Amber’s Journey: PT School and Nutrition Coaching on the Horizon
Life provides an abundance of opportunities to explore who you are and establish who you want to be. It is not always simple or easy, but every opportunity gives you a chance to learn and grow, discovering who you are along the way. My personal journey began with a simple desire to help people and ended up winding through the myriad paths of the healthcare field that has led me here.
As a personal trainer, I understand that every client is unique, as are the obstacles they face. I work with a diverse population, from active adults to cancer survivors to youth athletes. By understanding individual situations, injury mechanics and programming components, I help people improve their health, strength, and function.
Training these clients has left me looking to widen my knowledge of rehabilitation. I began shadowing physical therapists at Froedtert and the Orthopaedic Hospital of Wisconsin last summer. Working with them showed me that while I had years of experience, I had only scratched the surface of rehabilitation. There is a great deal more to soak in from outpatient sports medicine to in-patient physical therapy. This is why I have chosen to begin attending Concordia University in Summer 2020 to become a Doctor of Physical Therapy.
I am looking forward to continuing to work with the amazing AddeoFit community as I learn and grow throughout the 3-year program!
Since returning to AddeoFit in September, I have frequently been asked questions on nutrition: “What should I eat before a workout? What are your thoughts on the keto diet? What are healthy snacks to make for my kids?”. Nutrition is paramount to a healthy lifestyle, but developing good lifelong dietary habits is not easy, especially when there is an abundance of conflicting information in social media and advertising.
While I took several nutrition courses as part of my Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology, I wanted to dive deeper to be a better resource for my clients. I spent the last three months completing the Fitness Nutrition Specialist program through the American Council of Exercise. I am excited to begin providing one-on-one nutrition coaching, regular blog posts, monthly education sessions, and individual body composition assessments.
Body composition assessments are a great way to obtain a baseline measurement of your fitness level and track your success. I will work with you to devise a precise plan for your specific goals.
Stay tuned for more details on these new offerings at AddeoFit!