Richard has extensive experience in the areas of Exercise Physiology, Sport Science and Elite Sports coaching. He has 34 years working experience providing effective service for those suffering from complex and chronic conditions. His services also extend to include Health and Wellness Programs for the business community including companies such as Cadia Newcrest Mines (1200 employees), Manildra Flour Mills and Orange TAFE. Results from these successful programs have been presented at industry-specific conferences.
Richard has a special interest providing a service for those suffering from Metabolic Syndrome and Diabetes. He has a clear understanding on nutritional subjects such as Nutritional Ketosis and Low Carbohydrate High Fat lifestyles.
He has completed studies with the Nutrition Network in the area of Low Carbohydrates High Fat/Ketogenic Nutrition & Treatment; LCHF in Clinical Practice online training; Ethics Training; LCHF for Dietitians: Professional online training in LCHF for Health Promotion and Medical Nutrition Therapy; and Diabetes Reversal Training. He provides nutrition information in so far as it pertains to the prevention of disease and the promotion of health. Richard provides the science and the client decides for themself what nutrition lifestyle to follow. He also works in co-operation with the clients other health providers.
Richard has coached many National and International athletes including Matthew Temane world record half-marathon time, Willie Mtolo, New York Marathon winner, Helen Lucre three times Comrades Marathon winner, Veronica Wollington, third in the World Mountain Road Race Championships in 2007 and many others.
Richard was the fitness trainer and conditioner for the South African Rugby Springboks (1993), Natal Sharks Rugby (1990, 1992, 1995) Currie Cup winner during these years, South African Surfing Team (1992), South African Polocrosse Team (1995). He also coached 1st Grade Rugby in Australia winning 8 premierships.
Richard has presented at conferences, published many articles and written a book. He has also received a number of awards amongst others: Inducted into the South African Athletics Coaches Hall of Fame (2016), Sports Personality of the Year award, Orange NSW, Australia, National Biokinetic (Exercise Physiology) Presidents Award for the Biokineticist who made a “substantial contribution to the development of the profession” in South Africa. Richard was also awarded a Fellowship from Exercise and Sports Science Australia in 2020.
Richard enjoys keeping active and spending time with his wife, family and friends. He enjoys the harmony between home and work life.