Drew Mercer



Nutrition expert, personal trainer and business owner Drew Mercer explores a range of health & fitness topics


  • Which Diet Works Best?

    27/10/2021 Duration: 14min

    In today’s episode, Drew discusses different dietary styles and provides an insight into why there is no superior way of eating. While the advice of ‘finding what works best for you’ seems simple, it is often the most overlooked component of dietary modification.

  • Chat with Dr Renee Bazley: Part 2

    20/10/2021 Duration: 25min

    Part 2 of my chat with Dr Renee Bazley is a continuation of part 1 - in this episode we dive into the ‘all or nothing’ approach. Some pots of gold in this episode and another must-listen!

  • Chat with Dr Renee Bazley: Part 1

    20/10/2021 Duration: 25min

    In this episode, I speak with Dr Renee Bazley, clinical psychologist, about two main topics: the concept of control vs self-control, and the ‘all or nothing’ approach. This episode is an absolute discussion of wisdom and a must listen!

  • Consistency Wins in Health & Fitness

    19/10/2021 Duration: 12min

    I learnt this lesson a number of years ago - things aren’t always going to be perfect, and there is never going to be the perfect time. There will always be ‘stuff’ that gets in the way; life, stress, injuries, work, kids etc. One of the great skills is learning how to remain consistent with whatever goals or habits you’ve created, even when things get tough. How can you remain consistent with your exercise when it’s raining/stressful/around injuries? Finding ways to continue moving forward, through challenges, is a really important skill.

  • HIIT: High Intensity Interval Training

    12/10/2021 Duration: 12min

    HIIT is a commonly-promoted form of exercise, and rightly so as it provides huge physiological benefits to the body. However, true HIIT, and the proven benefits of completing HIIT, are often misunderstood. Todays episode clarifies what HIIT is, and how to start completing these sessions.

  • Client Chat: Building Muscle Before Losing Fat?

    09/10/2021 Duration: 26min

    In this episode, I sit down with Tom, and he asks questions based on his goals. I thought it was such a great question, so let’s record it! The theme of the chat is this, is it better to focus on building muscle and performance, or focus on losing fat, for body compositional change? The chat provides a great insight into different approaches to achieving the same goal. Thanks Tom!

  • 3 Strategies To Build Muscle

    27/09/2021 Duration: 16min

    For both men and women: here is a 3-pronged approach to building muscle, backed by the latest in scientific research. Nutrition, energy, protein and resistance training guidelines are inside!

  • The Dial Method: Always Something not All or Nothing

    23/09/2021 Duration: 14min

    The Dial Method: Have you thought about your health and fitness as a switch, something that you are either ‘doing’ or ‘not doing’ - something that is either off or on? Many people find that they feel like they are either ‘on a diet’ or ‘not’. Our philosophy is to ‘always do something’, and scale your efforts up and down the dial to suit your current situation. Find out more in today’s episode.

  • Long-term Habit Change vs Short-term Transformations: My Perspective

    21/09/2021 Duration: 18min

    With the growing trend of short-term transformations, diets and exercise programs, which typically last for 4-12 weeks, is there still a place for slower, more gradual habit-based coaching? Why do we reach for short term fixes so often? And, further more, why do we keep going back for more when they didn’t work the first time? In this perspective chat, Drew discusses some of the nuances behind short-term vs long-term change.

  • Resistance Training: Guidelines to getting started.

    20/09/2021 Duration: 18min

    In this episode, Drew explains how to find the correct load, how often you should do resistance training, how long you should rest for between sets, what style of split program you should follow, plus more tips on getting started and progressing your resistance training.

  • Do I Need a Protein Supplement?

    18/09/2021 Duration: 19min

    Protein supplements aren’t just for getting bulky - in fact, dietary protein insufficiency is quite common, particularly amongst the female population. If you’re an exerciser, and athlete, time-poor, or vegan or vegetarian, you may benefit from consuming a good quality protein supplement.

  • Walking to Weight Loss

    18/09/2021 Duration: 15min

    Walking is one of the most effective forms of exercise for sustainable weight loss. Believe it or not, simply moving your body more frequently and consistently offers profound effects on health outcomes, both physical and mental. In today’s episode, Drew discusses why simply focusing on your 10,000 steps per day will make a huge difference to your results.

  • Eating to 80% Full

    16/09/2021 Duration: 18min

    In this episode, Drew discusses the concept of eating to 80% full; and explains how this practice is a key for sustainable weight loss. Plus, you’ll learn some of the key tips for putting this into practice.

  • How To Audit Your Own Food Diary

    14/09/2021 Duration: 18min

    Join Drew as he discusses step-by-step how to audit your own food diary; including 4 focus points that will dramatically improve your energy, satiety and results.

  • Protein: How Much Do I Need?

    13/09/2021 Duration: 17min

    Join Drew as he provides insight into how much dietary protein you should be consuming per day based on your lifestyle, training load and goals.

  • How To Master Goal Setting

    13/09/2021 Duration: 12min

    We like to approach goal setting differently, focusing on habits and behaviors that make up the requirements to achieving your goals. Learn how to process your own goals here!

  • Slow Progress Often Wins with Brett MacPherson

    13/09/2021 Duration: 29min

    One of our principles at Evexia is controlled, progressive improvements over time. We focus on small habits, not giant leaps. Why? We’ve learnt that this is the most efficient way to long term success.

  • Introduction to Strength Training with Brett MacPherson

    13/09/2021 Duration: 28min

    Drew and Brett explain the fundamentals of strength training, and why we focus on it for all clients at Evexia Wellbeing. We cover the importance of individual programs vs generic workouts, how strength training benefits your body, and much more