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JOIN THE BALANCED GYMNAST® 

VIP Nutrition Program

(For Levels 5/6-10)

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

You can! 

Hi, I’m Christina a Registered Dietitian Sports Nutritionist and former gymnast. 

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

No more stressing, second guessing, or fighting over food.

Help your gymnast learn to use nutrition to optimize performance and longevity in the sport!

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.)
Mom, Level 9

The Balanced Gymnast® VIP Program is for you IF…

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

As the parent of a competitive gymnast, more than likely you have NEVER been taught about how to help your gymnast fuel for peak performance. That’s why your gymnast is frequently tired, sore, at risk for injury, and has a bad attitude (your child is hangry and under-fueled, not actually mad at you). 


If you’re having a lightbulb moment right now, you belong in the Balanced® Gymnast VIP Nutrition Program (For Levels 5/6-10).

“My biggest struggle was how to fuel her for 5-hour workouts. There is so much misinformation about diet and my gymnasts were being difficult with their fueling. 

A huge win for me was learning that carbs in practice are necessary and they need to add food to their overall nutrition and not just supplements. Also helping my gymnasts understand that fun foods are acceptable in moderation was really important to me.” 

Mom, level 10 gymnasts

What You’ll Learn in

The Balanced Gymnast® VIP Nutrition Program

This 3-month nutrition coaching program for the parents of gymnasts in levels 6-10 will teach you how to fuel your gymnast for peak performance + longevity in the sport!

By the time the program ends you’ll know how to:

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Build meals and snacks that are nutritionally appropriate for your gymnast (and enjoyable to eat)

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Prevent under-fueling that can lead to complications like injury, female athlete triad (low energy + menstrual dysfunction + low bone density) or Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport (RED-S)

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Monitor your gymnast's growth and development to ensure proper fueling (in a way that doesn’t irritate your gymnast)

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Choose supplements your gymnast may need for optimal performance, energy, and endurance (not every gymnast needs the same supplements)

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

The first month of working together, I started noticing my daughter had more energy at school, and at home. she was just more present and not so zombie-like on her rest days. So that was great. I was really happy.
Then the last few weeks, she was coming out of gymnastics after x2 training a day smiling and singing in the car and when I would have a little look at her in the gym she was floating around and just happy.
AND THEN finally it happened, her coach told me how she noticed my daughters change in energy at gym. she wasn’t a zombie at that second practice and just had more strength to give by the end (love that intra workout fuel)
I’m so happy with this program.
Mom, Jr International Elite

Here’s how The Balanced Gymnast® VIP Nutrition Program Works

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! 

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6 x live weekly group coaching sessions ($1800 value)

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

Spring 2023 Dates: Tuesdays at 6:00PM MST/8PM EST 2/28, 3/14, 3/28, 4/11, 4/25, 5/9

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Private Community Group for support throughout ($297 value)

  • 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 and also connect with other parents.
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2 months FREE of The Balanced Gymnast® Meal Planner Subscription

  • You’ll get 30+ new meal & snack recipes each month designed with the gymnast in mind!
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Lifetime access to The Balanced Gymnast® Method Course ($549 value)

  • 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

  • Tons of recipes and a nutrition checklist

  • BONUS training on growth, fueling for competition season, and more! 
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And these AMAZING limited-time bonuses!

 

  • 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! 
  • Access to Bonus Workshops inside The Balanced Gymnast® Membership March through May 2023
    • March 2023: Endurance, Fatigue, and Lab Testing
    • April 2023: Supplements + Advanced Nutrition Strategies 
    • May 2023: Summer Training Nutrition Workshop

INCREDIBLE VALUE 

GET ACCESS TO

-The 3 month group coaching program

-Lifetime access to the online course

  4 x $210

(monthly payments)

 

We start in February 28th

(you get immediate access to all materials)

1:1 COACHING UPGRADE

GET ACCESS TO

-The 3 month group coaching program

-Lifetime access to the online course

-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

  5 x $270

(monthly payments)

We start in February 28th

(you get immediate access to all materials)

WHAT PARENTS ARE SAYING

Christina helped our gymnast properly fuel her body with foods that she already enjoys. We love that Christina takes a “real life” approach to nutrition, no weird “super healthy” recipes that no gymnast is going to eat.

Her meal/snack ideas make it so simple to prepare food for the day, something that I already don’t love doing. 

Mom, Level 9 Gymnast

My biggest struggle was how to fuel her for 5 hour workouts. 

There is so much misinformation about diet and my gymnasts were being difficult with their fueling.

A huge win for me was learning that carbs in practice are necessary and they need to add food for overall nutrition and not just supplements. Also, helping my gymnasts understand the fun foods are acceptable in moderation was really important to me. 

