“Hiring an iN3 nutrition coach is one of the most effective things I have done to improve my CrossFit training and competition performance.

Discipline and willpower have never been my challenge with a specific eating plan or in following macros. The problem was mostly knowing what foods to eat, specific quantities and the timing of meals and snacks to fuel me for the next day’s workouts. Hiring a nutrition coach was the logical next step for me.

When I started CrossFit two and a half years ago, I had no idea how important nutrition was. The more I trained, the more emphasis I placed on balancing my protein, carbohydrate and fat intake. I used protein shakes after my workouts and I took multi-vitamins. I then started following a popular eating plan that was simple and it enabled me to get lean and build some muscle.

When I made the decision to pursue CrossFit competitively, I knew that I had to make some nutritional changes. The plan I had been following was no longer fueling me for performance and my body wasn’t recovering very quickly. That’s when I made the change to iN3 Nutrition. The process was seamless, and I was paired with a nutrition coach that understood exactly what I needed to do. I hit the ground running, and I have never looked back.

Travis Zipper at iN3 has been integral in taking my CrossFit performance to the next level. In 2017, I placed 506th in the CrossFit Open. After following 10 months of nutritional coaching with Travis at iN3, I placed 184th in the 2018 CrossFit Open, and I placed 124th in the 2018 Age Group Online Qualifier. Travis was spot-on with pre, intra and post workout nutrition. I didn’t feel weak or depleted at any time during The Open or AGOQ’s, and my ability to recover was at its peak – better than it ever had been before during a competition.

Travis is there to support me every step of the way. From developing macro-specific plans and providing ongoing adjustments, to answering my questions about supplements – and even giving me recipes and meal preparation ideas. Travis has been very responsive, and he has given me customized nutrition plans that are geared toward my specific athletic performance and recovery needs.

I am convinced that the ongoing support, nutrition & supplementation expertise and all-around food knowledge that Travis provides is unparalleled in the industry, and this is a competitive advantage that I feel fortunate to utilize. Moving into this next training season, I am confident that Travis will help me optimize my fueling and recovery as an athlete – and that’s a great reason to be excited!”

Valerie Harris

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