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David Beard

BPE (Hons), MSc, Grad. Dip Business, AEP, FASLM

Senior Exercise Physiologist, Metabolic Health Specialist

Special Interest Areas

Diabetes prevention and reversal

Pre-diabetes and insulin resistance

Obesity and weight loss

Inflammatory conditions

Metabolic syndrome

Polycystic ovarian syndrome

David’s passion for understanding the health benefits of exercise and nutrition started during his undergraduate studies at the University of Western Australia.  A Fullbright Scholarship allowed him to further his education at The University of Arizona in the USA.  Having worked in preventive health and aged care has given him vast experience of working with people of all ages and health status.

His interest in metabolic health grew from his passion for understanding how the biochemical processes within the cells drive our physiology and determine our health and performance. He applies his understanding of human physiology to assist patients improve their metabolic health for optimal energy, resulting in better health and function. 


David gets immense pleasure from seeing clients transform both physically and mentally when they achieve improved metabolic health.  He strives to reduce people’s dependence on medications by finding the most effective nutrition, exercise and lifestyle strategy for each individual.  


In addition to his qualifications as an exercise Physiologist, David is a Fellow of the Australasian Society of Lifestyle Medicine and can assist clients with all aspects of lifestyle medicine.  He has an established network of like-minded medical professionals who he collaborates with on a regular basis.


As well as his role at HFRC, David presents health-related seminars to companies and groups throughout WA.  Some of his clients include the City of South Perth and the Department of Education.  He has also written a book on heathy ageing titled “If I’d only known I’d live this long.  He is regularly invited to share the messages from his book with community groups and organisation.


David is the current Chair of the WA chapter of Exercise and Sports Science Australia, a position he has held for over 10 years.  


David is married with two adult sons.  He enjoys cycling, swimming and surfing (occasionally).

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