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It’s time to learn to fuel your gymnast for optimal performance and longevity 

APPLY to THE BALANCED GYMNAST® PROGRAM 

As the parent of a competitive gymnast, the reality is that more than likely you have NEVER been taught about how to help your gymnast fuel for peak performance.  

You may have been told to “just feed her healthy foods” or “don’t eat this” or “just eat clean”.

And then when your gymnast is stuck, struggling, or falling short of her goals (or a picky eater)…you feel helpless. 

Your gymnast isn’t just any ordinary kid - they’re a competitive athlete training as much or more than a part-time job each week.Their body works 10x harder than the average kid their age.

Which means their body needs MORE. 

How amazing would it be if you knew how to help your gymnast eat the right foods to nourish her body for her best performance and health?  

// Mom, Level 9 Gymnast

Nutrition is such a game changer. When everyone is doing the same hours and same skills, the adequately fueled athlete is ahead of the rest. Christina is a true expert and she wants to see your athlete succeed. We enjoyed the group sessions and the 1:1 were a lot more helpful than I was expecting. We are empowered with tools to have a great season. (Last season we had the team talk and implemented those strategies and our gymnast had an amazing season. This year we wanted to build on that and focus more because the return on investment was a such a good one.)” 

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Here’s how you can help your gymnast go from good to GREAT and unlock the power of performance nutrition!  

hands on support community
weekly accountability
nutrition planning
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You’ve heard your gymnast must “eat clean” to support her gymnastic goals but you find that this is hard to stick with or worse, leaves your gymnast hangry and with lower energy levels 

Your gymnast is tired and sore all the time and it breaks your heart; you’ve tried chiropractors, supplements, and physical therapists, but nothing has worked 

You know your gymnast is not eating enough before or after practice, often skipping meals only to “overdo” later and you’re not sure how to help her find balance 

You’ve noticed your gymnast is frequently and easily irritated; you ask how practice went and you’re met with silence or a bad attitude 

Your gymnast has been plagued by injuries, fatigue, and you’re wondering if something is missing from their nutrition 

The Balanced Gymnast  Program is for you IF… 

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apply today!

(This is not a monthly membership, this is a 3-month program) 

The Balanced Gymnast  Program 

THAT'S WHAT I NEED. I'M SO IN! 

This is not a course or one-size-fits all cookie cutter program.

TBG Program is an in-depth program for parents and competitive gymnasts who want to learn to think like a sports dietitian and know how to fuel anywhere, anytime.

This 3-month nutrition coaching program for the parents of gymnasts in levels 5-10/elite will teach you how to fuel your gymnast for peak performance + longevity in the sport!  

Introducing...

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The Balanced Gymnast® Program is a by-application-only 3-month program and the investment starts at $235 a month. 

the reviews are in

// Mom, Level 9 Gymnast

Nutrition is such a game changer. When everyone is doing the same hours and same skills, the adequately fueled athlete is ahead of the rest. We enjoyed the group sessions and the 1:1 were a lot more helpful than I was expecting. We are empowered with tools to have a great season. Last season we had the team talk and implemented those strategies and our gymnast had an amazing season. This year we wanted to build on that and focus more because the return on investment was a such a good one.

Christina is a true expert and she wants to see your athlete succeed.

// Mom, Level 6 Gymnast

The aspect of the program that I loved best is that it doesn’t teach you a specific menu or diet or schedule—it teaches you tools that you can use to tailor fueling for performance to your daughter, family, and lifestyle. It taught me about flexibility as much as it taught my daughter about the importance of fueling to prevent injury and perform well. We are excited to continue to see progress as we put more and more tools to use!

We are excited to continue to see progress as we put more and more tools to use!

// Mom, Level 8 Gymnast

My 10-year-old daughter feels more confident in choosing her pre-workout snacks, is more diligent about eating a carb snack during longer training periods and is faithful with eating a recovery meal after training. Knowing that she is providing the fuel she needs to sustain her energy throughout the workout gives me peace of mind that she is taking care of her body now and setting the stage for a strong future.

I appreciate how Christina empowered my daughter to take control of her nutrition.

