Food is medicine. Food is fuel. And food can be the key to an
athlete’s success. Just like a car needs gas to run, your body needs energy to perform. Energy comes from a variety of food and beverage sources, and some forms are better than others. The most optimal fuel for your body will come from quality non-processed whole foods. These include a variety of meats, fruits, and vegetables as well as nuts, seeds, certain oils, and dairy. The goal is to eat a balanced diet, putting the right things in your body at the right time to achieve
your best possible performance.
Alex is a Registered Dietitian specializing in public health and
sports nutrition. She has a degree in Nutrition and Dietetics from the University of Florida, where she also competed the pole vault as a member of the Florida Track and Field team and a part of the 2009 Southeastern Conference Championship team. She has a Masters in Public Health, is working towards becoming board certified in sports nutrition, and manages health promotion programs and initiatives for the fitness industry’s global trade organization. For the past year she has been working with local Division III teams
and is looking forward to helping athletes reach their optimal
potential by incorporating good nutrition and fueling practices into their athletic routines.
Alex will be helping Renegade Rowers and Athletes through blog posts, seminars, and tools for proper nutrition.