Chris Newport, MS, RDN/LDN, EP-C, CISSN

I Believe in YOU

I believe there’s an athlete in all of us. I believe in the power of real, high quality food. I believe in having fun when you exercise. I believe in playing with your food. I believe in the power of an active, healthy, connected community. I believe in YOU.

There’s nothing more satisfying to me than witnessing someone achieve their goals. I love seeing people SHINE…inside and out. It’s freaking awesome. It gets me up in the morning. It moves me to constantly improve so that YOU can improve. Whether it’s crossing the finish line of your first Ironman or marathon, improving your time in an event, losing weight, exploring food in a new way, feeling more energized, or getting healthier, I love witnessing the transformation. That’s why I do what I do…to help YOU exceed your potential so that you can live a confident, healthy and empowered life.

An Athlete Who “Gets It”

Chris Newport

Photo credit: Steve Kaufman

I’ve always been active. As a kid, I was frequently found hanging upside down in trees, jumping rope in the street or riding my pink banana-seat bike around the neighborhood. I started dancing at 4, swinging a bat at 5, and trying out every sport under the sun until I finally settled on volleyball and softball. After college, I needed an outlet. About that time, my grandmother was diagnosed with cancer. A friend of mine was involved in Team In Training, a Leukemia & Lymphoma Society training program. In 2003, I thought I would try my first triathlon while raising money for a good cause. I got hooked, so I became a coach too! In fact, I wanted to share the love of rolling on two wheels with other women in the Triangle area, so in 2013, I founded Wheel Chix. When I’m not out running or cycling, I’m in the gym as a self-proclaimed lover of push-ups, lunges, and burpees.

An Expert in Nutrition & Fitness

Chris Newport

Photo courtesy of Meredith College

I started my journey to helping people be (more) awesome in 1999 when I became a personal trainer. While I loved it, it seemed like there was something missing. That “something” was nutrition. So in 2006, I returned to school at Meredith College to pursue my Master of Science as well as becoming a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist. While I was there, I was able to work at the Meredith College Human Performance Laboratory, gaining valuable exercise physiology and fitness testing experience. Now I’m able to translate the science of nutrition and exercise into practical solutions for healthy living and optimal performance. My specialties are coaching and nutrition for endurance athletes, general fitness, weight management, cardiovascular health, balanced living, food sensitivities and intolerances. I also provide medical nutrition therapy for active individuals with unique and common issues such as diabetes, pregnancy, lactation, anemia, food sensitivities, fructose malabsorption, celiac disease, hypothyroidism, and more. If I can’t help you, I’ll refer you to someone who can!

A Balanced Approach in a Comfortable Environment

Life is all about balance. As a mom to 2 young kids, a wife to someone who works 24 hour shifts, a real-food advocate, an athlete and an entrepreneur, it’s certainly a juggling act. We’re all busy, so I’m here to help you balance your nutrition, fitness and athletic endeavors in a manageable way so you can enjoy your life to its fullest. If you want the “white coat” approach, you’ve found the wrong company. But if you want a non-judgmental, comfortable environment where we work together to find your unique formula, then you’ve come to the right place. I look forward (in fact, I can’t wait!) to help you exceed your potential!

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Athletic Accolades

  • 1st place age group (4th place overall female) Nat Greene’s Off Road Revenge Triathlon 2017
  • 3rd place age group Medoc Trail 10-miler 2014
  • 2nd place overall XTERRA Uwharrie 2010
  • 5th overall White Lake Sprint II 2010
  • 6th place age group Raleigh Rocks Half Marathon 2010
  • 1st place age group Triangle Triathlon 2009
  • 2nd place age group Kure Beach Triathlon 2009
  • 2nd place age group St. Patty’s Day 8K Run 2009
  • 1st place age group Wilmington YMCA Triathlon 2008
  • 1st place age group White Lake Sprint Triathlon 2008
  • 4th place age group St. Anthony’s Triathlon 2008
  • 2nd place age group Wilmington YMCA Triathlon 2007
  • 1st place age group Angel’s Triathlon 2007
  • 1st place overall Goldsboro Triathlon 2007
  • 3rd place age group White Lake Sprint Triathlon 2007
  • 9th place age group St. Anthony’s Triathlon 2007
  • High School Volleyball MVP
  • High School Softball MVP

Professional Certifications

ACE Certified ACSM