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Kristin Kipp began her career in the field of exercise and nutrition in 1998 while serving in the United States Marine Corps when given the opportunity to run the remedial physical fitness program for the marines and counsel them on nutrition. After six years of active duty, Kristin began working as a fitness instructor and personal trainer at Boise State University where she started her Bachelor’s degree in 2002. She then continued to run the remedial physical fitness program for the marines at Gowen Field in Boise, Idaho. After finishing her degree in 2005, Kristin went on to pursue her Master’s degree in nutrition at Oregon State University, where she worked as a graduate teaching assistant and continued to teach fitness and academic classes for health and wellness. In her last year at Oregon State University, she worked as an outpatient nutritionist for student health while completing her dietetic internship through the University of Northern Colorado.
From there, Kristin started working as a clinical inpatient/outpatient dietitian for Samaritan Health Systems at Lebanon Community Hospital in Lebanon, Oregon in 2008. In this role she conducted nutrition screening and assessments for hospital patients, provided outpatient nutrition counseling for a variety of health conditions, and created nutrition education handouts and presentations for the community.
In 2009, Kristin and her family moved to Ann Arbor, MI where she took on various positions related to fitness and nutrition. She continued to teach fitness classes for the Washtenaw Community College and also taught academic nutrition classes for both Eastern Michigan and Central Michigan University. The following year Kristin became the fitness coordinator for St. Joseph Mercy Hospital where she provided fitness classes and personal training services for the hospital staff, developed and presented health/fitness talks for the community and worked with the NutriCare Fitness Program, a weight loss program provided by the hospital. Before leaving Michigan in 2011, Kristin also filled in as the sports dietitian for Eastern Michigan University counseling student athletes about eating for performance and weight management, developing newsletters, recipes, educational handouts, and helping athletes eat well on a budget.