Moniqu Ryan

Personalized Sports Nutrition Counseling

Programs begin with an initial consultation to review and assess the nutritional demands of your training program, your athletic goals, and your medical, nutrition, and diet history. You will be provided with a personalized sports-specific nutrition plan. Follow-up appointments are provided for ongoing nutrition education and development of your nutrition program as your training seasons progresses up to competition. The sports-specific nutrition plan addresses:

  • Energy requirements for specific training days and training cycles
  • Nutrition strategies for optimal recovery
  • Hydration, electrolyte, and fueling plan during training and for competition
  • Body composition changes: Weight loss, body fat loss, muscle building
  • Pre-exercise/ training nutrition
  • Competition nutrition
  • Sports nutrition products
  • Ergogenic aids
  • Vitamin and mineral supplementation

Programs are provided for athletes involved in a variety of sports, including endurance sports, team sports, winter sports, and skill oriented sports. Monique works with adolescent, teen, adult, and masters athletes.

Food Sensitivity Testing

Food sensitivity testing for all non IgE food reactions for athletes struggling with GI disorders such as Irritible Bowel Syndrome (IBS), ulcerative colitis, crohn’s disease, as well as migraines/headaches, and other inflammatory conditions. Athletes can also benefit if they are experiencing pain and inflammation which is triggered by food and/or chemicals in your everyday (even healthy) diet. The MRT test is personalized and combined with the LEAP protocol, and a phased oligoantigenic/immunocalm elimination diet for optimal results.

Laboratory Testing

Optimal nutritional status is a vital foundation of health and performance. SpectraCell’s micronutrient test is an innovative assessment of nutritional status and evaluate’s how your white blood cells respond to over 32 vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and antioxidants. This test considers individual differences in metabolism age, genetics, medication use, absorption rate, and other factors. This allows for personalized food and supplement recommendations and can impact athletic performance and recovery by correcting identified nutrient deficiencies.

Programs for:

Endurance Sports

Monique has worked with hundreds of athletes participating in endurance sports including top amateur competitors, and professional athletes and teams. She has consulted with USA Cycling and USA Triathlon and was a member of their Performance Enhancement Teams for the 2004 Athens Olympics.

  • Triathlon (all distances)
  • Road Cycling, Track Cycling, Mountain Biking and Cyclo-cross
  • Running (all distances)
  • Swimming
  • Adventure Racing
  • Rowing

Team Sports

Monique has consulted with the Chicago Fire Soccer Team and professional basketball and baseball players. She has worked with athletes participating in team sports at the high school, collegiate, and club levels.

  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Baseball
  • Football
  • Ice Hockey
  • Volleyball
  • Field Hockey
  • Softball
  • Lacrosse

Winter Sports

Monique has worked with recreational and competitive athletes participating in winter sports.

  • Cross-country skiing
  • Alpine Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Speed Skating

Acrobatic, and High Skill Sports

  • Figure skating
  • Ballet
  • Gymnastics
  • Martial Arts
  • Fencing
  • Golf
  • Tennis