// Mom, Level 8 Gymnast

I am so impressed with this program!!! Seeing my daughter feel better is 100% worth it!!! She felt hopeless before we started. She was always having what we now know are repercussions of being under fueled! Her tendonitis is no longer bothering her, she has more energy than I have ever seen her have, and feels great before, during, and after practice! She is no longer cranky and tired all the time! Her attitude has changed remarkably!! She is still a teenager at times, but this is manageable!! Her grades have improved, too!!

My daughter tells everyone how much better she feels. I can’t say thank you enough!

// Mom, Level 8 Gymnast

We joined the VIP program to help make sure my daughters are getting the necessary nutrition and to help address nagging injuries. It’s been very helpful in not only learning fueling strategies but more importantly addressing underlying issues not only impacting gymnastics but also overall health. We now have more of a plan and tools and can definitely say I am 100% on board with the importance of labs!

Christina does a great job of explaining the science behind the why and how that ties into the way they feel.

Build a custom fueling plan with meals and snacks that provide the right fuel at the right time for your gymnast (that they’ll actually eat)

Layer on proven Performance Nutrition Strategies to help your gymnast unlock that next level of performance (no more struggles with power, strength, or endurance)  

Monitor your gymnast's growth and development to ensure proper fueling and prevent future injury or reinjury (without obsessing or stressing out your gymnast) 

Check nutrition and performance related labs and choose supplements your gymnast may need to support optimal performance, energy, and endurance (this is not a one-sized-fits all) 

Help your gymnast develop a healthy relationship with food and body (gymnastics is temporary but these struggles can follow your gymnast for life) 

Inside TBG  Program you’ll learn how to: 

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Balance meals and snacks with fun foods to stay sane and enjoy what you eat

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Layer on performance nutrition strategies that work to level up focus, strength, and endurance 

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Learn to build meals/snacks that fuel your gymnast based on their workouts 

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The proven TBG science-backed method, has helped thousands of gymnasts unlock a new level of performance:

Board Certified Pediatric & Adolescent Registered Dietitian Sports Nutritionist  |  Christina, also known as The Gymnast Nutritionist®, is an expert in pediatric/adolescent sports nutrition, disordered eating/underfueling, and GI issues. She has an extensive background in gymnastics as former competitive gymnast and has served for 15 years as Nationally Rated Developmental Program and NCAA Women’s Artistic Gymnastics judge.

She regularly lectures at gymnastics clubs, clinics, and conferences including USAG Regional and National Congress.

Her practice Christina Anderson RDN | The Gymnast Nutritionist® provides nutrition therapy, coaching, and support to competitive gymnasts and their families--- helping them unlock optimal performance and longevity in the sport through a realistic approach to nutrition.



MS, RDN, CSSD, CSP

Christina Anderson

Meet your Program Coaches:

The team

MS, RDN, CSPCC, LD

Melissa Wallinga

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MS, RDN, CSSD, CDCES

Megan Robinson

Board Certified Pediatric & Adolescent Specialist, Registered Dietitian Sports Nutritionist  |  Melissa is an expert in pediatric/adolescent sports nutrition, child feeding, picky eating, disordered eating, and fueling young athletes with special healthcare needs. She is the mom to two little girls, one a level 5 gymnast so she know exactly what it's like to fuel young, growing gymnasts – especially those struggling with picky eating, neurodivergence, and other healthcare conditions.

Board Certified Sports Dietitian, Board Certified Diabetes Care & Education Specialist, Registered Dietitian Sports Nutritionist  |  Megan is a former gymnast, current marathoner and run coach, and has worked at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia part time for 20 years a diabetes educator and pediatric dietitian in their renowned pediatric endocrinology clinic. She also works with their sports medicine physicians to support injured athletes and those diagnosed with Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport. She’s the mom of two boys and loves working with families of youth and adolescent athletes. 

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In the 3-month Balanced Gymnast® VIP Nutrition Coaching Program, we'll share what your gymnast should be eating to increase her energy and endurance while reducing her risk for injury.

Note to Christina - update this so it's written in the third person and a bit longer as well to match the others** My approach to supporting gymnasts, parents, and coaches comes from my own experience as a high-level gymnast that struggled with food and her body. Like many of you, my career was plagued with injuries that were largely related to underfueling, even with the “healthiest” diet that still wasn’t what I really needed.  

