At Rise Up Nutrition we are your nutrition coaches, and all our clients are your teammates. Our registered dietitians and certified specialists in sports dietetics will coach you on your path to greatness and your team will support and encourage you. We want you to win! But in our experiences, as long as you are working towards a goal, we know you won't loose. We will celebrate your wins, and coach you through everything else. With personal experiences as collegiate, elite, and recreational athletes across multiple sports we are team you need to become a Fierce, Fit & Fueled female athlete.

Sam Couture MS


Sam is a soon-to-be dietitian, former first-team all-conference and all-region soccer player. Though her plans to play soccer collegiately were derailed due to injury, she has stayed close to the world of athletics by completing her Masters in exercise physiology and pursuing a career in sports nutrition. She will be a registered dietitian in the spring of 2021 and, in addition to her work with Rise Up Nutrition, works at an in-patient eating disorder treatment center helping teenage girls overcome eating disorders and rediscover what it means to have a healthy relationship with exercise and food. Sam works alongside Lindsey to manage our amazing Facebook group Female Athlete Nutrition and is often connecting with our followers to respond, support, and answer your questions!

Lizzy Narigon RD


Lizzy is an avid runner and registered dietitian from Minneapolis, Minnesota. As a walk-on division one runner in college, Lizzy faced many nutrition-related issues and setbacks that cut her time short competing at the collegiate level. This only motivated her further to pursue sports dietetics and become the registered dietitian she wish she would have had as a young college athlete.  In addition to her work with Rise Up Nutrition, Lizzy works as a dietitian for the USDA WIC program and for the University of Minnesota women’s rowing team. Lizzy works alongside Lindsey to manage our amazing instagram account @Lindsey.RiseUpNutrition and is often connecting with our followers in the DMs. She is here to respond, support you, and answer your questions!

Brooke Ritchie


Brooke has certifications, work and experiences in Psychotherapeutic interventions, resourcing & self-regulation, Inner Child Work, Deep Transformation Coaching, EFT Tapping, Forgiveness and Ho'oponopono, Gestalt Therapy techniques, Somatic Experiencing techniques, Holotropic Breathwork, Stress Reduction Techniiuqes (Rubenstein Method), Feminine Moment & Mindfulness, and Women's Empowerment Leadership among  even more specialties (if you can believe it). After successfully building her own business for years, Brooke now focuses her career on helping other women entrepreneurs. However here at Rise Up Nutrition, we utilize Brooke's expertise and talents to guide clients in overcome limiting beliefs so they can achieve their goals. 

Mari Perkins 



Mari Perkins is a former elite gymnast and University of Alabama gymnast class of ‘06.  She is a two time All-American on bars and beam, 4 time Scholastic All-American, and finished her gymnastics career as team captain. She has a masters in Nutrition, is a registered dietitian as well as a certified specialist in sports dietetics. She is a military spouse and a mom of 3 children - Jack, James, and Madison. Whenever possible Mari lives in Texas and loves to be out on the water and soaking up the sunshine. Listen to her podcast episode below to get to know Mari!


Lindsey Cortes




Lindsey is a former D1 Track & Field Athlete at UMass c/o '11 and the owner and founder of Rise Up Nutrition LLC. She now runs local road & trail races from 5k to marathon. She was inducted into her high school athletics hall of fame in 2019. Prior to starting this amazing biz, she worked as a Sports RD at the University of Georgia, Florida State University, and as lead tacticial dietitian with US Air Force Special Operations. She also contracts with the University of Texas San Antonio and supports our US Military Troops with tactical nutrition. Lindsey currently lives in Texas. She is on a mission to help female athletes overcome disordered eating and use food as fuel to perform their best. Listen to her podcast episode below to get to know Lindsey!


Jenna Stranzl  MS RD


Jenna is a marathon runner, doggie lover, registered dietitian and sports nutritionist. Notably, she has raced in the NYC Marathon and Marine Corp Marathon among many others. In addition to fueling female athletes here at Rise Up Nutrition, she is also the Sports Nutritionist for NY Islanders NHL and AHL Organization. She has worked with many collegiate and professional athletes including  PGA tour, IMG Academy, Penn State and University of Pennsylvania athletics. Stay tuned for her podcast episode which will be released in 2021!

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