Comments from Peers


The following are from colleagues and peers that I have had the pleasure in working with over the years. Here is what they say about me…

Gary Rowett Photo portrait

Gary Rowett (Burton Albion FC Manager)

"Martin, just wanted to thank you for today's nutrition workshop with the Burton Albion Players, I thought the way you delivered the session was fantastic. Not easy keeping 10 footballers interested for one hour, but also the fact that you have dispelled lots of common myths about food that in a 20 year career in top level football I was ignorant about.

Speaking to players afterwards they were enthused with new ideas on ways to improve their performance.

Thanks again for your time and enthusiasm."
2014-02-25T14:56:16+00:00
Gary Rowett Photo portrait
“Martin, just wanted to thank you for today’s nutrition workshop with the Burton Albion Players, I thought the way you delivered the session was fantastic. Not easy keeping 10 footballers interested for one hour, but also the fact that you have dispelled lots of common myths about food that in a 20 year career in

Danny Coyle

Danny Coyle (Men’s Running Editor)

"Martin’s detailed knowledge of sports nutrition makes him the ideal man to deliver our readers with cutting edge advice. He has his finger on the pulse of the very latest research and is able to relate this to our readers in a way that makes it relevant and useful to the everyday bloke who runs."
2014-02-25T14:54:06+00:00
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Gemma Harvey

Gemma Harvey (Corporate Wellness Company Client)

"Martin was invited to be a guest speaker at an Employer Engagement conference I organised titled 'Corporate Wellness - Inspiring Excellence.'

Martin was very approachable and knowledgeable about all aspects of nutrition and really took time to tailor his session to engage the audience.

Martin also gave guidance and helped to plan a nutritious lunch for delegates to complement the day which was extremely well received. I would definitely recommend Martin to other organisations."
2014-02-27T16:39:31+00:00
Gemma Harvey
“Martin was invited to be a guest speaker at an Employer Engagement conference I organised titled ‘Corporate Wellness – Inspiring Excellence.’ Martin was very approachable and knowledgeable about all aspects of nutrition and really took time to tailor his session to engage the audience. Martin also gave guidance and helped to plan a nutritious lunch

Pete McKnight

Pete McKnight (S&C Coach EIS + UK Athletics)

"As a Strength and Conditioning coach for the English Institute of Sport, working with UK Athletics and also private clients, I would have no qualms in recommending Martin as a Nutritionist of the highest quality. Martin has vast experience in working with athletes across a wide range of sports, at every level, including working with Olympians. Martin has the knowledge and ability to tailor his programmes to suit athlete’s requirements and goals, whether it is weight loss, optimising recovery, gaining lean muscle mass or achieving the desired body composition for performance. In my job and my own training, I often have nutrition related questions that I don’t know the answers to, or have issues that I want to discuss in greater detail. In these situations, I often use Martin as a sounding board both for professional advice but also to chat to about the latest thing on his mind, to try to gain an insight into his perspective.

Although he has a very balance approach to Nutrition, this does not water down the fact that Martin’s methods bring creativity and ingenuity and will challenge some of the traditions and myths surrounding Performance Nutrition. His intrigue has led him in reading, researching and in personal experimentation to be the best there is. In a field that is littered with folk lore and misinformation, trust plays a very important role. I have complete trust and confidence in Martin, and what he delivers, and on this basis I wholeheartedly endorse Martin as a Nutritionist."
2014-02-27T16:45:04+00:00
Pete McKnight
“As a Strength and Conditioning coach for the English Institute of Sport, working with UK Athletics and also private clients, I would have no qualms in recommending Martin as a Nutritionist of the highest quality. Martin has vast experience in working with athletes across a wide range of sports, at every level, including working with

Rebbecca Dent

Rebecca Dent (SIS & Dietitian)

"As a Performance Nutritionist myself (and registered Dietician) currently working for Sportscotland institute of sport and private elite athletes I would not hesitate in recommending athletes/clients to Martin. As a Performance Nutritionist Martin stands out from the crowd with his extensive and impressive intellect.  Yet his ability to convert this knowledge into easy to understand advice speaks volumes of his all round capabilities as an exceptional practitioner.  All this I feel lends him to be one of the leading experts in this field.
What adds weight to Martin’s abilities is that he has a thorough understanding of the true and up to date science of health, physiology and nutrition and from this he is able to dispel any myth, fad diet or magic potion formula with hard hitting evidence. Martin also challenges the traditional convention of a ‘balanced diet’ and replaces them with sound cutting edge and innovative evidence based nutritional strategies and practices which achieve lasting desired results.

I thoroughly enjoy communication with Martin who is always willing to converse, share his knowledge and expertise. I have not come across anyone else who has so much passion, enthusiasm and thirst for knowledge in their profession as Martin. He is an inspiration and great motivator at helping me to continue to raise my game!

Whether you are an elite athlete or simply want to improve your general health and well being Martin will certainly help you achieve your goals beyond expectation."
2014-02-27T17:06:46+00:00
Rebbecca Dent
“As a Performance Nutritionist myself (and registered Dietician) currently working for Sportscotland institute of sport and private elite athletes I would not hesitate in recommending athletes/clients to Martin. As a Performance Nutritionist Martin stands out from the crowd with his extensive and impressive intellect.  Yet his ability to convert this knowledge into easy to understand

Steve Mellor

Stephen Mellor (University Lecturer)

"Martin is at the forefront of Performance and Health Nutrition. Martin’s unique views and insights into nutrition have been forged through his extensive experience working with elite athletes and health clients. Martin is a pioneer of Nutrition, he continues to challenge out dated and conventional guidelines with a well educated and well researched approach.