She love helping families create feeding and fueling strategies that support their young athletes and are easy to continue for years to come. Melissa has spent the entirety of her career thus far working in pediatric nutrition, beginning with University of Nebraska in Sports Nutrition, their Childhood Obesity Programming, and working in pediatric inpatient rehabilitation. Melissa regularly speaks on various pediatric nutrition topics in many academic and non-academic settings, including nutrition Team Talks for gymnastics clubs. Melissa is also completing her Doctorate of Clinical Nutrition at Rutgers University. She currently serves on committees in the Pediatric Nutrition Practice Group and is also a CDR Specialist and subject matter expert for the CSPCC Exam.

Megan has been a registered dietitian/nutritionist (RDN) since 1994 and has worked at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia since 2001. She is a Board Certified Specialist Sports Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator, specializing in sports nutrition, cardiovascular health, and diabetes education. Megan is a prolific writer for Runnerclick, an online running training program, and has been published in numerous nutrition journals and books. She received her Bachelors of Science in Dietetics at the University of Vermont and Masters of Science in Exercise Physiology at West Chester University.

the reviews are in

// Mom, Level 9 Gymnast

Nutrition is such a game changer. When everyone is doing the same hours and same skills, the adequately fueled athlete is ahead of the rest. We enjoyed the group sessions and the 1:1 were a lot more helpful than I was expecting. We are empowered with tools to have a great season. Last season we had the team talk and implemented those strategies and our gymnast had an amazing season. This year we wanted to build on that and focus more because the return on investment was a such a good one.

Christina is a true expert and she wants to see your athlete succeed.

// Mom, Level 6 Gymnast

The aspect of the program that I loved best is that it doesn’t teach you a specific menu or diet or schedule—it teaches you tools that you can use to tailor fueling for performance to your daughter, family, and lifestyle. It taught me about flexibility as much as it taught my daughter about the importance of fueling to prevent injury and perform well. We are excited to continue to see progress as we put more and more tools to use!

We are excited to continue to see progress as we put more and more tools to use!

// Mom, Level 8 Gymnast

My 10-year-old daughter feels more confident in choosing her pre-workout snacks, is more diligent about eating a carb snack during longer training periods and is faithful with eating a recovery meal after training. Knowing that she is providing the fuel she needs to sustain her energy throughout the workout gives me peace of mind that she is taking care of her body now and setting the stage for a strong future.

I appreciate how Christina empowered my daughter to take control of her nutrition.

// Mom, Level 8 Gymnast

I am so impressed with this program!!! Seeing my daughter feel better is 100% worth it!!! She felt hopeless before we started. She was always having what we now know are repercussions of being under fueled! Her tendonitis is no longer bothering her, she has more energy than I have ever seen her have, and feels great before, during, and after practice! She is no longer cranky and tired all the time! Her attitude has changed remarkably!! She is still a teenager at times, but this is manageable!! Her grades have improved, too!!

My daughter tells everyone how much better she feels. I can’t say thank you enough!

// Mom, Level 8 Gymnast

We joined the VIP program to help make sure my daughters are getting the necessary nutrition and to help address nagging injuries. It’s been very helpful in not only learning fueling strategies but more importantly addressing underlying issues not only impacting gymnastics but also overall health. We now have more of a plan and tools and can definitely say I am 100% on board with the importance of labs!

Christina does a great job of explaining the science behind the why and how that ties into the way they feel.

  • Includes 6 self-paced trainings on building a strong nutrition foundation, how to hydrate properly, supplements and lab testing, performance nutrition strategy, advanced nutrition for reducing muscle soreness and inflammation, food freedom + body confidence (you can start learning with these immediately if you want!) 
  • Tons of recipes and nutrition guides  
  • BONUS training on growth, fueling for competition season, and more!  
($549 value) 

Access to The Balanced Gymnast Curriculum

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  • You’ll get 30+ new meal & snack recipes each month designed with the gymnast in mind! 
($99 value)

3 months FREE of The Balanced Gymnast  Meal Planner Subscription 

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  • You’ll have 24/7 access to a private community group just for members of the program.
  • Inside the community you can ask me questions, get support, coaching, and community with other like-minded gymnast parents.  
($297 value) 

Private Community Group for Support

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  • Sessions 1-3: you and your gymnast will learn the basics of fueling, performance nutrition, and food freedom.  

