Group Coaching Programs
Are you a high school or college runner looking to learn more about fueling for performance? I created these programs to help take the guess work out of fueling, give you a reliable source of nutrition information, and set you up for long term success.
Fuel to achieve your goals!
Have you been feeling lost when it comes to fueling for performance? You're not alone! All of the high school and college runners I have worked with have struggled to navigate all of the confusing nutrition information they get from coaches, teammates, and social media to figure out what it means for them.
The truth is–there is no one size fits all approach to fueling. What works for your teammate or an athlete on TikTok might not work for you, and that's where this program comes in!If you want to learn what proper fueling means for YOU and how to make it happen without overcomplicating things, you've come to the right place.
Applications for the next round of group coaching will open on February 1st for those on the waitlist and February 5th for everyone else. Spots are limited to 10 runners per program, and priority goes to those who apply first. If you're interested in applying, join the waitlist to be the first to know when applications open and to receive more information about the program!
The story behind the programs...
When I was a student athlete, I struggled with low iron, constantly felt tired or sore, was always getting sick and injured, and felt frustrated that despite all of my hard work, I wasn't making the progress I wanted to be. I also felt confused by all of the conflicting nutrition information out there, and instead of figuring out what worked best for me, I tried doing what my teammates, friends, and other athletes were doing.
When this didn't work, I began working with a dietitian who taught me how to fuel for performance and most importantly, fuel specifically for my own needs. I stayed healthy, got stronger, and ended up taking a full minute off of my 1500 time and almost 3 minutes off of my 5k time. I made NCAA's where I became an All-American. I was amazed, but also frustrated that I didn't know this information earlier. So, I created this program with young Maddie in mind. The goal of this program is to help student athletes gain nutrition knowledge earlier in their career that will help them see success.
Tools to Fuel
Through this program, I will help you learn about different aspects of nutrition for performance so you can feel confident and empowered in your fueling choices. Together, we will:
There is SO much information out there when it comes to nutrition that it can be hard to know what's right. I'll walk you through everything you need to know, break down common nutrition myths, and help you build personalized plans that are right for YOU so you don't have to keep guessing.
Improve Relationship with Food
You have to eat multiple times a day every day for the rest of your life. It may as well be an enjoyable and stress free experience! Learn how to avoid restriction and incorporate all the foods you love without fear or guilt.
Create sustainable habits
Proper fueling might seem complicated or like a lot of work, but it doesn't have to be! Together, we'll break it down into manageable steps so you can create a healthy relationship with food and a sustainable approach to fueling that will last a lifetime.
Fueling doesn't have to be complicated!
As you gear up for your season, add a new pillar to your foundation with proper fueling. You run the mileage, stretch and foam roll (or at least think about it), and do the gym work. Don't cancel out your hard work by forgetting about nutrition!
I offer two separate group coaching programs, Fueling Forward High for high school runners and Fueling Forward University for college runners. The group coaching programs are a good fit for athletes who don't feel like they need 1:1 support, but still want to learn how to fuel for performance.
This program will give you a newfound sense of confidence to navigate all of the nutrition information out there, while maximizing your potential in the sport.
12 weekly sessions
Through 45-minute weekly zoom sessions, we will cover a variety of nutrition topics specific to high school runners for a total of 12 weeks
Customized fueling plans
Together, we will create a day to day fueling and hydration plan and schedule to take the guesswork out of your nutrition
Student athlete specific resources
Get a free Ebook with simple, runner friendly recipes for meals and snacks, learn how to fuel on campus and while traveling for meets, and more
Community of athletes
Connect with other runners in a safe space created for you to learn, share, and grow together
Topics We'll Cover:
Assess Current Fueling
We’ll begin by looking your current approach to fueling to find where the gaps are. We'll also take a look at blood work to look at micronutrient status
Macronutrients for Runners
Learn about carbs, protein, fats, and fiber for runners and how to build performance plates and balanced snacks with these nutrients. Get recipes and snack ideas, as well as tips for eating at school
Fuel for Workouts & Races
We'll discuss how to fuel for pre, during and post workout as well as a race day fueling plan for am/pm races and multiple races in a day.
Create a Personalized Fueling Plan
I will walk you through creating your own personalized fueling and hydration plan and schedule that is specific to you and your needs.
RED-S and Injuries
We will learn about what RED-S is, how to identify and prevent it, and how to recover from it. We will also discuss fueling to reduce injury risk and how to fuel when injured.
At the halfway mark, I give you an opportunity to submit questions for a live Q&A call.
Micronutrients for Runners
We'll cover important micronutrients for runners such as iron, calcium, vitamin D, magnesium, and B vitamins, as well as food sources for these and when to consider supplements.
