Why you can trust us

With all the nutrition misinformation and pseudoscience out there, it’s hard to know what’s what. Marisa Michael, the mastermind behind Nutrition for Climbers, has dedicated years to studying climbing nutrition. And by studying we don’t mean reading blogs and browsing Instagram. She has conducted and published original research on climbing nutrition. 

Marisa’s expertise has been featured in Rock & Ice, Gym Climber Magazine, Climbing Magazine, TrainingBeta podcast, scientific publications, and the book Nutrition for Climbers: Fuel for the Send. Marisa also serves as a member of the USA Climbing Medical Committee.

That, combined with her status as a Registered Dietitian, Board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics, Master’s Degree in Sports Nutrition, and International Olympic Committee’s Diploma in Sports Nutrition means there’s a lot of letters behind her name. That means you only get top-quality, reliable nutrition content. You’re welcome. 

Here’s the list of Marisa’s experience:


Master of Science in Sports Nutrition from the University of Stirling in Scotland. Research: Assessment of eating patterns and risk for disordered eating in adolescent rock climbers.

Physiological demands and nutrition considerations for Olympic-style competitive rock climbing

Bachelor of Science in Dietetics from Brigham Young University.

Diploma in Sports Nutrition, International Olympic Committee

Board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics

Spinning Instructor, Mad Dogg Athletics

Keiser Indoor Cycling Instructor, Keiser M3 Certification

Queenax Bodyweight Suspension Training

Integrated Chronic Care Management, Penta Health

Certificate of Training in Adult Weight Management, Commission on Dietetic Registration

Certificate of Training in Nutrition Counseling, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Professional Organization Memberships

Collegiate and Professional Sports Dietitian Association

International Rock Climbing Research Association

Professionals in Exercise and Sport

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