Meet our wonderful contributors who provide expert advice and tips within their fields of nutrition and fitness on our website, as well as our mad-cap group of adrenaline junkies and adventurers that we love dearly and support as much as we can with good wholesome Nākd and Trek bars to fuel them around their adventures... come on, meet them and say hello.
Jamie Murray, Tennis Pro
Is a big fan of Nakd with Cashew Cookie being a personal favourite, and a must have in the kit bag for training everyday! Jamie played tennis from a young age starting in his hometown of Dunblane and then moving down to Cambridge with the LTA to craft his talents. When he was 13 he was ranked No.2 World Junior. In 2004, Jamie turned pro and joined the world circuit with his little brother Andy Murray. Two years later he won the Mixed Doubles Final at Wimbledon with fellow elite tennis player Jelena Jankovic.
Dave Cornthwaite, Adventurer
A British adventurer, author and motivational speaker, whose adventures are shaped by a passion for combining sport and travel to encourage people to look after their own little corner of the planet by thinking big, stayinghealthy and smiling as much as possible. In 2006 Dave became the first person to skate the length of Britain and in 2007 he completed a five-month world-record 5823km skate across Austraila. Dave is probably best known for his Expedition1000 project, undertaking 25 journeys of at least 1000 miles in length, using different methods of non-motorised transport. Dave hopes to raise £1,000,000 for his selected charities by the end of the project, which will take him across three oceans, to both poles, and to every continent on Earth. Find out more at www.davecornthwaite.com
Lucy-Ann Prideaux, Nākd Nutritionist
Is a huge fan of Nākd and Trek and has been happily munching on the bars for several years! Lucy-Ann is a registered Nutritionist with a Masters degree in Human Nutrition. She has been working in the field of health and nutrition for over 20 years, and absolutely loves it! Her passion for healthy, tasty, natural food and her background in nutritional science have seen her work with individuals around the UK as a nutritionist, consultant and coach. Lucy-Ann is also director of Simply Nutrition. A career highlight was being profiled in The Times, she’s also written for 220 Triathlon, Cycling Weekly, Men’s Fitness and Glamour. She always aims to improve people’s understanding of food and nutrition, and teach them how to put theory into practice.
Find out more at www.simply-nutrition.co.uk
Jenny Pacey and Wayne Gordon, Nakd Fitness Experts
The UK's leading Fitness Celebrity experts. With over 30 years combined experience in the health, fitness and rehabilitation industry. Jenny and Wayne are not only celebrity personal trainers for the likes of Caroline Flack but also world class athletes, international writers, TV & radio presenters, sports models and TV's gladiators 'Enigma' and 'Doom'! Both were members of the olympic bobsleigh team and Jenny has represented Great Britain in long jump and heptathalon. The athletic couples passion is motivating, inspiring and educating people to understand the positive benefits feeling fit and healthy brings to life. The role models have succesfully motivated thousands of people towards leading healthier and fitter lives
through their sevices and expert advice.
Find out more about the fit and friendly duo at www.paceandgo.co.uk
Danny Bent, Extreme Athlete
Is a general lover of life. Having competed at the World championships for Triathlon, Duathlon and Quadrathlon, his greatest sporting achievement was cycling from London to Southern India. He went on to write a book on this journey that has gone on to sell 100,000 copies in its first year of publishing! A primary school teacher by trade, Danny is also a motivational speaker, photographer and award winning journalist. Read his thoughts on life, Nākd bars and bog snorkelling here.
More recently Danny has set up an initiative to raise £1million for the charity Arms Around The Child by encouraging others to live their dreams, or live life to the full. If you want to know more go to www.OneOneOneOne.org
Sarah Outen MBE, Adventurer
In 2009 Sarah was the first woman to row across the Indian Ocean single-handedly, and only the fourth person to ever complete a solo crossing. As a full-time British Adventurer Sarah set out on her latest expedition on 1st April 2011; London2London: Via the World raising large sums of money for charity. This pioneering adventure will be challenging, record-breaking, and at times dangerous, as Sarah makes her way around the world in a complete loop by cycling, rowing and kayaking 20,000 miles. Don't worry - we've sent her a big box of Nākd and Trek goodies to help keep her energised!
James Daly, Nākd Personal Trainer
James is founder of JD Personal Training. He’s also a massive fan of Nākd products! James has been working in the health and fitness industry for over 10 years and has trained people from all walks of life – everyone from brides to be, to triathlon competitors and those wanting to improve their overall fitness. One of his career highlights so far was being selected as an official personal trainer for the Comic Relief Celebrity Mount Kilimanjaro Climb in 2009. He helped Gordon Smart, Showbiz editor for The Sun, lose over two stone and completely transform his body. James is certified by the National Academy of Sports Medicine and is regarded as one of the most successful and dynamic personal trainers in the UK.
