Ashleigh Brunner (Business Owner)

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Qualifications:

Bachelor of Science (Nutrition), Honours in Nutrition (First Class)

Bachelor of Applied Science (Exercise & Sports Science)

Accredited Practising Dietitian

Sports Dietitian

ISAK Accreditation (Skin Fold Testing)

Yoga Instructor (200 Hour, Vinyasa with Power Living Australia)

Ashleigh is an experienced Dietitian, Sports Dietitian, a qualified Yoga Instructor and the Business Owner of Body Fusion. Her inspiration to become a Dietitian stems from her desire to help clients discover how a balanced diet can prevent and treat chronic disease, promote longevity and positively influence energy and concentration levels. Ashleigh has specialised in private practise consulting and she believes in individualised approaches for clients with various conditions like diabetes & high cholesterol, weight loss and food intolerance.

Before moving into private practice Ashleigh worked as a Clinical Dietitian in both public and private hospitals where she experienced first hand the full extent to which nutrition can positively influence recovery, wellbeing and quality of life. She has spent time in Alice Springs, completing projects aimed at reducing the incidence of malnutrition within hospitals in this rural and culturally challenging community.

One of Ashleigh's fields of interest and expertise includes Sports Nutrition. She was a competitive representative in netball, soccer, surf life saving and swimming, and she regularly enjoys ocean swimming and yoga.  Ashleigh has worked with the Brisbane Roar and Gold Coast United A League Football, the Australian Squash Team, Bulls Cricket, Junior Australian Golfers, Manly Sea Eagles, Manly Rugby Union, Carlile Swimming and many runners and triathletes, helping each team or athlete unlock their full potential through adequate hydration and nutrition.

Having trained formally in presenting, Ashleigh is a skilful and engaging speaker.  She lectured at the Fitness Institute of Australia and the Australian College of Physical Education and continues to offer up to date, trustworthy nutrition information to groups of all sizes & ages.  In the last few years Ashleigh has worked extensively with ballet and  performing arts studios across Sydney.  Her team specialises in this group's nutritional requirements, offering on-site presentations, workshops and individual consultations to optimise performance.  Speaking in schools to year groups and teachers on specific nutrition concerns is also a specialty. Body Fusion's main focus in schools is to maximise students and teachers cognition and facilitate a positive relationship with food.

Ashleigh regularly writes for the media and local community, advocating balanced nutrition. She has contributed media articles on topics such as weight loss, healthy snacking, IBS, gluten intolerance, binge drinking and sports nutrition in local newspapers, magazines and online.

Being an ardent cook you'll often find Ashleigh in the kitchen during her spare time. She has a wealth of knowledge about food products and enjoys developing healthy menus for individuals and organisations.  Now that her practice has expanded to clinics including Lane Cove, Rozelle, Kirrawee, Cremorne and Balgowlah.

Aimee Boidin (Lead Dietitian, Lane Cove & Cremorne)

Qualifications

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Master of Nutrition and Dietetic Practice (Bond University)

Bachelor of Science (Majoring in Food Science and Nutrition) (University of Western Sydney)

Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD)

Level 1 ISAK Accreditation (Skin Fold Testing)

Registered Personal Trainer (Australian College of Physical Education) (Fitness Australia)

Pilates Instructor (Studio Pilates) (Fitness Australia)

Meet Aimee, an Accredited Practising Dietitian committed to promoting realistic change for individuals. Aimee incorporates a tailored and integrative approach to nutrition, empowering clients to understand self-management strategies through combining practical skills such as her 4P’s - ‘Planning, Purchasing, Preparing and Personalising’ into her practice. Her goal is to work collaboratively with individuals to ensure they can confidently apply recommended dietary changes into their daily routine and lifestyle.  

Aimee has a rich sporting background having represented NSW and attended national training camps in Bendigo and the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) for indoor and beach volleyball, exposing her to the importance of a well-fueled diet and sound nutrition principles, igniting her nutrition pathway. On completion of Aimee’s undergraduate degree, she worked passionately as a nutrition consultant and personal trainer consolidating interpersonal skills and nutritional knowledge where her hunger for medical nutrition therapy inspired her to study her Masters to become an APD.

During Aimee’s studies, she developed a sound understanding in the nutritional management of oncology, mental health, diverticular disease, diabetes (Type 2 and Gestation) and management of team sports. However, Aimee has a growing passion for IBS/’gut’ health, especially as research builds around the unique relationship between the gut and brain. She believes it isn’t as simple as providing a blanket statement to everyone with gut issues, but scientifically identifying one’s link between their mind, body, diet and lifestyle.

Aimee’s values include taking a unique, sustainable and mindful approach to her practice. Holding close these values, she aspires to support individuals with their own nutrition goals, without restriction whilst encouraging a positive mindset around food. Aimee hopes to inspire individuals to be at the forefront of their mental and physical health through the translation of food science into practical everyday recommendations and advice. After all, everybody deserves a chance for change!

In combination with her love for different cuisines, baking, creating and modifying recipes and spending hours in the supermarket, Aimee enjoys jump rope, running, creating HIIT and pilates circuits. She is also an enthusiastic pilates instructor and personal trainer, understanding the importance of exercise in the journey to good health and longevity.

Melissa Meier (Lead Dietitian Kirrawee)

Qualifications

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Master of Nutrition and Dietetics (University of Sydney)

Bachelor of Applied Science, Exercise and Sports Science (University of Sydney)

Accredited Practising Dietitian

Melissa is an energetic and enthusiastic Accredited Practising Dietitian. She is passionate about helping others to lead healthier lives and teaching people how to use nutrition to better their health. Her nutrition philosophy focuses on real, wholefoods and finding balance.

Melissa is particularly interested in Coeliac Disease, having lived with the condition for almost ten years herself. Other areas of interest include weight loss, heart disease, hypertension, IBS, food allergies and intolerance.

Throughout her studies, Melissa also became well-versed in the nutritional management of diabetes (gestational and Type 2), aged care, oncology, colorectal surgery and mental illness.   Melissa also has thorough knowledge of children’s nutrition. She completed her Masters research project on the nutritional quality of children’s lunchbox snacks, so has an extensive understanding of food products that are targeted at this age group.

Melissa was also recently involved in the development of an e-book on children’s nutrition. Melissa has a background in sport, having completed a Bachelor of Applied Science in Exercise and Sport Science before moving on to study her Master of Nutrition and Dietetics.

She grew up in a very active family and participated avidly in swimming, dancing and basketball as a youngster. These days, she enjoys pilates and walking her Labrador, Sam.

Melissa is a creative person and thoroughly enjoys combining this with her love of nutrition. As a passionate foodie, Melissa loves being in the kitchen creating delicious, healthy recipes. With her nutrition knowledge in tow, Melissa can give practical, realistic and individualised advice on meal planning, preparation and cooking. She is a big believer in healthy food being delicious and affordable. As they say, the proof is in the pudding – so check out some of her creations on Instagram @honest_nutrition. As another outlet for her creative side, Melissa enjoys writing for the likes of Healthy Food Guide and myBody+soul, where she loves to share her evidence-based, realistic approach to nutrition.