FitRec recently hired a new Nutrition Coach to provide even more fitness & wellness services to its members.  Her name is Mary Kate Guidici and she joined the team in January 2023.  Her nutrition services and prices can be found on the back page of the Health & Fitness Services brochure (green booklet) around the facility or on our website HERE

Getting to Know Mary Kate Guidici:

EDUCATION:
B.S. degree in Dietetics from Kansas State University
B.S. degree in Nutrition & Health from Kansas State University
• ACEND Accredited Didactic Program in Dietetics-RDN credential (Kansas State University)

ROLE OF A NUTRITION COACH:
I am a guide that helps clients reach their health and life goals by making step-by-step-changes for diet and lifestyle. Each
client learns about new, healthy foods and the concept of primary foods: relationships, physical activity, career and
spirituality. I work with clients to set goals to gradually incorporate primary and secondary foods into their daily life. I am
completely focused on the clients; where the client is and they want to go with health and life improvement. I am here to
help clients gain control of and take responsibility for their health.

INSPIRATIONAL/MOTIVATIONAL QUOTES I LIVE BY (SO MANY):
If my thoughts can make me sick, my thoughts can help me heal; Remission: Remember My Mission; You never know how
strong you are, until being strong is your only choice.

WORDS THAT DESCRIBE YOUR STYLE OF NUTRITION COACHING:
“And I’m here now right before you; I am present in this moment and my life’s work is to honor the great beauty all around you.” – Gajumaru by Yaima

FAVORITE HEALTHY MEAL:
Riced Cauliflower (olive oil and salt in a iron skillet until charred), wagyu beef, grilled potatoes + onions + carrots + sweet
peppers (with olive oil and salt) and grilled pineapple with cinnamon for dessert.

STRENGTHS:
Understanding that nutrition is not solely about food choices. Nutrition is a multi-layered experience, which includes physical, mental, social and environmental factors. I will work with each layer to help a client obtain their optimal nutrition experience.

FAVORITE NUTRITION COACHING MEMORY:
Helping a young client with severe ADD, who was very picky and scared to eat and could not sit at the table long enough to finish a meal or snack. After discussions with his parents, I met with this young client one-one-one to create a comfortable setting that he creatively set up that was approved by his parents. I had a family meal with my client’s family and he ate his entire meal, sitting next to me while talking the entire time (versus having a tantrum and getting frustrated) and then he asked me for second helping of food. With a huge smile on my face, I ran to get him another full plate. This client’s family continues to employ the techniques I taught them and he continues to improve overall.

LEAST FAVORITE FOOD/MEAL:
Olives and Mustard (I am not picky and love food!)

LEAST FAVORITE NUTRITION APPROACH:
Numbers-focused modalities