BTS Nutrition

What We Do

Individualized Nutrition Coaching

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Nutrition is vital to your health and wellness! Whether you are looking to lose weight, maintain your current weight, increase your performance, or just feel better throughout the day, our team of registered dietitians and certified nutrition coaches can create an individualized and custom plan to help you reach our goals!  We can educate you on ways to incorporate healthy eating and exercise into your lifestyle in a realistic vs. restrictive way. 

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Affiliate Program

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With our affiliate program, we partner with gyms across the country and provide them with a comprehensive nutrition program for their members that requires zero work on their part. Sit back, relax, and let us manage your clients nutritional needs while you bring in a steady source of revenue through our affiliate program.

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Our Coaches

Heather Wilkinson

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Founder and Owner of BTS Nutrition

NASM Certified Nutrition Specialist

ETP Performance Nutrition Coach

CrossFit Level 1 Trainer


 I am a proud Army wife and mother to 2 rambunctious and precious little boys. Prior to being a mom, I taught high school history and coached various athletic teams for around 8 years. While I have always been athletic and involved in sports, my true journey to health and fitness began after the birth of my 2 boys (2 babies in 2 years will do that to you). I wanted to make sure I always had enough energy and strength to play with them all day, everyday. I started Crossfit in 2007 and have been hooked ever since, achieving my Crossfit Level 1 Trainer Certification in 2017. I currently serve as manager for Crossfit Dwala in Marietta, GA. In addition, I decided to get my nutrition coaching certifications through Eat to Perform and the National Academy of Sports Medicine because I truly believe nutrition is imperative to our performance and lifestyle goals. I love helping people become the best versions of themselves. God has truly blessed me as a mom, a wife and an athlete and my passion is to serve others through helping them make the same positive life changes that I did as they break through whatever is holding them back and commit to a sustainable and attainable lifelong journey in health and wellness.  


Jana Roman

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ETP Certified Performance Nutrition Coach

CrossFit Level 2 Trainer


Hey everyone! I’m Jana, devoted Army Wife, mom to four kiddos, and I love to serve others and volunteer.  I have a bachelor’s degree in elementary education and I like to say when I grow up I want to teach Kindergarten.  I have always enjoyed working out whether it be fitness Zumba, spin, CrossFit, running, etc.  A little about me, I struggled with negative self-image and eating disorders much of my young adult life.  I USED to think the purpose of exercise and eating was to lose weight and be a skinnier version of myself.  It was not until the last few years that God changed my heart and now I view my nutrition and exercise as a way to be a healthier version of me.  I have since learned how to fuel my body to perform in the gym and life in general.  When my heart was changed and my lifestyle and nutrition changed, I could lift heavier in the gym, run faster and longer, take care of my kids, have energy for my family, and be a better wife.  I received my Crossfit Level 1 Trainer Certification as well as my Eat to Perform Nutrition Coach Certification and have coached a FABULOUS group of women in the 2017 year.  I am excited to come alongside you and encourage you to reach your goals in fitness and health.  There are no gimmicks or diets to follow, what I love about this program Is we will teach you how to fuel your body and you can sustain this lifestyle forever.  I look forward to working with you! . 

Lauren Cadranel

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Registered and Licensed Dietitian Bachelor’s degree in Dietetics from the University of Georgia

MS is Health Sciences with a concentration in Nutrition from Georgia State University

Registered and Licensed Dietitian


Hi! My name is Lauren Cadranel, and I knew I wanted to be a Registered Dietitian since I was 11 years old.  When I was a young girl, a professional nutritionist helped me lose 20 pounds and dramatically improve my self-esteem. That experience inspired me and changed the course of my life. More important, it taught me the benefits of living a healthy lifestyle and sparked a strong desire to pursue a career in dietetics with the hope of having the same positive impact on others. 

