Andrew Hall

Accredited Practising Dietitian, Sports Dietitian & Exercise Scientist, Level 1 Anthropometrist

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Exercise Science
  • Bachelor of Health Science (Hons)
  • Master of Dietetics Studies
  • ESSAM – Exercise Scientist
  • SDA – Accredited Sports Dietitian
  • DAA – Accredited Practicing Dietitian & Accredited Nutritionist
  • Level 1 Anthropometrist

Andrew is motivated by improving the nutrition, health and performance of others, ranging from recreational to elite athletes. Fascinated by interactions between the environment, food, and the human body, he uses current scientific evidence whilst adjusting recommendations to the individual’s unique requirements and situation (e.g injury, training periodisation, intolerances). Andrew is a strong supporter of a whole foods approach, but understands that flexibility is necessary to meet an individual’s real life personal preference.

Worked with:

  • Gold Coast Suns Football Club
  • Cricket Australia Contractor
  • Cyclists (UCI to recreational)
  • National representatives (softball, athletics, gymnastics, weightlifting, rowing)
  • Simon Black Aussie Rules Academy
  • QUT research assistant
  • University tutor and Research adjunct
  • Seminars to schools, training facilities and workplaces

Andrew played many sports growing up, but primarily focused on basketball as the time requirements grew. Competing in underage national championships allowed him to learn the rigors of training at a high level. Sport then took a back seat as his focus shifted towards studying exercise science; it was during this degree that an extra intrigue into the nutrition implications of athletes began. This led to the development of an honours project investigating the combination of carbohydrate and protein consumption during cycling.

Andrew believes that staying up to date with the latest sports nutrition research is paramount to providing his clients the very best service.

Specialties:

  • Injury Management Nutrition (muscle loss mitigation, tendons, inflammation)
  • Maximising athletic performance through nutrition guidance
  • Optimising body composition for performance & health – muscle gain & fat loss
  • Endurance events (Cycling, Triathlon, Marathon, IronMan, Tennis)
  • Team sports (AFL, Basketball, Hockey, Rugby)
  • Heat tolerance/stress
  • Youth & development athletes
  • Vegetarian/Food Intolerances/Coeliac

Two things I can’t live without are:
Music and coffee
9am on a Sunday morning, and I am:
Ideally…ride, cafe, markets, then maybe golf if things are going well.
My favourite training session is:
One I still know about 4 days later.
Tea or coffee?
Both but coffee wins. Don’t come near me with chamomile though.
My last meal would be:
Carrot cake + an affogato.

My nutrition philosophy:
You have complete control over what you consume, so view eating as an opportunity to enjoy a range of nutritious foods. It doesn’t have to be fancy or expensive, but DO give your health the best chance. If you’re an athlete, give your performance the best possible chance. Your future self will appreciate it.

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