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Our Mission

Fortius Sport & Health is an integrated athlete development centre strengthened through philanthropy and focused on optimizing human performance for life.

Performance Nutrition

​​​​​We strive to help athletes maximize their performance and athletic potential through improving nutrition. 

Fortius sport dietitians provide advice for a wide variety of nutritional needs from active for life to high performance sport. Dietitians can help you ensure optimal nutrition intake, support body composition changes (weight gain, loss and maintenance), deal with medical and health conditions (such as iron deficiency, gastrointestinal disorders, food allergies), meal planning, supplement advising and more.


ONE-ON-ONE CONSULTATION

A one-on-one consultation with one of our Registered Dietitians provides our clients with comprehensive nutrition planning and education focusing on what is most important and pertinent for each individual athlete, including:

  • Daily nutrition

  • Weight management

  • Sport Nutrition

  • Reaching body composition goals for your sport

  • Proper fueling strategies around training (pre, during and post exercise nutrition)

  • Competition planning (e.g., making weight, carbohydrate loading, etc.)

  • Hydration testing to tailor specific fluid needs

  • Travel nutrition for adequate fueling on the road​

    • Dealing with medical or health conditions (iron deficiency, food intolerances, gut diseases, etc.)

    • Special lifestyle diets (e.g., vegetarian or vegan)

    • Meal planning

    • Supplements safety and education

TEAM services

​Our team services can be tailored and customized to your athletes’ needs. Speak with our Registered Dietitians to identify what best works for you.

An example of custom services includes:

  • Pre-assessment of team: Assessment of individual athlete's eating habits through a food record, and eating pattern through a sport nutrition questionnaire. Results from the pre-assessment are used to develop the group workshop based on team needs.

  • Custom team workshop and education based on pre-assessment findings

  • One-on-one athlete counselling and follow up

SEMINARs & WORKSHOPS

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Interested in educating your corporate or sport team on nutrition? Let us know what you are looking for and we can customize a workshop for you.​

Interested in educating your corporate group or sport team on nutrition? Check out the workshop topics offered below.

Sport Nutrition Topics:

  1. FUELING A TRAINING DAY
    Review of macronutrients (carbs, protein, fat), their role and importance during training. Athletes will learn what to add on their plate and what snacks to pack to fuel a training day. Recommended for athletes who have not had previous nutrition workshops or who need a basic nutrition review.

  2. EATING BEFORE, DURING OR AFTER TRAINING
    Athletes will learn how to plan their meals and snacks around their training sessions. Review of recovery nutrition basics to optimize recovery after training.

  3. SAFE USE OF SPORT SUPPLEMENTS
    Overview of safe supplement use and when they may be needed.

  4. TRAVEL NUTRITION/EATING ON THE GO
    Athletes will learn how to stay on top of their nutrition when travelling and eating out. Recommended for teams who travel for competition and training.

Corporate Nutrition Topics


  1. ​FUELING A WORKING DAY 9AM - 5PM
    Back to back meetings with no lunch break as well as workplace celebrations can make it difficult to make healthy choices. In this workshop, employees will learn how to eat well at work and manage the end of the day dinner struggles to boost energy, concentration and wellbeing during a busy work week.

  2. READITION NUTRITION LABELS LIKE A PRO
    The increasing amounts of packaged foods in a grocery store can make label reading overwhelming. In this workshop, employees will learn how to read a nutrition fact table, recognize certain nutrients like fibre, salt and sugar as well as what ingredients to look for, for a healthier and smarter shopping.

  3. ​​SMART GROCERY SHOPPING & PLANNING
    Employees will go on a virtual supermarket tour to learn how to buy healthy and fresh food, plan meals and snacks and stay within their grocery budget.

  4. ​​DINE LIKE A DIETITIAN
    Whether it's lunch with a client or during business travel, employees will learn how to make healthy choices in a restaurant, no matter where they are dining.

  5. NUTRITION TIPS TO MANAGE WEIGHT
    Overview of the healthy eating basics and the "no-diet" secrets to managing weight. Employees will learn about the hidden sources of calories and which foods to choose to stay energized and keep cravings away.

  6. MINDLESS VS. MINDFUL EATING
    Employees will learn how to overcome environmental factors that lead to mindless eating and how to be more aware when making food decisions.

  7. SPORT NUTRITION 101 FOR RUNNERS/CYCLISTS/SPORT ENTHUSIASTS
    Overview of fuelling strategies for runners, cyclists or gym goers. Sport enthusiasts will learn about the foods that give long lasting energy to avoid bonking at a training session and prevent the mid-day energy slump on a hard training day.

Can't find the topic you are looking for? Let us know and we can customize a workshop for you.

For all workshops outside of Fortius, mileage and travel time will be charged as appropriate. ​

COST

  • Initial appointments are 75-minutes ($140) 

  •  Follow up appointments are 45-minutes ($90) 

  • 15 min check-in via Skype, phone or email ($30) – recommended for those with ongoing nutrition support. 

  • Meal plan ($100), includes one of the options below:  ​

    • 7 day recipe plan within client's calorie need 

    •  2-3 day portion size plan (e.g., rest day, moderate training day and hard training day 

    •  Competition preparation meal plan (e.g., carb loading/ making weight​

  • For Seminars & Workshops please contact us directly as cost will be related to the topic and size of your group. 

INDIVIDUAL Nutrition Packages

Package Nutrition Bundle  Fee
Bronze
  • 1 initial assessment (75 minutes)

  • 1 meal plan

  • 1 follow up (45 minutes)

$ 270.00 (value of $330)
Silver
  • 1 initial assessment (75 minutes)

  • 2 body compositions tests (results before/ after)

  • 1 meal plan

  • 1 follow up (45 minutes)

$ 370.00 (value of $430)

Gold
  • ​1 initial assessment (75 minutes)

  • 2 body compositions tests (results before/ after)

  • 1 meal plan

  • 3 follow ups (45 minutes each)

$550.00 (value of $610)
Platinum
  • 1 initial assessment (75 minutes)

  • 2 body compositions tests (results before/ after)

  • 2 meal plans

  • 4 follow ups (45 minutes each)

  • 1 check in via phone/ email (15 minutes)

$ 750.00 (value of $830)


Most extended health plans provide some coverage for counselling services with a registered dietitian. Check with your provider for more details on the benefits available to you. We do not directly bill third parties; however, we will provide you with a receipt that can be submitted to your health plan for reimbursement.


​BOOK NOW​​

Call the Fortius Institute today to learn more or book your appointment at 604.292.2501.

Our dietitians perform their work as a member of the Fortius integrated practitioner team, however, clients may book an appointment directly without referral. 

 Meet the Team

Fortius Sport & Health has attracted some of the leading names in sport and exercise medicine, who work together as a fully integrated practitioner team.

 

 

Joanna Irvinehttp://www.fortiussport.com/OurTeam/TeamMembers/Pages/JoannaIrvine.aspxJoanna Irvine
Melissa Kazanhttp://www.fortiussport.com/OurTeam/TeamMembers/Pages/Melissa-Kazan.aspxMelissa Kazan