I have been an athlete for the past 30 years. I was a former Division 1 collegiate swimmer and a national open water champion.
In my college days I had a single-minded focus on being the best athlete I could be.
But somewhere along the way I got lost. I tried to control everything… inputs and outputs. And in my quest to achieve greatness as an athlete I developed an eating disorder. I started living my life in fear of food and in a vicious cycle of restricting and depriving myself.
It took 8 long years for me to overcome my eating disorder. My biggest take away from that experience was that you don’t have to starve or deprive yourself or severely restrict your diet to achieve your athletic goals. In fact… what’s most important is learning your particular individual needs because we are all different. There is no “one size fits all” despite what all the “gurus” on social media say!
I knew then that my mission was to make sure that no one goes through what I did. That I must help people avoid going down an unhealthy path. As they say, prevention is better than cure.
Oh, and I probably should mention that unlike most of the health and fitness “gurus” out there on social media I believe in science based education... Too many people preach “there is only one way in nutrition", but they don’t have the education to back up their claims.
Here's the highlights of what backs up all of my training programs and nutritional information: