Jennifer Littau is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) with a Masters of Science (MS) degree in Dietetics from Eastern Michigan University along with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Southern California.
Jennifer is the owner and operator of A Balanced Life Rx LLC, a nutrition consulting and personal training private practice geared towards motivating and empowering individuals to adopt a healthier lifestyle through research-based nutrition education and exercise. Jennifer has over 10 years of experience in the health and fitness industry as a Certified Personal Trainer (CPT). As an RDN, Jennifer specializes in customized meal planning, nutrition coaching, wellness education, nutrition seminars, as well as cooking classes and demonstrations.
Jennifer is an active member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the Northern Virginia Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and the Sports Cardiovascular and Wellness Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group.
Life is a journey not a destination -Souza
My passion for health and nutrition began as a young athlete and competitive swimmer. I found that sports helped me reach my health and personal goals. During my sophomore year of high school I was a bronze medalist at the 1996 Olympic Trials and a seven time National Champion. After high school, I had the privilege to compete as a Division I collegiate swimmer at the University of Southern California. As a natural born competitor, Crossfit has provided me with a competitive outlet; a major piece that I was missing from my life. My Crossfit journey began in 2011 and I instantly fell in love with the sport.
My love for fitness spilled over into my professional life. For the past ten years I have pursued a career as a certified personal trainer. During this time I had the pleasure to work with all types of people at all stages in their personal journey towards living a healthy lifestyle. At this point, I realized that one couldn’t underestimate the important role of nutrition and proper diet in achieving their health and personal goals. In order to better assist my clients, I returned to school to pursue a Master’s of Science degree in Nutrition and Dietetics and become a Registered Dietitian. I wanted to understand the science of nutrition and share it with those who wanted to improve their life.
Helping people understand an intimidating topic such as nutrition and simplifying it to fit their lifestyle is something I am passionate about. I firmly believe that a balance between food and fitness is the key to optimal health and performance both in and out of the gym. I understand that everyone has unique needs and responds differently to training, diet, and recovery. My nutrition coaching, personalized meal plans, and training regimens are tailored to meet each individual’s needs, schedules, and lifestyles. My goal is to educate and inspire you; offer you tools and solutions to help you achieve the best version of yourself!