May 25, 2018
Lara Gray shares how she likes to be a member of the “team behind the team” on PHIT for a Queen podcast:
- Valuable team member of Drug-Free Sport that does drug testing for a variety of sports organizations.
- Wanted to bridge the gap between an athlete’s knowledge of how to get better at their sport without the use of supplement.
- Discusses current trends in drugs & supplements.
- Provides awareness as to what is the hidden dangers of supplement use.
- Share how legalization of marijuana has opened the door for adulteration and contamination.
- During her free time is hanging out at her husband’s local microbrewery.
You can find Lara at:
- Be sure to check out the second annual Sport Exchange Summit June 11-12 2018- https://www.drugfreesport.com/education/sport-exchange-summit/
- You can also find her at her husband’s local- http://casualanimalbrewing.com/
So you know she is legit:
LARA GRAY, MS, RD, CSSD
Senior Director of Education
Lara is a board-certified sports dietitian and Senior Director of Education, specializing in educational programming for athletes on supplement safety, sports nutrition, athlete-focused recipes, and drug and alcohol deterrence. A former collegiate sports dietitian at Colorado State University, Lara’s interactions with student-athletes and collaborative work with athletic training and coaching staff introduced many of the challenges associated with promoting whole foods over dietary supplements. Drug-Free Sport’s involvement in sport drug-testing keeps her on the forefront of ongoing concerns related to dietary supplement use and the lack of awareness for food-first solutions in sport, as well as issues related to performance-enhancing drugs and substances of abuse. Lara manages communications with athletes, parents, and coaches where perceptions of “acceptable” supplement use and needed education on supplement safety and sports nutrition solutions overlap. Lara is a highly requested speaker and implements a “team behind the team” strategy of holistic cooperation among athletic administrators to place athletes in the best positions for success.
May 18, 2018
The Mind of the Athlete with Sports Psychologist Kate Bennett
An elite athlete herself, Dr. Bennett shares about her experiences and the tools she uses in her practice with other athletes, as a parent with kids in sport and reconnecting to her body after having her second baby.
- Kates shares her unique background of being a competitive cyclist, cycling coach, athletic trainer and sports psychologist and how she brings all of that experience into her practice.
- What is the mental toolbox? And how do we use this to optimize performance?
- As a parent, Kate discusses her perspective on raising children in this focused world of one sport specialization.
- Kate shares reconnecting with her body in sport after having her second baby.
So you know she’s legit:
Kate Bennett, PsyD, is a Clinical Sport Psychologist and the director of Athlete Insight, PC. She supports the clinical and performance needs of athletes worldwide and specializes in the treatment of athletes recovering from eating disorders. Prior to becoming a psychologist, Dr. Bennett was an athletic trainer and cycling coach. During her coaching career, she coached several state and national champions as well as earned two national championships herself. As a sport psychologist, she watched several of her athletes win national championships as well as excel as collegiate and professional athletes. Dr. Bennett has presented the American Psychological Association, Association for Applied Sport Psychology, Female Athlete Conference, International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals Foundation, and Medicine of Cycling conferences. In addition, she authored “Eating Disorders in Athletes” (Eating Disorders in Special Populations, 2017) and co-authored “Motivation and Mental Training” (Cycling Science, 2017).
How to Connect to Kate:
May 11, 2018
Jen Haugen shares why she is the “Down to Earth Dietitian on PHIT for a Queen podcast:
- Loves helping Moms with timesaving tips & tools so they can have more valuable time for self-care.
- Allow your kitchen to be a countertop classroom.
- BUSY-the four letter word.
- The answer to business may be composting.
- Loves teaching how you can streamline and make the kitchen more user-friendly.
You can find Jen Haugen at:
So you know she is legit:
Jen Haugen, RDN, LD, is a mom and dietitian with 17 years of experience who helps other moms with time-saving tips, tools, and tasty recipes, giving moms more TIME for self-care to feel at their best! She has a private practice to help women with self-care, and also offers cooking workshops for groups (including fun freezer meal workshops) as well as workshops to help women never stop growing. Find her at www.jenhaugen.com. She is the author of The Mom's Guide to a Nourishing Garden and is a nutrition consultant and nationally-recognized speaker, and a Pampered Chef Kitchen Consultant.
May 4, 2018
Amber Parris tackles the complicated concept of body image, how body image forms, and how we can take steps to get to a place of gratefulness and acceptance around our body.
- Approximately 80% of US women say that they do not like the way they look. 53% of 13-year-old American girls are unhappy with their bodies. Amber tackles the definition of body image and how we come to feel the way we do about our bodies.
- Athletes are not immune to body image issues and in some ways, they may have a harder time with body image.
- We discuss ways that we can begin to take steps to a place of gratefulness or acceptance around our body.
So You Know She Is Legit...
Amber Parris is the Director of Clinical Services for Residential Programming for Castlewood Treatment Centers in Birmingham, Alabama. She is a licensed clinical social worker and a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist (CEDS). Amber has treated eating disorders for more than 10 years. She has had specialized training and experience in body image, EMDR, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Prolonged Exposure for PTSD. She is a candidate for the Certified Sex Addiction Therapist designation and has a particular interest in issues of intimacy and sexual addiction in eating disorders. She currently serves as Chair of Hospitality for the Alabama Chapter of International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals. Amber is committed to helping clients rediscover their sense of self and reconnect with their values and purpose to drive them towards recovery.
A BIG Thank You To our Sponsor: Castlewood Treatment Centers:
Castlewood is a Treatment Center in St. Louis, Missouri; Pacific Grove, California, and Birmingham, Alabama offering compassionate, empowering, and professional treatment for Eating Disorders and co-occurring diagnoses. With multiple levels of care (residential, partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient) available, Castlewood works with gender diverse clients ages 16 and older. While the eating disorder is a distinct disease, we believe it is also a symptom of an attempt to cope with other struggles. Our treatment starts with a comprehensive conceptualization of how the eating disorder developed, among other related issues and conflicts that led the individual to rely on the eating disorder. Our mission at Castlewood is not to churn out weight-restored clients who merely look healthy to others, but to identify and address the internal wounds of those individuals and work toward a more healthy person, overall. For more information please contact us at 1-888-822-8938 or www.castlewoodtc.com.