Helping you achieve your goals through nutrition and exercise
Welcome to my website! I am here to help you change your life so you feel better, have more energy, and achieve your health and fitness goals! With my expertise in nutrition and exercise I am ready to take the guesswork out of what you need to eat every day and how to exercise. All of our programs at Achieving Your Best are based on scientific evidence, so you won’t find any fad diets, unnecessary restrictions or exercise programs that don’t work. You will get state of the art information to help you improve your fitness and reach your ideal body weight. And, the best part is that I am here to help you every step of the way! All of my programs are individualized and take into account your goals, schedule, likes and dislikes, abilities, and available time. You will get all of your questions answered and I am committed to each of my clients and their success. At Achieving Your Best, I offer several different programs to meet your health and fitness needs:
Research shows that your race times, endurance, and performance will improve with proper fuel and hydration. I am a Board Certified Sports Dietitian, one of the few sports nutrition specialists (CSSD) in the state of Missouri. With my knowledge of the needs of every type of athlete, I can help you achieve your best during workouts and competition! I start by helping you with what you should eat and drink on a daily basis for optimal fuel and hydration. Then, after we have the foundation where we need it, I help you with timing of your fuel for your workouts and race or competition days. From individual or team sports to triathlons and marathons, I can help you meet your fueling and hydration needs. I also discuss which sports supplements work, if they are right for you, and how to use them. In addition, I do group talks and offer team dietitian services for several sports teams. Don’t let poor nutrition and hydration prevent you from achieving your best!
Healthy eating is a large part of your success with disease prevention, weight control and energy levels. With so much misleading and confusing information out there, it is hard to know what is the best way to eat. As a Registered and Licensed Dietitian, I offer research backed individual nutrition plans for my clients with all the details and knowledge that you need to achieve the lifestyle change that you deserve. This is not a one size fits all plan! I look at your needs, likes and dislikes, health history, and exercise schedule to develop a plan that is right for you and more importantly something that you can actually do and enjoy! I can take you to the grocery store and teach you what foods are best to buy and which ones to avoid. I can also come to your house and help you with a pantry makeover. With unlimited access to me during our time working together, you will get all of your questions answered and learn everything you need to know for lasting health.
Personal Training and Group Fitness:
Exercise is so important to achieving optimal fitness and performance. As an American College of Sports Medicine certified Health and Fitness Instructor, I have the “gold standard” certification when it comes to personal training and group fitness. With proper instruction and motivation, you can make huge strides to meet your goals in as little as 30 minutes of exercise 3 times a week. You don’t have to spend a lot of time on exercise but you do have to do it effectively. I can give you the accountability and knowledge you need to be successful. You are capable of so much more than you think, and I can help you achieve your best!
Whether you are training for your first 5K or trying to qualify for the Boston marathon, I can help you with a running plan to fit your goals and schedule. I am a RRCA certified running coach and have raced every distance between 5K and marathon. With my coaching skills and experience, I can develop a plan that tells you how much to run, how fast, and how often. I incorporate speed work, hills, and intervals into your plan for optimal performance. I also will help you with race day preparation and pacing recommendations. Throughout the year, I do several training programs including speed clinics, athletic conditioning, and marathon/half marathon group training in addition to individual running coaching.