I started working with Katie in preparation for my race at the upcoming Ironman World Championships. I've been training and racing in endurance sports for over 7 years and tried several diets or ways of eating that I thought would work. Just 2 weeks into the diet that Katie put me on I felt a difference in my body that I have never had before. Some issues that I had due to training and wear and tear on my body were really related to my daily intake of foods. I no longer have the constant inflammation and bloating that had been weighing me down. With that gone, my running pace has gone down too, and I am no longer slugging through my workouts. My running and cycling form is better now with the loss of a few pounds and some minor pains have gone away because I'm practicing with better form. Going into my second month of working with her, my diet is very dialed into my body and I'm finally eating the right foods specific to what my body needs to train for Ironman. The ease of the meal planning, recipes, and grocery list has also cut my grocery cost and I no longer spend time thinking about what to eat as a hungry athlete at the end of a day's work. Looking forward to working with her for a while!
I discovered Katie Rhodes and OWN-Nutrition through my USAT Coaching newsletter. It can be difficult to manage your own training goals while working full-time and running a part-time coaching business as a USAT certified coach. After knee surgeries for the past 2 successive years and turning 50, my training goals included improving my body composition to be nicer to my body. Katie to the rescue! Her knowledge and skill in dialing in the right recipe for endurance athletes is paramount. Within the first month of following the plan I saw results not only in my body but also with my energy level and quality of my training sessions.
My time with Katie Rhodes of OWN Nutrition has been stellar. I am a very difficult person to deal with when it comes to food, food issues and fueling. For the first time in my life, I completely surrendered those feelings to someone else so I could put my energy where it belonged!
I had hit that stage in life where exercise alone would not keep the weight off. I didn’t want a diet but rather wanted to change the way I eat to support the way I wanted to live and what I wanted to do athletically.
A fellow swimmer referred me to Katie. I hadn’t seen my swimmer friend for a couple months. When I returned to the pool she not only moved up to a faster swim lane but she was noticeably more lean and fit. I asked her how she did it and she told me about Katie. I signed up that day and for the past 3 months, I have not been disappointed.
I have done running and triathlon events for over 10 years. I have also experimented with many different diets/eating plans for about the amount of time. My training partner started working with Katie about 6 months ago and up until then we were pretty even in speed and effort. I noticed that she began to get faster and stronger and I so started asking questions. She told me about Katie. I immediately called Katie and expressed interest in working with her. We visited about my goals and I began a one month eating plan. She asked me my likes and dislikes, what my family was like and we worked together to see what would best fit into my life. At this time I was starting my training for an Ironman event. I wanted my body to work as efficiently as possible knowing the stress I would putting it under with all the workouts. I starting feeling and seeing results within about 5 days…And I felt so good it made it easy to continue. I love working with Katie and I feel great! My body is holding up, my energy levels are good, and I feel awesome! I love that I can still eat carbs, fats, and even a treat here and there. Thank you Katie!
I began working with Katie four months ago leading up to my goal race this season, my fourth 70.3 triathlon. From day one, I was impressed with Katie's promptness, thoroughness and patience with answering my questions. We spent the first few weeks fine-tuning the plan, and once we found the sweet spot that worked for me individually, I found the plan extremely easy to follow and looked forward to receiving them each week. The recipes were easy and delicious (even my husband approved!) and Katie always took my taste preferences into account. An unexpected bonus was the significant time savings working with Katie provided -- less daily meal prep, making snacks in bulk, only one trip to the grocery each week, etc.
Katie has been phenomenal in ever way to work with. She is so professional, knowledgeable and practical! She customizes my plans exactly to what my body needs and how I am feeling. I have been in competitive sports for a few years but always felt like the "nutrition" aspect of it was missing. I am learning so much since working with her and dialling in exactly what my body needs to perform at my greatest potential. It is very clear that Katie is very passionate about what she does and I feel she really does go above and beyond with her clients. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking to improve the way they feel, look and wanting to optimize their bodies performance.
I heard about OWN Nutrition from Chris McDonald and the Big Sexy Racing team. After a call with Katie, she got me hooked up with dietician Maggie Chamberlain. Working with Maggie has been great. I love having the whole week of meals planned out for me to support my training load.
“Katie’s personalized nutritional program is easy and the recipes are delicious! I look forward to seeing what the diet is for each coming week. After three months on the program I have lost 10 pounds, feel wonderful and my exercise is better and more efficient. I find that the program is a simple way to make lifestyle changes that have lasting results and am glad that I have finally found something that make sense and works for me”.
I was referred to OWN-Nutrition and Katie Rhodes by a friend of mine. She was in the midst of experiencing great success in terms of weight loss, performance and all around energy level just a few short months after beginning a program with OWN-Nutrition. The transformation in my friend was very noticeable which sparked a conversation. I was able to see with my own two eyes the results that a plan with OWN-Nutrition and Katie had on my friend’s appearance. But in addition, my friend’s enthusiastic feedback about the company and Katie contributed greatly to my decision to give them a try.
I began working with Katie 5 weeks ago and the changes I have felt have been exactly what I was hoping for. Katie has been wonderful working with and customizing my meal plan to my work schedule and exercise schedule. I am on the road a lot for work and she has even gone the distance of helping me make meal choices for restaurants that are in the area I will be in. I have a sweet tooth and she has worked in enough "treats" to keep that sweet tooth satisfied and also minimize it so I don't always have those cravings. She is prompt with getting my meal plan to me on a weekly basis as well as following up with a weekly phone call to check in. I have always been active and "exercised" but now, at the age of 54, I feel like I am finally getting in to the best shape of my life. Thanks to Katie for helping me get there.