Nanci S. Guest MSc, RD, CSCS is a Registered Dietitian, Certified Personal Trainer and Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, and the owner of "Power Play - Nutrition, Fitness, Performance" in Toronto, ON / Vancouver, B.C. Since 1995 Nanci has provided individuals and the community with nutritional consulting and personal training services, as well as seminars, research services, product development and various publications. Nanci works with the general public as well as athletes of all levels including professional / national level individuals and teams.
SERVICE TO THE MEDIA - Nanci is available for written / live interviews, TV appearances, commercials, seminars, marketing projects and more.... please call / email for more info
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WINTER NEWS: I've started my PhD at U of Toronto. My area of research will focus on Nutrition, Genetics and Athletic Performance - more details to come this winter.
International News Summer 2012 - As a leader in advanced Sports Nutrition , Nanci has been working with the Russian Olympic Committee / Russian National Teams in various winter sports at training camps throughout Europe, USA and Canada in preparation for Sochi 2014.
Team Dietitian for the Women's National Field Hockey Team
Watch this team as the compete internationally, improve their performance through state-of-the art training techniques and dietary strategies to maximize performance.
2010 OLYMPICS CONSULTANT / ATHLETE'S VILLAGE SUPERVISING DIETITIAN
Nanci Guest was the supervising dietitian in the Vancouver Athlete's Village cafeteria / medical center at the 2010 Winter Olympics. Over 4 years, Nanci had the official position as Head Sports Nutrition Consultant for preparation and service to Canadian and foreign athletes prior to and during the 2010 Olympics and Paralympics held in Vancouver / Whistler. She also co-authored the latest IOC (International Olympic Committee) Athlete's Nutrition Guide, as part of the IOC Nutrition Working Group, which will be distributed to all of the coaching staff and athlete's attending the 2010 Winter Olympics and Paralympics.
Nanci also attended the October, 2010 consensus meeting for nutrition and athletic performance at the International Olympic Committee Medical Commission headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland. She joined the world's top researchers and experts in sport nutrition from over ten different countries to discuss the latest advances in sport nutrition - proceedings of this meeting are published in the Journal of Sport Science Supplement Fall 2011
NUTRITIONAL CONSULTING / DIETARY ANALYSIS / RELATED SERVICES
Nutrition Services from a qualified professional – Nanci is a Registered Dietitian and is a member of Dieittians of Canada, the College of Dietitians of British Columbia and the College of Dietitians of Ontario. Nutritional consulting, dietary analyses, seminars and grocery store tours offered to individuals, families, team mates, school / sport team groups and more. Nanci aids clients of all ages in optimizing their nutritional profile to prevent disease, lose body fat, gain muscle, improve work productivity and much more. She has a special interest in nutrition for athletic performance and has worked with a wide spectrum of athletes from children to national level and professional athletes.
PERSONAL TRAINING / STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING COACHING
In addition to nutrition-related services, personal training services are also provided to the general public, as well as more advanced strength and conditioning programs for recreational and competitive athletes. These services are provided at fitness facilities in the GTA, or in the privacy of your home, office or residence gym. OUTDOOR BOOTCAMP (Park/Beach) training still available FALL 2012 in Leaside (SunnyBrook Park). All equipment is provided for in-home training. Toronto locations are state of the art facilities that include "Pure Fitness" in Leaside.
ARTICLES, SEMINARS, PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT, MEDIA SERVICES AND MORE...
Nanci provides seminar presentations, research services and consulting for the development of sports nutrition foods and products. Nanci was the creator of OptimumTM ReboundTM Post-Exercise cereal by Nature’s Path (winner of 2006 healthy innovation “Canadian Grand Prix New Products” reward). Nanci has written over 100 articles on health, fitness and nutrition - see publications below.
In addition, she frequently presents seminars and educational workshops locally and across Canada at:
Nanci has a special interest in nutrition and athletic performance. She works with National Teams in Canada and abroad and is involved with Olympics preparation for athletes worldwide. She has also presented to various amateur and NHL hockey players at summer and rookie camps through her former affiliation with Twist Conditioning Inc. www.sport-specific.com (owned by Peter Twist - former Vancouver Canucks Strength & Conditioning Coach). Nanci also serves as the on call nutritionist for various fitness clubs, running clubs and private institutions in Toronto, ON and Vancouver, BC.
o School of Human Kinetics – University of British Columbia
HKIN 489 (Sports Nutrition)
o Kinesiology and Physical Education Department – University College of the Fraser Valley
KPE 260 (Introductory Nutrition)
KPE 460 (Disease & Nutrition; Sports Nutrition)
2011: The Winter Sport Section for the 2011 YOUTH OLYMPIC GAMES - IOC "Nutrition Guidelines for Youth Olympic Sports" to be distributed to athletes, coaches and support staff attending the 2011 Youth Olympic Games in Innsbruck, Austria.
2009: For the 2010 OLYMPICS Nanci co-authored the IOC "Nutrition Guidelines for Winter Olympic Sports" to be distributed to athletes, coaches and support staff attending 2010 and available for the years to follow.
2005: Master of Science Thesis: Dietary Restraint and Stress Fractures in Women Runners. International Journal of Sports Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism. Volume 15 (2), page 147-159.
Monthly Column: Fitness Trainer Canada, Fitness Business Canada, Vancouver View
Frequent Articles: Oxygen, Chatelaine, Shape, REPS, GLOW, National newspapers, local publications, newsletters and various health and sport websites
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University of Toronto
o PhD (Nutritional Science, genetics, exercise physiology) - 2015
University of British Columbia (UBC)
o Bachelor of Science (Agriculture) -- 1995
o Bachelor of Science (Dietetics) -- 1999
o Master of Science (Human Nutrition) -- 2004
o 2 years (2000-2002) of undergraduate and graduate courses in Human Kinetics (exercise physiology/ athletic performance/ training injuries/ bioenergetics)
o Completion of dietetic internship and dietetic competencies in Vancouver and Toronto 2005-2007
o Registered Dietitian with membership to the College of Dietitians of British Columbia and the College of Dietitians of Ontario.
Continuing Education Over the past 18 years Nanci has attended over 150 local and international workshops and conferences, in the areas of nutrition, health, fitness and advanced sport nutrition and athletic conditioning.
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Personal Training / Athletic Conditioning Certifications:
o American Council on Exercise (ACE)
o British Columbia Recreation and Parks Association (BCRPA)
o Canadian Fitness Professionals Association (CANFITPRO)
o CSCS: Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist designation with the National Strength and Conditioning Association (USA) in order to work with more advanced athletes.