ALEX PARKER & MEREDITH ROOT
EPISODE 43: Co-Founders, Tactic Nutrition
Episode 43 features the Founders of Tactic Nutrition, Alex Parker and Meredith Root. We cover a whole mess of topics on how they got into CrossFit, Pursuing the business full time, thoughts on nutrition, why they are not competing in this years CrossFit Open and much more.
Hope you all enjoy this wide ranging conversation!
Find Alex Parker and Meredith Root online:
Tactic Nutrition Website: https://tacticmethod.com/
Tactic Nutrition Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tacticnutrition/
Alex Parker Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/aaparker1/
Meredith Root Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/meredith_root/
And…Dont Forget to Follow Alex’s Mom on Insta -> https://www.instagram.com/alexsmombrenda/
About ALEX PARKER
- 2015 CrossFit Games Individual Athlete
- 2013, ’14, ’15, ’16, ’17, ’18 CrossFit Regionals Athlete
- 5 years experience CrossFit Coach
- Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology
I have always had an interest in sport performance and a strong desire to learn about performance nutrition and health to apply to my own life. As a nutrition and lifestyle coach, I use my knowledge to help others reach their own health and fitness goals.
I have always been interested in human behaviour. The fact that there are many facets involved in a person’s relationship with food, makes nutrition coaching a gratifying and desirable field.
I am a lifelong athlete, having competed in a variety of high level sports including alpine ski racing, golf and soccer. I am now dedicated to the sport of CrossFit. I have competed at The Crossfit Games and many times at Regionals.
My own experience in sport and life has helped me realize how important it is to fuel your body properly. I have experienced significant benefits from eating basic, healthy food in the right amount to support my lifestyle. I was able to greatly improve my sport performance, health, daily wellbeing and relationship with food. It’s true, you are what you eat.
It is incredibly rewarding to help others experience the positive effects of eating right and eating the right amount, while also maintaining balance and flexibility in doing so.
About MEREDITH ROOT
- 2018 CrossFit Games Individual Athlete
- 2015, ’16, ’17, ’18 CrossFit Regionals Athlete
- 5 years experience CrossFit Coach
- CrossFit Level 2 Trainer
- Biological Engineer
With a background in engineering, I take a scientific approach to performance and nutrition which I combine with my experience as an athlete and coach to help people achieve their fitness goals.
A scientist and engineer by trade, I spent six years working in research and development within the biopharmaceutical industry. This experience taught me to think and observe objectively and cultured my keen attention to detail. In addition to being a lifelong student, I am a lifelong athlete as well! The combination of these two passions has led me to where I am as an athlete and coach. I have competed at The CrossFit Games and many times at Regionals. I was ranked top 10 as a USAW Olympic weightlifter (53 & 58kg) with multiple appearances in the American Open and Nationals. I have a particular interest in the performance impact of sports nutrition as well as the mental component of coaching and training.
I have seen first hand the benefits that a practical and appropriate diet can have on performance. It is my goal to share my knowledge and experience in a way that helps people fuel their bodies and rebuild their relationship with food.
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