Craig Ballard

MSc (Sports & Exercise Nutrition), BSc, BTEC (Sports & Exercise Sciences), CYQ/QCF (Personal training and Instruction)

Craig is a registered performance and lifestyle nutritionist, coach, and personal trainer. He currently holds a position in community nutrition while also providing consulting and one-on-one coaching services.

With a foundation in resistance training, Craig’s passion centres around physique development and performance nutrition. He has been a dedicated trainer since 2010 and currently focuses part-time on coaching individuals, with a particular interest in plant-based nutrition.

Craig delivers practical, evidence-informed nutrition and exercise services to help clients achieve their goals. He firmly believes that there is no universal solution when it comes to diet and exercise, as everyone’s situation and aspirations are unique.


  • 2018–2020 MSc (Sports & Exercise Nutrition), Leeds Beckett University, UK
  • 2009–2013 BSc (Sports & Exercise Sciences), Sunderland University, UK
  • 2013 YMCA (CYQ/QCF), Personal Training and Instruction Diploma) London, UK
  • 2007–2009 BTEC, Seevic College (Sports & Exercise Sciences), Benfleet, Essex, UK

Professional Interests & Specialist Areas

  • Plant-Based Nutrition
  • Weight Management
  • Physique/Bodybuilding
  • Sports Nutrition & Supplementation

Craig has engaged in club rugby, boxing, kickboxing, strength sports, and natural bodybuilding, with a passion for hiking and outdoor adventure sports.

Whether you’re looking to collaborate on a project or just share creative ideas or resources, feel free to reach out to me. I love connecting with like-minded individuals with an interest in nutrition and exercise performance.

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Articles written by Craig Ballard
  • Potassium (for blood pressure, heart rhythm and pH balance)
    Potassium is a key electrolyte and an essential mineral important for proper functioning of the heart and muscles, and it also assists in reduction of cardiovascular diseases and the risk of stroke. Though potassium deficiency is rare, there are certain individuals and age groups that could benefit from more potassium…
  • Introduction to: The Ketogenic Diet (Part 1)
    The ketogenic diet is designed to induce a metabolic state known as ketosis, where the body's primary source of energy shifts from carbohydrates to fats. Its first application was helping with epilepsy and reducing seizures. If a ketogenic diet is able to help with such a serious condition, we should…