About

CLINICIAN | TRAINER | COACH | MENTOR

I am an Institute For Functional Medicine Certified Practitioner (IFMCP), with a MSc in Personalised Nutrition, a 1st class degree in Nutritional Therapy, and a background in personal training. I am also studying to be a Transformational Life Coach.

Away from clinic, I am a mentor having co-founded The Applied Functional Medicine Mentoring Program. I have also co-founded Healthpath, a functional testing company specialising in gut health.

I also lecture at various colleges and institutions including The Institute Of Optimum Nutrition and on the MSc program at The Centre For Nutritional Education and Lifestyle Management.


Alex consulting Paul McGinley before the 2014 Ryder Cup.

My Own Health Journey

I was a keen athlete growing up. A plague of injuries however, in my teenage years, fuelled my passion for personal training. It was when I was diagnosed with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) at 18, that both my passion for nutrition, and, my journey really began.

At 18, rather than being out on the rugby pitch with my friends, I was having to sleep for up to two hours, struggling with fatigue, brain fog, stomach cramps, and terrible acne. Told I might have to live with IBS for the rest of my life, I questioned the view and began carrying out my own research. This led me to study at the renowned Institute of Optimum Nutrition (ION) where I graduated as a Nutritional Therapist.

During the three-year ION course, I studied with world leading providers in personal training including the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), EXOS, The Grey Institute, Functional Movement Systems, and Cor-Kinetic. I then started to understand the importance of movement and exercise within the framework of holistic health.

I went on to complete a degree in Nutritional Therapy at The Centre of Nutritional Education and Lifestyle Management, achieving a 1st class Honours, and then a MSc in Personalised Nutrition.

Through this period I also certified in Applied Functional Science with the Gray Institute, and as a certified Performance Coach through both NASM and EXOS.

I am currently certifying with Animas Centre Of Coaching, as a Transformational Life Coach. This I felt was essential to do, as so many of the barriers I, and my clients, were facing seemed to be behavioural. Many of us know what we ‘should’ and ‘shouldn’t do’, yet we still struggle to make the required changes.

In 2016 I graduated from The Institute For Functional Medicine, at the time being one of approximately 18 practitioners in the UK holding this certification.

I now run a clinic in Weybridge, Surrey, and also online/remotely via Skype, FaceTime and telephone.

I also have a podcast, The Alex Manos Podcast, where I speak to leading experts in Functional Medicine, exercise, and psychology. You can listen via numerous podcast platforms such as iTunes as well as on my website: https://www.alexmanos.co.uk/the-alex-manos-podcast/.

 

Alex building resilience by taking a dip in the Atlantic ocean on a cold February morning.

Qualifications

Alex has a MSc in Personalised Nutrition and wrote his dissertation on Cortisol Resistance in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. He has also completed Dr. Siebecker’s SIBO certification.

  • MSc Personalised Nutrition
  • BSc Nutritional Therapy
  • IFMCP
  • Dr. Siebecker trained SIBO Practitioner.
  • NASM Certified Personal Trainer
  • NASM Corrective Exercise Specialist
  • NASM Performance Enhancement Specialist
  • EXOS Performance Coach
  • NLP Life Practitioner
  • FMS (Functional Movement Systems)
  • SFMA
  • CAFS – Certified in Applied Functional Science
  • 3D MAPS
  • StrongFirst Kettlebell Instructor.

Alex certifying with StrongFirst on his way to becoming a StrongFirst Kettlebell Instructor.

Alex and his wife Katie practicing what they preach and staying active while holidaying in Croatia.



 Writing a testimonial for Alex isn’t easy! It isn’t easy as I can’t express in words how much this guy has aided me to turn my life around.He introduced me to a person I’ve been looking for for about 30 years- me! I started working with Alex having stuffed from a life long sentence of mental health problems (eating disorders/depression/anxiety/PTSD) and I was sick of taking medication. As a functional medical practioner I wanted Alex to check out the root cause of all these conditions rather than me swallowing a bunch of pills everyday to treat the symptoms. In a way it all seemed like a pipe dream to be medication AND symptom free but I wanted to believe and I put my trust in Alex. In return I got educated on all things healthy! He gave me the insight, inspiration, support and confidence I needed to change things around. Yes we put out a few fires along the way, but no journey is straightforward, especially such a worthwhile one! Alex is a warm, genuine, incredibly knowledgable expert in his field and he is fun and easy to work with. You can have the confidence that he knows his stuff so you are in safe hands but also that he gives a dam about his clients! That’s a special kind of balance you don’t often find!
Amy

Amy

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