Meet Vanessa Olsen, a proud author residing in Waterloo, Ontario with her affectionate cat, Nellie. She graduated from Ryerson's prestigious School of Nursing in the spring of 2010 and now works as a sports nutritionist. As a child, Vanessa was known in her hometown of Gilford, Ontario for growing her own veggies in the backyard and captaining many different sports teams. It is no wonder she grew up to be the health nut she is while helping others with her health nut knowledge.
Her job requires patience and a lot of research. Every workday, Vanessa educates athletes on different areas of diet, nutrition, and exercise. Each athlete is very unique, having distinct lifestyles, eating habits, training schedules, medications, and supplements. All these elements need to be taken into consideration before an applicable action plan can be put together to better their health and performance. In a typical work week, Vanessa works with up to 30 different athletic clients.
When Vanessa isn't teaching athletes how to up their game, she can be found at the gym upping her own. Her protein powder collection is impressive - it's usually the first thing she shows off when guests come to visit. This goes without saying that her favorite room in the house is the kitchen. She has a passion for creating and preparing her very own home-grown, nutritious recipes - many of which can be found throughout her books!