Phit for a Queen: A Female Athlete Podcast
Living life creatively with Paralympian Patty Cisneros Prevo

Living life creatively with Paralympian Patty Cisneros Prevo

March 22, 2019

Living life creatively with Paralympian Patty Cisneros Prevo

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  • During her freshman year at Indiana University Patty was in a car accident that led to a spinal cord injury that left her wheelchair-bound. She a very special individual who planted the seed that she could continue to be an athlete and introduced her to wheelchair basketball.
  • Once an athlete, always an athlete! That competitive nature did not go away for Patty, and connecting to teammates who felt the same way led do back to back gold medals in the Paralympics.
  • The concept of living creatively was one that really helped Patty. That she could live a full life, still doing everything she loves to do but doing it in a creative way.
  • Patty noticed a lack of literature around individuals with disabilities. She recently won a book award and will be publishing a children's book entitled Unstoppable that shares stories of 15 athletes who have struggled with a physical disability.

 

So You Know she is Legit:

Patty Cisneros Prevo was a member of the USA Women’s Wheelchair Basketball Team from 1999-2009 competing in three Paralympic Games- 2000 Sydney, 2004 Athens, and 2008 Beijing. Team USA won back-to-back gold medals in 2004 and 2008, where Patty captained the team. She has won four National Wheelchair Basketball Association Championships, including one as head coach of the University of Illinois Women’s Wheelchair Basketball Team. In 2010, Patty played overseas in the Professional European Wheelchair Basketball League with Germany’s Lahn-Dill winning three championship cups in an undefeated season. She currently coaches the Denver Lady Rolling Nuggets Wheelchair Basketball Team.

In the fall of 1996 as a freshman at Indiana University, she suffered a spinal cord injury in a car accident that left her paralyzed. Patty is happily married to Tony, and together they are proud parents to their spunky girls, Elliana (6) and Nyah (3). Patty is also currently working on her first book, UNSTOPPABLE, about 15 female athletes with physical disabilities.

 

How To Connect with Patty:

Twitter: @pattycisprevo

Instagram: @pattycisnerosprevo

 

Renee McGregor shares on PHIT for a Queen “what is orthorexia & the movement #trainbrave”

Renee McGregor shares on PHIT for a Queen “what is orthorexia & the movement #trainbrave”

March 15, 2019

Renee McGregor shares on PHIT for a Queen “what is orthorexia & the movement #trainbrave”

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  • Her background in clinical practice gave her valuable skills working with other disciplines
  • Her love for running naturally drove her to sports nutrition
  • Found her interest in clinical nutrition and sports dietitian blended her into specializing in eating disorders.
  • Orthorexia is the obsession with eating correctly
  • Trainbrave is an educational campaign to make runners aware of eating disorders and RED-S (relative energy deficiency in Sport)
  • Found that there was a lack of resources for those that wanted to compete but weren’t elite athletes
  • The disordered eating comes as a symptom of how to deal with discomfort
  • Trainbrave opens the conversation not only for the athlete but the coaches as well
  • These athletes tend to be looked over as they look “healthy”

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Renee McGregor BSc (hons) PGDIP (DIET) PGCERT(sportsnutr) RD SENr

 

Renee is a leading Sports and Eating disorder specialist dietitian with over 15 years’ experience working in clinical and performance nutrition, with Olympic (London, 2012), Paralympic (Rio, 2016) and Commonwealth (Queensland, 2018) teams.

She works with individuals, athletes of all levels and ages, coaches and sports science teams to provide nutritional strategies to enhance sport performance and manage eating disorders. 

She is presently working with a number of national governing bodies and professional endurance teams including, Scottish Gymnastics, The GB 24 hour running squad, The EA Marathon development squad, pro-cyclists, and triathletes.

She is regularly asked to work directly with high performing and professional athletes that have developed a dysfunctional relationship with food that is impacting their performance, health and career.

She is the best-selling author of Training Food: Get the Fuel you Need, Fast Fuel: Food for Triathlon Success and Orthorexia: When Healthy Eating Goes Bad. She has spoken at many events including Stylist live, Cheltenham Literature and Science festivals, Google Talks and BBC News night.

She has spoken on many podcasts including Food PsychThe Food Medic, Running for Real, Let's Get Running and Tough Girl.

She is passionate about mental health and wellbeing and proud to be an ambassador for many charities involved in this field, including Head Talks and Anorexia and Bulimia Care.

She is the co-founder of  #TRAINBRAVE a campaign raising the awareness of eating disorders in sport; providing resources and practical strategies to reduce the prevalence. 

Her aim is to “Empower Balance in a Performance-Driven World”. 

She is on the REDS advisory board for BASES (The British Association of Sport and Exercise Science) and I sit on the International Task Force for Orthorexia. 

Renee has been invited to speak at several high profile events including The European Eating Disorder Society Annual Conference as the UK expert in Orthorexia, Cheltenham Literature Festival, Cheltenham Science Festival, The Stylist Show and Google.

She writes for many national publications and is often asked to comment in the national press. She regularly contributes to radio and TV, including News night and BBC 5 Live.

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