The Method

We are an online-based nutrition company that provides one-on-one, personalised nutrition coaching. We handpick a coach from our diverse team of nutrition experts, best suited to work with you towards achieving your goals.

Our framework is built on tracking macronutrients – carbohydrates, proteins and fats – to educate our clients around their individual body and its unique needs. Our process involves tracking nutritional intake and timing, analysing body composition changes, goal setting, and observation of other lifestyle habits related to sleep, hydration, exercise and mindset.

Our aim is to bring out the physical and mental best in each individual. If something’s not working, we’ll change it. If changes aren’t happening, we’ll address it. If it’s all too hard, we’ll make it easier. We will help you get there (and stay there!).

We’re a diverse bunch of individuals who all became interested in the world of health and fitness for different reasons. Some of us competed in sports competitively as kids (and still do!), some of us come from science backgrounds, while some of us sustained injuries or illnesses that lead to us revisiting our lifestyle habits.

What all of us have in common is our passion for the industry and our purpose to assist people from all walks of life in achieving their own goals.

While most of us are avid gym goers and obsessed sports nuts, we won’t push this onto you if we don’t feel it’s suited to your current lifestyle or individual goals. Of course, we’ll encourage you to become more active and get out of your comfort zone to a certain extent (nothing ever changes in the comfort zone), but we certainly won’t make you do anything unrealistic that prevents you from staying on track. That being said, if you’re a professional athlete or as dedicated to your training as we are, we’ll do all we can to help take your performance up a notch (or ten!).

No client’s goal is unworthy. We respect anyone who wants to learn more about their nutrition and make positive changes to their physical and mental wellbeing. Go you for being one of those people!

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Our Coaches

Aaron Troyer
@aatroyer

Aaron has a background in a handful of sports, and is a CrossFit Level 2 Trainer with OPEX CCP Level 1 certifications in Assessment, Program Design, Lifestyle Coaching, Business Systems and Nutrition. On top of that, he is a qualified Mechanical Engineer (Colorado School of Mines, US). His education and years of experience as a CrossFit coach lends itself to the combination of science and human psychology required for success with nutrition. He currently eats with a goal to feel as good as possible – physically and mentally – each day, while supporting his physical training. His experiments during this pursuit have enabled many learnings, which he’s excited to share with clients to accelerate their progress.

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Aimee Fuller
@aimeelouisefuller

Following major back surgery at the age of 15, Aimee began her health and fitness journey to support her long recovery. After starting CrossFit in 2012 and improving her relationship with food, she was able to lose more than 10kgs and completely overhaul her lifestyle. Her weight loss journey saw ups and downs with injuries, hormonal issues and stress – proper nutrition being key in regaining her health.   Aimee holds a Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Physiology, and currently works as an Accredited Exercise Physiologist. She is passionate about prescribing exercise to help improve her diverse clients’ overall quality of life and physical function.   She believes in an evidence-based approach to nutrition, while understanding there is no ‘one size fits all’ solution. Aimee works closely with her clients to understand their stories, using this information to tailor nutritional advice and methods so they can crush their goals.

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Alice Tucker
@alice_tuckercf

Alice grew up playing almost every sport under the sun: swimming, hockey, little athletics, basketball – the list goes on! She finally settled on tennis, gaining a Division 1 NCAA College Tennis Scholarship to the University of Portland, US. While working closely with a strength and conditioning coach, Alice’s interest in health and nutrition strengthened and lead towards her starting CrossFit in 2013. Her dedication to training and tracking macronutrients saw her earn an individual spot in the 2017 CrossFit Regionals competition.   Alice credits the positive changes in many facets of her life to tracking macronutrients: performance and recovery, mood and daily energy levels – even relationships. She wants nothing more than to help share these experiences with others, to help them achieve their own goals.

