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3. Nutrition & Fitness Specialist
4.9
from 134 reviews
4.9
(134)
4.9 (134)
In High Demand
In High Demand
  • 14 years in business
  • 331 hires on Thumbtack
  • Serves Lower West Side, IL
"comments all the time now about the muscle definition in my arms and I can feel how the increased strength is improving my ability to perform in the sports that I do. He also gently moved me into tracking my calories and macronutrient ratios, which is something I didn’t think I’d ever be willing to do. At first it was overwhelming but he patiently and without pressure led the way until I was able to do it independently. Brian got me to change habits I never thought I’d be willing to change- and the results are evident. Between the diet changes and shifts in my exercise routine, I’ve lost thirteen pounds so far, 3 inches off my waist and 9 inches total from my body. My clothes that were getting too tight to wear all fit great now or are even getting too loose in some cases. Time to go shopping! Working with Brian is a pleasure. He is responsive daily and will field questions as they arise. If I am in the gym, doing a new weight resistance exercise and have a question, he will respond whenever possible. Or if I’ve had a question about something I’m about to eat, he’ll often fire back a quick response. He stays in tune with my life’s daily challenges, whether it’s a business trip throwing a wrench in my exercise and diet plans, going out to eat, or other life priorities coming up… he will provide guidance and support for getting through while staying on track with nutrition and exercise. He also responds to the type of support that I ask for based on my particular challenges. At the same time, he will not hesitate to tell me what I need to do differently. It’s a good balance. Brian is realistic. He doesn’t expect his clients to never have treats, or bad days where diet or exercise go out the window. I feel like he understands that we’re all human and he just expects that we get up and keep trying our best. He is hardline about sticking to goals but there’s never any shaming. He acknowledges importance of balanced life and that people also have other important priorities of family, jobs, etc. and he helps to work fitness and nutrition in and around those. Brian got me to take stock of my priorities and works on me constantly to simplify my life – to make time for the important things and get rid of the clutter that wastes my energies. He takes a holistic approach to health and will address your stress... whatever it is keeping you down but always in a respectful manner. Brian is an amazing cheerleader. When I was sick for days, frustrated and down that couldn’t exercise, he sent me a series of personal video messages intended to lift me up, and they did. When I was facing some very difficult issues his response was, “I’ve got your back. I want the best for you.” He has honed in on my vision for making changes in my professional life, gotten excited about it, and is encouraging me to follow through to make it a reality. Brian is an enabler of the best kind. He has provided solutions to all sorts of little obstacles standing between success and me. When I mentioned that I wasn’t biking because I needed a bike rack to transport my mountain bike to the trailhead, he sent me a link to where I could find a cheap bike rack in my area. When I was learning to use the pressure cooker to bulk prep chicken, he sent me a video of his Instant Pot in action. Whatever the obstacle, he will try to help if he can. Thanks to technology and Brian’s responsiveness, the fact that we live in different states does not impede our work in the least. Brian is a blast to work with too, making a challenging process enjoyable and even fun (at times)! Brian is moving me toward the point of independence with discipline, nutritional targets, and fitness routines... and best yet toward gaining the confidence that I am in control of my body. I am losing the fear that if I let up a little bit, skip a day’s work out, or ease up on my eating restraint for a day, that I’ll suddenly turn back into a whale. Working with Brian doesn’t produce a quick fix transformation that can easily unravel but rather he focuses on educating and changing daily habits so that the results of work with him will stay with his clients for life. So in my mind, it’s worth the investment in time and money. With me, Brian’s work has focused a great deal on stress management and integrating improvements in exercise and nutrition in the context of some major life challenges. Brian has helped me revamp my life soup to nuts... literally and metaphorically. Coach Brian Parana is the real deal – He’s really fit, eats healthy, and has positive, can-do attitude. He walks his talk. He will inspire you to want to get fit and he will put his back into helping you get there – if you do."

$60

estimated cost

$60

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$60

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6. Nolan King's Elite Training and Nutrition
Top Pro
5.0
from 102 reviews
5.0
(102)
5.0 (102)
In High Demand
In High Demand
  • 8 years in business
  • 213 hires on Thumbtack
  • Serves Lower West Side, IL
"certified personal trainer & kettlebell athlete, it has become increasingly clear over the last year that I need someone to help me really dial in my sports nutrition. I am in a good place, but want to be in a BETTER place when it comes to my body composition and aesthetic. I travel a lot for work and am about to undergo a cross country move, so did not want to find someone w/whom I'd have to meet in person. I decided to search for a remote nutritionist, and a quick google search brought me to Nolan via Thumbtack. Reached out to Nolan via this site, and he replied quickly. (On the 4th of July, no less.) I signed up for his nutrition programming package as well as a skype session. After answering his carefully targeted questions, I received a well thought out meal plan in a timely fashion. We had our first skype session this AM, and the following things really impressed me: he is knowledgeable, realistic about goal setting, empathetic and the epitome of an active listener. He was totally focused on me and our conversation / planning session. I am actually going to sign up for his 4 week online training package as well, as - again - I want a bit more accountability in my life! I would highly recommend him to anyone, from athletes just beginning their journey to more advanced athletes who find themselves in similar shoes to mine. Thanks, Nolan!"

$100

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$100

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$100

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Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

Are nutritionists covered by health insurance?

Nutrition counseling can be a critical component of good health care, especially for people recently diagnosed with diabetes or high cholesterol who need to adhere to a specific diet. People also meet with nutritionists for help developing a healthy vegetarian or vegan diet, developing an eating plan to lose weight or gain muscle, or improving their sports performance by changing their diet. Nutritionists may be covered by health insurance depending on your reason for meeting with them. Nutrition counseling is more likely to be covered if it is part of a doctor-prescribed treatment for a particular medical condition, such as diabetes, obesity, high blood pressure or coronary heart disease. For example, Medicare covers medical nutrition therapy services only for people diagnosed with diabetes or kidney disease, as long as they get a referral from their doctor. Also, insurance providers more often cover nutrition visits if the patient has been referred to a registered dietitian within the carrier’s network of providers. Insurance plans vary greatly, so research your benefits before visiting a nutritionist.

How much does a nutritionist cost?

A nutritionist provides expertise and guidance to help clients with all diet-related health matters, including losing weight, gaining muscle, improving their sports performance, and managing diabetes or high cholesterol. Nutritionists can help people learn to follow special diets in a healthy way, such as becoming vegetarian or vegan or developing a low-sodium or gluten-free eating plan. The average national cost of a nutritionist is $60 to $100. Nutritionists often require an initial consultation with a new client, during which they’ll take a medical history, assess the client’s nutritional needs, and determine the best course of action; this first meeting usually averages $100-$120 for a 45-minute to 90-minute consultation. Subsequent nutritional counseling sessions generally cost less, ranging from an average of $45 for a half-hour session to $60-$90 for a one-hour session. Like many professional service providers, nutritionists may offer discounts through package pricing. For instance, a one-month package with two sessions and email support costs an average of $190; a three-month package with three sessions and email support costs an average of $360; and a six-month package with six sessions and email support costs an average of $540.  

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