Proper nutrition is important for athletes to perform to the best of their ability. No matter how hard athletes train, if they are not eating the right things before practice to give them adequate energy, or after practice to help them recover properly, it will be very difficult for them to perform to the best of their ability. Through our services, our mission is to teach our athletes simple nutritional strategies that can help enhance their athletic performance. 

For nutrition counseling, contact Coach Robin: ramylon@springfieldcollege.edu

 

Meet Robin Amylon, MS, RD, CSCS, USAW

Robin Amylon will enter her first year as an Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach and Coordinator of Sports Nutrition during the 2017-18 academic year. Amylon recently completed her Master's degree in Strength and Conditioning from Springfield College, where she was a strength coach for the men's lacrosse, women's gymnastics, field hockey and diving teams, as well as the head sports dietitian for all teams.

Amylon, a North Scituate, R.I. native, graduated from Queens College in 2011 with two degrees, including a Bachelor's of Science degree in Nutrition and Exercise Science, along with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Family and Consumer Science, Didactic Program in Dietetics. After completing her Bachelors, Amylon finished her dietetic internship at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital (NYP) in New York, N.Y. During that time Amylon worked with patients in all areas of the hospital setting, including oncology, endocrinology, cardiology, neurology, pediatrics, nutrition support, renal, burn, obstetrics, behavioral health, geriatrics, ambulatory and GI. There, Amylon assessed patient’s nutritional status, educated patients on therapeutic diets, taught nutrition classes, and collaborated with multi-disciplinary teams to develop an individualized plan of care for her patients.

After completing the internship, Amylon sat for the exam and became a Registered Dietitian in April of 2014. Also upon completion of the internship, Amylon continued with NYP as a nutrition fellow and then temporary full-time dietitian. There, she completed nutrition assessments, provided individual counseling, led nutrition groups, and helped with discharge meal planning for adolescent and adult patients with eating disorders. Amylon then worked at Hospital for Special Surgery (also in NYC) as a clinical nutritionist where she assessed and counseled patients scheduled for orthopedic surgery. 
 
For 10 years prior to her arrival at Springfield College, Amylon was also a personal trainer at both Crunch Fitness and New York Sports Club. As a personal trainer, Amylon developed individualized fitness programs based on her clients personal needs, taught clients proper form and exercise technique, motivated clients to excel in their personal programs, developed, organized, and coordinated competitive events for clients, and instructed small group training classes. Although Amylon did not participate in competitive sports, she performed as a dancer for many years and still enjoys taking classes in her free time. 
 

What does Pride Nutrition Offer?

 
Nutrition screenings for every athlete
Individual nutrition  assessments and counseling
Team talks
Nutrition education postings throughout campus
Grocery store tours
Cooking demos
Dining hall tours
 

 

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