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Eat Right, Move Right, Six Week Sports Nutrition Course (EATRIGHT)

Course Description:

1.     Students will learn the basic science and biochemistry behind their food choices.  How do we use food for fuel.

2.     Students will determine their BMR, calorie needs and body fat percentage and be able to translate that into a food plan.

3.     Students will learn how to support energy, immune function, prevent injury and how to reduce risk for chronic illness.

4.     Students will learn practical tips for healthy living, eating out, food shopping, healthy cooking methods, recipe modification.

5.     Students will learn the truth about fad diets as well as how to lose or gain weight healthfully.

6.     Students will learn how to determine if a supplement is healthy and the truth behind the marketing of dangerous ergogenic aids.

7.     Students will learn how a healthy sports diet can help them achieve their dance, sports or lifestyle goals.

Instructor: Marie Scioscia
Location: By Zoom
Tuition: $270
Course Book: Eat Right Dance Right, by Marie Scioscia, M.S., R.D.
Notes: Weekly PowerPoints will be sent to class participants as added learning material. 

Marie Elena Scioscia, M.S., R.D., CDN. holds a Master of Science degree from New York University in clinical nutrition. She is a Registered Dietitian, and is certified and licensed by New York State to practice dietetics. Her clinical internship includes working at the acclaimed Dean Ornish Program for Cardiac Rehabilitation at Beth Israel Hospital in Manhattan. Currently, Ms. Scioscia is in private practice. She ran nutrition services for Manhattan Plaza Health Club for 11 years. She was consulting nutritionist for the New York City Ballet from 2003 - 2005. Currently, she is the nutritionist for the Alvin Ailey Dance Theater. Ms. Scioscia provides individual counseling as well as group instruction. Her areas of expertise include sports nutrition, eating disorders, women's health, weight loss and cardiovascular disease. She has lectured extensively on a variety of nutrition, health, and exercise subjects for the Brooklyn VA Hospital, Beth Israel Hospital, the YWCA's of New York, the American Red Cross, and for corporations such as Group Health Incorporated and On-Site Fitness, Incorporated. She is also a frequent contributing writer for Pointe Magazine and Dance Spirit Magazine and sits on the advisory board of Pointe Magazine. Ms. Scioscia has been active in the fitness field since 1986 working as a teacher and private trainer. Her credentials include fitness certifications through the American Council on Exercise and Marymount Manhattan College. She is also a continuing education provider for the American Council on Exercise, and conducts educational workshops for certified trainers in New York. Her industry presentations include Master Classes at Canyon Ranch Spa, World Gym, the Metro Sports Fitness Convention, and the national Dance Teachers Association convention. She has taught flexibility training workshops for dancers at Marymount Manhattan College as well as for Manhattan Motion Dancers. She currently teaches her Dynamic Definitions classes at The Ripley Grier Studios on West 72nd Street in New York city as well as doing personal training for clients in New York city. Prior to entering the fitness and nutrition fields, Marie Elena worked in New York and regionally as an actress and dancer for twelve years before becoming an adjunct professor at Pace University where she lectured and taught dance for two years.



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