Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport (RED-S)

If you've ever felt under-fuelled, dehydrated, or under-recovered following a workout session or on race day, you'll know how much appropriate  fuelling  makes a difference.  From timing your morning coffee to measuring calories relative to your training demands, we all fuel for performance in some shape or form. Our subject matter experts will dissect what it is to fuel for your performance and leave you with skills that you can easily implement into your training.   As a result, these Skillboosters  will enable you to understand the   purpose behind   intentional nutritional consumption of foods, drinks and supplements - a skill that you could   directly implement   into your practice or coaching spaces. 


PhD (Physiology), University of Cape Town 
Andrew has a PhD in exercise physiology and has obtained degrees from the University of Natal, Rhodes and University of Cape Town with the Highest Qualification: PhD in exercise physiology.
Dr. Andrew Bosch is the Honorary Senior Lecturer in the MRC/UCT Research Unit for Exercise Science and Sports Medicine. The Unit is located in the Sports Science Institute of South Africa, Cape Town. He is the Head of the Road Running Division of the High Performance Centre within the Institute. The aim of the High Performance Centre is to assist runners (or want to be runners) of all abilities in achieving their running goals.

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 MSc (Med) Nutrition & Dietetics (UCT)
Shelly started the sports nutrition practice at the Sports Science Institute of South Africa (SSISA) in 1995, working as part of a multi-disciplinary team, and have initiated many novel projects and programs, also co-founding the Trufood Station which offers bespoke healthy food, based at SSISA. In addition, she has authored and co-authored books, chapters, manuals, academic and lay papers, been part of research teams, developed workshops and courses including accredited on-line courses , mentored and taught dietitians, coaches and allied health professionals from under-graduate to post- graduate levels. Through her involvement with various professional boards and sporting bodies, and as a member of scientific and research teams, including the SA Rugby Scientific & Medical Advisory Committee, as well as having held academic positions both locally and internationally, she keeps the close connect to the evidence and practice of nutrition.

Phone: +27 21 659 5646
Cell: +27 82 895 6098

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BSc(Med)(Hons)   Nutrition   and   Dietetics   (UCT)
Marie has presented numerous weight loss and sports nutrition workshops and talks to the public and corporate companies. She also lecture students in the Department of Exercise Science and Sports Medicine (ESSM) and the physiotherapy department at UCT. Marie been involved in the nutritional analysis of recipes for various companies and has contributed to many articles in the media. Previously she has been involved in the conceptualisation of online wellness programmes for the health insurance and fitness club industries.

Tel: +27 21 659 5646
Cell: +27 83 286 8790

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BSc (Med)(Hons) Nutrition & Dietetics (UCT),   B (Hons) Sport Science (Stell),   Diploma in Sports Nutrition (IOC)
Rowena works with individuals, athletes and fitness enthusiasts of all levels and ages, sports teams, and coaches. She has a special interest in the female athlete triad and relative energy deficiency in sport (RED-S), emotional and disordered eating, and gut health. Her aim is to help people to explore and strengthen their relationship with food, and to find an enjoyable and sustainable way of eating that supports long-term health.

Phone: +27 21 659 5660
Cell: +27 82 425 7234

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