How can Movement & Nutrition help you?
Nutrition – Kettlebell Training – Yoga
- reliable nutrition advice based on science
- practical cooking guidance
- effective and efficient strength coaching
- transformative flexibility, mobility and movement training
A sustainable approach to achieving the healthiest you!
Would you like to take control of your health and put the spring back in your step?
Do you struggle with diet and exercise?
You’re not alone.
But increasing fatigue, weight gain and stiffness aren’t inevitable as you travel toward middle age and beyond.
You need a new approach to diet and fitness you can stick with. An approach that puts your health first – and doesn’t demand all of your time.
Movement & Nutrition is for you!
Good nutrition, proper movement and strength training improve and help maintain your long-term health. Yes, “cardio” is important. But you can get all the cardio you need for good health from your everyday activities. Your life is busy and your time is limited. Focus on nutrition, movement and strength and take control of your health.
Hi, I’m Ralph
I’m a nutritionist, kettlebell coach and yoga teacher based in Edinburgh, Scotland.
I started Movement & Nutrition to help busy people stay healthy and strong. So they can lead the active lives they want to – for as long as they want to.
And I have a unique background to help you achieve a lifelong and healthy approach to diet and exercise. I’ll give you the tools, motivation and accountability – without taking over your life.
So, if you’ve got time, here is my background.
There’s so much misinformation and pseudoscience around nutrition. How do you know what to believe?
I’m a nutritionist with a bachelor’s (honours 1st class) degree in nutrition from Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh. I’m a registered with the Association for Nutrition (the independent regulator for Registered Nutritionists). And I’ve been back to Queen Margaret to teach the Nutritionists and Dieticians of tomorrow. I have the academic knowledge to give you evidence-based nutritional advice. The knowledge to help you make healthy food choices based on science.
With my help, you can make the healthy choice the delicious choice. During over 25 years working as a professional chef, I’ve taught countless complete novices and experienced cooks how to prepare delicious food. And how to keep it quick and simple.
And I have the exercise coaching experience to help you improve your fitness.
I started training with kettlebells in 2007. As a 3rd degree black belt, I taught Taekwondo for over 10 years. And I used kettlebells to improve my strength and fitness for my martial art.
In 2015 I certified as a StrongFirst instructor and I’ve been teaching kettlebells ever since. Why StrongFirst? Because StrongFirst sets the standard for kettlebell instructor certification.
I practised yoga throughout my Taekwondo career to maintain the flexibility and mobility needed for this dynamic martial art. Now I’ve stepped back from Taekwondo but have deepened my yoga practice and certified as a yoga teacher.
Hardstyle kettlebell training will improve your mobility. But the emphasis is on strength. Yoga provides a synergistic focus on movement and flexibility. This synergy of yoga practice and kettlebell training ensures a holistic approach to exercise for long-term health.
Exercise is great for your health, but it can test the limits of your body. Poor quality movement increases the physical stresses of training and life, escalating your risk of injury.
In 2016 I certified with Functional Movement Systems. FMS method uses screening and corrective strategies to improve the movement of people from all walks of life.
The Functional Movement Systems concept is simple “Move well. Move often”.
How I can help you
It’s tough fitting exercise and healthy eating around your family and career. I understand that. The long anti-social hours in the hospitality industry made it difficult for me too. And it hasn’t got any easier.
I also understand you want to take control of your health and fitness. You want to eat healthily and find an effective training plan to fit your busy life. And you want to stick with it for the long-term.
I can help.
- Low maintenance healthy eating – how to choose the most nutritious foods and how to cook simple, delicious and healthy food.
- Time-efficient strength and mobility improvement to prepare you for the physical challenges life throws at you
Expect a down-to-earth and straightforward approach. Honesty and clarity are my thing; not sugar coating.
- We’ll start with where you are now.
- Then we’ll agree on a plan that works for you.
- I’ll teach you the tools you’ll need to succeed.
- And I’ll hold you accountable.
You need good advice. You need clear direction. You need to set priorities and realistic goals.
I can help.
I’m committed to helping you achieve your best health with a sustainable approach to diet and exercise.
Because if you succeed, I succeed.
And we’ll have fun along the way.
If you want to change your diet, improve your fitness or simply take control of your health.
I can help.