It was a pleasure to work with someone as knowledgeable, meticulous and passionate as Martin".
2014-02-27T17:19:41+00:00
Steve Mellor
“Martin is at the forefront of Performance and Health Nutrition. Martin’s unique views and insights into nutrition have been forged through his extensive experience working with elite athletes and health clients. Martin is a pioneer of Nutrition, he continues to challenge out dated and conventional guidelines with a well educated and well researched approach. It

mark neimz

Mark Neimz (British Triathlon S&C Coach)

Martin’s knowledge of nutritional strategies to aid sports performance is extensive, and is based upon fundamental scientific principles and an expert interpretation of the latest research and how to apply this to working directly with athletes. The reason his services are sought after by serious athletes is not only due to his underpinning knowledge of nutrition, but also in his understanding of the interplay between nutrition and training or performance,  something which has earned him respect amongst coaches, athletes and Strength and Conditioning Coaches such as myself. In working with endurance athletes, he is able to specifically adapt and tailor individualised nutritional programmes for different disciplines within multisport events.

Martin is prepared to challenge traditional methods and perceptions of nutrition, using cutting edge techniques, and is willing to go against the grain as long as it works in theory and in practice.

He has been an influential figure in helping me to develop my understanding of the important role of nutrition in maximising athletic performance. His advice has also influenced my own nutritional strategies, helping me to maximise my training.  I have seen marked improvements in strength and body composition since adjusting my nutrition based on Martin’s recommendations.

Anyone serious about maximising their training and sports performance would benefit massively from Martin’s expert nutritional advice".
2014-02-27T17:29:00+00:00
mark neimz
Martin’s knowledge of nutritional strategies to aid sports performance is extensive, and is based upon fundamental scientific principles and an expert interpretation of the latest research and how to apply this to working directly with athletes. The reason his services are sought after by serious athletes is not only due to his underpinning knowledge of

Caroline Robertson

Caroline Robertson (Exercise Physiologist)

"As a professional working within elite sport, having practitioners around you who you respect and trust is crucial. Martin fulfills these criteria and his knowledge as a performance nutritionist is excellent. He is always keen and willing to share his knowledge in conversations and to debate and discuss ideas. Being so passionate about what he does creates an environment of transparency. This openness makes Martin extremely approachable, a vital component in creating change in his clients.

I frequently recommend Martin and his approach, to athletes who are looking to enhance their performance through nutrition; be it through weight loss, supplementation or getting their macronutrient balance right for their training."
2014-02-27T17:33:07+00:00
Caroline Robertson
“As a professional working within elite sport, having practitioners around you who you respect and trust is crucial. Martin fulfills these criteria and his knowledge as a performance nutritionist is excellent. He is always keen and willing to share his knowledge in conversations and to debate and discuss ideas. Being so passionate about what he

Amanda Locke

Amanda Locke (Nutritional Therapist)

"I am a qualified Nutritional Practitioner and I stumbled across one of Martin's research articles and I have been hooked ever since.  What I love about Martin, is how passionate he is about spreading factual education around fitness and nutrition. He is not afraid to step outside mainstream education and I know first-hand how challenging this can be (so does Martin , because I ranted at him for two days solid!).

Martin is always happy to answer your email or facebook questions, he truly wants to educate at all levels.

It is difficult to separate the  facts when it comes to Nutrition due to so many of the misleading headlines we read about, and even as a therapist myself , I find it a challenge to know a good research paper from a bad. Martin has a fantastic way of dissecting the research papers and delivering to you, based on his researched facts, the real story behind a health headline.

I regularly use Martin's forum for sport, health and diet advice for myself,   it is full of excellent advice from people who have fitness and nutrition in common, I have learnt so much in the space of a few months. I am also following Martin on Twitter as I love his tweets, they are amusing and informative at the same time!

Martin has personally helped me with some questions and research for my own clinic and I really admire how passionate he is about his field."


2014-02-27T18:26:48+00:00
Amanda Locke
"I am a qualified Nutritional Practitioner and I stumbled across one of Martin's research articles and I have been hooked ever since.  What I love about Martin, is how passionate he is about spreading factual education around fitness and nutrition. He is not afraid to step outside mainstream education and I know first-hand how challenging

Crionna Tobin

Crionna Tobin (PhD Nutrition)

"As a PhD student of sports nutrition in Dublin City University I am always striving to gain the most up to date information and practices in both sports nutrition and general health nutrition. When I discovered Martin I knew he embodied all of this! Martin is renowned for his amazing work with David Gillick an Irish International sprinter, this, along with his website and blog enticed me to contact Martin with regard to innovative ways to get the right nutrition messages to the audience.

I have found that many dieticians and other professionals working in the area of nutrition are still in the dark ages with regards to their scientific knowledge of nutritional guidelines. Martin’s approach to nutrition is grounded in his vast scientific knowledge of the area. Martin constantly questions the traditional perception of nutrition and in doing so challenges those in similar fields to query what they (we) believe."
2014-02-27T18:29:30+00:00
Crionna Tobin
“As a PhD student of sports nutrition in Dublin City University I am always striving to gain the most up to date information and practices in both sports nutrition and general health nutrition. When I discovered Martin I knew he embodied all of this! Martin is renowned for his amazing work with David Gillick an

Ian Crump

Ian Crump (S&C England Cricket + member of GB Bobsleigh)

Martin's academic expertise combined with his practical experience as a bodybuilder sets him apart from the field in high performance sports nutrition.

His knowledge, particularly with regards to sports supplements and ergogenic aids, is first class and has been invaluable to both my own training and that of my athletes."
2014-02-27T18:32:45+00:00
Ian Crump
Martin’s academic expertise combined with his practical experience as a bodybuilder sets him apart from the field in high performance sports nutrition. His knowledge, particularly with regards to sports supplements and ergogenic aids, is first class and has been invaluable to both my own training and that of my athletes.”
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