Clinical and Health Nutrition

We love food …and we want you to as well.

We all know the saying “healthy body = healthy mind”, and our Mint team live this every day. Food should be used as NOURISHmint to maximise the body’s performance and looks, our Clean Eating programs do just that. 
We put physical and mental balance at the top of our priority list, and nutrition is a key part of this.  We’ll teach you how to pick the best food choices and use preparation techniques that are simple, easy and tasty.

Clinical Nutrition

Energy, Vitality Zest for Life Comes From Within!

Great nutrition is essential to aging well. To age well you need to eat well. Eating the right kind of food will have an immediate impact on the way you look - and on the way you feel.
Despite advances in science and modern medicine, modern life makes it difficult for us to stay healthy and the imbalances created by such a lifestyle is proving to be a ‘sickening’ way to live with significant increases in many common diseases.
A typical diet is often too high in saturated fat, sodium, and sugar and too low in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, calcium, protein and fiber. Such a diet contributes to four of the six leading causes of death and increases the risk of numerous diseases, including:
  • Heart disease
  • Diabetes
  • Obesity
  • Hypertension
  • Stroke
  • Osteoporosis
  • Many cancers (colon, prostate, mouth, throat, esophagus, lung, stomach)
Disease prevention and adopting a healthy lifestyle involves many lifestyle choices which are not always easy when it comes to knowing where to start! MINT’s nutrition efforts cover a wide spectrum of topics related to good nutrition to assist you in maintaining a lifestyle to live and age well.
Energy, vitality and zest for life come from within - from a body and brain supplied with the essential nutrients needed for optimum performance and the daily functional tasks we ask of it.
Good nutrition is also vital for skin tone and muscle tone - every cell in your body needs essential nutrients to regenerate and repair. Eating the right foods has a huge impact on the way your skin looks and how well it copes with the passing of time.
This part of the site not only looks at anti aging nutrition it is important to highlight that good food shoud be eaten with enjoyment. Enjoying what you eat is such an important part of eating healthily.
You won’t find recommendations that you eat something just because its the latest anti aging or wonder food.
On the other hand - there ARE articles on topics such as the glycemic index, trans fats and antioxidants - but written in straight forward way with practical tips to help you enjoy the best nutrition as part of your normal routine.
We can also help you to discover your own personalised nutrition requirements and the benefits of foods beyond basic nutrition. Your personal nutritionist can provide you with individual dietary recommendations that help you to take control of your own health through the food choices you make.

Weight Loss Clinic

If you are looking for weight loss like so many of our clients then we think this covers it.
You won't be successful at losing weight until you get over the idea of "fast". Stop looking for quick fixes, stop putting harmful chemicals in your body stop buying unnecessary pills, stop starving yourself.
Eat clean, do cardio, strength train, and have patience. TRUST THE PROCESS YOU'LL GET THERE.
So start now - put the best food choices up there on your weekly shopping list - very soon you’ll find you enjoy what you eat, feel fantastic and look years younger!
MINT’s Specialties Include:
  • Nutritional advice
  • Fat loss programmes
  • Cardiovascular risk assessments
  • Hormonal imbalances
  • Food Allergies & intolerance's
  • Fertility & pre conception health care for males & females
  • Diabetes risk assessments
  • Wellness checks
  • Bio Impedance Analysis (BIA) for body composition
The combined use of our exercise programmes in conjunction with our expert nutrition plans have proven results & Mint garantee's it outcomes!

Why Are We Different?

Mint Health & Fitness  for want of a better word is a "boutique" fitness and food facility.  We have fantastic personal trainers, nutritionists & clean eating cafe that all work together to make sure that your experience at Mint is unlike any other health a nutrition facility. 
The Mint experience is something that we have found hard to describe, but our members all say the same thing, friendly staff and atmosphere with helpful instruction.  
This obviously isn't it all, we have PURE Cafe with it great selection of healthy nutritious food, but to find out for yourself what our difference is come on down and talk to the team.
We are a friendly bunch at Mint and will gladly show you around and tell why we are proud to be a Mintie.
P.S. Ask about a free trial workout just to see if you like us. One of our team may even be able to help with a one on one workout if you are newbie exerciser (we don't want you to hurt yourself).
No more procrastinating
No more excuses
Your time is NOW!!

