FitScience FNQ is the home of safe, effective, evidence-based Exercise & Nutrition programming in Cairns, FNQ and via telehealth.
Andrew Bell has 20 years of client-based experience to guide you through your personal journey to optimal health and fitness. He holds postgraduate degrees in both Clinical Exercise Physiology [2023 - JCU] and in Human Nutrition [2020 - Deakin], bolstering 10,000+ hours of client work attained since completing an honours degree in Sports & Exercise Science [2004 - Univ. Wales].
Andrew is qualified at AQF Level 9 as an Accredited Exercise Physiologist. He specialises in clinical musculoskeletal conditions, with a keen interest in prescriptive knee, hip, back and shoulder programming - both preventative and rehabilitative. If you are aiming to avoid/delay surgery, or if you have recently undergone surgery, he would love to hear from you.
His other exercise physiology areas of expertise includes training older clients to remain strong, robust and independent with adapted strength training techniques, plus he provides trusted support for clients with metabolic conditions such as diabetes, obesity and high blood pressure.
Certified at AQF Level 8 with a Graduate Diploma in Human Nutrition, Andrew can provide education, planning and coaching for your nutritional wants and needs. Do you need a weight-management plan? Or are you interested in optimisation of macro/micro nutrient intake (protein, carbs, fats, vitamins, minerals) to really enjoy your food whilst also making progress? Get in touch!
After working for several years as a high-level fitness presenter, Andrew is no stranger to those who are already in 'good shape' wanting to be at their absolute aesthetic best. There is never any judgement - as long as the goal is realistic you can strive to attain it with Fit Science FNQ!
FITNESS & LIFESTYLE
Andrew enjoys working with fitness & lifestyle clients on a non-clinical basis. He offers exercise programming, technique coaching and sport-specific strength & conditioning programs.
He has a deep enjoyment of health & fitness and you can still catch him coaching a regular fitness class at Fitstop Cairns, or leading pre-season training at Barron Trinity Bulls.
Hear What Others Have to Say
Andrew is excellent. He has helped me lose 10kgs so far, I highly recommend him. He is lovely and knows his stuff.
Melanie, Gordonvale, Jan 2021
I don’t know many colleagues in the Health and Fitness world who have studied both exercise and nutrition at postgraduate level. Because of this, Andrew is able to expertly integrate dietary and exercise strategy. He is purely interested in finding the very best way for each individual client to get results, which is one of the reasons why during COVID we began collaborating with him from 10,000km away.
Johnathan, Amsterdam, 2021
I like how he is able to explain that complicated body scan in a way that makes it easy to understand, and sets out targets that make me even more motivated and focussed to stay on track and get my results.
Jenna, Cairns, 2021
The shopping list saved me so much money compared to what I used to spend on food, protein and other supplements. Andrew showed me how I’m getting even more benefit, but spending half as much. I’m 38 but feel like I’m 28.
Marc, Cairns, 2020
I’ve been frightened off by trainers in the past who go too hard, too soon. I hurt my shoulder one time and was too scared to do a push-up for years. With Andrew I found that I was learning rather than just doing. I am now really confident in how I look, what I can do in the gym, what I should focus on food/exercise wise and what is a waste of my time.
Tanya, Cairns, 2020
It’s refreshing to sit [online!] with a nutrition guy who isn’t trying to sell you products or preach about ‘the one and only’ diet. You can actually trust what he’s saying, and I work in recruitment, so I have a pretty good BS radar.
Paul, Cardiff UK, 2020
Andrew did a health workshop for my team on fatigue management. No powerpoints, no lectures, no finger wagging. My tradies were actually in-to-it and took something away from it that they have used.
Peter, A1 Mechanical, 2021
Andrew built a good rapport with the workforce and his three-tiered approach to health and wellbeing – sleep, diet and exercise – has had a response beyond our expectation, building relationships with stakeholders and achieving positive outcomes.
Scott, Safety Advisor, Ernest Henry Mine, 2019
I saw a difference from the get go, with the way in which [Andrew] presented initially with the crews in safety meetings and the interest that generated. His approach to shift worker health is received well by the crews and I’ve been pleasantly surprised by the uptake of the service by some of the “hard nuts” in the concentrator.