About


   

   

Hi, I’m Nicole Rodriguez, RDN, NASM-CPT, wife, mother of one, and disco-funk enthusiast. 

Food and fitness have been my two greatest loves for as long as I can remember.  Grocery shopping (on a tight budget) with my health-conscious mom and picking tomatoes in my grandmother’s garden are some of my fondest childhood memories.  My aunt, proud owner and lead trainer of her own gym, was my absolute idol.  I’ve been emulating her ab workouts and coveting her life in spandex since I was six.

Exercise is something I look forward to every day – almost as much as I look forward to my next meal.  Not everyone shares that first sentiment, but most of us have the second one in common.  Show me a person who doesn’t love to eat, and you’ve shown me someone I probably don’t trust.

I have no transformation story to share – just a sane, healthy attitude toward eating and working out that can work for almost anyone. 


Food
Philosophy

There are no “good” and “bad” foods. 

Are there foods that are worth eating more often for the sake of overall health, and others that are best left in the “sometimes” or “treat” category?  Absolutely.  But there are no “bad” foods.

 

Eat food.

Toss the shakes, bars, powders, cleansing teas, and any product that’s sabotaging your relationship with food.  Good nutrition starts with a commitment to FOOD. 

 

Plan your meals around vegetables.

Think of veggies as the stars of the show.  Lean proteins and grains are the supporting cast.  Shine the spotlight on vegetables at the majority of your meals.  Don’t be surprised when your waistline shrinks and your energy improves.

 

Do the best you can, where you are, with what you have.

Good health and nutrition don’t exclusively exist at natural food chains and farmers markets.  Whether you shop at a big box retailer, a supermarket, or a corner store, I’ll help you make the best food choices that fit your lifestyle.

 

Move your body.

Whether it’s resistance training, calisthenics, or getting reacquainted with your favorite sport, designating time to exercise is non-negotiable.


Services

Whether you’re looking to drop a few pounds, get ready for a big event, or simply take the first step toward better health, I can help.  I take great pride in cultural awareness and with respect for lifestyle and budget, I offer guidance tailored specifically toward YOUR needs.

 

Grocery Store Tours and Pantry Makeovers

Confused by nutrition labels, food trends, and the seemingly millions of choices? I will help you navigate your “foodscape” and make the best choices for you and your family.  Let me stock your pantry for meal-planning success.

 

Meal Planning

Make the most of your groceries and kitchen tools with easy recipes and food prep methods. 

 

One-on-One Nutrition Coaching

Stay on track with coaching that fits your schedule.  Sessions available in-person, via Skype, and over the phone.

 

Personal and Small-Group Fitness Training

Email me at nicole@enjoyfoodenjoylife.com for rates.