My Health Journey
I have been involved in sports since the age of 5! That’s over 40 years of experience in sports at varying capacities, from youth athletics to Olympic Champion and World Record Holder to motivational speaker, mentor, and educator.
Most of my childhood was spent alternating between practice, school, sleep, eat and then repeating it all. My parents did the best they could to support me, but the knowledge they had was limited. Years of training without proper recovery strategies, lack of nutritional awareness, and zero attention to my emotional and spiritual needs left me sick and tired.
If I only knew then what I know now…
Hi, I’m Anita!
I’m a Functional Nutrition & Wellness Expert who had to go through a major health breakdown to understand the powerful role our wellbeing plays in our lives. Following my Gold, Silver and Bronze medals and World Records in the 1992 Olympic Games, life as I knew it came to a screeching halt.
The elite, Olympic-level body I once experienced was gone, and fatigue, despair, and chronic illness had taken its place during a decade of “mystery illnesses” that followed my Olympic debut. There were days I’d sleep for 13 hours and still wake up exhausted. I experienced chronic sinus infections, colds,
The Struggle was Real!
I went to every major health institution in the U.S. and got no answers for almost 10 years!
Chronic sickness became my new normal. I was on one antibiotic after the other with ZERO success. Watch my video below to see more.
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All of my suffering during that time served a HUGE PURPOSE. I learned that we have nothing without our health, vitality, and intuition.
Other than diagnosing me with chronic fatigue syndrome, doctors couldn’t help me. With unrelenting determination, I set out to resolve my own health problems.
I didn’t understand it then, but my endless drive to get to the bottom of my own health issues gave birth to my life purpose: to help others feel and perform their best in sport and life. To help young athletes maximize their health & performance and awaken their intuition is my passion.
My healing began by making the connection between what I ate and how I felt, my health began to change. I grew up on Fruity Pebbles, fish sticks, and my mom’s chicken pot pie – a very standard American upbringing. I had to go through a major transformation, a mindset shift, and much more to recover my health, which gave me the ability to help others make that same shift.
My mindset shift around food was the beginning of a decade long quest to heal myself–top to bottom and inside and out.
Through my programs and signature Power Plate Formula® for mealtime success, I give athletes, parents of athletes, and coaches a forward-thinking approach to athlete fueling, recovery, and mental preparedness for sustained high performance.
I help athletes tap into the one missing link that rarely gets talked about in athletic circles: their intuition.
A 5D Athlete seeks higher knowledge around these core tenants:
I teach athletes formulas and systems that work for busy schedules and the real-life challenges of high-level athletics.
THE OFFICIAL BIO
Anita swept the cycle (gold, silver, and bronze) at the 1992 Olympics, is an Elite member of the ISHOF and has spent three NFL seasons as a Nutrition Consultant. Challenged by a series of “mystery illnesses” following the 1992 Olympics, Anita rediscovered her health through food. After working with top-tier high-performers like athletes and corporate executives for 12 years, Anita founded Champion Power Programs, where she teaches and coaches other high-performers on how to reach and stay at the top of their game using her signature Power Plate Formula® and other strategies for sustained health and success.
- 40+ years of experience in sports
- Certified Holistic Nutrition Specialist
- Certified Life Coach
- Certified Essential Oil Coach
- Corporate Speaker
- Corporate Wellness Program Creator
- Nutrition Coach to Olympians, UFC Fighters, NFL Players, Fit from Foodies, and Teen Athletes