Melanie Gardiner

I'm Melanie Gardiner, a Registered Nutritional Therapist & Health Coach with expertise as an Integrative Sports Nutritionist. 


I'm a fitness enthusiast who understands the importance of nutrition & I know how good I feel when I am eating the right foods for my body to help enhance performance & speed up recovery. You don't need to be buying yet another sports nutrition book touting the latest diet with its ‘one size fits all’ approach to nutrition. You need a plan – a way to eat that is right just for your body, your sport, your training, your goals – and the accountability and coaching to make it work in your life. Take the next step with me and let's start your journey to a better you and get you from pillow to podium. 


I will coach you to success.  Just as an athlete needs a coach to train them, make them stronger, help them reach their peak, I too am a coach.  I will help you identify and keep your goals, uncover any barriers, create a clear path towards those goals and provide the support, challenge and accountability that you need to succeed. 


What is unique about me and my approach to sports nutrition?   I have an extremely individualized approach to your nutrition to help enhance not only your performance but also your health, something which is overlooked in traditional sports nutrition.  I'll help correct nutritional deficiencies in your diet through the use of food, and, if, necessary, supplementation. 


One question I have for you...Have you been listened to as an individual or an athlete when you have spoken about health concerns to your GP or coach about symptoms you feel are hindering your performance, recovery, health and overall wellbeing? Or have you just accepted that it is genetics or that it is normal to feel this way? 


Think back to when you felt your absolute best... wouldn't you like to feel that again? I'm here to listen and get to the root cause of what’s really going on.  99.9% of the time, it stems from poor gut health.  For you to be your very best, your gut health needs to be addressed – it is at the very epicentre of how you perform, recover and feel. 


As a result of working with me, you will feel stronger, experience longer bouts of energy/endurance, strengthen your immunity to avoid losing training days due to frequent infections or illnesses, learn the importance of diet & lifestyle factors that may be hindering your performance and recovery, all this while bolstering good nutritional strategies to support injury, prevention, recovery and wellness, well into your later years. 


As well as working with fitness enthusiasts and athletes, I work with individuals to help them improve their digestive health and support liver detoxification to help them achieve more energy, better sleep, management of body composition and much more asides.  When you address these two body systems there can be many beneficial results. 


Melanie Gardiner

Zest4life Associate

    01506 348924