Heidi is a Board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics (CSSD) and Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) who comes to eNRG Performance from Seattle, Washington.
Heidi graduated with a triple degree in Dietetics, Nutrition in Sports & Exercise, and Exercise Science, from Seattle Pacific University in Seattle, Washington. She completed her Dietetic Internship in Illinois, and moved back to Seattle in early 2014 to begin her career as a Registered Dietitian.
Heidi has spent most of her professional career at Experience Momentum, a functional wellness clinic in Lynnwood, Washington, where she worked with clients in both nutrition and fitness coaching. Heidi specializes in sports and performance nutrition, oncology nutrition, sustainability, and plant-based eating. She works with high school, collegiate, and adult team sports, CrossFit athletes, and endurance athletes, including runners, triathletes, cyclists, swimmers, and obstacle course racers. As an endurance athlete herself, Heidi’s primary focus is with endurance athletes.
It was Heidi’s experience as an athlete that led her to nutrition. An interest in the human body and physical performance inspired her initial plan to pursue a career in physical therapy. However, once she began competing in college, she became fascinated by the connection between nutrition and performance, and changed the direction of her studies.
Heidi is an avid, passionate and competitive athlete and outdoors enthusiast. She began playing soccer at the age of three, which carried her into college on a scholarship at Seattle Pacific University. She transitioned to running collegiate track and cross country during her junior year after discovering the world of long distance running. After college, Heidi took her love for running and passion for the outdoors to the trails of her hometown in Salt Lake City, where she picked up ultra-running and trail racing, and remains highly competitive on the trails today. Since 2015, Heidi has focused on triathlons, specifically the 70.3 distance, and hopes to complete a full IronMan in 2019.
For fun, Heidi competes in show shoe racing and Cyclocross and road racing. She also loves yoga, CrossFit, cross country and alpine skiing, backpacking, and rock climbing. When at home, you can find Heidi creating new recipes from scratch, reading a good book, and playing with her dog.
Heidi loves empowering and educating her clients, and walking with them as they chase and achieve their goals. She believes in, and practices, a whole food approach to nutrition. “Regardless of what eating lifestyle you prescribe to, the majority of your food should be whole, unprocessed, foods. Food is medicine. Each person is different, and there is not a single diet that will work for everyone. Your ‘diet’ shouldn’t stress you out, make you feel restricted or guilty, or prevent you from enjoying food in community; it should make you feel good, feel happy, feel powerful and strong. I recommend balance, variety, and moderation in any eating style. My daily intake mostly consists of nutritious whole foods rich in fiber, probiotics, healthy fats, and lean proteins, but anyone who knows me also knows I love a good donut and wood-fired pizza.”