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Personal trainer who falsely claimed to be a health expert is not allowed to give clients dietary advice after creating a 12-week meal plan that includes only shrimp and fish

  • Adelaide personal trainer Norman Low told clients he was a licensed dietitian
  • Mr Low then went on to offer health advice to clients – despite zero expertise
  • Recently suspended for three months for offering dietary advice to customers
  • Ban was issued by SA Health Community Services Complaints Commissioner










A personal trainer who told his clients to eat only shrimp and fish has been caught lying about his credentials after falsely claiming to be a health expert.

Adelaide-based Norman Low was banned from giving the public any form of nutritional advice for three months following an investigation by Grant Davies, Commissioner for Complaints for Health and Community Services.

Associate Professor Davies issued Mr Low’s provisional ban after numerous complaints about his advice to his clients.

“These complaints have raised concerns and in my view the (provisional) ban is necessary to protect the health and safety of members of the South Australian public,” he said.

Adelaide-based personal trainer Norman Low was banned from providing nutritional advice to the public for three months following an investigation

The investigation also found that personal trainer Norman Low claimed to be an accredited Australian dietitian, which is not the case.

The investigation also found that personal trainer Norman Low claimed to be an accredited Australian dietitian, which is not the case.

The investigation revealed that Mr Low was also lying on his website when he claimed to be a licensed Australian dietitian.

As part of the injunction, Mr. Low is prohibited from claiming to current or potential clients that he is a licensed dietitian expert.

One of the unusual suggestions the ambitious Mr. Low sold to his clients was a 12-week meal plan with nothing but fish and shrimp.

Emma, ​​a former client of Mr Low, told the Adelaide Advertiser that he initially put her on the bizarre diet with a comprehensive meal plan that cost $600.

The 35-year-old lost 4 kg in two weeks, but she has not lost any more. The personal trainer then told her to eat just 150g of yogurt – with a dash of protein powder – for an entire meal.

“At that point I said to my partner, ‘I’m hungry,’ and then I was eating because I was so hungry and I wasn’t losing weight,” she said.

“He (Mr. Low) tried to challenge me a bit because I wasn’t losing weight, saying it was the meals I chose.”

Norman Low (pictured left) also told a client she had to eat shrimp and fish as part of a meal plan for 12 weeks - before scolding her when she didn't lose the desired weight

Norman Low (pictured left) also told a client she had to eat shrimp and fish as part of a meal plan for 12 weeks – before scolding her when she didn’t lose the desired weight

Despite lying about his qualifications in the health industry, Adelaide PT Norman Low enjoys a strong following on social media

Despite lying about his qualifications in the health industry, Adelaide PT Norman Low enjoys a strong following on social media

Mr Low is not charged with conduct that would lead to criminal charges.

His business website, Norm Low Fitness and Nutrition Coach, advertises a “best-selling exercise and nutrition package.”

The service is “designed to completely transform your life” and includes personalized nutrition plans “written by a licensed sports nutritionist and dietitian.”

Low’s fitness Instagram page has over 14,000 followers and was switched to private after being publicly exposed for stretching the truth about his actual qualifications in the health industry.

The personal trainer did not respond to questions from Daily Mail Australia.

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