Feel frustrated with nutrition and not knowing what's "right" and what's not
Are confused at what to eat and want to learn to make balanced meals/snacks without counting, tracking, or dieting
Want to do everything you can to support your career as a collegiate gymnast through optimized nutrition & recovery
Need help improving your body image
Aren't sure if you're fueling your body enough or know when you are hungry/full
Want to learn to manage your own nutrition, especially if living off campus or trying to navigate the dining halls
Week 1: Sorting through the “nutrition noise” of #dietculture in gymnastics
Week 2: Body Diversity and Weight/Body Composition
Week 3: Unintentional Underfueling (and how it’s hurts your career and life after sport)- Special Guest Dave Tilley DPT, SCS, CSCS expert gymnastics physical therapist and strength & conditioning specialist.
Week 4: Breaking Food Rules + Food Freedom-Special Guest Dr. Amanda Kaplan, PsyD, psychologist specialized in working with high level gymnasts who have food/body image struggles, anxiety, etc.
Week 5: Nutrition 101- How to make balanced meals/snacks
Week 6: Performance Nutrition for the Gymnast
Week 7: Advanced Nutrition Strategies for Injury + Inflammation
Week 8: Out of the Norm: Travel Nutrition + Social Life
Week 9: Being a Balanced Gymnast™
How long is the group coaching program?
This is a 9 week long program. We will meet once a week for about 1 hour live coaching calls (could be a little more with questions, will cap at 1.5 hours). You will have access to replays of all the live calls, a private FB community to ask questions, The College Gymnast's Guide to Nutrition Workbook, Meal/Snack recipe ideas, video module, journal prompts, much more.
When does the program start?
We will start on Thursday August 5th! A time will be set once everyone is enrolled and we send out a survey to find the best time for everyone.
Is this course for someone with an eating disorder?
No. Eating disorder recover should be supported through 1:1 coaching with a registered dietitian nutritionist trained in disordered eating/eating disorders and sport. We can chat about 1:1 coaching if this is your current situation, or help refer you to someone in the community.
How do I know this works?
Christina works with high level gymnasts from across the country, many of which are D1 or Senior Elite gymnasts (who have struggled with food and body at some point in their career). This framework is what she uses with her 1:1 coaching clients, but you must put in the work to get results from the program.
Is there a payment plan?
Yes! First off, you may be able to use a Health Savings Account through your insurance if you have one (likely your parent's insurance as your student athlete insurance will be unlikely to provide a HSA). You (or your parent) can pay monthly for 2 months, 3 months (less per month) or pay in full.
What if I'm the parent or coach of a college gymnast?
We have something for you too! Contact Christina directly to chat about your situation and we will provide the best support possible for you and your gymnast. Christina@ChristinaAndersonRDN.com
- What if we've already worked with you 1:1 or are enrolled in your online course for parents?
A lot of universities don't have solid nutrition support for gymnasts. That's just the truth. There's a lot that goes into this, but often it's just a lack of staffing issues (2-3 sports RDs for ALL of athletics isn't enough to provide 1:1 support) or lack of knowledge/training in gymnastics nutrition. This is especially an issue around disordered eating and food/body struggles that are so common in the sport. You deserve better.