Mom, Level 10 gymnasts

My daughter feels safe and connected, not afraid to speak to Christina about her food and body image struggles as a high level gymnast. We love Christina as her nutrition advice is realistic and backed up by science.
Mom, Level 9 Gymnast

This program could NOT have come at a more perfect time. My gymnast has matured from kid to pre-teen this year, increased training hours, and is thriving as an optionals level gymnast. This coaching program brought awareness to the physical and mental changes my gymnast is going through, how both tie into nutrition needs, and how to better monitor her health. Coach Christina provided awareness and tools to equip me when talking with my gymnasts coaches, pediatrician, and strength coach. I highly recommend the program!
Parents, Level 6 gymnast

Learning the performance plate method has helped help me in ensuring my gymnast is fueling properly for the work she does in the gym. I had no idea how lacking her breakfasts were and she since she’s doesn’t like traditional breakfast foods, we felt stuck. Once we started checking all the boxes of what she needed at breakfast time with more out of the box options suggested by Christina, it changed the whole trajectory of her day! Christina teaching us how to get our gymnast to buy-in to properly fueling took the pressure off us as parents, and empowered her to take ownership of her nutrition.

Add individual feedback

Mom, Level 8 Gymnast

The VIP program has been a game changer for my gymnast! It seems like common sense now, but I had no idea just how much of a role nutrition plays in injuries and her overall health in this sport. We’ve both learned so much and my gymnast has noticed a big difference in her energy levels and ability to focus both at gym and with school!
Mom, Level 8 Gymnast

TBG VIP program has been a fantastic resource not only for my gymnast but for me as well. I’ve realized that I have a less-than-ideal relationship with food that’s caused me a lot of anxiety over the years. This program is forcing me to rethink how I view food as it relates to my gymnast and me. In terms of the program itself, we’ve gotten incredible benefits from the performance-fueling strategies in and around practices and meets, fueling for injury prevention, information on puberty and growth, and lab testing (my daughter was recently diagnosed with a vitamin D deficiency that we probably wouldn’t have found otherwise) among other things. There’s a plethora of helpful information in the course videos and PDFs and the Facebook group has been invaluable. Plus, my daughter loved the bonus cooking class! I can safely say that I 100% recommend this course.
Mom, Level 6 Gymnast

I love Christina’s approach to nutrition for the gymnast and not focusing on ‘bad’ foods. To be able to adjust to my own gymnast and understand more about fueling for performance. I am excited to build a healthy relationship with food for her.
Mom, Level 5

A Note to Parents from Christina

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. 

See you inside!

Christina Crowder Anderson
This program clearly outlines why proper nutrition is so important. Learning the impact of proper nutrition on performance in the gym, injury recovery, energy levels, overall health and development etc. have all helped my gymnast “buy in” to eating better and taking ownership of her nutrition. This program revealed just how under-fueled my daughter was and we have been able to take active steps to correct it with great guidance and feedback from Christina.

Not eating properly wasn’t intentional but we were basing her food intake on hunger… which was insufficient for her daily energy expenditure in the gym. We had always been taught to eat when you’re hungry and stop eating when you feel full, but this philosophy wasn’t giving her enough food.

Thanks to the fueling guidelines Christina provided, my daughter is now more intentional in her eating and making better food choices. I no longer have to nag her to eat before practice, which is such a relief! She has had several nagging injuries that never seemed to completely go away. Since improving her nutrition, her pain has improved and we are much more optimistic that she will be able to compete for years to come. My daughter is 14 years old and a Level 10 and I only wish we’d found this program sooner… better nutrition may have spared her some of her injuries!

Mom, Level 10

Frequently Asked Questions

Is this only for female gymnasts?
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.
How much time per week is required to engage in the program?
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 soon can expect to see results with my gymnast?
We have group members who see improvements in performance, nutrition, and relationship with food within the first 1-2 weeks! 
What if my gymnast refuses to talk with me about nutrition, will this help?
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 I can't make it to the live sessions?
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. 
Can I use my health insurance for 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 insuranc for part of the UPGRADE option that includes 1:1 sessions, but we cannot guarentee coverage and ask parents can comitt to the total cash price.

INCREDIBLE VALUE 

GET ACCESS TO

-The 3 month group coaching program

-Lifetime access to the online course

  4 x $210

(monthly payments)

We start in February 28th

(you get immediate access to all materials)

1:1 COACHING UPGRADE

GET ACCESS TO

-The 3 month group coaching program

-Lifetime access to the online course

-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

  5 x $270

(monthly payments)

We start in February 28th

(you get immediate access to all materials)