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Claire Hargreaves
@_clairehargreaves

Claire has worked in the health and fitness industry for more than 10 years – as a personal trainer, CrossFit coach, nutrition coach, and yoga instructor. She is currently completing degrees in Naturopathy and Psychology, which fuels her curiosity around optimising athletic performance, bolstering mental health and mental toughness, healing the body, and harnessing vitality every day.   Claire works with people holistically, ensuring the balance of their mind, body and spirit. Her coaching style embodies her authentic, caring and energetic nature, and encourages her clients to explore their fullest potential. Claire has an ability to understand the individual capabilities of her clients, identifying areas for personal growth and drawing out individuals’ strengths to help them flourish.

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Gemma Todd
@gemmatodd_

Gemma loves coaching people from all walks of life: from those wanting to build a positive relationship with food, brides and husbands to be looking to shape up for their wedding day, and time poor mums – to competitive athletes and fitness models preparing to rock the stage.   Gemma has competed in CrossFit and fitness modelling on a local, national and global level (18 times in fact!), has featured in numerous fitness magazines, and holds a WNBF state title.   For eight years – and counting – she has coached state and national bikini and fitness model titleholders, and has helped many individuals reach their goals through nutritional and emotional coaching and support.

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James Tasker
@coachjtasker

James is a country boy at heart, having grown up in the small towns of Deniliquin and Albury where he played various sports and music. He now calls Melbourne home, holding a double Bachelor’s degree in Biomedicine and Exercise Science (Victoria University).   At the age of 15, James ruptured his AC joint playing AFL and wasn’t able to have reconstructive surgery until a year later. During that tricky period, he would have loved to have someone (like himself now!) to help coach him through recovery and encourage him to play football again. While the injury sadly marked the end of his footy career, it inspired him to dedicate himself to the health and fitness industry in which he’s gained six years of experience in nutrition, personal training and exercise programming. James does CrossFit recreationally.   He hopes his personal passion for health and nutrition inspires others and enables them to achieve short term goals and lifelong changes.

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Kate Gordon
@cfkate

Katie’s passion lies in coaching and teaching people how to change their lives through exercise and nutrition. She has been training people for six years and is a CrossFit Certified Trainer (L-3).   Kate believes in walking the walk, practicing everything she teaches – she tracks macronutrients and uses a flexible lifestyle to support her competitive training and active job. These practices have allowed her to make huge progress in her gym performance and maintain a low body fat percentage – all without giving up any of the things she loves (i.e. food!).   Kate understands how great an impact food has, not only on athletes but on anyone who intends on living a long and healthy life. Food is the foundation, and improving the way we fuel our body can separate us from the pack. Using nutrition and macronutrient tracking, Kate endeavours to help people understand how good their body is designed to feel, and to create longevity and a quality of life their future self will thank them for!

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Kayla Banfield
@kaylabanfield

Method Founder Kayla Banfield has always been passionate about nutrition and training. Coming from a high level sporting background, she used her drive and work ethic to build a successful media career, firstly as a children’s TV presenter and more recently covering competitive sports. Inspired by what she saw in the elite athletic space, Kayla formed The Method as a way to bring the same degree of control to people’s nutrition as practiced by professional athletes, without the accompanying burdens of time and complexity.   Kayla manages our team of coaches to ensure the consistency and quality of advice to our clients, always staying at the forefront of the latest science in nutrition.

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Laura Sitter
@laurasitternutrition

Laura has been involved in sports from a young age, sparking her interest in the relationship between food and quality of life. She went on to gain her Bachelor of Food and Nutrition majoring in Psychology (Deakin University), and has since managed a nutrition consultancy business.   Laura believes nutrition has a huge impact on life in many ways including sleep quality, stress levels, work productivity and especially our ability to be active and improve training performance. Her goal is to assist clients in optimising all of these areas and achieve sustainable long term benefits, by improving their knowledge and understanding of food intake. Given our relationship with food is a relationship we are in for life, we want it to be a great one!

