Welcome to the
Sports Nutrition Association
The people behind your success
get to know Our Team


President & Founder
Alex Thomas is an experienced Clinical Accredited Sports Nutritionist. He is the Australasian Ambassador of the ISSN (International Society of Sports Nutrition). He is co-creator of the Metabolic Health Screen (A health risk and contraindication identification and triage system – now imbedded in the MyPocketcoach platform), Founder of Sports Nutrition Australia > NewZealand > Asia, and now the Global Association (Sports Nutrition Association) and Sports Nutrition USA.


Advisory Board Member
Eric Helms PhD, CSCS is drug-free bodybuilding and powerlifting science communicator. He coaches natural athletes as a part of team 3D Muscle Journey and publishes peer-reviewed academic articles and blogs about physique and strength sport. He speaks at academic and commercial conferences, appears on fitness, nutrition and exercise science podcasts and is active on social media.


Advisory Board Member
Joseph Coyne is an exercise physiologist, sports scientist and sports nutritionist from Gold Coast, Australia. He is currently the Director of Athletic Development for Lindisfarne AGS. He has previously been the Physical Preparation Coach for the Chinese Athletics Association’s jump & sprints section; where he handled the rehabilitation and strength & power training for China’s best track & field athletes.


Advisory Board Member
Dr Joe Klemczewski has earned degrees in physical therapy, health, nutrition, literary journalism, and health education. He is currently pursuing a masters in social psychology. Klemczewski began licensing The Diet Doc business model in 2007 and has helped develop 150 Diet Doc Weight-Loss Centers around the world. He has spoken at universities, school systems, fitness camps, medical organizations, and Fortune 500 companies. Joe was a contributing science editor for Chelo Publishing for fourteen years.


Advisory Board Member
Laurin Conlin is an IFBB Pro Bikini Competitor, holds both a B.S. and M.S. in Exercise Science, and is the owner of Team LoCoFit. Her coaching team at LoCoFit helps clients achieve competitive success while focusing on long-term health interests through a scientific, evidence-based approach. Laurin’s mission is to redefine healthy within the fitness industry! Conlin lectures internationally on topics including nutrition, training, psychological aspects of dieting, and fitness entrepreneurship.


Advisory Board Member
Danny has a masters degree (MSc.) in Nutritional Sciences from University College Cork, during which time Danny took classes in biochemistry, clinical nutrition, micronutrient interactions and physiology. Previous to this Danny also completed a BSc. Degree in Biology and Physics Education and spent a year teaching these subjects. Danny is the founder of Sigma Nutrition and head of content creation for the company. Known for hosting the top-ranked podcast Sigma Nutrition Radio, Danny is also a respected educator in the field.


Advisory Board Member
Dr Cliff Harvey (PhD, DipFit, DipNat) is a registered clinical nutritionist, former world champion and world record-holding strength athlete, and researcher. He has been coaching people ranging from world champion athletes through to the chronically and acutely unwell to perform at their best, since the 1990s. Cliff’s master’s degree research focussed on the use of medium-chain triglycerides to mitigate ‘keto-flu’ and encourage faster induction of nutritional ketosis, and his doctoral research on identifying markers of carbohydrate tolerance and appropriateness of different diets to individuals.


Advisory Board Member
Matthew White is an exercise scientist and accredited sports nutritionist with a passion for helping others to optimal performance. He mainly coaches CrossFit athletes to be fitter, stronger and more powerful, sprinkling some gymnastics on top. Matt wants to see the fitness industry in New Zealand grow and develop as a whole and nutrition coaching is one place that is in desperate need of this for the mainstream trainer. In his free time, he likes to find and eat the best burgers in town. Got a recommendation, throw ‘em his way!


Advisory Board Member
Jackson is a competitive boxer, bodybuilder, rower and sports nutritionist, currently completing his PhD in Clinical & Sports Nutrition at the University of Western Australia. He has completed a BSc in Sports Science, and Exercise & Health, and an Honours degree (First Class) in Exercise Physiology. Jackson’s research focuses on novel strategies for maximising performance and muscle retention while reducing body fat. He has also directed the largest athlete weight-loss trial in Australia, and the first randomised controlled trial investigating diet breaks in weight-trained athletes.
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