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Claudine McDonald – Director | Level 4 Coach

Claudine McDonald Clean Health TrainerClaudine McDonald has a habit of exceeding expectations. In her teens, she was involved in an accident that left her with two intervertebral disc herniations (located in the lumbar spine). A little over 11 years ago, Claudine was instructed by a spinal surgeon that it was highly possible she would be wheelchair-bound by the age of 40 unless she incorporated full-time fitness into her life.

In 2003, Claudine took her first step towards pushing the boundaries by entering the fitness industry. Ready to make a change for herself and for others, in the years since Claudine started in the industry she has achieved personal bests, defied odds and changed her clients’ lives for the better. Claudine’s success hit new levels in 2009 when she took home a world title as the ANB Miss Asia Pacific International Sports Model. She rose again on the world stage in 2010, competing at the MuscleMania Miss Model Universe world titles in Miami, USA.

Claudine is also a Level Two Poliquin-certified Strength Coach, which complements her years of personal and professional experience in training, competing and coaching others to achieve their health and fitness goals in fat loss, muscle building and general health.

Considered one of Australia’s most accomplished sports and fitness models, Claudine has been featured in numerous publications such as Oxygen Magazine, Natural Bodz Magazine and Fitness First Magazine.

Caludine’s Advanced Diploma in Communications and background in PR makes her perfect spokesperson and advocate for health and fitness. This inspirational woman is also a mother to one, and she practices what she preaches day in, day out: an exemplary ambassador for living life to the fullest, in the healthiest way possible.

Her professional development includes:

  • Charles Poliquin BioSignature Level 1 – April 2013 (Sydney, Australia)
  • Dr Mark Schauss “The Art & Science Of Biochemical Individuality” – February 2013 (Sydney, Australia)
  • Charles Poliquin Lab Analysis – January 2012 (Poliquin Strength Institute)
  • Charles Poliquin BioSignature Level 1 – December 2011 (Perth, Australia)
  • Trigenics Trainer Course Upper Limb – November 2011 (Sydney, Australia)
  • FMA Strength Training Level 1  – November 2011 (Sydney, Australia)
  • Charles Poliquin BioSignature Level 1 – March 2011 (Phoenix, USA)
  • Charles Poliquin Program Design – March 2011 (Phoenix, USA)
  • Charles Poliquin PICP Level 2 – Dec 2010 (Perth, Australia)
  • Charles Poliquin PICP Level 1 – Dec 2010 (Perth, Australia)

Anjelica Knezevic – Testimonial*

Client: Anjelica Knezevic
Coachs: Jes Murhy & Neli Afshari
Service: Bodybuilding, Figure & Fitness Model Preparation

I have been training at Clean Health as I wanted to improve my health and wellbeing and to compete in my very first INBA competition. I have been extremely happy with the ongoing support and expertise of super coaches Jes Murphy and Neli Afshari who are both very dedicated individuals, always providing ongoing nutritional information and assistance to help me achieve my goal.

With a pre-existing medical condition, a plan was developed that took into account my condition, the numerous food intolerances I have and my limitations. Not only did I look leaner by the end of the 26 weeks, but I also felt fantastic and have loads more energy. Both trainers never compromised my health or wellbeing, and always put my health as a number 1 priority.

I am stronger and fitter than I have ever been. Clean Health has a warm and inviting environment, making it the perfect place to train whether you want to lose a few extra kilos or you want to get whipped into comp ready shape quickly. I would definitely recommend Jes Murphy and Neli Afshari to anyone looking for good knowledgeable comp prep coaches.



James Cant – Video Testimonial*

James Cant IFBB Pro Training Video
Athlete: James Cant – IFBB Pro
Training with comp prep manager and senior coach, Jes Murphy, for physique preparation.

Lily Ashworth – Testimonial*

Client: Lily Ashworth – Clean Health Athlete & 2 x INBA Fitness Model Champion
Service: Comp Prep
Coach: Jes Murphy

Check out CH Founder Daine McDonald taking industry leading coach and fitness expert Rachel Guy through a brutal giant set routine for the lower body at CHPC Sydney City in late March, 2013.

