Donna Jones Health Writer

Donna is an author and writer with journalism, exercise science and nutrition qualifications.

As a freelance writer for almost 15 years, contributing fitness editor of Australian Good Taste for three years and Good Health & Medicine (now titled Good Health) for five years, and weekly fitness writer for body+soul for three years Donna has amassed over 500 published articles across various titles.

She is also the author of five books on health, fitness, motivation and weight loss. Most recently she helped Shannan Ponton, trainer on the hit show The Biggest Loser, put his book together—Hard’n Up (Harper Collins, 2012)—as his writer. 

Donna believes in the transformative power of sharing knowledge and people’s stories. She strives to teach and inspire through her writing, so readers can be left better off in some way—more informed, motivated, aware, or simply reassured that we’re not alone in our struggles with health and life. 

She is a mum and lives with her family in a country cottage, dividing her time between the Southern Highlands and Sydney.


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Donna Jones

Donna's latest book

Hard'n Up (Harper Collins, 2012)

Harden Up

To commission an article or enquire about an editing or ghost-writing project, email.

The New Me (Hachette Australia, March 2010)

The new me

By Adro Sarnelli with Donna Jones


Good Taste (March 2010)


‘Fitness in the fast lane’
Don’t have time to exercise? Here’s the simplest way to get fit minus the workout…Donna Jones’ tips to get fit fast.

Good Health (February 2010)

Good Health

'Express workouts' 
Want better fat-burning results in less time? Read on for one method you won't be able to turn your back on, writes Donna Jones

Slim Living (October 2009)


Healthy Living (September 2009)



Tony Ferguson magazine (March 2009)


‘Holiday alert!’ by Donna Jones

Good Health & Medicine (March 2009)


Fitness Q & A by Donna Jones

Good Taste (August 2008)


'Forever Young' by Donna Jones

New Woman (April 2005)

New Woman


'In the Balance' by Donna Jones
If your body's balanced your posture improves and you look longer, sexier and slimmer. No wonder SJP looked so good in Manolos!

SHE (December 2004)



‘I did it my way—How 5 women lost weight’ by Donna Jones

Dolly (January 2004)


‘10 reasons to stay active (other than your weight)’ by Donna Jones

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