Greg has experience working with all types of athletes, but his preference is anyone who is looking to get stronger, build muscle and most importantly feel better mentally and physically.
I am not your prototypical athlete. I was not raised to compete in sports, and strength has not come naturally to me. I have dedicated my education, training, and career to helping people like me reach their potential regardless of their starting point.
Though I began my career in personal training, my fascination with the dynamic interaction between the foods we take in and our performance, recovery and body composition led me to pursue a graduate education in nutrition. I pride myself on my ability to blend evidence-based practices with the very individual and emotional art that is our diet.
I feel that the human element of diet is often ignored, and use my unique skillset to help clients design a diet plan they not only enjoy, but that works with their own physiology and still delivers results. Additionally, my education and experience as a dietitian allow me to help clients navigate through deficiencies and other medical issues as they maximize their goals and performance.
- Master of Public Health, Human Nutrition, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
- Advanced placement internship with Duke Sports Nutrition, Durham, NC
- Clinical Internship Placement – Caromont Regional Medical Center, Gastonia, NC
- Registered Dietitian – Certified by the Commission on Dietetic Registration
- Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist – Licensed by the North Carolina Board of Dietetics/Nutrition
- 10+ years working with athletes from high school to the professional level in both team and individual sports.
- 3+ years as a Registered Dietitian providing nutrition counseling and medical nutrition therapy.
- 3 years providing nutrition and training coaching for strength athletes.
- 12 years of bodybuilding and strength training
- Currently competes in Strongman in the under 175 weight class
What to Expect
- Initial phone call, Facetime or Skype to discuss client goals, assess their needs and nutritional status.
- Individualized diet planning including macronutrient needs, micronutrient considerations, nutrient timing and optimal supplementation protocols.
- A customized training program adjusted weekly according to exercise, nutrition and lifestyle performance.
- Check-ins are weekly through Google documents. I provide a template for you to fill out on a weekly basis to give me the data I work with.
- Communication is highly encouraged. Clients may email me with questions, concerns and updates. I respond within 24 hours, and check my client emails once per day.
What Greg’s clients say…
“I have worked with Greg for a little over 2 years. During that time, I lost 35 pounds and have kept it off with his guidance. This was done through changing my eating habits and not through some fad diet. He helped me understand what foods I should be eating and correct portions. He is always encouraging, never condescending when I do not meet a goal as quickly as I would like. He has also been very helpful in tailoring my nutrition plan with my exercise plan. He has changed my eating habits for life, I would not hesitate to recommend Greg to someone. He is the best!”
“Coach Greg has helped me immensely during our time working together. I was always the skinny guy so I never worried about what I ate, but as I aged I started putting on some pounds. While working with Greg, I have lost 20 lbs and gotten stronger at the same time. He actually has me following a diet plan that I can maintain. I would definitely recommend him to anyone looking to get leaner, stronger, and/or healthier.”
"Greg knows his nutrition. He has been a big contributor to my success in strongman these past few years."
– Marcus Crowder, Strongman
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