Kelli Jennings, Registered Dietitian (RD)
About Apex Nutrition and Kelli:
"Apex Nutrition exists to help endurance athletes Fuel their bodies during trainings and competitions, and Nourish their bodies everyday. The nutrition plans focus on optimal daily and
training nutrition, supplementation, obtaining a healthy and advantageous strength to weight ratio, optimal metabolism, and ongoing health and wellness. Founded by Kelli Jennings, Registered Dietitian (RD), as a Sports Nutrition Plan
and Nutrition Coaching service that combines detailed, "just tell me what to eat" meal planning with experienced & expert personal coaching from an endurance athlete who's been there, endures,
Kelli graduated from the University of Northern Colorado with a degree in Dietetics, completed her residency/Dietetics Board Exam to become an RD, and maintains continuing education to stay one. She began her career at George Washington University Hospital, then moved into private practice to focus on endurance sports nutrition, wellness, disease prevention, and metabolism.
Now, helping hundreds of clients meet their goals, she stays abreast current research on sports nutrition, nutrients, metabolism, fat loss, and disease. She's combined her personal interests and professional expertise to become a leading sports nutritionist. In fact, she specializes in helping athletes achieve goal weight and body fat percentage while maintaining muscle, strength, and stamina. Now, after dedicating over a year to studying and working on metabolism and wellness for the athlete, she believes and teaches that optimal fat loss requires improving health at the cellular level, consuming the right nutrients and fluids every day (not just avoiding things that drag you down), and eating clean, whole foods with minimal pesticides/chemicals/hormones/toxins/etc. In addition to her private practice clients, she's the TeamPrepUSA running sports nutritionist, Nutritionist to Ultra-running clients with www.SummitCoach.com and expert Sports Nutritionist at www.lovingthebike.com and www.lovingtherun.com.
Outside of work, Kelli loves living with her husband & two boys (3rd on the way summer 2011) in Colorado where she spends her free time backcountry skiing, cycling, mountain biking, cooking, reading, and pulling/pushing her kids up hills in their Chariot (yes, pregnant - that's a sight!). She's had top finishes in long-distance mountain bike races including a top 20 overall, 2nd place female, finish in the Crested Butte Classic (100+ mile, 12000+ ft elevation gain) four months after giving birth to her 2nd son, and a first place finish as part of Team Leonard Skinners in the 24 hours of Sunlight Rando Race, and a 1st place finish in the Durango 100K Mountain Bike Race.
But mostly, she's enjoys adventures that don't require entrance fees, gear check-ins, and do require that you carry all your own stuff. These include moutain biking in the mountains & desert (WRIAD, Kokepeli trail unsupported in 2 days), backpacking, and climbing mountains - she's climbed the 54 summits of all of Colorado's 14,000 foot peaks (8 snow climb/ski descents)."