Nicole Rubenstein, MS, RDN, CSSD, CDE

About Nicole

My interest in nutrition started long before I became a Registered Dietitian-Nutritionist. Growing up I was a snowboard racer on the U.S. Junior National Team and traveled the world compete. I realized the importance of proper fueling during these years, so when I left racing in 2001 I shifted my focus to my next passion, nutrition and helping others. My career began in 2006 after completing my B.S. in Nutrition from Cornell University and my dietetic internship at New York Presbyterian. My foundation was diverse, working in a variety of clinical nutrition settings, a top sports nutrition practice in Manhattan, and running a private practice on Long Island. I relocated to Colorado in 2010 to continue my career and advance my skills as a sports dietitian. I enjoy working with complex sport nutrition cases (athletes with medical conditions) as well as recreational and elite athletes looking to improve performance or change body composition. I enjoy my free-time mountain biking, snowboarding, cooking, and relaxing with my two dogs, Sol and Woody. I love planning my own sport nutrition too, which has been essential for strength and conditioning to stay strong and healthy during mountain bike season.

Education and Credentials

 

Experience​
  • Registered Dietitian for 13 years working in private practice and clinical nutrition settings

  • Extensive work with athletes who have type 1 diabetes 

  • Individual counseling, team counseling, and body composition testing with the following athletic groups: professional snowboarders, U.S. Speed Skating Team, cyclists, runners, triathletes, weight lifters, and Ironman athletes, among other sports

  • Counseling athletes with celiac disease, other gastrointestinal disorders and those who follow vegan diets and other dietary patterns

Media
  • Featured as a nutrition expert for Fox 31, KOA News Radio, 9NEWS, and the Denver Post

  • Presented live sports nutrition segments for the Colfax Marathon in Denver, CO every year from 2015-2019

  • Conference speaker at JDRF, American Diabetes Association, and the American Liver Foundation events

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Jacque Maldonado, MS, RDN, CDE

About Jacque

As a life-long athlete I am a firm believer that nutrition can make or break an athlete’s ability to meet their goals.  I started swimming competitively at age 6 and essentially grew up in a swimming pool.  Skiing, hiking, cycling and tennis where also part of my early life.  After earning a B.S. and M.S. in Nutrition, I got hooked on running marathons and completed 26 of them, including qualifying for Boston.  In my 40s I started racing Ironman triathlons and completed 5 Full Ironmans and dozens of Half Ironmans (7 times on the podium).  Now in my 50s I’m enjoying Xterra Triathlons and understanding the unique needs of ‘senior athletes’.  I live in Summit County, CO and teach skiing, coach swimming and work from home as a Sports Dietitian-Nutritionist.  My passions include adventure travel, dog rescue work, and to be outside enjoying the sports I love.  My husband and I then relax at home with our three pugs.

Education and Credentials
  • Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition, Colorado State University, 1989

  • Master’s degree in Nutrition, University of New Haven, 2000

  • Dietetic Internship, Yale New Haven Hospital, 1991

  • Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics (CSSD), 2014 – 2019

  • Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE),  1995 – present

  • Certified Ski Instructor (PSIA) - Level 2, 2016 – present

  • Certified Triathlon Coach - Level 1, 2012 – 2017

  • Certified US Masters Swimming Coach - Level 2, 2016 – present

Experience
  • Registered Dietitian for 27 years in clinical, wellness, and athletic settings

  • Sports Dietitian Nutritionist, working with triathletes, runners, cyclists, backpackers, climbers and weekend warriors

  • Certified Coach, developing training plans for athletes in: Triathlon, Swimming, Skiing

  • Extensive training and experience with weight loss, weight gain and maintenance

  • Extensive training and experience with type 2 diabetes and Medical Nutrition Therapy

Media
  • Author of sports nutrition and training articles for the Colfax Marathon official website, 2011– 2014

  • Appeared on 9NEWS to discuss nutrition for running a marathon prior to the Colfax Marathon

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