Vitae

Anthony Paradis

Summary

Sports dietitian and strength coach with 11 years in the sports performance industry.

Results driven methods and practices; focused on performance; delivering results in a private practice and team setting. experience.

Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Experienced working with coaches, athletes, and organizations.

 

Education

University

  • M.S. Nutrition Sciences, Texas Woman’s University, 2016
    • Thesis: Effects of a 500 Mile Backpacking Journey on the Performance of a Competitive Powerlifter
  • M.S. Nutrition Sciences, Texas Tech University, 2008

Certifications and Licenses

  • RDN, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Licensed Dietitian
  • CSSD, Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics, SCAN
  • CSCS, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, NSCA
  • USA Weightlifting, Level 1 Sport Performance Certification
  • USA Powerlifting, Club Coach Certification
  • CC, Competent Communicator, Toastmasters International

Experience and Qualifications

  • Director of Sports Nutrition and Nutrition Instructor, Tennessee Tech University, 2016-current
  • Sports Dietitian & Strength Coach, Food and Fitness LLC, 2011-2016
  • Dietetic Intern, Texas Woman’s University, 2010-2011
  • Personal Trainer, TWU Fit & Rec, 2009-2010
  • Dietary Technician, Lewisville Medical Center, 2008-2009

 

Delivering Results

  • Sales: Responsible for 6 figure sales in third year of business
  • Results: Worked with a diverse population of coaches and athletes to deliver performance and body composition results ahead of schedule
  • Team building: Hired, trained, and manage full service staff including kinesiologists, strength coach, private chef, and licensed counselor
  • Published: Developed two comprehensive books on nutrition, fat loss, and personal fitness
  • Public speaking: Presented at Dallas, Fort Worth, and North Dietetic Association Spring Seminar on combining the expertise of registered dietitians with strength coaches and personal trainers

 

Performance Focus

  • Team performance: Developed and implemented nutrition and performance program for 10+ person amateur cycling team; Revoluzion Racing
  • Individual performance: Collegiate athletes- 30 pound fat loss in Tennessee State running back in off season.
  • Endurance sports: Distance cycling athlete initially finishing in last half of races to consistent top 3 after nutrition program implemented.
  • Strength sports: Coached multiple amateur weightlifters into state and national record holder in powerlifting through the World Association of Benchers and Deadlifters and Natural Athlete Strength Association.
  • Health and wellness: 100+ pound weight loss in post stroke diabetic client.

 

Working with Coaches and Athletes

  • Team building: Meet with coaches and athletes to assess needs, develop nutrition systems, and deliver results based programs.
  • Personal development: Personal achievements as a powerlifter and ultra endurance athlete have given me the ability to personally relate to nutrition and training demands of athletes.
  • Practical application: Developing hands on programs such as grocery store tours with individuals and working with private chef to create menus and meal plans for athletes.

Clientele List

●       Professional Hockey

●       Professional Cycling

●       Professional Fitness Modeling

●       Collegiate Football

●       Collegiate Soccer

●       High School Baseball

●       High School Wrestling

 

●       Collegiate and Amateur Gymnastics

●       Amateur Soccer

●       Fortune 500 and 100 Companies, wellness programs

●       FDIC, wellness programs

 

Personal Sports Accomplishments

  • Completed solo 500 mile through hike on the Colorado Trail, 2015
  • Texas state record holder in powerlifting with Natural Athlete Strength Association, 2015
  • Powerlifting, World Association of Benchers and Deadlifters, National Qualifier, 2014
  • Physique Competitor, National Gym Association, Competitor, 2014
  • American Ninja Warrior, Competitor, 2012
  • Wrestling, LISD, Varsity Wrestler, 2000-2004

Speaking engagements and committees:

  • Soaring High Conference, TnTech. 2016. “Mindless Eating- How to fix your diet without thinking about it.”
  • College of Human Ecology marketing committee co-chair, 2016

*updates coming soon

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