Caroline Farrell, Nākd Nutritionist
Caroline is a qualified Nutritionist who offers private nutrition consultations in her clinics in Hertfordshire and London. Caroline has contributed to several publications and websites including Men’s Health, Zest, Top Santé, Natural Health, Optimum Nutrition, Healthspan, ivillage.co.uk and allaboutyou.com. She also writes a regular nutrition blog for the Advertiser newspaper. As well as seeing clients and writing, Caroline is part of the academic team at the Institute for Optimum Nutrition where she works as a tutor on their Nutritional Therapy Diploma Course. For more information or to book a private consultation with Caroline visit www.essential-nutrition.co.uk
Emily Benham, Athlete
Our Em is a mountain bike orienteering elite athlete competing in championships all over the world. When she’s not competing Em is hard at work training for her next event, or working as a physiotherapist at her local leisure centre.
Leon Taylor, Olympic Diver
Leon fulfilled a life-time ambition by winning a silver medal at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens for Diving - men's synchronised 10 metre platform, with partner Peter Waterfield. It was Britain's first Olympic diving medal since Brian Phelps in 1960. Since retiring from diving in May 2008 due to injury, Leon is now an integral part of the BBC Sports Olympic coverage and was a regular during London 2012, and has also been mentor to diving sensation Tom Daley. His passion now lies in Hot Yoga and has picked up numerous teaching qualifications. Leon is a fantastic personality, and as such was recently the head judge on ITV1's Splash!
Chris Manning, Nakd Nutritionist
Chris is a nutritionist specialising in athletes, currently working as the Nutrition Manager at Hillmotts retreats. After studying in the USA and gaining his qualifications from the International Sports Science Academy he came over to the UK and started up his bespoke home training and nutrition mentoring sevice. He is also a reknowned nutrition author, writing the Ebook 70% Kitchen 30% Gym. Chris has joined our team of Nakd experts and regularly provides us with tips for the gym and kitchen. Keep up to date with his advice through our community pages!
Christine Bailey, Nakd Nutritionist
Christine is not only a qualified Nutritional Consultant, chef and journalist, she's a massive fan of Nakd and TREK products, which she regularly recommends to both clients and readers. She has over 16 years experience in the food and health industry, and is passionate about good food, believing that healthy food should not only nourish the body, but be exciting, imaginative and delicious. She has a wealth of expertise including creating recipes for those with allergies and food intolerances, sports nutrition, children's health and supporting people suffering from long term chronic health conditions. She works closely with Coeliac UKand was awarded Coeliac Chef of the Year in 2008. What's more, as an experienced Food and Health writer,
Christine regularly contributes to national media, and appears on radio and television.
Rich Enion, Entrepreneur
After gaining success on BBC2’s Dragon’s Den with his high energy drumming performance company for corporate team building events, Rich has gone on to develop his business and also expand on his other passions of fitness, health and holistic living with his blogging sites Rich Eats and Rich Talks. There's so many strings to this guy's bow - we just love what Rich has to say.
Georgina Ayre, Athlete
Competitor in long-distance Triathlon (Ironman and Half Ironman),Georgina also spends her time peddling Bertie and Shrek (her beautiful bikes) around the place. Her personal achievements include getting to the start and the finish line of her first Ironman in Western Austrailia in 2007, just eleven months previous she was paralysed with a slipped disc. Later that year she went on to win her age group in the UK breaking the course record. She achieved her Personal best Ironman in 10.18 in Western Australia, 2008. Personal best Half Ironman in 4.42 in Weymouth Middle Distance in 2009. More recently Georgina has achieved a top 5 position in Challenge Roth in 2010 with a time of 10.22.
Adam Gellatly, Athlete
Is a keen competitor in Ironman Triathlon and Ultra Distance Marathon runner, and takes part in competitions across the country. As an athlete, Adam has the perfect job as a Personal Trainer, meaning his passion is his work too. Adam is a huge fan of Trek bars and thinks they should be a staple part of anyone's diet who is looking for a protein boost to keep them going.
Tanya Alekseeva, Lifestyle Coach
Is a wellness coach, chef, author, Reiki do Satori master healer, and a renowned raw food and detox expert. Born in Russia, raised in New Zealand and now living in London, she focuses her coaching to ensure busy individuals achieve their most desired wellbeing and ultimate health objectives. She is founder of Better Raw, co founder of Lush Escapes, creator of the bestselling DVD Raw Food 101, and author of numerous other nutrition novels. Tanya is a big fan of nakd bars and regularly includes them in her raw diets.