On this episode I speak with sports nutritionist and World’s Strongest Woman competitor Jennie Cwikla. Jennie is also the owner of Valkyrie Athletics, a company that specializes in working with elite level athletes. She and I discuss eating for performance, realistic expectations, and common nutrition misconceptions.
While in college studying exercise science, Jennie found herself in a position where she was not the person she knew she should be. She was over 200 lbs. and not eating the way she knew she should. Jennie said that was her rock bottom and was determined to make a change for the better.
In 2008 Jennie started running boot camp classes and competing in figure competitions. Jennie even got involved with extreme weight loss studies for infomercials like Nordictrack and other fitness equipment.
In 2010 Jennie competed in her first sanctioned World’s Strongest Woman competition, which she ended up winning. That was the springboard into her career. She went on to win Arizona’s Strongest Woman, and tied for 5th in The World’s Strongest Woman competition.
Jennie is the owner of Valkyrie Athletics, a company that specializes in helping elite level athletes with programing and nutrition.