Your dedicated blog to keep you running positive

Meet our panel of health and wellness experts who are here to keep you at your best!

Kirsty WelshKirsty Welsh

Personal Trainer, Health & Wellness Expert; Health Writer & Presenter

She is a qualified Fitness Trainer & Yogafit Instructor; holds a Bachelor of Applied Science in Health and Human Movement; and is a qualified CHEK Holistic Lifestyle Coach & Reiki & NLP and Timeline Therapy Practitioner; and it doesn’t stop there.  

For Kirsty, health and wellness is a way of life and she is keenly passionate about inspiring others to help them achieve their optimum health. Aside from running a successful personal training business, Kirsty has also worked extensively in the media & entertainment industry; as the personal trainer for Mel B (Scary Spice), the 2011 Final 12 X-Factor contestants, and as a trainer for Channel 9’s BIG: Extreme Makeover.



kesh1 061Kesava Commerford

Personal Trainer & Specialist in Plant-Based Diets

Kes’ training philosophy is simple – in order to burn more, one must use more. “We were built to push, pull, run, jump, lift and climb. Utilising our larger muscle groups in this range of natural movements allows us to achieve more out of a workout.”

A dedicated and passionate trainer who knows how to get results, Kes is also a vegetarian who demonstrates a particular knowledge and awareness in the ability to build strength and power modelled solely on a plant based diet.



sam-christie-sltm-Lg-1Sam Christie

Podiatrist, Writer, Expert on Women’s Heels & Sports Shoes

Formerly an elite athlete, it was at the Sports Institute that Sam first discovered his love for sports medicine and health care and decided to carve out a career as a podiatrist.

An Accredited Practicing Podiatrist and a member of the Australian Podiatry Association and Sports Medicine Australia, Sam knows just about everything there is to know about feet. He’s experienced in lower limb biomechanics and postural alignment, sports injuries, children’s podiatry, laser therapies and nail surgery and bracing; but it’s his wonderfully engaging style and his ability to just talk and talk that makes him so popular.




Headshot_Jono Nicholas, by Inspire Foundation

Jono Nicholas

Psychologist and CEO of the Inspire Foundation

Jono is one of the most prominent and passionate advocates for the mental health of young people in Australia.

A member of the original team that launched the service in 1998, Jono has a background in child psychology and human rights, having completed an Honours Degree in Psychology and a Masters in Public Health. Having helped build to be Australia’s leading youth mental health service when he was Director of Programs for Inspire Foundation in Australia, Jono was pivotal in establishing Inspire Ireland in 2009. When he returned in 2010, Jono became the CEO of Inspire Foundation in Australia and has led the organisation through significant growth in the amount of young people who get help each year from



Jess Robinson

Health and Fitness Blogger & Personal Trainer

Jess knows that sometimes the path to good health feels like it’s all uphill. A writer, editor, personal trainer and passionate health and fitness blogger, she understands the issues many people face every day. Lack of motivation, time constraints, self-doubt and other emotional issues? She’s been there. And the things that drive her? Probably the same things that drive you.

No gym equipment? No worries. Jess shares workouts to suit all kinds of situations. She believes in being realistic, kind to yourself and working to the best of your abilities. Her aim is to help people understand that perfection should never be the goal – good health and happiness is where it’s all at!

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Sally Joseph

Clinical Nutritionist

Sally is a leading, qualified Clinical Nutritionist, speaker, and author of top selling e-book Eat Yourself Healthy In 28 Days with over 15 yrs experience in both clinical practice and industry consulting.

Sally began her career after she was inspired to help others when she overcame her personal battle with chronic illness in the form of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Hashimoto’s (underactive thyroiditis) and Lupus SLE and a pituitary tumor.

Since qualifying as a Clinical Nutritionist, Sally has helped thousands of patients overcome their own common and complex health conditions and illnesses, using the same proven dietary & nutritional medicine solutions she used to heal from own illnesses.


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