Adele Watson – Testimonial*

Client: Adele Watson
Coach: Jes Murphy
Service: 12 Week Fat Loss followed by 12 Week Physique Athlete Preparation Program

Until joining Clean Health I had never considered doing a “comp” as I didn’t consider myself to be someone who could ever get that sort of physique. However, after numerous suggestions from Jes to give it a go I final relented and with 12 weeks to go before the INBA NSW Champions in Sept the journey started.

As someone who has done it all before numerous times and who had competed in the same category Jes was the ideal coach for me. She guided me through the 12 weeks of preparation with close monitoring of my body composition each week with tweaks to nutrition and supplements along the way to ensure that we got the result we were after. Injuries along the way were a minor bump in the road as far as Jes was concerned and we just worked around those.

As you can see the transformation occurred and I made it onto the stage in the best shape of my life. I couldn’t have done it without Jes and the rest of the Clean Health team who go above and beyond to help you smash your goals.

Now I have the bug – bring on 2014!

Adele Watson Clean Health 12 Week Physique Athlete Preparation Result

Juliana Corona – Testimonial*

Client: Juliana Corona
Coach: Jes Murphy
Service: 12 week fitness model preparation program

I spoke with Jes in May 2013 and we decided on the INBA NSW Championships show in Sept with my full preparations not commencing until my return from a European holiday. On my return 14 weeks out from comp I weighed 65kg and 21% body fat. I knew it would be a hard road to get to “comp size” but having Jes as my coach has made the journey all the more stress free as she walks the walk and talks the talk. This I know from personal experience in seeing and talking to her about her comp preps. Jes leads by example and I could not ask for more in my coach. “Getting it done the fun way” is one of her mottos and even though you are being pushed to your perceived limits, she always pushes a little more and lo and behold you just reached a new limit. And you leave with the biggest smile on your face knowing you have achieved more than you knew you could.

This whole journey has taught me to be more disciplined and organised. I never would have described myself as determined, dedicated and inspiring but this is how friends and family are now talking about me. It has changed me from the inside out. In saying that, it would not have been possible without Jes and the Clean Health team. For that, a simple thank you is not enough. I am forever grateful to Jes for her time (those early morning intervals even before the crack of dawn!), endless questions answered, dedication and personal sacrifice in the midst of her own preparations to get me to where I am today.

Juliana Corona

Kylie Dixon – Testimonial*

Service: 24 Week Online Personal Training
Client: Kylie Dixon
Coach: Nick Moen
Result: 2013 1st Place INBA Figure Novice NSW Championships

For years I have admired the physiques of those that get up on stage and compete and could only dream of being in such amazing shape. After coming across Clean Health’s website and reading through some of the testimonials I actually started thinking, with the right guidance, maybe I could turn the dream into a reality. I was particularly interested in competing in the physique category.

While I had been a regular gym goer for years I had no idea of what it would involve to get into competition shape. I decided to contact Clean Health and as soon as I did I knew I had made the right decision. I had been uncertain about signing up for an online program but that uncertainty quickly disappeared.

For the past 6 months, I have worked with Nick Moen, to help me achieve my goal of competing at the INBA state championships in the novice physique division. I was guided every step of the way, right up until the minute I stepped on stage. Throughout the entire process, Nick was always supportive, encouraging and quickly responded to any questions I had. The training, nutrition and supplementation guidelines were extremely detailed, making it easy to follow.

I travelled down to Clean Health on a few occasions during the 6-month period, to have my body fat measured and go through a few training sessions with Nick. The Clean Health facility is fantastic and all the staff were always friendly and welcoming. During this time I also met with Jes Murphy who took me through the posing and presentation side of things. This was incredibly helpful and I learnt a lot in a very short period of time. Jes also helped me back-stage on the day, which for a novice competitor, was invaluable!

After 6 months of training I finally achieved my goal of getting up on stage in the novice physique division. I never had a goal of winning, I just wanted to be able to stand on stage and have a physique that looked like it belonged up there. I exceeded my expectations, however, and was fortunate enough to achieve first place.

I would highly recommend Clean Health to anyone looking to compete or wanting to get into the best shape of their life. I have learnt so much, about training and nutrition, from Nick during the past 6 months that I will continue to use. The whole experience was a really enjoyable one and I look forward to working with Clean Health again in the future.

Kylie Dixon