Coffs Coast Nutrition is the local area’s most trusted nutrition and dietetics practice. Our team provides individualized nutrition, exercise and wellness advice in a supportive, caring and non-judgmental environment (in person and via phone and email). Our holistic approach is designed to help you achieve the best possible result. We also offer a greater range of appointment days and times than other nutrition practices in Coffs Harbour.

Coffs Coast Nutrition is a small local business. We don't employ physiotherapists, massage therapists or occupational therapists, however we are happy to work alongside other allied health professionals or refer you to the appropriate person. The fact that we are a small business is an advantage because it means that you will receive more personalised attention than if you were to attend a bigger clinic that employs a large number of staff. Our dietitians and personal trainer are also highly qualified and experienced.  

Our personal trainer offers one-on-one and small group exercise sessions in the privacy of our studio gym (or outdoors, if preferred). Sessions are effective and fun, and we guarantee that you won't feel intimidated.

Coffs Coast Nutrition owns an AlterG anti-gravity treadmill which uses state of the art NASA technology to reduce loading during walking and running. This technology is generally only available in major cities (Coffs Coast Nutrition has the only anti-gravity treadmill between Coffs Harbour and the QLD border). The AlterG treadmill is NOT your typical treadmill. It uses differential air pressure to enable pain-free walking or running at 20-100% body weight. This equipment is utilised by people who would otherwise find exercise too painful, however it is also used to enhance sporting performance by top athletes. For more information: click on the 'AlterG' tab (at the top of our home page) and watch the short videos.

Our Nutritionists / Health Coaches are available by appointment:  During week days and some Saturdays.  

Our personal trainers are available by appointment: 7 days per week. You do not need to see our Nutritionists to attend personal training sessions (although there are benefits to combining both nutrition and exercise).   

Ph: (02) 6652 7529 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 Louise  Williams (owner)

  • Accredited Nutritionist
  • Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD)
  • Accredited Sports Dietitian
  • Health Coach
  • Personal Trainer    

Registered with Medicare, Veterans Affairs / DVA and private health funds

Member:

  • Dietitians Association of Australia (DAA)
  • Sports Dietitians Australia (SDA)
  • Fitness Australia
  • Coeliac Society 
  • Australasian Society of Lifestyle Medicine (ALMA)

 Qualifications:

  • Master of Science (Nutrition & Dietetics) - with distinction - University of Wollongong
  • Bachelor of Arts - Charles Sturt University
  • Graduate Diploma of Human Nutrition - Deakin University
  • Graduate Certificate in Diabetes - Curtin University 
  • FODMAP dietary specialist certification (through both Monash University & 'FODMAP Friendly')
  • Exercise-induced gastrointestinal syndrome - Monash University
  • Anti-inflammatory nutrition - Monash University
  • Cert 111 & 1V in Fitness - Aust College of Sport & Fitness 

LOUISE'S  MAIN  AREAS  OF  INTEREST:

  • IBS - food intolerances - FODMAP diet - gut health 
  • Sports nutrition for improved health and performance 
  • Anti-inflammatory nutrition
  • Chronic medical conditions
  • Weight management
  • Bariatric surgery

Louise is the area's most experienced and qualified private practice dietitian. She is well known for always treating people with compassion and empathy. 

She has personal and professional experience with the low FODMAP diet, RPAH Elimination Diet / Failsafe Diet and gluten-free eating. 

IRRITABLE BOWEL SYNDROME (IBS), functional gut disorders, bacterial overgrowth and gastric motility issues are specialties. Louise is passionate about helping people who suffer from diarrhoea, constipation, abdominal pain, wind, bloating, reflux, nausea and fatigue, with many of her clients achieving life-changing results.  

There are plenty of nutritionists and dietitians who provide advice re IBS, however this is a specialised area, so if you want results it is important to see the right person. Louise is the only Monash University FODMAP-accredited dietary specialist between Newcastle and the QLD border, having completed extensive training through Monash University regarding the treatment and diagnosis of IBS as well as implementation of the low FODMAP diet.

She has attended numerous IBS seminars and courses to ensure that clients receive the most up-to-date information. Louise can also discuss other gastrointestinal conditions that you may not be aware of which sometimes mimic IBS and need to be ruled out. 

Louise has a special interest in anti-inflammatory nutrition, the gut microbiome and the link between dysbiosis and mood disorders (anxiety and depression), autoimmune disorders, arthritis, IBS, inflammatory bowel conditions, chronic fatigue, weight management, diabetes, heart disease, sporting performance etc. 

If you are interested in gut health, we can also refer you for microbiome testing. This provides details regarding the types of bacteria in your gut so that personalised dietary advice can be provided. Your microbiome report will also show whether you may benefit from a different probiotic supplement. 

Louise is a member of the Australasian Society of Lifestyle Medicine (ALMA) which supports GPs and health professionals in the management, treatment and prevention of lifestyle-related diseases.     

Louise has a strong interest in weight management and has motivated countless people to lose weight and keep it off. Her research into weight loss and fad diets was published in a scientific journal and received widespread media exposure. For the past 15 years Louise has also supported people who have undergone BARIATRIC SURGERY, to ensure that they achieve the best possible outcome from their surgery.

Louise is the only ACCREDITED SPORTS DIETITIAN on the Coffs Coast. She has also completed the Level 1 Triathlon Coaching Course as well as Level 2 Coaching Principles through the NSW Academy of Sport, in addition to her personal training qualifications. She has recently completed additional training through Monash University involving the treatment of exercise-induced gastrointestinal syndrome in athletes.  

