William (2009). You Are What You Eat…But Careful Who Says So. Fitness Network Magazine (Australia). Autumn issue. 46-47.

  21. Sukala, William (2009). Skinny Genes. Fitness Life (Australia/NZ). March issue (41): 48-50.

  22. Sukala, William (2005). Water Wars: Wading Through the Bottled Water Battleground. Pure Power Magazine. March issue. 5 (3): 44-46.

  23. Sukala, William (2004). Dip into Salsa and Fun. Weight Watchers International. 21 September.

  24. Sukala, William (2003). Supplements that Work. Pure Power Magazine. January issue. 3 (1): 24-31.

  25. Sukala, William (2002—present). Fitness Q&A Weekly Column. Weight Watchers International.

  26. Sukala, William (2002). How to Choose a Gym. Weight Watchers International. 16 June.

  27. Sukala, William (2002). How to Hire a Trainer. Weight Watchers International. 7 May.

  28. Sukala, William (2002). Getting Radical. Antioxidants and Free Radicals: Much Ado About Nothing. Pure Power Magazine. May issue. 2 (3): 40-45.

  29. Sukala, William (2002). Fitness Makeover: Getting Started. Weight Watchers International. 20 February.

  30. Sukala, William (2002). Pyruvate: Running Down the Research. Road Runner Sports’ Peak Running Performance Magazine. 11 (1): 11-12.

  31. Sukala, William. (2002). Pyruvate; Hype or Help? Pure Power Magazine. January issue. 2 (1): 40-41, 66.

  32. Sukala, William. (2001). Fitness Makeover: Halfway to Goal. Weight Watchers International. 26 December.

  33. Sukala, William. (2001). Fitness Makeover: Get Back on Track. Weight Watchers International. 23 November.

  34. Sukala, William. (2001). Fitness Makeover: No Time for Exercise. Weight Watchers International. 2 October.

  35. Sukala, William. (2001). Tips For Safe Summer Workouts. Weight Watchers International. 5 August.

  36. Sukala, William. (2001). Upper Arms Exposed. Weight Watchers International. 28 March.

  37. Sukala, William. (2001). Light Exercise? No Sweat! Weight Watchers International. 26 February.

  38. Sukala, William. (2001). Launch Your Fitness Campaign. Weight Watchers International. 18 February.

  39. Sukala, William. (2001). TV Exercises: The Couch Potato’s Workout. Weight Watchers International. 17 January.

  40. Sukala, William. (2001). Cheap Guide to Exercise. Weight Watchers International. 4 January.

  41. Sukala, William. (2000). Fitness Advice You Should Ignore. Weight Watchers International. 3 December.

  42. Sukala, William. (2000). Water Slips Down. New Zealand Fitness. June/July: 44-45.

  43. Sukala, William. (2000). Traveling Surfers’ Nutrition. Surfing Magazine. 36 (July): 78.

  44. Sukala, William. (1999). Eating It: Traveling Surfers’ Nutrition. Surfer’s Path, England. 15: (October/November) 88-89.

  45. Sukala, William. (1997). Essential Water. Road Runner Sports Peak Running Performance. November/December. 6: 7-8.

Academic and Medical Conference Presentations

  1. Evaluation of Sit-Stand Desks at Optus. Happiness, Health, and Well-being at Work Conference. Sydney, Australia. (3 October 2013)

  2. The Science of Inactivity Physiology. 4th Annual Australian Lifestyle Medicine Association (ALMA) Conference. Sydney. (3-4 November 2012).

  3. Suicide by Desk Job: The Emerging Science of Inactivity Physiology. Presented at the Cardiac Rehabilitation Association of New Zealand (CRANZ) National Conference, Christchurch, New Zealand. (15 October 2010).

  4. The Science Behind Inactivity Physiology. Waitemata District Health Board Continuing Education Seminar. North Shore Hospital, New Zealand. (14 October 2010).

  5. Outcomes of the South Pacific Islands Resist Diabetes with Intense Training Study. Capital and Coast District Health Board (In-service education for clinical staff). Kenepuru Hospital, Porirua, New Zealand. (22 September 2010).

  6. The Science Behind Inactivity Physiology. Capital and Coast District Health Board Continuing Education Seminar. Kenepuru Hospital, Porirua, New Zealand. (4 August 2010).

  7. The Skinny on Fat Loss. Sharp Memorial Hospital Professional Development. San Diego, California (21-22 January 2010).

  8. Obesity in the New Millennium Professional Development Seminar. Compass Health, Palmerston North, New Zealand (10 July 2009).

