FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Yes! A Zumba class is considered 1 whole class, whereas a KillerCore is considered a half class, so the same card can give you 10 Zumba classes or 20 KillerCore classes or any combination of the two i.e. 4 Zumba classes and 12 KillerCore or 8 Zumba and 4 KillerCore classes.

A personal trainer is an individual certified to produce and deliver exercise programs tailored to a client’s individual needs. All True Body Personal Trainers motivate their clients, assist in setting goals and provide feedback and accountability to clients. All True Body Personal Trainers are accredited, having studied and completed their Certificate IV in Fitness or greater.

Dietitians are university qualified experts in the field of human nutrition and diet therapy. They can provide general healthy eating advice as well as help people manage ongoing health and disease conditions by implementing a dietary and lifestyle changes. This is done through individual consultations where the dietitian works one-on-one with the client. Some of the factors considered by Dietitians in advising on intake (aside from health requirements) include access to food, cooking skills, time constraints and family needs.

Unlike popular “diets” or weight loss programs, a dietitian doesn’t tell someone what and what not to eat; they instead teach them how to make long-term, sustainable changes to their diet which will significantly improve health and quality of life.

Dietitian, Nutritionist, Wellness Coach. It’s easy to be confused about the differences between them all, especially when people may use the terms interchangeably.

In Australia, both dietitians and nutritionists have undertaken a university degree, studying in the field of human nutrition and food science. The difference between a dietitian and a nutritionist is that dietitians have undertaken extra study and practical experience in the areas of medical nutrition therapy, counselling and food service. To become a dietitian requires an additional 1-2 years of postgraduate study at university, after completing an undergraduate nutrition degree.

There are various nutrition and diet courses available, and on completion, graduates are able to call themselves various titles including Nutritionist, Nutrition Coach, Nutrition Expert etc. There is no regulation over any of these courses or on the titles they provide.

This means that all dietitians are nutritionists, but nutritionists, wellness coaches and other health professionals without dietetic qualifications cannot call themselves a dietitian.

Nutritionists etc. are generally not qualified to provide nutrition advice to people regarding their nutrition-related medical conditions. Nutritionists may also not have the counselling skills to help people who are having difficulty changing their health behaviours.

Be careful about choosing to work with a nutritionist, nutrition coach etc. as there’s no regulation over who can use these terms to describe themselves.

Click HERE to read the official statement from the Dietitians Association of Australian about the distinction between a dietitian and nutritionist.

You are able to claim a Medicare rebate towards the cost of your nutrition consults if you are referred to True Body Nutrition by your GP on a Chronic Disease Management Plan. Chronic Disease Management plans are designed to help patients to access the services of a range of health providers to help them manage their chronic (ongoing) health conditions. You cannot claim a Medicare rebate towards the cost of your True Body Fitness classes or personal training.

Examples of chronic conditions eligible for a Medicare rebate

  • Diabetes (Type 1 and 2) and Pre-Diabetes
  • Obesity/Overweight
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Osteoporosis
  • Depression and Anxiety
  • Hypercholesterolaemia/Dyslipidaemia
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Poly-Cystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
  • Cancer

If you are unsure whether your health condition meets the requirements for a Medicare rebate with a Chronic Disease Management Plan, please contact us to discuss your needs. Alternatively, phone the Department of Human Service’s Medicare line and speak to one of their staff about your health condition.

For more information on how to get a referral and claim your medicare rebate click HERE

True Body Nutrition provides consultations at our office locations as well as in-home services, which means our dietitians are not restricted by regular office hours.

At present our after-hours appointments are only available on Thursdays. As such, please note that these might fill quickly and need booking well in advance.

When booking your appointment, please make sure you have read our Cancellation Policy .

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If you have any questions about our Nutrition or our Fitness services, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. We’re always happy to have a chat

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