As the Team Dietitian leader of Momentum of Milwaukee, Gina will improve the quality of life for athletes of all ages and levels. She believes that a valuable training experience is not only achieving race goals, but also developing a healthy mind and body along the way. As a dietitian, Gina is an advocate for using REAL food as a remedy for sustaining overall health with the consideration of all types of lifestyles.
With a degree in Dietetics from the University of North Dakota, Gina always knew she wanted to have a career involving nutrition and wellness. As well as Momentum’s Dietitian, Gina also serves as the Full Time Dietitian for Marquette University’s NCAA student athletes, Wellness Committees and work with students with dietary restrictions.
Gina enjoys working with a variety of people including those who are just beginning to run or those who have been running all their lives. Her major strengths include the communication with each client, the ability to adapt real life into healthy lifestyle vs. being a chore.
Personally, as a young girl Gina severely struggled with my weight and the medical stresses that were brought with it. With that, Gina trained and signed up for her first triathlon and have been hooked ever since. In September 2014, Gina completed her 105th triathlon, which just happened to be Ironman Wisconsin. After accomplishing such an amazing dream, Gina wants to help more athletes help achieve what their minds and bodies can finish what they thought was once impossible.
Gina’s favorite quote: “I have chosen to be happy because it is good for my health” -Voltaire
Personal Athletic Achievements:
- Ironman Wisconsin Finisher– September 2014
- 105 completed triathlons – Sprint, Olympic, Half Iron distances
- Ranked 14th at World ITU Triathlon Championships- Vancouver, Canada – 2009
- Completed marathons – Lakefront – Milwaukee, Twin Cities – Minneapolis
- Completed 10+ half marathons
- University of North Dakota – Bachelor of Science in Dietetics (May 2014)
- CDR certified Dietitian under state of Wisconsin
- LD – Licensed Dietitian
- CPR Certified