FOUNDER, MSc Nutrition & Human Performance

BSc Clinical Nutrition UC Davis
Owner and Founder of Nutritional Revolution
Degreed Sports Nutrition Practitioner
PurplePatch Fitness Lead Nutritionist
VIS Expert™
Nutrition Advisor for HeroFuel

Kyla is a Degreed Nutritional Practitioner, specializing in elite athlete fueling for each unique sport and sex differences between athletes.  

Sports Nutrition is a constantly changing field due to all the new scientific research coming out.  It’s important to know which journal article results are actually relevant and statistically significant for a client.  Kyla keeps up to date on the latest scientific research, attending monthly conferences and webinars to keep her athletes informed and performing their best.  Not only does Kyla work one-on-one with clients, but she also gives Nutrition Seminars to teams and gyms (Click here to request a seminar).


  • Properly fueling the body for specific sports and hobbies to enhance performance
  • Increasing energy levels naturally and keeping levels stable throughout the day
  • Improving sleep habits using food
  • Transitioning to a healthy nutrient dense lifestyle
  • Decreasing body weight, increasing lean muscle mass and decreasing body fat percentage
  • Adapting an anti-inflammatory diet
  • Increasing awareness of food and macronutrient affects on ones body
  • Food pairing to utilize fat stores and decrease insulin response
  • Adapting to a healthy lifestyle to avoid food allergens and food sensitivities

Kyla holds a Masters of Science degree in Nutrition & Human Performance as well as her Bachelor’s of Science Degree from the University of California Davis in Clinical Nutrition, and a CrossFit Level 1 Trainer Certification. Following UC Davis Kyla worked under Dr. Stacy T. Sims, MSc, PhD Environmental Exercise Physiologist- Nutrition Scientist; Expert in Hydration, Nutrition and Sex Differences where she studied sex differences and effects on athletic performance.

Sports Cardiovascular and Wellness Nutrition
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
American Diabetes Association
Collegiate & Professional Sports Dietitians Association
My Sports Dietitian

Menopause for Athletes – 5 week course by Dr Stacy Sims – June – July 2021

Nutrient and Exercise Recommendations to Maximize Body Composition and Metabolism – Abbie-Smith Ryan, PhD, CSCS*D, FACSM, FNSCA, FISSN – June 2021

The Versatility of Creatine for Optimal Health and Athletic PerformanceScott Forbes, Ph.D., CISSN – June 2021

Food Insecurity in Collegiate Athletes Christine Karpinski, PhD, RD, CSSD, LDN – June 2021

Mindset and Fueling – Shawn Pitcher, MS, RD, LD & Greg Young, Ph.D., CMPC

Dietary Supplement Adulteration and 3rd Party Certification Testing – Paul Klinger – June 2021

Protein Metabolism and Recommendations for Athletes – Sara Oikawa, Ph.D. – June 2021

Exercise Induced Muscle Damage: Etiology and Nutritional Strategies to Consider – Daniel J Owens, PhD, AFHEA, SENr – June 2021

Nutritional Risks of Female Endurance Runners & Creative Strategies for Optimizing Food Intake through Virtual Platforms Emily Kraus, MD, Reilly Beatty, MS, RD, Michelle Barra – June 2021

Postpartum Return to Sport: A Holistic Approach to Safe Integration of Movement PostpartumRebecca McConville, MS, RDN, LDN, CSSD, CEDRD, Nathan Carlson, PT, DPT, USATF, Amanda Fisher, PT, DPT – June 2021

Keeping Trouble Out of the ‘Wubble’? Cindy J. Chang, MD, FACSM,FAMSSM – June 2021

How Technology Is Changing What It Means to Be a Female Athlete – From Training, Competing, Monetizing Their Brands, to Empowering the Next Generation of Athletes Angela Ruggiero, OLY, MEd, MBA, Molly Tissenbaum, BA – June 2021

How to Get (and Keep) Girls Playing: Strategies for Engaging and Retaining Girls in Sport Christine Bright, BA, Pardeice Powell McGoy, MEd – June 2021

Menstrual Linked Asthma: What We (Don’t) Know and Where We Need to Go Connie M Lebrun, MDCM,MPE,CCFP,FACSM, FAMSSM, Dip. Sports Med, OLY, CCFP(SEM), FCFP, FACSM, FAMSSM, Dip. Sport Med, Jane Thornton, MD, PhD, CCFP (SEM), Dip Sp Phy OLY, Patricia Doyle-Baker, DrPH, PhD, CSEP-CEP – June 2021

