Athletic Republic Offers Weekly Nutrition Column Online

First column addresses fat: Does eating fat make you fat? What can fat in the diet do for athletes?

March 19, 2008 // Franchising.com // , Murray, UT: Steve Swanson, Chief Officer of Science and Technology for Athletic republic, announced today that the News & Views blog at AthleticRepublic.com is adding nutrition to the range of topics it covers. In addition, nutrition content will also be posted in My Republic, the password protected area of Athletic Republic's Web site that serves athletes who train at facilities that subscribe to Athletic Republic's proprietary Athlete Information Management System.

"As we continue to add features and functionality to our Web site, our focus will be on adding value to the time an athlete spends visiting AthleticRepublic.com, " said Swanson. "Athletic Republic is lucky to have access to the nutritional expertise of Kristi Spence. In her tenure at TOSH Sport Science & Acceleration, she has excelled in assisting Dr. Nanna Meyer expand their world-class nutrition research and education efforts. Kristi has a rare combination of intellect, education, communication skills and practical experience as an athlete, and that allows her to truly make a difference in the lives of athletes. I'm thrilled that she will be sharing her perspective and advice on sports nutrition with athletes training at Athletic Republic facilities across the country and around the world."

"It's an exciting time to be working with Athletic Republic," added Kristi Spence. "With the growth in brand awareness being generated by media coverage about Acceleration Training, as well as the aggressive franchise expansion that's underway, the time is right for us to establish a leadership position in providing sound nutritional information for athletes and their families."

Spence has a Masters of Science degree in nutrition. in addition she is a competitive distance runner and will be running in the upcoming Women's Olympic Trials Marathon.

About TOSH:

A proud member of Athletic Republic, TOSH Sport Science is a department of TOSH (The Orthopedic Specialty Hospital), and is dedicated to the prevention, testing, and training of local and international athletes. TOSH's human performance laboratory tests all the funded athletes for the United States Speedskating Association (longtrack), as well as many other local and national governing body athletes, clubs and local high schools. TOSH Sport Science conducts sport science and sports medicine research and has become a leader in athlete performance enhancement, sport nutrition, and biomechanics of lower extremity and winter sport injuries. For more information about TOSH, visit their Web site.

About Athletic Republic:

Athletic Republic, formerly Frappier Acceleration Sports Training, is the world's premiere provider of scientifically based, athletic development training programs. Founded in 1990 on the continuing research of exercise physiologist John Frappier, M.S., and Stephen C. Swanson, M.S., Athletic Republic's training programs are available at more than 160 facilities throughout North America, United Kingdom and Japan.


For more information about Athletic Republic, visit www.athetlicrepublic.com, or contact Deb Uglem at (701) 241-9018.

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