ABOUT MELANIE

Nutritionist & Trainer

Hi, my name is Melanie, I’m a university qualified nutritionist specialising in fat loss and fertility nutrition, a Pilates instructor, and a personal trainer. I also specialise in natural fertility management and pregnancy and post-natal and I teach Hypnobirthing. Nutrition consultations and personal training sessions are available from my home studio in Werribee, Victoria.

In the area of fat loss, I specialise in:

  • Female fat loss

  • Female body recomposition - sports nutrition and recomposition training

  • Female bodybuilding - natural federations, the bikini and fitness model category, specialising in first timers and mums

  • Pregnancy nutrition and exercise

  • Post-natal repair and recovery including pelvic floor stability and strength and abdominal separation and overhang.

  • Nutrition for fat loss with a special interest in macros, metabolic nutrition and fat loss for women over 40 and during perimenopause/menopause.

 

I use my LEAN system in conjunction with my TONED system to help women dramatically recomposition their bodies to build lean muscle and reduce body fat levels. Some of my own transformations are below from my late 30’s and early 40’s around having two babies.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Commerce (Monash University)

  • Post Graduate Certificate in Nutrition (Deakin University)

  • Foundation Diploma in Naturopathy

  • Certificate in Nutrition Coaching

  • Trained teacher in natural fertility education

  • Certificate III and IV in group fitness and personal training

  • Certificate in Pilates

  • Certificate in Pregnancy & Post-Natal Exercise

  • Certificate in Hypnobirthing (The Mongan Method)

Bodybuilding Competition History

  • I started competing in my mid-thirties with my last competition in my forties - ladies it is never to late!

  • I have placed and won at a Victorian, national and international level in the category bikini and fitness model.

  • I qualified for and went onto compete at the Australian Championships in Canberra.

  • I then qualified to compete at the Natural Olympia in Las Vegas. America, where I placed third in bikini (bronze medal).

  • I have also coached many females for competing in bodybuilding. Many of my female bodybuilding clients also went on to win and qualify at a national level.

Natural Fertility, Pregnancy, Hypnobirthing and Post-Natal Programs

I also specialise in natural fertility management and fertility nutrition helping women improve their health and boost their fertility so that they can become pregnant using my FERTILE system. 

I also offer pregnancy programs, post-natal programs and Hypnobirthing classes and education.

 

Market in a Box

Market in a Box is a nutrition supply business that I own with my husband. We deliver fruit and vegetable boxes and premium market produce from markets to customers throughout Melbourne. My husband jokes that I couldn't get my nutrition clients to eat enough fruit and vegetables and so now I bring their fruit and vegetables to them. I'm passionate about markets, their produce and the family businesses and Australian farmers we support through Market in a Box. 

Professional Writing

I have written for and featured in magazines such as ‘Woman’s Day’ and had my own Food Q&A Column in the Australian magazine ‘Nature and Health’.

In my spare time

I have 2 children and we love the great outdoors, regularly camping, hiking and getting out in nature. I love animals and always have a stream of rescues coming in, including chickens, rabbits and we have 1 dog. I pet sit small animals that can't go into kennels.  I enjoy gardening and growing some of my own food.

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