"Nutrition can make a great athlete good or a good athlete great." YOU DECIDE!
Erica specializes in Sports Nutrition and has had years of schooling and training with high level athletic programs such as Athletes' Performance in Arizona where she worked with many professional athletes, as well as the University of Florida which has one of the best collegiate Sports Nutrition programs in the country.
Each sport has different energy demands, which also means they have different nutritional demands. Just like with training, a tennis player is not going to train like a football player, and they should not eat like one either. Sport-specific nutrition helps you identify sport-related goals and formulate a plan to help you reach those goals. Nutrition is an essential component of the success of an athlete!
Athlete nutrition needs vary throughout the year depending on a variety of circumstances such as time of season (in-season, off-season, pre-season, etc), personal goals (weight gain, weight loss, etc) and training phase. Nutrition can be planned very specifically throughout the year to help you reach you personal goals and peak your performance at the proper time.
Injury Prevention & Recovery
Athletes who have been injured have a much higher nutrient need. Proper nutrition strategies will help you recover faster and be back to full play as soon as possible. Nutrition is also important to prevent re-injury or additional injuries.
Hydration is a key factor for every athlete. When the body is dehydrated (even a mere 2%) you will see a decrease in performance, energy levels, and cognitive ability. It is important to maintain a good hydration strategy to ensure that you are properly hydrated before a game or practice, and properly re-hydrate after.
Adding the right dietary supplements to a good nutrition plan can enhance your performance and help you achieve your goals faster. Athletes have to be especially careful not to take supplements that may be harmful or contain hidden ingredients that could give them a positive drug test. We can help you choose safe and effective supplements to suit your sport-related goals.