ANGELIQUE CLARK |Accredited Sports Dietitian & Exercise Physiologist
Hi team, call me Ange! I’m a passionate plant-focused cook, I love lifting weights and I get very excited guiding active people to better health and improved performance.
I have work extensively in the arena of competitive natural body sculpting and sports nutrition prescription for plant-based athletes. But above all else, I am a real mum juggling the dynamics of young children, keeping my brain inspired with the latest sports nutrition evidence all whilst trying to find time to exercise for myself and provide the best possible nutrition for my family.
Quality food and activity was instilled into my European upbringing. I have fond memories of cycling with my Dad and coming home to my mum’s French-Mauritian table. Inevitably I was destined to venture into a lifetime of conscious movement and an appreciation of nutritious food. I am that person that has always put effort into ensuring my health is of highest importance – in fact it’s all I know, so I decided to build a career around what came easy to me in the hope that I could make it easy for others to enjoy also.
There have been athletic challenges along the way. Whilst cycling took a large part of my family life, it was my brother who would eventually follow in my Dad’s cleats and pursue the sport at elite level. My handy endurance genes however helped me excelled at cross-country running and I dabbled in triathlon but stuck with basketball most of my schooling years. My interest in building muscle and getting lean came after school. This influenced my decision complete a degree in Exercise Physiology which evolved into rewarding work in musculoskeletal rehab, but also spending far too much money on fitness attire and exploring competitive figure sculpting competitions in my down time! So, with support from my husband I followed my food science passion with a master’s degree in nutrition and dietetics.
And then Angie met Sally… this was a partnership that fell into place like two peas in a pod. I have now worked alongside Sal for the last decade, we share the same values, the same passion in nutrition as well as many laughs over feeding our willing vs. imposed-upon husband’s vegetarian meals!
In my 12 years of professional practice, I have complimented a multitude of sports at many levels with nutrition prescription, but it might just be the parent in me that woke up one day not too long ago and thought – there must be more to nutrition than just performance enhancement. I started to care about where my food came from and I started to realise that cooking was a skill that most of us had lost. My drive then became about increasing awareness of the undisputed benefits plant-based whole food and how to create delicious meals that by default also supported optimal longevity and a healthier planet. It just so happens this further enhances performance in more areas than sport!