  9. Sukala W, Rowlands DS, Leikis ML, Hoong I, Page RA, Krebs, Cheema BS. Can exercise improve metabolic outcomes in Polynesian with “diabesity”. The 33rd New Zealand Society for Study of Diabetes Annual Scientific Meeting, Dunedin New Zealand (July 1-3, 2009).

  10. Sukala W, Rowlands DS, Leikis ML, Hoong I, Page RA, Krebs, Cheema BS. Exercise improves quality of life but not glycemic control in Polynesian adults diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and visceral obesity. The 33rd New Zealand Society for Study of Diabetes Annual Scientific Meeting, Dunedin New Zealand (July 1-3, 2009).

  11. Keynote Address: Converting Your Warrant of Fatness to Fitness. Diabetes New Zealand Conference (8-10 May 2009).

  12. Exercise, Diabetes, and Heart Disease. National Heart Foundation Well-Heart Meeting. Johnsonville, Wellington, New Zealand (8 November 2008).

  13. Health Benefits of Exercise. Maraeroa Health Clinic. Waitangirua, Porirua, New Zealand (5 August 2008).

  14. Special Populations Professional Development Seminar. Compass Health, Palmerston North, New Zealand (27 May 2008).

  15. SPIRIT Study. New Zealand Society for the Study of Diabetes. Hutt Hospital. Lower Hutt, New Zealand (29 November 2007).

  16. Cardiac Rehabilitation as a Tool to Improve Outcomes after MI and CHF. Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center Cardiology Conference Keynote Speaker. (12 April 2005).

  17. You Are What You Eat But Careful Who Says So! Evaluating the Top Ten Nutrition Products. Fall Conference Keynote Speaker for the Orange County Nutrition Council. (30 October 2000).

  18. Statistical Methods in Nutrition and Exercise Physiology. Advanced Nutrition 302. San Diego State University. (25 November 1997).

  19. Nutrition Quackery and Health Fraud. San Diego State University Foundation Women, Infant, and Children program (31 October 1997).

  20. Professional Issues in Foods and Nutrition. San Diego State University (30 November 2001).

  21. Professional Issues in Foods and Nutrition. San Diego State University. (6 November 2000).

  22. Nutrition, Fitness, and Quackery. San Diego Mesa College. (26 October 2000).

  23. You Are What You Eat, But Careful Who Says So: Health and Nutrition Misinformation. San Diego Mesa College. (12 July 2000).

  24. Professional Issues in Foods and Nutrition. San Diego State University. (31 March 2000).

  25. Professional Issues in Foods and Nutrition. San Diego State University. (22 October 1999).

  26. Professional Issues in Foods and Nutrition. San Diego State University. (25 September 1998).

  27. Sport Nutrition and Health Fraud. San Diego Grossmont College. (14 May 1998).

  28. Nutrition, Fitness, and Quackery. San Diego Mesa College. (4 May 1998).

  29. Spotting Health/Nutrition Misinformation and Quackery. Orange County Nutrition Council. (25 April 1998).

  30. Health and Nutrition Quackery. Advanced Nutrition. San Diego State University. (26 March 1998).

  31. Professional Issues in Foods and Nutrition. San Diego State University. (20 March 1998).

  32. Nutrition, Fitness, and Quackery. Aztec Recreation Center. San Diego State University. (January 1998).

  33. Nutrition, Fitness, and Quackery. San Diego Mesa College. (4 December 1997).

  34. Spotting Nutrition Fraud. San Diego Grossmont College. (1 December 1997).

  35. Professional Issues in Foods and Nutrition. San Diego State University. (21 March 1997).

  36. Professional Issues in Foods and Nutrition. San Diego State University. (25 October 1996).

  37. Invited speaker: Careers in Fitness and Nutrition. San Diego Mesa College. (3 May 1996).

 

Industry Presentations, Workshops, and Seminars

  1. Happiness, Positivity, and Optimism. FILEX, Sydney, Australia (19 – 21 April 2013).

  2. The Emerging Science of Inactivity Physiology. Six-Pack vs. Keg: The Science of Belly Fat. Queensland Fitness Conference. Brisbane, Australia. (20-21 October 2012).

