The Weak Link
The properly fueled and hydrated body is an amazing specimen capable of breaking barriers and beating out the best in competition. Through a combination of cutting edge research, science, and a comprehensive needs-analysis, Ilona will help you improve your endurance, speed, recovery and overall energy levels.
The key to improving your performance is to finding weak links. What is currently holding you back? Are you fatigue between training sessions and recover slowly? Are you looking to reduce your body fat or aim to gain lean muscle mass? What is the "why" for your desire of personal change?
The Big Picture
Improving energy and performance means looking at the big picture. There is no one single nutrition program for an individual or an endurance athlete. We can have two athletes on similar training programs and they may not necessarily have the same nutritional demands to achieve success. For this reason, I assess many different factors when I work with an athlete to find out what makes each individual tick.
Therefore, be flexible and avoid nutritional dogmas and labels for yourself. Have an open mind to new experiences inside and outside of the kitchen, as well as changes in the ever-evolving field of nutrition.
The Unique Approach
I care about you and your long term goals and successes. My approach is rooted in evidence-based nutrition science with a foundation in intuitive eating—understanding and cultivating a connection between how meals impact our bodies, fitness and mental health.
It's important to develop a program that fits your lifestyle, is realistic and achievable. Whether you are competing, or training through the winter or for fun, duration and intensity of the sport and your distinctive health situations will determine your individual nutritional requirements. The program is then customized to meet the needs of your body and the demands of your sport at various times throughout the training/racing season.