Melissa Smith

Everyone is at different places on their health journey. I understand the challenges of balancing life and your health, as I have overcome my own struggles too. I’m a Type 1 diabetic, have coeliac disease, reactive arthritis and PCOS, so I am passionate about health and wellbeing, and understanding the importance of taking control of your health.

I have a Bachelor of Science majoring in Human Nutrition and Bachelor of Physical Education majoring in Exercise Prescription from the University of Otago. I am a certified Fitgenes Practitioner and I’m also currently working towards my Clinical Nutrition registration. So you can trust you are in good hands!

I’m a keen sportsperson, having spent many seasons on the netball court and playing a variety of sports including athletics, basketball, rugby and rowing. I have over 10 years’ experience in the health and fitness industry (from Personal Training, Sport Southland Active Lifestyles Coordinator and Southern DHB Healthy Eating Healthy Action (HEHA) Manager).

I offer a range of services including nutritional consultations, genetic profiling (coming soon) and personal training sessions so you can choose your area of focus. Let me support you to piece together your complete health picture, allowing you to be the best version of yourself, fitting in with your genetics, preferences and lifestyle.

With my personal experiences and the scientific knowledge I thrive to understand, I believe I have the tools to enhance you from within. My aim is to enable you to live your best life, moving towards natural vitality and healthy longevity.

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Nutrition and Personal Training