about

My journey and brand philosophy

 
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Hey there! I’m Marita, a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, board certified sports dietitian, and military spouse currently living in Pensacola, Florida with my husband and son.

As an athlete myself, I know how important it is to have nutrition dialed in before, during, and after a race. Not only does it make you a more resilient athlete, but you far exceed your performance goals when you fuel your endurance, performance, and recovery. While the word 'diet' is in my profession’s name, I’ve learned that following a rigid diet doesn't work. I’m dedicated to helping athletes at all levels hone in on their goals so that they can perform at their peak level, without having to count every single calorie.

My love for sports hasn’t always been lifelong; I was not an athlete growing up, and only started competing in triathlons after moving to Florida in 2010 to overcome my (very irrational!) fear of water. Since then, I’ve competed and occasionally placed as an age grouper in several sprint triathlons, Olympic distance triathlons, and Ironman Augusta 70.3, along with dozens of running races, including four half marathons.

I became a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist in 2015 after obtaining a second bachelor degree and completing a rigorous 1200-hour dietetic internship. Following my internship, I became the Registered Dietitian for Robins Air Force Base in Georgia, facilitating weight loss programs, counseling warrior-athletes, and teaching nutrition classes. Through my education and experience, I'm dedicated to helping athletes of all abilities to fuel beyond the race so they can excel at the sport they love and in life.

 

Professional Background

  • Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies, Seattle University c/o 2010
  • Bachelor of Science in Food and Human Nutrition, University of Alabama c/o 2014
  • Dietetic Internship and Graduate Certificate in Dietetics, Iowa State University c/o 2015
  • Master of Science in Nutrition, University of Alabama c/o 2017
  • Board Certification as a Specialist in Sports Dietetics (CSSD), Commission on Dietetic Registration, 2018
 

The Philosophy

I am dedicated to helping you fuel optimally before, during, and after your training and race, as well as in your everyday life. Athletes of any level deserve the knowledge to reach their performance goals in the sport they love without sacrificing flexibility and balance. With my guidance and support, we’ll work together to help you train at a higher level by fueling your healthiest body and mind.

 
Rigid meal plans, calorie counting, and inflexible diets are not sustainable in the long-term and don’t allow you to perform your best in both your sport or in life.

Rigid meal plans, calorie counting, and inflexible diets are not sustainable in the long-term and don’t allow you to perform your best in both your sport or in life.

Learn how to nourish with real food, fuel for your age and endurance level, and understand the different nutrients your body needs to be effective at your sport.

Learn how to nourish with real food, fuel for your age and endurance level, and understand the different nutrients your body needs to be effective at your sport.

It’s doesn’t have to be all-or-nothing. Find the right balance for your body and mind so you can perform at your best. Stay structured towards success while staying in tune with what works best for you.

It’s doesn’t have to be all-or-nothing. Find the right balance for your body and mind so you can perform at your best. Stay structured towards success while staying in tune with what works best for you.

 

As a board certified sports dietitian (CSSD), I know the latest sports nutrition research and best practices to help you excel. Together, we’ll help you learn how to fuel intuitively while listening to what your body needs without relying on strict rules that don’t make sense for you. Food can help you excel in your sport and also be easy and tasty for your everyday life.

 

Because we all deserve to fuel beyond the race.