Our Fit Business of the week is Marquette Nutrition & Fitness. Providing services for a wide range of people, conditions, and lifestyles, Marquette Nutrition & Fitness can help you reach your nutrition and fitness goals!

How long have you been in business: 2.5 years

Where are you located: 8700 Manchaca Rd, Suite 402, 78748 (south Austin, corner of Manchaca and Davis Lane in the Grand Oaks Office Condominiums)

What are your specific services: Regarding nutrition counseling, I specialize in celiac, food allergies/sensitivities, polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), sports and vegetarian nutrition. I offer face-to-face, telephone, and online counseling. Nutrition plans developed during appointments involve complete nutrition assessments of the person’s current eating habits, interpretation of lab work (if applicable), supplement suggestions, example menus, recipes, etc. My nutrition credentials are “registered dietitian” (RD, which is national), and “licensed dietitian” (LD, which is through the state of TX). Regarding fitness, I work w/anywhere from beginners who are just trying to get more physically fit to more advanced amateur athletes primarily in endurance sports; I help set up fitness plans/work out schedules depending on what the person’s goals are. This may entail demonstrations of exercises to do, photos of the exercise positions, videos, etc. It may also entail “live” workouts at tracks and/or neighborhoods for runs. My fitness credentials include being a certified health fitness specialist through the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM – sort of like an advanced personal trainer certification) and USA Fit certified running coach.

What is your style/philosophy: I have been trained in “Intrinsic Coaching,” which means I work in partnership with my clients to help them reach their goals. Plans that are developed are meant to be realistic, but still challenging enough to get results. Each visit we evaluate what worked from the previous visit, what can be improved, and if any adjustments to our plans need to be made.

What is the typical profile of your clients: Adult men and women between the ages of 30 and 55.

What are the benefits: Increased strength, reaching new fitness milestones (e.g. completing first marathon, first triathlon, etc.), improved energy, improved feeling of well-being (often times this is related to digestive health – my clients frequently get relief from bloating, gas, diarrhea), improved skin appearance (frequently diminished acne and other skin problems), reduced body fat, and weight loss/gain (depending on the goal).

What should clients expect at their first session? How should they prepare? The first session typically lasts 1 to 1.5 hours and involves a complete nutrition and/or fitness assessment (depending on what they want the appointment for). To prepare, they should fill out the forms available online at http://www.marquettenutrition.com/about/forms

Do you offer a trial or initial consultation? What’s the best way for new clients to get started? I offer free 20 minute phone “pre-qualifying” consults to determine if we are a good fit to work together. The best way to get started is to contact me via the website contact form (http://www.marquettenutrition.com/contact ) or call directly at 512.468.4338.

How do clients pay? Per class? Per month? Clients who buy an entire package up front get a discounted price; otherwise there are various payment plans depending on which package they purchase.

Anything else you would like to include to help readers get a better understanding of your business and services: I currently have a few ebooks and audio books for women with PCOS available on the website store, and hope to expand these offerings in to my other specialty areas by the end of the year. I will also be offering online “webinars” on various topics around the end of August.

Check out this video from Marquette Nutrition & Fitness: Is Food Making you Sick?  Food Sensitivities and Allergies

Also, be sure to keep an on eye on the Marquette Nutrition website (http://www.marquettenutrition.com) as Christine Marquette will be of hosting a free webinar at the end of July!

Marquette Nutrition & Fitness is now listed on MyFitList – check out their profile page: http://www.myfitlist.com/find/detail/marquette-nutrition-fitness

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