Fiona MannFiona Mann

Associate Sports Dietitian, Accredited Practising Dietitian, ISAK Level 1 Anthropometrist

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Health Science – Nutrition & Dietetics (Hons)
  • Bachelor of Economics – Nutrition & Dietetics (Hons)
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  • Associate Sports Dietitian
  • Level 1 Anthropometrist

Fiona is committed to an individualised, client centred approach to assisting athletes of all stages and ages maximise their performance through tailored nutrition plans. She has lots of life and training experience and can empathise with clients; ensuring together they find solutions to fit easily within the client’s lifestyle and training schedules, making them sustainable.

Fiona believes that no goal is too small or too insignificant; and her passion is helping people through nutrition to achieve their full potential; be it in their 1st 5km Fun Run or their 20th Ultramarathon.

Fiona utilises the latest research and evidence bases to find solutions for clients which are sustainable in their lifestyle and loves motivating people towards their goals.

She spent 15 years working in finance and fund management, when her marathon and triathlon racing led her to see a sports dietitian. The sports dietitian (funnily, Sally from Apple to Zucchini!!) inspired her so much and she saw great changes in her racing and lifestyle she left finance and went back to university to study dietetics.

Nutrition has played a large part in her sporting career. She has raced several ironman triathlons, 15 marathons and several ultramarathons. She has placed top 10 in the national marathon titles, often placing top three in her age group and won the female event in an 80km ultramarathon in 2014 and is one day hoping to make it to South Africa and race Comrades.

She has also raced in New Zealand, Boston and across Australia so is equipped to help athletes who need to travel for events.

Fiona is passionate about life in general, but especially

  • Endurance sports (marathons, ultramarathons, ironman/half ironman triathlons, cycling)
  • Running
  • Children’s nutrition, especially around sport and healthy eating
  • Disordered eating
  • Weight loss/obesity
  • Team sports (rugby, cricket)

Two things I can’t live without are:
My family (dogs included) and my treadmill so I can train while my son is still asleep!
9am on a Sunday morning, and I am:
Standing on a rugby field cheering for my son while trying not to seize up after a long run.
My favourite training session is:
Any, I love them all….but I do tend to bounce out of bed most easily for my long runs.
Tea or coffee?
Tea, I am a bit of a Nanna!!! But coffee if it’s been a very early training session.
My last meal would be:
Bhuja mix (ok so not nutritionally balanced but it is my last meal….)

My nutrition philosophy:
Food is meant to be enjoyed and make you happy. Your body will love you and perform for you if you eat a balanced, healthy, colourful, varied diet. All foods can be consumed in moderation and healthy eating does not equate to restrictive eating. I have personally experienced the training and lifestyle benefits of a healthy balanced diet and firmly believe that no matter who you are you cannot outrun or out train a poor unbalanced diet, in the end it will catch up with you!

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