Gina Patterson is the co-founder of BITE Nutrition, and she began her life-long interest in human performance and nutrition while playing volleyball in high school and college. She pursued a bachelor’s degree in Biology, then dabbled in running and triathlon for about 14 years after graduation. Her first race was a 10k, and before long she found herself signed up with her husband for the Portland Marathon. She later completed Ironman Coeur d’Alene and a number of shorter distance races. During that time, she was also working toward an Exercise Science degree while employed full time as a Product Manager and Technical Writer for a software company.
Gina has worked as a triathlon coach, studio cycling instructor, personal trainer, group exercise instructor and nutrition coach for most of the past 15 years. In the mid-2000s she took some time off to raise two crazy boys, now aged 7 and 10. She was also an avid crossfitter for about 5 years before being sidelined by a back injury. These days she mostly picks up heavy things and puts them down again, and is active in several local adult volleyball leagues. She enjoys downhill and cross-country skiing, mountain biking, and hiking around her home in beautiful Central Oregon.
Nutrition and exercise coaching is the perfect mix for Gina, combining her love of all things scientific and technical with her passion for seeing people live balanced, abundant, satisfying lives. She knows what it’s like to juggle a busy household, demanding job and her own athletic and health goals without losing her mind (well, let’s just say that’s a work in progress). She has earned a Level 1 Triathlon Certification through USA Triathlon, RevMaster Indoor Cycling Certification through LeMond, Intrafitt Nutrition and Fitness Certification, and a Certified Online Trainer with the Online Trainer Academy. She is always learning, and is currently working toward her Precision Nutrition and Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach credentials.
Gina is not currently taking new clients for nutrition coaching, but if you’d like to be placed on the waiting list and updated on her availability, please contact us. We also have several other qualified coaches who are currently accepting clients!