I grew up in South Africa overweight and with very little any confidence. 15 years ago, I found solitude in bodybuilding which gave me discipline, drive and self-belief. I have been competing for the last 6 years in Classic Physique and I am obsessed with the art form of posing - the 90s was my jam! I've had over 10 top 3 placings and recently won the NFMUK European Championships and my next targets are to earn my PCA and IFBB Pro status.
I love research and have always wanted to know the mechanics of how things work, be it the metabolism of nutrients and their role in performance, the molecular basis of sports/health supplements or the intricacies of bodybuilding pharmacology - PEDs.
I have spent the last 10 years in academia studying life-threatening diseases and am currently wrapping up my PhD in Molecular Biology. My primary goal has always been to help people, where my passion lies in the utility of education and open and honest conversations to empower people to make better performance-oriented, yet health-conscious decisions. I am a die hard heavy metal fan, detest musicals - yet am partial to classical music and the theatre - and, like Rick, am also very fond of fast things.
I'm tired of people using overly complicated and confusing language to flaunt their intelligence or to try to sound smart without ever actually contributing to more than their egos. I strive to break down complex concepts into simple take homes, while listening to the individual needs of each and every client. Achieving goals isn’t enough - I want those I help to learn, to grow and to thrive.
FdSc Biological Sciences, BSc Molecular and Cellular Biology, MSc Biosciences
PhD Molecular Biology & Biophysics, PgDip Performance Nutrition
Level 4 Advanced Nutrition, Level 4 Personal Training