HI! My name is Marcy Ruiz and I am originally from Central Illinois. I completed my Bachelor’s of Science in Dietetics at Bradley University in Peoria, IL. I previously worked as the Head Nutritionist for a weight loss camp in San Diego, CA. I also have experience being a health coach for Curves, which is a weight loss facility for women. I am VERY excited to get back into the community and share with Athletic Edge members some of my knowledge and tips to staying healthy. I am currently a Cardiac Dietitian at Vidant. Working in the hospital setting has been an eye opening experience. I witness diseases taking over the lives of so many people that may have been prevented with diet, exercise, and lifestyle changes. I hope to inspire people through cooking demonstrations and nutrition seminars to make realistic modifications to better their health and well being. Whether the goal is lose weight, gain muscle, or improve performance, it is important to be provided with research-based information to help you reach your goals safely. Nutrition plays a key role when it comes to fitness and health, and I hope to teach people how to eat healthy on a budget, while still making food taste good. One of my favorite quotes is:  “Eat real food. Not too much. Mostly plants.” 

-Marcy Ruiz