I am Cristina Caldwell, a USAT Level 2 Triathlon coach, certified sports nutritionist, RRCA running coach, exercise physiologist, student of sports nutrition, wife to a wonderful husband and mom too two fantastic Rhodesian Ridgebacks. I feel very fortunate to be able to be working in a field I am so passionate about. I truly love my jobs both as a PowerBar nutrition tech rep and an endurance coach. I am a very positive person, love to laugh and always up for an adventure. I am currently a coach with the Valor Triathlon Project, based out of Western NY.
I have been coaching for nearly 14 years in swimming, cycling, running and triathlon. I have been competing as a multisport athlete since 2005, but competing in swimming since age 8. Graduating from Miami University with a degree in Exercise Physiology and Nutrition, I knew I was in the correct field, as I loved my classes and using them in real world application. I swam at Miami University at the Division 1 level. I knew I wanted to continue in athletics post graduation, so I began my pursuit of multisport racing.
As a coach, I am a firm believer in using a science based approach to training and racing. As a student of sports nutrition, I am continually learning about the latest approaches in sports nutrition. In January of 2014, I began an elite two year program in sports nutrition given by the International Olympic Committee. The IOC’s program in sports nutrition leads to a master’s degree in both exercise physiology and sports nutrition. In addition to working on my Masters degree, I am currently a certified sports nutritionist. I’ve assisted numerous athletes in developing healthy eating habits, fixing GI issues while racing and creating easy to use fuel plans. Please check out my testimonials page for more info. I believe in a healthy, well rounded, whole food based diet and will be sharing recipes with you that I believe will help you feel your best and perform your best. I am excited to bring you the latest and greatest in how to be the best athlete you can be from the training side of things, to the nutrition side of things.