Nutrition for Recovery
We will discuss the 4 R's of recovery, anti-inflammatory foods, protein sources, and sleep and talk about nutrition strategies to help you maximize these aspects of recovery.
Nutrition Throughout the season
We'll talk about different considerations for macro and micronutrients when it comes to fueling in pre season, competition season, and post season.
Sports Nutrition Mythbusters
Have you been told that carbs are bad or that you should go vegan to perform your best? We'll bust these myths and more during this call!
Last Call Q&A
This last Q&A session will give you another opportunity to ask any questions you've come up with during the past 10 weeks, including more nutrition myths you'd like to bust.
We will assess the progress you have made by looking at another blood panel to compare how your labs looked before and after changing your fueling. We'll make sure you have all the tools you need to fuel successfully all year long!
How does it work?
Step 1: Apply for the group coaching program you're interested in (either high school or college). The application does not sign you up, but rather gives you the opportunity to learn more information and decide if it's a good fit for you.
Step 2: Sign up for the program and get added to the community page for the group. You'll also receive a welcome packet with information on what to do next.
Step 3: The week before the next session begins, you will receive information about the weekly call day/time and Zoom link for the first session
Step 4: Attend the weekly calls and build your fueling foundation!
I'm worried that a group program will be too intimidating for me to ask questions, or I'll feel lost in a huge group. Does this happen often?
I totally understand these concerns and want to create a safe space for athletes to learn, share experiences, and connect. That's why I will be limiting the group coaching programs to 10 athletes total. This will help to make sure you still feel like you're getting the support you need, while still making it fun.
How do I know what blood work to get done for the program?
Once you sign up for the program, you will gain access to a community page. On the page, there will be a post with a list of labs to get done and instructions for how to go about ordering these.
I'm injured and not able to run right now, can I still gain something from this program?
Absolutely! I actually find that time away from running is a great opportunity to improve fueling because you have more time on your hands, and it will also help maximize your recovery and reduce risk of re-injury once you get back into running.
When will the Zoom sessions be held?
I understand that as student athletes, you have limited time outside of school and practice. Sessions will be held on a Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday evening and a survey will be sent beforehand to determine what time is best for the majority of the athletes in the program.
How often do we meet? What if I can't make it to all of the sessions?
We will meet once per week over Zoom for 45 minutes. I understand how busy student athletes are, so sessions will be held in the evenings after school/practice. All sessions will be recorded and uploaded to the community page, so if you can't attend all of the sessions that's ok, you will still be able to get the information!
When does the program start? When does it make the most sense for me to join?
The programs will run 3 times throughout 2024:
Session 1: Week of 1/8-Week of 3/25
Session 2: Week of 3/25-Week of 6/10
Session 3: Week of 8/5-Week of 10/21
You can join at any time during the year! The goal with this program is for you to learn how to create sustainable habits with fueling that will last a lifetime. Regardless of whether you're competing or not, you can still gain something from it.
Will I still have access to the materials after the program ends?
Yes! You will receive downloadable PDF's and session recordings that you will be able to keep following the completion of the program.
How much does the program cost?
What can I expect from the program?
This program is $297/month for a total of 3 months. The payments will automatically recur each month for a total of 3 payments.
High school and college runners who have worked with me have found:
More confidence in their fueling choices and less stress around food overall
A better understanding of how to navigate confusing nutrition information
Improved energy, mood, sleep, and performance
Less soreness and decrease in injuries
An improved ability to hit splits in workouts and run PR's in races
An approach to fueling that feels easy, sustainable, and something they can do long term
Do we communicate between sessions?
You will have access to a community page with a chat feature where you can ask unlimited questions. At the end of each session, we will have one "homework assignment" such as drinking more water, eating more carbs, etc. so I will also be posting a weekly check in prompt on the community page.
Group coaching program sign up is currently CLOSED. The next session will begin the week of April 1st and applications for that session are currently open. Apply today!
Not sure if this is a good fit for you? Once you apply, you will have the option to schedule a FREE 15-30 minute Zoom call with me to answer any questions you have!
Group Coaching Program Sign Up
For high school runners, select "Fueling Forward High", and for college runners select "Fueling Forward University". This is the cost of each monthly payment, and the charge will automatically recur monthly for a total of 3 payments of $297. Each program is limited to 10 athletes.
Fueling Forward High: Jan-Mar 2024$297297$Every monthGroup coaching program for high school runnersValid for 3 months
- 12 weekly Zoom sessions
- Personalized fueling plan and schedule
- Race day fueling plan
- Access to a community of other high school runners
- Free recipe Ebook
Fueling Forward University: Jan-Mar 2024$297297$Every monthGroup coaching program for college runnersValid for 3 months
- 12 weekly Zoom sessions
- Personalized fueling plan and schedule
- Race day fueling plan
- Access to a community with other college runners
- Free recipe Ebook