Frequently Asked Questions

Do you take health insurance?

Can I work with you for less than 3 months?

What if I cannot afford to work with you one-on-one?

Where is your office?

What is the difference between a registered dietitian and a nutritionist?

What is the difference between a kinesiologist and a personal trainer?

Please click here with any questions or concerns that are not listed here. I will get back to you within 48 hours.

 

Do you take health insurance?

Unfortunately, I do not take health insurance. All clients are responsible for paying the monthly fee out-of-pocket. Many insurance companies cover dietitian services, but only some cover kinesiology services. Check with your insurance provider to see what you can get covered. 

Can I work with you for less than 3 months for one-on-one coaching?

No, I recommended all clients work with me for a minimum of 3 months in order to make lasting, life-long changes. Unfortunately, lasting changes aren’t made overnight (I wish!).

What if I cannot afford to work with you one-on-one?

Check out my workshop Triathlon Nutrition 101 here

Where is your office?

My office is a virtual one. I am only an email away!

What if I want to see someone in-person?

Check here for CSEP (Canadian Society of Exercise Physiology) certified trainers near you. If you choose to find someone elsewhere, be sure to check into the individual's educational background. 

Check here for Registered Dietitians near you. Be sure to check into the individual's educational background if they call themselves a nutrition consultant or a nutritionist. 

What is the difference between a registered dietitian and a nutritionist? 

In Alberta, Nova Scotia, and Quebec, a registered dietitian and a nutritionist are the same thing.

However, in other provinces, the title "nutritionist" isn't protected and so it can be used by anyone regardless of education or practical training. 

 

Registered dietitians, just like medical doctors and nurses, are accountable to provincial regulatory bodies to provide up-to-date, science-based, and ethical nutrition care plans.  

What is the difference between a kinesiologist and a personal trainer? 

Kinesiologists are human movement specialists. They are required to obtain a bachelor's degree in human movement and obtain at least 200 hours of practical training in order to become a member of the Alberta Kinesiology Association. 

A personal trainer is a title that can be used by anyone regardless of education, practical training, or certification. For example, a personal trainer can have a bachelor's degree in kinesiology and is a member of the Canadian Society of Exercise Physiology or they can have a high school diploma and took an online personal training certificate over the weekend. 

You want to choose someone who has the education of human movement in addition to practical experience to ensure you are receiving the safest exercise advice.