Aug 01, 2012 09:02AM
● By Style
Photos by Dante Fontana, © Style Media Group.
Folsom resident Alice Nicolai discovered her passion for health and nutrition while still in college; she met a registered dietitian who encouraged her to get a master’s degree and pursue her interest in educating people about how to live a healthy lifestyle.
After getting her master’s in public health nutrition from UC Berkeley, Nicolai worked for a public relations firm and later went on to a position with the Women’s Health Initiative, a nationwide research study that examined the health of postmenopausal women. Nicolai now runs her own nutrition counseling practice (nourishwithfood.com), in addition to teaching health and nutrition classes part-time at Sacramento State.
Nicolai also knows the importance of staying in shape. She is a Bikram yoga instructor, and has recently begun to pursue an interest in women’s bodybuilding. Last year, she won third place and her PRO card at a show for the World Bodybuilding & Fitness Federation (WBFF), despite competing against much younger women. Nicolai plans to compete at the international level this month in Toronto, and she hopes her experiences will motivate others to live healthier, more active lives. “I love being able to motivate people,” Nicolai explains. “I want to inspire other women in their 40s to take their fitness to the next level.”
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