MS, RD, LD, CSSD, CLT
Thank you for your interest in Nutrition and Wellness Solutions! I am the founder and owner of the company and I look forward to working with you!
I am a Registered Dietitian and Board Certified as a Specialist in Sports Dietetics. I completed my Bachelor of Science degree in Dietetics, as well as my Master of Science degree in Kinesiology, at the University of Illinois, Urbana/Champaign. I am also certified by the American College of Sports Medicine as a Certified Exercise Physiologist®. For more than 20 years, I have been providing nutrition, fitness and wellness programming to individuals, corporations and athletic teams.
My interests and extensive experience are in the areas of wellness, disease prevention, weight management, food sensitivities, exercise programming, vegetarian nutrition, and sports nutrition, ranging from the recreational to the ultra-endurance athlete. My sports nutrition practice includes acting as the sports dietitian for the IUPUI athletic department, as well as working with club teams, individual athletes, trainers and coaches to optimize their nutrition and hydration strategies. I have appeared on local NBC, CBS and cable television shows and news broadcasts to educate central Indiana residents on the benefits of a healthy lifestyle. I have authored two books, the Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Half Marathon Training and Practical Applications in Sports Nutrition. I am also an accomplished triathlete, duathlete and marathon runner who has qualified for and competed in the Hawaii Ironman and Boston Marathon.
"...your coach for a healthy life. I am 100% confident for the first time in my life that I will not go back to my unhealthy ways and it feels empowering."
"Heather was very thorough in explaining the program and how it worked and helped craft an eating plan that was easy to follow."
"I thoroughly enjoyed working with Heather and owe a big part of my race day success to her!"
"Time and time again other local athletes and coaches would refer me to go see Heather Fink. I am so grateful that I did."
"I only wish I had begun working with Heather sooner! She was great to work with and I would be happy to recommend her to anyone in need of a personalized hydration/nutrition plan."
"Heather’s high-degree of nutritional education, high-level of race experience and practical application make it clear that her services are an asset from the weekend warrior to the athlete striving to take his or her performance to the next level."
"I would highly recommend Heather to anyone – seasoned athlete as well as a rookie marathoner as myself. I know the next time I embark on a new adventure (such as tri, or half IM, one day) I’ll be back for more help."
"Heather was a pleasure to work with, and I would highly recommend her to anyone interested in receiving a personalized nutrition/wellness plan."
"No matter how big or small your goals from weight loss, nutrition race plans or any other nutritional needs, I have no doubt in Heather and her ability to make you successful."
"Heather not only helped raise awareness to my body’s extreme hydration requirements but was also able to tailor a race plan that met these needs while incorporating the products I use for training purposes on a day to day basis."
"I have been able to apply the nutrition knowledge shared by Heather for subsequent events and workouts."
There are four fundamental principles that guide my work with individuals and groups:
Nutrition and exercise go hand-in-hand. My goal is to help you fuel your body optimally, so that you can feel good and have fun being fit. For some, it might be developing a meal plan and new exercise routine to promote health and well-being. For others, our focus may be preparing you for an ultra-endurance event such as an Ironman triathlon.
Balance is a critical concept in wellness – too much or too little of anything can be problematic. For example, too little exercise has been shown to be detrimental to our overall health; however, too much exercise can lead to overtraining and injuries. I see a great need for our culture to find balance and harmony with food. My view is that all foods fit into a healthy diet – there are no foods that should never be eaten. Food and fitness should be FUN! Let’s make it that way for you.
Nutrition, exercise and life balance are building blocks to living well. I will work with you to develop strategies to prepare you to get the most from life. From overcoming an eating disorder, or dealing with diet limitations due to allergies or illness, to finding nutritious foods that you enjoy and that fit into your lifestyle, we will build a platform to allow you to achieve optimal health and well-being through proven nutrition principles and intuitive eating.
My role is to be a nutrition and wellness coach for my clients. This means that I will listen to your questions, concerns and goals and then together we will determine the best course of action for you. I will guide and coach your decisions about nutrition, fitness and wellness; I will not demand or dictate that you follow specific instructions. We will work together to find the best solution for you.