They say an athlete dies twice—the first when they retire.
Years of work, years of sacrifice, and years of competing—literally, years of blood, sweat, and tears—come to a conclusion. There is no doubt that the termination of a career in sports is a significant time in an athlete’s life. The adjustment includes a change not only in self-perception, social environment, emotions, and relationships, but also in nutrition and exercise.
The preparation for a healthy life beyond sports comes in all the years of competition. Learning how to eat for sports provides a good base of understanding on how it should change once they conclude. Understanding how to train correctly for your sport and position will help provide you with knowledge on how to exercise for recreation. There are many tools that can be developed early to help ease the transition—and my goal is to help provide them for young athletes, teams, and college programs.
Katie’s Health Coaching & Personal Training Programs
Free Nutrition & Fitness Assessments!
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$240 ($120 per month – payment plan available) – for the training athlete
8-week program designed specifically for current athletes who want to learn how to eat to support their activity. Focused approach in meal planning specific to each individual. Meet every other week (five meetings total – 30 min. each) for plan adjustments, help and support in strategizing for sport-specific nutrition.
Introduction to Nutrition – Finding Your Balance
$420 ($140 per month – payment plan available) – for the post-sport athlete who desires complete focus on nutrition
12-week program that focuses on education and making general and gradual changes for improved lifestyle through nutrition. Receive help in goal setting, strategies to achieve them, and accountability. Meet every week (12 meetings total – 30 min. each) to gain an understanding of your relationship with food, learn to eat to support your physical activity level, lose weight or achieve weight balance, deal with cravings and food addictions, prevent chronic health conditions, and increase energy.
$780 ($130 per month – payment plan available) – for the post-sport athlete who needs assistance transitioning into an overall healthy lifestyle
In-depth, holistic six-month program that incorporates focus on all aspects of nourishment in our lives and how it affects our food choices. Healthy relationships, a fulfilling career, regular physical activity and a spiritual awareness (whatever that looks like for you) are essential forms of nourishment – and change in the transition out of athletics. Meet for 45 minutes, twice per month, allowing more time to form sustainable habits.
I’m certified through ACE and have a 15-year history as a competitive athlete. Whether you are a current athlete needing to build strength and power, or speed and agility – or haven’t been to the gym in years and need some help understanding how to get in shape when not training for your sport, I can tailor a program for you. I put together individualized programs based on each client’s goals. I also offer group programs for athletes and/or friends to train together, and even team training. For pricing, visit wimberlytraining.com.
Joint discomfort, reduced mobility, and inflammation
Lack of energy (over-caffeinated and stressed)
In addition, the recovering post-sport athlete typically suffers from chronic pain after years of training and stress. I struggled most with back pain. I was trying everything from chiropractic care, massage, and acupuncture. I continually searched for
natural relief and started investigating natural products that could aid in the issues my clients and I experienced daily.
Thanks to the advice of fellow health coaches and trainers, I was introduced to the science of Univera. I found that Univera offered patented, plant-based formulas that quickly enhance cellular repair while decreasing cellular damage. I began recommending these products to clients with tremendous success. They were motivated to continue working out rather than feeling worn out. They soon reported improved joint-comfort and flexibility, increase mental clarity and focus, handled stress better, had improved digestive health, and more.
Whether current athletes are looking for faster recovery, post-sport athletes are looking to manage discomfort, or a client is simply looking to increase their metabolic health and reduce the affects of aging, Univera products provide many benefits in helping my clients reach their health and fitness goals.
For more information, visit univera.com/katiehargrave.