I am an exercise physiologist, media health expert, writer, speaker, and consultant with over two decades of combined experience from the fitness industry to cardiac rehabilitation to clinical research to tertiary education.
I hold a PhD in Exercise Science with a research focus on the therapeutic benefits of exercise for people with type 2 diabetes and morbid obesity. I also have a masters degree in Exercise Physiology, a bachelors degree in Nutrition and am an Accredited Exercise Physiologist through Exercise and Sports Science Australia.
I am an award-winning writer whose work has appeared in mainstream health magazines, journals, and websites. I am frequently quoted and interviewed by major media outlets and have spoken at conferences around the world.
In my spare time, I can be found surfing around the beaches of Sydney or around the globe. I’ve surfed waves across the United States, Hawaii, Mexico, the Caribbean, South Pacific islands, Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia, Africa, and Europe.
My insatiable curiosity into other cultures has driven me to cultivate my language skills. I speak fluent Spanish and am also proficient in French and Brazilian Portuguese.
My surfing and world travels (not to mention a few health scares) have taught me 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 I do must be a passion and have a fun, creative element to it!