  3. The Emerging Science of Inactivity Physiology. FILEX. Sydney, Australia (28 April, 2012).

  4. Slaying the Snake Oil Salesman: Spotting Quackery and Misinformation; and 6-pack vs. Keg: Budging the Belly Fat. Western Australia Fitness Industry Conference. Perth, Western Australia (18-19 February 2012).

  5. Diabesity: The Link Between Diabetes and Obesity, Safely Training Clients with Hypertension. Get New Zealand Active fitness conference, Auckland, New Zealand. (26-27 November 2011).

  6. Safely Training Clients With Hypertension: Keg vs. 6-pack: Research Review on Belly Fat. FILEX, Sydney, Australia (15 – 17 April 2011).

  7. “Cook Book Training” Vs. the Art of Exercise Prescription. Get New Zealand Active fitness conference, Auckland, New Zealand. (27 November 2010).

  8. Theoretical and Practical Exercise Prescription for Diabetic, Cardiac, and Hypertensive Clients. City Fitness, Wellington, New Zealand (15 and 22 July 2010).

  9. Heart Core: Practical Guide to Training Cardiac Clients; Be a Health/Fitness Mercenary; FILEX, Sydney, Australia (30 April to 2 May 2010).

  10. Multiple medical exercise topics. Fit-Pro UK Spring Conference. Loughborough University, Loughborough, England (9-11 April 2010).

  11. Multiple medical exercise topics. Western Australia Fitness Industry Conference. Perth, Western Australia (13-14 February 2010).

  12. Multiple medical exercise topics. Get NZ Active fitness conference. Auckland, New Zealand (28-29 November 2009).

  13. Theoretical and Practical Exercise Prescription for Diabetic, Cardiac, and Hypertensive Clients. City Fitness, Porirua, New Zealand (17 September 2009).

  14. Multiple nutrition and medical exercise topics. Asian Fitness Education Expo Beijing. Beijing, China (1-3 May 2009).

  15. Diabesity Dilemma. FILEX Conference. Sydney, Australia (17-19 April 2009).

  16. Seminar: Obesity in the New Millennium: Beyond Calories in vs. Calories Out. Wellington, New Zealand (29 March 2009).

  17. Multiple medical exercise topics. Asian Fitness Education Expo Hong Kong. Hong Kong, China (20-22 March 2009).

  18. Multiple medical exercise topics. Get NZ Active fitness conference. Auckland, New Zealand (29-30 November 2008).

  19. The Science of High Blood Pressure. PT PRO Personal Training conference. Brisbane, Australia (15 November 2008).

  20. Special Populations Professional Development Seminar. Sport Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand (21, 30 October 2008).

  21. Obesity in the New Millennium: Beyond Calories in vs. Calories Out. CEF Seminars. Wellington, New Zealand (18 October 2008).

  22. Exercise Prescription for Special Populations. City Fitness, Nelson, New Zealand (14 August 2008).

  23. Training Cardiac and Diabetic Clients, SFRITO Practical module. City Fitness, Porirua, New Zealand (6 August 2008).

  24. Exercise Prescription for Special Populations. Sport Taranaki, New Plymouth, New Zealand (19 July 2008).

  25. Training Cardiac and Diabetic Clients. SFRITO training module. City Fitness. Kapiti Coast, New Zealand (26 June 2008).

  26. Warrant of Fatness to Fitness. Johnsonville Community Centre. Johnsonville, New Zealand (14 May 2008).

  27. Personal Training the Post-Rehab Cardiac Client and Related Comorbidities. CEF Seminars. Tauranga, New Zealand (15 March 2008).

  28. Health Benefits of Exercise. City Fitness, Porirua and Johnsonville, New Zealand (13-14 December 2007).

  29. Personal Training the Post-Rehab Cardiac Client and Related Comorbidities. CEF Seminars. Christchurch, New Zealand (1 December 2007).

  30. Training the Trainwrecks. Get New Zealand Active Fitness Conference, Auckland, New Zealand (24-25 November 2007).

  31. Special Considerations for Training Special Populations. City Fitness, Porirua, New Zealand. (16 November 2007).

  32. Personal Training the Post-Rehab Cardiac Client and Related Comorbidities, Wellington, New Zealand (13 October 2007).

  33. Personal Training the Post-Rehab Cardiac Client and Related Comorbidities, Wellington, New Zealand (21 April—22 April 2007).