Muscle Glycogen and Carbohydrate Loading – Asker Jukendrup – May 2021

6 Rules to Gaining Muscle Mass – Dr. Oliver Witard – May 2021

Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport, A Critical Look: Dr. Jose Areta – May 2021

Gender Differences in Sports Nutrition: Gareth Wallis, PhD – May 2021

Blood Glucose Monitoring & Application in Sport: Asker Jeukendrup – May 2021

Do Athletes Need Collagen?: Professor Luc Van Lorn – May 2021

Does Dehydration Really Affect Performance: Lewis James – May 2021

Measuring Sweat, the Ins & Outs: Lindsay Baker, PhD, FACSM – May 2021

Female Performance and Health Initiative – Josephine Sukkar ASC Chair, Dr Rachel Harris, Program Lead FPHI; Chief Medical Officer Paralympics Australia and Water Polo Australia – April 2021

6 Week Mastermind in Sports Nutrition – International Certificate in Sports Nutrition – WorldWide Nutrition Conference – Asker Jeukendrup – April 2021

Sleep and Circadian Rhythms in Performance and Recovery – Cathy Goldstein, MD, MS, Associate Professor of Neurology, University of Michigan Sleep Disorders Center – SCAN 2021 – March 2021

Iron and the Athlete: Key Considerations and Nutrition Strategies – Pete Peeling. PhD, Associate Professor, University of Western Australia – SCAN 2021 – March 2021

Cannabidiol (CBD) and the Athlete – Dr. Graeme Close, Professor of Human Physiology, Sport and Exercise Sciences, Liverpool John Moores University – SCAN 2021 – March 2021

Unique Topics for the Female Athlete: Understanding and Detecting Triad/RED-S – Kathryn E. Ackerman, MD, MPH, FACSM – SCAN 2021 – March 2021

Unique Topics for the Female Athlete: Optimizing Bone Health – Adam S. Tenforde, M.D. – SCAN 2021 – March 2021

The Role of Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Skeletal Muscle Protein Turnover – Chris McGlory, Assistant Professor, Queen’s University – SCAN 2021 – March 2021

Collagen Supplementation: From Lab to Field – Dana Lis High Performance Sport Nutritionist, Director of Performance Nutrition; Project Scientist, UC Davis – SCAN 2021 – March 2021

The Future of Fitness: The Microbiome & Next Generation Probiotics – Jonathan Scheiman, PhD Co-Founder and CEO, FitBiomics – SCAN 2021 – March 2021

Developing and Implementing Heat Policies and Hydration Protocols for Athletes – SCAN 2021 – Robert Huggins President of Research & Athlete Performance and Safety, Korey Stringer Institute – March 2021

Use of Omega 3 for Brain Health and Concussion – Michael Lewis, MD, MPH, MBA, FACPM, FACN – January 2021

Making Weight by the Best Means Necessary – Derek Wilcox, PhD – January 2021

Nutritional Needs for the Female Athlete – Dina Griffin, MS, RDN, CSSD – January 2021

Dietary and Nutritional Supplementation to Enhance the Effects of Resistance Training – Jeffrey Stout, PhD, CSCS, FISSN – January 2021

The Athlete’s Gut – Overcoming Stomach Distress – Patrick Wilson, PhD, RD – January 2021

Beta Alanine: The Latest – Bryan Saunders, PhD, Eimear Dolan, PhD – January 2021

Inflammation: Friend or Foe in Sport Performance? – Allen Tran, MS, RD, CSSD – December 2020

Creatine Supplementation – Eric Rawson, PhD, FACSM – November 2020

Pre-Sleep Feeding For Health and Performance – Mike Ormsbee, PhD, FACSM, CSCS*D – November 2020

Using Nutrigenomix Testing to Create Personalized Sports Nutrition Recommendations to Support Fitness & Athletic Performance – Nanci Guest PhD, RD, CSCS – October 2020

Meat and the Human Diet: Tracing Our Evolutionary History and Today’s Cultural Significance – Speakers – Briana Pobiner, PhD, Rachel Laudan, PhD, Shalene McNeill, PhD, RD – October 2020

Improving the Eating Habits of Athletes Description: Developing an Action Plan that Produces Results – Speakers – Crystal Zabka Belsky, MS, RDN, CSSD, LMNT, LDN, Carl Bombardier, MS, RDN, LD, CSCS, ISAK I, Rachael Mack MS, RD, Lilah M. Al-Masri, MS, RDN, CSSD, LD – October 2020