I graduated from the University of Georgia’s College of Family and Consumer Sciences with a degree in Dietetics (GO DAWGS!).  I also obtained my Masters of Science degree with a concentration in Nutrition from Georgia State University where I worked under one of the country’s foremost sports Dietitians, Dr. Dan Benardot, in the Georgia State Lab for Elite Sports Nutrition, assessing and counseling the university’s athletes and the Atlanta Falcons football players. I then went on to complete my Dietetic Internship studies and rotations through Priority Nutrition Care and am a Nationally Registered Dietitian licensed in the State of Georgia. 

I am passionate about all areas of nutrition from counselling adolescents on childhood obesity and maximizing athlete’s personal performances to improving the lives of diabetic and cardiovascular patients though education and better dietary habits. In addition to nutrition, I enjoy spending time with family and our dog Sadie, CrossFit training, dance, culinary arts, football, and world travel.  I would love to hear from you and help you become the best version of yourself!

Joanne Cogle

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Certified Nutrition Coach

ETP Performance Nutrition Coach

USA Triathlon Coach, USA Cycling Coach

USA Weightlifting Coach 

CSCS Certified Coach

Crossfit Level 2 Trainer

NCSA Certified Personal Trainer


I have been in the health and fitness industry for over 15 years moving from Hawaii to Columbus in 2009.  I attended Calvin College graduated with a degree is in Exercise Science and Physical Education with a minor in Graphic Design while playing collegiate softball and swimming.  I completed my masters in Fitness Management and Sports Studies shortly after.  One of my hobbies is Triathlon and I will be participated in the Ironman World Championships in Hawaii this year.  However, my background is in strength in conditioning.  I renovated and managed Audie Murphy Athletic Performance Center, the Army's largest functional fitness facility, for 5 years in addition to providing strength and conditioning programs for All Army athletic teams, various units on Fort Benning, as well as a number of high school teams in both Hawaii and Columbus.  I currently own and operate CrossFit CSG located at 1234 Broadway Ave, in Downtown Columbus, Ga and coach regular classes, small groups, and personal training. I'm looking forward to working with you!! 

Maria Hock

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Registered and Licensed Dietitian


Hi, I am Maria Hock and I am wife and a mother of two girls (10&15). I was born and raised in Guatemala and moved to Atlanta in 1997 to finish my nutrition studies. I graduated from Georgia State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition and Dietetics and completed my dietetic Internship at Emory University. Being a registered dietitian has not only served me in helping others achieve their nutrition goals, but has helped my family and myself have a healthy relationship with food. I have worked in many fields of nutrition over the years, including dialysis, diabetes, cardiovascular and weight loss. It has been so rewarding to see how nutrition alone can change the course of disease and improve a person’s health significantly. On the personal side, I particularly enjoy teaching my kids about developing healthy eating habits and about knowing how nutrition impacts their life. I have watched my children perform better in their sports because of optimal nutrition. Growing up in a very active family helped me develop a passion for fitness and anyone that has known me for a while knows that I’m always game for trying something new- from spin class, to boxing, pilates, yoga and crossfit. I have successfully completed 3 full marathons, countless half marathons, 2 half ironman triathlons and many other races that have challenged my body and mind.  I have learned so much about how different nutrition approaches are necessary depending on the sport you perform. I am excited to help you make those life changes that will help you achieve your personal health and fitness goals, wether its weight loss, increase lean mass and/or fuel up properly for a specific sport. Let’s get started in taking action, creating healthy habits and ultimately maintain consistency with your progress! 

Kaylan Coker

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 Kaylan Coker

Registered and Licensed Dietitian

M.S. Clinical Nutrition

CrossFit Level 1 Trainer


Hello! I’m Kaylan Coker and I am a Registered and Licensed Dietitian. Growing up I was always active. I dabbled in dance, softball, and gymnastics but never considered myself to be an athlete. In 2012, I walked into a Crossfit box having no clue what to expect and the first introductory WOD changed the course of my life as I knew it.  I instantly fell in love with the close comradery of CrossFit along with learning challenging new skills. A year later, I completed my CrossFit Level 1 Certification and began coaching. Finally finding my niche in CrossFit, I finally saw myself as an athlete and quickly realized that the food I ate was just as important as the training… if not more! Inspired, I decided to go back to school for a second career to become Registered Dietitian and earn my Master’s degree in Clinical Nutrition. I have an intimate understanding that total health is more than just working out and is a combination of good nutrition and self-care. I believe that food is not only fuel but is also what brings people together so it must be enjoyed. Finding that balance is what it is all about! 

