My journey and brand philosophy
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.