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Whats Our Members Are Saying

I felt determined when I joined Mint. I have lost approx. 15 Kgs since my heaviest and about 1.5Kg in the last 2 weeks, I am now eating 8 times a day and I feel that what I am doing is working for me. It was hard to stay away from those salt and vinegar chips and keep up with the frequency of meals but I am getting there. I originally went to Jane when I first started and struggled with the food (salads are just not for me) but we found some alternatives which works. Having the BIA’s done with Jane has been great to see the results. Also, I have learned about food composition and eating clean.
Dudley Crabbe
I felt determined when I joined Mint. With my husband already being a member and enjoying it. I feel fitter and Jane has helped me change some of eating habits so I am hoping I can start losing some weight. Easy access to Jane being on site will help me get to my goals over the next few months. Jane has kept me going, don't give up, and some good tips how important protein is in the diet.
Anne Gibling
I was hopeful joining Mint and I feel that I have made a steady improvement throughout my time at Mint. Jane has helped me control my blood sugar levels and they are better than ever. Jane provided great advice and tips.
Tony Gibling
I felt relaxed when joining Mint. I found that at Mint I have lost weight and found it a great way to deal with stress. Jane helped me change my bad eating habits and organised me to have a necessary blood tests done in America which made a big difference.
Garry Beaumont
Making the decision to join the gym was actually pretty hard. I was going through a particularly stressful time. The results I feel the most are: I wasn’t necessarily focused on aerobic health when I started but I feel much fitter and that’s a lovely feeling. I’m fitting into some older clothes – very gratifying. But the most important result is that I am in control of my choices. I’m doing the best I can to take care of myself. I feel more confident in the face of other challenges. So if I had to say what the number one result of my time at Mint is, it’s mental. I have a completely different relationship with exercise, which has become something I enjoy doing because it clears my head and makes me feel good about myself. I enjoy being in my body; I feel proud of what it can do. This has been an incredibly valuable experience – and one that’s ongoing, which is cool as well. I’m looking forward to what comes next! Wendy and I thought to tell you how much we miss Mint now that we are on 6 months in Heidelberg Germany after our three months in Christchurch. We have found a gym here that is very well equipped but it is VERY German and some of the classes look like torture rooms!
Greta Bond
December 21 we finally go back to Vancouver and resume our normal life. I very much appreciate the two back workouts you gave me and I am still doing them, alternating several times a week. They are the best I have ever had and I have had great back health since working with you. I very much thank you for that. Best wishes from your Canadian fan club - congrats on the new gym and good business to both of you.
Wendy & Chris
Having battled multiple heath issues and as a busy Mum of three young adults, a chance conversation led me to the team at Mint. Nutritional advice was just the beginning! I began Reflexology with Emma, Carole’s massage as well as a totally personalised gym program on a one-to-one basis with Mike. I cannot adequately convey the impact of encouragement, support, genuine interest, as well as the wonderful facilities that Mint provides as I literally claw my way back to health. The whole body approach of health and wellness at Mint is truly unique. With the addition of Pure Cafe Co. enabling you to put a foot in the door to this amazing setup that is Mint Health and Fitness.
I joined the Mint fitness gym in December 2013 because being a bus driver I needed a way to keep fit and keep all my joints moving. I find it really easy to go because it’s just across the road from where I work. They say a healthy body helps towards a healthy mind and so it helps with all the stress of everyday life and the stress that comes with driving around the city all day everyday. The team at Mint, Mike, Gabby and Bonnie are really friendly and help with anything you need while you are there. The changing rooms are always clean and tidy and well looked after. There is also a Cafe in the same building which serves healthy food to complement the exercise. I joined for 3 months and in conjunction with my own cycling am enjoying working out to the program Mike has set up for me. The 24 hour access, its great for the weekends and after work and also means I can go and work out when it suits. I really love it – Mint is great.
I joined mint as this year I am working in a third world Country which has a high level of security risk and a demanding physical environment. The team at Mint listened carefully to what I was needing and tailored an exercise and nutrition programme to get me to the physical condition I need to be in. You are not just another number at mint, they genuinely care about you and your goals. You always feel welcome and always have advice. I love how you can get a bite to eat after a work out, the time savings are so helpful. This is the best gym in the city, and the tuna wraps are fantastic!"
When the quake shook everything up, I unwilling distanced myself from MINT, lost my ‘work out mojo’. It wasn’t until late 2013 that I got back into training. From this unplanned break I can see first-hand how much better I feel psychologically and physically from training. BUT the thing that makes MINT the place for me is that everyone gets to know you. If you are self-guided training (me presently) or getting one on one personal training, MINT’S care and attention is what makes it. The team pay attention to how often you show up, Mike and Di show a personal interest in my Progress, I feel spurred on by this. You cannot underestimate the power of someone noticing you’re not at the gym!! My journey this time is a more driven one. I know how easy it is to ‘slip’ out of habit. And I know for me, MINT is the place to achieve my fitness goals.
Before Mint I weighed 78kgs. I’d been overweight since childhood and was a comfort eater. Never played any sports or been into any sort of exercise. I was scared of joining a gym. I remember telling myself there was no way I could ever be a person who was into working out and healthy eating because it just wasn’t me. Six months later and 20kgs lighter, I’m now the person I thought I'd never be. I’m so happy with who I am now and for the first time ever, I can say I truly love myself. I really don’t believe that I could have achieved so much success without all the wonderful people at Mint supporting and motivating me 100%. Joining Mint has been one of the best decisions I have ever made.
Emma M

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