Meet Melanie J
I am a Sydney-based Sports Dietitian and Personal Trainer.
I’ve always been fascinated by what the human body is capable of when nutrition and fitness is not only a priority but a constant way of life.
I currently work in multidisciplinary sports centred clinics in the Eastern Suburbs and Sutherland Shire, consulting to individual athletes and professional teams. Previously, I have worked in chronic health management, aged care and hospitals.
Sport has always being a huge part of my life. Growing up in country Queensland, I enjoyed competing in swimming and middle distance running events throughout the state and overseas. After a recurring foot injury, I became ‘banished’ to indoor cycle classes as my only adrenaline kick. Surprisingly, this is where my true enjoyment for the fitness industry began, becoming a Cycle Instructor and Personal Trainer myself. My motivation comes from my ability to inspire others. I set an example for my clients and am consistently setting my own fitness and performance goals.
Enhancing training and performance through nutritional strategies is my passion. Most recently, I completed an internship with the NSW Rugby Waratahs, which consolidated my knowledge of nutrition strategies for strength, endurance and rehabilitation. It also highlighted the positive impact nutrition can have on the body’s ability to perform at its best.
On a personal note, my greatest loves are food (of course), outdoor adventure sports and travelling. I definitely can’t live without coffee, scrambled eggs or my dog, Teddy. I enjoy having the knowledge to achieve a fulfilling and healthy lifestyle and love sharing this with others.
- International Olympic Committee Diploma of Sports Nutrition (current)
- Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics (Griffith University)
- ISAK Level 1 Anthropometrist
- TSL Accredited Sweat Profiler
- Certificate III and IV in Fitness
- Level 2 Running Coach
- Les Mills Group Exercise Instructor (GRIT, BodyPump, RPM)
Melanie currently consults to and has been involved with several professional teams and individual athletes including:
- Blacktown Workers Sea Eagles NRL
- Randwick Rugby Union
- Sydney United Football Club
- NSW Rugby Waratahs (2016/17 Nutrition Fellowship)
- Professional and amateur fighters including muay thai and boxers
- Endurance athletes specifically triathletes, ironmen and ultra endurance runners
- Adolescent athletes in particular swimmers
- Power athletes including cross-fit
- Adventure warriors including rock climbers and divers