As much as I love Crossfit, I also think it is important to step outside the box (literally) and test your fitness which is why I also enjoy yoga, running the occasional 5k and 10k, completing at least one obstacle race/mud run a year and doing anything adventurous (an annual skydive is a must!) I have also completed a half marathon (yes, I ran the whole time which was a small miracle). Without proper nutrition, none of this would be possible. Through my own personal journey, I have learned how to use food as fuel while still enjoying life and this is what I am excited to share. Whether you are trying to improve as an athlete or just improve your everyday life, let’s work together to make it happen!

Our Coaches

Melissa Hladik

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CrossFit Level 1 Trainer


Hey Everyone!  I’m Melissa Hladik, born and raised in Upstate NY (Go Yankees!).  I have a BS in Mechanical Engineering and an MBA.  I ventured South to Georgia, pursuing a job in Corporate America.  I was an athlete through college, playing volleyball and softball.  I competed in powerlifting and bodybuilding competitions in my earlier years, then picked up running, completing 20 marathons, numerous half marathons, 5ks and 10ks.  I’m so grateful I ventured into a Crossfit gym about 6 years go!  Everyday is a humbling experience, and everyday is an opportunity to improve.  I quickly realized I needed to change my nutrition to align with my performance goals.

In 2018, I obtained my CrossFit Level 1 Certification and began nutrition coaching. I have a true passion for helping others achieve their goals and live their best lives!  Come join us on your nutrition journey, and learn how to fuel your body for your best life!

Todd Reinkemeyer

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 Registered and Licensed Dietitian 

NASM Certified Personal Trainer

BS in Human & Organizational Development from Vanderbilt University

MS in Health Sciences with a conncentration in Nutrition & Dietetics from Georgia State University 

MS in Health Sciences with a TP


Hello! My name is Todd Reinkemeyer, a Registered and Licensed Dietitian. My entry into the nutrition world was a personal one that started shortly after finishing my Bachelor’s degree. One day that summer I was walking up a flight of stairs and it hit me, “Wow. This is way more difficult than it should be.” From that point forward, I made a conscious decision to invest in my health. I did a lot of introspection on my personal nutrition and initiated many new exercise habits, such including a regular resistance training and running regimen. A few years later, and the fruits of my labor had transformed into several completed marathons, mountain summits, and an overall much more positive outlook on my personal health. 

From there, I realized that I needed to share this experience with others. I went back to school and attained my Master’s degree in Health Sciences with a concentration in nutrition from Georgia State University. I have counseled in a variety of different nutrition environments, completing over 1200 supervised practice hours in clinical, food service, community, and sports settings. My passions lie where nutrition meets performance. I’ve seen how nutrition has personally impacted my ability to perform in a variety of endeavors, and I want to help you see this impact as well!

Outside of nutrition, I enjoy running, hiking, traveling, golf, racquetball, Braves baseball, and many other things in this adventure we call life. 

