Andrew is motivated by assisting to maximise their health and athletic goals. Whether it is elite or recreational athletes, Andrew has a driving passion to improve the nutrition and performance of others. Stemming from a fascination with the human body and the effect of foods we eat, he utilises current scientific evidence while adjusting recommendations to the individual’s unique requirements and situation (e.g. morbidity, training periodisation, intolerances). Andrew is a strong supporter of a whole foods approach, but understands the pliability is necessary to meet an individual’s personal preference.

Qualifications

  • DAA – Accredited Practicing Dietitian & Accredited Nutritionist
  • Level 1 Anthropometrist
  • SDA – Accredited Sports Dietitian
  • ESSAM – Exercise Scientist
  • Bachelor of Exercise Science
  • Bachelor of Health Science (Hons)
  • Master of Dietetics Studies

Andrew played many sports growing up, but primarily focused on basketball as the time requirements grew. Competing in underage national championships allowed him to learn the rigors of training at a high level. Sport then took a back seat as his focus shifted towards studying exercise science; it was during this degree that an extra intrigue into the nutrition implications of athletes began. This led to the development of an honours project investigation the combination of carbohydrate and protein consumption during cycling. More recently, this research theme continued with AFL players and recovery.
Andrew believes that staying up to date with the latest sports nutrition research is paramount to providing his clients the very bet service.

Specialties

  • Maximising athletic performance through nutrition guidance
  • Optimising body compostiion for performance & health – muscle gain & fat loss
  • Endurance events (Cycling, Triathlon, Marathon and IronMan, Tennis)
  • Team sports (AFL, Basketball, Hockey, Rugby)
  • Heat tolerance/stress
  • Youth & development athletes
  • Vegetarian/Vegan/Food intolerances/Coeliac/Diabetes

Two minutes with Andrew

  • Two things I can’t live without are: music and coffee
  • 9am on a Sunday morning, and I am: ideally recovering at a café from a decent hit out before starting a round of golf (ideally).
  • My favourite training session is: one I still know about 5 days later.
  • Tea or coffee? Both but coffee wins. Don’t come near me chamomile though.
  • My last meal would be: laced

My nutrition philosophy

You have complete control over what you consume, so view eating as an opportunity to enjoy a range of nutritious foods. It doesn’t have to be fancy or expensive, but DO give your health the best chance. If you’re an athlete, give your performance the best possible chance. Your future self will appreciate it.

Andrew works at Health Place on James Street, Fortitude Valley under the Apple To Zucchinni brand.