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THE CHIEF LIFE
Get to know us a little better and meet the Chiefs

educating and inspiring people
in our community and beyond

The Chief Life was born out of a desire to reach, educate and inspire a greater number of people than those we coached and worked with in our own local community. It gives us the chance to connect with individuals from all over the world and in a form that still personalises the approach to bring each person what they need for their nutrition at that point in time.

MEET THE CHIEFS

Stacey Turner (Stace)

CO-FOUNDER, CEO, DIETITIAN/NUTRITION COACH, TRAINER/FITNESS COACH

My desire to learn more about nutrition started at a very early age. I have always loved cooking and when I was little, I wanted to be a chef. Whilst I was growing up, my dad often got sick with his type 1 diabetes, which drove me to want to find out more about food as a medicine and how I could work to help people like my dad to get improved health from the food they chose to eat.

In the process of studying Nutrition at Sydney uni, I found that there was a need to deepen my knowledge and understanding of movement and training as well. I have always had a passion for movement, having been a ballerina from the age of 2, and so it made sense to me to have food and movement go hand in hand.
I achieved my cert 3 & 4 in fitness, got hired by a CrossFit gym and have spent the last 10 years working with all kinds of wonderful individuals to empower them to eat and move in a way that allows them to be the best version of themselves they can be. During that time, I have also come up against a number of health issues (coeliac disease, adrenal fatigue, gut health issues, MTHFR gene mutation, under active thyroid) that I have worked my way through and using The Chief Life philosophy, I have been able to still experience a full and happy life.

You can too and I can’t wait to work with you to help you experience your most optimum level of health and wellbeing.

+ Dietitian/Nutritionist [BSc majoring in Nutrition & Dietetics, completed with First Class Honours] since 2009

+ Cert 3 & 4 in Fitness and Personal Training since 2009

+ Australian Weightlifting Federation (AWF) Level 1 (State) Coach

+ Australian Strength & Conditioning Association (ASCA) Level 1 Coach

+ Other Specialty course including: CrossFit Level 3 Trainer, Olympic Weightlifting, Field Sport Strength & Conditioning, Mobility, Kids, Gymnastics, Competitor, Boxing, Kettlebells

MATTHIAS TURNER (MATTY)

CO-FOUNDER, CEO, NUTRITION COACH, TRAINER/FITNESS COACH

I have a love for health and fitness, music and laughter as well as a deep passion to help people. I am driven by our community’s results and living up to The Chief Life standard keeps me accountable every day. I am a keen CrossFitter, having been fairly competitive for a few years now, and been within the health and fitness realm for the last 10 years.

Things have never come easy for me, so I’ve always had to work at it – whether it be nutrition or training, and so I feel that helps me to be a better coach and be able to connect with others better because I’ve experienced the struggles and come out the other side, better for it. I’m looking forward to having you join and tribe and being able to help you too.

+ Cert 3 & 4 in Fitness and Personal Training since 2009

+ Australian Weightlifting Federation (AWF)
Level 1 (State) Coach

+ Other Specialty course including:
CrossFit L3 Trainer, Olympic Weightlifting, Field Sport Strength & Conditioning, Mobility, Kids, Gymnastics, Competitor, Boxing

JOHN WARD

NUTRITION COACH

My career in the Fitness Industry which began in 1994, I have been a Gym Instructor, Club Manager, Regional Manager Personal Trainer and Nutrition Coach.  Many parts of this have been rewarding and currently the offering of Nutrition Coaching as part of Personal Training is the most rewarding.
My own life as an athlete was mainly in Rugby Union and Cricket in the UK and then in Triathlon in the UK and Australia.  I’ve competed in over 35 races including 3 full Ironman events.

+ Precision Nutrition Level 1

+ Advanced Power Training

+ Client Assessment, Biomechanics and Metabolism

+ Explosive Lifting and Advanced Strength Training

+ Rehab Trainer Course

+ Pool Plant Operators Course

NICOLE MCDERMOTT

NUTRITION COACH

After suffering from multiple auto immune diseases and gynaecological symptoms for most of my adolescent life combined with a highly stressful training schedule and little down time, I eventually crashed and burned….. It was then that I decided to look into the power of nutrition, exercise and mindfulness practices to help restore my body back to health.

This is where I found my passion! Working with people on a holistic level to balance hormones, improve mood, manage weight all whilst educating people on the benefits of a balanced whole foods diet.

Being a Mother I needed to lead by example and this is the best way I know how!

My credentials include:

Level 1 CrossFit Trainer

CrossFit Gymnastics

Precision Nutrition Level 1 certificate in Excercise Nutrition

Massage Therapist

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THE CHIEFCAST
Our Podcast gives you front row access to some of the most brilliant minds in health, nutrition and fitness
  • This week co-hosts Matty and Stacey interview Alexx Stuart of Low Tox Life (@lowtoxlife). Alexx Stuart is an educator and change agent who founded Low Tox Life in 2010 after seeing the lack of transparency in our food system, personal care and cleaning products. She’s...

  • This week host Matty takes you through diet Soda and the truth behind the hidden myths. He explains exactly why you should strongly consider removing diet sodas from your diet. Once you hear the reasons you’ll be sure to reconsider any sort of consumption.  ...

  • Darcia is a super inspiring and empowering individual, having come from a background of domestic violence through her childhood to teenage years and then leaving the nest in Dubbo at the ripe age of 16 to try to make some positive changes to her life...

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