Free Expert Talks

Get professional advice and tips on nutrition, training tips, clean eating, making healthy habits, supplements 101, fat loss tips & tricks and more in our free seminar series.

We have a great free seminar line up of informative, motivational and inspirational presented by industry experts, fitness celebrities and international guests covering a range of topics. Plus, our international VIP special guests and local athletes and well known personalities will be hosting Q&A sessions.

The free Expert Talk series is located in the Seminar Room, upstairs in the main foyer, and are free* to attend once you have purchased your NZ Fitness & Health Expo entry ticket. Seats are limited and are filled on a first-come-first served basis, so be in quick!

Please note: Expert Talk Sessions times may be subject to change to accommodate additional sessions if required.

*Seminars are free to attend excluding the Ronnie Coleman Q&A Seminar which is $10.00 when purchasing your entry ticket online.

FREE EXPERT TALKS TIMETABLE

Saturday 28 October & Sunday 29 October

10.30am | ULTIMATE FAT BURNING TIPS

Two of NZ’s Top Fitness Guru’s, Jade MacKinnon and Abbey Jessop, come together to bring you a seminar with some of their best industry secrets to teach you how to turn your body into a fat burning machine, and have your body working for you. Learn all about their top tricks, tips and secrets relating to fat loss, metabolism, energy, bloated bellies, muscle gain, gut health, motivation, mental head space, achieving balance & more. Jade & Abbey have some secrets they want to share that will make you walk out of the room with a totally new outlook on your fitness journey and getting results. They are both honest, open and raw, and love to see their clients experience the beauty of what they preach. They welcome questions and answers to everyone at the end.

 

JADE MACKINNON & ABBEY JESSOP

11.30am | CARBOHYDRATE APPROPRIATE NUTRITION

Cliff talks about low-carb high-fat nutrition and how to apply this ‘real food eating’ into your lifestyle. The nutrition guru has completely changed the game, particularly with the way people see fat, and keeps things basic with a focus on natural, whole and unprocessed food.

 

CLIFF HARVEY | HOLISTIC PERFORMANCE NUTRITION (STAND B13)

12.30pm | EXCLUSIVE Q & A SESSION WITH RONNIE COLEMAN

(SATURDAY 28 OCTOBER ONLY)

Meet the legend himself – 8x consecutive Mr. Olympia Bodybuilding Winner Ronnie Coleman in an Exclusive Q&A Session at NZ Fitness & Health Expo! Find out more about him, his life and his achievements and ask any burning questions you have about training, his Ronnie Coleman Signature Series® supplement range, his experiences and more. Limited spaces available!

 

‘Add On’ your $10.00 Ronnie Coleman Q&A Seminar ticket when buying your Expo ticket online. (Limited tickets available – don’t miss out!)

 

RONNIE COLEMAN | PAYLESS SUPPLEMENTS (STAND E11)

1:30pm | YOUR ‘BUSY MUM’ GUIDE TO ULTIMATE HEALTH

International guest and creator of the No. 1 Successful Busy Mum Program, Kelly will be speaking about realistic goal setting for busy mums, how to overcome emotional eating, exercising effectively and nutrition and how to get results around family life. Joined by Naturopath & Herbalist Amelia, another busy mum, this talk will also touch on stress management and how to balance hormones naturally.

 

KELLY RENNIE | CREATOR OF THE NO. 1 8-WEEK ‘BUSY MUM’ TRANSFORMATION PROGRAM

2.30pm | REGIONAL INTERDEPENDENCE – THE CONCEPT

What is it and why you need to know? How ‘toe touch’ (one of the most fundamental movements humans should be able to do regardless) is paramount if you want to deadlift. Why a minimum competency of movement is vital and how you can assess it, and how you can address it.

 

GEMMA MONACHINO | EVOLVE INTEGRATED HEALTH SPECIALISTS (STAND E35)

3:30pm | CORE STABILITY MYTHS AND FACTS

Mike covers the most recent scientific research on core stability and demonstrates a simple at-home program you can do yourself to improve core stability and reduce problems that prevent you from doing various forms of exercise.

 

MIKE MERKOVIC | EPSOM OSTEOPATHIC CENTRE (STAND G19)

Expert Talk Speakers

Cliff Harvey

Holistic Performance Nutrition

Cliff Harvey knows that the best things in life should be deliciously simple. An advocate for the LCHF and 'real food eating' way of life, the Auckland-based clinical nutritionist, researcher, and educator behind the Holistic Performance Institute (the home of Holistic Performance Nutrition™) found his nutritional niche back in the 90s, when he started to research and apply lower-carb nutrition. Today, HPN™ has become the leading certificate in NZ based on lower-carb nutrition. Cliff keeps things basic with a focus on natural, whole and unprocessed food. The nutrition guru has completely changed the game, particularly the way people see fat. He is also a researcher in ketogenesis at AUT University.

Kelly Rennie

Creator of the No.1 Busy Mum Program

Kelly Rennie is an International successful PT, Model, Author, Speaker and mentor to Mothers.
Kelly is a New Zealander, now living in the Gold Coast after 10 years in the UK owning two gyms and was known as one of the UKs top fitness models. Now a single Mum of 2 children, she is more determined than ever to help millions across the world with their health and fitness because she lives and speaks her ethos.
Kelly’s journey through motherhood and relationships has been challenging, so she not only speaks with expertise but from experience too.

Jade MacKinnon

NZ Fitness & Health Expo Official Female PT

Jade found her love for health and fitness some 6 years ago and since then not only has it become her profession but her passion. She seeks to help change woman’s lives for the better. To ensure they feel confident and happy within their skin, while keeping everything in life balanced. To help open girls eyes to the incredible mental and physical benefits lifting weights and keeping in good shape contributes to everyday life.

Gemma Monachino

Director of Evolve Integrated Health Specialists

Gem is Director of Evolve Integrated Health Specialists. Physiotherapist trained, Gem has over 20 years’ experience in the health industry including achieving elite level sports success representing Canada in the World Sports Aerobics Championships. During the 10 years living in North America Gem provided exercise prehab and rehab to Olympic Champion Figure Skaters, pro baseball and ice hockey players. She also holds a PGCert Acupuncture and is a fully credentialed McKenzie MDT therapist. Also fully trained in Stott Pilates, functional movement systems (FMS, YBT, SFMA) and Neurokinetic therapy she believes physical wellness is the key to living a full life. Her mission is to encourage a love and respect for 'good movement' in as many people as she can in order to empower each individual to maximise of all aspects of their wellness.