Jennifer DeSabio

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 Masters of Science in Applied Nutrition

CrossFit Level 1 Trainer


Aloha! I’m Jenn DeSabio – devoted mother to a spirited preschooler and wife to a hard-working Soldier. I hold a BA in Journalism, which allowed me to work as a Journalist for the Army for six years. Although I loved writing I felt like I was put on this earth to do more. Since I’ve always considered myself a healthy-conscious individual I decided to switch gears and focus my life on health and wellness so I could share my passion with others in hopes of helping them become healthier individuals. I hold an MS in Applied Nutrition -with a focus in Obesity and Eating Disorders- from Canisius College, and I am a CrossFit Level 1 Trainer. I worked as a CrossFit trainer for the past year, helping individuals from 13 to 60+ to become better versions of themselves through fitness and performance nutrition coaching. I am a believer in being a jack-of-all-trades when it comes to fitness and enjoy resistance training, running, cycling, yoga and long walks with my dogs. I believe food is something that should be enjoyed and it doesn’t have to be unhealthy for it to satisfy your taste buds. I also understand that food is fuel and fueling your body the right way will yield the best results. But, how do you get there?  Learning to instill healthy habits is key to health. That’s where I come in – I look forward to working with you, helping to create a successful picture of total nutrition for yourself. 

Joey Szwec

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Precision Nutrition Level 1 

CrossFit Level 1 Trainer 

B.S.  Integrative Studies


Hello! My name is Joey Szwec. Growing up a little chubby kid, I have been health conscious since I was about 12 years old. I recently graduated from Kennesaw State University with a Bachelor of Science in Integrative Studies. This degree allowed me to combine a Spanish minor and a Biology minor to create my major. After my Freshman year of college I finished up my baseball career and turned to CrossFit for a competitive outlet. After finishing my first CrossFit competition I knew it was time for me to begin to make changes in my nutrition. I never knew how much of a positive impact fueling my body for performance would make not only in my performance but also in aesthetics. CrossFit has allowed me to positively impact many lives in the health and fitness industry. I am very excited to help you make positive changes in your nutrition and life! 

Sara Sheridan

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Registered and Licensed Dietitian

BSFCS in Dietetics and Consumer  Foods
MS  in Nutrition


My name is Sara Sheridan and I am a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist. I obtained my BSFCS in Dietetics and Consumer Foods from the University of Georgia in 2013 and my MS in Nutrition from UGA in 2015. I also completed my dietetic internship through UGA in 2015. Since then, I have worked as a dietitian for a public school district in Georgia. As a school nutrition dietitian, my responsibilities include making school menus, developing recipes, conducting taste tests with students, training "lunch ladies", among other tasks - no day is the same, which I love!  

I've been active my entire life - I swam competitively throughout my childhood through high school, but also played basketball, softball, tennis, and ran track at various times. During college and after graduating, I worked out solo and didn't realize how bored I was until I tried CrossFit for the first time in the spring of 2018 at CrossFit Liberate in Athens. I quickly became hooked on the fast-paced workouts and friendly competition. I find CrossFit mentally and physically stimulating - there is so much to learn! As with any sport, proper nutrition (both quality and quantity) is really important. After starting CF, I soon realized that I needed to eat more to support the high intensity workouts. After talking with other members at my gym, I learned that most people felt like they weren't eating enough and were confused about what they should be eating. This led me to think about getting into nutrition coaching. I've always been interested in sports nutrition, so coaching with BTS Nutrition is an opportunity I'm really excited about!

My goal is to simplify nutrition and help my clients develop a positive relationship with food so that they can better achieve their fitness goals in a sustainable, healthy way. Food should be good for you physically, mentally, and emotionally - I believe that you can enjoy everything in moderation, without guilt. When you have a positive relationship with food, I believe that you stop viewing exercise as a way to burn calorie and instead view food as invaluable fuel that will help you reach your fitness goals. I can help you with macros, or we can develop a more intuitive eating plan if macro counting is too restrictive. Let's work together to make your goals a reality!

Aaron Hull

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ETP Performance Nutrition Coach

US Army Combat Medic


Hello! My name is Aaron Hull. My story begins like so many others - I grew up as the chubby kid. Even though I played hockey all year, I was never taught the importance of good nutrition. When I graduated high school, I stopped playing and put on even more weight. After deciding traditional college wasn’t for me at the time, I joined the Army and have been serving as a combat medic for thirteen years. 

