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 educating our clients around their individual body and its unique needs, and tailoring methods to support their nutrition, health and broader lifestyle related goals. Our process involves analysing nutritional intake and timing, measuring 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, and to teach them the tools to take control of their own health journey. 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’re a diverse bunch of individuals who all became interested in the world of health and fitness for different reasons. We draw on a wealth of knowledge, including but not limited to: competitive sports, scientific research & education, and personal experience with injury, illness & weight loss.

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.

No matter what your experience and goals are, our coaches are versatile in being able to offer a wide range of support. We help professional athletes, every day people and those who have never stepped foot into a gym -- all working towards their own goals.

Every client has worthy goals. We’re here to help anyone who wants to learn more about nutrition and make positive changes to their physical and mental wellbeing.

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Our Coaches

Aaron Troyer

Aaron has a background in a handful of sports and is a qualified Mechanical Engineer (Colorado School of Mines, US). His education and years of experience in the health and fitness industry 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

Following major back surgery at the age of 15, Aimee began her health and fitness journey to support her long recovery. Through becoming more active 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 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 scholarship to the University of Portland, US. While working closely with a strength and conditioning coach, Alice’s interest in health and nutrition strengthened. Alice credits the positive changes in many facets of her life to nutrition: 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

Claire has worked in the health and fitness industry for more than 10 years – as a personal trainer, 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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James Tasker

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. 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

Kate’s passion lies in coaching and teaching people how to change their lives through exercise and nutrition.  Kate believes in walking the walk, practicing everything she teaches. 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 also 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. 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

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

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

Madison has always been involved in health and fitness, competing in swimming from an early age. She found her love for nutrition after discovering how much of an impact it made on her performance and life outside of the gym. She made changes to her nutrition in 2017, and believes these changes to her diet played a huge role in her physical achievements. Madison is currently completing her Bachelor degree in Nutritional and Dietetic medicine, as well as coaching and training full time, and strives to help others achieve their goals and maximise their results through the power of nutrition.

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Mia Edgar

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 fitness training 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 also 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.

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Nadia Vigilante

Nadia has been involved in the fitness industry for over 12 years and is now completing a Bachelor of Nutrition. Becoming a Les Mills Group Fitness instructor and working as a Personal Trainer is what got her started before discovering heavy weights! She has competed in Fitness Modelling Bodybuilding competitions, dabbled in Crossfit but now follows a Hybrid style training method of Powerlifting/Bodybuilding/Olympic lifting combined. Nadia is passionate about coaching people to reach their goals the way she has done by building a healthy relationship with food that can be sustained long term. Most of Nadia’s experience with Nutrition has come from self-education through courses and seminars and by being coached by high-level coaches who have passed on their knowledge to her through years of her own personal journey. She believes having a coach herself has been a huge influence and impact on her journey and had led her in the path of wanting to continue the trend and help others.   

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Paige Williams

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. One day her focus changed, and exercise became 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

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). Reevaluating her diet and nutrition has enabled Rachel to optimise her body composition to best suit her state and national weightlifting success, and has improved her relationship with food by shifting focus to its role in performance and recovery.

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Simone Arthur

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 weighing 75kg. She set herself a 12-month goal to lose 10kg, and through careful dietary changes was successfully able to lose 15kg – and become one of Australia’s leading female CrossFitters!

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Stephanie Moore

Steph began her fitness and nutrition journey in 2013. She now runs her own personal training business, specialising in advancing individuals on their athletic endeavours. 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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