About Ray Kelly – BA (Hmn Mvmnt) ESSAM AEP MTeach BRes
Accredited Exercise Physiologist | Secondary PDHPE Teacher | Sports Scientist | Author
Ray Kelly is a proud Kamilaroi man and one of Australia’s leading health professionals, with over 29 years’ experience in the health and sports industries. He is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist and has a Masters in Teaching. Ray was also recently announced Exercise Physiologist of the Year!
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). Ray also has his own accredited course for personal trainers where they can learn his ‘real-world’ strategies for stripping the weight off clients.
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 publications including Good Medicine, Woman’s Day, Slimming and Health, Health Digest, That’s Life, and The Fist.
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 has a number of programs working in with medical centres in a bid to a bid to improve diabetes and heart disease within the community. 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’.