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SmartShape's presenters are your expert course guides who will share over 60 years combined industry knowledge and insight (we aren't really that old though!).

Matt is joined by a team of passionate educators who generously share their know-how.

Matt O'Neill
BSpSc, MSc(Nut&Diet), APD, AN - Nutritionist & Director, SmartShape
Matt O'Neill
Matt O'Neill is one of Australia's top Dietitians and Nutritionists.

He's a regular on Channel 7's Sunrise and Morning Shows and has also been the Weight Loss Coach for Men's Health Magazine (Aust). His trusted advice has helped millions of people enhance their diet, wellbeing and body shape.

Matt is the Director and Nutritionist at the SmartShape Centre for Weight Management, which he founded in 2000 to provide people with inspring weight loss tips tools and training.

He has delivered over 1000 media interviews, hundreds of seminars, corporate presentations and has presented in 8 countries. Matt has been a recipient of both the Australian Fitness Network's Presenter of the Year and Author of the Year Awards. He has presented at every FILEX Convention since its beginning.

As a Sports Dietitian, Matt has worked with the Sydney City Roosters Rugby League Football Club and Eastwood Rugby Club.

Before he founded SmartShape, Matt was the Nutritionist and Senior Food Policy Officer for the Australian Consumers Assocoiation / Choice Magazine.

Matt has shared his expertise as member of many nutrition and industry committees, including;

  • NH&MRC Overweight & Obesity Working Group
  • Weight Loss Code Administration Council of Australia
  • Fitness Industry Code of Practise
  • Food Standards Regulation Review Committee
  • Deakin University Post-Graduate Nutrition Advisory Committee
Matt is on a mission- Mission Metabolism - to Jumpstart the nation (and the world) to eat well, be active and maintain a healthy metabolism.

His Metabolic Jumpstart nutrition system has provided over 16,000 individual diet plans and is now available to Fitness Professionals to use to get breakthrough results with their clients.

Allan Bolton
B.H.M.S(Hons), ESSAM, AEP SP. GradCertDiabEd
Allan Bolton
Allan is the Managing Director of Sydney Altitude Training, a scientific advisor and health and fitness expert for Weight Watchers Australasia and a past Australian Fitness Leader of the Year. Allan is Australia's leading type 1 diabetes exercise specialist and is the creator of an e-coaching website dedicated to helping people with Type 1 diabetes exercise and play sport with confidence.

Allan has previously held positions as:

  • Executive Board Member - Australian Association for Exercise and Sport Science (ESSA)
  • AAESS representative on Council for the Healthy Weight Alliance for Australia.
  • NH&MRC Grant Assessor
  • Scientific Advisor Zest Health Clubs
Allan is an avid endurance sport enthusiast having completed over 100 alpine, water and road-based endurance events around the world.

Dr Jarrod Meerkin
Jarrod Meerkin
Jarrod is the Founder and Managing Director of Body Composition Australia.

With qualifications as an Accredited Exercise Physiologist with a PhD in Exercise Science, he is the first health professional in Australia to provide dual energy x-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) body composition scans outside the research setting.

His expertise lies in the use of dual energy x-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) for bone mineral density and body composition analysis and in developing computer models of subcutaneous and visceral adipose tissue of the abdomen from magnetic resonance imaging.

Jarrod has presented his research work and the work done as part of the team at Queensland University of Technology both nationally and internationally.

His work has seen a number of questions raised about body composition - what is it, what does it mean, how should it be measured and how does it influence individuals' health. The desire to provide accurate body composition measurement and information to the community saw the development of Body Composition Australia.

Jarrod has previously been the National Sports Science Coordinator for the Australian Paralympic Committee and he currently holds an executive position in the Australian Association for Exercise and Sports Science (AAESS).
In addition to his academic and research positions, he has been providing fitness instruction to a wide body of clientele for many years.



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