TV Sports Presenter, Former Professional Boxer & NZ Warrior league player.
The year was 2014 I had been Retired from professional sports for some time and I had been asked to come out of boxing retirement to fight a familiar name. Carlos Spencer the former Auckland Blues and All Blacks legend renowned more for his capabilities on the field than in the ring. Still an undefeated fighter with a huge following partly because of the physique he bared on a tv ad promoting toffee pops.
Being shirtless in a ring with a man of that reputation was slightly daunting not to mention the weight loss and fitness needed to once again be at my fighting best. I knew I was out of sorts but I didn’t realise just how much until I met Amanda in person. She measured me up or pinched me more precisely. It was amazing how quickly I had let myself go and knowing where I needed to be within 3 months. I was worried! Was Amanda, possibly? Only because she wasn’t certain if I would adhere to her number crunching and rules to boot.
Thankfully for us both - with limited time I took a liking and trust to Amanda immediately with a confidence she knew what she was talking about. Not only did she completely transform me aesthetically but she did it quickly and with me never once feeling fatigued or not up to my sometimes three training's a day. I’ve always been a driven person but with her coaching and motivation strategies, you would give all her clients a very good chance of succeeding in their goals. Thanks to Amanda I won that fight with energy levels I hadn’t experienced and equally important. I didn’t look out of place next to Mr. Toffee Pops Carlos Spencer.
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Having been referred to Amanda by my trainer, I was impressed by her relentless drive to ensure I was eating the right things at the right time. Her meal plans, although tough, were flexible enough to fit into my busy meeting and event schedule.
Amanda has helped me understand the impact of good nutrition and hydration on my health and has changed my eating habits for the long term.
#1 new zealand boxer 51kg & teacher
"Amanda cannot be faulted as a nutritionist. She caters to my nutritional needs and goals, all I have to do to get results, is to follow her plan. She's extremely professional and experienced in her field of work. That alone has made it easy to trust her from the very beginning. Amanda will tell you how it is but is considerate and remembers that you're also a human being, not just a client. She has a holistic understanding of what an athlete needs to perform at their best and I fully believe that that's why she is so good at what she does".
As a bigger and older male I have always known I should do something about my weight and health generally but it took the advice of the cardiologist as to my increased risk of heart disease to get me to do something. Amanda has been essential to my making the changes I needed to make. Her nutritional knowledge and information is massive. Her straight forward and direct manner in imparting that information and telling me what I need to do if I want the results I say I want is something I particularly like.
"Amanda Foubister has been pivotal in preparing and maintaining my body - and mind for a gruelling schedule and physical lifestyle. As my personal trainer, friend and nutritionist.
Amanda is now my stunt and horse-riding double on the set of Spartacus. Her presence on-set and help in preparing for fight scenes, along with her general dedication and concern, has been a huge support".