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Who We Are

Jason Varoxis

Jason is the owner, resident sports dietitian and strength and conditioning coach at Enliven Nutrition. He specialises in sports performance, nutrition, weight management and strength conditioning training.

With over a decade of experience in assisting clients achieve their health, fitness and performance goals, Jason’s real strength lies in the ability to inspire and extract the best from his clients. No two people are alike, and each nutrition and training program Jason designs is customised to the individual in order to achieve real and sustainable results.

With a personal history of high-level cricket, reaching state level development trainings squads, Jason understands the needs of athletes. His passion is to see each of his clients achieve their personal sporting goals, creating performance programs tailored to the strength and conditioning training and nutrition demands of the sport they play.

Jason established Enliven Nutrition and the Enliven Nutrition Performance Division with the vision of providing nutrition and training programs that achieve any health or performance goal.

Whatever your goals, aspirations or dreams, Enliven Nutrition is here to help you succeed. We work with you to become better than yesterday.

Jodie Hicks

Jodie is a passionate Accredited Practising Dietitian who believes in a whole body approach. Her passion for helping people, together with her interest into the science behind food and nutrition lead her to studying dietetics. She is passionate about supporting others to develop personalised plans and goals for each individual that are both achievable and sustainable.

Her interest areas include weight management, mental health, gastrointestinal issues, food allergies and intolerances, the non-diet approach and chronic disease, including heart disease and all types of diabetes.

Being diagnosed as a child, with type 1 diabetes, meant that food and nutrition has always played a large role in her life. She values the benefits of good nutrition for overall health and well-being and with her unique experience living with a chronic disease means she understands the challenges individuals face and strives to work with clients to overcome barriers to achieve their goals.

Talisha Holley

After working relentless hours with a tireless commute in the marketing and public relations sector, an eye opening backpacking trip through India and Nepal was the turning point for Talisha to pursue her passion for health and well-being.

Now as a specialist oncology dietitian at the Calvary Mater Newcastle, Talisha works closely with patients undergoing radiation and/or chemotherapy, primarily with cancers of the head and neck, oesophagus, pancreas and bowel. She also helps to facilitate a monthly head and neck cancer support group, and presents yearly to breast cancer survivors about nutrition and diet.

Combined with her oncology experience, Talisha also brings her expertise in the private practice setting, having worked in the areas of diabetes, heart disease, allergies and intolerances, coeliac disease and weight management.

Since its founding in 2015, Talisha has played a pivotal role in the development of Enliven Nutrition as a leader in the community for the delivery of nutrition services. Talisha offers private consultations specialising in oncology as well as women’s health, including gut health, PCOS, hormonal imbalances and weight management.

Talisha is a positive and friendly Accredited Practising Dietitian with a passion for health and nutrition, and is dedicated to helping people achieve their health goals.

When not working in her outpatient role or in clinic, you will find Talisha in the kitchen whipping up a healthy dish with the Managing Director Jason, outdoors on her favourite walking paths, or enjoying a cuppa on their deck in the sun.

Talisha graduated with a Bachelor of Health Science (Nutrition and Dietetics) and Class I Honours from the University of Newcastle.

Jessica Harrison

As the Bookings and Administration Coordinator for Enliven Nutrition, Jessica is the first port of call in guiding you towards the Dietitian best suited to your individual needs.

With a background in finance, accounting, reception and hospitality management, Jessica supports our Dietitions and keeps our office running at its best.

Jessica has had a lifelong interest in a wide range of sports and loves spending time outdoors, particularly with her dogs and at the beach. She has always had an interest in how diet affects health and enjoys working as part of the professional, caring and knowledgeable team at Enliven Nutrition.