About

MARTHA LOUREY-BIRD, MSpSc, BSpSc(ExSc), DipRT

Martha is dedicated to helping people find simple, effective ways to improve their health and wellbeing. An advocate of ‘exercise for every body’, she’s passionate about the broad and all-encompassing health benefits physical activity delivers. Her advice has helped thousands of people on their ‘healthier me’ journeys. Having devised more than 1,000 tailored workouts and fitness plans, she also knows how to make activity suit you, regardless of your life stage or lifestyle.

An exercise scientist with 25 years’ experience, Martha feels equally at home in the corporate world as she does in academic and consumer-facing ones. She has contributed her expertise as a scientific advisor, training director and fitness editor to a number of well-known brands, during a career which has taken her around the world. To date, she has worked in more than 12 countries, and is called on regularly to share her knowledge on radio and television, as well as in print and social media.

Martha also has first-hand experience of the difference an exercise scientist can make to a sporting career, thanks to her prior achievements as a state-representative athlete. So, after gaining her Masters degree in Sports Science, she was inspired to give back, and lectured for 15 years at the University of New South Wales’ School of Public Health and Community Medicine. Teaching more than 20,000 University students, she was awarded the prestigious Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching award during her lecturing career.

Currently, with a special interest in corporate wellness and family health, Martha leads by example. Practising what she preaches, she juggles the demands of a busy career and family life, as a wife and mum to her own ‘young athletes’ (pictured).

She also volunteers her time regularly to coach girls’ sports teams, give talks to school groups and lead community-based walking groups in her hometown on Sydney’s northern beaches. Martha is also an Ambassador for Flexible Working Day 2018.