Hey! I’m Chelsea. I live in Boston, and I am a NASM certified Personal Trainer and Registered Dietitian Nutritionist to be (#RD2Be)! I began my fitness career as a personal trainer at one of the top fitness industry leaders, Equinox luxury gyms. I have been working in the fitness industry for the past 5+ years.
I completed my Master’s degree in Food Policy and Applied Nutrition (FPAN) at Tufts University and the Didactics Program in Dietetics (DPD) certificate at Simmons College to become a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN). Here’s a little excerpt from my statement of purpose so you get the idea of why I’m studying this:
“Nutritious food should bolster our abilities; comfort food should not be a crutch to lean on. How can we teach children and adults to enjoy and respect their food, from seed to plate to compost, among generations, between families, across cultures, and worldwide?
In pursing my Master’s in Agriculture, Food and Environment, I want to address these concerns through the study of nutrition and agriculture—and the science, culture, and policies that affect our relationship with food—so that we can better educate individuals and communities on how to incorporate a healthy and sustainable food system into our daily lives. I want to contribute to research, policies, and public education by addressing society’s growing disconnect from our food system, our food culture, and our land.”
I’m an aggie (agriculture student) at heart, so I originally applied to the Agriculture, Food and Environment program, but decided to switch to the FPAN program to focus more on nutrition. For my undergraduate degree, I attended Cornell University, where I studied Environmental Science, International Agriculture, and Global Health. At Cornell, I was also introduced to breakdancing. Subsequently, my opinions and ideas about food and nutrition are influenced by my experiences and studies in sustainable agriculture, and my style of training is influenced by my background as a bgirl and a gymnast.
When I’m not training clients, working out, or working on this website, you can find me on the Esplanade, teaching myself how to longboard. I also crave creativity, and I love to paint my nails in crazy designs and create things on my sewing machine.
“Before the beginning of great brilliance, there must be chaos. Before a brilliant person begins something great, they must look foolish in the crowd.” – I Ching
Balance Chaos is a way of life. No one is perfect. Everyone experiences chaos. At any given moment, we are all struggling to balance the chaos in our lives. And chaos isn’t a bad thing, at all. When we train in the gym and push ourselves to work harder, we are throwing our bodies in a state of chaos. Our bodies must adapt and grow stronger to deal with that chaos. Similarly, in our personal and professional lives, we constantly take on more responsibilities. These new tasks may seem overwhelming at first, but we must learn to adapt and balance these new responsibilities within our already busy lives. Life is not static. We are always moving, growing, changing in response to the chaos that is our world. Without chaos, we would never achieve anything greater.
This website is my way of reaching out to others to share advice and find my voice to talk about the complexities of nutrition science, food policy, agriculture, behavior change, and sustainable diets.
I want to help you balance the chaos in your life, mentally and physically, through food + fitness, knowledge + action.