Hi! I'm Kerry. I'm a Registered Dietitian and I specialize in helping competitive gymnasts fuel their bodies, prevent injuries, and reach their highest potential.
-Kerry Bair, RD, LDN, MPH
How would I know this? I've been there. I was a gymnast too. I was a 4 year level 10 competitor and a member of a Division 1 NCAA Gymnastics Team. I'm also a gymnastics coach.
As a young athlete growing up in the sport competitive gymnastics, I learned, first hand, the importance of proper food and nutrition (and have also seen the impacts poor nutrition can have). I believe all gymnasts should learn how to fuel their bodies so they can reach their highest potential. Nutrition and gymnastics go hand and hand, because well fueled gymnasts are also high-performing, happy, and healthy gymnasts.
Now, I'm a Registered Dietitian (RD). As a leader in the gymnastics community, I've made it my mission to support high-performing gymnasts by providing evidence based, practical, and sport specific nutrition information to help gymnasts perform at a their highest potential and achieve their goals.
So, a little more about me:
I am a Registered Dietitian (RD/LDN), registered by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics in the US, Licensed in the State of Pennsylvania
I have 10+ years of experience working as a nutrition professional, helping gymnasts and their families fuel for success
I have a BS in Dietetics and Community Nutrition and a Masters Degree in Public Health, Health Education, and Behavior Science from Rutgers University
The TEAM Method
After years of working with gymnasts, I've developed the TEAM Method, My 4 Step Proven Approach to Help Gymnasts Reach Their Highest Potential
Three Part Assessment
Your gymnast is the expert of their own body (and their life). In order to come up with the best, most effective fueling plan for your gymnast, I've got to get to know you first. The Three Part Assessment includes their health, their food habits, and their gymnastics vision, which is the baseline for building a fueling plan to get your gymnast where they want to go.
Navigating the nutrition world can be difficult and confusing, especially when dedicating your time to a sport as intense and complex as gymnastics. As a Registered Dietitian, I believe that education is the biggest key to success. Fueling your gymnast's body begins when you understand the WHY behind it and are able to sort through all of the nutrition nonsense out there. I will give you the blueprint you need and teach your gymnast how to make fueling decisions that support their goals.
Life is ever-changing, and your nutrition should be too. Focus on how to make food FUN, enjoyable, and easy for your lifestyle. Learn to apply your new knowledge, listen to your body, and navigate your emotions surrounding food and turn your goals into healthy habits for life.
The diet mindset in gymnastics often leads to uncertainty, restriction, feelings of guilt, and anxiety. It is easy to lose touch with what the body 's natural signals and rely on a set of made-up rules about what to and not to eat. We will focus on building a positive, empowered attitude towards food.
Let's Work Together
I'm so glad that you are invested in your gymnast's success. If you are on this page, I've likely been speaking with your gymnast about improving their nutrition so that they can:
Feel their best in the gym
Do better in school
Reach their goals
Become the best, healthiest version of themselves
Especially in gymnastics, nutrition is such a sensitive topic. It's rarely talked about and highly stigmatized.
But, did you know:
4 out of 5 high-level gymnasts are under-eating
77% of gymnasts will suffer at least 1 major injury before college
As many as 30-50% of high-level gymnasts reported engaging in disordered eating behaviors
But, gymnasts who work with a dietitian to improve their nutrition:
Learn the tools to make informed food choices
Have more energy for school and gymnastics
Build more strength and endurance
Struggle less with soreness
Are at lower risk of injury
Are confident in their food choices
Are less likely to engage in disordered eating behaviors or develop an eating disorder
Have a better chance of competing at a higher level
For the gymnast looking to reach their highest potential.
As a gymnast, your child has already achieved so much! You see they are on a fast track to the top - towards optionals, elite, or the NCAA. They have big goals. You are looking to help them do what it takes and go “all in” to perform at their best and achieve those goals. But you notice something is holding them back. Maybe you see they don't have the best energy during training. Maybe you notice their progress has stalled while their teammates are excelling. Maybe you see your gymnast struggling with injuries. Or maybe you just want them to learn how to fuel their body to stay healthy and perform at their highest potential and have support and guidance the whole way.
Complete Nutrition Assessment ($99 value)
1 60 minute initial coaching session ($150 value)
7 follow up 1:1 coaching sessions as you progress through my TEAM method ($700 value)
Ongoing food journal tracking and review ($600 value)
Recap emails for parents and coaches ($200 value)
Support between sessions ($200 value)
Meal and snack guidance ($200 value)
Total Value: Over $2000
Package Price: $999
For the gymnast looking for a simple starting place to improve their performance.
Whether this is your gymnast's first competitive season or they’ve been competing for years, they want to be at their best. You see them progressing well, but feel like maybe something is missing...something that will launch your gymnast to that next level. You know nutrition is important for your gymnast to be at their best in and out of the gym, but you’re just not sure if what they're currently doing is right. Maybe you just want an extra set of trained eyes to look over your gymnast's current fueling plan. Maybe you just need a few pointers so you can help them run with it. Maybe you just don’t know where to start.
Complete nutrition assessment ($99 value)
1 60 minute 1:1 nutrition coaching session ($150 value)
7 Day food journal review ($49 value)
Dietitian Guidance and recommendations ($99 Value)
Total Value: $400
Package Price: $199
What My Clients Say
Head Team Coach,
Central Bucks Gymnastics & Dance, PA
After having one of my level 10s work with Kerry, physically, her skills seem strong. She's usually open about feeling tired or weak. Lately, she hasn't had to hold back. She seems happier and her mood is lighter.
Gymnastics Mom, OR
I Loved kerry's passion, calm, insightful perspective, science based guidance, understanding and experience with gymnastics and all it's challenges.
Owner, Head Coach
Synergy Gymnastics, PA
It takes a village to build happy, healthy gymnasts, and Kerry understands it because she has walked the walk and now she can talk the talk. There is so much "stuff" on the internet these days when it comes to nutrition, but Kerry knows her stuff. She understands gymnastics as well as nutrition and that puts her at a huge advantage when working with these gymnasts. If you get the opportunity to work with Kerry, DO IT. You Won't regret it.