Fitness Experts

Our online Gurus here to help and give guidance

From World Champions to Exercise Physiologists, Nutritionists to Professional Fitness Trainers, this is your chance to connect with fitness experts from all over the world. For help, advice, ideas and inspiration on topics such as fitness training programs, exercise prescription, cooking and healthy eating choices, diet and weight loss direction or any wellbeing matter we have an expert that can help. Our fitness experts are displayed below by profession with a brief bio of experience so you can post the right question to the right fitness expert.

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Matt O'Neill

One of Australia's top Nutritionists and a regular on Channel 7's Sunrise and Morning Show and Weight Loss Coach for Men's Health Magazine (Australia), Matt's trusted advice has helped millions of people enhance their diet, wellbeing and body shape.

Director and Nutritionist at the SmartShape Centre for Weight Management, which he founded in 2000 to provide people with inspiring weight loss tips tools and training. Matt has delivered over 1000 media interviews, hundreds of seminars and has presented in 8 countries. Before he founded SmartShape, Matt was the Nutritionist and Senior Food Policy Officer for the Australian Consumers Association / Choice Magazine.

Fitness Results

Penny Lomas

Penny Lomas is a registered Personal Trainer and Pilates Instructor based in Melbourne. She specializes in rehabilitation and corrective exercise, body sculpting and extreme body transformation, lifestyle coaching and sports specific nutrition. Penny is also a Bio signature Modulation Practitioner and a National Level Sponsored Figure Athlete.

Penny is a Fitness Model and cover girl, and a health and fitness writer and regular columnist for female fitness magazines. Penny lives and breathes health and fitness and has a pure passion for clean living.

Simon Gittins (UK)

Fitness wise, Simon has been participating in various sporting activities all his life and considers himself as a 'competitive animal'. Keeping fit and in top shape in order to do justice in any sport is of the highest priority. Helping people to keep fit using various weight loss, toning and muscle building workout routines and fitness products, Simon uses his online experience and skills to help others fight obesity, achieve their fitness, weight loss and muscle building goals to be in the best shape of their lives everyday of their lives. It's a lifestyle thing!


Shelly Taylor-Smith

7-time World No.1 Women's Marathon Swimming Champion, Shelley Taylor-Smith is the only woman to hold a No.1 world ranking for both men and women in the history of any sport worldwide.

Retired 8yrs, Shelley switched swimsuit for business suit, now creating Champions in all of us with her down to earth, openness and honesty. Shelley has a Bachelors in Education in Physical Education, is a qualified trainer in NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) and currently pursuing her doctorate in Philosophy. Shelley is also an international conference and convention speaker.

Setting Goals

James Short

Over sixteen years experience in assisting people achieving their goals. James has an understanding of the body and mind through his sports science degree, and as a trainer in neuro-linguistic programming, time line therapy, & hypnotherapy has identified a system that truly works.

James has excelled in the business and fitness arena resulting in various awards and accolades. He has developed a system that assists individuals & groups of people to work together to achieve their goals. His process turns those dreams into goals, then into reality.

Exercise Physiologist

Dr Mark McKean

Dr McKean has an extensive background in fitness, strength and conditioning and has coached athletes in 28 different sports, 18 to international level including Olympic and World Championship medals in eight sports. An Accredited Exercise Physiologist with ESSA, a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through NSCA America, a Level Two Strength and Conditioning Coach through ASCA, and a Level 3 Exercise Professional with Fitness Australia, Dr McKean provides consulting services to sporting and fitness organisations, conducting workshops and lectures nationally and internationally.


Lesley Gray

With almost 30 years experience in the fitness industry, Lesley Gray has a wealth of knowledge and expertise. Lesley teaches a broad range of group exercise classes, specializing in Yoga and Pilates. She is also a leading instructor trainer and educator, leading new and aspiring instructors to success. Each year she presents at the international fitness convention FILEX at Darling Harbour in Sydney. Her passion is prescribing and delivering exercise programs that deliver results in the most sensible and effective way. Thousands of people have benefited from this commonsense approach, either in a group situation or one on one. Lesley lives by her mantra "do it right for the best results.

Allan Menezes

Allan Menezes is the pioneer of the Pilates and Gyrotonics Methods in Australasia. He is also the author of the international bestseller, "The Complete Guide to the Pilates Method" as well as publisher of 20 Pilates DVDs that are sold internationally. He lectures on Menezes Method Pilates around the world and specializes in back pain and training physiotherapists in Functional Pilates. He also lectures at the FILEX conventions and is passionate about creating new movements and techniques that deliver results fast.

Pre & Post Natal Expert

Vicky Warr

Vicky Warr is a pre and post natal fitness specialist who founded The Beez Kneez, providing pregnancy and post natal group fitness classes, small group training and home personal training. With over ten years experience of working with mums and mums to be, Vicky has trained celebrity mums and other mums either as one to one personal training or in small groups. She regularly contributes to BBC and LBC radio, is the pregnancy consultant for Mothercare, UK and regularly features in Prima Baby Magazine. She is also a mum of two young children and participates in triathlons.

Fitness Over 40

Rachel Cohen

Rachel is a director and co-founder of Xperteze Training. Based on Sydney's Northern beaches, Xperteze offers a range of small group classes and personal training for the over 40's market including programs such as Fitness Over 40, Kettlebell Core, Yoga/Pilates Synergy, Fuzion Fitness, Just Weights and Zumba. With over 20 years involvement in the fitness industry Rachel is passionate about helping clients improve their health and well being, and achieve long term benefits and results through fitness training and healthy living. Rachel is currently doing a Physiogenomics course enabling Xperteze to offer "genetic risk profiling" to their clients.