We are so happy to have Kelli Jennings as part of our Loving the Bike Team. She is our nutrition guru and responsible for the majority of our weekly nutrition tips. You’ll also find a few regular posts by her as well, including a great one on Daily Nutrition vs Training Nutrition.
Kelli is a Registered Dietitian with a passion for healthy eating, wellness, & sports nutrition. She is an avid athlete herself, and has become a leader and expert in the field of Sports Nutrition for endurance athletes. Her journey started with graduating from the University of Northern Colorado with a degree in Dietetics, earning a residency at Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington, DC, and accepting a position from George Washington University Hospital as a clinical dietitian specilizing in cardiac disease, neurology, neonates, and diabetes. From there, she began a private practice to focus on preventative nutrition, wellness and endurance sports (Apex Nutrition).
While living in the mountain sport mecca of Crested Butte, Colorado, she quickly become a competitve athlete in endurance sports and began fine-tuning her expertise to help herself and other excel in health and performance. She has studied and worked in a variety of nutrition areas and is accredited by the Commission on Dietetic Registration.
Outside of work, Kelli loves living with her husband and 2 boys in Colorado where she spends her free time backcountry skiing, mountaineering, cycling, cooking, reading and mountain biking. She’s often found in the midst of her own long distance mountain bike adventure and occasionally competing in a race like the Crested Butte Classic (’09 2nd place female finisher, 19th place overall). Or, just pulling her kids up a nice road climb in their Chariot. With a love of all things mountain, she spends a lot of time in the backcountry and has climbed all 54 summits of Colorado’s 14,000 foot peaks (including 8 snow climb/ski desents). These activities give her plenty of challenge and balance with the added bonus of an opportunity to perfect endurance sports nutrition plans and sports nutrition recipes.