Nutrigenomix Testing for Optimizing Fertility – Shelley Vanderhout, RD, PhD, Bibiana Garcia-Bailo, PhD – October 2020

The Role of the Menstrual Cycle and The Importance of a Period – Heidi K. Strickler, MS RD CSSD METS I ISAK 1 – October 2020

Human Performance Optimization for the Tactical Athlete from a Nutrition Perspective – Speaker: Hosted by Tavis Piattoly, MS, RD, LDN, Joanne Villaflor, MS, RDN, CSSD, LD – August 2020

A Multi-Omics Approach to Interpreting the Influence of Polyphenols in Countering Exercise-Induced Physiological Stress – Speaker: David C. Nieman, DrPH, FACSM, Professor, Appalachian State University, Director of the Human Performance Laboratory at the North Carolina Research Campus – July 2020

Sports Nutrition for the Injured Athlete – Speaker: Katie McInnis PhD, RD, LD – July 2020

Nutrigenomics in Exercise & Sport – Nanci Guest PhD, RD, CSCS – June 2020

Supplements vs Foods – Kamal Patel, MPH, MBA – June 2020

Plant-based nutritional strategies in health & sport: facts & fallacies – Nanci Guest PhD, RD, CSCS – June 2020

Heat Mitigation Strategies: Hydration and Sweat Electrolyte Concentration – Courteney Benjamin PhD., CSCS – June 2020

Metabolic Efficiency Training for Athletes – Bob Seebohar MS, RD, CSSD, CSCS, METS II – June 2020

Sleep and Sports – MEETA SINGH, MD – June 2020

Vitamin D and Human Performance – Brad Dieter, PhD – June 2020

Fluid and Electrolyte Replacement for Athletic Performance – Khalil Lee, PhD, CSCS – June 2020

The Omega 3 Blood Test: Implications for Health and Performance – Doug Bibus, PhD – June 2020

Nutrition for Injuries – Keith Baar, PhD, Professor UC Davis Physiology and Membrane Biology – June 2020

Advantages and Disadvantages of Eating Plant Based – Francis Holway – June 2020

Race Nutrition Planning – Asker Jeukendrup, PhD, Sports Nutrition Expert – June 2020

Dietary Nitrate and Exercise Performance – Anni Vanhatalo, PhD Exercise Physiology, FACSM, Professor of Human Physiology – June 2020

Optimizing Glycogen Loading; Optimizing Performance – Andrew Bosch, PhD, Professor of Sports Science and Physiology

Weight Management in Athletes – Ina Garthe, PhD Sports Nutrition- June 2020

5 Rules to Sleep – Shona Halson, PhD Exercise Physiology, Director of the Australian Olympic Committee Recovery Centre for three Olympic Games – June 2020

What’s The Fat on High Fat Diets for Endurance Performance? – Louise Burke, PhD, RD, Head of Sports Nutrition, Australian Institute of Sport, Canberra – June 2020

Muscle Building Across the Lifespan – Brad Schoenfeld, PhD, CSCS, CPT – June 2020

5 Rules to Gain Muscle Mass – Dr Oliver Witard PhD AFHEA – June 2020

Four Key Steps to Designing an Effective Nutrition Plan for Achieving Optimal Performance WeightMichele Macedonio, MS, RD, CSSD, LD

Performance-Centered Plant-Based Diets for Athletes – Chris Rosenbloom, PhD, RDN, FAND, Bob Murray, PhD, FACSM

Considerations for the Female Runner: Myths, Methods and Performance with Dr Stacy Sims

Food-First Eating Patterns to Maximize Health and Human Performance – Mike Roussell, PhD & Amy Goodson, MS, RD, CSSD, LD

Metabolic Control and the Impact of Body Composition, Nutrition, and Lifestyle – Jordan Moon, PhD, CSCS*D, EP-C

The Practical Assessment and Management of Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport (RED-S) – Roberta Anding, MS, RD/LD, CSSD, CDE, FAND

Vitamin D and Omega-3…Translating Tricky Topics into Action for Athletes on April, 2020 – Michelle Rockwell, PhD, RD, CSSD

Produce For Performance – The benefits of plant-based diets for athletes – Leslie Bonci, MPH, RDN, CSSD, LDN

What Sugar Does to Your Brain: The New Science of Sugar Addiction – Nicole Avena, PhD Assistant Professor of Neuroscience, Mount Sinai School of Medicine – October 2019

Training Nutrition and Hydration Strategies for Endurance Athletes – A glimpse into personalized sports nutrition for endurance athletes – Tavis Piattoly MS, RD, LDN, Dina Griffin MS, RDN, CSSD, CISSN, Ronnie Harper Ed.D, ATC, LAT

