THIS COURSE IS DESIGNED FOR DIETITIANS, GROUP EXERCISE INSTRUCTORS, PERSONAL TRAINERS, COACHES, AND OTHER FITNESS AND NUTRITION PROFESSIONALS. CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDIT APPROVAL HAS BEEN GRANTED FOR DIETITIANS AND DIETETIC TECHNICIANS.
IF YOU ARE NOT A PROFESSIONAL, PLEASE VIEW OUR OTHER COURSES.
Did you know even a 2% body weight loss during exercise can mean dehydration and decreased performance? Perfect hydration is within reach!
This engaging course will teach you everything you need to know about hydration for improved fitness and performance. No more feeling crappy when you exercise!
It will help you feel better and perform better. It's for anyone who exercises, from the casual gym-goer to the hard-core athlete.
It answers all your burning hydration questions:
- When should I use a sports drink vs. water?
- When do I use salt or electrolytes?
- What product should I choose?
- How do I avoid muscle cramps?
- Why do I keep getting runner's trots?
- Is caffeine dehydrating?
You'll also learn:
- What is dehydration and over-hydration, and how to avoid it
- How much, what, and when to drink
- How to hydrate in special situations, like high altitude or humidity
- How and why to use urine specific gravity (USG) strips
- How to formulate YOUR perfect hydration plan!
With so much nutrition advice, and hundreds of sports nutrition products out there, it's confusing to know how to hydrate.
Here's what some happy dietitians had to say:
"Marisa takes the science and breaks it down into simpler terms the listener can understand. She does a great job of combating common myths."
"Well researched and the latest guidelines are used throughout. This is a great, extremely thorough course. It will prepare those new to the subject as well as experienced professionals with the information they need to counsel athletes on their hydration."
But why do I need this course? I could just look all this stuff up online!
Oh, really? How many hours would you spend doing this? Would you come away with a clear action plan? Would you have a specific personalized hydration plan JUST FOR YOU? Would you get a one-stop-shop for all things hydration all on one website, delivered to you seamlessly? (We didn't think so!) I've taken all the latest evidence and compiled it into one easy course.
How much money have you spend on gym memberships, exercise clothes, workout gear, coaches, trainers, race entry fees...but neglected your nutrition and hydration? Hydration is a key component to training and fitness gains. Dialing in to perfect hydration helps you achieve your goals.
What makes you the person I should listen to?
Unlike bloggers, influencers, coaches, trainers, nutritionists, and even doctors, Registered Dietitians have a unique, deep, and comprehensive training in nutrition. We use evidence-based practice, go through rigorous internships and licensing procedures, are required to have continuing education, and practice according to an ethical code. All this means you get only top-notch nutrition advice.
Marisa Michael, MSc, RDN, CSSD has eight years of higher education, plus numerous fitness and nutrition certifications. Add to that over 17 years of helping hundreds of clients achieve better health and performance through nutrition!
Course content includes:
- E-course video modules
- Perfect Hydration Worksheet
- Sweat Rate Cheat Sheet
- Perfect Hydration Decision Tree
- BONUS content: What to eat before, during, and after workouts
What if I don't like the course?
We want happy customers! You can get a full refund if you find that you already know everything in the course, or it wasn't useful for you. We would SO appreciate you telling us why you didn't like the course so we can improve it!
Here's what some happy clients had to say:
"There was WAY more content than I expected, so I felt like it was a really good deal!" ~Sandy P.
"Marisa is an expert in her field of sports nutrition and it comes through in her hydration class. All athletes need to watch Perfect Hydration to enhance their performance and learn so much valuable information beyond just hydration. Marisa teaching style makes it easy to learn by providing excellent graphics and breaking down the science to make it easily understood." ~Katharine J.
"The message was clear, well-organized, and to the point. I love how the videos were short. I love how you emphasized sodium instead of potassium for cramps--that really stuck with me!" ~Valeria M.
"This 9-module course is a must-have for competitive and recreational athletes alike. Sports dietitian and triathlete Marisa Michael takes you from basic hydration physiology and troubleshooting to choosing a hydration product that's right for you. The course wraps up with practical tools to formulate your own personal hydration plan, which can be applied to any sport or activity. I highly recommend this hydration course." ~Niki S.
"Marisa does a fantastic job translating complex scientific information into digestible information all athletes can use and apply to their own training plans. The information in this course is applicable for novice exercisers to elite athletes and everyone in between. Unlike other courses, Marisa provides you with the tools to directly apply the nutritional science to your unique needs by teaching you how to calculate your sweat rate, create a personalized hydration plan, and explore the world of hydration supplements and their impact on sport performance." ~Hannah F.
Marisa Michael is passionate about helping you achieve better health and performance through nutrition! She has helped hundreds of clients learn how to implement meaningful, powerful nutrition strategies in their own lives. Marisa has a deep professional and practical knowledge of nutrition and how it affects performance. She's a recreational athlete with real-world experience with fueling and hydrating.
Her formal education and training include:
- Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
- Master's of Sports Nutrition from the University of Stirling
- International Olympic Committee's Diploma in Sports Nutrition
- Board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics
Marisa believes that food and exercise should be enjoyable and bring pleasure and richness to life.
StartIntro to Perfect Hydration (2:33)
StartModule 1: Dehydration, Over-hydration, and carb myth-busting (15:39)
StartModule 2: Electrolytes: Why and When You Need Them! (4:16)
StartModule 3: Water vs. Sports Drinks (12:10)
StartModule 4: How Much Should I Drink? (7:24)
StartModule 5: Special Situations--Heat, Altitude, and More! (19:12)
StartModule 6: Troubleshooting--Cramps, Runner's Trots, Dehydration (18:54)
StartModule 7: How to Find Your Sweat Rate & Use USG Strips (12:18)
StartModule 8: Real-World Examples of Perfect Hydration (5:28)
StartModule 9: Putting it All Together--Your Personalized Hydration Plan plus BONUS CONTENT (3:49)
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Congratulations, you just took the first step toward better hydration!