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Anika Christ

Director – Client Optimizaton

I am a Personal Trainer, Registered Dietitian, Sports Nutritionist and one of Life Time’s original virtual coaches. I started at Life Time in 2008 and have spent my entire career helping build Life Time’s nutrition and fat loss programs. When I’m not at work, I enjoy reading, lifting weights with my husband and playing with my two daughters.

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FAVORITE TOPICS

WOMEN’S NUTRITION, PRENATAL AND POSTPARTUM | WEIGHT LOSS + DETOXIFICATION | HEALTHY HOME | KID’S NUTRITION

CERTS & EDUCATION

Registered Dietitian
ISSN- Certified Sports Nutritionist
NASM-Certified Personal Trainer
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ANIKA’S ARTICLES & STORIES

5 Ways Your Body Tells You It’s Toxic

5 Ways Your Body Tells You It’s Toxic

All too often, we attribute our pesky conditions and ongoing issues to aging or conditions that are normalized by society and rarely pause to evaluate the root of the cause. Our bodies are complex systems, and in order to feel and operate at your best,...

5 Expert Meal Prep Tips That Save You Time

5 Expert Meal Prep Tips That Save You Time

Contrary to popular belief, meal prep doesn’t have to be complicated or laborious. The entire point is to simplify your life – making eating healthy easier to achieve. It can be easy to get overwhelmed as you are scrolling through your social media feeds...

How a Dietitian Does a Detox

How a Dietitian Does a Detox

If you keep up on health trends like I do, you’ve probably seen a lot of conflicting information about detoxing. Clients and friends often ask whether they really need to detox (“Doesn’t the liver do that?”) and if they should complete a fast or juice...

What To Eat When You’re Craving Carbs

What To Eat When You’re Craving Carbs

You know the feeling.  That intense craving for carbohydrates when all you are trying to do is eat clean and healthy. What do you do when this craving hits?  Do you avoid it completely?  Do you cave in?  Or, do you try your best to...

5 Ways to Fit in Fitness When You Have No Time

5 Ways to Fit in Fitness When You Have No Time

People fall in and out of fitness all of the time. I fell in love with fitness at a pretty young age. I have vivid memories of joining my mom as she’d do her at-home exercise videos or rollerblading alongside of her while she ran outdoors in a park close...

The Best Way to Eat for Gut Healing

The Best Way to Eat for Gut Healing

Gut continues to be a buzz-word in the world of nutrition and holistic health. More and more research continues to come out on how our gut health has a bigger impact than we once thought when it comes to our immune system, metabolism and overall health....

Why Meal Plans Don’t Work

Why Meal Plans Don’t Work

“Can’t you just write me a meal plan?” As the saying goes, if I had a nickel for every time I’ve heard this during a nutrition consultation I’d be a rich, rich dietitian! But I’d also be a guilty and not-so-helpful one if I had given in to making those...