Alex Oskian, MS, RDN
Hi! My name is Alex Oskian, and I would love to be your WAG coach. :)
I was born in Omaha, NE (Go Big Red!) and grew up in middle TN. I currently reside in NorCal with my husband, dog, and cat. We will likely be here a couple of years before heading to the next new place (my husband is in the military).
My journey to becoming a nutrition coach started in high school, as that was my first introduction to the fitness space. At the time, I suffered from disordered eating, and I also used exercise as a compensation tool. I exercised for hours and hours in the pursuit of being the thinnest I could be. That mindset and struggle continued for a couple of years, even into college.
During my early college years, I picked up running a few distances (5k to half marathon) as another way to compensate for what I was eating to continue the pursuit of being super thin. I had that mentality for many years until I took a personal conditioning class to fulfill a college credit. In this class, I was introduced to CrossFit and never looked back.
With time and the help of my CrossFit coaches, I realized that eating more was necessary if I wanted to build muscle and excel in the sport. Eventually, I moved past the eating "rules" I had followed for years and was eating more than ever. Even though I was fueling my body more and building strength, I wasn’t quite reaching the goals that I had for myself to do well in local CrossFit competitions and lose body fat while maintaining muscle.
This is when I found WAG as a client, and that journey really changed my life. My coach helped me learn what fueling my body while also living life (read: eating desserts or going out to eat without guilt) could look like. And with that life change, I knew that is what I wanted to help others gain, too.
During that time, I was in college to become a registered dietitian, so I knew a thing or two about nutrition. But I found that I was getting in my own way when it came to coaching myself. I realized coaches need coaches, too, which is why I didn’t hesitate to seek out a coach at my local CF gym at first, then jump on the opportunity to work with a coach through WAG. I knew I needed a coach to hold me accountable, help me get out of my head, and challenge me.
Throughout my professional and personal experience in the nutrition space, I have been able to work with clients from all walks of life- teenagers, college-age students, young professionals, masters (50+), and athletes of all kinds (from local to Olympic-level status), pregnant and postpartum women (and dads!!), those that frequently travel for business or leisure, those that are deployed, those that have just a little fat to lose, and those that have 100 pounds of fat to lose.
No kind of preferred diet or challenge is anything that scares me —keto, paleo, vegan, and everything in between! Meeting you where you are and tailoring your plan to fit your specific needs is my specialty. At WAG, I split my time coaching clients 1-on-1 via online and video call communications, as well as building individualized meal plans that fit specific dietary needs and goals.
When I am not working, you can find me at my local gym working out or outside walking/hiking/biking/snowboarding, playing/training my dog, enjoying a coffee, or sitting on the couch with my cat and husband as we binge our latest TV show.
You can learn more about me, my journey, and my coaching philosophy in this episode of the Inside WAG Nutrition Podcast. I am ready to do this thing whenever you are!
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