Our research-based programs are run through your local Aboriginal Medical Service and targets those with, or at risk of, type 2 diabetes and heart disease. Our program runs for 10 weeks, but within the first 14 days many people will see dramatic changes to their blood sugar and blood pressure.
Margo was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes 30 years ago, and was on insulin for 20 years.
It didn't take long for Mary to turn her health around!
Meet some of the participants from our western Sydney program!
Dr Perrin chose to lead the way for her patients!
Hear from the nurse and the Aboriginal health practitioner that run the program!
Curtis and his wife Margaret, both pharmacists, played an integral role in the success of our program in Emerton!
Accredited Exercise Physiologist | Secondary PDHPE Teacher | Sports Scientist | Researcher | Author
Ray Kelly is a Gomeroi man, and one of Australia’s leading health professionals, having over 29 years’ experience in the health and sports industries. He is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist and was recently awarded Exercise Physiologist of the Year in Australia. He has also graduated with a Master of Teaching (PDHPE) and a Bachelor of Research where he focused on the reversal of type 2 diabetes in the Indigenous community.
Within the fitness industry he has had a great deal of success in the area of weight loss. He was employed as a trainer in the first 2 seasons of The Biggest Loser Australia, where he was given 1 contestant each year. He achieved a perfect record with both contestants winning the competition in consecutive years (Adro Sarnelli, 2006; Chris Garling, 2007).
He has also written 2 books on weight loss, titled “Winners Do What Losers Don’t” (New Holland, 2008), and “Full Plate, Less Weight” (New Holland, 2014). He has also had input into many publications.
Ray’s true passion is chronic disease, and he travels the world each year attending the major obesity and chronic disease conferences in a bid to improve his knowledge. Over the years he has made friends with some of the world’s leading researchers and often uses these trips to pick their brain.
Currently Ray runs programs online and in medical centres, working alongside doctors, nurses, endocrinologists and allied health professionals to assist patients in improving their health. Ray also provides education seminars for doctors, nurses, personal trainers, and other health professionals.
Ray’s other passion is sport and he has been involved in athlete development within Institute of Sport programs for World Championship and Olympic competition (preparing athletes for 2 Olympics), and lectured at Level 1 and 2 coaching courses. He has worked with most of Australia’s top professional boxers, including many World Champions (including Anthony Mundine, Daniel Geale, Michael Katsidis, Chris John, Will Tomlinson, and Lenny Zappavigna). He has also worked on Fox8’s boxing reality TV show ‘The Contender’.
Ray is often asked to provide interviews about his work. Check out what he's been up to!