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Madison Tatt
@madisontattt

Madison’s entry into the world of health and fitness begun through competing in swimming from an early age, before making the transition to CrossFit. Her love for nutrition was found after recognising how much of an impact it made on her physical performance and life outside the gym.   She is currently completing her Bachelor of Nutritional and Dietetic Medicine, while coaching and training full time. Madison began tracking her macros and following a flexible dieting lifestyle a number of years ago, leading to her securing a top 30 spot (21) in the CrossFit Pacific Regionals competition. Prior to that, she competed at both Regional and Games levels on the Reebok CrossFit Frankston team (2017-18), placing first at the 2018 Regionals.   Madison believes the changes she made to her diet have played a huge role in her success, and strives to help others achieve their own goals and maximise their results – in and out the gym – through the power of nutrition.

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Mia Edgar
@mia_fitmd

Mia’s lifelong interest in health and fitness lead her to pursue a career in medicine, graduating from medical school in 2015. She holds an undergraduate degree in Biochemistry (Boston College), currently working as an active US Navy Physician and serving as an Undersea Medical Officer.   As Mia progressed through her medical studies and begun CrossFit in preparation for navy dive school, she discovered how nutrition is the root cause for many diseases that plague America’s population. Mia hopes to educate and find solutions for not only competitive athletes, but people with chronic injuries. She understands the challenges and impacts that come with heavy work schedules and life demands, using the power of proper nutrition to help clients find a sustainable way to handle any challenge life throws at them.   Mia competed with Invictus Team Unconquerable at the CrossFit SoCo Regionals in 2016 and with Ocean State CrossFit at the NorthEast Regionals in 2018, finishing in seventh place.

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Paige Williams
@paigewill1

Paige has always been passionate about the world of health and fitness, discovering through her own journey the freedom healthy living brings. Paige uses her own experiences to help her clients grow to their full potential and live their best lives. To her it’s not about numbers – it’s about empowering people to become the healthiest, happiest versions of themselves.   Paige spent decades exercising to be thin and meet society’s idealised beauty standards. Upon discovering CrossFit her focus changed, exercise becoming a means of strengthening what her body could do – not how it looked.   There’s no hurdle Paige doesn’t understand. She’s worked with everyone from athletes with badass performance goals to mums looking to return to their pre-baby bodies and feel better in their own skin (as a mum herself, Paige understands this challenge first hand). Driven by helping clients achieve success, Paige puts her heart and soul into every person she works with. She provides a combination of tough love and sisterly support, tailoring individual plans that consider each client’s uniqueness.

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Rachel Wilson
@rachel_elise90

Competing in a variety of sports growing up, Rachel has always been interested in the world of health and fitness. She has worked as an emergency nurse in Melbourne for six plus years, a job through which she sees the very real impacts lifestyle choices have on the human body. Frustrated at the need for Australia to make a shift towards preventative medicine, she completed a post graduate certificate in Human Nutrition (Deakin University).   Rachel found CrossFit in 2013, before making the switch to weightlifting in 2017 and becoming a 58kg state champion and national silver medalist. Tracking macronutrients has enabled Rachel to optimise her body composition to best suit her weight class, and has improved her relationship with food by shifting focus to its role in performance and recovery.

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Simone Arthur
@simonejanearthur

Simone has always enjoyed competitive sports, earning herself a scholarship at Southern University, US, where she played division one collegiate soccer for four years while working as a strength and conditioning coach in conjunction with her studies.   Simone’s passion for nutrition and body transformation grew when she started CrossFit in 2016, finishing the open competition in 5,000th place for Australia, weighing 75kg. She set herself a 12-month goal to lose 10kg and make the regionals competition, and through careful dietary changes was successfully able to lose 15kg and qualify for the Pacific CrossFit Regionals in 14th place.

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Stephanie Moore
@coachstephm

Steph began her fitness and nutrition journey upon starting CrossFit in 2013. She now runs her own personal training business, specialising in advancing individuals on their athletic endeavours, and coaches at a CrossFit gym as a Level 2 Trainer (CF-L2).   Through her own macronutrient tracking, Steph fully understands the impact correct nutrition can have on performance and aesthetic goals, achieving great personal results while living a flexible and social lifestyle. She credits this flexible diet approach to her positively changed relationship with food and her body, and is excited to share what she has learned with others. Her passion to witness others succeed is paramount, and she thoroughly enjoys sharing the journey alongside her clients.

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