The Team | NuStrength

The Team

Hi, my name is Kitty Blomfield and I’m a Director at NuStrength.

I’m extremely passionate about empowering people through the right nutrition and strength training. For many years I struggled with body image and was your typical over-exerciser and under-eater. My weight would yo-yo, I lacked energy, slept poorly, and suffered from terrible binge eating. I would train 6 days per week for up to 2.5 hours a day and would eat a low calorie and low carb diet. I would always focus on dieting and exercising over eating and training. 

In 2014 I was introduced to the work of Doctor Ray Peat, Emma Sgourakis (The Nutrition Coach), Dodie Anderson and Rob Turner. Their research challenged my entire belief system around what constitutes ‘true health and fitness’. Since then, I have never looked back. I now only train 3 days per week and do very little cardio apart from the occasional walk in the sun. I follow a structured and measured training program and eat to fuel my body. I am the strongest I have ever been, I am in the best shape I have ever been and most importantly I feel the best I have ever felt. In 2015 I competed in my first powerlifting competition and broke the GPC record for deadlifting in the under 75kg weight class. In March 2016 I competed at ProRaw8 and won the female deadlift only competition with a deadlift of 207.5kgs at 71.5kgs body weight.

I honestly believe, if you want to be in the best shape of your life you need to love the process. If you focus on getting stronger in the gym, tracking and measuring your training and nutrition and nourish your body with the right food the physique will look after itself. There is something extremely empowering about being a strong female, let us help you become the healthiest, happiest and strongest version of yourself in and out of the gym.

Hi, my name is Craig McDonald and I’m a Director at NuStrength.

I’m a certified Personal Trainer and Recomp Coach who is passionate about body composition change through structured and measured nutrition and strength-based training. I’m also a Sports Nutrition Specialist certified by the ISSN (International Society of Sports Nutrition). I love seeing my clients overcome physical barriers that have withheld them from creating the strongest version of themselves. To me, strength training is something that carries across into every day life. When you get stronger in the gym, you get stronger mentally and are more capable to achieve whatever you desire.

Hi, my name is Jake Litzner and I’m a Facility Manager at NuStrength.

I am a fully certified personal trainer who believes that we need to focus on building the body that you love, not starve & destroy the body you have. Everyone should train with the intent of being the strongest version of themselves. You should nourish your body with foods that it wants and needs, not with the foods that a magazine told you to eat. Keep it simple, track and measure the things that you can control, measure the result and adjust accordingly.

Your community and training environment should be one that empowers you, not some wishy-washy motivational quote that you read about online.

Something that you have worked hard for, something you have earn’t, something you are proud of, something that makes you feel strong; that is what NuStrength is all about

Hi, my name is Beau Rutherford and I’m a Performance Coach at NuStrength.

My passion towards Strength & Conditioning is focused toward being different, having a different approach and breaking boundaries, this where you will find yourself with most progression. Sometimes being comfortable in your own skin is what people wish to achieve in life and we’re here to support it and create calculated decisions based on actions and inputs, to achieve this you must be uncomfortable first, as this results in growth and knowledge.
I have a very strong mindset toward nutrition and strength training, we’ve all been there done all the fad diets, yoyo’d in weight and in search of a magic pill.
Strength training for me is therapeutic, the moment I’m under the bar nothing else matters than what is present. Focus enough energy into something and the results will come easy.

Hi, my name is Danita Keast and I’m a Performance Coach at NuStrength.

I wasn’t always a coach, I came in as a client at 51 years of age who after years of “conventional  gym” training loved what they did so much I am now working for them! I finally found a place where you are taught how to strength train, to track and measure your training and eat good old fashioned tasty food, no more crazy restrictive dieting.

You really can achieve your goal of looking great and feel great at the same time. I now sleep through the night, my moods are great, I have great energy and a healthy libido. This is a place where you will constantly learn and be surrounded by like minded people who support you. We don’t just tell you what to do we give you the skills and knowledge to reach your goals so you can become the happiest, healthiest and strongest version of yourself in and out of the gym and stay that way!.

I would like to be an example to show people that age is no barrier to achieving wellbeing and that it is never to be used as an excuse to not continue growing and be the best person you can be. Set goals, have a plan and don`t make excuses! Its never too late to start or start again.

Hi, my name is Matthew Petersen and I’m a Performance Coach at NuStrength.

I am extremely passionate about empowering people to become the best version of themselves through structured nutrition and strength training. Life is short, we only get one chance and I believe to make the most of every opportunity we all need to invest in ourselves and look after our bodies. By tracking our food and measuring our strength training and body composition we can all become the best version of ourselves.

I come from a sports background and played a lot of rugby union growing up. Playing Queensland level up until I was 19 years old, I then played premier grade rugby In Queensland until I was 22. My passion for rugby was overtaken by my love of the gym. I decided to become a bodybuilder and competed in my first competition in 2013. Even though I had some success in the bodybuilding arena I wanted more and decided to give powerlifting my attention. I competed for the first time in 2014, where I won the novice competition with a 300kg squat, 200kg bench press and a 315kg deadlift. This got me invited to an invite only competition in Melbourne called Pro Raw. Only the strongest in Australia get invited and I ended up placing 3rd with a 332.5kg squat, 210kg bench press and a 330kg deadlift totalling 872.5kg.

There is no better feeling then empowering others to become the best version of themselves and WIN AT LIFE!!