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Jennifer Rau

I fell in love with running late, in my 20s when the competitive equestrian sports my parents had supported were too expensive for me to support on my own. It was a stressful time in my life and running was an instant stress reliever/. It wasn’t until my 30s when I took on the sports of triathlon and ultra running and began racing that I discovered sports nutrition. I would cycle 50 miles with only water and get so sore I couldn't workout the next day. Friends in my triathlon group taught me how to fuel during rides and runs and how to eat for recovery after. Fueling right made all the difference! It gave me the energy to complete my long workouts, recover quickly and have energy to get up and do it again the next day and eventually powered me to my first Ironman and multiple ultra distances running races.

My passion for endurance sports had already led me to pursue two coaching certifications, NASM CPT and Ironman University, but coaching an athlete without proper nutrition was frustrating. Nutrition was the secret weapon for me as a triathlete, runner and rock climber. It felt like the missing piece for my athletes. This led me to pursue a Masters in Applied Exercise and Sports Nutrition and become a certified sports nutritionist CISSN through the The International Society of Sports Nutrition.

I am a passionate about the outdoors, adventure and an active lifestyle. I get an abundance of joy, peace, confidence and strength from my well fueled athletic pursuits and hope I can help you find the same. Don't just perform, meet your full potential and . . . thrive!

Education

  • Bachelor of Arts, Major in English, Pepperdine University

  • Master of Applied Exercise Science and Sports Nutrition, Concordia University, Chicago

Certifications

 

thrive

thrived or throve\ ˈthrōv  \; thrived also thriven \; thriving\ ˈthrī-viŋ  \

 

1: to grow vigorously 

2: to progress toward or realize a goal despite or because of circumstances

3: to have a bright glowing appearance  

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