Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Utah Fitness Retreat's Registered Dietician

Claudia Wilson, MS, RD, CSSD, CD is a Registered Dietitian and a Board Certified Specialist in Sports Nutrition. Claudia received her B.S. degree in Public Health: Nutrition from West Chester University in Pennsylvania, near Philadelphia. She received her M.S. degree in Nutrition from the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah where she specialized in sports nutrition and eating disorders.
Claudia spent nearly 10 years with the University of Utah Athletic Department, advising all male and female athletic teams. She served on the U.S. Gatorade Nutrition Advisory board for two years and spent several additional years on Gatorade's Sports Nutrition Speakers Network. She is an international speaker, presenting on the topics of sports nutrition, eating disorders, and eating intuitively.
During her tenure as the sports nutritionist for the University of Utah, Claudia also maintained a clinical practice in the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine. She served as an adjunct faculty member in the Division of Nutrition and has co-authored articles outlining protocol for the multi-disciplinary treatment of eating disorders.
Claudia continues to work with patients on a variety of issues including sports nutrition, eating disorders, intuitive eating, weight loss, metabolic disorders, allergies and intolerances, high cholesterol, healthy eating, meal planning, etc.

Claudia will sit down with you and devise a customized dietary plan for your needs. You will learn a wealth of knowledge from Claudia and take this valuable information home with you when you leave.

Clinical Therapist Shanna Gwilliam

Our clinical therapist Shanna Gwilliam, LCSW, has been a mental health therapist for approximately ten years. Since receiving her degree from the University of Kentucky in 2000, Shanna has worked extensively with food addictions, self-esteem, eating disorders, body image issues, depression, grief, and anxiety, and is in the process of becoming certified as a hypnotherapist. Shanna enjoyed three summers as a counselor at Camp Kingsmont, a fitness camp for children, and is thrilled to be part of the Real Life Fitness and Health team. Participants at Real Life Fitness and Health have the opportunity to attend weekly group therapy and receive individual therapy consultations during their stay.

Sometimes it just helps to talk to someone and Shanna is an excellent listener with wonderful feedback and positive suggestions. Shanna is not only a therapist but a "life coach" and she will help guide you through your fitness journey and work with you on making changes in your life.

Utah Fitness Retreat's Chef Julie

Real Life Fitness and Health will show you how healthy is not only good for you, but can taste good too. This is due impart to our fabulous chef Julie.

Chef Julie has been cooking professionally in many different venues for over ten years. Her experience includes a broad range of venues including working on private boats in Alaska and Washington State to working as a an executive chef for a family in Park City, Utah. She has also catered weddings and parties from the beaches of Maui, Hawaii to hidden cabins in the Wasatch Range of Utah.
Her cooking style and focus is on fresh, fiber rich, seasonal, simple, yet healthy "clean" cuisine with experience in low glycemic, low fat, gluten free menus which she brings together for clients wanting to make healthy lifestyle changes through exercise and diet. Julie has a special way of making "healthy" taste good. Her meals will leave you satisfied, energized all while maintaining a low fat, lower calorie diet.