During these years, I have navigated the fitness and nutrition maze.  Like many people, it took me a long time to realize I couldn’t out train a bad “diet”.  In 2016, my wife introduced me to CrossFit.  Within three months I was competing in my first competition and although I came in third, I suddenly realized that nutrition was the one thing stopping me from being the best me.  A year later I competed in the same competition and came in first.  

I have been in the top 100 at Spartan Races, even completing the trifecta in one day.  I have more Tough Mudder headbands than I care to admit, and I’ve knocked out a handful of 24+ hour GORUCKs.  I’ve also run 5ks, 10ks, 10milers, half and full marathons, even a 50k.  Proper nutrition has allowed me to push harder, get stronger and recover more quickly while I sometimes training three times a day.  

I love the nerdy, performance side of nutrition and my ultimate goal is to be an Army dietitian.  I can’t wait to help you find your stride in the kitchen and on the go.  Let’s work together to improve your performance, relationship with food, and find the best you!

Our Coaches

Karyann Hull

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ETP Performance Nutrition Coach

 

Hello! I’m Karyann. I’m a proud Army wife, a girl mom of 2! I have a B.A. in Communications and a minor in Advertising from Flagler College, and will be graduating from Arizona State University with a B.S. in Technical Communications and a minor in Personal Health in the fall. 

My wellness journey began after giving birth to my oldest daughter in 2011. Overweight to start, I really became motivated to shed my post-baby weight + all the extra. What started with utilizing the office gym and lakeside trails during lunch simply to lose weight, quickly became a healthy addiction to setting bigger goals and living a healthier lifestyle overall. My new-found passion led me to completing my first 5k, which quickly evolved into a handful more, then progressing into many OCR races and other endurance-type adventure events. Amidst all of that, I became a certified group and personal trainer and did one-on-one coaching and taught small group bootcamp and Aqua Aerobics for two years.

In January 2016, just after my husband and I got married, I made the switch from a traditional gym setting to CrossFit. Soon after, it occurred me even more just how important nutrition plays in performance capabilities - regardless if you’re a recreational gym-goer or competitive athlete. I found a new passion in nutritional sciences. After the birth of my second daughter in 2016 and PCSing down to Fort Benning, I joined CrossFit CSG and was introduced to BTS Nutrition. I participated in 4 Nutrition Challenges and, after having many people seeing my results and messaging me with “What are you doing?!” questions, I realized I needed/wanted to get back into the wellness field, get my nutrition certification, and be available to help those in the way BTS had helped me!

I’m most passionate about working with those who are just starting out in their journey to become more healthy. If you’re struggling to understand the importance of nutrition or need a friend to hold you more accountable to your goals, reach out - I would love to help!

Lenise Faulk

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 NASM Certified Nutrition Specialist

American College of Sports Medicine – Certified Exercise Physiologist

National Strength and Conditioning Association- Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)

Collegiate Strength and Conditioning 

Coaches association- Strength and Conditioning Coach Certified (SCCC)

SilverSneakers – Certified MSROM I & II, Silver Splash, Yoga Stretch, Cardio Circuit Instructor 


Hello! My name is Lenise and I am a wife and mother of two. I have been a powerlifter since I was 14 years old and knew then I wanted to work in fitness. In high school I ran cross country and a part of a collegiate ballet company but lifting weights was my passion.
I received a MS in Sport and Fitness as well as a MBA. While coaching at Troy University as a strength and conditioning coach I received my collegiate strength coach certification with the CSCC and certified strength and conditioning coach with the NSCA. After working with collegiate athletes, I have had the pleasure of exploring fitness opportunities such as becoming a physical education teacher, an athletic director, fitness director, wellness coordinator and personal trainer. This motivated me to receive my exercise physiologist certification with the ACSM and my fitness nutrition specialist with the NASM. I find nutrition fascinating and hope to pursue a Masters in nutrition.
      My experiences have led me to believe that we all need to build a healthy relationship with food. I would love to help you find a balance with food that meets  your health and performance goals!  

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