NUTRITION

A WHOLEFOOD PLANT-BASED SPORTS NUTRITION SERVICE SPECIALISING IN SPORTS PERFORMANCE,

RECOVERY, AND HEALTH.

 

Understanding a healthy and proper approach to nutrition is not a privilege, it is a capability we should all have. Implementing a healthy wholefood plant-based approach to training, competing and general well-being will have compelling benefits.

 

Using an evidence-based approach, guidance is provided on adopting and thriving on a well-balanced wholefood plant-based diet. This includes ensuring adequate calories are consumed, protein levels are not unnecessarily exceeded, and key micro-nutrients are met.

The primary interest is using the wholefood plant-based approach to improve performance and recovery, however, the benefits can extend to weight loss and improved health and well-being. Fitness Locker's mission is to research and educate about a wholefood plant-based lifestyle in order to make the appropriate choices, sharing information demonstrating how easy it can be. 

 

Consultations

Consultations are offered to assist with -

  • transitioning to a wholefood plant-based diet using a set of guidelines devised to make the journey easy,

  • fine-tuning to ensure the nutritional requirements meet the sporting goals,

  • weight-loss, and improvements to the quality of life.

 

These can be as a one-off session or undertaking a programme over a set period of time. For athletes, this can work alongside their existing training plan or be packaged up into a comprehensive Fitness Locker coaching plan. 

A consultation may also include body composition analyses for benchmarking purposes as well as identifying any possible health-related concerns.

Please note, consultations are not undertaken for pregnant women, young children, and those suffering from medical conditions. Fitness Locker collaborates with a team of trusted plant-based medical experts to whom you would be referred to.

Plant-Based Recipes

There are 40-plus wholefood plant-based recipes available exclusively to all paying members. These cover breakfasts, main meals, snacks, condiments, and pre and during training options. All recipes exclude the use of oil.

Plant-Based Nutrition for Sport Workshops

These popular plant-based nutrition workshops have been the ideal platform to educate athletes about two of the most important facets of well-being – being active and eating well. The goal is to demonstrate how easy a wholefood plant-based lifestyle can be, as well as creating awareness in making smarter decisions.

Since 2018, 25 workshops have been delivered with up to 70 attendees at a time and across 11 centres in New Zealand and Queensland, Australia. Various forms of these presentations have featured at expos, festivals, event panels and on educational webinars.

The topics covered have included:

  • Why plant-based is advantageous for athletes

  • Key nutrients including protein and iron

  • Meeting carbohydrate and calorie requirements

  • Maximising nutrient absorption

  • Mythbusting topics such as soy, fats and oils

  • Feeding strategies for athletes

  • Fueling an ultramarathon

  • The Keto discussion

  • Female athlete triad

  • Gastrointestinal distress

  • Understanding the athlete’s perspective

  • How the health and performance outcomes benefit each other​

 

Kitchen Coaching

The objective is to create an environment that facilitates smarter decisions when shopping and cooking. The simplicity of a wholefood plant-based diet provides all of the dietary requirements without the need to count calories, weigh, split macro and micronutrients, or even reduce carbohydrates. This service can be brought straight into your kitchen.

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