  34. Personal Training the Diabetic Client. City Fitness, Porirua, New Zealand (13 April 2007).

  35. Obesidad y Diabetes: Ejercicio para salud y bienestar. El Lugar del Nopal, Tijuana, Mexico. (5 May 2005).

  36. ACE Certification Exam Preparation Course. American Council on Exercise (5 April—6 April2003).

  37. ACE Certification Exam Preparation Course. American Council on Exercise (18 January—19 January 2003).

  38. ACE Certification Exam Preparation Course. American Council on Exercise (15 June—16 June 2002).

  39. ACE Certification Exam Preparation Course. American Council on Exercise (13 April—14 April 2002).

  40. Exercise Prescription for the Older Adult; Staying Healthy: Eating Out; Supplements, Ergogenic Aids, and Athletic Performance; Nutrition for Special Populations: Sport Nutrition. Exercise Etc Fitness Conference. Los Angeles, CA. (18 November—19 November 2000).

  41. Biomechanics and Kinesiology: Angles, Positions, and Variations; Supplements, Ergogenic Aids, and Athletic Performance; Nutrition for Special Populations: Sport Nutrition; Designing Practical Training Programs: Fitness Testing. Exercise Etc Fitness Conference. Portland, OR. (11 November—12 November 2000).

  42. Personal Trainer Exam Preparation Course. Exercise Etc Fitness Conference. Phoenix, AZ (20 October—22 October 2000).

  43. Personal Trainer Exam Preparation Course. Exercise Etc Fitness Conference. Sacramento, CA (13 October—15 October 2000).

  44. Screening and Assessment for the Overweight Client; Medical Community Networking; Weight Management Concerns for Special Populations; and Strength Programming for the Overweight Client. Exercise Etc Lifestyle and Weight Management Conference. Los Angeles, CA (19 August—20 August 2000).

  45. Personal Trainer Exam Preparation Course. Exercise Etc. Tucson, AZ. (4 August—6 August 2000).

  46. Functional Anatomy Review; Nutrition for Special Populations: Forever Young; Supplements, Ergogenic Aids, and Athletic Performance; Designing Practical Training Programs: Fitness Testing. Exercise Etc Fitness Conference. San Francisco, CA. (8 July—9 July 2000).

  47. Sport Nutrition for Elite and Professional Surfers. KwaZulu Natal Surf Team, Durban, South Africa. (29 March 1999).

 

Industry Consulting Projects

  1. Australian Institute of Fitness – Exercise for special populations resource development (2011)

  2. Skills Active Aotearoa, New Zealand – Obesity resource development (2010 – 2011)

  3. City Fitness, Wellington, New Zealand – Clinical exercise physiology consulting/training (2008 – 2010)

  4. Dominion Clinic, Wellington, New Zealand – Clinical exercise physiologist (2008)

  5. Weight Watchers International, New York, NY (Content writer, columnist, video advisor, marketing consultant (2000 – 2010)

  6. Bowflex, Vancouver, WA – National master trainer (2005)

  7. Schwinn, Vancouver, WA – National master trainer (2005)

  8. Nautilus Health and Fitness Group, Vancouver, WA – National master trainer (2002—2005)

  9. The Fit Stop, Carlsbad, CA – Consulting exercise physiologist (2003)

  10. MyExercisePlan.com, Carlsbad, CA – Clinical exercise content writer (2003)

  11. Golden Door Spa, San Marcos, CA – Consulting exercise physiologist (2002)

  12. HealthAtoZ.com, Cranbury, NJ – Online fitness expert (2000)

  13. National Council for Reliable Health Information – Area network coordinator (1996—2000)

  14. American Council on Exercise – Resource development, seminar presenter (1999—2003)

  15. Kwa-Zulu Natal Surf Team, Durban, South Africa   – Sports nutrition presenter (1999)

  16. Dr. Stephen Barrett’s Quackwatch.com – Advisory board member (1998—Present)

  17. Braun Thermoscan, San Diego, CA – Consulting exercise physiologist for body composition device (1998)

  18. Luth Marketing Research, San Diego, CA – Consulting exercise physiologist for fitness marketing (1998)

  19. KIOZ Radio, San Diego, CA – On-air exercise physiologist for DJ Mike Esparza (1998)

 

Media Appearances

  1. Fitness Professional Show (28 March 2014) – Interview on scientific literacy and understanding (link).

  2. Workplace OHS (19 December 2013) – Quoted from presentation on sit/stand workstations – Australia.

  3. News Talk ZB Radio (4 December 2013) – expert interview on health infomercials – New Zealand.

  4. Courier Mail (17 August 2013) – Quoted on sit-stand workstations – Australia.

  5. Fitness Magazine (June issue 2013) – interview on workout recovery times and training safety – USA.

  6. NASM Training Edge Magazine (Spring issue 2013) – expert interview on minimalist footwear – USA.

  7. iVillage (3 December 2012) – Quoted on the importance of standing in the workplace – USA.

