Taylor Ryan


Director, Sports Dietitian & Dietitian

Taylor is an Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) & Accredited Sports Dietitian. Taylor’s experience stems within the sports performance realm, where she has predominately worked with strength and conditioning athletes from recreational to elite standards (particularly within CrossFit, powerlifting and weightlifting fields).

Taylor’s passion for performance-based sports nutrition developed from her personal experience in Olympic weightlifting where she competed nationally, within a specific weight class category. It is at this time that she learnt that being mindful of nutritional choices plays an integral role in any health and fitness goal achievement.  As a result, Taylor’s experience allows her to appreciate and understand the challenges her athletes and clientele may experience. Taylor’s personal experiences as a weightlifter and CrossFit coach have led her to understand first-hand the pivotal role that nutrition plays in performance enhancement, body composition, injury prevention and management.

Her goals as an Accredited Sports Dietitian and Coach is to ensure her clients are achieving their results from both a  physical and emotional standpoint.  Nutrition is far more complicated than just the foods we eat. It can affect our mood, our hormones, our metabolism, our sleep  – the list goes on! You need to understand how it affects your body and how it will affect you.

It goes hand in hand with that saying ‘ to eat is a necessity, but to eat intelligently is an art.’

Remember any goal is achievable, such as wanting to lose weight to being the next Australia champion. It’s s about being the best version of yourself physically and mentally – because the harder you work for something, the greater it will feel to achieve it.


  • Bachelor of Health Science (Nutrition & Dietetics)(Queensland University of Technology)
  • Accredited Nutritionist
  • Accredited Practising Dietitian
  • Accredited Sports Dietitian
  • ISAK Level 1 Anthropometrist
  • Certificate III Fitness
  • Level 1 Olympic Weightlifting and Sports Power Coach
  • Sports Dietitians Australia Sports Nutrition Course


  • Hypothalamic Amenorrhea
  • RED-S (relative energy deficiency in sport)
  • Sports Nutrition
  • Fat Loss for Performance
  • Nutrient Timing
  • Lean muscle gaining and body composition
  • Training and competition nutrition for strength and conditioning athletes
  • Weight cutting in sports
  • Weight management/Healthy Eating
  • Supplement Use and Advice

Professional Recognition:

  • 2020 – 2021 –  Athletes representing the Olympics in Tokyo for weightlifting – Athletes representing CrossFit games
  • 2019 – Head Sports Dietitian For PROJECT X – Australia Crossfit Representative Team for the Crossfit Games (leading up to the Crossfit Games and attended Crossfit Games to support Project X in the team’s nutrition for the duration of the Games)
  • 2019 –  Sports Dietitian for Crossfit Athletes at Sanctional Events and Major Events  throughout the course of the year ( these athletes include: Jessica Coughlan (and RAW STRENGTH and Conditioning, Brandon Swan, Katelin Vanzyl, Dave Driskell, Royce Dunn, April Hering, Jamie Goodwun
  • 2015 ongoing: Sports Dietitian for  Olympic Weightling, Crossfit and Powerlifting  Athletes: Athletes mentioned above and  Matthew Lydement, Ryley Porter, Mia Gaudry 

Athletic Achievements:

  • 2018 ANB Fitness Model Open 1st Place
  • 2018 ANB Fitness Model U35 2nd Place
  • 2017 ANB Fitness Model First Timer 2nd Place
  • 2017 ANB Fitness Model U35 3rd Place
  • 2017 INBA Global Sports Model Open 3rd Place
  • 2014 Olitek Senior and Junior Championships 53kg Class 3rd Place (weightlifting)
  • 2013 Nationals Senior and Junior Championships 58th Class 5th Place (weightlifting)
  • 2013 QLD Senior and Junior Championship 58kg Class 2nd Place
  • 2012 QLD Junior 53kg Class Gold (weightlifting)
  • 2012 AWF Age Championships U20 53kg Class 1st Place (weightlifting)
  • Previous athletic background: cross country, touch football, athletics, track and field (State representative)