Vacationing: The Healthy(er) Approach, Nutrition Edition

Figuring out exactly how I was going to write this blog was quite the challenge, to say the least.  The day before I left for my epic Philly/NYC vacation (which was absolutely fantastic, by the way), I had made...

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Becoming More Than Just a Number: My Journey with an Eating Disorder

I have been playing sports since the age of four; being an athlete has always taken up a large portion of my identity.  I remember growing up wanting to be a professional soccer player like Mia Hamm.  In my room,...

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Grocery Shopping for Meal Prep: Preparing for Competitions

  Grocery Shopping for Meal Prep - here's a quick video blog about how our registered sports dietician, Kristen Ziesmer, grocery shops to prepare her meals for upcoming sports and body competitions! Watching this video, you'll learn how sports dietitians grocery...

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Competition Prep: Supplements – What supplements are actually helpful and which ones just aren’t.

Competition Prep: Supplements - video blog by Kristen Ziesmer, RD and sports certified dietician Week 2 of Competition Prep Done! This week I will be focusing on supplements because this is such a hot topic. The supplement industry is a...

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Bikini Competition Prep

Kristen has started a video blog! If you currently compete in either bikini, figure competitions or pageants you will want to watch this and follow each week! Many of you know that I competed in an NPC figure competition last...

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Increase Power, Performance & Endurance with Plyometrics Training!

Want a strong, nice looking butt? Who doesn't?! Plyometrics training is nothing new and has been used for decades in the sports training world. However, it is just coming to light in the world of armature athletes and everyday gym...

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An Interview with Sarah, an Elite Nutrition & Performance Athlete

1) What goals are you striving to accomplish in working with Elite Nutrition & Performance? During my time with Elite Nutrition & Performance, I hope to lose body fat, gain muscle definition, increase my strength and endurance, and learn how...

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Are All Calories Created Equal

The answer is unfortunately, no.  I frequently get asked the question: “Is weight loss just simply calories in vs. calories out?” or “What is more important, what you eat or how much you eat?” To answer the first question,...

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Muscle Building Myths Debunked!

Myth #1: “I thought I was only supposed to lift heavy for 1-2 reps?” Truth: More repetitions with lighter weights can build muscle as well as heavier weights; assuming they are done to the point of fatigue. Fatigue is the...

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Prepping For Success

Have you ever heard the old adage that you can’t out train a bad diet? When it comes to fitness, reaching your goals is about 10% the time you spend in the gym and 90% the time you spend...

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