  8. ABC News Radio (November 2012) interviewed on standing workstations in the workplace – Australia.

  9. Today Tonight (12 January 2012) – expert interview regarding deceptive fitness ads – Australia.

  10. Daily Telegraph, page 20 (12 January 2012) – Quoted on infomercial fitness gimmick – Australia.

  11. Fit-Pro Magazine (Dec/Jan issue 2011) – Quoted on gestational diabetes story – United Kingdom.

  12. Fairfax Media via stuff.co.nz (10 Sept 2011) – expert interview re: deceptive fitness ads – New Zealand.

  13. North American Precis Syndicate (2 June 2011) – Quoted on sustainable fitness tips – USA.

  14. EverydayHealth.com (1 March 2011) – Interviewed on toning shoe craze – USA.

  15. Australian Fitness Network (1 March 2011) – Interviewed as medical exercise expert – Australia.

  16. Metabolic Jumpstart.com (10 Feb 2011) – Interviewed as expert on type 2 diabetes – Australia.

  17. TVNZ Close Up (10 Dec 2010) – Interviewed for consumer health feature – New Zealand.

  18. TVNZ Good Morning Show (3 Nov 2010) – Dance performance—National release – New Zealand.

  19. A Reason to Laugh? (June 2010) – Interview for documentary on laughter therapy – New Zealand.

  20. Cook Islands Radio (Oct 2009) – Interview on diabetes and Pacific peoples’ health – Cook Islands.

  21. PT Plus (May 2009) – interviewed as industry leader for the 6-figure trainer podcast – Australia.

  22. PTontheNet.com (Jan 2009) – interview: Obesity in the New Millennium – USA.

  23. TVNZ One News (9 August 2008) – SPIRIT Study featured on prime time TVNZ – New Zealand.

  24. Dominion Post (April 2008) – SPIRIT Study feature – Wellington, New Zealand.

  25. Sunday News (April 2008) – SPIRIT Study feature – New Zealand.

  26. Massey News (April 2008) – SPIRIT Study feature – New Zealand.

  27. Radio New Zealand (April 2008) – SPIRIT Study feature – New Zealand

  28. NIU FM (April 2008) – Interviewed on Spirit Study – Cook Islands and New Zealand.

  29. Newstalk ZB (April 2008) – Interviewed as principal investigator for Spirit Study – New Zealand.

  30. The Surfer’s Life (Dec 2008)—Interviewed on nutrition for surfers – Channel C31, Victoria, Australia.

  31. Massey University Keyed Up Newsletter (2007) SPIRIT study – New Zealand.

  32. Coup de Pouce Magazine (2007) – Expert source on exercise and obesity – Quebec, Canada.

  33. Runners World Magazine (2007) – Expert source on beginning a running routine – USA.

  34. KUSI Morning Show (2003, 2006) – Represented Sharp Cushman Wellness Centre – San Diego, CA, USA.

  35. IHRSA Industry Magazine (2003, 2006, 2005) – Expert source on beginning an exercise routine – USA.

  36. KFMB Talk Radio (2003) – Represented Sharp Cushman Wellness Centre – San Diego, CA, USA.

  37. Televisa Canal 12 (2003) – Represented Sharp Cushman Wellness Centre – Tijuana, BC, Mexico.

  38. Redbook Magazine (2002) – Quoted on dietary supplements for weight loss – USA.

  39. Men’s Health Magazine (2002) – Expert source on simplifying exercise routines – USA.

  40. New Age Magazine (2000) – USA.

  41. NBC News (2000) – Interviewed for comment about new exercise book – USA.

  42. Muscle and Fitness Magazine (1999) – Work cited regarding pyruvate as an ergogenic aid – USA.

  43. Cory Everson’s Gotta Sweat Magazine (1999) – Quoted on healthy eating – USA.

  44. Dateline NBC (2 August 1999) – Interviewed about pyruvate, a weight loss supplement – USA.

  45. KIOZ FM (1998) – On-air fitness consultant for Mike Esparza – San Diego, CA, USA.

  46. Fitness Hour with Deb Mazda (1998) – Interviewed on healthy eating and exercise – Philadelphia, USA.