Certified sports nutritionist and world class stand up paddleboard competitor Victoria Burgess is joining the Paddle Monster team as its nutrition coach, starting February 1, 2019. Burgess has CISSN certification as a Sports Nutritionist and is pursuing a PhD in Health and Human Performance.
“I’m really excited to have Victoria join us as our sports nutrition expert,” said Paddle Monster co-founder Larry Cain. “I’ve always taken the position that considering every possible angle in preparation is the key to success in sports. What we eat fuels our performance and our recovery from hard training. It’s an important part of a “no stone left unturned approach” to our preparation. Having an expert, who is actually a high performance paddler herself, provide our members with quality nutritional advice is going to make a huge difference to what we can offer our subscribers.”
Burgess, a resident of South Florida, is a surfer and a stand up paddleboard competitor with a passion for ocean races. She is a two-time Florida State Paddleboard Championship overall female champion, winner of the Rincon Beach Boy race (2016), Orange bowl paddleboard champion (2017), she placed 6th in the Molokai to Oahu championships, 3rd in the Maui to Molokai crossing and came in 2nd female overall in the East Coast SUP Surf Circuit in 2017.
In addition, in June 2018, Burgess completed a 115 mile journey across the Straits of Florida from Cuba to Key West in 27 hours and 48 minutes, non-stop. She set a Guinness Book of World Records being the fastest across the channel, and the first and only female to do so, thus far.
“I am extremely excited to be joining the Paddle Monster team along with the other amazing and talented coaches,” Burgess said. “I am excited to bring my knowledge and experience to the paddle community to help them achieve their goals from the inside, out.”
Paddle Monster co-founder John Beausang said adding Burgess will a major addition when it comes to training offerings for subscribers.
“Over the past three years, we’ve received a ton of questions on sports nutrition and requests for sports nutrition programs to help optimize training,” he said. “Victoria is that missing piece of the puzzle—that sports nutrition expert, who is also a top paddler. Someone who understands our world and how to make the most out of bodies. We’re thrilled to add her to our coaching team and can’t wait for our members to benefit from her guidance.”
Paddle Monster will be offering three different monthly sports nutrition programs ranging from a basic level with monthly nutrition and supplement discussions and information to
two more advanced, personalized 1-on-1 programs that include Macronutrient and/or supplement strategy and consultation sessions.
Programs begin on February 1st.
Paddlers interested in dialing in their nutrition for 2019 can get more information here