  • Sessions 4-6: you will join me for an overview on how to prevent / recover from injuries, how to support your gymnast’s growth and development, and how to help your child have a healthy relationship with food + body 

6x live Group Coaching Sessions

($1800 value) 
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During the course of our 3-months together we’ll walk step-by-step through the program together so that you can confidently learn everything you need to know about nutrition for your gymnast!  

Here’s how The Balanced Gymnast  Program  Works 

How it Works

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Fueling for Competition Season Workshop PLUS On-the-Go Restaurant Guide ($297 value) – the perfect thing to help your gymnast fuel before and during competitions the rest of the season! 

The Gymnast's Guide to Lab Testing, Supplements, and Endurance ($297 value) – Stop guessing and start testing!

Access to Bonus Workshops inside The Balanced Gymnast® Membership December 2023 through March 2024

These AMAZING limited-time bonuses!

You'll also get...

**For both options, we start live on March 12th, but you get immediate access to all materials and some bonus trainings**

apply today!
(monthly payments)
5 x $320

1 x 60-minute private nutrition coaching session at the start to the program

2 x 45-minute private follow up sessions covering labs, growth charting, fueling strategy and personalized recommendations

*Can use HSA/FSA and a chance we can bill insurance for a portion*

Plus!
apply today!
(monthly payments)
4 x $235

The 3 month group coaching program, immediate access to the online curriculum, and all the limited time bonuses

get access to:

The TBG Program + VIP 1:1 Coaching

The Upgrade!

The 3 month group
coaching program

IMMEDIATE access to the
online curriculum 

All the limited time bonuses

*Can use HSA/FSA*

get access to:

The TBG Program

Incredible Value!

Ready to join us?

WE ARE CREDENTIALED WITH THE FOLLOWING INSURANCE COMPANIES

Coverage varies on individual plans and benefits.

Parents are Raving

// Mom, Level 9 Gymnast

Nutrition is such a game changer. When everyone is doing the same hours and same skills, the adequately fueled athlete is ahead of the rest. Christina is a true expert and she wants to see your athlete succeed. We enjoyed the group sessions and the 1:1 were a lot more helpful than I was expecting. We are empowered with tools to have a great season. (Last season we had the team talk and implemented those strategies and our gymnast had an amazing season. This year we wanted to build on that and focus more because the return on investment was a such a good one.)” 

Hi, I’m Christina Anderson, MS, RDN, CSP, LD. I’m a board-certified pediatric/adolescent registered dietitian sports nutritionist . Like your gymnast (and maybe even you), I was a competitive gymnast for 9+ years.  It wasn’t until I become a Registered Dietitian Sports Nutritionist that I realized what I had been doing with my nutrition as a gymnast was the complete opposite of what I should have been doing.  

How could I (and my parents) have known? Especially when everyone else was doing the same as me.  I started my private practice working exclusively with the gymnasts and their parents who are serious about learning how to optimize nutrition and performance.  

I’m here to help you challenge commonly held beliefs around nutrition in the sport because you know, “this is how we’ve always done it” doesn’t mean it’s right.  If you’re worried about your gymnast’s risk of injury, constant muscle soreness, chronic fatigue, and irritability, or just their ability to reach their big goals + dreams… this program is made for you.  

A Note to Parents from Christina 

the reviews are in

// Mom, Level 9 Gymnast

Nutrition is such a game changer. When everyone is doing the same hours and same skills, the adequately fueled athlete is ahead of the rest. We enjoyed the group sessions and the 1:1 were a lot more helpful than I was expecting. We are empowered with tools to have a great season. Last season we had the team talk and implemented those strategies and our gymnast had an amazing season. This year we wanted to build on that and focus more because the return on investment was a such a good one.

Christina is a true expert and she wants to see your athlete succeed.

// Mom, Level 6 Gymnast

The aspect of the program that I loved best is that it doesn’t teach you a specific menu or diet or schedule—it teaches you tools that you can use to tailor fueling for performance to your daughter, family, and lifestyle. It taught me about flexibility as much as it taught my daughter about the importance of fueling to prevent injury and perform well. We are excited to continue to see progress as we put more and more tools to use!

We are excited to continue to see progress as we put more and more tools to use!