She has had the privilege of providing nutrition advice (in person and via email and phone) to athletes from a variety of different sports. Prior to injuring her back Louise competed in triathlons, in events ranging from sprint (500m swim, 20k bike, 5k run) to Ironman (3.8k swim, 180k bike, 42.2k run). An in-depth knowledge of sports nutrition played a big part in her numerous wins and placings during her time in the sport.  

Louise enjoys the relaxed lifestyle that comes with living on the beautiful Coffs Coast, and although no longer able to compete in triathlons due to injury, she keeps fit by cross training with her husband Col, and running on Coffs Coast Nutrition's AlterG anti-gravity treadmill.

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Ellie Starkey   

  • Accredited Nutritionist
  • Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD)  

Registered with Medicare, Veterans Affairs / DVA and Private Health Funds

Member:

  • DAA 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Nutrition & Dietetics (honours) - University of Newcastle

Ellie has an interest in aged care and weight management (underweight and overweight). She also assists people who have pre-diabetes, diabetes, high blood pressure, elevated cholesterol etc.  

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Ali Redman  

  • Accredited Nutritionist
  • Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD)
  • Sports Dietitian 

Registered with Medicare, Veterans Affairs / DVA and Private Health Funds

Member:

  • Dietitians Association of Australia (DAA) 
  • Sports Dietitians Australia (SDA) 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Nutrition & Dietetics (honours) - University of Newcastle
  • Sports Nutrition Course - Australian Institute of Sport (AIS)
  • Level 1 Anthropometrist (ISAK)

Ali has a strong interest in insulin resistance, diabetes, allergies, intolerances, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and is also experienced in assisting people with fatty liver disease, high cholesterol, weight management (both overweight and underweight). 

Ali has worked as a sports dietitian, alongside many athletes (ranging from grass roots to Olympic level). She specialises in individual events and ultra-endurance sports and works with athletes to assist them to reach their body composition and performance goals. Ali has studied sports nutrition at the AIS. She has additional qualifications in anthropometry that are recognised internationally by ISAK, which allow her to measure a person's body composition (more accurate and detailed than body fat scales). Once body composition is known, a sports dietitian is able to tailor advice that is specific to each individual's goals, and assess the effectiveness of current / future training.  

Ali is available to deliver individualised sports nutrition advice as well as talks and group sessions. 

Body composition profiles involve:

  • measurement of skin-folds and girths
  • calculation of somatotype (body shape)
  • individualised body composition report
  • monitoring changes in body composition

When she is not at work Ali enjoys spending time with her family. She grew up in a sporting family and has a keen interest in soccer, touch football, surfing and hiking.  

Ali works from our rooms at Coffs Coast Nutrition and from Darrimba Maarra.  

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Col  Williams  (co-owner)

Personal Trainer and Gym Instructor 

Member:

  • Fitness Australia

 Qualifications:

  • Certificate 111 & 1V in Fitness
  • AlterG certification: orthopaedic, neurological, geriatric & weight loss  
  • Biomechanics Method Corrective Exercise Trainer Certification

Col is a Personal Trainer and Gym Instructor with Cert 111 and 1V in Fitness. He has also completed the Level 1 Triathlon Coaching Course.

Col has completed The Biomechanics Method Corrective Exercise Trainer certification course which is regarded as the premier step-by-step corrective exercise education program for personal trainers. This course is designed to teach personal trainers how to effectively work with people who have musculoskeletal imbalances and associated muscle and joint pain. This revolutionary approach to musculoskeletal pain relief incorporates structural assessments, corrective exercise techniques and life coaching strategies into a system that makes improved function and pain-free living a reality for people plagued by poor musculoskeletal health. The course is recognised and accredited internationally by the world's largest and most respected fitness organisations. Col will also liaise with your current medical practitioner, physiotherapist and/or exercise physiologist to ensure that you achieve the best possible outcome.

Col has competed in triathlons for some years (distances ranging from sprint to Ironman). He has also participated in adventure racing, fun runs, marathons, mountain bike riding and rogaining. Col enjoys helping people of varying abilities and fitness levels.  He has a great way of enabling people to enjoy exercise without feeling intimidated or judged. Col can also tailor programs to help you train for a specific goal such as a fun run.   

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Angie Feller   

Receptionist          

Qualifications :                                                                                                                                                                          

  • Cert 3 in Business Administration

Angie does a great job of keeping the office running smoothly. She will be the friendly voice at the other end of the line when you ring Coffs Coast Nutrition. 

Angie previously worked at a medical centre on the Coffs Coast and in administration for a family business.

She enjoys spending time with her young family at the beaches and creeks around the beautiful Coffs Coast. When not out and about Angie can be found making delicious treats for family and friends.   

If you have any questions or would like to organize an appointment to see one of our nutritionists or personal trainers, the best time to contact Angie is usually:  

Tuesdays 10:00am-5:00pm;  Wednesdays and Thursdays  9:00am-3:30pm;  Fridays 1:00pm-4:00pm.  

If you ring outside the above times you may get our answering machine. If you hang up, we can't help you, so PLEASE  LEAVE  A  MESSAGE  OR  SEND  US  AN  EMAIL and we will get back to you as soon as we are able.  

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Millie 

Office Supervisor and Head of Security

You won’t see Millie as she “works” behind the scenes, since being adopted some years ago.  Millie’s hobbies include yoga, lying in the sun and eating. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our Acccreditations

10 Reasons to choose Coffs Coast Nutrition

1. Personalised advice tailored to YOU.

2. Heaps of support & motivation.

3. Nutrition advice: in person / phone / email.

4. Health & wellness programs.  

5. Experts in IBS & the low FODMAP diet.

6. Nutrition therapy for medical conditions.

7. Sports nutrition for optimal performance. 

8. Personal training for all fitness levels.

9. Private studio gym & outdoor sessions. 

10. Medicare & health fund rebates.