Functional Sports Nutrition 101, Optimizing Performance at the Root – Kylene Bogden MS, RDN, CSSD, LDN, CLT, IFNCP, Tavis Piattoly MS, RD, LDN, August 2019

Science of Endurance Hydration – Andy Blow Precision Hydration, August 2019

SCAN Symposium, April 2019

SCAN Symposium No Limits Nutrition: Extreme and Unique Practices May 2018 

Risks of Dietary Supplements – Kat Barefield, MS, RD, CPT April 2018

Mindful Eating for Improved Health Outcomes – Marsha Hudnall, MS, RDN, CD and Dana Notte, MS, RDN, CD May 2017

Pre-Workout Supplements: Good, Bad and Ugly – Tavis Piattoly MS, RD, LDN, November 2015

Update on Calcium and Vit D – Recent Research and Recommendations – Robert P. Heaney M.D., November 2015 

Sodium, Too Much, Too Little or Just Right Seminar – Robert Hearney MD, November 2014

Making Healthful Eating Behaviors Stick Seminar – October 2014

Tackling Fat Phobia Seminar – Dow AgroSciences, October 2014

Decade of Nutrigenomics Seminar – Judith A. Gilbride, PhD, RD, CDN, FADA, September 2014

Rethinking Dietary Fat Seminar – Penny Kris-Etherton PhD, RD, September 2014

Omega 3, 6, 9: What Every RD Needs to Know Seminar – SCAN, September 2014

Putting Protein Into Practice Seminar – Stuart Phillips, PhD, July 2014

Eating Disorders Do Not Discriminate – Kortney Parman, RD, BSN, June 2014

Sports Nutrition: The Power to Influence Exercise Performance – Esther F. Myers, Phd, RDN, FADA, May 2014

Antioxidants and Phytochemicals Seminar – Karen Collins, MS, RDN, CDN, February 2014



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Kyla has had a profound impact on my nutrition and race fueling this year. I have experienced significant GI issues during long events for more than 20 years. This year, with the gut training protocol gradually building a higher level of the hydration and calories being consumed during the race, combined with the race week protocols making sure I get all the right supplements loaded pre-race, I have not experienced a single race with any GI distress.

Rick W. – 67 y/o Triathlete, North Carolina, USA

4 Month Progress Report: I’m overall pleased with the progress, in that I’ve *never* progressed at all in this area in my life, so I’ll take it. Biggest win is that I no longer have a bloodlust for sugar. I used to have uncontrollable sugar binges. I knew it was making my aesthetic worse, but I literally could not stop them. Another win is that I don’t feel like I’m on Diet Island, unable to do anything with family/friends because I need to go eat 3 oz of an air cooled chicken and one carrot stick.
Taking supplements like clockwork. Never miss those. Keeping momentum. Previously I’d had this do or die approach and if I had an off day, workouts or eating, the train went off the tracks. This is sustained momentum for me which is good.

Dan W. – Trail Ultrarunner, California, USA

I knew it would be essential to have someone I trust & also be honest with if I was to going to really have a go at doing things right. I think for anyone in sports the right team, whether be coach, nutritionist etc has to be people you trust for it to work. I chose Kyla because of the sports science side of things, I needed a different approach given my background then to focus on food, instead I needed it to be a about performance, thinking this way and Kyla’s in depth knowledge and more scientific approach really motivated me, excited me and earned my trust rather trying to fight it.

Felicity (Flick) J. – Professional Triathlete, Australia

I feel so good and ready to race. Two Saturday’s ago, I set a 50k PR in training. I made sure I had at least 80g of carbs/hour. I’ve never felt better during or after a 50k before!

Sarah W. – Ultrarunner & Tactical Athlete, Florida, USA

It had been three years since I went from a confirmed non-athlete to calling myself a “CrossFitter”. It was time to take another step towards finding my inner warrior and fine tune my diet. Kyla provided the perfect combination of guidance and understanding. Three months later I had not only met the goal I had set, but had exceeded it. All the while seeing PR’s in lifting and improved endurance. Kyla’s professionalism and support made it all possible.

Andrea A. – CrossFit Athlete, California, USA

Hey Kyla! Race went well! Officially I did 1:11 and on Strava I have a 1:09 for the 10k, 1:11 for the full race– so based on the strava numbers I did make another PR. 🎉🎉🎉

Overall body felt good, but really had to push there at the end!

Diana P. – Runner, California, USA