// Mom, Level 8 Gymnast

My 10-year-old daughter feels more confident in choosing her pre-workout snacks, is more diligent about eating a carb snack during longer training periods and is faithful with eating a recovery meal after training. Knowing that she is providing the fuel she needs to sustain her energy throughout the workout gives me peace of mind that she is taking care of her body now and setting the stage for a strong future.

I appreciate how Christina empowered my daughter to take control of her nutrition.

// Mom, Level 8 Gymnast

I am so impressed with this program!!! Seeing my daughter feel better is 100% worth it!!! She felt hopeless before we started. She was always having what we now know are repercussions of being under fueled! Her tendonitis is no longer bothering her, she has more energy than I have ever seen her have, and feels great before, during, and after practice! She is no longer cranky and tired all the time! Her attitude has changed remarkably!! She is still a teenager at times, but this is manageable!! Her grades have improved, too!!

My daughter tells everyone how much better she feels. I can’t say thank you enough!

// Mom, Level 8 Gymnast

We joined the VIP program to help make sure my daughters are getting the necessary nutrition and to help address nagging injuries. It’s been very helpful in not only learning fueling strategies but more importantly addressing underlying issues not only impacting gymnastics but also overall health. We now have more of a plan and tools and can definitely say I am 100% on board with the importance of labs!

Christina does a great job of explaining the science behind the why and how that ties into the way they feel.

This program will help! Gymnasts (especially teens) may not want to talk about nutrition because it’s deeply personal and they don’t want to feel judged. Often comments about food/bodies have already been made, and this program is a safe way to introduce new, healthy nutrition concepts without pressure. Plus you’ll learn so much from this program as a parent that you can implement on your own, as the preparer of food. 

What if my gymnast refuses to talk with me about nutrition, will this help?

No worries! We will have the replay posted as quickly as possible for you in the group platform. We do ask that you try and attend at least 4 of the 6 coaching calls live but understand if you are super busy or live in a time zone that makes it difficult. 

What if I can't make it to the live sessions?

We will meet for 60 minutes every other week (6 times in 12 weeks). You may also have 20-30 mins of “homework” with your gymnast between sessions. 

How much time per week is required to engage in the program?

If you are in the US you can use a HSA card to purchase the program. You can also submit a receipt for a FSA but we cannot guarantee payment; it is your responsibility to check with your insurance carrier. We are happy to provide a superbill if they need more information.

We can look into billing your insurance for part of the UPGRADE option that includes 1:1 sessions. We are in-network with BCBS, UHC, Cigna, and Aetna.  Coverage is never a guarantee of payment so we always ask  parents can comitt to the total cash price.

Can I use my health insurance for the program?

We have group members who see improvements in performance, nutrition, and relationship with food within the first 1-2 weeks! 

How soon can expect to see results with my gymnast?

Yes, at this time is because we cover how to avoid the female athlete triad and other topics specific to females. If you have a male gymnast please contact me.

Is this only for female gymnasts?

Got questions? I've got answers!

Frequently Asked Questions

**For both options, we start live on March 12th, but you get immediate access to all materials and some bonus trainings**

apply today!
(monthly payments)
5 x $320

1 x 60-minute private nutrition coaching session at the start to the program

2 x 45-minute private follow up sessions covering labs, growth charting, fueling strategy and personalized recommendations

*Can use HSA/FSA and a chance we can bill insurance for a portion*

Plus!
apply today!
(monthly payments)
4 x $235

The 3 month group coaching program, immediate access to the online curriculum, and all the limited time bonuses

get access to:

The TBG Program + VIP 1:1 Coaching

The Upgrade!

The 3 month group
coaching program

IMMEDIATE access to the
online curriculum 

All the limited time bonuses

*Can use HSA/FSA*

get access to:

The TBG Program

Incredible Value!

Ready to join us?

// Mom, Level 9 Gymnast

Nutrition is such a game changer. When everyone is doing the same hours and same skills, the adequately fueled athlete is ahead of the rest. Christina is a true expert and she wants to see your athlete succeed. We enjoyed the group sessions and the 1:1 were a lot more helpful than I was expecting. We are empowered with tools to have a great season. (Last season we had the team talk and implemented those strategies and our gymnast had an amazing season. This year we wanted to build on that and focus more because the return on investment was a such a good one.)” 

Parents are Raving